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Offline Emz2014

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Re: Ruth's Palm Tree
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2018, 10:47:13 PM »
That's a fantastic photo! :-)

Finally remembered to upload one of the foxes (lost a little quality where I have compressed it to reduce the size of the file  :undecided: )

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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2018, 10:56:38 PM »
what a beauty!   they are so beautiful animals even though they wreck stuff and steal boots lol  :rofl:
How did you train it to sit? :smiley:

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« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2018, 09:32:39 AM »
Yep, thieves and vandals, but beautiful! :-) 

I was lucky he was having a relax.  Managed to take a few of two of them playing too :-)

They seem to have calmed down a bit with their vandalism.  Only now and again dig up the corner of gravel around the roses.  Am wondering if they are after the bulbs - as they do unearth one or two each time?! (But then if they've left some, I guess thats unlikely!)
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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2018, 07:34:37 PM »
our Foxes like to dig in flower beds too.......some of the bulbs are poisonous (one of our friends dogs died after eating bulbs) many years ago I looked after an Arctic Fox cub which was a real cutie but had very sharp teeth lol we never found out where he had come from but once he was fit he went to live in a lovely wildlife sanctuary.
Your Foxes might like gardening? lol

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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2018, 08:53:45 PM »
Ooo, now you may be on to something - if I can just get them to tidy up the hedges xx
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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2018, 08:57:45 PM »
Just remembered our bread maker discussion.  Do you have any recipes yet?  I have some normal ones, prior to going gluten free. I can share either with you xx
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« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2018, 09:02:03 PM »
yes I found a big book on them stashed away with the breadmaker 8-) there looks to be some nice recipes in but wish they didn't say you can make donuts in them lol  not that i would make any 9-)

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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2018, 09:11:24 PM »
Could make some and experiment?  I made some little white choc & raspberry bundt cakes recently and found I could freeze some successfully. Defrosted one on a sheet of kitchen roll, very slightly sticky but tasted good
Can get lots of inspiration on Instagram - maybe even have a go at different toppings :-)  we could have a buk bake off and get everyone baking!  :cheesy: xx
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« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2018, 11:22:44 PM »
Great idea Emz a BUK Bake Off Lol I bet Karen will be up for it too when she's back .....I got my flour today so will do some experimenting if they go wrong I might build a new wall in the garden lol. I will be making some soup to dunk it in too 8-)x

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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2018, 06:42:02 PM »
Here's a few of my latest Intarsias, the Fox and Red kite are made from Oak/Sycamore/Walnut/Beech and the Badger is just MDF. as I can't sleep i now go and do a few hours in the workshop to keep me busy. The Red Kite is 4ft wide and the others are 14".
Might do another Fox with a boot in its mouth lol

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Re: Ruth's Palm Tree
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2018, 06:54:00 PM »
They're awesome  :cheesy: love them!  Do you do them as a business? Xx
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« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2018, 09:28:58 AM »
Hi,
Not a great photo by a long way BUT this is Ruth's Palm Tree which She grew for 20 years and for the very first time it has flowers!  She didn't live to see it.....She would have been so happy to finally see it flower. The gardens a bit overgrown in places but I will try and keep it tidy as much as i can do, already got someone to keep the lawns trimmed. Oh how I wish Ruth could see it even if its just a few seconds

RIP  Ruthie xx

I never knew that they flowered, how lovely 😊 and what a lovely way to remember her by.
I have to confess I donít miss my old large overgrown garden, but if you can keep on top of it, itís not so bad. Iíve got stone chips, three little terraces where Iíve put mumís favourite statues ( a boy and a girl standing and a girl seated, and two little stone dogs) but Iíd like to get a stone bird bath, one of the flat style, you know the ones I mean, like overgrown stone saucers, as I left the two bird baths ( pedestal style) in the old garden, I love birds, as did mum , so Iím hunting around for the bird bath, love reading about the 🦉 owl and the fox stealing your boot !!  I love the intarsias as well, pardon my ignorance but what is an intarsia? Sorry, they are lovely though xx
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Re: Ruth's Palm Tree
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2018, 02:14:14 PM »
I didn't know they flowered either, Ruth did but thought it wouldn't this far North which is why its particularly sad when it has and she missed it. The raised bed where the tree is is very overgrown at the moment and as soon as i can walk without my sodding crutches i will have a go and tidying it up but the garden is a lot of work but worth it in the end. Don't mention statues as i keep seeing loads at the garden centre and seem to think I NEED some of them lol....if i make it a memorial garden for Ruth that's an excuse to have statues of her favourite wildlife etc...I have Gargoyles already.
Glad you like the Intarsias, They are made from solid pieces of different woods that you basically cut and carve the shapes and then glue them all back together to create one big item. I use lots of hardwoods from recycled tables etc from Charity shops so i help them raise money by buying stuff they would normally throw away if its damaged etc but i pas the wood through my planer/thicknesser and the wood is now like brand new ready to be made into critters. some of them take a couple of months to make but it keeps my brain cell ticking over lol. I am useless at everything else but I have always loved woodcarving etc.
I have attached a couple of photos, the Deer are life sized and the Norton motorcycle is around 3ft and all made from Oak/Mahogany/Beech/Sycamore/Iroko etc.
They help me think about other things and since losing Ruth its really helping me cope.
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« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2018, 04:45:35 PM »
Wow I love the deer and even the motorcycle, thatís great that you have found something to focus on, keeping busy does help doesnít it, you clearly have a gift with the wood turning/ carving. Mum loved her statues and would have had dozens more if dad would have let her!! 😂😂

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« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2018, 06:50:22 PM »
Hi,
I have just finished a Puffin intarsia today its 14" tall and made from Beech and Sycamore and used wood dye to get the correct colours.
Here he is,