I took the mildewed remains down today. It was great fun growing them and a real success story, they looked great and watching the light shadows was amazing. However, the mildew prob was killer and also i added some houseplant juice thinking it would encourage growth but actually it made the cucumbers taste weird. Whoops!
All in all though this was an experiment well worth repeating, cheers to my step-uncle for the inspiration.
1. How many animals are slaughtered in the UK?
Every year in the UK approximately 2.6 million cattle, 10 million pigs, 14.5 million sheep and lambs, 80 million fish and 950 million birds are slaughtered for human consumption. Animals should always be reared, transported and slaughtered humanely.
A stat from the “humane slaughter association“
Today, after a most refreshing weekend cycling and wildcamping, I finally feel like i can deal with things again. It was unexpectedly sunny, so I switched from doing inside admin to chopping down a dead tree at the gate. After maybe 2 months of feeling shit it’s great to be able to make a plan and execute it, when everything is too much it’s hard to get even basic stuff done. So the gardening has kind of stalled whilst I vegetated. But then again the weather has been so shit there hasn’t been much gardening to be done.
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So the plums have come and gone. Unlike last year when they were a real sensation, this year they went very fast and most seemed to fall off in the rain and get munched by rats or other hole-dwelling creatures. Still we made plum mint chili sauce salsa once again and it was delicious!!
Genghis is a 10 year old stray kitty i met at the local shelter. He’s been here a few weeks already and is starting to feel at home (less hissing and biting now). As you can see he likes to keep abreast of current affairs with a quick read of the news every day.
You’re obsessed with chickens, aren’t you?
You might be right. Look into the eyes of a chicken and you will see real stupidity. It is a kind of bottomless stupidity, a fiendish stupidity. They are the most horrifying, cannibalistic and nightmarish creatures in this world. In Even Dwarfs Started Small we observed some chickens trjdng to cannibalize each other. And in a couple of my films. Signs of Life and Kaspar Mauser, I show how you can taunt chickens by hypnotising them.
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