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  Topic: not for the pot, dear rat
Mistress Rose

Replies: 55
Views: 4780
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 20 6:57 am   Subject: not for the pot, dear rat
Have seen the odd hornet, including one that was hawking around the bee hive in the wood, beetles, thought to be oil beetles of some sort are frequenting the yard, and presumably the grubs are in the ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6207
Views: 2306636
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 20 6:54 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
The main trunk and the branches aren't too bad for straight grain, but where branches come from the main stem is where I think they had a problem. The reason they had to use wedge and sledge is becaus ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1190
Views: 567547
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 20 7:20 am   Subject: Wildlife
As seals also seem to enjoy people watching but probably on their own terms, so you getting that close was a bit much I suspect.
  Topic: not for the pot, dear rat
Mistress Rose

Replies: 55
Views: 4780
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 20 7:18 am   Subject: not for the pot, dear rat
Glad you seem to be rat free now Dpack. Are the Sammisons back?

Sgt. Colon, squirrels are tree rats with PR as our son says. I don't go for their PR myself, so regard them as rats. They are edible ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6207
Views: 2306636
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Sep 28, 20 6:16 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I picked my first ever bunch or ripe grapes yesterday. Every other year they have split and gone mouldy, but this year they seem to have worked. Not huge grapes, but rather sweet and nice. There are p ...
  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
Mistress Rose

Replies: 18
Views: 1467
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Sep 26, 20 8:17 am   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
That sounds a useful way to go. Will be interested to hear how well it works.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6207
Views: 2306636
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 20 6:49 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Those are huge trees then. Do you really need to fell all of them or could you crown lift? They must be very old and will need specialist cutting as that is far too big for most chain saws. Sounds as ...
  Topic: cakes
Mistress Rose

Replies: 2
Views: 127
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 20 7:32 am   Subject: cakes
Yes, I saw that bit after finishing firing the kiln. It was 'interesting' to say the least.
  Topic: Carbolic soap
Mistress Rose

Replies: 9
Views: 306
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 20 7:29 am   Subject: Carbolic soap
Wrights Coal Tar Soap now contains tea tree oil rather than carbolic and similar acids as they are now banned from all but prescription medicines. The smell is 'made up' so it seems like the original. ...
  Topic: Carbolic soap
Mistress Rose

Replies: 9
Views: 306
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 20 6:46 am   Subject: Carbolic soap
I think there are a number of recipes for soap, but not heard of anyone making carbolic. Most people go for rather nicer smells than that I think. By the looks of it the original carbolic soap contain ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6207
Views: 2306636
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 20 6:42 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
If they are good enough quality to mill, might be the best plan. If they are that big, they must be pretty old, so do they count as veterans or did they just grow fast? Did you mean diameter or circum ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1190
Views: 567547
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 20 5:57 am   Subject: Wildlife
Had a bit of wildlife around us yesterday, two unidentified and one known. The known was a buzzard, somewhere above the trees. Son was sure it was taunting him as he couldn't get a picture. A second w ...
  Topic: footie or not
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6
Views: 343
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 20 5:54 am   Subject: footie or not
  Topic: external works, hopefully mostly paint
Mistress Rose

Replies: 4
Views: 218
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 20 5:54 am   Subject: external works, hopefully mostly paint
It is surprising how much some places do move with moisture, particularly on clay and also on low lying ground. I once worked at a factory that had a 'floating' floor for the machine shop as the tide ...
  Topic: footie or not
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6
Views: 343
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 20 6:48 am   Subject: footie or not


Alpacas do have minds of their own. We were near one at a show once that didn't want to be there and spent the whole show grumbling about it. Between that and the birds of prey the other sid ...
 
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