Everything was white this morning after 9 degrees of frost. The sun was out but it was still bitter out of the sun. We have a new conservatory on order and before it is built I want to get the paintwork tarted up. Once the conservatory is in place it will be near impossible to get to the window and barge boards above it. Every day that we have had good weather we seem to be somewhere else with family commitments. When we are at home it is wet, foggy or freezing cold. Not good for painting and the forecast is even worse. So today, desperate to try and get on, I have been up a ladder trying to paint. Have you ever tried to paint with porridge? Cold paint, cold hands and frozen ears. I did a bit and then gave up. I think I've got frostbite in my fingers. I may need a drop of that Scottish firewater to help the thaw. ;D ;D Temperature is back down to freezing outside and it could be fun tomorrow. It could be a good excuse to go out to play in the Landrover. Clarky
Post by supertractorman on Feb 8, 2007 10:24:56 GMT
Snow started here at 6.15am, but managed to get round with the School Bus to the disappointment of the kids. Told them I could not collect them early tonight as I wanted to watch a film on the telly, all hell let loose ;D
Severe weather warning! 2000 schools closed! Airports closed! Chaos on the roads! Have we become a nation of wimps? One or two inches of snow in the middle of winter and there seems to near panic. If we had six foot drifts like we had in 1986 I could understand the problem. Maybe it's a good job that global warming is making our winters less severe, otherwise the country would be brought to the brink of bankruptcy after every small snowfall.
Post by supertractorman on Feb 8, 2007 20:08:10 GMT
The problem comes back to our Weather Forecasters who tend to state the worst scene possible and everybody then panics. OK they have got it wrong a number of times, but none of us get it exactly right with our seaweed on the back door. Best forecasters are sheep, if they are high up on the hills the weather will be OK, if they are down low something is coming as they are looking for shelter.
Yesterday morning we have about 30mm of snow on the car, some snow on the side roads but major roads were all clear. Schools were OPEN This morning no snow or frost on the car, any snow left on the roads is melting and the Schools are Closed excuse Teachers cant get in, there having a laugh.
Elnagh Clipper 90.......... Real Names Mike & Hazel
where has the sun gone and it colder, its very overcast at the mo i do hope we don't get any more snow. we have had a squirrel in our back garden for the past week i have never had one before it was eating rose hips i do not want it to go away.
Rain,rain and more rain! Can we have our drought back please?
The fields are waterlogged and the ditches are overflowing onto the lanes. I saw two ducks swimming across the bottom of my neighbours field this morning. We are having a conservatory put on the back of the house and last week they built the base and dwarf walls. I'm thinking of putting boards across the gap where the doors will be and turning it into a swimming pool. ;D
Cazanne. Your squirrel may look all fluffy and bushy tailed but unless it's a native red, which it won't be in Kent, my advice would be to treat it as vermin. The Grey squirrel, or tree rat, can be responsible for an awful lot of damage, not only to trees and shrubs, but if it gets access to your buildings can chew wiring and cause general mayhem.
I now await the torrents of abuse that may rain down on me. Ah well, it makes a change from all that wet stuff. Clarky.
Post by supertractorman on Feb 26, 2007 10:33:15 GMT
Interesting note on squirrels, as I understand the Grey can be a predator of the red, and I also read somewhere that conservationists are trying to set up exclusion zones to bring back the Red squirrel numbers, and shoot/trap any greys in that area.
i guess i don't see squirrels very much were we live so i got excited to see one, i have been here 8yrs and never seen one. its raining this morning not to heavy, but i bet is bad for Clarky today, i think you may have a river in you back garden
The back garden is fine thanks Cazanne but the "swimming pool" aka the conservatory base is filling up nicely. We are fairly high up, for Suffolk, on a bit of a slope, so the water drains off the garden fairly well. There is a drainage ditch between us and the lane and that's more like a river at the moment. If we get flooded here it will be time for Noah to get his Ark out again. ;D
its been a very nice day today, i have been to see my son and his family, then went for a meal with my mum and dad, i am now about to go out and hoover the carpet in the caravan. i am getting excited about our first trip which is to the Rally in April, so if you want a laugh come to the rally and watch the newbies ;D ;D ;D