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    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 4th Oct 14, 10:37 AM
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    Daydream fund challenge part 4
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    • 4th Oct 14, 10:37 AM
    Daydream fund challenge part 4 4th Oct 14 at 10:37 AM
    back in march 2009. this thread started, as I had daydreamed of having a smallholding for far too many years than I can remember.. since then, we are now on our 4th new thread.. and have a nice bunch of mse'rs who are at various stages of their dream... even if you ream is to have a plot of land, or a house with a nice garden.. join in, all are welcome..


    here are the links to the other 3 threads
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1544047&highlight=daydream
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    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4651793&highlight=daydream
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    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 22nd Sep 19, 6:52 PM
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    HI ALL


    I excuse any spelling mistakes as my keyboard is so worn my alphabet consists of 18 clear ones ! so its guess work !


    re bats ... we have plenty here ! my foster dog [now called FISH ... don't ask ! ] spends ages trying to catch them as they swoop over the lawn ... he is about 10ft short but it keeps him occupied on an evening !
    I have to go raid the bushes for sloes tomorrow ... lots this year ... good old slie gin for the winter ...
    the farmers field next door has had 3 cuts for hay this year !! last one went out this Friday last .


    ive been making my models again and if I can get it to work will pit yp some pics ..


    im taking a week off in October to get all the jobs done here without being interrupted by ...life ! [mums off on a holiday with an equally aged relative so wont be on call] I HAVE to empty the garages and sort out a shed plus need to decorate the sun room ...
    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 22nd Sep 19, 7:02 PM
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    dave dave dave
    many moons ago you told me about tinypics for transferring pics ... THEY ARE NO MORE !!! do you have any drops of wisdom as to what I can ise now ??
    this page asks for URL ? where do I find it !!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 22nd Sep 19, 7:08 PM
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    re bats ... we have plenty here ! my foster dog [now called FISH ... don't ask ! ] spends ages trying to catch them as they swoop over the lawn .
    Originally posted by alfie 1
    Reminds me of the B52s with their song 'Give Me Back My Man,' the chorus of which goes, "I'll give you fish, I'll give you candy, I'll give you anything I have in my hand!"


    Always an innovative lot, I thought they put 'fish' in there just to see if anyone was paying attention, but apparently the song is an entreaty to a shark that's attacked the lady's sweetheart.


    That's my useless factoid of the day.
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    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 22nd Sep 19, 7:09 PM
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    Sorry not been around for so long, though I have been reading.

    A question for Dave - ages ago you gave a link to a place that did really good weed suppressant membrane. Please can you tell me again what it was? If we don't get on top of the weeds we're going to lose our allotment, which would then mean no home grown (well, allotment grown!) garlic, onions and shallots.

    I'm thinking of cutting in to plant maybe?

    OH did make 6 jars of blackcurrant jam from the lottie this summer, so that was good. A poor year for garlic though. We've only just finished last years, but this years won't take us through. Onions mixed, as were the shallots.

    We've given up on beans etc as we're never here to harvest them.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 22nd Sep 19, 7:14 PM
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    dave dave dave
    many moons ago you told me about tinypics for transferring pics ... THEY ARE NO MORE !!! do you have any drops of wisdom as to what I can ise now ??
    this page asks for URL ? where do I find it !!
    Originally posted by alfie 1
    I use:


    https://imgbb.com/
    and
    https://postimages.org/


    Just upload to either, choose the size you want, copy the BB code they give you and just plonk it into your post. Seems to work!
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 22nd Sep 19, 7:37 PM
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    A question for Dave - ages ago you gave a link to a place that did really good weed suppressant membrane. Please can you tell me again what it was?
    Originally posted by ukmaggie45
    Ooh err, I'm popular tonight!
    Um, the toughest heavy duty membrane is woven polypropylene, but it frays when you cut it, so not much good for planting through. However, it's good for just covering a large area and this company seem to have a permanent sale on it:
    https://www.harrodhorticultural.com/ground-cover-weed-control-fabric-100g-pid7521.html
    We found the quality OK. Another one we bought via eBay wasn't, but we did get a refund.

    For planting through, spun bonded fabric around 50gsm is best. We put some down and planted a hedge through it last year and it's still intact. You can fix it down with pegs, but being where we are, we use bricks as well!

    Lots of places sell this, including Amazon. This Harrod page gives an idea of what to expect, but might not be cheapest:

    https://www.harrodhorticultural.com/ground-cover-weed-control-fabric-50g-pid7909.html
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    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 22nd Sep 19, 7:38 PM
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 22nd Sep 19, 7:44 PM
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    Brilliant, alfie!
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    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 22nd Sep 19, 8:05 PM
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    dave dave dave ....


    thanks for the link
    • choille
    • By choille 22nd Sep 19, 8:44 PM
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    How lovely Alfie - really lovely.

    I don't know how you manage to do so much stuff.

    Been clearing some spindly trees down the banking again today. Do a little at a time as it gives me back ache.

    Major relist on ebay this evening - little selling which isn't an incentive.
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 23rd Sep 19, 7:58 PM
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    Super model, love all the things happening.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 24th Sep 19, 8:22 AM
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    Super model, love all the things happening.
    Originally posted by MysteryMe
    Ah, now I've made the picture full size, I can see all the detail too.

    Are you entering the model in a show alfie?


    Lots of 'proper' rain here at last, and more to come as we wave goodbye to the swallows and summer. ....But the autumn could still be a good 'un!
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    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 25th Sep 19, 9:30 PM
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    hi all


    dave.... no I just like making models , well miniature scenes ..
    but you never know !! I may join the "anoraks club "
    I have 2 ladies visit on a Monday eve that wanted help with their dollshouses [authentic grown ups ones ] .. we have become firm friends and to be honest we sit and put the worlds to rights , eat cake / biskwits and drink copious amounts of tea ! and still build stuff !we call ourselves The 3 Witches of Keeping ....


    well we had a day of rain , then a couple of days of showers now and then ... now sunshine again ! but it changes so quickly its not to be trusted ..


    poor old dolly daydream [spaniel] who is blind in one eye [pre old injury ] has developed the start of an ulcer in it . had her to the vets today , got special med drops and return Friday ... no improvement means a trip to an eye specialist [s ]


    better start selling my soul on the bay !!


    sons off to Portugal Friday on a 4 day stag do better get the annadin in for Tuesday !
    • choille
    • By choille 28th Sep 19, 6:55 PM
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    Not a good day today.

    Collie Wobble disgraced himself by going for a Jack Russel again on the beach - 2nd time this week. The owner was really angry and didn't help by thrashing my dog. It was all pretty grim.

    My beautiful cat went out and minutes later I could hear him yowling & under the house, got into the foundations. Heck of a bother getting him out. Lost the power in his back end. Off to the vets which is about 50 miles away. He was in agony by the sound of him. Vet reckoned it was a blood clot that had lodged in his groin area after examining him and we all came to the decision best to be PTS as not a good prognosis.
    He was rescue cat that had to be on a special diet and had been very ill before we got him. He came here, ruled the roost. Killed loads of moles, voles, mice and once brought a weasel in. He never had a day of illness with us until today. We had him 4 years. he was only 7 and absolutely beautiful to look at. But a bit of a thug.
    It was all so very sudden & it feels rather odd.
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 28th Sep 19, 9:38 PM
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    Dear choille, sending you hugs and condolences. So very sorry to hear about your much loved cat. Sounds like he had a lot of cat fun and hunting in his time with you. He had a good life. Love from Wales xxx
    • choille
    • By choille 28th Sep 19, 9:48 PM
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    Thanks Maggie- Just a big unexpected loss really. Glad we were about to hear him and get him to the vets. Feels a bit empty and wrong somehow.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 28th Sep 19, 10:34 PM
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    I know logic doesn't help much, but if there's a weakness, rather a sudden, short illness than something long and drawn-out, where the end is merely postponed.


    You were there for your lovely furry friend, which is what matters. It's horrible when they go off and hide, though that's a natural animal reaction.

    Hugs too from me. There are so many animals out there without families, maybe it won't be long before the emptiness is replaced by the patter of paws.
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    • choille
    • By choille 28th Sep 19, 11:05 PM
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    Thanks Dave. I do agree - best a short demise than a long drawn out one.

    It was a saddle thrombus which I hadn't come across before. It seems to be common is some breeds. Just very shocking really, but so glad we heard him yowling and got him to the vets. If we hadn't we would have been looking for him and calling & wondering what had happened as he didn't appear in any way ill when he went out this morning.

    He's buried beside the burn now.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 28th Sep 19, 11:28 PM
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    We've planted shrubs or trees above where our pets are buried here, so Wilf (ferret) is a white hydrangea, Eric (ferret) is a viburnum, Daisy (cat) is an eleagnus and Poppy (cat) is a yellow elderberry.

    Knowing where they are and what represents them makes the historic pets still seem part of the place.
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    • lucielle
    • By lucielle 30th Sep 19, 8:51 AM
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    Sorry to hear about your cat. That's lovely Dave re the plants

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