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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 10:23

Stockton is sunny and warm, clear sky on all sides.
The pork is in the oven and the lovely aroma tickling my nose as I have a quick cuppa so back to work, bedding can go from washer to line, apple sauce to make and veg to prepare, an easy day then.

Frank.

Wartime Farm

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 23:35

Not a lot to say, I never saw flax grown in our area but did learn that the linseed oil I kept my bat in condition with came from flax seed something I never knew.
We did basket making at school as well as raffia weaving but the potato picking trugs were all wire baskets.
The American GMC deuce and half trucks were 1950's and the Jeep probably a bit later.
The bread made from sillage was what many Germans ate it was not here, they did not make that point very clear.
Ruth seems to be well used to plucking and ploating birds and rabbit, all the women in our family could do that without turning a hair, few could do it today.
Next week they come to VE day which was not the end of the war as a lot of people think it went on until August 5th 1945 with Victory over Japan. All the effort turned from the war in Europe to what we thought would be a very long war in the Pacific.
Then we got the austere years when rations were reduced and bread rationed for the first time, it was never rationed during the war. That went on until the 1950's, ten to twelve years of shortages, it was not war ends all back to normal but things getting much worse. How did our mothers manage?

Frank.

What's for tea?

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 23:16

Looking in the fridge saw two big bunches of leeks that needed using so on went a big pot of Leek and Potato soup. Start it with lardons of bacon and onion chopped in the pan then finely chopped veg followed by the potato sweat it all for ten minutes add the garlic and chicken stock plus seasoning paprika and herbs, simmer blitz and some nice chunky bread a good starter. I had to make the chicken pie as well, Daughter left two cakes and took some pie.
Fresh Pork tomorrow.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 09:26

Jo, Saturday morning TV is worse than having a cold, just watch the birds much better for the brain.
Stockton clear and sunny, true little box, you got it right there's a bright golden haze over Rains Hills and it is lighting the room up "O eck as like" it is also showing the bits on the carpet and the daughter is coming up, out with the hoover then fast.

Frank.

What's for tea?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 22:08

I could not manage to eat a whole Chinese Zoomer that knotted hair pig tail sticks in my throat.
Made do with Home made cheese and onion pie with chips tomato cucumber dressed with sweet chile, after was ice cream only a short time ago, tomorrow is chicken pie. "Err" hm oh eck, two pies in two days not good. planning?

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 10:13

Stockton sunny and clear, quick look out of window!!!
Cannot see anything for the sea mist.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 22:55

Bev, I often have the best of three falls with this site.
I find the best way is to go to sign in and do it again, it will not recognise your pass word but just keep banging it back in and suddenly it sees the light.
When I complained to the staff it took four days to get an answer.
kicking the laptop does not work and banging your head against the wall damages the decor keep at it is the watch word.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 14:16

Caroline, I expect the money police any time now.
hence the disguise "err" I did post the correct one I hope.

frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 13:07

Jo, sorry to hear about the cold and you have to take care.
It is not raining yet although looking very much like it, just arrived back after a late start, I suddenly remembered my notes were in the back pocket of the trousers in the washer going full blast. Stop washer wait for what seems hours and get money from pocket soaking wet. out came the iron and kitchen paper ironed them dry slowly but fifty pound is worth taking care over so all was well only shopping started later than planned.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 10:21

Stockton on Tees partly cloudy??? which part would that be then? I can see blue skies bright as can be and lovely sunshine beaming at me. Should write a song about it or even a sonnet.
Yesterday turned out nice with late morning and afternoon sun then a downpour tea time followed by the last embers of the sun sinking in the west, it reminds me of those Desert sunrises and sunsets I never tired of watching, one minute there next minute gone.
Washing shopping and with a little luck a wander round the GC running quickly past the "C" things, at least a smaller section of them this year.

Frank.

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