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A Little British Humour

Lillies_2013Planning for the new family member (our puppy to be picked up next month) has meant making some changes around the yard. We’ve decided to abandon the garden and cover it over with dirt and grass. If I want veggies, I can use areas outside of the fence for planting – or I can just go to the Farmer’s Market in Buffalo and buy whatever I want. Sounds good to me.    gardendirt


The pretty lilies are on the inside of the yard – they survived the moles – so far – thanks to planting the bulbs in those wire baskets last year.     Guess I’ll have to wait now to see if they can survive a puppy!


We wanted a good place where we could put the dog (as he gets older) if company came. Seemed the easiest way to do that was fence in part of the orchard. Another benefit – if we leave the little gate open between the yard and orchard, he’ll have lots of space to run all the time.

Kaleb_1Since the orchard only has a decorative cedar fence that doesn’t even keep the deer out, that meant we needed to make some changes. To have the kind of fence we wanted, we needed to pound metal fence posts in the ground and then hang 16′ wire panels – aka hog panels to enclose the area. David and I gave it a try, but decided IF we wanted the area completed by next month. . . we needed help. We needed to find someone that was available, capable and dependable. Who better than my cousin’s grandson Kaleb to help out. Once started, David and Kaleb had the whole area up and fenced in half a day!! WOW!! Impressive. Can’t wait to see what they do next!deer_2013








It seems to me that there isn’t much to laugh about these days. So when I received the following email, knew it need sharing. Hope it brings you a chuckle or two. Thanks, Jerry for brightening our day!


BRITISH HUMOR (British Spelling – Humour) IS DIFFERENT

These are classified ads which were actually placed in U.K. newspapers:


8 years old, Hateful little bastard. Bites!



1/2 Cocker Spaniel , 1/2 sneaky neighbor’s dog.


FREE PUPPIES. Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd.

Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound.


COWS, CALVES: NEVER BRED. Also 1 gay bull for sale.



Must sell washer and dryer £100.



Worn once by mistake.

Call Stephanie .


And the WINNER is…

FOR SALE BY OWNER. Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica , 45 volumes.

Excellent condition, £200 or best offer.

No longer needed, got married, wife knows everything.


Thought from the Greatest Living Scottish Thinker — Billy Connolly .

“If women are so bloody perfect at multitasking,

How come they can’t have a headache and sex at the same time?”


Children Are Quick

TEACHER: Why are you late?

STUDENT: Class started before I got here.


TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?

JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.


TEACHER: Glenn , how do you spell ‘crocodile?’


TEACHER: No, that’s wrong

GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.


TEACHER: Donald , what is the chemical formula for water?


TEACHER: What are you talking about?

DONALD: Yesterday you said it’s H to O.


TEACHER: Winnie , name one important thing we have today that we didn’t have ten years ago.



TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?

GLEN: Well, I’m a lot closer to the ground than you are.


TEACHER: Millie , give me a sentence starting with ‘ I. ‘


TEACHER: No, Millie ….. Always say, ‘I am.’

MILLIE: All right… ‘I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.’


TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father’s cherry tree,

but also admitted it. Now, Louie , do you know why his father didn’t punish him?

LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand…..


TEACHER: Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?

SIMON: No sir, I don’t have to, my Mom is a good cook.


TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his?

CLYDE : No, sir. It’s the same dog.


TEACHER: Harold , what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?

HAROLD: A teacher .


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