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Re: weather watch thread

Postby oldclaypaws » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:56 pm

Sorry for your loss. As the worst storms for twenty odd years, all the barely-standing-up half dead stuff thats stayed up has come down in the last couple of months, so you've got 20 years worth of dead wood coming down at once- not every year will be like this.

To try and put a positive on it, sweet chestnut is great timber. Its very weather resistant and attractive. Consider turning some of it into either shingles or buying a mobile mill and planking it; it splits easily and would be useful for outdoor uses. Where there's new light, new stuff will spring up in a couple of years- you'll be surprised at the regrowth, its part of a cycle.

Don't let it get you down, but it is unfortunate timing after your recent purchase. Springs coming, and its a wonderful time in a wood.
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Re: weather watch thread

Postby oldclaypaws » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:25 pm

Would anyone in Gloucestershire keeps their eyes open please for a green wheeley bin labelled 'Pottery' with a smiley face on the side, it was last seen heading in your direction at a fair lick. It should have floated over the levels and be somewhere round the Mendips at the minute, but with you by about 2pm. :o
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Re: weather watch thread

Postby TerryH » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:10 pm

oldclaypaws wrote:Would anyone in Gloucestershire keeps their eyes open please for a green wheeley bin labelled 'Pottery' with a smiley face on the side, it was last seen heading in your direction at a fair lick. It should have floated over the levels and be somewhere round the Mendips at the minute, but with you by about 2pm. :o


LOL! Maybe it was a homing wheely bin and is making it's way back up to the Potteries...
Could you adjust your vector and send something over to West Sussex please? I don't have any use for green wheely bins but if you could perhaps launch a sweet chestnut sapling in my direction that would be very welcome :D
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Re: weather watch thread

Postby oldclaypaws » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:51 pm

Top that then.

Dangerous place, the West Country.

We just had a magnitude 4.1 earthquake !!

Possibly caused by the weight of all the extra water on the Levels pushing down on the earth's crust. Something similar happened in China when they filled the three gorges dam.
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Re: weather watch thread

Postby smudge » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:30 pm

Chap from bbc weather said most rain in southwest for winter since records began "....................
Winters not over yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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