Latest posts by Obelixx

Good Pruning Saw

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 14:04

I have a Wolf pruning saw which I can fit to one of the different length handles so short when the branch is low, medium for when it's deeper in a tree or thick enough to need two hands and long for above head.  I also have Wolf loppers for branches up to 1"/2.5cms.

The Wolf handles also fit my various hoe and cultivator heads plus a rake, broom, lawn edger and so on.  Excellent system.  Sturdy and good value and can be added to according to needs and budget.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 13:58

Dove - there's a massage you can do for bunged ears.   First grit your teeth and clamp your jaw and then take an ear lobe in each hand and use them to move your ears in firm circular motions.   Then relax your jaw and use your forefinger and middle finger tips quite firmly at first and then more gently to stroke down from behind your ear lobes to the base of your neck for a couple of minutes.  Then put your fist under your chin and try and open you mouth while pressing firmly against it with your fist.  Then do the opposite - mouth open and chin held while you try and close your mouth.

I was given these as part of a massage routine by a chap who specialised in massages for people with constantly bunged up sinuses and/or glue ear.   It all helps change pressures so stuff releases.  Steaming with eucalyptus or Olbas oil under a towel helps too.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 13:50

Shepherds' delight here - lovely bright sun but a frosty start and still cold.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 12:59

Liri - in the bottom left of your screen there should be a symbol of 4 small squares.    Click on that and you shut get a new window with a list of your apps.   Just above the 4 squares there will be a small circle with a vertical bar at the top.  (Power button)  Click on that and you get an option to Shutdown.

Your PC should do an orderly shutdown and then turn off.   Then you just turn it on again to re-boot.   Hope that clears it but do have a look at getting something like Malwarebytes installed to keep you safe.

Ken Hom and Ching-He are on Beeb2 at the mo.  I expect their intestine soup is right up Dove's street but I love Sechuan food - nice and spicy.   Must do a raid on a Chinese shop.

Busy - hope your heating behaves.

Last edited: 07 January 2017 13:00:31

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 12:07

Awake at 5am with purry cuddle monster so ended up finishing my book and then sleeping late.   Minstrel seems to be calming down at last but the hormones have made her less worried about doglets.   Thanks to a recommendation form Lantana on the Pets thread we have ordered pheromone calming collars for Bonzo and are looking forward to calmer evenings and nights.

It's a glorious sunny day now after a very frosty start but no gardening other than measuring the intended potager area for planning purposes and creeping up quietly on OH with plans for new kitchen.........

Haven't see MD's prog yet.   

All decs came down yesterday and this morning OH has sorted and boxed them.   My hero. 

Hosta - hotel swaps?   I hope all is wall and you are enjoying warmth and sun.

Moscow looks far too cold for me LP but a warm family welcome and new baby cuddling will more than compensate for that.

Liri - I had something like that on Facebook earlier this week - scam to get me to pay to have my computer "fixed" while they pirated all financial info.  OH did some research on his PC and we ended up just closing it all down and re-booting and all is well but I do have a malware prog running every day.  Hope you get yours fixed.

As far as I' concerned, Stockport is still Cheshire and has a different vibe from GM even if it is all joined up.   Went to Manchester a couple of years ago with my scientists after an absence of over 40 years since student and childhood days.  It's great fun.

Hope all with lurgies are coping and improving and, most of all , resting with suitable distractions. 

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 20:21

Yes BF - I precooked the sliced fartichokes in a bit of milk and then bunged them in the oven with added garlic, cream and seasoning then baked them slowly.   They were very tender and delish but not something I do for just the 3 of us.   Much more likely to make soup or roast them.

pet companions

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 20:15

I think if a dog is exercised enough they don't need to be "worked".   Ours get a good long walk every day plus a huge garden to run around in and passers-by to bark at as they run along the fence plus toys to play with.    Both like to "help" in the garden in their own way.

Bonzo the Lab loves football and used to do fetch but he also learns from watching his terrier pal so no longer brings back toys and ball but shakes them to death.   He's also tried digging which is hilarious cos he hasn't a clue.   Both dogs behave very well in class  - teacher's pet - but can be stubborn at home when obedience doesn't suit their agenda.    

We used to mind a rescued collie/Alsatian cross for friends.  She was also nervous after being beaten as a pup and automatically rounded people up on walkies.   Didn't approve when I was pregnant and wouldn't speak to me but was all over guard dog for my baby.   Lovely dog.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 19:59

Fidget!  Stockport is Cheshire, not Manchester which is Lancashire and sod arbitrary boundary changes.   Hope he's come home bug free either way.

Missed Michael P who is very entertaining on rains but have recorded MD so I can FF all the dross bits.

More immune system boosting grub for dinner - spaghetti vongole with loads of garlic and chilli.  Yum!   I do not want the nasty bug.   Sounds horrendous.   Hope all sufferers are improving and that you flight hasn't messed with your sinuses Busy..

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 17:36

Glorious fiery sunset this evening.  Skies mostly clear so more frost I expect.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 13:17

Lovely knitting ideas Dove but do they really use knitted clothes for babies now?   I received some lovely hand knitted jackets when Possum was born but confess I always put her in baby grow bags - so much more practical and easy to wash and dry.

LG - Minstrel's condition is likely to re-appear in 14 to 21 days if she's not pregnant.  Can't be doing with it again so I've brought forward her op to next Thursday by which time she should have calmed down.   OH and I need our sleep.

Keep warm and keep on resting.  It'll be over sooner that way.

Fog gone.  Sun's out.  Frost gone except in the shade.   Dogs and kittens have had their monthly sardine treat for their coats so we're off shopping while they breathe over each other.

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