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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2009 8:56pm (Mar 15th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Weather: PERFECT!!

    We went to Hanley park and climbed the mountain & fed the ducks...it was a really sunny day with a refreshing breeze. Roll on summer :cool:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2009 9:15pm (Mar 15th 2009)
     
    I was in Hanley last weekend. ;)
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 16th, 2009 7:01am (Mar 16th 2009)
     
    We had a wind storm today and it knocked out my internet connection..I just got it back a while ago. I'm ready for a little sunshine now..any time it wants to show up.:crying:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 17th, 2009 12:53pm (Mar 17th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: AceI was in Hanley last weekend.;)

    As in Hanley near where I am? You should've come to visit :P
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeMar 17th, 2009 4:27pm (Mar 17th 2009)
     
    Yeh Hanley as in Stoke. I was visiting my sister who lives there. I'll tell ya the next time i'm going there and maybe i could come a visit you. ;)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 17th, 2009 9:57pm (Mar 17th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That'd be cool, you could come do mattress sliding at our block :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2009 8:01am (Mar 18th 2009)
     
    Yeh. Sounds great! :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2009 4:53pm (Mar 18th 2009)
     
    Lynn, are you drying out at last there? Is the mud receding?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2009 6:55pm (Mar 18th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    This could be you next time, Ace!
    sliding
    Do you visit your sister often?
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2009 7:57pm (Mar 18th 2009)
     
    Woah that looks like fun. Don't visit my sister that often, i kinda choose when i see her. ;)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 19th, 2009 1:39am (Mar 19th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I'm guessing she's older than you? One of my friends used to argue with her older sister so much when they both lived at home, they were never on friendly terms. Then the elder sister moved out and ever since they've been like best friends...weird!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 19th, 2009 4:18am (Mar 19th 2009)
     
    Posted By: chief chickenLynn, are you drying out at last there? Is the mud receding?


    It's been raining here, CC..so nope we are still all wet.:crying: I want Spring to be here so bad, but I'm afraid it's just going to be icky for weeks. We did have a couple of hour of Sun the other day..it didn't last long though.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeMar 19th, 2009 8:26am (Mar 19th 2009)
     
    Posted By: RedI'm guessing she's older than you?


    Yep she is. She is 26. ;)
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd, 2009 10:07pm (Mar 23rd 2009)
     
    What happened tot he wall to wall sunshie that we had last week.
    some how winter seems to have come back.

    Can someone please organise for the sun to come back. :-)
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      CommentAuthorChicken Wing
    • CommentTimeMar 24th, 2009 7:34am (Mar 24th 2009)
     
    Beautiful sunshine here in Bucks today. Looks like it might get cloudy and cold later for my return home from work though... What a pain! As I have to wait at the bus stop for half an hour this evening.
    Never mind Chicken Drummy is away in Salisbury this week and it looks like it might be colder there than here..Yeh!:001_rolleyes:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 24th, 2009 4:34pm (Mar 24th 2009)
     
    OOoo, left on your own, CW? Going out free-ranging, are you? :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeMar 25th, 2009 12:18pm (Mar 25th 2009)
     
    It's very windy today. I wonder if the new netting on the chicken pen next door will be able to stand it?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 25th, 2009 11:56pm (Mar 25th 2009)
     
    Our weather has been terrible! The rain was so heavy it was like someone had turned a hosepipe on the window, and the wind so strong it blew me back against the car when I got out. Come back sunshine!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2009 1:52am (Mar 26th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    *agrees*
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2009 6:14pm (Mar 26th 2009)
     
    It's only water...:\
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2009 10:30pm (Mar 26th 2009)
     
    But I can't swim!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2009 2:23am (Mar 29th 2009)
     
    I'm sitting here in a stinking SNOW STORM!!!:snow:..this is almost the first of April..where is SPRING!!!:weather_snowing:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2009 3:34am (Mar 29th 2009)
     
    I drove through a hailstorm this afternoon (well, yesterday afternoon now) and then sat in the car to wait for it to clear before I legged it to the house. And got 50 yards down the footpath when the heavens opened and I got a thorough soaking.
    Still, it's only water...
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2009 7:03pm (Mar 29th 2009)
     
    Posted By: LynnWI'm sitting here in a stinking SNOW STORM!!!..this is almost the first of April..where is SPRING!!!
    Its Spring on Whidbey Lynn. Pack up Mom, Don and the animals and come on up here!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2009 9:40pm (Mar 29th 2009)
     
    We have Spring here in UK too.
    Daffodils bloom, primroses too and many other English flowers.
    It is all beginning to get up a pace that I am going to find hard to keep up to. Though I'm determined to have a better garden this year - it can't be much worse than last year!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2009 6:12pm (Mar 30th 2009)
     
    I've seen loads of grape hyacinths this year - more than I've ever seen before! Must be a good year...and the apple tree is coming out too.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2009 7:47pm (Mar 30th 2009)
     
    I have loads of grape hyacinths this year as well. I did have simply loads but my Hennies decided to excavate their dust bath right in the middle of them. I managed to save some and plant else where. They are busy pulling up the remains of my crocus now. My fruit trees are not ready to flower yet
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2009 7:57pm (Mar 30th 2009)
     
    My chickens scratted up a load of snowdrop bulbs this year...ratbags. I love 'em really!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2009 8:06pm (Mar 30th 2009)
     
    It is funny cos if I ask mine to leave something alone they just have to inspect it even more spoiling it in the proccess. I love them to bits though and they know it that's for sure. I have to start my veg plot off soon so spos I will have to get a fence around it first. I have been digging it over for them all winter so it is my fault for encouraging them to scratch about there
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2009 8:26pm (Mar 30th 2009)
     
    Well it's one way of getting it turned over and manured!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2009 9:29pm (Mar 30th 2009)
     
    It's autumn here and just beautiful weather we are having although we still need more rain. I really love this time of year, much cooler than our awful fire danger summer we've just had but not yet into the bite of winter, although of course where I live we don't even have snow or ice storms so I'm not complaining.

    Hens do love a good scratch and a dig while busily clucking here and there don't they. It is all just part of their charm I think. My mother used to go crook when they dug up her garden then plant again in a new spot but they always found the juiciest bits no matter how cleverly she tried to disguise them.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 31st, 2009 5:57am (Mar 31st 2009)
     
    Posted By: DianeonWhidbeyIts Spring on Whidbey Lynn. Pack up Mom, Don and the animals and come on up here!

    I would if I could, Diane..but, I'm stuck here. *sigh*
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 31st, 2009 9:41am (Mar 31st 2009)
     
    Ha Ha hens sure are expert on manure although why the heck they have to do the backdoor step every morning puzzles me. Maybe I keep them waiting to long before I go out with their elevenses. I have cooked them a couple of handfulls of frozen peas for this morning. I am always cooking something either for the family or the hens then cats have their fish cooked every morning as well. Spoilt rotten the lot of them but they are worth it !!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 1st, 2009 5:55pm (Apr 1st 2009)
     
    Posted By: nanny northI am always cooking something either for the family or the hens then cats have their fish cooked every morning as well. Spoilt rotten the lot of them but they are worth it !!


    You sound just like me, NannyN..I have to cook up a couple of pounds of frozen corn for my spoiled rotten chickens, ducks and geese every afternoon..I have a very demanding crew...but they ARE worth it, you're right :-)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 1st, 2009 8:45pm (Apr 1st 2009)
     
    Hi Lynnw I had a laugh the other day I was making some fried bread with the fat that came out of our sausages we had for tea the previous night. My son came in and said, cor fried bread my favorite. He was mega disapointed when I said it was for the hens afternoon treat. He swears blind they eat better than him.
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2009 12:11pm (Apr 2nd 2009)
     
    I'm cold. That's the weather here. Cold.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2009 5:21pm (Apr 2nd 2009)
     
    The weather here is sunny and warm. :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2009 6:35pm (Apr 2nd 2009)
     
    Posted By: nanny north He swears blind they eat better than him.


    My husband always says that about our animals, NN, especially the cats. Yet when I offer him turkey and venison catfood, he always declines. You can't have it all ways up, as I say...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2009 8:07pm (Apr 2nd 2009)
     
    Ha Ha isn't that just right. The good things about the hens is I have no food waste at all now. I cook all the veg peelings up and mix it with their pellets. They love it.... sometimes I add a bit of curry powder to it so it is like a different meal. Mind you I dont put too much in case it changes the taste of the eggs. When it was very cold weather I warmed it up and they thought that was lovely as well. Very easy to please are hens
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2009 9:24pm (Apr 2nd 2009)
     
    Curry in food and being transmitted through reminds me of an incident when I was training to be a Midwife.

    One of the pupils had asked about curry flavour being transmitted into breast milk. This was in a hospital with one in five mothers from Pakistan etc.

    Our Tutor took us down to Delivery Suite and we were invited to smell the very first breaths of one of their babies.

    It smelt of curry....
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2009 9:36pm (Apr 2nd 2009)
     
    oh fancy that, how amazing it is something you dont really think about isn't it. I remember giving my first born a bad tummy by eating home made pickled onions while breast feeding. Poor kiddie's poo stunk of them.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2009 12:40pm (Apr 3rd 2009)
     
    It has turned into a beautiful day here so I am off to get my greenhouse sorted out and see what I can get started seed wise. I am usually a bit late with it but every thing seems to catch up in the end. I will take Kimmi out with me for company as he loves all the sorting out and watering, as long as he doesnt get splashed. He is a mitted blue point rag doll cat with the most beautiful blue eyes ever. I have asked my son to help me get the photo's going when he has time, hopefully it won't be long now
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2009 10:08pm (Apr 3rd 2009)
     
    Oh I think that's the same colouring as my neighbour's cat that i mentioned on another thread! She has got him a harness and lead because she doesn't want to lose him. Her house backs on to the NHS stores building (where they keep commodes and chairs and mattresses for community use) and then the woods. He didn't look impressed at having to wear it though!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2009 10:26pm (Apr 3rd 2009)
     
    Ragdoll cats are real forgiving he will get used to it and as they cost a lot of money they are likely to get stolen so it is much safer for them. The local paper round here is full of people who have lost cats week after week. I have my Mainecoons chipped but one is so trusting he would go off with anyone, The other is very nervous and would panic and run blindly if she was startled
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 4th, 2009 11:12pm (Apr 4th 2009)
     
    That's a shame. We have a cat around here that is really friendly and I worry about her. There are some vile kids around now and she's so trusting she could easily be stolen or hurt. I hope someone is looking over her.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 4th, 2009 11:25pm (Apr 4th 2009)
     
    I have a big ginger cat that comes to visit every day I don't know where he lives but he is well groomed and fed. I think he comes when his folk go out. I call him Ginny He is so naughty as he lays in the road and rolls about I always worry as some of the younger ones come down so fast in their cars
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2009 4:04pm (Apr 5th 2009)
     
    Ginny is hardly a name for a Ginger Tom - he'll get bullied! There was a massive ginger tom near my brother's house, and the cat was called Prudence. Apparently his owners thought it was a female kitten and the name stuck...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2009 7:44pm (Apr 5th 2009) edited
     
    Ha ha years ago one of my neighbours had a male kitten and that was called Prudence as well, it was a lovely grey cat and had a massive set of.... dewberries on it ....... She asked me to have a look at it as it had beetles on it. She was so cross and offended when I said it had fleas it was well and truly infested with them poor thing. She said she had never had fleas in her house before and that I must be mistaken. She took it to the vets and of course he charged her for the consultation and suggested she made a appointment to get it doctored. Again she was mighty offended and came to me to check out what the vet had said. She said I know it is a female cat cos it has nipples. I don't know how I kept a straight face any how after a good chat and a cup of tea it all got sorted and the cat was then known as Percy
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2009 9:11pm (Apr 5th 2009)
     
    Posted By: nanny northShe said I know it is a female cat cos it has nipples.


    :rolling: Did she also think her husband was a girlie, then? :D
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2009 9:39pm (Apr 5th 2009) edited
     
    I remember saying something similar to try and get it across to her. She had three children I often thought thank goodness she got their gender sorted out before she named the poor little blighters
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2009 11:21pm (Apr 5th 2009)
     
    haha!!! Beetles! Never heard fleas called that before! My friend used to insist that if her cat had fleas it had got them out of the garden. She wouldn't have it that they live in the carpet and all she needed was a good flea treatment for the cat and a real good vacuuming. After I bought a Dyson my lot never had fleas again.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 10:29am (Apr 6th 2009)
     
    I have a dyson and mine stay clear as well, they are really good and I wouldnt ever want any other sort. This woman had never had pets before even as a child. She didnt have a clue about so many every day things. I guess I was lucky as I was brought up on a farm when I was very small and even when we left it we still had our pets. We had a tame pig once. but that's yet another tale to tell one wet day !
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 12:28pm (Apr 6th 2009)
     
    Well nanny north that is a very funny story, beatles indeed..........I love pigs too so cant wait to hear about your tale as I believe they are very friendly and puppy-like.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 5:31pm (Apr 6th 2009)
     
    My friend got sneered at at school by a posh girl, because she lived on a farm. The posh girl overheard Kathleen talking about riding at the weekend so suddenly became v. friendly and invited herself round. Imagine her surprise when she was instructed to hang from the apple tree and drop onto the hog's back as he passed under the tree then hang on for dear life...apparently she never came round for tea again.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 7:46pm (Apr 6th 2009)
     
    Ha ha that is just so funny and served the posh girl right. Ha ha I can not stop laughing at that. Sounds real good though and wouldnt have minded having a go myself.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 8:03pm (Apr 6th 2009)
     
    That's great CC!! I wish I'd had a friend who lived on a farm. I've always adored animals but only ever had the usual dogs and cats. Oh, and a mouse once. People think I'm weird now for having rats and cats, but if I were single my home would be full of pets, and the garden too!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 11:28pm (Apr 6th 2009)
     
    :rolling:Oh CC that picture in my mind of the girl dropping on to the pigs back........:rofl:
    brilliant.
    • CommentAuthorluvhens
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 12:34am (Apr 7th 2009)
     
    Diane, hope everything is alright with you. Heard about the trouble in your area. Thinking of you. We had storms today, very warm but cold tomorrow.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 2:03am (Apr 7th 2009)
     
    Thank you LH! I know the general location of the horrific landslide on Whidbey, but not precisely where it is. I feel for the people who lost their homes. And for the poor guy in the TV interview who started crying about the salmon habitat he had worked to bring back to a good state for ten years and now had lost the whole thing. And yet, as he turned away from the camera he said very softly - "well...we'll just start cleaning to out again." What a sweet man.

    And you are very sweet, LH, for thinking of us here. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 1:15pm (Apr 7th 2009)
     
    Oh dear Diane! I hope no one was hurt?!


    Its snowing!! Boo-hooo!. :(
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 5:19pm (Apr 7th 2009)
     
    No one was physically hurt. The county warned them ahead of time and got them all to leave, as I understand it.

    Brilliant sunshine here. It got to 70 degrees yesterday!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 7:27pm (Apr 7th 2009)
     
    Stay safe, cherub. We're thinking of you.
    Silly question; how big is Whidbey Island?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 8:41pm (Apr 7th 2009) edited
     
    Sunny Girl

    Bright and sunny in Germany says Aurelia
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 8:44pm (Apr 7th 2009)
     
    Whidbey is the longest island in the continental US (although Long Island protests.) Its 40 miles long.

    That's a cute baby NN. Whose is it?
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 8:49pm (Apr 7th 2009)
     
    :sun:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 8:52pm (Apr 7th 2009)
     
    Hi Diane, Thats my youngest sons baby she is ten months old. Her name is Aurelia May. They are coming back to the UK for a week for Easter so I am looking forward to that.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 11:45pm (Apr 7th 2009)
     
    Sweet.

    And glad to see that Victoria is in the sun. :D
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 12:06am (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    I'm glad no one was hurt Diane, how terrible. Have you had a lot of rain to cause that?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 12:23am (Apr 8th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Gorgeous photo nanny north :heartsabove:

    It's raining here...
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 3:56am (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    Diane, I read that a beaver dam broke and sent all the mud whooshing down the slope, is that correct?
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 4:38am (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    Cuty-wooty baby-waby! :)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 5:29pm (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    Yes, we have had a lot of rain. The ground is like a sponge right now - with too much water in it to be totally absorbed by that sponge...

    And yes, it was set off by a beaver dam breaking. Whidbey is edged by very steep, high and an unstable cliffs in most places. From the news it looks like these homes were on the beach, below the cliffs. So that would make the water forceful and provide a whole lot of soil from the cliffs for the creation of an horrific slide.

    Not that I could afford anything like a beach home anyway, but I made sure to buy a house that was several streets back from the cliffs. Since I've lived here the people who live on the cliff edge down from me have lost 30 or so feet of their property... Scary stuff.

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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 6:09pm (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    Posted By: JonnyCuty-wooty baby-waby!

    Looks like the senility is kicking in...and on the day after his birthday too; such a shame...:D
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 7:26pm (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    Bah. The hencam front page background claims the sky is rather more night-timey than it actually is outside.

    When I found hencam in October it claimed that the sun was shining when it was already pitch black outside, and I've been waiting for the hencam sky and the real sky to catch up with each other. And I missed it.:sad:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 8:21pm (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    Posted By: nanny northHi Diane, Thats my youngest sons baby she is ten months old. Her name is Aurelia May. They are coming back to the UK for a week for Easter so I am looking forward to that.

    Your little grandbaby is soooo cute, NN. I'm glad you are going to get to see her soon.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 8:31pm (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    oh thank you LynnW, We all love her so much she is such a sunny child and has such a beautiful smile. I saw her two weeks ago when I went to stay. my Hubby can not wait for them to arrive as he had to stay at home and look after the enimals.
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2009 12:57am (Apr 9th 2009)
     
    I think Grand-Pa is going to spoil his Grand-Child me thinks!! So cute!
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2009 4:33pm (Apr 9th 2009)
     
    It's been cloudy all day here, just as I was getting used to the breezy sunshine of the past few days. I think I'd rather it rained than stayed overcast and threatening to rain like it is now.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2009 5:14pm (Apr 9th 2009)
     
    Been damping here all day...but very little real rain.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2009 11:40pm (Apr 9th 2009)
     
    That's because we had it CC! Its rained off and on all day, and when it rained it really came down!

    I hope its dry tomorrow for hubby to ride his motorbike round Mallory Park race track!
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeApr 15th, 2009 8:42am (Apr 15th 2009)
     
    Don't know if everyone is having similar weather....really wet and windy last night and early this morning I had thurnder and lightning.
    Still blowing a gale out there but then, once I am at work....I feel like a mushroom :-)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 15th, 2009 6:26pm (Apr 15th 2009)
     
    HUUUUUUGE crack of thunder over the house this morning about 5 o'clock; Tuppence definitely wasn't amused.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 15th, 2009 8:18pm (Apr 15th 2009)
     
    Sunny day here!!! Hope that's true doon sooth for Lynn as well. :D
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 15th, 2009 10:07pm (Apr 15th 2009)
     
    At 7.50am, just as we were about to leave for work, the heavens opened. And it bucketed down. Then the thunder and lightening started, scared Foggy who ran to hide. Then the hail started. And it got heavier and heavier. Needless to say we waited before leaving for work. At 8.05am the road was white with ice from the hail. The car was covered. We ran for the car at 8.10 (its about 5feet from the front door!) and were soaked by the time we got in. Our patio and first part of the lawn were under about 3" or 4" of water/ice.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2009 5:22am (Apr 16th 2009)
     
    It was beautiful here today, so I could let all the chickens out to run around and eat bugs..a great time was had by all. I hope the good weather will last for a while..it's such a lovely change.
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2009 8:04am (Apr 16th 2009)
     
    To-day appears to be a bit misty but promises to be a nice day. Lovely watery sun trying to come thru the mist this morning.
    makes you happy to be alive.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2009 11:00am (Apr 16th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Dull and foggy here with a cold wind. There is a hint of sun behind the clouds & fog, so it could brighten up later. Who knows?
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2009 11:28am (Apr 16th 2009)
     
    I got the thunder and lightning mentioned yesterday by Init, CC and Kate late last night.
    I suppose I'll get the mist/fog Init and Red are talking about this morning a bit later.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 6:18pm (Apr 18th 2009)
     
    beautiful sunshine two afternoon and evenings on the trot makes you sure makes you feel good
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 7:11pm (Apr 18th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :iagree: I've done so much walking my legs are killing me, but i can't resist when the weather's like this! I'm gonna walk over to my nana's now, if my legs can carry me up the hills that is! :D
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 8:41pm (Apr 18th 2009)
     
    Jason and I did loads of walking the past couple of winters in Derbyshire. We haven't done so much of it this year. We wanted to do Stanage edge this year but the weather will be to warm for me to do it soon.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 19th, 2009 6:01pm (Apr 19th 2009)
     
    Beautiful day here again, got some runner beans into pots in my green house, if it stays warm like this they will be through real quick. The pond was getting furred up with blanket weed so tackled that and cleaned out the pump. My Koi are really growing now, they were real small when I got them two years ago. I will try and get some pictures of them maybe tomorrow.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 19th, 2009 8:36pm (Apr 19th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yep, more sun here too! We had tea outside with my Grandma, Grandad and Great Grandma (and mum and dad!) and it was really nice...sorta like a picnic!

    Look forward to the fish pics, NN! I'm getting goldfish next year when we move into our house at uni, and they may only be goldfish but i'm already really excited! :)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 19th, 2009 9:01pm (Apr 19th 2009)
     
    I love my pond and have dug several in my time at different houses I have lived in. This one was a sod to dig as the ground was so hard we have clay and cobble stones not far under the top soil. It took weeks to hand dig. It is a real deep one as I wanted some Koi. I do have a mixture of fish though and not just Koi. They get fairly tame as they get older.
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2009 1:18am (Apr 21st 2009)
     
    It raining here...but we need it! Ottawa Radar
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2009 8:04am (Apr 21st 2009)
     
    foggy in Biggleswade but clear in the land of roundabouts.

    have more gardening planned in between a visit to a charming Pub this evening.

    Nanny North..you talking of ponds reminds me, that is one more addition I want to make to the garden so I will set myself the challenge of finding out all about ponds and then I will start digging one.
    will add it to my list of things to do for pleasure. :-)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2009 10:22am (Apr 21st 2009)
     
    Hey Init I did my driving lessons in Biggleswade many many years ago. I hated it because of the roundabouts. Small world isnt it.

    I find a lot of peace in my gardening, it is a lovely way of clearing your head. Find out what sort of soil you have first as I think you may be on chalk there which is not easy to dig and would not be a thing of pleasure trying to break through that. Of course you could always have a pond construction party. Bring your own spade and a bottle do!!!! Well worth thinking about that one.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2009 10:25am (Apr 21st 2009)
     
    Oh it looks as if we are in for another lovely sunny day here. I got up late this morning which is unusual for me, I still feel tired though for some reason. I will have to make a start on my chores soon so I can enjoy the afternoon.
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2009 11:19am (Apr 21st 2009)
     
    Posted By: init sisterthe land of roundabouts


    That does make it sound rather charming, like you live in a land populated by Florence, Dougal, Ermintrude the Cow, Dylan the Rabbit etc. All grass and trees and Magic Roundabouts.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2009 1:19pm (Apr 21st 2009) edited
     
    Ha ha wasn't magic roundabout inspired by the drugs scene but then you are probably still right about the grass !!

    If I remember rightly wasn't Stevenage also roundabout happy? It is a while since I last went there, It is where I used to go ten pin bowling which is great fun,