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Murihiku
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14 Aug 2022, 7:19 am

Greedy pigeons.

They've been the pigs of the avian world for eons.


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15 Aug 2022, 7:53 am

Flying rats.


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15 Aug 2022, 8:07 am

I've had to put a ring of chicken wire around the dog's water bowl outside to deter pigeons from landing on its rim. I don't mind them taking a drink, its just that after drinking they turn around and crap in the water! Disgusting birds.


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16 Aug 2022, 9:41 am

Try a ring of chickens.


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16 Aug 2022, 11:26 am

It's raining! Yay! :D


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19 Aug 2022, 3:44 am

Congratulations!

Looks like someone's not going to die in the dirt.


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19 Aug 2022, 5:08 am

I kept watering the tomatoes in the greenhouse with tap water... now we've got far too many tomatoes to eat. Such is life.


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19 Aug 2022, 8:43 am

^ Funny you should say that, tomatoes are the latest vegetables to be affected by months of flooding Down Under. Last week I saw them at the supermarket being sold for $11.90 (£6.94) a kg. 8O 8O 8O 8O I've never seen them anywhere near that expensive before. At least the supply of lettuce is getting back to normal, though.


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19 Aug 2022, 10:37 am

^ 8O

Glad I grow my own then, though saying that it has cost me a fortune this year in tomato fertiliser.


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23 Aug 2022, 6:14 pm

Went to the supermarket last night, and tomatoes are still $11.90 a kg.

Some of them are even $12.90 a kg. :(


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25 Aug 2022, 5:57 am

^ Aldi are selling tomatoes for around $6 a kg right now. Still more expensive than normal, but great for now at least.


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25 Aug 2022, 6:41 am

I picked around 5 kg of my home grown tomatoes yesterday and cooked them down for freezing. They'll be great in spaghetti bolognese and other tomato based recipes. Just had more tomatoes with lunch today. I'll soon look like a tomato!


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28 Aug 2022, 12:24 am

My grandmother used to grow tomatoes, too. Wish I'd thought of it, I'd be making a killing right now.

Oh well, they said on the news that the vegetable supply issues won't last for much longer. Apparently winter harvests have been pretty good. :)


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28 Aug 2022, 3:36 am

Another load of tomatoes ready for picking again today! I'll put it off until tomorrow.


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30 Aug 2022, 4:02 pm

Four parrots and a rotary drier.


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30 Aug 2022, 4:23 pm

You forgot to remove the hamster!


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