Latest posts by Lovetogarden

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 17:36

Hi everyone.

What an menu. Horse Meat, goat and rabbit. Have eaten rabbit and still do, but not horse meat. I really couldn't eat that, they are such beautiful animals, so intelligent, it doesn't seem right. We go to Louth most Saturdays and there is a game dealer there. He sells rabbit, hare, pigeon, partridge and pheasant, when in season and had venison too last Saturday. There was a shop in Holt, Norfolk that sold squirrel when we visited last year, we gave it a miss.

Bought a bag of spuds today 25 kg cost me £7.99. that's twice what they were last year

We are having something far more ordinary this evening.

Shepherds pie with cheesy top, cabbage, beans and carrots. Left over Apple crumble for afters for OH.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 16:41

Nr Lincoln.

Nice day here today some sun with a bit of cloud, has look as though it might rain at times, but it has passed.

Hoping for a nice day tomorrow, as we are  to RAF Coningsby. It's the Lincolnshire Lancaster Ass. open day for members. The Battle of Britain Memorial flight takes to the sky, Lancaster, several Spitfires, Hurricanes and the Dakota. They only fly if the weather permits, so fingers crossed. The Vulcan may also be there.

Lovely blooms Bev. sad to think things are soon to be over in the garden for another summer.


Fork Handles

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 16:34

Geoff. I a friend of mine had a gippy tum whilst on holiday and the Dr told her to just eat plain boiled rice and bananas, for 3 days, but that was in Mauritius so perhaps they don't have beans on toast there. can't think of a lot you can make with rice and bananas, unless of course you are a chimp.

S and BIL coming for a meal tonight, on the menu, if you can bare to read it Geoff.if not look away now.

Cheese Pate with walnuts and chives, side salad, ciabatta..

Fish Pie, cauli and broc.parsley sauce.

Apple crumble and custard or creme fraiche.

They say eating/entertaining at home is the new going out, I haven't quite worked that one out.

Have a good evening everyone


Fork Handles

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 09:11

Morning All

I watched GW and was also impressed by the veg, we sowed all sorts of things this year but had very mixed results. Just harvesting a few carrots that are no bigger than your little finger The veg bloke didn't give much info away. I'm not keen on grasses, but then I haven't the kind of garden that could accommodate them, ours is split up into "rooms" Carol was really excited about them wasn't she, but then she gets excited about everything.

Lovely picture Pam, was it Bishop of Llandaff? mine are doing very well this year. The garden is holding up well considering the weather, looking as good as it has all summer.

Greenhouse cleaned and ready to be insulated

Geoff - hope you are feeling better. If you are dehydrated, rehydration  crystals really help.I had a bad bout of food poisoning last year and they did make me feel better.

Have a good day folks.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 17:10

Hi everyone. Nr Lincoln.

A mixed weather bag today, some sun, some cloud and a light shower, but fairly mild.

Greenhouse cleaning completed by OH so just new insulation to put up, then plants back. No rest for the wicked they say.


Wartime Farm

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 16:28

I watched Wartime Farm last night and was very interested in the Field Marshall tractor.They were manufactured at Marshall Britannia Works at Gainsborough Lincolnshire. The factory has been gone a number of years, like most of the heavy industry, but the actual buildings have been turned in to a shopping centre. They have incorporated a lot of the actual work space into the shops and some of the equipment has been left as a feature. It has been done quite sympathetically, and if you are in the area it is worth a look.

One more thing, I looked on several websites and saw that in fact the Field Marshall wasn't in production until 1945 as most of the company's output was geared towards the war effort.( at least that is how I understand it) I'm sure someone will know.

Would the milking cow that had to be culled due to her udders being damaged have gone into the food chain? There were a few questions left unanswered.


Sage _ Why Can't I grow it?

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 17:29

That's why mine is thriving then Pam.

I have got one in a smallish pot with good drainage, but in a sunny position, and it really has done well this year, despite all the rain we've had.


Fork Handles

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 17:21

I got 17 right answers, but got the dog one wrong too. Knew Magna Carta, but got Rule Britannia wrong

Beef stew and dumplings for tea I love fresh pineapple, but it's got to be really ripe and juicy.

Half the avatars are missing!

Wartime Farm

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 14:02

Looking forward to tonight's programme.

I must admit I am more interested in the views of the women as portrayed in the programme than the tractors, machinery etc. although some of the gadgets they had intrigues me. The way they ran the home, and tried to make ends met both with the food and general shortages was in a lot of cases miraculous. Children are always hungry

I know if you lived in the country you could get your hands on more food, either by bartering or growing your own, but it must have been a nightmare for city dwellers who had no gardens.

We take so much for granted these days, almost anything you want can be bought, and most people have a good standard of living,a lthough not all.

I'm just please I didn't have to bring up my family like they did.



Fork Handles

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 11:45

Thanks Gary, I'll google that name and have a look.

Just had coffee in the conservatory, temp 80F or 28c always sounds hotter in old money.  mmmm Lovely

Have just googled and yes that's what it is, the picture on the website was more colourful than mine but it did have spots on it's wings.. managed to get back and edit before anyone else posted.

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