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Tonight was a little more eventful than just watching DSTV. My wife as not feeling like very much to eat and fancied a boiled egg sandwich, so I offered to make it. I put the egg on to boil but put the stove onto 6 so as to get the water to boil, I then usually bring it down to 2 and let it simmer. As usual I got involved on my computer and was examining some finds from metal detecting with the digital microscope. This went on for a while and I was absorbed with focusing and taking snap shots. There was then an enormous explosion in the direction of the kitchen which sounded like a 12 bore shot gun. The first though from my wife was that I had been experimenting with something and got it wrong. I went into the kitchen and was horrified by the devastation. I had forgotten the egg boiling on full heat and it had exploded. The egg and it`s shell covered half of the kitchen and was stuck on all the cupboards, ceiling, toaster, microwave and everything else on the working surfaces. My wife said that maybe the chicken laid an egg with a bullet in it. The whole kitchen and dining room smelled like a chicken full of eggs had exploded in a ball of flames. Has anyone else had this problem, except if you try to microwave them 🙂

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I`m still waiting to find another frog sitting in my dahlias.

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At least my veggy garden is still producing, I feel sorry for anyone buying at our local supermarket when it`s so easy to grow fresh.

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This seems a bit drastic, my wife only asked me to try to stop smoking 🙂

 

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At least the Sunrise is different every morning and changes as it unfolds.

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I was amazed to find out that not only was the Cat catching mice but the frogs also like them. This is a bull frog from the dam and they well outnumber the cats.

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Even the Mantis are eating up the gecko`s.

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Also when in the local fast food center be very careful where you stand because most cell phones have cameras 🙂

 

 

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See previous blog for pictures. This is text only.

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This week I managed to try out my working cannons at the farm. This turned out to be very disappointing.I tried with the smallest one first but did not bring the lead balls to fit in the barrel. I primed the barrel with gunpowder after fitting the fuse, these I got from a firework. I then forced a piece of paper in after it to seal the explosion.Thinking this would be a good test I lit the fuse and stood back waiting for the bang.It was the most disappointing sound ever, it sounded like a damp squib.It was more of a whistle than a bang.It just goes to prove that I should have taken all my equipment as it was not sealed properly.The video that I took was very long but the firing was very short, maybe 3 seconds so I will have to edit it when i find the program.

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On coming home I found that we had, had a visiting rat that likes Bananas.We have had a few field mice before but this was a quite large grey Rat so we have had to put some rat bait under the fridges and washing machine.I think maybe I scared itout of the open door last night as there was no sign of it this morning.

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I think I will finish with a usual sunrise.

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And a view of the Bay….

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I was reading a blog by fletcher about making dog biscuits which was very good. This reminded me that our feral cat the other day meeowed up at me while I was eating a peanut butter sandwich, so I gave it a bit, which never touched sides and she eat half of it before walking away. That made me think , as well as fish or meat flavors maybe they should bring out a peanut butter flavor J This is the first feral cat that insists on drinking milk every day, probably her mother weaned her too young.

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In with my herbs I have Echinacea growing and hoping to make some drops for the prevention of colds and flu. I`ve been using the flower heads like the Chamomile but the books say you can use the whole plant.

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I took this I some ones garden with a keyring camera, I think the price of weed has gone up or maybe they like it pure. That`s if they know what it is !?$#@

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Have a great weekend.

 

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Well Christmas has come, and gone. Now we are entering a brand new Year, which for younger members it is full of a lot more possibilities.:-)

I think that maybe my life is mapped out for the next year and it won`t be much different for this last one. At a certain age you normally stick to things that you know and have worked before. I still like my photography and am of the opinion that a photograph is better than words. Computers are still a useful tool as it makes it possible to communicate with people thousands of miles away. As far as photos go I seem to be using a cell phone more often now as it`s so easy and maybe a person gets a bit lazy with age. I have taken sunrises and sunsets with a DSLR camera and they make great posters but you can only display a few so most get reduced to 500pixels wide and used on blogs.

This was taken on an overcast day and does not have a ot of different colors with which to make a poster.

This one however was clipped and gave a picture with a bit of atmosphere as most of the ones with the sun coming through the clouds do.

The sunsets are usually colorful but the sky has to be clipped unless there are a lot of clouds to reflect the setting sun.

This must be one of the unusual feral cats that beg for a saucer of milk morning and night.

I am still busy in the garden and this morning I had to pick these items plus a lot of Swiss Chard. I am lucky that my one daughter comes and takes some for her family as I seem to be over producing. I`ve always wondered why more people don`t do this as there is nothing better than home grown veggies, especially when you see what the supermarkets are palming off on the public.

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Our Feral cat has taken up residence in the water bowl on the wall. Now there are two trains of thought on this, it either fits her body so she feels safe, or, she`s waiting for the birds to come for a drink. She used to wait in the nearby shrubs and wait for the birds, but never caught any as they were too quick.

After waiting for a while with no birds in sight she decides just to sleep there.

Going to Baviaanskloof was quite interesting as a site was found where the old SADF did their training before going into Angola. Some of the rounds are very corroded so have been there quite some time but show the two calibers used. Even live rounds were found as well as blanks. The blanks are unusual as they are made completely of brass in one piece. This is so the cycle properly on full auto. The ones found were for the older R1 rifle which dates back to the 60`s when it started out as the FN self loading rifle.

All cases found with metal detector.

This is the R1 blank the same as used in the FN rifle.

This appears to be a live round from the latter smaller bore R3, this is a basic copy of the AK 47 (AK74)

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The sunset was not very colorful tonight, but you can`t win them all.

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Although the veggie garden is providing a lot of food the weather is very strange for this time of the year. The Patipans are prolific as is the Swiss Chard. Usually by this time of the year we have harvested many crops of bush beans and have plenty for bottling but I don`t think there has been enough sun. Although there are a lot of tomato plants, mainly beaf steak with a few yellow pear shaped ones. The smaller yellow tomatoes are quite prolific and grown right through to the winter. I have tried all types in pots and they grow very well. They were very good in the UK when grown in ` Grow Bags `. In SA they can be grown in potting soil bags with a bit of 2.3.2 mixed in. Two plants grow in one bag which is useful if you are in a flat with a balcony. Carrot seem to grow in most soils but it is best if the soil is fine. Green peppers seem to be growing better in pots than the ones in the veggie beds, but that is also their position in the sun I think.

Last year a full packet of Echinacea seeds were sown but only one plant germinated and has grown into a large plant. It seems to have spread since it was replanted into the sunny part of the garden. I am hoping to grow more this year so as to make my own drops or making tea out of the flower heads like with the Chamomile that grows in the more shaded areas.

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The end of this blog is a continuation of the last one on car number plates.

I was experimenting with an old digital camera and found that by taking one of the filters out it took infrared photos. These photos were taken with a standard camera set for negative, some of them look better than if they were in colour.

A simple bowl of plants in colour.

The same pot only in negative or reversed colour. Reds become green and most of the blue becomes mauve.

A green tree becomes white and the sky is sepia with dark clouds. This looks a lot better than it did in colour. And the shadows become white .

As I explained in my last blog that near public buildings there are some number plates that just don`t make sense. I find it strange that most of these unusual car plates are on ` Mercedes cars` and there is always a name printed above it to one side.

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