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by Hen-Gen
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What an Honour
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: What an Honour

Thank you kindly and yes, it is a bit scary. But in this community we all have to put ourselves out there.
by Hen-Gen
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What an Honour
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: What an Honour

It’s a bit discourteous to refer to him as my dog!
Oh, sorry, you mean my real dog? It will probably stay at home on it’s satin cushion eating Maltesers.
by Hen-Gen
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What an Honour
Replies: 7
Views: 172

What an Honour

Mystifies me but I’ve been invited to be the time keeper in the forthcoming Fetlar Sheepdog Trials. This is the local equivalent of receiving an OBE. Problem is that if I make any mistake it will go down in local folklore for way beyond my lifetime. It was sold to me as “you get a free fish and chip...
by Hen-Gen
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Fake News

Oh, brown noser😉
But seriously it is getting harder and harder these days. The reputable news organisations rarely lie but they present the news in an incredibly bias way. Who knows that the BBC is going to abolish free TV licences for the over 75s. Certainly not if you only watch BBC news.
by Hen-Gen
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Fake News

Now whenever I hear this term it makes my flesh creep but I’m beginning to think it might have an element of truth! 1) Last week it was being claimed by assorted remoaners, liberal intelligentsia and lefties that Farage had lost because if you added together all the remain parties they outvoted the ...
by Hen-Gen
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Climate emergency
Replies: 12
Views: 1544

Re: Climate emergency

Excellent news Marigold. Lots of small changes add up. It’s quite hard to make decisions about ones own life too. What one is happy to give up and what would be so debilitating that one is loath to surrender. I’m happy not to own a car or fly. But I would be reluctant to stop breeding ruminant anima...
by Hen-Gen
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Dakota's
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Dakota's

Saw him on TV bym. A truly remarkable man.
by Hen-Gen
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Butterfly/moth identification
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Butterfly/moth identification

I envy you. Butterfly’s are rarer than hens teeth here.
Takes me back to my childhood though. Buddleia bushes heaving with butterflies, maybe six or eight different species. Does that still happen down south or have butterflies had population crashes too?
by Hen-Gen
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Climate emergency
Replies: 12
Views: 1544

Re: Climate emergency

Sorry. I wasn’t very clear. I absolutely do believe in climate change and that it is man made. What I meant to say was that we have to be careful not to attribute every variation to this.
by Hen-Gen
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 155
Views: 14558

Re: nature notes

Yeh! My first male cuckoo spotted in my plantation this morning. Someone heard it calling yesterday but couldn’t find it. It was mobbed by starlings. Only an occasional visitor/sporadic breeder to these parts. Bet the meadow pipits are nervous!

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