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Post: # 236483Post mrsflibble »

going abck to the chicken and duck milk thing, yu could inform the lady that those tiny pots you get in cafes are chicken and duck milk. they don't give much which is why the pots are so small....
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Post: # 236520Post Susie »

I think we're really cut off from how things are produced and people just don't know. I mean, I think most people have worked out the bit about hens and milk ;-) but I can understand the bit about flowers and strawberries. I dread to think what I would have thought about how things grow before we got our garden, I didn't even know things like when daffodils come out. I probably thought they came out in August. I probably thought August was a lovely month with elderflowers and chestnuts all in season together and gardens full of daffodils and snowdrops :wink: . Also it's like if you buy veg in the supermarket, often people don't know what it is you're buying because they're cut off from actual veg and I have to explain so they can get the right code. I once floored someone with peas in the pod, I didn't think it was obscure, but it was to him! (And root ginger).

I hope that woman perseveres with her strawberries! That's nice to have inspired someone, even if she cocked it up initially :cheers: .
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Post: # 236526Post Keaniebean »

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That's fantastic Julie, It never ceases to amaze me how stupid some people really are, although I was truly alarmed at a question one of the remaining 'Aprentice' candidates asked asked the other night, bearing in mind that these are meant to be super intelligent types that will be working for lord Sugar for LOTS of money.

She was wondering if she should use a child's car seat to sell as part of that weeks task and turned round to the other person in the room and said 'Do the French like their children?' :shock: :

The answer's obvious .... the French, eat their kids, with garlic and oil don't they? :wink: :lol: How could she have not known!
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Post: # 236530Post Mr and Mrs luvpie »

your right in saying that clever people and common sense don't always go together, my eldest sister once travelled home from university (she was reading english language at birmingham) her journey took nearly 5 hours at the end of which all she was interested in was finding dad big dictonary as a friend had told her gullible wasn't in it anymore!!!

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Post: # 236531Post spider8 »

A relation of mine - by marriage, I hasten to add - once put her dirty chopping board in a sink full of water overnight........it was one made-up of lots of small blocks of wood and she was met with a sink full of wooden blocks bobbing in the water the next morning :roll: .
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Post: # 236537Post Puddleduck »

Going back to Strawberries, I had some plants on my desk at work the other week ( a gift from a collegue) and my boss stopped by to ask what they were. When I told him strawberries he looked at me like I was stupid and said not to be so daft, strawberries come in plastic boxes. And this guy had a very expensive private education? He's not one of natures little farmers bless him....

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Post: # 236551Post John Headstrong »

Susie wrote:
I hope that woman perseveres with her strawberries! That's nice to have inspired someone, even if she cocked it up initially :cheers: .

I think you have it there. In a few years time she may well be giving some friends a tour of her expansive veggy plot telling people that when she first started she "dead headed strawberries" and other tails of being a newbie. I love the fact that someone is giving it ago, even if they are not really in tune, yet. Give her a copy of the Ish bible ! :study:

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Post: # 236595Post Millymollymandy »

I like it too and also the fact she's actually interested in buying free range chook (or is it eggs) from Julie rather than just going to a supermarket so there must be something that interests her.

My newbie (with chickens) blunder was asking if the vent was the hole where the eggs came out of or the poop came out of. :mrgreen:

Still think dead heading strawbs is hysterical though. :lol:
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Post: # 236618Post bonniethomas06 »

Hehehe, I had to laugh Milims. I love the stories from your fancy dress shop...you could write a book.

Must be a good fun place to work.
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Brilliant, what a great person to know when your feeling a bit dumb and need a pic-me-up :)
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Post: # 236766Post Susie »

I've thought of something I used to think. When you buy free-range eggs that say 'from chickens allowed to roam free during the daylight hours!' I thought poor chickens, that's not really free range, that's cheating. This despite the fact that I actually used to look after some friends' chickens when they went away, and make sure to lock them up tightly in their little house at dusk because of the foxes. Clearly never made the connection. Or possibly I thought foxes were only dangerous in Cambridge and were vegetarian in the country?
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Post: # 236778Post snapdragon »

oohh dear :lol: - this is reminding me of Stoneys tale about the couple who wanted to buy some pigs - for the sausages
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Post: # 236883Post Masco&Bongo »

snapdragon wrote:oohh dear :lol: - this is reminding me of Stoneys tale about the couple who wanted to buy some pigs - for the sausages
I remember that.... the sausages they must lay in the pig-nests... cos you don't have to kill them for sausages, do you?!?! :lol:
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Post: # 238213Post Thomzo »

OK - here's one that's bound to wind up all the home-eders around here.

I was talking to someone (we'll call them ANO) about the daughter of a mutual acquaintance who has just been offered a place at a highly-thought-of University after completing a diploma at an equally-highly-though-of college. ANO said that she couldn't understand how as the girl couldn't have any qualifications as she'd never been to school.

I responded that she'd been home educated - it's not quite the same thing.

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Post: # 238255Post indy »

:lol: :scratch: That made my day, stil giggling but I do de :roll: spair sometimes
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