Monthly Archives: April 2014

  1. Cow Poo = Happy Chooks!

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    Thursday 10 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It’s a simple enough concept, but still fun to watch. Within 2 minutes and 28 seconds of dumping a trailer load …
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  2. Whose Beady Eye Was That?

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    Wednesday 09 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Perhaps a bit of an easy one this week… Did you guess who was visiting Spike’s farm? . It was …
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  3. Who’s Visiting Spike’s Farm?

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    Wednesday 09 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    All sorts of creatures like to visit Spike’s farm I was there yesterday Who am I? .  

  4. Wordless Wednesday ~ Octopods

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    Wednesday 09 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s a shot of a bunch of Octopuses on the Greek island of Astypalea. Now, who thinks it should be …
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  5. Red Spider Decimates Peas

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    Tuesday 08 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I once heard or read somewhere how many hundreds of different types of Red Spider there are our there. I …
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  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold (IV)

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    Monday 07 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken at Hattusa (or Hattuşaş as we …
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  7. Macro Monday: “Gotcha”

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    Monday 07 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. This lil’ monster was found in a woodpile on our farm. Having rested there over …
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  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold (III)

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    Sunday 06 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is two school children having their juice and candies at the …
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  9. Guest post: “Strongman” – by Chris, from Muscleheaded

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    Sunday 06 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So here we are again… This week, Uncle Spike, a small weakling of a blogging farmer in rural Turkey, has a …
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  10. Salt Lake City It Wasn’t

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    Saturday 05 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Driving across the barren desert landscape of southern Tunisia in summer can be quite foreboding. There is not a lot …
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  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold (II)

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    Saturday 05 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a simple one of a kid in a tube; that scary …
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  12. Them Beans Be Broad!

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    Saturday 05 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Broad Beans are boring… (or so I thought). Little did I know as a whinging kid back in the UK …
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  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold (I)

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    Friday 04 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is me just about to enter the castle on the Greek island …
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  14. Smile, It’s Friday

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    Friday 04 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Having a ‘ruff’ day? This one is for you… For any non-woofer lovers out there (Mr P et. al.), you gotta …
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  15. Flower Friday

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    Friday 04 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Salad Roka or Rocket in flower .

  16. More New Stuff

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    Thursday 03 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Looking around this morning, I saw that a few more things are kicking into life around the farm. First there …
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  17. Dill – Great Herb, Daft Name

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    Thursday 03 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It might have a bit of a daft name, Dill, but you gotta love this herb. Picked fresh from the …
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  18. Yeni Dunya

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    Wednesday 02 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    That means ‘New World’ in Turkish, and is the name given to the fruit tree pictured below. I think it …
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  19. Wordless Wednesday – Peach Flower

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    Wednesday 02 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  20. Name That Brand…

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    Tuesday 01 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Another week, another ‘Guess What’ photo feature. It’s part of an international brand mark or logo Can be found in various …
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  21. A Tree Reborn

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    Tuesday 01 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I don’t use chemical insecticides or fungicides unless absolutely necessary. We therefore get much much less in the way of produce on the farm, but we …
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  22. Pollen Clouds – One More Week

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    Tuesday 01 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The annual late spring pollen clouds that drift over the vast pine forests will (hopefully) be finished in a week …
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