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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/12/2012 at 10:12

Sunday in Stockton sunny, blue sky, some fluffy cloud, a distinct weather front over the coast and out to sea much darker, hope it stays there. Sun is shining on the hills quite a nice view. Windows open so warmish.
Silver side of beef in the oven, some veg ready to roast and the rest later, a day of semi rest after rushing around yesterday, Daughter moved into new house all hands on deck.


Static-electrical winowing

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 23:39

Beats putting the seed in a paper bag and shaking it (closed of course) then putting it all on a flat board and gently wafting your hand over it to shift the chaff.
Us old lads learn something new every day.
Hang on while I shake the chaff out of my keyboard.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 15:04

"Rain" what were doing at three in the morning with time to check the temperature, I hope it is not in the green house??
My Daughter was moving today so I forecast rain, did not tell them though and down it came. I was hand delivering cards posting the third lot and calling on Daughter to see if all was well.
The water was flooding off the fields onto the back lanes even the dual carriageway had water laid on it.
They had so many helpers the removal men could not get in the house but I went straight out back to see the biggest garden of us all and laid to grass what a waste, that will alter.
Coming away in a storm of rain past the Wynyard it was full lights and crawl through the ponds, as I pulled through one wheel deep I saw a car coming the other way at full speed, did not stop to see what happened, idiots.


Brussels sprouts

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 10:54

Val8, it all depends on which kind you planted they come in early medium and late, the medium being ready for Christmas and the late from December to March.
The ground should have been well dug over with Manure, or Compost added then a sprinkling of granular fertiliser.
Plant them on in wet weather mid September (easy this year) if it is dry then wet them every day for a week until they take.
The bottom leaves will start to yellow so take them off but leave the top ones as a frost guard and pick the sprouts from the bottom up.
They do need some Autumn sun and usually a good frost when they have grown on the stem. As you pick them they will start to green up again from the bottom, we ate that as it was very good when greens were short, although back then food was seasonal.
Important, do not plant next years plants in this years ground move them on, a four year rotation is ideal.
Part cook the sprouts then put bacon lardons with some finely chopped onion in the frying pan and when nearly cooked drop the sprouts in and finish the cooking, that goes down well in our house.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 10:32

Stockton on Tees is dampish, warmish, and very dark, I have lights on everywhere so those windmills will be working overtime, either that or another ton of brushwood gone up in flames at Wilton (green fuel) or so they tell me???
What happened to the simple life and cheap electricity.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 15:13

The frost got frostier, the fog got foggier, the cold got colder and the idiot drivers on the supermarket car park got more idiotic, they were fighting over the parks closest to the doors when 20 yards away dozens of empty places.
It will not be a good night in Stockton then.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 10:27

Stockton has heavy frost with a mist, freezing when I put the bins out, it is trying to brighten up so the sun is up there somewhere.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/12/2012 at 09:59

Stockton on Tees, Light frost, light cloud, quite light, cold.
No mist can see the hills with the sun behind them although not breaking through here, "oh well" another day another dollar as they say.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 09:19

Stockton, bright sunny and no frost, the plus side of living with one foot in the North Sea "Rain" cool in summer warmer in winter. My Son in the Vale of York has heavy frost.


What's for tea?

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 15:12

Hi Caz, It was my being stationed in Bridgeend that I got my taste for marmalade in bread pudding, Nesta's mother did make a good one and would use marmalade on the bread.


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