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by robo
Fri May 07, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Anyone heard it yet?
Replies: 25
Views: 365

Re: Anyone heard it yet?

Not seen a swallow around here but we do get a lot of them down the plot ,when we used to spend time in our place in Spain one of the jobs I had to do was strim the field the weeds are not like over here they usually grow to 6 feet tall and anything up to an inch in diameter the strimmer had a head ...
by robo
Fri May 07, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Water pump

I got the battery from a car scrap yard make sure they will exchange it if it’s a dud as you may have to go through a couple before you get one that’s ok, if you find that all works great and elevates your problem then invest in a leasure battery it’s doubt full you would get one from a car breakers...
by robo
Tue May 04, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 25
Views: 199

Re: Late Spring Bits and Bobs.

My three rain barrels are all full the guy from the council will be made up he hates anyone using a hose he says the taps are to fill watering cans and nothing else ,he’s caught me three times with a sprinkler on ha wasn’t happy on each occasion
by robo
Mon May 03, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 25
Views: 199

Re: Late Spring Bits and Bobs.

Now the sun is cracking the flags ,what a day
by robo
Mon May 03, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 25
Views: 199

Re: Late Spring Bits and Bobs.

Primrose ,I wish I could get out in our boat , the marina started to repair the lock gates that gives us access to the river Mersey they did it right in the middle of the annual cod run at the end of January and they are still working on them but with covid I don’t think we would have gone fishing a...
by robo
Mon May 03, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 25
Views: 199

Re: Late Spring Bits and Bobs.

It’s absolutely hammering it down here has been for four hours the winds must be gale force no doubt there will be trees lying in the road , hope I’ve no damage down the plot
by robo
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Water pump

Have a look on eBay as the seller about the strength of the pump
by robo
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Water pump

I use a bilge pump from a boat , runs of 12 volts fits on the end of a hosepipe very little maintenance I use a battery from a scrap yard and a couple of small solar panels , depending on the height you are lifting the water depends on how fast your barrels will fill, I use mine in a sump hole I dri...
by robo
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 166
Views: 4154

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

I cut my first asparagus yesterday not many as it’s very slow this year I’m not sure all the roots survived despite being covered with manure
by robo
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Anyone heard it yet?
Replies: 25
Views: 365

Re: Anyone heard it yet?

We never get cuckoos around here not even down the plot , about four years ago I made a strawberry barrel out of a 35 gallon drum I placed it about 4 feet or 1200 mm from were I sat when having my morning drink I covered the top with plastic mesh to stop the birds eating the strawberries I left a ve...
by robo
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 166
Views: 4154

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

No frost forecast for here last night but when my coworker went to feed the chickens at 6 o’clock this morning she had to break the ice on the water feeders ,the last two days I’ve been taking tomatoes and lettuce from the proper gator to the poly tunnel luckily they all survived
by robo
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: PEACE AND QUIET
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: PEACE AND QUIET

I live around 200 miles from Heathrow so it doesn’t bother me haha, I love the dawn chorus always have only trouble is the medication I’m on is like being hit on the head with a big hammer very hard to wake of a morning
by robo
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 166
Views: 4154

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

Same here westi snowing for over an hour last night sleeting for a good few hour and freezing as well
by robo
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 166
Views: 4154

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

I’m doing ok o.h. I went to the trauma clinic last week it was the first time they haven’t mentioned skin grafts they said come back in a month if all is ok they will discharge me and leave me in the hands of the district nurses ,I went and seen a facial specialist (at least that’s what the nurse ca...
by robo
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 166
Views: 4154

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

My coworker down the plot is one of these keep fit fanatics while I’m injured she very kindly volunteered to sort the chickens each day it’s not a big job as I have it well organised but it means scrapping the overnight droppings up collecting the eggs and throwing a bit of corn around ,the layers p...

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