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8 minutes ago, Bryan said:

Goodness me that puts our problems with birds, rats, slugs etc into perspective Betty. The worst we've had happen was a raid by rabbits one severe winter. They ate the bark on the newly planted apple trees. 

 

Long ago I knew a couple who kept rabbits in their back garden, not in hutches, they occupied the whole garden. Their attempts to keep them in weren't very successful, and they caused havoc in neighbours gardens. At least they were relatively easy to catch as they weren't wild rabbits. I remember sitting outside at a party there on a hot summers night, there were rabbits everywhere.

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8 hours ago, sb photos said:

 

Long ago I knew a couple who kept rabbits in their back garden, not in hutches, they occupied the whole garden. Their attempts to keep them in weren't very successful, and they caused havoc in neighbours gardens. At least they were relatively easy to catch as they weren't wild rabbits. I remember sitting outside at a party there on a hot summers night, there were rabbits everywhere.

Well, they do breed like…rabbits! 😂

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10 hours ago, sb photos said:

 

Long ago I knew a couple who kept rabbits in their back garden, not in hutches, they occupied the whole garden. Their attempts to keep them in weren't very successful, and they caused havoc in neighbours gardens. At least they were relatively easy to catch as they weren't wild rabbits. I remember sitting outside at a party there on a hot summers night, there were rabbits everywhere.

Many years ago when I lived in Malaya we used to get Elephants from the local logging camp come into the gardens at night, Banana,Water melon etc all fair fodder. My mother was warned by the locals not to bother growing fruit, but she a typical colonial wife straight out of UK new better!! I remember her scolding my father "We should put up a fence" my father" "Yes dear what size do you suggest to keep out a 4 ton hungry animal" mother " Now your just being awkward"😏

Andy.

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15 minutes ago, aphperspective said:

Many years ago when I lived in Malaya we used to get Elephants from the local logging camp come into the gardens at night, Banana,Water melon etc all fair fodder. My mother was warned by the locals not to bother growing fruit, but she a typical colonial wife straight out of UK new better!! I remember her scolding my father "We should put up a fence" my father" "Yes dear what size do you suggest to keep out a 4 ton hungry animal" mother " Now your just being awkward"😏

Andy.

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32 minutes ago, aphperspective said:

Many years ago when I lived in Malaya we used to get Elephants from the local logging camp come into the gardens at night, Banana,Water melon etc all fair fodder. My mother was warned by the locals not to bother growing fruit, but she a typical colonial wife straight out of UK new better!! I remember her scolding my father "We should put up a fence" my father" "Yes dear what size do you suggest to keep out a 4 ton hungry animal" mother " Now your just being awkward"😏

Andy.

 

Save the Elephants in Kenya helps the farmers make "Beehive fences". Elephants avoid the bees and there is the benefit of honey also.

 

Paulette

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3 minutes ago, NYCat said:

 

Save the Elephants in Kenya helps the farmers make "Beehive fences". Elephants avoid the bees and there is the benefit of honey also.

 

Paulette

Absolutely I have seen those little boxes with an entrance hanging off the wire fences around the fields. Anything shaking the fence and they will attack it, African Honey Bee's are very aggressive near their own hives. Its a win win solution.

Andy

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3 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

Well, they do breed like…rabbits! 😂

 

Today drove through really bad torrential rain, now settled into our accommodation. Might nip out later if the rain stops.

 

The rabbits were fast breeders. I'd prefer fast breeder rabbits any day to a nasty fast breeder reactor.

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9 hours ago, NYCat said:

 

Save the Elephants in Kenya helps the farmers make "Beehive fences". Elephants avoid the bees and there is the benefit of honey also.

 

Paulette

How smart, with the bee hives. I never thought elephants would break into homes, like bears and monkeys do. I thought they were hay and grass eaters. I learn something every day. And I never would have imagined bees could do damage to elephant hide. But the trunk tip, lips, eyes and ears probably are vulnerable. Must be, or the beehives wouldn’t deter them.

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8 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

How smart, with the bee hives. I never thought elephants would break into homes, like bears and monkeys do. I thought they were hay and grass eaters. I learn something every day. And I never would have imagined bees could do damage to elephant hide. But the trunk tip, lips, eyes and ears probably are vulnerable. Must be, or the beehives wouldn’t deter them.

 

Their skin is actually very sensitive. That's why they give themselves dust baths. It protects the skin from the sun and from insects. I don't suppose that would work for you and mosquito bites.

 

Paulette

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2 hours ago, Dave Richards said:

Living in the UK? Check your council tax band.

I checked mine, challenged it and have just got back a sizeable reimbursement for years of over payment. That's a very good thing!

 

Excellent! Pleased to hear someone has screwed the system. Even if it is legal.

 

The tax man cometh!😀

 

Allan

 

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1 hour ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Excellent! Pleased to hear someone has screwed the system. Even if it is legal.

 

The tax man cometh!😀

 

Allan

 

.....................the other good thing, my future bills also reduced to a lower band! 

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On 04/07/2021 at 05:27, NYCat said:

 

Their skin is actually very sensitive. That's why they give themselves dust baths. It protects the skin from the sun and from insects. I don't suppose that would work for you and mosquito bites.

 

Paulette

No, but a moistened Bounce (brand) sheet rubbed on my skin repels them. Slimy at first, but dries, and my skin smells good. 😊

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2 hours ago, Dave Richards said:

.....................the other good thing, my future bills also reduced to a lower band! 

 

I already get a 25% reduction on my CT.

 

Allan

 

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We went to Ikea today and I came home without having anything to put together. Even better though, I also had my first KFC, sat in the restaurant, in about two years. Just as 'Finger Lickin' Good' as I remember it being  🙂

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Just picked up the wife's Brompton bike from our local repair man, the Sturmey Archer 3 speed had ceased to work. This is a well loved and much used bicycle, rarely a day passes without it turning a wheel.

 

Fortunately he had the necessary spare part in stock and was able to fix it. Apparently Brompton don't hold spares for the hub, and will sell you a new unit, but you can buy spares from the Sturmey importer. 

 

We’ve been fighting over sharing  my Brompton over the last couple of weeks, glad to have it back in my sole possession.  🙂

 

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1 hour ago, Bryan said:

Just picked up the wife's Brompton bike from our local repair man, the Sturmey Archer 3 speed had ceased to work. This is a well loved and much used bicycle, rarely a day passes without it turning a wheel.

 

Fortunately he had the necessary spare part in stock and was able to fix it. Apparently Brompton don't hold spares for the hub, and will sell you a new unit, but you can buy spares from the Sturmey importer. 

 

We’ve been fighting over sharing  my Brompton over the last couple of weeks, glad to have it back in my sole possession.  🙂

 

I wonder what was wrong? They are bulletproof. Replacement trigger, or indicator spindle? Have a look here another time. Sheldon Brown was the man, American but loved 3-steeds. speeds, see what I did there?

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/sturmey-archer_3-spd.html

eBay is the place for bike parts these days. We changed our rear sprockets a few years ago in a concession to gradients, which seem to get steeper;)

I assume you oil the hub regularly. They like that.

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6 hours ago, spacecadet said:

I wonder what was wrong? They are bulletproof. Replacement trigger, or indicator spindle? Have a look here another time. Sheldon Brown was the man, American but loved 3-steeds. speeds, see what I did there?

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/sturmey-archer_3-spd.html

eBay is the place for bike parts these days. We changed our rear sprockets a few years ago in a concession to gradients, which seem to get steeper;)

I assume you oil the hub regularly. They like that.

A component had failed within the hub, looked like a cover over the freewheel pawls. Both that and the freewheel unit were replaced. I had previously replaced the little piece of metal that the selector screws into. I put it down to violent gearchanging by swmbo. It's the BWR hub, a special made just for Brompton. Mine has been fine. The bike has led a hard life.

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I bought a Martin left-handed acoustic guitar today. I drove 400 miles round trip to Oklahoma City to do it. Left-handed guitars are hard to find. The shops just don’t stock them much. I haven’t played in many years.

This shows how optimistic I am…someone with arthritic hands who hopes to build calluses on my finger tips and wrap them around the neck of a guitar and bend them to the strings.

I’ll be starting from scratch. I’ve forgotten all of my chords.

My grandson plays right-handed even though he’s left-handed. I never could, I tried it. The shop owner called me a “hard” left-hander. I could never find the rhythm when trying to strum with my right, and got the pick tangled up in the strings. People who are soft left-handers usually can learn to play right handed with persistence, because they have better fine control of their right hands than I do.

My right hand can hold a Margarita just fine. And even hit my lips with the rim of the glass most of the time.

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