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Saturday, March 03, 2007

YAY Sun!

It promised to be a beautiful day today - I walked into town to get some milk and a few other bits, then came back to set to in the garden............ except by then it was raining!!! - So, I tucked myself in my greenhouse and started some indoor salad:- Rocket, Lettuce and Spinach which I will pick young. Hmmmm can taste it in my sarnis already!!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Scarily accurate!

. . . . and proving that Luna Lovegood was no fluke

Your Birthdate: May 16
You're incredibly introverted and introspective. You live inside your head.You spend a lot of alone time meditating and thinking.People see you as withdrawn, and at times they are right.You are caring and deep, but it may be difficult for you to show this side of yourself.
Your strength: Your original approach to thinking
Your weakness: You tend to shy away from others
Your power color: Pale blue
Your power symbol: Wavy line
Your power month: July

(Nicked from Silvia's blog, thanks hun!!!)

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

By the skin of my teeth

February's sock a month socks are done!!
Pattern was Hedera from Knitty, knitted on 2 2.5mm circular needles in Opal Magic! Aren't they pretty. . . . . . . . now what shall I knit for March??

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Oh My

I know most of my readers don't trade - I think you're pretty much all knitters round here, but still today is worthy of note!!

I made a BIG mistake on my trading last year, and consequently frightened myself out of it for a while. Today I woke up, read some news and just knew to put a sell trade on the Dow Jones. I got 50 points within about half an hour,so closed the trade and was very pleased with myself, for having broken my fear and traded sensibly. . . . . until just now. . . . . . it's down 550 points!!!!!!! - Now for all sorts of reasons I'm kind of pleased I'm out of the trade because that would have scared the whatsits out of me, but really 550 points - I'd have been rich!!!! *rolls eyes* !!!!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Been a bit serious lately???

So, here to remind you of all the fun we have "Chez Noo" and especially for my nephew MrC, here are some new photos of the girls!

Here is Molly, she's turning out to be a lot braver than Bea, although I don't think Bea realises it! She's a little paler in the comb at the moment, and paler around the neck

Here they both are, see Bea in the back with the darker comb, I have heard it said that this implies she's the more likely to be laying - well I don't know where she thinks she's laying 'cos it sure as heck isn't anywhere I can find!!!!! (and it's only a 5ft x 3 ft run!!!) Bea is a lot more "blousy" than Molly, she thinks she's in charge, but when it comes to it, she's the first to run under the house if anything unusual happens!

Molly giving me the eye!

Bea, taking refuge behind her sister!

We are going to build a bigger run for them, now that I've decided I like having them around. At the moment though I'm in a quandry as to where! I have a space down to the front and side of my conservatory, where I could get a 12 ft x 6 ft run. The nice thing about having it there is that it's nice and close to the house so I can watch them from inside when it's wet and horrible, and for popping out to give them breakfast in the winter I haven't got to traipse all the length of the garden in my PJ's and walk across 90ft of muddy lawn! - The down side is that in the summer it will be quite hot and the only way to shade it will be to shade the front which kind of negates the point of having them close, and I can only max out at 12ft x 6 (and even that could be a bit of a squash!)

The other alternative is at the end of the garden, where my veggie patch used to be. The pro's and con's are exactly the opposite to the "stage left" option! I could make it around 15ft square, or certainly 12 ft sq, which would be nicer for them (especially as I'm finding I have a hankering to hatch my own! so there could be a few more later in the year!) but it is up the far end of the garden so I can't see them, and it's a muddy walk in winter! I'm thinking this is the option that may well win though. . . . . . we'll have to wait and see!