Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 is history

Here's wishing all our readers a happy  and enjoyable 2017.

Molly had some teeth out after Christmas and is recovering well.

Chas enjoyed his 75th birthday party with family round for a roast beef lunch.

Yet another mole met its end underground.

Many upgrades for next year.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Christmas & New Year

We got the tree decorated
 and Ann did some baking
Mince pie any one?  Slice of cake then?

A few days ago we watched Mary Berry make a fish pie.  We made one for ourselves and it was delicious with the wine!

We are having Venison for Christmas!  Got some ideas off the internet on how to cook it.  Red wine and some herbs browned off in the pan and left to marinate in the pot over night.  Slow cook all morning while roasting spuds and steaming veg.  Ann made the pudding a while ago using her well tried recipe.  That will go down well with Brandy butter for me and dairy free ice cream for Ann.

It is Christmas Eve and we wish all our readers a happy Christmas and hope you all enjoy some time with family and friends to the end of the year.  Hope to see you in the New.

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Tree and another mole

This is the one I decorated on line.  Not done a real one yet!
We looked out the window to see yet another hill of earth made by another mole!  The Forest Pest Control man has been contacted again.

Had an email from Yahoo.  I had completely forgot that for some reason I had an account with them.  They gave me a code to log in and change my password.  I never had setup an email with them.  Not happy to know that they had been hacked.  We must all be careful what we put up on the internet.  I decided to delete that account.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Winter cheer

Our dear molie is no more.  Time now to be spent repairing the damage caused.

This snowperson is here to brighten the dull grey winter days.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The garden pest

Molie has moved up to new territory.  Andy our pest controller visits every other day to re position the traps.  It usually takes about a week to resolve the problem.
 The Winter Jasmine is turning yellow with its flowers.  A welcome sight from our front window.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Un welcome Pest

They appeared in our garden several months ago.  Mole hills.
At first I just flattened them and spread the earth thinly over the ground. Just one or two in the flower bed.  Then they were in the lawn!  The ground became soft with tunnels below the surface.  Having spent many an hour digging out the weeds and reseeding patches it is sad to see the state of  the lawn now.

A mole catcher has set a few traps.  He said there could be only one mole in our garden.  It is surprising how such a little molie can do so much damage!  It may take a week to catch the little beast.

Monday, October 31, 2016

A walk in the Forest

As my mum would say, to see the autumn tints.
 At Dibden
and Kings Hat
But even at the end of October we are a bit early down south!  The leaves are falling and no doubt clogging your prop!