Tony, not 'the' Mike Sarne !
Famous for his song...
'If there's one thing that I like, it's a burn up on my bike, a burn up on my bike that's wot I like,
Na the M1 ain't much fun till y' try and do a ton ... etc. etc..
Really used to get me going when I was a young biker, ah the wind in ones hair ... before the bloody helmet laws !
John, that's promising ... that you can still see the grass through 6" of water, with all of the plastic and turds floating in it, probably all been illuminated with waste from Sellerfield
obviously your long term memory is working well, if you can still remember people from the 60's that you haven't seen since, what were you doing yesterday ? I'm always amazed, in these crimi films, that people have an answer when the cops ask: "and where were you at 7 o'clock last Thursday" ... I wouldn't have a f'in clue
Though it's not easy to oversee how the climate is testing us 'want to be' farmers. Having seen Bob H's grapes , in a previous thread, I was waiting and waiting until mine were also worth a photo, but then they went moldy on the vine and then all fell off in a previous storm ... next year Bob, next year.
As for pears, I was a bit lazy this year and just gathered my windfall pears, from my oldest tree, 160 years old it is said to be ! I chucked them in a wheelbarrow, where they remained for far too long, got rained on and started to rot. Then, one day the sun came out and some butterflies gathered to drink the juice, so I left the wheelbarrow where it was. Within a week of sunshine there were simply hundreds of butterflies and it was a delight to walk past as they would swarm up almost blocking my view, some even landing on me, seemingly grateful for their feed. What was interesting is that they were mostly the red and black types, Admirals and Peacock's eye etc. and whist they were there in such numbers there were almost no cabbage whites which are a major pest for us and almost no wasps of which we usually have a great many. I asked myself if the one sort keeps the others away, as once they vanished the cabbage whites and wasps reappeared 'mmm
I guess that age is catching up on me at last because I just don't seem to be on top of things these days. Hope to be retiring early next year and we are busy making new plans ... you won't believe what our next project is, but I'm keeping it to myself until we are certain ...