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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 10:50

Stockton sunny and clear or so says the box, actual is sunny and patchy cloud with some blue up there also from white through the spectrum to black, very hot, it would melt iron.
First wash on the line, house bombed out as it did not get it yesterday (my daughters inspect it when they come in), sitting here with a cuppa as they say in Spain "bonus Knockered" so resting before tackling the garden.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 17:43
Penninepetal wrote (see)
Frank, you sound like a great dad

We look after our own, we ran bank of Mum and Dad long before the media hyped it up.
Had my Son puzzled, drinking a cuppa with my back to the paddock the horse came up and nuzzled my neck. "How do you do that he asked" he cannot get it out of the field. "Well Son, horses are like women, curious and hate being ignored" they have to see what you are up to.
Had a gloriously sunny run into Swaledale, the views are fantastic, we live in a lovely area but tend to forget it at times.
Still warm and the sun sinking in the west tomorrow the same? we hope.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 09:24

Nice day all over Teesside yesterday Rain, for once.
Today the box says Sunny / clear, not exactly it is sunny and has been since early morning but clear it ain't, the sun will burn it off later.
Off to Appleton Wiske to pick Son up from farm and off to Ripon, got a call for help he had no transport??? Range Rover never breaks, broke and on blocks, Subaru solid as a rock proved fragile and DIL a Midwife (that comes in handy lambing or calving) needs only other transport, so it was Ripon on the JCB or Dad.
So a nice ride out on a sunny day is better than blasting through the house with hoover and duster before Daughter arrives to clean up for me?
We do lead a queer life at times.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 11:33
lovetogarden wrote (see)

Frank, can we all come round for lunch please, it sounds so good

May as well Chris, a few more would not make a difference, off to make the apple sauce mix the Yorlshires and prepare the rest of the veg.
The poached Nectarines are for tea with cream. Luckily I get out of the washing up and sit in the sunny garden or watch the games.


recommendations for raised bed material

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 11:25

Years back I made a raised bed out of old paving slabs when I took what had been a patio up and bedded it.
After careful measurement I made an outside frame then set the slabs on edge inside the frame with a metal clip screwed to the wood and bent over each slab to hold it until the soil was in. Some bags of gravel in the base then top up with soil and you have a rot proof raised bed. It was still there when we moved and probably still is.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 10:48

The box says Stockton on Tees is partly cloudy, looking out of the window tells me those are fluff balls of white with sunshine pouring through them, the doors are open and Max is sitting at the gate watching the world go by after his walk and breakfast.
He can smell the pork roasting on a bed of veg knowing full well he will get his share, he likes his Yorkshires.


Wartime Farm

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 10:41

David, minuscule I expect and forgive, massive is not history but faulty information.
I hope David, there are many who where there abouts and that they will join in the debate as they did with the other series, it got quite lively at times.
It was certainly a character and memory forming time when school kids had to do their best to help parents who were in war work they who also remembered a previous war and worried about those kids, some of whom thought it a great adventure.


Wartime Farm

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 09:50
flowering rose wrote (see)

sounds interesting.Could teach us a thing or two .

A lovely thought although I doubt it.
Some of us were there, think Methuselah, and saw that once the hard times started to diminish which was well into the fifties all thoughts of self sufficiency went out of the window with all the furniture, fire dogs, iron bedsteads and anything else considered old fashioned now they buy it all back as "Antiques"?
The times at the moment are hard and it has pulled people up short, I see gardens that grew only flowers suddenly producing greens to eat, even a few hens here and there, will it last?
Coming from a time when the garden and animals were the family larder, no Tospots S&M Dingleberries or Chops, (work it out I refuse to advertise) we topped up at the local market Wednesdays and Saturdays which were mainly stalls run by local Market Gardeners, nothing from Chile China or even Chelsea up in our town all local and in season, we have forgotten all that.
I will watch with interest as they mix and match examples from the folk tales and books of the time and if the last two series are anything to go by will get some of it very wrong. Not all areas were equal, not all farmers got the government Tractors and Harvesters or the Land girls, they did get masses of school kids tatty picking and local people helping with the Harvest. "Oh" and no we did not cut the corn in rings we cut it up one side along the top and down the other side, squares or oblongs or even with some fields geometric shapes and yes as the last bit was cut we were there with the shotguns, my Father was a dead shot with a Catapult and I had a .22 rifle, we ate rabbit every which way, it was extra food.
It would not be possible to go back, the local Market Gardens are housing estates, the few allotments over subscribed and the small general farmer long gone along with his heavy horses, orchards and mix of animals.
So endeth the lesson.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 12:33

Zoomer, can understand the wish to escape to Washington, we say Hell Hull and Hartlepool, never forgave them for hanging Monkey's all over the place.
Today's box says Stockton on Tees slightly cloudy?? well there must be sky up there somewhere but we cannot see any. It is warm and my house guest Max half Lab half Sheep is flat out on the Conservatory floor, his family are booked in to see the Panda Edinburgh Zoo among other things this weekend.
Then I get Alfy for a month while his family are in America, we would never dream of putting them in kennels and they never want to go back home either, must be that fresh chicken and fish I feed them.


Fork Handles

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 10:30

FloBear Taxiing is correct for Planes running on the ground or Taxied as in a gaggle, "they taxied along the ground" before they took off. Or even it taxied along the ground after landing, the Pilot came later by parachute.


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