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Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1335 on: March 31, 2019, 04:19:40 am »
Exelent result :thumbsup:
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Alex_

  • Joined Jul 2016
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1336 on: April 09, 2019, 09:54:22 am »
Beefing up security after next door had a fox attack. This is the first one in 7 years.
I am in an urban area so i am hoping it is just passing through and not set up  shop somewhere. :fc:

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1337 on: April 09, 2019, 12:39:26 pm »
Working from home, so decided to have lunch with a friend today.
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1338 on: April 14, 2019, 10:15:04 am »
Teaching the dogs how to make a full English breakfast, this may take some time and many attempts  :) :) :)

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1339 on: April 14, 2019, 06:26:45 pm »
Teaching the dogs how to make a full English breakfast, this may take some time and many attempts  :) :) :)
They will enjoy eating the failures as well as the successes.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1340 on: May 03, 2019, 08:53:16 pm »
Made mealworm mash for supper, not mine but the swallows ,it is ffreezing and sleeting and their food supply has buggered off, put out the dish made sure cats shut away ( I mean curled up on MY bed ) shooed off the Blackbirds ,they dont forget and came down for a feed one at a time 5 of them.

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1341 on: May 03, 2019, 10:12:23 pm »
Good point, I've never thought of feeding swallows, well, couldn't think how. I thought they needed to catch insects on the wing.
Going to be cold & wet here, so how do you make and feed it RtB? We have some dried mealworms?


Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1342 on: May 03, 2019, 11:45:07 pm »
I first fed swallows a few years back,it takes a while but they get it in the end . Crumble dried mealworms add water to make a sloppy gruel in a shallow dish,easy bit done. I first put dish on floor but soon realised too vulnerable and not in line of flight.
Find somewhere in the flightpath near a favoured entry/exit point.mine is on the top of an old dresser by the end door of the steading,keep it wet ,best placed/checked when they aren’t looking/asleep .It may take awhile for them to get used to something new leaving some handy nest building material (tumble dryer fluff) can help too.
Leave them to it,in the cold it will last 4/5 days before it needs changing any left goes to the blackbirds at the other end of the steading , try not to let them see where it’s come from,honest it they find the dish it will get mobbed.

At one time we had an insec o cutor light that attracted insects that was popular  those that didn’t get zapped got caught ant the fried ones tipped out on a plate.
Give it a try they do learn eventually

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1343 on: May 04, 2019, 01:02:43 am »
Thanks, will see what i can do. We have a big insect o cut or in the barn, don't think it got cleaned out before winter though  :yuck:

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1344 on: May 04, 2019, 11:50:47 pm »
Spent the day at Harper Adams University https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/ as they had a Field to Fork family festival. Absolutely great day out for everyone. Lots of information about farming and food production suitable for all ages. Plenty to keep little ones engaged, including a large model cow for them to try their hand at 'milking'. and lots and lots of food. I tried plenty of samples. We didn't need dinner when we get home.  :roflanim:

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1345 on: May 14, 2019, 10:33:46 pm »
Got ambushed
Come for a coffee says ex work mate.
So I did, cakes too.halfway through our bitchfest the boss turned up
Slap on back followed by “doing much these days ? I hear
Xxxx company was looking for you “ Uh oh thinks I,
Lots to do at home ,dunno how I had time to work etc etc
I trot out.
So, I’m off to Dundee in the morning,it’s a one off as favour
And to get the use of a truck to move straw !!!

Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1346 on: May 15, 2019, 02:12:22 pm »
Got ambushed
Come for a coffee says ex work mate.
So I did, cakes too.halfway through our bitchfest the boss turned up
Slap on back followed by “doing much these days ? I hear
Xxxx company was looking for you “ Uh oh thinks I,
Lots to do at home ,dunno how I had time to work etc etc
I trot out.
So, I’m off to Dundee in the morning,it’s a one off as favour
And to get the use of a truck to move straw !!!
Fiasco strikes again...?  Useful to have the truck for straw shifting though!
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1347 on: May 15, 2019, 06:08:31 pm »
yep ! went to Dundee,we looked at the river looked at the port operations,looked at a lunch, pointed out stuff and came home ,will compose a plan in due course .

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1348 on: May 15, 2019, 11:19:05 pm »
I've been making the most of the lovely weather to get out in the garden, getting my veg beds productive.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1349 on: May 26, 2019, 06:14:47 pm »
Road mending in the rain , filling the winters potholes the roman way, big then medium then small stones then dust.

 

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