Gorgeous Sky

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Gorgeous Sky

It’s been a while, but here is the latest set of Shutterbug Burro Snaps 🙂

Pop over and witness the mischievous otters*, call the Flying Pet Doctors, coo at some lost ducks, sick up at the dead bird, and buy the whole planet for 30p. What a good little Burro I am 🙂


Where is Da Burro?

Ok folks – update time.

1) The garden is bumbling along nicely. The slugs have done their worse and now seem to have gone to ground. Or moved on as they have eaten everything they could in mine. either way, I’m catching a lot less in the beer traps. Time to start hoeing to get their eggs up for the birds to munch.

2) I’ve been playing SL a lot and my other blog* is doing well.

3) Me and the mistress are embarking on a new round of decorating and DIY to prepare the house and garden. I can say no more.

That’s about it really. I’m planning the look of the garden, going to dig some more beds, may buy a greenhouse and am still looking at chickens… mmmm, eggs…**

Eggy McB!

* I have no link to it here – trying to keep some seperation as this blog is pretty open about me. If you want to read my exploits in SL, I’ll email you the link 🙂

** Not slug eggs though 😛

All your beds are belong to Slugs!

The Slugs are taking over!

See! See! It isn’t just me moaning (Mistress) or being crap (Dad), the fekking Undead Slug Army foretold in the Bible* has risen and is eating out food as they are too small to reach out brains.

15 billion! That must just be in my bloody garden 😦

Me & Jac are starting an Army. There will be uniforms, weapons and cake for all members – who’s with me? Just make sure that no one tells that nice Mr Cameron. He needs a new campaign and “Hug A Slug” would only make our job harder if PETA got involved.

Major Stompy McBurro.
96th Airborne Panzer Slug Stomping Div.
“Caedo Assilio Accudo”

* Maybe. I haven’t read the damn thing. It waffles on about a whole heap’o’crap, so Zombie Slugs are bound to be in there. Probably in a letter to the Romans** that read “Sweet Baby Jesu! The Slugs just ate the 10th Legion!”

** All of ’em? Think of the postage!

My First Tomato!

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First Tomato 02

Despite the rain. Despite the lack of sun. Despite the bastard slugs. Despite over-zealous watering by me when it was a wee plantling, my tomato plant bears fruit. Oh blessed be.


Yes I know I’ve not posted for a bit. Yes I know you’ve missed me and I said I’d call you. Yes, we are all missing some Burroy love, but hey! Second Life won’t play itself you know! And I’m here now, so put t’kettle on and I’ll tell you all about it…

This month I ‘av been mainly working at work to make up flexitime I lost from leaving early and having looooooong dinners. I have also been playing SL. I make no apologies. I have plans for my island that involve a crashed bi-plane and an archaeological dig that uncovers some ruins of a shocking nature – but for now, I can say no more 🙂

I ‘av… sorry, have also been waging a War on Slugs. I managed to do this without illegally invading parts of my garden or causing a civil war to erupt between the snails and the beetles. So that would be 1 for me, and 0 for Bush/Blair – Go The Burro! In my War on Slugs (or WoS? for short) I have been using super-absorbent grit*, beer traps**, and a pen-knife***. I may be winning – I am waiting until I read the full report later this month before deciding if I can scale down my operations or I need to look at a mass organic blue pellet aerial bombing campaign. They ate my only two courgette plants****.

I am now, if you remember this, on planting numero 4 of my salad crops, beans and carrots. I am happy to report that a) the clips securing the mini-greenhouse to the fence seem to have worked, and b) last night I moved lots of the healthy seedlings into bigger tubs in the hope they grow big and juicy away from the attention of the slugs (Think Slugs? Think WoS?!)

Equally happy am I by the near-miraculous recovery of my poor slug-munched**** asparagus. A couple of weeks ago, I was looking at 4 out the 10 surviving. Last night I found that my nightly slug-hunts****, beer traps and barriers made of cut up milk bottles have seen an increase of likely survivors to a whopping 7! I’m hoping this will get up to at least 8, but I very much doubt it will get higher and almost certainly will never reach 10*****.

Now on to things I have not done so well 😦 I have not yet replied to KW’s meme (I will!), or many of my friend’s blog posts (I will!), and Bert has been most neglectful of Marvin’s frankly fooking brilliant blog (Bert is sorry, Marv – he is, as always, reading all your write and will issue forth a flurry of comments soon). I will attempt to do better very soon, I promise****** 🙂

General Bastard McBurro
Chief Slug Slicer in the WoS?

* They work a treat – they soaked up all the fekking rain we’ve had and provided the slugs with a lovely carpet on which to slither towards my plants so they could munch them. Bastards. The slugs, I mean.

** The is something very hypnotic about holding a jar of dead, bloated slugs up to the light as they bob about, suspended in beer.

*** Slicey slicey.


***** 1 has never shown even a single spear – all the others have, but suffered a varying degree of munching by slugs****.

****** This is in no way a binding guarantee.


Icy Feb Morning 002 - 6th Feb 07It’s started here now. Bugger.

Edit: Later… S’ok. It’s given up and melted. Ahhhh.

Edit: Much later. Look how shit the snow here was compared to Mildew’s London (well, I’m not sure she owns it, but you know what I mean).


p.s. If you’re stuck inside and at a loss, then why not read the Good Book over at The Perry Bible Fellowship.

Brrrr… Chilly!

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Icy Car - 4th Feb 07I know everyone says this January hasn’t been cold and they are right, but the cold snaps we have had have been more than a little chilly and no mistake what with icy cars to scrape and gorgeous sunrises to marvel at 🙂 Ahhh… sometimes winter is almost the most beautiful of times. But then comes the storms and the fog – the big storm even managed to shut down Preston’s main street for a while because bits of the roof from the shopping centre and a nearby church decided to fly around for a bit. – and it all goes pants. Roll on Spring.

Anyhoo – see the newest pictures of 2007’s weather here on my Flickr account.

Look upward…

Sunrise over Preston railway station.Ahhh, Winter is not a Burro’s time but despite the cold and the wet the skies remain entrancing and wonderful. My poor cameraphone has all but worn out (really – the button is knackered, poor thing) so I’ll be needing a shiny new one before long. In the meantime, scoot over to the October to December 2006 weather gallery and take a looksee at the beautiful skies above old Preston Town.

Oh, and in the meantime let me apologise for the lack of posts but let’s be honest, it’s winter and there’s not a lot going on in the garden. On top of that the house is taking more of my time what with the patio and plans to decorate the new rooms. Oh, and let’s not forget Second Life. That’s grabbed me by the eyeballs and dragged me right in. If you have an avatar there, drop me a line – ask for HeadBurro Antfarm 🙂

Autumnal Joy

A beautiful leaf turned red by Autumn.I agree with Soupy on this one…

Under the grey sky
Leaves shimmer through wet grass
Autumn’s joy fills me

A Wee Taster…

I haven’t had time to write up anything about our lovely holiday yet, but as wee treat I’ve put up about half of the many, many photos we took. For a sneak preview, just pop over to the gallery here.

More soon. Honest.

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