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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.

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 10:39

That was a gross picture Geoff good job I'd had my brekkie.

We have had hummingbird moths in the garden in warmer summers, they really do look like hummingbirds. This is a photo of a moth I took june 2011, not sure what kind, as you can see it's rather grey in colour and seemed much bigger than the photo suggests. I'll have a look a the link and see if I can get an idea of what it was, unless any of you can tell me.


 Not very clear pictures, but then it flew off before I could get a good look.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 08:56

Nr Lincoln.

Good morning.

Lovely morning here in Lincoln, wall to wall blue sky, and reasonably warm. Will it last We must have had some rain over night as things are a bit damp.


Fork Handles

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 08:50

Goiod morning everyone.

Hope you are all feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed on this lovely morning, wall to wall blue sky here.

Got a very busy day ahead. We are stripping out the greenhouse ready to give it a good clean, didn't get done properly last year as OH had both his knee joints replace within 6 months, so things got a bit neglected.Then the cold frame. Went to check the caravan this morning and OH has turned it into temporary GH.

Have a good day, will check in later to see how you are doing.


Once again great pics. I might get round to posting some myself later.

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 09:41

Hi everyone.

Lovely morning here in Lincoln. Got the washing out, just hope it stays dry.

We have a flock of sparrows in our garden built up from just a few to about 25 at the  last count, they sit in the pyracantha looking like little decorations,(was going to mention the C word) then nip out for seed from the bird feeders The have to be cautious as we have a sparrow hawk in the area. Who would have thought there would ever be a shortage of sparrows.

On the Continent they have all sorts of sweet bread/cakes for breakfast

Have a good day.

Love the pic Pam


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 09:32

Good morning everyone.

Nr Lincoln.  Lovely morning here, sunny and not too chilly.

I'm going to try your recipe Frank, sounds just the job for an Autumn day.

Have a nice day folks.


Fork Handles

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:33

We bought 14lb of Bramleys for 30p a pound when we were in Hereford earlier this month, direct from the orchard. The grower told us the crop was down 40% this year and apples in the shops would treble in price. English apples are the best in the world, doesn't matter if they aren't perfect, they taste great.

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 17:23

My OH uses spam for fishing bait. All this talk of school meals take me back.

Years ago, about 35 to be precise, I was a cook/supervisor for school meals. We used to cook about 200 lunches a day. In those days everything was prepared from scratch using only fresh ingredients, nothing could be repeated twice in the same month and if you had flour in the 1st course, you couldn't use it in the pud. The only thing you could have in tins was spam and baked beans. All the potatoes, veg etc was fresh. Dried peas allowed when you had fish which was twice a month. It was quite a job to work out a menu. I left to have my daughter and soon after that school meals changed to what we have today. For some children it was the only hot meal they ever had.

Enough nostalgia, what's for tea is the next question?

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 08:41

Good morning everyone.

I have removed spammers as suggested, what a bind. Let's hope that's the last we see of them.

Geoff -  numbers are in your message box, if you need any more just let me know, but we don't have The Mail on Sunday, too many ads.

Going to met friends for lunch at Newark today, we usually meet halfway and have a catch up, just hope the weather is better today, for everyone!!.

Have a good day.


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