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Archive for September, 2005

Gardening Photos


First of all, here’s the front yard before the addition of the vegetable beds. Note Puggle attacking the mulberry tree:-)



Here are the garden beds, just after construction and planting of seedlings in the front, and corn seeds in the back.

Gardening

My brother has been by the last few days, helping me move limestone blocks around. I now have four garden beds, each just over a metre square.
In two of them I have planted tomato, beetroot and strawberry seedings.
In the other two, I have planted corn seeds. When these reach the point of having some leaves, I’ll plant borlotti beans right next to them, and butternut pumpkin in the same bed. Theoretically, the beans will climb up the corn, and the pumpkin will protect the soil.

We’ll see how it goes. Hopefully we’ll get some produce before I kill them:-)

Once again, I’m not so sure…

Season = Autumn
You’re Most Like The Season Autumn …

You’re warm, and the most approachable. You have
that gentle prescence about you. People can
relate to you, and find you easy company.
However it’s likely you’ve been hurt in the
past and it has left you scarred so things can
become rather chilly with you at times. Being
the third Season in, you’re mature, trustworthy
and loyal to your friends but prone to
depression and negative thinking.

Well done… You’re the shy and sensitive season :)

?? Which Season Are You ??
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Roll call

Thanks to Calli, there’s now a feed for this blog. Checking out the info, feeds don’t list who has them friended, rather LJ just says how many readers there are.

So I’m wondering _who_ the readers are:-) I know I have it friended, so that’s one… but there are apparently 10 in total. So, who are you?

(If you read this at blogspot, feel free to give a shout also:-) )

Like Wine for Chocolate…

I keep meaning to join in Wine Blogging Wednesday… I think it sounds fabulous, and _just_ the sort of thing that would suit us. But of course I never quite get there. Here is the roundup of the most recent effort. Keep watching here for a pointer to the next. (I’ve just realised that the next has been announced already.) Maybe next time…

Another view on Classics…

Jimmy Stewart
You scored 19% Tough, 14% Roguish, 52% Friendly, and 19% Charming!
You are the fun and friendly boy next door, the classic nice guy who still manages to get the girl most of the time. You’re every nice girl’s dreamboat, open and kind, nutty and charming, even a little mischievous at times, but always a real stand up guy. You’re dependable and forthright, and women are drawn to your reliability, even as they’re dazzled by your sense of adventure and fun. You try to be tough when you need to be, and will gladly stand up for any damsel in distress, but you’d rather catch a girl with a little bit of flair. Your leading ladies include Jean Arthur and Donna Reed, those sweet girl-next-door types.

Find out what kind of classic dame you’d make by taking the
Classic Dames Test.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 25% on Tough
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You scored higher than 41% on Roguish
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You scored higher than 88% on Friendly
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You scored higher than 22% on Charming

Link: The Classic Leading Man Test written by gidgetgoes on OkCupid Free Online Dating

Katharine Hepburn
You scored 11% grit, 38% wit, 42% flair, and 14% class!
You are the fabulously quirky and independent woman of character. You go your own way, follow your own drummer, take your own lead. You stand head and shoulders next to your partner, but you are perfectly willing and able to stand alone. Others might be more classically beautiful or conventionally woman-like, but you possess a more fundamental common sense and off-kilter charm, making interesting men fall at your feet. You can pick them up or leave them there as you see fit. You share the screen with the likes of Spencer Tracy and Cary Grant, thinking men who like strong women.

Find out what kind of classic leading man you’d make by taking the
Classic Leading Man Test.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 3% on grit
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You scored higher than 85% on wit
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You scored higher than 66% on flair
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You scored higher than 22% on class

Link: The Classic Dames Test written by gidgetgoes on Ok Cupid

Yet another Meme

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What is your sexual appeal?

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Not sure this is really me… but…

You scored as Toby. What an extraodinary mind! You tested as Toby. The West Wing would fall in a heap without him, and the President would never sound as good..

Toby

65%

Donna

60%

Charlie

60%

Josh

55%

Will

50%

CJ

45%

Jeb (President)

40%

Leo

35%

Abby

35%

Which 'West Wing' Character are You?
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English Country Garden

Listen to a midi version here.

How many kinds of sweet flowers grow
In an English country garden?
I’ll tell you now of some that I know
Those I miss you’ll surely pardon
Daffodils, heart’s ease and flox
Meadowsweet and lady smocks
Gentian, lupine and tall hollihocks
Roses, foxgloves, snowdrops, and blue forget-me-nots
In an English country garden.

How many insects come here and go
In an English country garden?
I’ll tell you now of some that I know
Those I miss you’ll surely pardon
Fireflies, moths, gnats and bees
Spiders climbing in the trees
Butterflies drift in the gentle breeze
There are snakes, ants that sting
And other creeping things
In an English country garden.

How many songbirds fly to and fro
In an English country garden?
We’ll tell you now of some that we know,
Those we miss you’ll surely pardon.
Bobolink, cuckoo and quail,
Tanager and cardinal,
Bluebird, lark, thrush and nightingale.
There is joy in the spring
When the birds begin to sing
In an English country garden.