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Post 4301

Granny Weatherwax - ACE - Hells Belle, Mother-in-Law from the Pit - Haunting near you on Saturday

You poor thing. Greater Manchester brought a hosepipe ban in on Friday smiley - laugh


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Post 4302

Websailor

Yes, Gosho, but you are used to it now, and also you are not in your 80/90s or a baby which is where most concern is registering.

I agree with you in a way. It is the nanny state again, telling us how to live our lives, when most of us have more life experience than they have!

I think most of us are getting used to it now, and before we know it will be raining again and we still won't be satisfied smiley - biggrin

Seriously I don't think I could live in your temperatures.

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 4303

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Here on the Gulf Coast we're suffering from yet another effect of Alex and TD#2. While we appreciate the rain we got where it wasn't flooding us (we were in a rainfall deficit), now we have to deal with a massive hatching of mosquitoes. (A1132138 ) Walking through the back yard stirs up a black cloud that follows you. They're sucking my poor doggies dry.


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Post 4304

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

I got to work a little early this morning and had to sit outside in the break area for about 20 minutes before someone with a building key arrived. Spent the whole damn time swatting mozzers.

And listening to Blowers commentating on the cricket smiley - biggrin


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Post 4305

Websailor

I believe the East coast of Scotland suffers badly with mozzies around now and the next couple of months. Biting things in my garden seem to have disappeared with the removal of brambles smiley - smiley The smiley - bleeps seemed to like me smiley - yuk

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 4306

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

But no brambles = no blackberry and apple pie smiley - sadface


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Post 4307

Websailor

I know smiley - sadface but they were impeding a very necessary new fence! However, I have a secret stash not too far away, and if I get there before anyone else there will be blackberry and apple pie, blackberry and apple jam if I can find the energy, and the less than perfect ones will be fed to the badgers, who will no doubt miss their Autumn feast in my garden ;-D

The brambles haven't gone completely and if I let them they will return next year. Not sure if I will, as they wreck fencing.

We have had such sunny weather I really must go and see how the berries are progressing. If the weather doesn't turn nasty I can see them ripening early, but we do need some rain first!

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 4308

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

That's a shame, but if they're going to wreck the fences then I guess they have to go smiley - sadface

Incidentally, I bought some blackcurrants, redcurrants and tayberries a few days ago, and last night I heated them up in a pan with a little sugar ready for filling a summer pudding, which I'll probably do tomorrow and buy some cream on Tuesday smiley - drool


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Post 4309

Granny Weatherwax - ACE - Hells Belle, Mother-in-Law from the Pit - Haunting near you on Saturday

I'm picking my redcurrants tomorrow and the gooseberries, all destined for smiley - redwinesmiley - cheers


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Post 4310

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

smiley - drunk

I miss English gardens, especially this time of the year smiley - bigeyes


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Post 4311

Websailor

Your summer pudding has left me smiley - drooling Gosho. We have showery rain today, and it is a bit grey, but I am not going to complain as the gardens need it desperately and it is a touch cooler.

Next to smiley - strawberries your pud is the next best divine treat, though I now exchange cream for a rather gorgeous yogurt which I (kind of) make myself!

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 4312

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

We've had a relatively wet summer here so far. June can sometimes wet and humid month, and the current El Nino is seeing to that very nicely. Three or four summers ago we had a very wet May and June, and halfway into July I think, and that autumn there was a bumper crop of acorns. I mean, in some places it was a carpet, in others they were ankle deep! And a good proportion of them were still there the following spring.

And, best of all, we've yet to hit 100° this summer. We've had temperatures in the mid to upper 90s almost every day for the past month or so (average for this time of the year is 95F/35C), except on the rainiest days, although the heat index has been above 100 several times and is forecast to be 102 today, but this time last year we were well on our way to 60+ triple digit days for the year, several of which were record setters for the date. I'm sure we'll hit three figures at some point before it starts cooling off in late September, although it's not unheard of (but quite rare) to have a summer in south central Texas without a 100° day.

And as for home made yoghurt... smiley - drool


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Post 4313

Websailor

Not advertising, but it only takes as long as it takes to boil a kettle to mix it, leave it overnight and put in fridge for a few hours. Very, very morish with no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives and low fat too. If you search easy yogurt you could have some of your own smiley - rofl I am seriously addicted smiley - drool

I honestly don't know how you cope with such temperatures, they would kill me but I guess you get used to it. Today is grey and damp, cooler with the odd shower but still humid.

Websailorsmiley - dragon


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Post 4314

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

No, you never get used to it, just become a bit more tolerant of it.

I've been making my own yoghurt, on and off, for about 15 years. I had a very handy little yoghurt maker in London, which is one of the few things I wish I hadn't got rid of before I came to Texas (my kitchen balance being the other). Now though, I use a couple of jars which I put the warm yoghurt/milk mix into and then those go in a box filled with packing peanuts for heat insulation where they stay overnight. Next morning I've got me some delicious home made yoghurt smiley - drool


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Post 4315

Websailor

That sounds as simple as mine. It might not work here as the temperatures (generally) are not high enough. Mine needs boiling water to help it along. What are packing peanuts? Polystyrene bitssmiley - huh

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 4316

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

Yep. And I'm pretty sure it'd work in the UK. It works here in the winter, and last year we got down to -8C one night smiley - brr

The yoghurt maker was so good at what it did and so simple. It was just an insulated container which held about two pints. All I had to do was heat the milk, put a teaspoon of live yoghurt in the container, add the milk and put the lid on. It was a two-part lid, and the inner lid was slightly domed so that condensation ran down into a groove around the edge of the container instead of dripping into the yoghurt. It took about six hours for the yoghurt to set but I usually did it overnight.

No electricity, no moving parts, worked all year round. I think it cost me about £10.


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Post 4317

Websailor

Similar to mine by the sound of it, except it is all ready in powder form, just mix with water. No electric, no hassle, no real washing up. and yummy too. Mine cost double that though smiley - grr

Back on topic - It is raining properly here for the first time for yonks but now everyone is moaning they are cold smiley - snork Honestly, there's no pleasing some people. smiley - biggrin

smiley - cheers

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 4318

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

It seems that we made 93F today which I think is about average (or a few degrees short) for the time of year. Not much prospect of rain.


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Post 4319

Websailor

Rain stopped last night and today is grey and very humid and the rain has had little effect. Maybe the lawn is ever so slightly greener but that's all.

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 4320

Granny Weatherwax - ACE - Hells Belle, Mother-in-Law from the Pit - Haunting near you on Saturday

After a very humid afternoon, we got a thunderstorm at teatime, quite a good one, it even knocked the (Sky) tv off smiley - smiley. Didn't clear the air much, we've just had another little one and hopefully they'll come in threes and we'll have a good one as it gets dark smiley - cheers


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