June 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm #513160Judi BKeymaster
get up off the floor enough of the laughingJune 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm #513161
:laugh: :laugh:June 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm #513162
What a name Judles, onion face, oh dear……………….. It is fuuunnnny. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
It’s very cold and has been for a while, I think my peas and broad beans are popping up out of the ground, going brrrrrr and popping back down again. :S :S
The frost has done more damage than usual too. :S
Oh well, tomorrrow is another day………………………… 🙂June 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm #513163BlueWrenMember
No Judi – you will always be “Queen of the Triffids” ! :clap: “Onion Face” indeed – how very disrespectful to triffid royalty.Sounds like a Republican slight to me!!June 24, 2012 at 1:26 am #513164SteveKeymaster
I had an amazing walk today. This time to the Steamers of the Great Dividing Range. If you are interested, have a look at my blog: http://stephens-adventures.blogspot.com/2012/06/bush-walk-9-steamers-main-range-np.htmlJune 25, 2012 at 8:35 am #513165
Fantastic story and pics Steve. That lichen looks like lace, beautiful. :clap:
Hope you have something else equally challenging and exciting to take the place of the walks when they finish. :tup: Or do the walks continue? 🙂
:hug:June 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm #513166SteveKeymaster
Thanks Bobbs. We are having a break now for a couple of months while our fearless leader has a holiday in Alaska. How dare she! 🙂
I still have five more walks planned for later in the year. And in the meantime, I’m thinking of taking DW to some of the places I now know about so I’ll still be walking… 🙂June 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm #513167
Now that’s the way to go Steve, nothing like sharing simple pleasures. :tup:
PS: Alaska huh! :woohoo: :woohoo:June 27, 2012 at 1:08 pm #513168
Son brought home a 20kilos box of sliced mushrooms that came to the store in wrong packaging. They don’t get sent back to the warehouse so he put $5 in the hospital fund and brought them home to me. The store manager sells the the wrong delivery to the staff for the childrens hospital fund the store does.
I made up some Mushroom soup and froze some but that still left me with 15 kilos to go so I dried them.
I packed them into my vaccuum sealer bags and we will have dried mushrooms for a long time yet.
I make cream of anything soup the ones you pay a fortune for.
I have dried cauli, peas, corn, onions and mushrooms as well as tomatoes. Next I am going to dry leeks, and broccoli and silver beet to see if it can be done.June 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm #513169BlueWrenMember
Way to go Robyne!! :clap: Someone on here posted about making silver beet crisps ……….I think! :shrug: Or did I just make that up?July 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm #513170
I have done Beetroot crisps and also sweet potato crips kids liked them
Yesterday went to the opshopon th eway home and out the front of the shop was a large box of 4in fowlers jars and lids for $10 I felt inside for any chips but found none so I bought them. Then as I was leaving the lady who runs the shop asked me if I needed any more and I said yes. So she said to bring my car around and I could have what she had out the back. I ended up with all sizes some I will use for jams as I can’t get lids for them any more [sadly]. It was funny as I was looking on Gumtree for more jars the day before and found them expensive.July 17, 2012 at 8:20 pm #513171
That was a great op shop find Robyne, well done you. :tup: :clap:
I have finally managed to get 4 large lace curtains from our local op shop to cover brassicas and hopefully deter that ‘orrible white moth and its chomping and pooping green progeny. There always seemed to be lots of white lace curtains for sale in the good old op shops, that is, until I decided to buy ’em. Then they all, like Steve, went into hibernation, just disappeared off the face of the earth it seemed. But persistance has paid out and after much lurking and scrounging among ‘all sorts’ I found my treasures. :woohoo:
We are having the coldest weather in years, it is becoming a challenge to work out how many layers of clothing I can wear to keep me warm but still allow me to move freely enough to do stuff. 😆July 17, 2012 at 8:23 pm #513172
op shops can be the best place for things, but it sometimes does take some looking
persistence is the key 🙂
good score to you and RobyneJuly 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm #513173
We have a new opshop down this way and the girls at school were telling me it is the place to get 2nd hand school uniforms. But it is only opened, on Wednesday and Sunday.
I had to go back to the specialist on a Wednesday, so I called in, for $5 a basket, you can get anything in clothing. Found black jeans, black trackies, a pair of navy skorts and shorts and a couple of black school jumpers and tops all for the Granddaughter, for school saved son1 heaps. 1 school top, at school is $28 for size 8, I also found, some sneakers and a school hat for $1.50 for both.
My friend went there, and out rigged her grandson, as he goes to a private school and everything is 3 times the price our school sells them, for.So she saved even more.
I always look in opshop for lots of things as we find now we are not able to pay full price for what we want.
I had a single bad given to me for the grandson so he can sleep in his own bed, I have rearranged the back bedroom so both single beds are in there and when the GD stays she sleeps in with him instead of in our bedJuly 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm #513174
aren’t op shops so good – there is nothing wrong with secondhand clothing
good score Robyne
certainly better than them ending up at the tip and being totally wasted
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