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  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2183
Views: 2402957
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Oct 05, 22 12:22 pm   Subject: Wildlife
flu and 45+C on the same day does seem a rather compact schedule for a six hour extinction event

avian flu is killing some populations, this has a very tight time correlation to extreme local temps
  Topic: tomato experiment
dpack

Replies: 97
Views: 44235
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Oct 05, 22 12:15 pm   Subject: tomato experiment
without a control it is impossible to tell if it made a difference, the result was good

i think i forgot to mention the feed regime changed according to development stage, ending with no food once ...
  Topic: tomato experiment
dpack

Replies: 97
Views: 44235
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Oct 04, 22 8:25 pm   Subject: tomato experiment
the last kilo or so came in today

it went very well, the extra light from the shiny stuff was good for vegetative growth, flowering, and ripening the fruit

shade leaf pruning seems to work to op ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2183
Views: 2402957
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Oct 04, 22 10:01 am   Subject: Wildlife
post event fauna report

there was a just fledged robin chick in the homestead, ie at least one adult+a chick old enough to survive winter
there was a young adult a similar distance away in another ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2183
Views: 2402957
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Oct 04, 22 7:05 am   Subject: Wildlife
, they are very cute and need good folk to protect their habitats
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2183
Views: 2402957
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 22 12:27 pm   Subject: Wildlife
rather strange, the pensioner wasps are youngsters, and they are hunting invertebrates and taking them home

late brood does seem plausible
  Topic: relaxing pollution enforcement, with fishy update
dpack

Replies: 44
Views: 29447
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Oct 02, 22 2:01 pm   Subject: relaxing pollution enforcement, with fishy update
partly my fault , i have not bought a rod licence for a long time as i do not fish sewers and do not need one
  Topic: relaxing pollution enforcement, with fishy update
dpack

Replies: 44
Views: 29447
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Oct 01, 22 9:42 am   Subject: relaxing pollution enforcement, with fishy update
and in [url=https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/01/environment-agency-sewage-dumped-england-rivers-leak] onshore and inshore coastal news

  Topic: relaxing pollution enforcement, with fishy update
dpack

Replies: 44
Views: 29447
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Sep 30, 22 7:34 pm   Subject: relaxing pollution enforcement, with fishy update
channel 4 news have done a rather useful report

a chain of misdeeds, distractions and lies from gov, defra and the defra silt dumping sub division who knowingly permitted over toxic silt to be dump ...
  Topic: Freezer thermostat
dpack

Replies: 6
Views: 265
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Sep 28, 22 9:19 am   Subject: Freezer thermostat
Would there be any benefit to trying to insulate the sides better?

no is the simple answer

the complicated one would be maybe, probably not to any significant gains

if you are going to repla ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2183
Views: 2402957
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Sep 28, 22 8:48 am   Subject: Wildlife
probably getting ready for winter in new pairs, and in new locations(it seems plausible the old nests are a necropolis best avoided)
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2183
Views: 2402957
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 22 11:59 am   Subject: Wildlife
the sparrows are nest building with feathers and fibres and stuff
  Topic: dear, oh dear, dog
dpack

Replies: 2
Views: 196
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 22 5:21 am   Subject: dear, oh dear, dog
[url=https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/woman-hospital-three-days-after-25107594?int_source=nba] not mine i hasten to add

dear dog, you were feeling poorly and perhaps trying to ask ...
  Topic: Freezer thermostat
dpack

Replies: 6
Views: 265
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 22 3:41 am   Subject: Freezer thermostat
it seems that either the control thermostat or the gauge thermostat is broken, they may be a single unit or separate ones

what is the temp of the contents? if it is -38 the thermostat is broken, if ...
  Topic: hindsight
dpack

Replies: 3
Views: 278
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 22 12:28 pm   Subject: hindsight
today uk bonds are at 4.5% for 2 years

sick giggle, that would just about cover the last few weeks, not ideal over two years
 
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