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Hi I'm JAMES 60 and married with three daughters all left home now, daughters that is not the wife.I enjoy Gardening /Football and working on my Farm.The picture above in the header slot is where i live and work.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Rain stops play

What a weekend it has been absolutely lashing it down with rain and combined with wind speeds reaching 70 mph the chance of getting out and doing some work done in the garden is nil, so it a case of getting on with a few indoor jobs like trying to get a web site up and running, i haven't really got a clue how or what to do but i am not one to give up easily , does any one know how you install and create MySQL database and which is the best web host provider that will not cost a fortune, and how do you CHMOD your folders ? hum it's not going to be as easy as i thought to make my fortune on the Internet.

This last week has been showery and combined with the downpour over this weekend i think i can safely say our drought has come to an end it has at least helped the plants put on some healthy growth .

I did manage to take a picture of our Gunnera plant on Tuesday night it is 5ft 6inc in height and about 7 foot across not bad when you think how little rain we have had since late April when it starts growing, i think it must have tapped into an underground water supply because i never bother watering it.

On the farm we have been cutting back bracken (if anyone is interested try the link http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/ptq/ptq.htm for more details) on some new land that we recently took over it is a very poisonous plant to farm livestock so we are trying to clear it, the best way is to chop it back 3 times a year for 3 years and it is usually well on the way to been cleared by then, sheep don't tend to eat it so they can safely graze among it but cattle seem to like the taste and so have to be kept well away. Their have been quite a few Scotch Thistles that needed topping as well so all in all that has kept us busy as we waite for a chance to get on with Silaging and Hay makeing.

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