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by baldowrie
Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: First frost
Replies: 22
Views: 5029

Yer it does get you down after while doesn't, I did it for a year so I know where your coming from Ground here is like dust too, which makes me going over with the tiller easier but dusty. isn't it funny how your cucumbers and courgettes are not fairing well and yet down south they are saying they a...
by baldowrie
Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: First frost
Replies: 22
Views: 5029

Shirley I have been up here nearly 6 years and I still have not used the oddities of the light in Scotland.

no autumn colours here just yet
by baldowrie
Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: The signs are good...
Replies: 4
Views: 1803

We must have pictures when they arrive

Hope it goes well
by baldowrie
Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: chickens and bird flu...is it worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 6531

my opinion for what it's worth..how many people actually caught it and died? and how many do you know?


Get your chooks!

Just as caution if you are planing to keep them on the allotment check the regs, ditto for back yards.
by baldowrie
Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Solar powered gnome in trouble!
Replies: 7
Views: 1689

shot the thing..there is no good gnome like a dead one!



I just like to say I really do love gnomes, and would under no circumstances consider smashing any I see with a lump hammer.....[can I uncrossed my fingers yet?
by baldowrie
Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: First frost
Replies: 22
Views: 5029

Muddy it amazes my southerner friends every year when they talk about it being dark by 8pm etc and I say the sun has not gone down here yet. But come the winter we are dark much earlier and light much later.

Shirley must have just been one of those nights were certain areas stay light later
by baldowrie
Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: First frost
Replies: 22
Views: 5029

erm what time did the sun set down your way because up here Scotland it set fairly late on in the night and was still fairly bright out side at 11pm
by baldowrie
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: 3 things that we did not know about you
Replies: 106
Views: 36592

You ARE a mad axe murderer :shock:
by baldowrie
Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Homework
Replies: 35
Views: 15252

Think you have miss understood what I was saying on Scottish schools failings. They weren't talking totally education they were talking education, social skills, life skills, discipline and ultimately the ability to any kind of job of work at the end, the kids aren't encouraged to take or look for a...
by baldowrie
Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: BUILDING ON FLOOD PLAINS IS JUST PLAIN CRAZY?
Replies: 23
Views: 7724

In Lincolnshire before the water courses (dykes) were built houses there were built with just a mud floor. The occupants would live in the entire house during the summer and in winter move everything up stairs and the boat (punt) would be in the living room so to speak. I am not saying this is the w...
by baldowrie
Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:28 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Homework
Replies: 35
Views: 15252

didn't catch it but on the news last night the Scottish executive were criticising the entire Scottish education system and saying it was failing pupils at an alarming rate, living in Scotland with school kids I would have to agree!
by baldowrie
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Homework
Replies: 35
Views: 15252

Well I am proud of boy J today. Teacher started on him again and he turned round and said 'why do you treat us like outsiders?', he meant incomers. She apparently have no answer for him..obviously hit a nerve!

Maybe now she will get the message
by baldowrie
Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Homework
Replies: 35
Views: 15252

Yes we did a lot when younger and I read, not school books, with them from a very early age. At the age of 5 boy J didn't want to read to me any more, discussed with his teacher and she said his ability surpasses his age and I wouldn't worry he is way above average and beyond. My daughter wanted to ...
by baldowrie
Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Homework
Replies: 35
Views: 15252

here, here stonehead! I am afraid to say I have very little respect for teachers because they have rarely shown me any. Single parent, disabled must have trouble with the the kids and can't cope, stands to reason. I also get the 'just a parent and will obviously speak a load off BS' attitude. Just b...
by baldowrie
Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: what can I feed to a 7 month old?
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

I used to give mine strips of raw carrot to gnaw on