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jethro

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jethro last won the day on July 11 2012

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    Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl
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    Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross

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  1. That's just a peck to get us in the mood, a run up to the full on snog that's it's really planning to give us.
  2. Thank you. Always hover over the 'submit' button for a few seconds, I do wonder if it'll get me banned one day. I hope not, not intentionally p*****g Mods off.
  3. Trust me, when you spend all day trollying barrows of compost around a garden, your brains comes out with all sorts of rubbish in quick succession.
  4. Lol. I confess, the local accent to where I grew up was very Pam Ayres (she was from Witney) my mum was from Devon, I live surrounded by the Somerset burr and spent 10 years in North Yorkshire but have ended up with a very non descript, middle England accent.
  5. Thank you. Not long, ten minutes or so. It's just the way my brain works, I'm a word person, always have been, always will be, that's how I ended up working in publishing for years. Only quit to do the gardening thing as the publishing career wasn't really possible with a family too, occasionally combine the two and write about gardening.
  6. An ode to you...... The charts they have shown from long, long away That the SSW would hold immense sway Some urged caution, some said doubt They said 'la la la, we're not listening, our faith is devout'. Their ideas they have shown with chart after chart Their belief, their knowledge, it came from the heart I always reckon, credit where credit's due So take it from me, an enormous 'thank you' I can't read the charts, they're blob after blob I rely on you all doing a fantastic job So the beasterly's coming, inching closer each day The temperature's dropping, the rain's gone away What wonders await? Well no one can say But I do know one thing, I'm polishing my sleigh Pondering starts, what can it be Surely it means '91, maybe '63? With charts such as these, manna from heaven Sure can mean just one thing, another'47 The cold, it's a coming, we all know that Wrap up warm folks and remember your hat Will we get an inversion or plenty of snow? Or that mythical beast, a channel low? Our dreams they've been busted many times in the past The cold came and it went, it just didn't last This time it is different, our boffins of gold Foresaw and predicted and then we were told Look up to the sky, high over the cloud Stratosphere it said 'yes' and it said it loud So when it comes, go out to play Sure check the charts but then step away Synoptics like these, well we know that they're rare Ski, skate, slip and slide, sledge without care Dear Mods I may be a tad off topic But charts such as these, by god, they're epic Please forgive me I beg, the rule, I don't mock it But such weather porn made this lass poetic
  7. An ode.... The charts they have shown from long, long away That the SSW would hold immense sway Some urged caution, some said doubt They said 'la la la, we're not listening, our faith is devout'. Their ideas they have shown with chart after chart Their belief, their knowledge, it came from the heart I always reckon, credit where credit's due So take it from me, an enormous 'thank you' I can't read the charts, they're blob after blob I rely on you all doing a fantastic job So the beasterly's coming, inching closer each day The temperature's dropping, the rain's gone away What wonders await? Well no one can say But I do know one thing, I'm polishing my sleigh Pondering starts, what can it be Surely it means '91, maybe '63? With charts such as these, manna from heaven Sure can mean just one thing, another'47 The cold, it's a coming, we all know that Wrap up warm folks and remember your hat Will we get an inversion or plenty of snow? Or that mythical beast, a channel low? Our dreams they've been busted many times in the past The cold came and it went, it just didn't last This time it is different, our boffins of gold Foresaw and predicted and then we were told Look up to the sky, high over the cloud Stratosphere it said 'yes' and it said it loud So when it comes, go out to play Sure check the charts but then step away Synoptics like these, well we know that they're rare Ski, skate, slip and slide, sledge without care Dear Mods I may be a tad off topic But charts such as these, by god, they're epic Please forgive me I beg, the rule, I don't mock it But such weather porn made this lass poetic
  8. But if you do see one lying on the ground, don't assume it's dead, it may not be. In extreme cold birds can be hyper thermic and comatose, pick it up, take it indoors and warm it up, if you've found it in time you may be able to save it. However, stop warming it up if it starts to get a bit pongy, that means you've just spent your time defrosting a frozen corpse ;-)
  9. Ok, serious question time.....I work 17 miles away from home, the folk I work for are away working in London for most of the week so I have to feed the dogs as well as do the garden - not getting to work isn't an option or they'll go hungry. I've got a Landrover so theoretically it isn't going to be a problem, just might take a wee bit longer to get there. However, back in the really cold snowy winter of 1981 I remember we had to put camping stoves underneath the tractors to warm the diesel before we could get them going. If it gets really cold, diesel gets too thick to start an engine - does anyone know if this problem still exists or have they come up with an additive that stops this happening?
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