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by alan refail
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The geese are getting fat
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: The geese are getting fat

Whatever you may have thought about geese, they are as tame and friendly as anything if you talk to them and stroke them as they are growing up.
by alan refail
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The geese are getting fat
Replies: 5
Views: 60

The geese are getting fat

How they looked a couple of weeks ago.

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by alan refail
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: It goes so fast!
Replies: 6
Views: 173

It goes so fast!

The summer, that is! Or at least it seems to do when you live in Wales and raise poultry! Here the first of May is known as Calan Haf, the first day of summer; June is Mehefin, the middle of summer; July is Gorffenaf, the end of summer; to be followed by September, Medi, harvest-time. As for the pou...
by alan refail
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1248
Views: 180422

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

Boris Johnson walks into a Bank to cash a cheque. As he approaches the cashier he says, "Good morning, Ms could you please cash this cheque for me?" Cashier: "It would be my pleasure. Could you please show me your ID?" Johnson: "Truthfully, I did not bring my ID with me as I...
by alan refail
Sun May 24, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I'm in love.....................with ducks!
Replies: 25
Views: 1993

Re: I'm in love.....................with ducks!

This is what the Saxonys will look like when mature. Lovely birds!

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by alan refail
Sun May 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I'm in love.....................with ducks!
Replies: 25
Views: 1993

Re: I'm in love.....................with ducks!

Ducking moves on apace. A hatch of eighteen Welsh Harlequins are now independent six-week-olds. Thirty black Cayuga eggs are in the incubator, ready to hatch on Thursday. And the latest venture is Saxony ducks, three ducks and two drakes. They will be for breeding from next spring. They are a very r...
by alan refail
Sun May 24, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Goosed!
Replies: 28
Views: 1298

Re: Goosed!

Kaiser is now a happy boy! His three new girls have been with his for nearly four weeks now. They were three different ages and all a few weeks younger than him. But he looked after them like a mother! Now they are growing to catch up with him and getting their white feathers. They are Gretchen, Gre...
by alan refail
Mon May 18, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1248
Views: 180422

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

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by alan refail
Mon May 18, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1248
Views: 180422

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

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by alan refail
Sat May 16, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1248
Views: 180422

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by alan refail
Tue May 12, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 193
Views: 5707

Re: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.

That's a coincidence Monika. In all the years I gardened in Leeds I took the eighth of June as the last possible frost, and it was surprising just how many years there WAS a frost around that date.
by alan refail
Tue May 12, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 193
Views: 5707

Re: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.

As it is written in the Book of Ecclesiastes: "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted". Even now I live in the relatively mild northwest of Wales, I ...
by alan refail
Sun May 10, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1248
Views: 180422

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

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by alan refail
Wed May 06, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 193
Views: 5707

Re: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.

I notice each time that I look at the weekend forecast the predicted temperatures have risen - from 1C on Sunday night to 5C, and Monday and Tuesday nights up to 6C. I don't know if they will go higher still, but I don't think I will be seeing much frost.
by alan refail
Mon May 04, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Chase barn cloche
Replies: 15
Views: 4872

Re: Chase barn cloche

If you could have been in my village in 1947 when this photograph was taken, Miss Priddle could probably have sold you some spares :!: http://search.digido.org.uk/?id=llgc-id%3A1454823&query=*&query_type=full_text&page=98&img_id=4 http://dams.llgc.org.uk/behaviour/llgc-id:1454824/fed...

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