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  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2080
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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 14, 22 4:04 pm   Subject: Wildlife
a new id, there was a mint moth on the lavender next to the mint

cute tiny thing
  Topic: ignition
dpack

Replies: 2
Views: 21
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 14, 22 9:55 am   Subject: ignition
the physics seems to work, the ignition seems to work, massive yield that could self sustain

we need to make a fire box and boiler for it, that is the trickier bit
  Topic: tomato experiment
dpack

Replies: 91
Views: 32647
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 12, 22 3:12 pm   Subject: tomato experiment
i see new red from here
many are starting to change colour
many are in waiting
  Topic: Preserving Garlic
dpack

Replies: 8
Views: 150
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Aug 11, 22 3:52 pm   Subject: Preserving Garlic
hot pickled in good cider vinegar with spices

preserving in oil can be a bit moody bacteriologically, maybe not worth the risk, bad is rare but it is bad
even with a pressure cooker i woul ...
  Topic: tomato experiment
dpack

Replies: 91
Views: 32647
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Aug 11, 22 2:45 pm   Subject: tomato experiment
we just ate the first two small type toms, very nice
  Topic: tomato experiment
dpack

Replies: 91
Views: 32647
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Aug 11, 22 10:31 am   Subject: tomato experiment
re pollination

there are insects, i suspect moths are as important as hoverflies and bees

i do the "fluffing" thing of touching as many flowers as are open with a finger tip to transfer pollen
...
  Topic: tomato experiment
dpack

Replies: 91
Views: 32647
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 10, 22 10:13 pm   Subject: tomato experiment
https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/31122/090822_4988trifruit.jpg

a few of the fruit trusses
  Topic: tomato experiment
dpack

Replies: 91
Views: 32647
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 10, 22 10:04 pm   Subject: tomato experiment
https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/31121/090822_4995-triffid.jpg

that was 2 days ago, it is still developing a few fruit and ripening the earlier ones rather well

it is now on reduced feed, ie if ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2080
Views: 2308916
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 09, 22 5:17 pm   Subject: Wildlife
the big funnel web spider made it past the extreme heat

teasing it with a herb robert leaf got a very enthusiastic response

toxic or not i do not want to wrestle it

i need a tripod and ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2080
Views: 2308916
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 09, 22 2:48 pm   Subject: Wildlife
https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/31120/090822_5134-levitation.jpg

i do believe a mouse can fly

other angles are available perhaps i should make him a tiny modesty sporran

ok fo ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2080
Views: 2308916
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 09, 22 1:44 pm   Subject: Wildlife
there are snaps of the sammisons

i need to tidy a few

working them like birds was a good idea, watch for the beast and then reaction shoot where they seem to be going is effective if a little ra ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2080
Views: 2308916
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 09, 22 8:51 am   Subject: Wildlife
the sammisons seem to have survived well, 2 adults and 3 juveniles at the mo

ballsi sammison looks as though he might outdo buffi sammison in the bodybuilding game
that is a butch young mou ...
  Topic: extreme heat event casualties
dpack

Replies: 8
Views: 193
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 09, 22 8:47 am   Subject: extreme heat event casualties
one wren, heard yesterday, seen today

there were many
  Topic: harvest
dpack

Replies: 29
Views: 2595
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 22 9:34 pm   Subject: harvest
lots of grade 1 blackberries

the first truss of experimental tomatoes is turning orange, more about that with snaps later

herbs have done well, especially the ones that are usually a bit chilly ...
  Topic: extreme heat event casualties
dpack

Replies: 8
Views: 193
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 22 10:07 am   Subject: extreme heat event casualties
it seems the survivors of the two most local(and related)sparrow colonies have teamed up to create a 2/3 size colony
15 adults and a handful of juveniles, no recent fledglings and there should be doz ...
 
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