Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Footloose, Oct 24, 2019.
The perennial dilemma of does one visit in 'summer' when temperatures reach double figures and midges reach billions, or any other time when the temperature and midge count is lower. The softies go for the former, plus use that skin-so-soft stuff to try to mitigate their poor choice.
Is it the surface of out of date cream in your fridge.
I used to just put on a midge hood when cutting the grass etc. I do remember being out on the moor, bringing home our peats, when we ditched the idea really fast and sprinted back to the car. Another time, we had my brother over on a visit (his ONLY) and tried to show him the sights. He loved the beaches, but when we took him out on a moor road, he did nothing but whinge about his car's suspension, stopping every 5 minutes and getting out to check underneath the car! Whhen we got home, we had to take him to hospital because he had such a violent reaction to the midge bites!! The doctor laughed and mocked English visitors - but was surprised when I said my husband is English and totally unaffected by midges. That's my Scottish brother! Suitably dosed up with antihistamines, we returned home - as he did the following day. Haven't seen him since. Ha!
It is organic.
It used to grow in my old garden.
It is very big with leaves you could shelter under.
Have you got it now?
Haha! I could do with that. I'm absolutely sure I had a leavy pot plant once,,, but when it died, I was never able to get another.
It's Gunnera manicata. Actually, it's the flower.
Well done again.
Yes- I agree. Now, in Canadia, the bugs are so big they turn your ID disc over to check if you're the right blood group before they bite you.
Dammit, now you've said that, I can see exactly what it is!
I've no great problem with being bitten by midgies (unlike a friend who came back from his first, and last, visit to the highlands looking as though he had measles), I just get annoyed by the crawling. Mind you, one bit me once on the top of Cockup in the Lake District*, the missus wasn't impressed when I accused her of importing it across the Solway. Well, we could see Scotland from there...
*you lot are going to have fun with that!
It always was dicing with death having a pee on the moor! I had a lot more exposed!!
Something I use on a daily basis
Siphon to test milk?
Something you attach to a teat to withdraw some milk?
Not farm related.
Midges don't actually bite...
OK. Their spit and suck.
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