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Apple detritus

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 15:30
Blackbirds feed off the ground as do robins. We have a lot in the garden at the moment; probably migratory from Scandinavia.

I chucked down the last of my sweetcorn and the birds devoured those too.

Apple detritus

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 14:51
Either in the compost or if you have a suitable hard surface spread them out for the blackbirds, and fieldfares to pick over. When they have finished with them sweep them up for the compost heap.

Pink blueberry

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 15:05
In the Spring.

Would you buy a smallholding?

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 13:03
I've seen it happen many times. People buy into their dreams with a bit of land when they retire. The land they have is too much as they grow older, but too little for any neighbouring farmer to rent or take a crop of hay off. They have then added the worry of the land and what to do with it.

As my OH and I get older the upkeep of our big garden in a very rural setting is becoming onerous. We are seriously thinking about moving to where there is a nearby station, shops, bus route and hospital for when we can't drive. Horrible, getting old isn't it?

Would you buy a smallholding?

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 10:05
So long as youth is on your side and you never want to take a holiday, go for it.

Do you relish working outside in all weathers? Are you prepared for the hard physical work? Lack of money? And on occasions sheer heartbreak?

Enough is enough.

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 10:00
Mike, I seems to be all about you, and really it isn't. If people are rude to you (when, how?) ignore them.

Might I respectfully suggest you shorten your posts and proof-read them before you submit them and stop reading posts you don't like. And if you insist on reading them, don't take them to heart. The posters only know you on this forum, not in Real Life.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 11:14
Even if you ask seemingly intelligent people how much fat there is in whole milk they will 'guess' a much, much higher percentage than there is.

Even whole milk is of a lower fat percentage than when it leaves the cow because the processors skim off the cream for added-value products.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 21:05
My OH and I were dairy farmers and funnily enough I can pick out dairy farmers not by the smell of s**t but by the smell of hypochlorite and iodine!

Fragrant tree

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 17:01
Ha, ha, ha! I can imagine the reaction if the OP had a word with the farmer, friendly or otherwise. Are we allowed to put certain words on the forum?

Fragrant tree

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 15:28
'Fraid you will have to get used to it. I'm with you Dove. Even enjoy the smell of muck-spreading. Now, pigs and poultry are a different matter......

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