Thursday, 18 September 2014
My Dad and I set off early this morning to St Boswells. This is a yearly affair as we go to buy gimmer lambs. This year was much the same as any other. but with the voting going on I was not sure if we would get back or not .So I took my passport. At the border there was a Scotch man dressed in his kilt with the bagpipes. I dont know if he was called Donald he didnt stay longer enough for me to ask.It was quite windy and guess he would have been happier in his troooousers, along with some Japanese people and their cameras .I guessed the latter were tourists and asked if they were here on holiday. No, came the reply they were come over to film the coverage for the voting. My Dad is wise beyond his years said where has the saying gone."United we stand,divided we fall" Tomorrow we will here the outcome .Hopefully the sheep we bought up there today will get here without a passport but I took mine just incase.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Native American Blog: Essiac: Nature's Cure for Cancer: Note: While this article states that Essiac has been in use since 1922 - in actuality it has been in use for many hundreds of years by the...
Anything is worth a try
Anything is worth a try
Monday, 15 September 2014
So very pleased for Harry's Mummy and Daddy. We have known Yvonne since she was a little girl and so pleased to see her so happy. She is the florist who brings joy to a lot of people and this time it was her turn. May they have a long and happy life together. I had rung her up on teh Saturday to talk about a wedding couple who were wanting a price for their flowers done when they hold their reception on own land next year.She was 'doing flowers for the christening " and couldnt stop to talk and she sounded in a bit of a rush but said she would catch me soon.Now I know why.
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Just over a mile from here is Byland Abbey -A Cisterian ruin knocked down by Oliver Cromwell in the Dissolution of the Monasteries -the naughty man.Now a ruin which is upkept by the English Heritage. It is still a very impressive site. With its rose window it is our local landmark. From our fields an idyllic backdrop for all your "take home" photographs to show the rest of the clan. Jack was brought up at College Farm, which is part of the Abbey Ruins.I guess this has helped bring about his sense of belonging and proudness of being born under them there hills.He is not a happy bunny if he is far away. We live 5 fields away so that is acceptable. If you go down in the evening after supper for a stroll around the Abbey itself is floodlit.
Sunday, 3 August 2014
The bees are busy at work. The conditions have been nigh on perfect for them .I was rewarded by taking a whole super[the name given to the square box where the honey is made]of 11 frames of honey this week. 20-30 lbs in weight.Next it will have to be extracted from the comb. A sticky job I guess.I have to take the carving knife to slice the comb open.Better keep my fingers out of the way. Jack planted me half a field full of sunflowers.Gary Verity wanted to turn Yorkshire yellow for Le Tour Yorkshire this was my idea for us to do our bit. However they are just coming out . But hey ho who cares, the bees are delighted and even though the photo only shows a bee on each Jack said there was at least 5 on each one when he looked.