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Re: WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY IN YOUR GARDEN / ALLOTMENT
« Reply #2140 on: November 09, 2017, 09:44:51 PM »
Decent weather here today so made a flask of coffee loaded the rotovator into the car and headed for the plot..  Was happy with our rotovator not been used since last year but started with the first pull of the cord thats Honda for you reliability .. So we  got a few areas turned over plot looks so much better now since we cut the over grown hedge back lets so much more light onto the plot ..   Must  remember to take the camera next time to take a few pictures ..  Good day had and a nice chinese takeaway when we got home ..

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« Reply #2141 on: November 09, 2017, 10:12:38 PM »
Well me and me mate, Steve, had a full 1:30 to 4:30 afternoon non-stop Apple washing, crushing, pressing, juice extracting, barrel filling, cider making time.


I was absolutely knackered ( with a capital 'F' ). Still, I've now got 20 gallons on the go and Steve got 13 gallons to take home. Not bad, 33 gallons of pure, unadulterated apple juice in 3 hours.
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« Reply #2142 on: November 10, 2017, 07:36:44 PM »
Well me and me mate, Steve, had a full 1:30 to 4:30 afternoon non-stop Apple washing, crushing, pressing, juice extracting, barrel filling, cider making time.


I was absolutely knackered ( with a capital 'F' ). Still, I've now got 20 gallons on the go and Steve got 13 gallons to take home. Not bad, 33 gallons of pure, unadulterated apple juice in 3 hours.


How many gallons of last years vintage was consumed while making the new batch  chrs:-) chrs:-)  ?????????

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« Reply #2143 on: November 10, 2017, 10:43:41 PM »
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Only 3 bottles of last year's finest. And that was after we'd finished and cleaned up. It's pretty strong stuff, very drinkable and has the tendency to make you lose concentration and become feeble. I count a half litre bottle as most of my five-a-day.
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« Reply #2144 on: November 10, 2017, 11:46:46 PM »
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Only 3 bottles of last year's finest. And that was after we'd finished and cleaned up. It's pretty strong stuff, very drinkable and has the tendency to make you lose concentration and become feeble. I count a half litre bottle as most of my five-a-day.


Was that 3 bottles each ??  sounds like a good drop of stuff and can see why you only drank it after work ..

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Re: WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY IN YOUR GARDEN / ALLOTMENT
« Reply #2145 on: November 11, 2017, 07:12:07 AM »
Yep, 3 x half litre bottles each = 1.5 litres.....known as 'falling over water'  in our house It's around 6%


Mind you I made one the came in at around 14% a few years back, took some to a mates barbecue. He guzzled it down and was last seen crawling round his garden barking like a dog. He still has no memory of it to this day.


You are welcome to come over and try it anytime.
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Re: WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY IN YOUR GARDEN / ALLOTMENT
« Reply #2146 on: November 11, 2017, 05:56:38 PM »
At last got first raised bed assembled and in place.
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« Reply #2147 on: November 11, 2017, 07:45:44 PM »
Looking good Dave  ThU:-)  will take some soil to fill them up . Have you got any plans of what you are going to plant them up with ??  .

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« Reply #2148 on: November 11, 2017, 07:53:09 PM »
Yep, 3 x half litre bottles each = 1.5 litres.....known as 'falling over water'  in our house It's around 6%


Mind you I made one the came in at around 14% a few years back, took some to a mates barbecue. He guzzled it down and was last seen crawling round his garden barking like a dog. He still has no memory of it to this day.


You are welcome to come over and try it anytime.


 lol(1) Like that  [Falling over water ]  would look good on a label if you started bottling and selling your brew ..
If im ever down your way i may well take you up on that offer  chrs:-)

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Re: WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY IN YOUR GARDEN / ALLOTMENT
« Reply #2149 on: November 12, 2017, 07:07:57 PM »
Nice design and build that Dave. It'll take quite a few wheelbarrows of soil to fill it.
 

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« Reply #2150 on: November 16, 2017, 10:49:45 PM »
Had a few hours at the plot today did a few little odd jobs enjoyed the fresh air the wildlife a decent flask of coffee  HTT:-} and a good smoke in my eyes thats a decent day    ThU432:-)  so be like me get out there and  HAGD :-) 

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« Reply #2151 on: November 22, 2017, 09:06:12 PM »
Grin2:-)  Some good news at last all my raised beds are built.

The one corner bed filled with ericaceous compost for my Blueberry bushes to go in.

The weather is holding me up lots of wet stuff falling from the sky  :-)snigger

A few more pics to look at.


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Re: WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY IN YOUR GARDEN / ALLOTMENT
« Reply #2152 on: November 22, 2017, 09:32:54 PM »
They look great Dave  ThU32:-).

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« Reply #2153 on: November 22, 2017, 09:54:56 PM »
Thanks Annette I am pleased with them be better when got stuff growing in em  ThU32:-)

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« Reply #2154 on: November 22, 2017, 09:59:43 PM »
Looking good Dave you must be pleased with the way your recent jobs have turned out ..  Hopefully the weather will let you get things completed we have had our fair share of overnight rain and now we have high winds i normally get to the plot on a thursday dont think i will be getting there this week ..

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« Reply #2155 on: November 23, 2017, 03:51:06 PM »
Thanks for that Scary, tooooo cold today to do anything biting cold wind here looks nice through glass till you get out in it.   bore:-)

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« Reply #2156 on: November 23, 2017, 08:30:31 PM »
Thanks for that Scary, tooooo cold today to do anything biting cold wind here looks nice through glass till you get out in it.   bore:-)


Yes your right there Dave blue sky and sun shining through the window here looks great  CThUpD:-)  then when you go outside it,s cold and damm windy .. what:-{ 

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« Reply #2157 on: December 02, 2017, 08:42:33 AM »
It's very easy to stay in the warm and become in-motivated at this time of year. Cold outside, gets through to your bones especially when it's cold AND damp. I really envy grizzly bears being able to a) eat absolutely everything in sight, b) be attractive to the opposite sex for being massively overweight, c) crawl into a nice snug hole and go to sleep until all the bad weather has gone.


I was thinking about Grizzlies because I was pruning my 50 blueberry bushes yesterday and I know how much bears love this fruit. I was wondering  about how these swamp loving plants had evolved with their main 'Predators' bears, birds and rodents, each talking the fruits in their own way. Of course birds and rodents just pluck the fruits leaving virtually no damage whilst bears wade in ripping jaws full of fruits, twigs, leaves etc, sometimes smashing their way through overgrown bushes to get at 'the good stuff' to gorge on these blue wonderberries.


It put my mind at rest, really, as I carefully pruned out some older wood in the knowledge that these plants are as tough as old boots and that nothing I did could really harm them.


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« Reply #2158 on: December 02, 2017, 09:31:49 AM »
have you taken up smoking a certain type of pipe what:-{ Tommo  while pruning   
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« Reply #2159 on: December 03, 2017, 12:52:12 PM »
You leave Tommo alone with his pipe Annette!!! ALL the nicest people smoke pipes with herbs in.  CW ;-)