Latest posts by Obelixx

Camera Talk

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 18:06

I did post those cows before but on another thread I thought.  The ruin is indeed ours and has to stay in case we, or someone else want to develop it in the future.   If we knock it down it will no longer be possible as we are a "zone agricole".    We've told Possum it can be a project for her and we'll just make sure the window spaces are covered to stop water getting in when the rain comes.   Course, if we win the lottery...............

Today I went garden centre hunting and stopped on the way to take a photo of the coast at les Sables d'Olonne.  If the weather doesn't change they're going to have to push the  boats out of the harbour entrance which is at the end of the far point and it will be a very slow start.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 13:01

Watered all my pots with the sprinkler attachment and planted the second lot of pansies in pots.

Now the chimney sweep has been and the dogs have been walked I'm off on a hunt for ordinary pots for potting on, bigger pots for planting bulbs and more bulbs and pansies and compost and see what else is out there.  Not a lot to the immediate south or north so I'm heading west today.

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 12:57

Walkies with the dogs today - most is still green tho leaves are falling cos of a long drought.

Labrador rescues

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 12:52

He's looking much fitter and very settled.    Our Lab comes when called - eventually sometimes if he's on a scent but usually good - but he can't do heel very well and often either pulls like a train or pushes his nose up the backs of our knees.   Uncomfortable either way. 

Here they are today, just visible in the leafy, unpaved lanes between fields 

Grow for Great Britain

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 10:57

Dove - I often get asked that by Belgians and now the local French as well as what's the difference between GB and United Kindoms and why am I not "English".  OH is, born and bred but I'm a mix of all except Welsh with some Danish thrown in for good measure and was born in what was then Tanganyika Territory.  

Always thought Team GB was a misnomer.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 10:53

I like this site cos it's straightforward jigsaws divided by  category and then number of pieces. http://www.jigidi.com/  Pat and FG post theirs on another site which has rotating puzzles!   Try looking back on this thread for the name.  I tried a search but got an error.

Camera Talk

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 10:47

It is a good picture Liri.   Worth the effort.

These are some of my new neighbours after Bonzo dog barked at them through the fence

These are they coming back and being curious - Blondes d'Aquitaine.

This new house dates from 1930 and, we think, is a former barn.  The original house is a ruin.

The pots are what I brought from our old garden in Belgium, house circa 1770 and brick built.  Been here nearly 4 weeks and have lots to do to make new beds and homes for them all.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 10:36

Do you have enough to plant half out and pot on the other half into 4" pots and keep sheltered?  That way you have the possibility of the planted ones getting a good start if the winter is kind and the others as insurance if it isn't.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 09:22

But it does help pay for the winter hols doesn't it?  Enjoy your 2 days off.

Grow for Great Britain

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 09:04

The UK hasn't been able to produce enough food to feed itself for over a century which is why there was strict food rationing and a campaign to Dig for Victory in the 2nd WW.  

I quite agree that people should be encouraged to grow more fruit and veggies if they have a bit of land and that everyone, not just the UK, could make the effort to eat seasonal and more locally produced food but for the UK that means European fruit, veg and meat rather than shipping it in from Africa, Australasia, South America or, heaven forfend, the USA and Canada with their additives, chemicals and GMs if CETA and co succeed.

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