Latest posts by Obelixx

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.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 08:52

Busy - Possum threw major wobblies when we told her we were selling up for something easier to manage.   We reminded her her memories are in her head and on photos and that we are her centre base, not a pile of bricks, and that she will make her own life and memories in due course.  She had late onset teenage tantrums for ages but seems to have settled now.   Difficult to cope with though.

Maybe I'll just settle for guinea fowl which I really like anyway.

Lily - lovely OH.  Have a great time.

Chimney sweep is here and has given me a lecture about sweeping the living room chimney twice a year because the log burner has an elbow joint to its chimney and has clearly caught fire and is full of crud.  Not me gov, only been here 4 weeks.  Rasta is "helping" as she's a very nosey doggy.  Bonzo is shut in our bedroom cos he barks (very deep voice) and bounces and 30 odd kilos of noisy Lab can be worrying if you don't know he's a softy.

Any one Any Painfull Gardening Memories

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 08:31

Tightening up the screw on a wall bracket for baskets.  The darn thing snapped and jumped off the wall and gashed my forehead down across my left eyebrow.  Much blood and hurty.  Headache for days. OH away, of course.  No steri strips as I hadn't heard of them and I couldn't drive to to an A&E so a lovely scar I hide under a fringe.

Loads of horse fly bites - cattle next door and horses across the road - so I wear repellant and take an antihistamine for summer gardening, just in case.

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