Burra Maluca

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since Apr 03, 2010
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Burra is a hermit, and a dreamer, and an eternal optimist. She loves ideas, and she loves testing them out and sharing what she finds out. She's constantly starting new things but rarely finishes them. She is hopelessly disorganised and lives in a state of total, blissful chaos. She loves apricots. And cherries. One day she'll grow all her own food so she never has to venture off her farm.
She is currently taking some time off to spend with her family.
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Recent posts by Burra Maluca

I have a welsh sheepdog who helps me around the place.  He watches what I do and when he thinks he's figured out what I'm attempting to accomplish, he tries to do it for me.

If I collect fallen fruit, he finds ones I've missed and brings them to me.  

If I try to herd ducks, he does it for me.

If an uncooperative drake decides to sit down instead of allowing itself to be herded, he takes note, bats it on the back with his paws to make sure it stays there, then comes to fetch me to tell me where it is so I can pick it up.

If a chicken refuses to be herded, he applies the same technique of 'pawsing' it, batting it on the back until it sits down, then coming to fetch me.

In short, he studies everything I do and figures out how to make my life easier.

No way on earth am I ever going to kill and process ducks or any other poultry where he can watch!
11 hours ago
Laburnum is very yellow when it's flowering, but it's poisonous so mustn't be planted where livestock can reach it. It grows well in Wales, so I should think it would like Ireland too.

Blue might be trickier...

2 months ago
That is likely to happen if we've been asked to remove a thread from the singles forum by the original poster, which has happened very recently.

If you know who the poster was, you could PM them direct.  
I'm going to purple moosage you.  Can you report what happens?
Chouri├žo omelete, favas and chard with sauce.  

2 months ago

Chris Kott wrote:...for those with enough apples to read?

Apples are needed to post, not to read.  Link away!
Something like this maybe?  The Magic School Bus Meets The Rot Squad: A Book About Decomposition

2 months ago
Many folk in my area don't have cars, but do have tractors.  Once a week there's a free bus from the next village to the supermarket, and it's not unusual for four or five tractors to trundle along to the bus stop with chairs in the link box for the missus to sit on, and park up near the bus stop so the owners can take a trip to town on the bus.  
3 months ago