Quick Links 15th May 2017

Each week I’ll try and post quick links to things that I’ve seen, read, inspired me or just sparked my interest in the previous week, with a little background and my thoughts and other things that I’ve been up to in the previous week. Mostly gardening, cooking and environmental stuff but not always.

Life In General. – I was pleased to see my first Swift of the year this week, I’ve been out quite a bit, stretching my walks. I’m trying to get my daily distance up a bit more than it has been. The Swift flew overhead when I was having a break at the return point of my Wednesday afternoon walk. I saw another later in the week, so it looks like that they really have arrived.

Ruby seems to have made a full recovery, so we haven’t had to make a return visit to the vets.

Work – A few meetings this last week, which have been good. A little while after this goes live I have a meeting with the Solent University students to hear them present the work that they have been doing for me. I’m hoping for great things, more on that soon.

Allotment. – We had our first rain this week in over a month, I wrote a couple of posts about it. I’ve also resown some sweetcorn and a few more cucumbers, as the slugs/snails had gotten to many of them. I had a good search for the culprits, and found quite a few which have now been evicted from the potting shed.

The rain hardly seems to have made a difference to the plot, the soil is still bone dry about an inch down. It’s more likely to make weeds germinate that anything else. More rain is in the forecast though so it might get deeper down and do more good.

Currently Reading

I’ve been struggling to make much headway with any of the books that I’ve been reading and so things are pretty much the same as they were last week, I’m still reading my Wendell Berry, book, Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe’s Triumph[GoodReads],and Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King [GoodReads] – which I am reading for an online group.

The Week In Wildlife – In Pictures

Speaking of Swifts, Oxford is now Swift city [LINK] , whereas many other cities are without their populations [LINK]

Apparently avocado related hand injuries are a thing [LINK], who knew?


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