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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 10:42

Morning Bunny, Stockton has blue sky some mottled cloud sun trying hard to get out and I have a steaming cold.
Question should I sit here wallowing in my own misery or hoover and wash the kitchen floor, wallowing ain't me so I did the latter.
About to make some potato and leek soup now as sore throat makes it hard to swallow.
Wallow, Swallow there must be a few poetic lines in there somewhere.

Frank

Propagator Parasene elecric

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 13:48

Question, where are you north south as different sowing times will apply.
What are you sowing, seeds need differing heats and propagators usually have a standard cooler setting, a thermostat gives more scope.
What exactly did the GC advise when selling you sand and grit and did you get the sowing compost too.
My seed mix is one third compost one third grit and one third washed sand and yes it needs be damp although not wet.
Seeds differ in germination times, some will be up in hours others take weeks, depends on what you are sowing.
So more questions than answers, it is always best when asking questions to state what you are growing, in my part of the country I am sitting with my feet up as it is far too early to sow most seed and heating a Greenhouse even a lagged one costs big money, it is best to heat just the bit you are using, easy to do with shelving and curtains of bubble wrap.
Come back with some answers and we will be willing to help.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 12:47

Jeannie, History is in the eye of the beholder not the eye of the reader and when it is happening around you you are much more interested in looking after your own than taking exact notes. I do a lot on the local History Board run by the library and even though there are official descriptions of things people still read their own views into it.

Been out and shopped as the sky clouded over and it gets even colder, is that a storm coming in over the coast.
"oh well" a hot cuppa a nice sandwich and feet up, nothing I can do out there, it is all tidy what more can I ask. When you stop to think Spring is exactly that something flexible that moves about, patience boy.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 10:29

No snow today the snow has gone away, clear sky with streaks of cotton wool cloud sun at first a bit dull at the moment and cold in Stockton.
I am a bit late after castigating some fool on the local History board who came to his own, the wrong conclusions about local defence early in the war.
I sometimes cringe at what passes for history.

Frank looking out at smiling Primroses, it makes everything right.

The weather

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:44

True Gardening Grandma. My Doctor for some reason known only to himself had his receptionist call me and say one of my daily tablets would be changed. They duly arrived and I read the blurb with them. 22 different side effects that could cause problems. At my age personal comfort must be a better bet than much discomfort and live a week longer?
I laugh when my daughters ring, they have suddenly discovered cooking after years of fast foods, "I did stewing steak and it's tough as old harry". Dad (three years at cookery school and Mothers teaching as a lad) how long did you cook it, "threw everything in the pot and cooked it for one and a half hours" "oh dear and a sigh" long slow cooking and put the veg in for the last hour and a half " "it did not say that". A week later, did it again you were right. I told her next time put a rice pudding in at the same time using a water bath (bain marie) and don't stir it.
It is up to us old hands to try and revive things, pass on the knowledge we got because everything was outside we lived in the open and observed.
When at my Sons farm I make sugestions based on the old ways, he is now starting to listen when I tell him throwing money at a problem does not solve it.
I learned from my parents, the moderns thought we were old hat now we come into our own if we are prepared to give up the knowledge.

Frank

The weather

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 19:47

Hello Rose being brought up in a farming Village community we knew what hedgerow herbs, fruits and salad food were, my Aunt Mabel made her own medicines and cure all from the hedgerows. No Doctors on call back then, you had to pay as they came in the door, the farm labour could not afford them so it was down to Aunt Mabel who I once saw stitch up a leg wound then send the man back to the field, you will be better working than lying around?
I was watching butter making on TV last night and nothing has changed for hand made butter so maybe somethings are being preserved.
My grandchildren when we are out in the woods ask and I tell them, wild garlic celandine what tree is what and we have seen Kingfishers Hawks plus many kinds of bird, the best being watching the fox a vixen sun bathing mid afternoon, she must feel safe.
Schools do take more interest these days so some hope yet, as to the old weather sayings I knew them all though a look out of the window at the coastal weather front gives me a good idea what we are in for.

Frank.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 15:31

Words of wisdom indeed though more probably Norman Wisdom than Biblical, had this Bible been whipped into me as a callow youth I may have taken more notice.

Frank.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 14:57

Lottie, as I cannot understand most of the up to date Forkie thread reading back numbers would be a bit like turning my Sons manure heap, no noticeable gain.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 14:51

I do not do downhearted Insomnia just getting out of bed the wrong side at times.
At this moment in time we are back to clear sky and sunshine so are we getting it all in one day I ask?
Knowing our local weather I sit back and wait at the moment with a cup of tea and a biscuit, Omelette for tea so the biscuit is allowed.

You do feel a bit bereft when you are locked out. Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 14:26

And not good news Insomnia, I woke up to clear sky and sunshine, the Primroses were smiling at me and all was well with the world, apart from the thread would not work.
Half an hour ago the window cleaner came and did a good job washing everything in sight including the conservatory, as he walked out of the drive it went dark and now we have a snowstorm.
Methinks I should go back to bed and get up the other side side.

Frank. Stockton on Tees.

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