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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 10:43

Nr Lincoln.

Good morning all.

The box is just white today with Fog written in it, but in fact there is no fog here, just dull with no breeze, so it looks as if it will be like this all day. Pretty miserable really.

Have a good day.


Autumn Colour

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 10:15

I've been to Shugborough Hall, lovely place to visit.


Fork Handles

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 10:13

Morning Everyone.

Glad you'r feeling better Jean, take it easy for a few days, it's not fit to go out anyway, murky and dank.

Apparently we are all getting onsies for C***** according to page 35 of the Daily Mail. Huge numbers are expected to be bought, you heard it first on FH  a few weeks ago. Can't wait to get mine

Might go out and rescue some of my more tender plants in pots, and plant the remaining wallflowers. Everywhere looks miserable this morning, it's much nicer indoors.

Geoff. Could you explain the pre-loaded credit card for paying the deposit for my French holiday, I've never heard of it, only for use when abroad yourself. Ta.

Have a good day fellow forker, whatever you are up to.


Autumn Colour

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 09:59

Hollie-Hock --You can grow Acers straight into the ground. I grew mine in a pot as some of my garden is prone to the east winds we get in Lincolnshire, so I wanted to give it some protection, and also you can move it about , if you've got the strength, to find just the right spot. Mine has taken about 12/15 years to reach this size, I can't remember just how long I've had it. I has been outside in all the bad winters and has come through them fine.

Lovely pictures as always David.


Fork Handles

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 17:11

Hi everyone.

Just a quick call, have had a busy sort of day, but achieved very little, you know how it is. I had to go to the bank this morning to arrange a bank draft to pay the deposit on next years holiday to France. Daylight robbery. It's £25 for an international bank transfer, and £10 for a bank draft. Then went to the post office to post it and when I enquired how much it was for recorded delivery, our charming postmaster - not - said it would be £7, is everyone is out to rob me today.?

Anyway hope everyone is feeling better that have been under the weather.

Shepherds pie with cheesy topping, broccoli, butternut squash for tea.

I can hear the vac going so OH must have finished stripping( wallpaper) so it's safe to venture back to the lounge.

Hope your pride is not hurting too much Geoff.

Cheers for now


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 12:49

Hi everyone.

Lovely morning here in Lincolnshire, after a very misty start.

Going out for lunch today, a real treat for me not having to cook.


Fork Handles

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 11:51

Good morning everyone

Just a quick visit to wish everyone well. Hope all the invalides are feeling better.

We are going out for Sunday lunch to a pub about 7/8 miles away, looking forward to not having to cook.

It's just beginning to brighten up here, very misty first thing, I went to greenhouse earlier and got covered with cobwebs.

Catch you all later.

Have a good day


Wartime Farm

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 08:48

Good morning All.

I thought a lot of what was shown on this weeks programme was not relevant.  Racing pigeons were not kept by farmers and I couldn't see much point in including it in the programme. As for the bread,urgh, why show that it was not eaten here,  I really can't see why it was included. They got round to the German Prisoners working on the land, which was quite interesting.

Living here in Lincolnshire, quite a lot of flax is still grown for the pharmaceutical industry, it looks lovely when you look across the fields when it is in flower. We found the preparation for use as a  thread interesting. I had never given a thought to how it ended up as fabric before.

As we are sometimes given game birds, or buy them in the feather, my husband plucks them and I draw them, it's something I've always done. I think it was my Gran who showed me how. A lot of people today won't even eat pheasant etc, let alone deal with them, the skills are being lost because anything you want you can buy, oven ready. As you say Frank, things didn't get any better for a long time after the war. It must have been a nightmare for women to try to feed a family, and keep them warm and clothed.

I have found the programme a bit disappointing compared to the others in the series, but will continue to watch it until the end.


Fork Handles

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 17:20

Check your cyber locker. it's on it's way.

When we went to France earlier in the year, Radio 4 was the only programme we could get, I felt quite educated by the time we got back.

Have a good evening folks, will catch up tomorrow.


Fork Handles

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 17:12

Jo. I've never tried with chrysanths. I just kept the original and did them in the spring, in the normal way, and kept the plant itself and that grew ok. The only thing is that the flowers are a lot smaller because I don't disbud them. I like the smaller flowers better anyway.

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