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    BIP, hoping no permanent aftereffects. You are lucky to have a good nursing care. A hoist is on hand?

    Perhaps you should grant more freedom to your Labrador, then he could rescue you if needed....

    Our Labradors are almost never on a leash, they like to forage outside of house perimeter, at least twice a day so happy outside, no need to worry that they would not come back. Good for their exercise and mine either.

    In your case of a traffic around your house, perhaps you should always make a short trip by car to a free area nearby and let the dog enjoy the freedom. The garden area is not enough for dogs and too boring when 24/7...

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    Yeah Klondyke I want to find somewhere large where he can run off the lead. But first he needs to learn how to socialize with other dogs he may encounter and he doesn't have any road sense yet. Our yards are large, we walk him daily, take him on expeditions/swimming and he socializes with another dog, but he'll need more. But first need to fix me up, may have done a bit more damage than I thought when I rescued him the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    Yeah Klondyke I want to find somewhere large where he can run off the lead. But first he needs to learn how to socialize with other dogs he may encounter and he doesn't have any road sense yet. Our yards are large, we walk him daily, take him on expeditions/swimming and he socializes with another dog, but he'll need more. But first need to fix me up, may have done a bit more damage than I thought when I rescued him the other day.
    Those things will evolve in time, BIP.
    Labs have a different and keen sense.

    Would be my canine preference.
    Well known for their usual pleasant disposition, loyal, and great with kids.

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    Your garden is looking great.
    Hope your ribs feel better soon.

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    Thanks NTM. Seems the ribs may be okay but whatever I did irritated the pleura, the sack the lungs sit in. Last night I found a sleeping position that didn't involve pain and took an 8 hour Tylenol and I'm definitely better this morning than I was yesterday. Got the wife's mum and brother here atm and am intending to take them around today including maybe back to the 'safer' waterfall.

    We got the grass trimmed yesterday and here is a shot from the front door. Had some unexpected and heavy rain in the early hours today. A picture from the week we moved in in February for contrast.

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    The wife managed to get a nice shot of a butterfly in our garden. We have quite a few different species coming now but all a bit timid and hard to get a decent photo using the iPhone. And too busy at the moment to sit out with our decent cameras.

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    Trying to photograph butterflies certainly makes one appreciate the work of the experts.

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    Two of the biggest and best looking purple eggplants we've grown this year. About to be cut up and put on the BBQ with paprika pork sausages and potato slices.

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    Found this little guy upside down on the concrete today. Put it on a plant and put some water on the surrounding leaves. Hope it survives. Looks like some type of cicada.

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    Our organic vegetable garden is starting to produce some good quality and sized produce. Great purple eggplants last week. Some cucumbers this week.

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    Have you ever noticed Thai houses surrounded in pot plants, or at least one side of it buttressed with them. It occurred to me today that it has started at our place.

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    The wet season seems to be winding down if not ended. This was the best photo I got of a monsoon type deluge this year, and coming from the correct direction, the south west. Seems to me most of the rain here in northern Nan province this year came from the east.

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    Our mafai tree (baccaurea motleyana) seems to be making hard work of growing up. While is has managed to get to about a metre high in the last seven months it is not thriving like many of the other fruit trees we planted. The leaves continue to appear to be being eaten both from the edges and in holes in them. And yet I can never find anything on it. No caterpillars or chewing insects. Anyone got any comments of what the specific issue may be and/or a general remedy to try given the root cause is unclear?

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    Certainly looks like something is munching on it. Have you tried checking it at night time, perhaps it is some nocturnal insect ? You might have to ambush it with a torch.
    I have found that a mix of garlic and chili blended with a bit of water and vegetable oil, and then diluted again, makes a good general purpose organic bug deterrent.....even Thai bugs stopped munching on my pot plants after using this mix.

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    Will have a sleuth at it tonight mikenot and report back. I generally use white vinegar with citrus peels soaked in it but in the absence of an actual sighted bug I have not hit it with it yet. Will look tonight and irrespective give it ten days of treatment. Thanks & regards, - BiP
    Quote Originally Posted by mikenot View Post
    Certainly looks like something is munching on it. Have you tried checking it at night time, perhaps it is some nocturnal insect ? You might have to ambush it with a torch.
    I have found that a mix of garlic and chili blended with a bit of water and vegetable oil, and then diluted again, makes a good general purpose organic bug deterrent.....even Thai bugs stopped munching on my pot plants after using this mix.

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    Got the same problem on my grapevine. Couldn't find any bug until stayed out one evening with a flashlight... yep, the buggers come after sunset and munch on the leafs. Dark color kind of small beetle. 2 option here, as in my case no repellend worked even while spraying on them while eating! 1) netting the vine/plant and 2) find a more delicious plant for them and place nearby...
    good luck

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    My grapevine was attacked in similar way. Dark small beetles, coming after sunset were the culprits. Spraying on them with all kinds of mixes didn't help. They kept eating. I shielded the vine with a net. Another option is to find a plant which they like more and plant it nearby...

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    Two nights of sleuthing mikenot, nothing on it I could see. Hitting it with white vinegar infused with lime skins.

    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    Will have a sleuth at it tonight mikenot and report back. I generally use white vinegar with citrus peels soaked in it but in the absence of an actual sighted bug I have not hit it with it yet. Will look tonight and irrespective give it ten days of treatment. Thanks & regards, - BiP

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    Storm, a six week old black female Labrador from Chiang Mai arrived yesterday. Type A personality, feisty, already bit her six month old chocolate brother Thunder on the nose this morning when he got down on his belly to play with her. She specializes in pissing and shitting in the house. A bit of training is required.

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    There ya go, BIP - a Lab.....and female.
    All around good deal!!


    Continue to jungle the place up.
    Never can have enough bush between you/family and everything else.
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    Own passionfruit vines are starting to deliver. Only those sourced in Thailand seem to be flowering and fruiting at the moment. The Aussie sourced vines must be on southern hemisphere time at the moment. Initial trial of a couple more than a week ago they were sour, but these now are delightful. Hoping in about a month our homestay fresh cut fruit we serve with every breakfast will be our own grown papaya with a sprinkle of passionfruit.

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    Passionfruit makes a wonderful drink, and it's even nicer if added to some mango juice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    The Aussie sourced vines must be on southern hemisphere time at the moment.
    My passionfruit tree was paying out bigtime earlier in the year over winter but has gone quiet with the warming weather. Seems to be on a different cycle to the mangoes. Papaya seems to be on the go all year round.

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    A lady chef friend of ours in Nan is seeking a supply to make passionfruit jam. Likely some will go her way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Passionfruit makes a wonderful drink, and it's even nicer if added to some mango juice.

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    Passionfruit and mango jam is also very nice. I recommend making it without the passionfruit pips rather than with them. It's much more pleasurable (IMHO).

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