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  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jan 29, 20 1:26 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
i read that again, retire is just a word mate.
from what you have shared recently you know what would make you happier and "retirement" seems more like new and ongoing projects than daytime telly and ...
  Topic: wow critters
dpack

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Views: 71
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jan 26, 20 4:44 pm   Subject: wow critters
[url=https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/huge-mystery-predator-devours-alligator-21362965] huge wet lots of legs and more than a hint of the cambrian.

they look like their ancestors thought th ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 635
Views: 281791
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jan 26, 20 12:08 pm   Subject: Wildlife
iirc it is a growing up thing, born dark and turning orange at maturity.

i had not watched it day by day before, it looks like it might be 3 to 4 weeks to complete the change.

he does look rathe ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 635
Views: 281791
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jan 25, 20 1:15 pm   Subject: Wildlife
as a small aside to the boy girl thing, mr brack is becoming a man.
over the last ten days his beak has been changing from black to orange.
it started with a reddish orange line at the face end and ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 635
Views: 281791
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jan 24, 20 5:14 pm   Subject: Wildlife


from now on i will refer to mrsbrack and mrbrack as she seems to have decided he is a keeper and has married him, i await the little brackets

yungi and mikii sammison are busy stocking th ...
  Topic: Plants and Cut flower selling
dpack

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Views: 130
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Fri Jan 24, 20 11:49 am   Subject: Plants and Cut flower selling
over xmas we were given a flowering plant, the sort that is over when it is over, in a soft pack.

iirc it was grown in a cube which and wrapped in fancy plastic for sale/display.

perhaps adaptin ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 635
Views: 281791
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jan 24, 20 10:45 am   Subject: Wildlife
boys have a black bibs is the most obvious feature, but other feather patterns and overall shape can give it away if the angles are wrong to see a bib.
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 635
Views: 281791
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jan 23, 20 1:42 pm   Subject: Wildlife
boy sparrows eating a lot, squabbling a bit and outnumbering girls 2.5 to 1 at the mo in the feeding group ratio.

it might be that the girls are yet to arrive from somewhere to replace siblings etc ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 635
Views: 281791
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jan 20, 20 12:13 pm   Subject: Wildlife
mice paired and harvesting
blackbirds paired
dik angry ( he should be a bit cautious considering the last two were eaten while shouty)
sparrows competitive
a lone long tailed tit held the ma ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

Replies: 5921
Views: 1705187
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 20 2:11 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
for hand made handles small bits are fine, if you need to feed a handle making machine you need to give it a regular, consistent timber to shape, ie planked/sticked blanks which is bound to be wastefu ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 635
Views: 281791
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 20 1:42 pm   Subject: Wildlife
ps i forgot yungi has a lady friend called miiki( for ear related reasons that might embarrass her if mentioned )

i await the patter of many tiny feet.
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 635
Views: 281791
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 20 1:39 pm   Subject: Wildlife
with blackbirds it is the female who owns territory and the nest, she then chooses a chap from the suitors.

sparrows, the chaps are the householders

re an early start to the season this am dik h ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 635
Views: 281791
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jan 18, 20 12:20 pm   Subject: Wildlife
i have decided to trawl the scholarly papers re sparrows, it will help prevent reinventing the wheel and might help focus this towards new data.

at the mo the ratio of 7M to 4F is understandable as ...
  Topic: image searching
dpack

Replies: 0
Views: 116
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Jan 17, 20 2:36 pm   Subject: image searching
[url=https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2019/12/05/two-europol-stopchildabuse-images-geolocated-part-i-madagascar/] human and machine

[url=https://www.bellingcat.com/resources/how-tos/2019/12/26/guid ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 635
Views: 281791
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jan 15, 20 12:08 pm   Subject: Wildlife
it depends where in the north. leeds and manchester are pretty sprawling, york is a compact target of urban, suburban in concentric rings and then rural with villages/small towns for 20 or so miles in ...
 
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