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OP pawian 190 | 19,211
22 Nov 2020 #241
Skies over the farm:





Poloniusz 4 | 418
22 Nov 2020 #242
Skies over the farm

The most heavily polluted cities in the world also tend to have more orange and red sunsets...Though the result can be spectacular to observe, it is also an indication of increased air pollution.

scied.ucar.edu/learning-zone/atmosphere/appearance-sky
OP pawian 190 | 19,211
22 Nov 2020 #243
The most heavily polluted cities

Fortunately, our summer house isn`t located in the city. It is in the countryside, just like the title suggests. :):):)





Poloniusz 4 | 418
22 Nov 2020 #244
It is in the countryside

Yes, and you captioned your photos as simply "Skies over the farm."

I helped teach you why your skies are orange.

So be careful out there and remember to take precautions.


OP pawian 190 | 19,211
22 Nov 2020 #245
So be careful out there and remember to take precautions.

It is useless coz I already told you that your source mentioned cities while the countryside is the area where cities aren`t located.
Poloniusz 4 | 418
22 Nov 2020 #246
Sigh...

Did you know that the wind carries pollutants from the city to the countryside on top of the pollution that is generated locally from human activity?

A green and pleasant land?

Surprisingly, the air pollutant ozone is found in greater quantities in the countryside than in cities.

eonenergy.com/spark/air-pollution-in-the-countryside.html
OP pawian 190 | 19,211
22 Nov 2020 #247
hat the wind carries pollutants from the city to the countryside

Yes, I know about it but the pollutants carried by the wind onto a distant countryside are no more able to produce such an intense colouring of the sky. So, your rant is still useless. hahaha
Poloniusz 4 | 418
22 Nov 2020 #248
So, your rant is still useless

I know. It's just the way you are.



It's your choice to live in ignorance but the world knows better.

The fight for clean air in Poland requires both knowledge and determination

blogs.worldbank.org/europeandcentralasia/fight-clean-air-poland-requires-both-knowledge-and-determination

Anyway, your heavy levels of pollution are actually the least of your personal problems.


OP pawian 190 | 19,211
22 Nov 2020 #249
Anyway, your heavy levels of pollution are actually the least of your personal problems.

Yes, because such intensely red skies appear over the farm only twice, thrice a year, that is why I don`t think it is a big problem in the area if we know that the year has over 300 days. hahaha
OP pawian 190 | 19,211
14 Dec 2020 #250
Crunchy raw veg are my favourite. Here - three types of big radish variety: black, white and red.

The last pic shows my mistake - I hadn`t fenced the patch with chicory and lettuce and local hares found out about it.









OP pawian 190 | 19,211
5 Jan 2021 #251
We pay 200 PLN farm land tax for our 2.5 acres property in the countryside annually. Sort of little.
Zlatko
6 Jan 2021 #252
Anybody with experience living in the rural areas from the east of Katowice to Mielec.
OP pawian 190 | 19,211
7 Jan 2021 #253
I like everything in growing our own veg, even weeding coz I can still have exercise and lose some weight doing it. But I dislike one thing doing which I feel I am losing time: washing the veg. We are accustomed to buying clean produce in supermarkets and even in open air market they sell it washed. Our own crop is different - the clayish soil is hard to remove and I have to brush each piece separately. So boring.

Besides, it is not only washing but also cutting off those leaves. Today I have dug out all carrots and beetroots which I had left in the field in autumn. Now I am processing two buckets of them for longer storage. So, to keep them fresh as long as possible , they need to be stored without that green leafy part, in temp around 1 - 2 C, and humidity over 90%.

In the past, a male would proudly drop his prey onto the floor and told his female to take care of it. Well, sometimes my wife gives a hand when I am busy and have to do long hours at work, but mostly it is me who does the dirty job. Most of that gardening and farming is my own hobby so it would be unfair to impose it on others, especially such unpleasant stuff.

Sigh, I have finished at last. I couldn`t resist having fun, as usual, I started throwing small carrots at my daughter, pretending they were dirty. And the cat joined in and wanted to hunt and actually grabbed and ran away with one carrot. She is funny as hell.

PS. (I have processed even the tiniest carrots, not bigger than my nail, my kids think they are amusing)
OP pawian 190 | 19,211
16 Apr 2021 #254
No, Cargo, I don`t keep bees on the farm yet coz I don`t have so much time to tend them. But when I retire soon, I would like to start a new hobby, coz I think it is very exciting. And we all love honey but the one which we buy at shops has been processed many times. I don`t even believe in buying genuine honey straight from a local producer - I suspect they all do tricks and adelturate their stuff. :):).
Cargo pants 3 | 1,117
16 Apr 2021 #255
when I retire soon

I thought you said you already did.

buying genuine honey straight from a local producer

My wife buys from some organic herbal farm in States and here from a neighbour in village who makes it home.He even grows some special flowers near the hives.

on the farm

I always wanted to own a small farm but seing my schwager in village doing that hard work is not for me,lol I can superwise and rather workout in a gym,
OP pawian 190 | 19,211
16 Apr 2021 #256
I thought you said you already did.

If I say sth in Random, don`t take it too seriously. Focus on public forums. hahaha

here from a neighbour in village who makes it home

In our village nobody keeps hives - the soil is so good that farmers have enough income from cultivating it and don`t need to tinker at apiculture.

doing that hard work is not for me

It is hard work but the open fresh air compensates all hardship.

rather workout in a gym,

In the stuffy crowded room among those sweaty and smelly bodies? Yuk! hahaha
OP pawian 190 | 19,211
23 Apr 2021 #257
(I have processed even the tiniest carrots, not bigger than my nail,

Two days ago I ran out of veg collected from the field last autumns - exactly on 31 November. They lasted over 4 months in cool and humid conditions and most were still edible - not bad







OP pawian 190 | 19,211
26 May 2021 #258
This year I enlarged the arable area and have a record size of veg patches.

A few days ago I finished planting or sowing the following veg and fruit, a few varieties in some cases:

white turnip
radish
onion - red, white, yellw
lamb`s lettuce and other kinds
scallopini squash and other kinds
zuchini
chickory - root and leafy
kohlrabi
carrots
sweet baby corn
beetroots
African horned cucumber and other cucumbers
potatoes ( I used whole and cut)
dill
leek
parsley
parsney
green beans
Portulaka/purslane
celery
cauliflower
broccoli
fava beans
garlic
pepper
tomatoes (last year we had 40 bushes, this year it is going to be 90)
artichoke
cardoon
sunflower
OP pawian 190 | 19,211
29 May 2021 #259
I forgot to mention sowing black salsify and planting one last Inca berry which survived cloudy days on my window sill.

All this in the name of diversity.

Wow, today I saw first flowers on spring strawberries. At last.
Also., I noticed that fig trees started shooting leaves from bottom and middle twigs. So, they didn`t freeze in wintertime. Minus 18 degrees C! Amazing.

Currently I am occupied with hilling potato bushes. Last year I didn`t do it due to little time, but I read a lot it is really beneficial for better crops.

Potatoes are fascinating plants. Just imagine - you put a small spud or its half into the ground and after a few months you collect a crop of kilogram or more. Amazing.

Shyt! Today I crushed two Colorado beetles. So, they survived the winter, as usual coz if it gets really freezing, they can go down the soil as far as 1 metre. Amazing.

Dear guys, if you think you are too old and life has ceased to pose any surprises to you, get yourself a patch of land and start growing stuff - you will surely run into a lot of amazement. :):):)
OP pawian 190 | 19,211
3 Jul 2021 #260
HA!!!! AT LAST!! I spotted a few nuts on our walnut trees that we planted back in 2013. It took them 8 years. Amazing.

There are 13 trees altogether and all bear the biggest nuts available in Poland. They are called Jacks or Geldings. I have loved them since my childhood - their shell is so soft you can crush it in your hands and the thick skin goes off easily
Cargo pants 3 | 1,117
3 Jul 2021 #261
I spotted a few nuts on our walnut trees

You dont have rodents or any other animals that come and destroy your crop?We in NJ have so many,and wife has to put a small fence around her garden and even she covers the cucumbers etc with a mesh.Lately I have been catching Chipmunks,but the bastards are becoming smart and evading the trap.


  • Last year we got him in our place.
Ironside 51 | 11,338
3 Jul 2021 #262
2.5 acres property

I knew it. I have more than that many times over....you bragging about you whatever ...when you are selling it to pay reparations' ?
OP pawian 190 | 19,211
3 Jul 2021 #263
I have more than that many times over....you bragging about you whatever

Funny how you took pains to look up this information about 2.5 acres and then brag that you have more. You are really so cheap. :):):)

You dont have rodents or any other animals that come and destroy your crop?

The following mammal beasts come and do damage:
European hamsters
roe deer
hares
field mice
Ironside 51 | 11,338
3 Jul 2021 #264
about 2.5 acres and then brag that you have more.

I don't brag. I cut you to size I haven't said a word about it for more then ten years on PF while you were yapping about your precious two acres.

Oh dear!? What to do?
You need to sell in in order to pay some Jews off for all the property your family stolen from their tribesmen. You should apologize and hand them all that money while licking their boots.

What are you waiting for?
OP pawian 190 | 19,211
3 Jul 2021 #265
I haven't said a word about it for more then ten years on PF

Yes, this feud is so long. Like an eternal struggle between Good (me) vs Evil (you), hahaha

while you were yapping about your precious two acres.

Yes, you didn`t say a word until now when you eventually snapped and started bragging about your "lands." hahaha.
Ironside 51 | 11,338
3 Jul 2021 #266
Yes,

So when you gonna do it?
OP pawian 190 | 19,211
3 Jul 2021 #267
Maybe tomorrow, maybe next week, maybe never.... hahaha
You should know we possess other property, too, not only a summer house with 2.5 acres of land. :)
Ironside 51 | 11,338
3 Jul 2021 #268
You should know we possess other property, too,

Well sell most of it or all of it. After all you claim that you and your family participated in the holocaust, Now, some Jews who have nothing to do with it want you to pay up to them as their are members of the same tribe (allegedly)

Since you admitted your guilt bah you are amendment about it it you should do the right thing and pay them off with at least half of your property.

Don't try to wriggle out it!
OP pawian 190 | 19,211
4 Jul 2021 #269
fter all you claim that you and your family participated in the holocaust

Show me where I claimed it. :):):)

Since you admitted your guilt

What guilt??? :):)

pay them off with at least half of your property.

Why only half??? :):):)

Don't try to wriggle out it!

Never! hahaha
Oathbreaker 4 | 495
4 Jul 2021 #270
Why only half??? :):):)

He is a shy fella, obviously he doesn´t want you to be entirely robbed of your estate. Half will do


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