Mr Woodley poses the question as to whether ‘spraying fruit-trees is prejudicial to beeculture?’ in other words does spraying fruit-trees kill bees?
Victorians used arsenic based pesticides, some with exotic names such as ‘Paris Green’ and ‘London Purple’. The answer to Mr Woodley’s question is not as straight forward as it would first appear. A tragic turn of events in 1925 reveals the real nature of pesticide spraying. I explain all in my latest video.
How are we going to move a one-tonne pallet of heat logs which have been delivered 50 metres away from the log store? Let’s find out!
I forgot to mention we have no front door road access, the Green in front of our house is water-logged, the refuse collection lorry is coming and the neighbour gives us grief with large deliveries.
The starting point of this challenge is the roadside at the bottom of the slope, where the pallet of heat logs sits. Load the car with 24 heat logs (one quarter of the pallet) then drive to the mall hard standing on the edge of the Green.
At the Green we need to be aware of the following:-
I came up with an idea to put my Rayburn through its paces for the purposes of making a video. The idea was to bake a ginger cake, one of Delia Smith’s recipes, using my wood powered range cooker. However, my idea of showcasing the Rayburn went awry, this movie turned out more ‘Delia’ than ‘Dick’ [Dick Strawbridge]…ho hum! I had a deluge of footage of cutting, peeling, mixing, folding, spreading and cutting various food items, yet the Rayburn seems to be an incidental bystander. The food element got edited to the barebones and a two minute film and a ginger cake were born. Mind you, the cake turned out great!
Two tips are shown: control the Rayburn’s temperature with the ‘cold shelf’; soften the butter from the fridge with the use of the warming oven.
I made a short video about Wantage Farmers Market. I give a big THANK-YOU to all those who have taken an interest in both the Farmers Market and my last video. Even though the weather and the Bank Holiday were unhelpful to the Farmers Market, there was a residual amount of visitors/tourists to Wantage. It is my hope that my YouTube channel will show people what I made or do. Also, I hope my channel will showcase Wantage with the intention of encouraging people to visit the town.
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How can chickens can lay Easter eggs? My daughter recently went to collect the chickens’ eggs only to find that some of the eggs were a bit Easterish. I have concluded this was caused because of the ‘Easter corn feed’ we had given the hens the day before. I managed to capture the incident on film. Has anyone else had a similar experience with their chickens?