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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 21:25

Had to look up cellulitis. Nasty.  I hope your OJ and Joyce's daughter make full recoveries and soon.    Glad you're back safe Liri.   Congrats to all on the new baby.  Great pics.

Had a very tearful Possum on the phone this evening.  She's had 2 offers for her internship and can't cope.  Too happy to choose.  Doh!   Can't tell you the angst we've been thru this last few weeks.  Made me feel 72 not 27.

Compost do's and don'ts

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 21:05

If you have cooked food waste you need to think about reviewing quantities or using leftovers for soups and stews and stocks.  Fresh fruit and vegetable waste only on compost heaps.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 17:26

Spotted on BBC Good Food yesterday.  Recipe for Gingerbread "people"!   https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/gingerbread-people

Frosty start again but climbed to 10C in the sun and out of the wind.  Flipping freezing in the wind tho.  Brrrr.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 14:42

I change channel if Neil Young comes on the radio.  Can't bear that thin, reedy, whiny voice.  I think Bob Dylan songs are best sung by someone else too.    No way I could whittle things down to just 8 songs or tunes

A fiddly but successful day so far - fresh vieille and maigre fish from the market, properly scaled and cleaned and also filleted for the latter.  Stupid SM fish stall fillets fish without scaling! Thence to the fabric shop for curtain doings and then LIDL of all places for a Nordman Xmas tree and finally a pharmacy for more paw cleaning materials for Cosmos.

We had thought it was healing nicely and growing new skin but here's clearly something wrong deep inside and it's all gone bad again so he's booked in for an op to remove the paw pad on Monday, poor mite.  He's eating well and is sociable and cuddly but not his usual playful self;  Minstrel, meanwhile, is making up for that by being very giddy and playful and teasing the dogs.

OH hates motorbikes too cos they're hard to spot and weave about unpredictably in traffic.   I used to ride a little one when I'd visit my dad in Zambia during school hols.  Great on long roads and in sunshine so loved it and wanted one but you have to wear so much safety gear it takes all the fun away.  

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 09:44

Happy birthday Hosta!

I have a friend in Belgium whose motley crew of mates organises an annual road trip.  They fly the bikes in freight and then fly themselves in and "do" an EU country - Ireland, Norway, Italy and so on.  He always comes back craving steak frites.

Frosty start but sunny.  We're off to the fish section of the market at La Roche today and then on to the fabric shop to get doings for the curtains.  DIY shop yesterday did not have matching poles, supports and rings......

The tiler has called.  He'll be here on Monday to do start on the annex floor.  Only been waiting 6 months for him to have a free slot!

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 30/11/2017 at 23:18

Clari - replying saying, "as you know I am on planned leave for the next X days but am happy to discuss Y when I return to work."  If they don't like that; tell them you're prepared to give them a bit of time at the usual overtime rates.

It is now 2C on a sheltered south facing windowsill so I expect another frost tonight.   It'll be good for those tree and shrub seeds I sowed.  Decided to wear skirt to dance class after a week in jeans and got a very chilly draught round my calves and ankles.   Brrrr.  A barn owl flew across our path just a few hundred yards away from home so I suggested to OH that we put a barn owl nest box in the barn.  Lot of pigeons in there he says.  Are they compatible?   He's a brunette, honest.

Bed time now.   Sweet dreams all and a good sleep.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 30/11/2017 at 17:35

RG - pics on the craft thread please.

Busy - maybe the neighbours have some matches or do you have a gas hob to light a twist of paper?  We went to Cairn for a "prehistoric" dance and fire show in summer and they began with a wench in skins using special stones and dried grass and fluffy seed heads to get a spark and grow it into a flame to light their fires and torches.

LP - good for you and the other dogs and owners too, having fun and helping.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 30/11/2017 at 16:30

Or maybe leave it on all night but get t swept more often?  We had ours done as soon as we could after we moved in and chappy gave me a good telling off about them obviously not having been cleaned for 3 or 4 years and there having been a fire in both chimneys making loads of muck.  Much muttering till I told him we'd only moved in 2 weeks before.  We've lit the living room fire about 5 times since.  It is overwhelmingly hot even with just one log.

Did Talla deal with them all on her own or does she have pals to help?

OH has just taken ours out for walkies in the biting northerly wind while I put away the shopping and save my feet for dancing later.

I hope no-one's getting more snow than they can handle.

Out with the old

Posted: 30/11/2017 at 11:58

We love the Wolf system and have 3 long handles  - cos one is permanently stuck with a cultivator head so that leaves one each for OH and me to use for other jobs - a medium length handle and several shorter ones of different designs.  We have Two 6" push-me-pull-you hoe heads for between veg rows and clearing bigger patches of weeds and a 4" one for closer plants in the borders.  Several other hoe and cultivator heads, long rake head, normal rake head, spring-tined rake, fertiliser distributor trough, pruning saw and then a lawn edger and a selection of trowels of various widths and some loppers.

Favourites are the double edged push-me pull-you hoe heads which make short work of weeding.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 30/11/2017 at 11:47

Frost this morning.  Blue skies overhead.  Grey clouds to the north and west but lighter to the south and east.  Dry.  No rain due for the foreseeable.

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