Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Strawberries need buckets of water. Researchers have been working out at what points in the growth stage they most need water so that they can just be irrigated then, rather than all the time. These have had about 150 litres in the last week which should be well worth the effort in a couple of months.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Almost all of the tomato seeds germinated and now they're straining for some light, wanting to go outside rather than be cooped up inside on the bathroom windowsill. Little do they know that there's snow forecast and while this may be another false alarm it's not worth taking the risk. Round about this time of year I always catch myself singing a bit of Prince's 'Sometimes It Snows In April'. A shame that he notoriously keeps all his tunes close to his chest otherwise I'd post a link.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
No - not that Tom Jones. This one was born Ralph Thomas Jones in Yorkshire, around the turn of the 20th century and married into the family. When he wasn't at the office, he used his carpentry skills to make things, like the model of his work bench and tools that he's rather shyly showing off for the local newspaper in this photo from 1954.
Hey presto! Here it is 56 years later. The male equivalent of a dolls house.
Not sure why he didn't finish this steel locomotive, which is sheer precision engineering.
I make a mess of whittling a stick.
Posted by greenlung at Saturday, April 10, 2010