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Dydh da diworth Kernow
Sat 21-Aug-10
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maggenpie
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Sorry, I saw some Welsh on another post and just had to contribute some Cornish to confuse you. Thank you Fiona for letting me in, for a while there I thought maybe the registering process somehow knew that I don't have a cottage or a smallholding and was blocking me!

My name is Ruthie and I live in an old end of terrace house with a small veg garden. I grow my veg in tall raised beds with the intention of preventing my pet ducks from either digging up or lying down on and flattening my precious crops. Then I bought two new girls to provide me with eggs (and recycle slugs), and what do you know? They are bigger and taller than my older two and its amazing how far those necks stretch! I have a tiny greenhouse, 6ft x 4ft which is in no way big enough for my growing addiction. Oh, I mean addiction to growing things.  Anyway, my aim is to always have something to eat from the garden all through the year. I love that with the eggs, tetties and veggies I can make a meal straight from my own garden. smile

I came here looking for interesting ways to preserve the fruits of my labour, and I didn't want to leave.

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Sat 21-Aug-10
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wave  Hi Ruthie and a warm welcome.  You sound like the sort of person who will enjoy this forum.   I too have ducks.  What kind are yours?

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Sat 21-Aug-10
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wave Hello and welcome Ruth!  Do tell us about your woodcarving please?

I'll try that again!

Sat 21-Aug-10
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eeek  I must remember to call you Ruthie - we have a Ruth already!  embarassed

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Welcome Ruthie - come in and warm yourself with this friendly bunch.

Love to hear about your growing things and especially your woodcarving - is it only wood, or do you do stone or anything else?

I remember doing some 'carving/sculpting' at school - too long ago to remember what medium was used then, but it was very chalky, and I wondered if it was a soapstone or something similar. Any ideas?

 

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Sat 21-Aug-10
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maggenpie said:

 my aim is to always have something to eat from the garden all through the year. I love that with the eggs, tetties and veggies I can make a meal straight from my own garden. 


 

Snap, Ruthie. What a wonderfully simple and worthwhile ambition. Fiona is planning to achieve that too this year with late summer and autumn planting. We should have new potatoes on Christmas Day, for example, if all goes to plan.

Welcome on board and thanks for joining in. Love the dash of Corninsh. What does it mean?

For some reason i am unable to read your profile. It is showing me a pure white rectangle! Must be a bit of Cornish magic laugh

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Sat 21-Aug-10
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Danny said:

 Must be a bit of Cornish magic laugh


 


eeek Perhaps she is a Piskie?

BTW, I can see it!

I'll try that again!

Sat 21-Aug-10
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I only know it's Cornwall because that is the sign that's on the back of my Pajero along with my GB sticker and my Bulgarian number plate and I refuse to remove them.  I wouldn't have known it was Cornwall but a 'tourist' came by and wanted to greet me in the local dialect...didn't know which one, Bulgarian, Cornish, all the same to me....big_laughbig_laugh  foreigners...but welcome to the forum.....Ruthie..

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Sat 21-Aug-10
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Elsa, how come you have a different font from everyone else? confused

I'll try that again!

Sat 21-Aug-10
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(Shhh, TA. Haven't you noticed? Elsa is DIFFERENT to everyone else. Well, mostly. 10 or 12 do spring to mind immediately big_laugh )

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Do you mean that she is 'special' Danny?  Who else would you put in that category?  Bear in mind that I have sharpened my Spork!

I'll try that again!

Sat 21-Aug-10
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Danny said:

(Shhh, TA. Haven't you noticed? Elsa is DIFFERENT to everyone else. Well, mostly. 10 or 12 do spring to mind immediately big_laugh )


 

Now is this different or the same...not sure TA...is just sort of 'happens'    big_laughbig_laugh  and the previous one was 'Bold' until I deseleced....that's BG for you....

And Danny....thanks for noticing.....kisskiss

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Sat 21-Aug-10
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

About the ducks Danast, I bought 2 khaki campbells this year. One is laying the other is still a little young. My other two are Mallards, Duckley who was brought to me after being hit by a car 18 years ago and Baggage her current mate who is less than half her age and currently two timing her with one of the youngsters. He's a happy boy these days. wink What do you have?

As for the wood carvings Toffeeapple and Brightspark, I carve mostly the green man and green lady. And piles of puppies sometimes.  I expect it was soapstone you had Brightspark, it carves quite easily if you get a nice bit. I tried our native serpentine but kept finding hard bits where I didn't want them.

Well Danny, I don't know what the Cornish Piskies have been up to - what have you done to upset them? The others could read my profile....

I'm hoping for new potatoes for christmas too, but I might have some back ups in the freezer just in case!

Oh and the Cornish? Hello from Cornwall!

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Toffeeapple said:

Do you mean that she is 'special' Danny?  Who else would you put in that category?  Bear in mind that I have sharpened my Spork!


 

Why is your font blue when the rest of us settle for black...as for the term 'special', it can mean lots of things....take care or it might be my turn to spork you.....big_laughbig_laugh

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Sat 21-Aug-10
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ep said:

I only know it's Cornwall because that is the sign that's on the back of my Pajero along with my GB sticker and my Bulgarian number plate and I refuse to remove them.  I wouldn't have known it was Cornwall but a 'tourist' came by and wanted to greet me in the local dialect...didn't know which one, Bulgarian, Cornish, all the same to me....big_laughbig_laugh  foreigners...but welcome to the forum.....Ruthie..


 

I'm impressed with the staying power of the Kernow sticker , thats a well travelled car! The Cornish get everywhere you know, usually wherever there's a hole in the ground.

Thanks for the welcome.

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