General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

30 Comments

  1. robertguyton

     /  December 10, 2017

    Respite from the heat and dry – it’s raining today in Riverton, thank you, Weather Lords!
    Nothing suffered in my well-protected garden, but lawns around the region were beginning to wither; pasture too. I’m talking with Tony Murrell on RadioLive at 7:20 this morning, about this and that, hence my early start; gotta coffee-up before I go on air 🙂

    • Gezza

       /  December 10, 2017

      Give him heaps.

    • Conspiratoor

       /  December 10, 2017

      Very informative Robert. I’m not sure about politics but you could teach me a few things about gardening. I learnt you and I have two things in common …a relationship with frogs and a passion for the electric bicycle

      • Pickled Possum

         /  December 10, 2017

        Frogs you say C, After a spot of real rainy weather I was getting my freshly caught possum ready for burning, to make into a repellent for live possums.
        My fire area was squishy wet. I looked down and saw a big green frog sprayed out looking like it was ready to jump, so I waited.
        On closer inspection, I found it was dead. Thought shit! I must have stood on it.
        It wasn’t squashed, just looked like it was lightly stuck in the mud and died. Got any theories on that particular saga C. It was a Big kawakawa green beauty.

        • Conspiratoor

           /  December 10, 2017

          I would say you stood on the poor bastard possum when you went out at night to check what was eating your silverbeet. I’ve got no time for the miserable creatures, the frogs I dig are my Gallic cousins

        • robertguyton

           /  December 10, 2017

          Biodynamics, Pickled Possum? Peppering? Any success?

          • Pickled Possum

             /  December 10, 2017

            Yes Robert el mucho sucess. Been doing Bio-dynamics for some years now.
            I want to detour/deter the possums not slaughter the entire population …
            hahaha as if.
            I do the snails, weeds anything that wants to take over the vegie patch and growing fruit forest.
            Caught a locust a while ago, going burn his ars and sprinkle the ash around the juicy leaf foliage they like. I believe Rudolf Steiner has a kaupapa close to how Maori traditionally have garden, with all the science added for understanding.
            “restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony”
            @ con Well you could have said I love Frenches.
            Superman eh! Horeke to Okaihau impressive.

      • robertguyton

         /  December 10, 2017

        I’m pleased to hear that, Conspiratoor – frogs need all the support they can get and they’re fascinating little creatures. I’ve a big pickle jar in which 3 tiny newly-metamorphosed brown whistlers live and I’m feeding them from a nursery spiders “nursery” from which I tip/shake a dozen or so minute spiders every evening for the wee frogs to eat. They leap about, somewhat gormlessly, catching some of the spiderettes. Soon, the frogs will be able to catch and swallow small flies and watching that’s even more fun.Do you have an electric bicycle? I’ve ridden a few, including an industrial-strength “cargo” bike that can carry big and heavy loads. Pretty grunty, it was. Another I rode was super-fast and silent as a bat; too quick for my liking; I’m a plodder really.

        • Conspiratoor

           /  December 10, 2017

          Got no time for frogs and toad of the green slimy variety Robert, see above …but chacon a son gout to you. Ebikes turn a third ager like myself into superman. Used To be a prodded with an early model but now I ride a powerfly and go anywhere. Horeke to okaihau return last weekend with the love interest, 53kms. She’s got one too

      • robertguyton

         /  December 10, 2017

        Ah! Human “frogs”, more fool me 🙂

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  December 10, 2017

          I was surprised to see a frog spreadeagled on the front door glass that time-what it thought it was doing is a mystery. There are untold lizards around, but never have I seen a frog on the glass before, although the odd one appears in the garden.

          Les human Frogs take upper case to avoid confusion.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  December 10, 2017

            Some sources say that burnt possum has no effect, some say that it has. I have heard that dried gorse will deter the little furry friends if it’s put around the area where they come marauding. 😀 They throw wobblies if there’s not enough fruit left on the bird table and when they’ve eaten what there is, and some of the peel, they hurl the skins to the ground and throw the fruit holders around. Temper, temper. 😦

            Did anyone learn the Froggy song ‘Alouette’ at school ? A charming wee ditty about how the singer is going to pluck a poor little skylark-very nice for the children, I don’t think.

            • PartisanZ

               /  December 10, 2017

              Funny that … Some sources say cannabis has no effect, some say it has … It’s like that about a lot of things …

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  December 10, 2017

              Look up tests of burnt possum as a deterrent. There’s no comparison between something like that and smoking pot, it’s a meaningless comparison.

  2. robertguyton

     /  December 10, 2017

    Go all compost on him?

  3. phantom snowflake

     /  December 10, 2017

  4. phantom snowflake

     /  December 10, 2017

  5. Pickled Possum

     /  December 10, 2017

    “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background or his religion. People Learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite” Nelson Mandela. 1918-2013

  6. Gezza

     /  December 10, 2017

    Off for a stroll

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  December 10, 2017

      What style that man has. It takes real style to wear a conventional suit and hat and make them look like that.

      • Gezza

         /  December 10, 2017

        Indeed. Tame Iti is another style icon. His reproduction of the Goldie style formal wear common among educated Maori of early settler days, during his trial, was simply superb.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  December 10, 2017

          (larfs nervously in case this is meant to be taken seriously)

          • Gezza

             /  December 10, 2017

            Tittering so is perfectly acceptable to me in the circumstances.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  December 10, 2017

              His birthday suit is a little less elegant-we saw quite a bit of it.

  7. Kitty Catkin

     /  December 10, 2017

    It looks and feels as rain’s coming, but nothing so far. Make up yer bloody mind, rain-either pee or get off the pot.

    I was standing outside pushing a hose down the vacuum cleaner hose, sweat dripping off me. It’s been horribly humid.

    Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  December 10, 2017

      Half a teaspoon of rain deigned to come down, the humidity eased for a while…but then came bouncing back, damn its eyes.

  8. Our boy Stan covering Otis. Some nice soul – These arms of mine.