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Offline Karena

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« Reply #525 on: June 14, 2018, 11:11:03 AM »
I wasnt serious - ask my girls i didnt taser them (there were times when a cattle prod might have been useful though. :rofl:

According to the Trossachs national park site they are trying to create a grey squirel free buffer zone up there.Its a difficult dilemma i like the greys too -and its not as though theyre deliberately murdering the reds - but as increasingly wildlife habitat is vanishing everything is under pressure - i read a piece on FB last night about five mammals likely to become extinct -i worry about peoples comprehension levels when it came to the comments though.
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« Reply #526 on: June 15, 2018, 10:29:06 PM »
Oh well I might forgive you :whistle:  but have no worry I have been down to the forest tonight and had a word with my Red Friends and we are prepared to take on any Greys that try to invade!  do you want proof?  thought you might so I took a photo as evidence. You can keep your Greys down South  :rofl:
Ps  do ya think i have too much time on my hands?  :smiley:
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« Reply #527 on: June 16, 2018, 08:37:47 AM »
 :rofl: :-) xx
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« Reply #528 on: June 22, 2018, 11:16:25 PM »
Glad you liked Rambo Emz lol  Just been out Bat spotting but its shocking tonight with Midges attacking ya.......over last few nights I have been watching the Barn Owls hunting around 15ft from my armchair 8-) they then fly down to the woodland and then back up here again much more entertaining than TV. I find its the nights when ya realise how quiet the house is so i stick some rock music on lol Rory's favourite is Gary Moore for some reason he sits staring at the stereo when he's on and when it finishes he lays down again  strange little fella?

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« Reply #529 on: June 23, 2018, 05:05:00 PM »
Here's one i have just finished Emz  :smiley:  this one won't dig your garden for ya and neither will Karens Taser work on him  :rofl:
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« Reply #530 on: June 24, 2018, 09:50:26 AM »
That's beautiful! Love it!
I had a new camera for my birthday and I managed to get a lovely photo of one of the foxes,  I'll have to add it later (just need to adjust the size first) xx
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« Reply #531 on: June 24, 2018, 10:58:26 AM »
Cheers Emz and look forward to seeing your Fox photo, last night was a good Bat night with loads flying pretty close to the house but way too fast to get a photo, I might try setting my camcorder on constant record with nightvision on and leave to film.....if i get them fly close then i might be able to freeze images as stills. I got a really good old photography book on Amazon about watching and photographing wildlife at night and although its about film cameras they actual tips on making camera traps will adapt for digital use. There is a nice idea for a pressure plate you set up near some bait for Badgers and when they step on it it fires off a few shots so will definitely be making one of those. I have a few Trail cameras with work in the dark and detect movement and body heat but they are so sensitive they keep triggering when any grass moves grrrr.
Photography and just wildlife watching does you good and even if its just for 30mins just the break from upsetting thoughts will help you. Another thing about photography is it makes you want to eave the house to take pictures and you don't need expensive fancy cameras as lots of people have a camera on their phones which take lovely shots ok you won't be able to get far off shots of Eagles but even with gert big lenses they don't guarantee you will get a decent picture (I take loads but only a few are keepers)
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« Reply #532 on: July 26, 2018, 10:14:38 PM »
So is everyone melting or is anyone managing to stay cool in this extreme weather?  I'm not a big summer fan and am definitely looking forward to it cooling down a bit.

Am feeling for the wildlife, must be getting harder for them to find water.  Am trying to keep my birdbath fresh and full and have put a bowl out for any other critters.(many years ago I saw a hedgehog in my garden so hope there might still be one around)
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« Reply #533 on: July 26, 2018, 10:48:23 PM »
Tis very warm here too but the forecast is for bit of rain and windy which will cool things down a bit, regarding the wildlife the deer are now drinking from the cows trough which refills auto so its quite handy,
I recently discovered Budweiser Prohibition brew (alcohol free) and it tastes like real beer! and nice and cool if ya keep it in the fridge  can't remember last time i was drunk.....must have been in the late 80's lol and probably wine gums 8-) unlike you and Karen who are probably like George Best lol I await a slap off Karen as she's not here to defend herself and you have no excuse Emz lol  cheers and stay cool.

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« Reply #534 on: July 27, 2018, 08:04:30 AM »
Ooo watch out, karena is back!  :rofl:   
As for me, I am enjoying a nice cold raspberry cider in the eve  :cheesy: xx
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« Reply #535 on: July 27, 2018, 10:53:28 PM »
Foxes are really trying my patience now, just found they have been digging in another pot - tipping soil all over the gravel and have likely (can't see as it's too dark at the moment) killed/dislodged all the seedlings that were doing really well  :angry:  :undecided:
If they keep this up I will have to look into deterrents.  Didnt want to as would rather co-exist but they are really starting to destroy my garden now!! Not a happy bunny!!
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« Reply #536 on: July 28, 2018, 09:19:42 AM »
Morning folks, we had rain here last night, I put my new bird bath outside the other day but must refill it today unless the rain has done it for me 😂, I bought two baths but filled the other one with wild bird seed mix and dried mealworms, most of that had gone yesterday when I looked, so Iíll refill them today. Iíve not seen any foxes here or hedgehogs 🦔. Easy day here, bit of tidying round and might get up in the loft with a few things, got some washing to do and must nip to Aldi for some mineral water and bread, have a good day all xx😊😊

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« Reply #537 on: July 28, 2018, 06:13:34 PM »
We've had a few rain showers today, have actually been enjoying the coolness  :azn:  I'm hoping the rain has refilled my birdbath too so I can have a night off filling it  :grin:

Have felt a bit more energetic today, have sorted through some clothes, had a tidy round and changed the bedding (& washing machine on)  Will have that lovely fresh 'like Spring' new bedding feel tonight that helps you fall asleep :grin:  (that always subsides a bit after the first night!)  xx
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« Reply #538 on: July 29, 2018, 01:48:05 PM »
It's ok you don't have to think me for bringing you some bad weather back. :rofl:Not that it was bad there maybe slightly cooler than you guys had it but it is the middle of their winter.Didnt prevent me snorkling though but having ensured I had thick soled surf shoes to guard against stonefish and urchins and speaking of tasering I had to do a quick exit from one of the tidal pools when I spotted an electric wray .I suspect their aim is better than mine although i suspect aim wouldn't matter in a pool of salt water. :rofl:I am the opposite to you Emz I love hot and sunny but Friday afternoons humidity was a bit much not helped by the impending thunderstorms which are predictable by a headache.
Pleasantly surprised that most of my plants survived.Cauliflowers bolted and having survived the heat depending on the water in the pond I stood them in I now have concerns the tomatoes might not appreciate the wind and wet feet so might have to bring them in and learn some window ledges.This afternoon meanwhile I need to do something with the massive bowl of blackcurrents.I think Jam is favourite.There are only so many crumbles a girl can eat and I have discovered you can make jam in a bread maker.Wish me luck I have visions of the chamber thing being filled with solid irremovable blackcurrent goo but here goes. :rofl:

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« Reply #539 on: July 29, 2018, 02:49:38 PM »
"I have discovered you can make jam in a bread maker" - That got me thinking Karena and from the little bit of reading I've just done the advice seems to be that you should only do so if your bread maker has a "Jam" setting otherwise you're likely to boil it over onto the heating elements. If you've got a slow cooker, then that seems to be a better bet  :smiley:
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