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    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2013 3:57am (Jan 12th 2013)
     
    All ok with us here but there was a bush fire yesterday only 15 minutes from where we stayed for new year in the cottage in Daylesford (at a holiday camp and luckily the teenagers who were staying there are ok but did not have time to evacuate, it moved so fast). I am glad we came home before the nasty heat, it's the hot winds that make things so dangerous too.
    We just cant belive how bad things are in Tasmania as it's not a place we easily associate with bush fires but they can and do happen from time to time with the 'right' conditions.
    Just to give you an idea of our crazy weather patterns, low to mid twenties all week but 39C on Thursday just to throw a hotty into the mix.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2013 5:21am (Jan 12th 2013)
     
    Wow, TM..I wish I could send you some of the snow we got last night, to cool you all down a bit and put out the fires.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2013 4:34pm (Jan 12th 2013)
     
    We had some snow this morning but luckily we'd had a bit of rain beforehand so it didn't stick. Forecast for Monday is around 10cm!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 13th, 2013 11:28am (Jan 13th 2013)
     
    We had a little taster of the snow to come this morning. It has almost gone now but is still very cold here. I got a couple of pictures to help make you think cool TM xx
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 13th, 2013 11:29am (Jan 13th 2013)
     
    Sootz the snow cat and the laughing gnome
      sno cat.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 13th, 2013 11:30am (Jan 13th 2013)
     
    I'm going in I got a cold bum now !!
      Comming in.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 13th, 2013 11:31am (Jan 13th 2013)
     
    Willow has found a sheltered spot
      on the pot.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 13th, 2013 11:32am (Jan 13th 2013)
     
    Bracken, " Help! Help! I am impaled on a stick"
      help.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 13th, 2013 11:34am (Jan 13th 2013)
     
    Bracken, " Ha! that scared you I am just joking !"
      only kidding.jpg
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 13th, 2013 5:42pm (Jan 13th 2013)
     
    I love the pictures of the bunnies and Sootz, NN. Sootz is a beautiful kitty.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 13th, 2013 7:31pm (Jan 13th 2013)
     
    Sootz must've been freezing, after all he's only got a big thick fur coat to keep him warm!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2013 10:20am (Jan 14th 2013) edited
     
    Ha ha, he sure does have a thick coat but likes a bit of comfort !!! It is snowing again now. The hens were glad of a warm breakfast....left over spicy sausage casserole mixed with a some pellets. They gobbled it down and then went and ate snow.....it wasnt that spicy honest !!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2013 3:01pm (Jan 14th 2013)
     
    Mine refused to come out so have been served breakfast in bed. And tonight will be a change from the usual fun of Hunt The Brown Rabbit In The Dusk. Tonight we will have a game of Hunt The White Rabbit In The Snow. Sigh... Next time I'm getting neon orange rabbits.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2013 8:37pm (Jan 14th 2013)
     
    You like a challenge don't you CC!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2013 9:36pm (Jan 14th 2013) edited
     
    My rabbits can be a real sod to put to bed as well CC. I do bribe them with tasty morsels of parsnip/apples or such and one will usually come and get in as soon as she hears the rustle of a plastic bag. I leave the other one while I go close the hens up and she is normally in worried all the best goodies have gone. Mind you it doesnt work all the time especially if it is tipping it down with rain or they know I am in a hurry !!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 15th, 2013 4:22pm (Jan 15th 2013)
     
    Posted By: nanny northespecially if it is tipping it down with rain or they know I am in a hurry !!!

    O, how very very true, NN...I think mine have decided to put me on a keep fit regime - at least twice around the garden every night whilst swearing and waving a big stick.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 15th, 2013 10:58pm (Jan 15th 2013)
     
    Your rabbits swear at you and chase you with I stick?! Disgraceful!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 16th, 2013 4:29pm (Jan 16th 2013)
     
    They'd probably like to, but until they develop opposable thumbs I have one (only one) small advantage over them...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 17th, 2013 6:53pm (Jan 17th 2013)
     
    Forecast is for heavy snow and bad roads but will they tell us to work from home instead? No, course not. We've got to do our best to get there. Obviously the NHS will fall apart if I'm not at my desk tomorrow!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 18th, 2013 3:30pm (Jan 18th 2013)
     
    Well I cancelled my hospital appointment. Whilst Stoke Mandeville isn't a bad place, I wouldn't want to be stuck there! :)
    So...fire up the chimney, chickens in henhouse with newly installed heater (LSE is a star) and rabbits romping around the garden in the snow!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 18th, 2013 4:57pm (Jan 18th 2013)
     
    My friend works in Intensive care and was telling me yesterday that if it snowed to much they would be obliged to stay over night and get charged £19 for a bed to sleep in. They have also been warned that if they dont get into work using the weather as an excuse they can loose their jobs. They were told if you cant drive in or get bus then you have to walk even if you are late.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 18th, 2013 5:01pm (Jan 18th 2013)
     
    I got into work this morning without any problem, but getting home was another matter! Took me an hour to do a 20 min drive. Roads are terrible. Motorways had been gritted but the volume of snow negates that. I can't believe they don't have a plough on the front. Several of the local main roads haven't been gritted at all.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 18th, 2013 5:02pm (Jan 18th 2013)
     
    Sounds lovely with a real fire CC. I always used to love my fire and never minded cleaning out the ashes. We used to collect pine cones to decorate the hearth during the summer months and then use them for kindling come winter. How lovely that Eric got a heater for your chickenses. Mine have loads of clean litter but still prefer to roost except that is for Princess Leya and she sleeps in the nest box as befits her title I guess !!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 18th, 2013 5:53pm (Jan 18th 2013) edited
     
    I saw this little frozen clump of cats fur caught on the gate. It looks quite amazing close up
      froz cat fur.jpg
      froz frrrr.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 18th, 2013 5:56pm (Jan 18th 2013) edited
     
    Sootz was in a mood as he didn't want to go out in the snow. Even the bird house was closed for business first thing
      Sootz.jpg
      bird house.jpg
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 18th, 2013 6:25pm (Jan 18th 2013)
     
    Well my pantry is stocked up, I've wrapped up warm as well as turning up the thermostat. :fire:
    So, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.:snow:

    The cars are starting to struggle getting up the hill outside. Grand daughter has just been for the sledge.:shocked:
    It's going to be a lively night.
    Oh, and some of this too.
    :drinkparty:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 18th, 2013 7:32pm (Jan 18th 2013)
     
    Wow, you all sure did get snowed on! It's pretty right now, but I hope it won't last too long. We still have what fell last weekend, now it's turned into ice.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 19th, 2013 4:18am (Jan 19th 2013)
     
    That piece of fur with ice looks amazing NN, like spun silver lace.
    Sootz is saying hhmmmm will it evee stop so i can go outside!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 19th, 2013 4:18pm (Jan 19th 2013)
     
    It's so beautiful, NN - like a spiders web with ice on which sight always captivates me...
    Poor Sootz; Tuppence is climbing the walls too. Well, until we light the fire when she Assumes The Position and we just have to Assume the fire is alight because we can't see it.
    I tucked into the sherry as well last night, Ollie - cheers, m'dear! :drunk:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 19th, 2013 5:21pm (Jan 19th 2013)
     
    I am glad you liked the pictures, it is amazing what catches the eye when we are not stressed or in a hurry and have time to stand and stare.

    Yes Sootz iz well fed up with the snow now. I stuffed him out of the door when I went to check on the hens waterer as he has been scorching around the house like a mad thing. He didn't like it and wouldn't get off the step and shot back in as soon as I opened the door, and took himself off to bed for the afternoon !!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 19th, 2013 8:33pm (Jan 19th 2013)
     
    Mine are all stir crazy too, but I don't really want them to go out when they're coughing and sneezing, but appreciate they need some fresh air. Jenson goes out for hours at a time which frustrates me when it's so cold.

    We had such a lot of snow - I left work before midday and it took an hour to get home instead of the usual 20 mins. It's thawed a lot more than was expected. Not sure when the next fall is due.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2013 12:37pm (Jan 20th 2013)
     
    Ah, the sherry CC.

    Yours seems to be in a green bottle, mine's in blue, a most wondrous blue.

    Bristol Cream, "Granny Fuel", "Mother's Milk" (they pop a bit in the babe's bottle).

    I keep the bottles and apart from the ones that make the "Bottle Tree" and the old dustbin full of Bluebottles, they are destined to have their necks chopped and turned into vases. Oh dear, another job not getting started....

    Bottle trees have their roots in Congo culture. Slaves hung blue bottles from trees and huts as talismans to ward off evil spirits. It is believed that the spirits become mesmerized by the colors of the bottles in the sun. Once they enter the bottle, they can't find their way out
    If you listen closely when the wind blows, you can hear the moans of the trapped spirits in the bottles.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2013 2:35pm (Jan 20th 2013) edited
     
    It might be the moans of the hungover soul who drank the contents! The blue bottles are gorgeous, aren't they? But I prefer the contents of the green ones! :D
    There used to be a shoe tree in Stokenchurch where someone chucked a trainer up into the branches and it caught there. Then everyone else did the same; it was wonderful. Then the miserable gits at Wycombe District Council cut it down..:face-sad:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2013 3:23pm (Jan 20th 2013)
     
    Thats very interesting Ollie. I have seen the bottle trees but didnt know anything about them. I was reading an article eons ago where they tie a bottle in a pear tree and tuck a small twig bearing a tiny pear on it into the bottle. When the pear is fully grown they snip off the pear take the bottle down and then top up the bottle with some sort of booze. I can not remember what sort it was now.

    It used to be a druggies sign shoes tied by laces and thrown up on to over head wires maybe thats what they thought it was CC
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2013 5:23pm (Jan 20th 2013)
     
    Well this tree must have been on a lot of drugs then!
    That pear in a bottle stuff is called Eau de Vie, but I've never tasted it...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2013 7:49pm (Jan 21st 2013)
     
    That's a fascinating story. I'd have spent ages wondering how they got the pear in the bottle.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2013 9:49pm (Jan 21st 2013)
     
    Thanks CC I googled it and the bottles with the pear in are a bit pricy so I doubt if I will ever taste it. I bet it is nice though. Yes I would have wondered as well Kate if I hadnt of read about it first.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2013 11:06pm (Jan 21st 2013)
     
    Can we club together and squirt a dose each via the coop? .....
    :drinkparty:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2013 3:30pm (Jan 22nd 2013)
     
    What an eggcellent idea, Ollie - a virtual pub! (Or upmarket bar for the posh drinks like Eau de Vie!)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2013 7:39pm (Jan 22nd 2013)
     
    Wouldn't that be such fun. We used to make wine years back. Still got the demi-johns in the shed and the cork puter inner gadget. Come to think of it we still got a bottle of cherry brandy we made in the cupboard that must be about twelve years old now. I remember that unbeknown to me G/North put the brew in the airing cupboard to get it going with the warmth in there and we had a viewer come to see the house. They asked what was in the cupboard and when I opened the door this mega strong waft of fermenting brew nearly knocked us over. Oh my word I was so embarrassed and there was my beautifully laundered and arranged bedding and towels all needing laundering again. I could have killed him quite cheerfully. I must have scared him as that was the last we ever made. He labled it hell fire cherry brandy as well !!!!!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2013 10:18pm (Jan 22nd 2013)
     
    NN that sounds just the stuff for our party. Time it was cracked open.

    May we call it a hen party, though there are a few of the other kind on here too, we can all tolerate that alright after our "doses".
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 26th, 2013 1:53pm (Jan 26th 2013) edited
     
    A family member came and cleared me a path to the road this morning.
    They were rather annoyed when I mentioned torrential rain is forcast for tonight that will wash all the snow away.
    I was pleased to see her though as I hadn't spoken with anyone 'live' for over a week.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 26th, 2013 3:36pm (Jan 26th 2013)
     
    Mmmm...perhaps silence would have been golden! :) Nice of them to do your path though; my brother spent ages doing my mum's drive because she had to get to the car to be taken for a hospital appointment, and he was knackered afterwards. Yes, we've had the rain over last night and then sunshine today, so only the snowmen are still around!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 26th, 2013 7:53pm (Jan 26th 2013)
     
    The snow here is fast disappearing, but the snow in the cul-de-sac had compacted to ice which was awful to drive on. Then the neighbour had a new motorbike delivered so he and his wife have cleared all the snow and ice from their drive to the end of the road!!!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2013 8:15am (Mar 6th 2013)
     
    AARRRRGGHHHHHH!!!! another week of 30C plus temps every day too warm!!!!! we have had a scorcher here this summer and it's now Autumn and still too hot.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2013 11:13am (Mar 6th 2013)
     
    it is so foggy dull dank and cold over here. Shame we couldnt swap for a week !!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2013 4:08pm (Mar 6th 2013)
     
    As long as you keep it away from me, NN! :kettle::cursing:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2013 4:41am (Mar 8th 2013)
     
    We got an inch of rain last night, so we are still wet, cold and soggy here..I'd be glad to trade with you Julie, K? :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2013 2:22pm (Mar 9th 2013)
     
    Should be having more snow tonight so the forcasts say and it is certainly cold enough already.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2013 5:46pm (Mar 10th 2013)
     
    We had a beautiful day yesterday, but today we are back to rain. :face-sad:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2013 3:46am (Mar 11th 2013)
     
    last nights snow all melted today and now we got more tonight it is like dancing weather snow go quick quick snow !!! Sorry going silly in my old age
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2013 7:31am (Mar 11th 2013)
     
    ha ha NN I can relate to that used to love dancing once, would probably fall over now but have fond memories.

    Still too hot, 37C here tomorrow.:weather_hot:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2013 8:08pm (Mar 11th 2013)
     
    It has alternated between bright sunshine and blizzards here, literally seconds apart. There is black ice everywhere, paths and roads. Where is spring?!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2013 3:34pm (Mar 14th 2013)
     
    Thats just how it was for us kate at one point the wind was so strong we had horizontal snow. It has been lovely yesterday and this morning though.It is nice to get out in the garden with out to much fear of slipping in either snow or mud.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2013 5:52pm (Mar 14th 2013)
     
    Posted By: Kateb Where is spring?!

    Sitting by the fire sipping a whisky mac if it's got any sense...:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2013 7:59pm (Mar 14th 2013)
     
    :drunk: well I think it's had one too many and forgot about us!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 16th, 2013 2:06pm (Mar 16th 2013)
     
    More mud here.... yes it is tipping it down again
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2013 5:13am (Mar 18th 2013)
     
    I the snow outside of the girl's pen, will this Winter ever end?:face-sad:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2013 10:41am (Mar 18th 2013)
     
    After Easter they reckon and Easter is early this year.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2013 1:35pm (Mar 18th 2013)
     
    A good covering of snow this morning. Local airport shut, though I have heard some planes this afternoon.
    Hope it clears, family, (not me, I'm cat sitting, cheaper than kennels) are flying out to Malaysia tommorrow.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 20th, 2013 6:23am (Mar 20th 2013)
     
    SNOW!!!!! It's 29 here today which is still cooler than it has been of late:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 20th, 2013 4:22pm (Mar 20th 2013)
     
    ...you'd best put a scarf on then, Julie...:face-devil-grin:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 21st, 2013 7:49am (Mar 21st 2013)
     
    Excellent idea CC:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 21st, 2013 3:03pm (Mar 21st 2013)
     
    Bit nippy around the ankles here we got more snow on the way as well
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 21st, 2013 5:08pm (Mar 21st 2013)
     
    We had snow mixed in with the rain this morning...great and I have to make the 65 mile trip down to try to pick our little horses up again. I have a friend that is going to do the driving, using her own horse trailer. After having my trailer hauled home and looking it over, I don't believe it can be fixed.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 21st, 2013 10:14pm (Mar 21st 2013)
     
    It's amazing they survived Lynn. Can horses get traumatised by things like that? I just wondered if they'd find the journey more difficult because of it. How are you feeling? Are you recovering? Give our love to Don when you speak to him and let him know we're thinking of him.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2013 12:35am (Mar 22nd 2013)
     
    Hope your little horsies are ok Lynn and you are on the mend. Love to Don and take care.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2013 1:26pm (Mar 22nd 2013)
     
    I hope the journey to get your little horses went ok Lynn and that they are all settled in at home. How are you and Don ? Love, best wishes and prayers are still comming you way. :heart::bighug:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2013 3:20pm (Mar 22nd 2013)
     
    Everything went fine and I got the horses home. Yes, Kate horses can get traumatized by a bad experience like they had. We did have a hard time getting the little gelding back into the trailer, no trouble getting him to unload once we got home. LOL
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2013 6:15pm (Mar 22nd 2013)
     
    How's Don doing today, Lynn?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2013 11:50pm (Mar 22nd 2013)
     
    Yes, cats are much the same - nightmare to get in a carrier but are out in a shot! Glad they made it home OK. xx
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 25th, 2013 6:49pm (Mar 25th 2013)
     
    We've had a slight thaw today. Tabby had a close call while waiting at the door to be let in - a pile of snow and ice came off the roof and she just managed to jump out of the way at the last second. A couple of ice chunks were very big and could've caused her some harm. The wind chill is terrible.

    Have just been watching the news and it's heartbreaking seeing the farmers trying to dig their sheep out of 6 foot deep snow. Can't help wondering if they couldn't have brought them in, but I suspect it's not that easy.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2013 5:49pm (Mar 26th 2013)
     
    It's terrible, isn't it? Those poor lambs...
    Good job Tabby had her wits about her - eight lives left!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2014 12:03am (Jul 25th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Omg it's SO warm! We hit 25*C here today and couldn't walk Zoey until this evening in case the heat made her sick. It's too warm to sleep in this house and tomorrow it's supposed to hit 27*C...I can't wait for autumn and winter! :laugh:

    Feels like this one has been such a hot summer!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2014 2:01am (Jul 25th 2014) edited
     
    :sun::fire::kettle::weather_hot:
    And that's why I'm up at stupid o'clock in the morning...
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2014 8:22am (Jul 25th 2014)
     
    We did get a break from the heat here yesterday and we got a lot of rain..it helped with the big wildfires up in the mountains..the biggest fire is now 50% contained it's burned over 250,000 acres so far, wiped out a town and 150 homes. It was great not to smell the smoke in the air.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2014 6:28pm (Jul 25th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chickenAnd that's why I'm up at stupid o'clock in the morning...


    Blegh I got two hours' sleep last night, this weather suuuuucks!! :laugh:
    Oh wow that is scary and so sad Lynn!! :gasp: I'm glad you got some rain, too.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2014 10:53pm (Jul 26th 2014)
     
    Yes, it's really hard to sleep and the cats are suffering too. Not going to moan about it though - I hate being cold! It's awful to hear about the wildfires Lynn - puts the heat and suffering in context doesn't it.

    Kitten has just come in covered in dirt and dust - she's filthy! She only went out 20 mins ago and was clean as a whistle then. She must've rolled in dirt somewhere. Meow Meow was dirty last night, and Ting Tong's feet are dirty tonight. Don't know where they are going.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 27th, 2014 1:12am (Jul 27th 2014)
     
    They've found a nice dust bath somewhere, like the chickens do. Tuppence's white bits are grey too!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 27th, 2014 10:08pm (Jul 27th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    At least it's not a 'poo bath' like Zoey enjoys...have lost count of the number of poo dollops she rolled on during our last walk :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 27th, 2014 11:07pm (Jul 27th 2014)
     
    Bleugh!! :_puke: Yes, that is something to be very grateful for Red!

    Why do they do it though CC? I thought birds did it to get rid of pests, or is it to keep cool?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 28th, 2014 7:14pm (Jul 28th 2014)
     
    I think it's a cooling down thing. Or it might be a 'Hah, I'm in your dust bath just so you can't use it' power trip type thing...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd, 2014 11:30am (Aug 2nd 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Now if only it'd stop raining so we could walk Zoey and get cracking with our exciting day...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd, 2014 4:46pm (Aug 2nd 2014)
     
    Played the organ at a wedding today but they were lucky with the showers; it poured while they were in church, sun came out for photos in the church yard and gave them time to get to the reception...then it poured again!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd, 2015 6:57pm (Apr 23rd 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It's been warm this week...our house is slowly heating up...please summer, no.

    (hey, I thought we had a vanillacon that banged it's head against a wall?!)
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 25th, 2015 11:01pm (Apr 25th 2015)
     
    It's getting warmer now. I can spend more time in South facing conservatory, lovely.
    I do love the sun. Unfortunately I have developed the old person's Rosacea, so have to keep sun off face = hat or sun screen.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 25th, 2015 11:54pm (Apr 25th 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I like sunny days as long as there is a strong breeze...too warm and dog walks become horrible. And our house is far, far too warm.

    Checked BBC weather last night to plan Zoey's pre-bed walk as she doesn't like rain. No rain in sight. Took her out an hour or so later and it was spitting...ten minute's into the walk and it was torrential! So she slept with us last night...thanks BBC weather!! :sarcastic:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 26th, 2015 5:07pm (Apr 26th 2015)
     
    Open a window at the front and a window at the back and let the breeze go through the house.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2015 11:03pm (Apr 27th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Do you think opening one THEN the other would work? Kasper-idiot-dog ( :001_tongue: ) barks when the window is open at the slightest noise, so I was thinking we could shut him in one room whilst the window is open in the other, then swap :smile: ...mind you if I begin counter conditioning early, and ply him with long lasting PB Kongs maybe he'd be too distracted to notice!! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2015 11:15pm (Apr 27th 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Also, look at our forecast for tonight & tomorrow...have to squeeze in two walks with Zoey before we go walk another dog that's scared of rain...hmmm.

    (in case the pics are too small, it's constant rain, all day!)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 1st, 2015 6:04am (May 1st 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I can't believe how frosty and icy it is this morning!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 1st, 2015 5:57pm (May 1st 2015)
     
    Ne'er cast a clout till May be out! Now you know why they say it....
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd, 2015 6:46pm (May 3rd 2015)
     
    It's beautiful here today, 70°F and no rain. It still gets cold at night, but we haven't had frost for a couple of weeks.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd, 2015 7:22pm (May 3rd 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Wow Lynn it's warm there! Still rainy here...all of Zoey's walks have had to be cut short because it starts raining whilst we're out (when we're furthest from home of course!) even though none has been predicted...supposed to be sunny tomorrow, that would be nice :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd, 2015 7:38pm (May 3rd 2015)
     
    CC, the term "Till May be out" refers to the blooming of May blossom (Hawthorn tree) not the month.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd, 2015 8:10pm (May 3rd 2015)
     
    I'm assuming it hasn't bloomed yet then Ollie - still cold round here! Loads of rain today - I let Kitten in this morning and she was like a drowned rat poor thing!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 4th, 2015 1:58pm (May 4th 2015)
     
    It's just coming out here...I cast my clouts ages ago in the hot weather!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2015 10:07pm (Jun 8th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    After we'd finished walking the dogs today we went and bought some stuff for a BBQ; we've never used ours and the sun was cracking the flags! We start walking home, and by the time we get back (not even 15 minutes later!) the storm clouds have gathered and it's threatening rain. *curses* :smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 9th, 2015 3:19pm (Jun 9th 2015)
     
    Well of COURSE it did, you nerk; well known fact that buying a barbecue set or getting your car cleaned is tantamount to a rain dance...:tooth:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 9th, 2015 11:05pm (Jun 9th 2015)
     
    along with pegging out the washing (when you normally tumble it!)