Saturday, 29 May 2010

What a difference the son makes

All Family Trees need Sons to be born to continue the family name.

In my Nickisson Family Tree we have;

7 Generations starting from Circa 1809 to the latest Son born in 2007.

379 Persons

172 Born a Nickisson. Of them;

90 Males

After a young couple brought their new baby home, the wife suggested that her husband should try his hand at changing nappies. "I'm busy," he said, "I'll do the next one." The next time came around and she asked again. The husband looked puzzled, "Oh! I didn't mean the next nappy. I meant the next baby!"

In the Nickisson Family Tree;

The most popular MALE Nickisson Christian name?

We have 3 Davids - 3 Thomas - 3 Harolds
We have 4 Williams
We have 6 Henrys
The most popular Nickisson name: John (8)

If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either.

Which Male Nickisson had the most Children?

Ernest - Peter -  John - With 6 children each
 Leonard - Ernest - 8 Children each
Derek - 12 children
William - 14 children
With the most children: William - 15

Father: Don't you think our son gets his brains from me?
Mother: Probably, dear. I still have all of mine.

The oldest Male Nickisson?

79 years (to date)

You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you can do while your down there.

I will look at the Nickisson Females next time

What a difference the sun makes

May 2010
Its all coming together now that the sun has been shining. Plants are coming out of the Greenhouse and Cold frame and into the ground.
You can see in the photo above: Onions, Garlic, Broad Beans, Courgettes, Cabbage (under the netting) Carrots and Peas.
The photo below shows: Sweetcorn, Runner Beans, Potatoes (early and lates) and Herbs and Spices such as Parsley, Thyme, Sage, Chives and Coriander.
Within just a few weeks of worrying about frosts and really cold weather, we have the first signs of positive growing. I deserve a coffee break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Strawberries are flowering with the first fruits developing!
Honest, you can see the fruits below
Even the Peas are flowering, certainly a growing success so far. Last year we couldn't grow them at all. We even have Pea Pods on them this time.
See, you didn't believe me did you?????
We lost all the Broad Beans we planted last October as the cold winter weather was so severe. The ones we planted in spring are going really well, full of flowers.
I need another coffee break
No, I'll have a sandwich instead!
Now,................ I'll have that coffee
In the Greenhouse and "Conservatory" we have Tomato plants in flower, we still have Leeks, Peppers, and Lettuce in seed trays. These are not ready to be planted out yet, hopefully in the next few weeks. Struggling with Cauliflower though, we just cannot get the seeds to germinate. Only five individual plants have grown out of three attempts in seed trays!!!!!!!!!!! We will keep trying.
Plenty still to do, but at least we are actually growing vegetables now.

Have you spotted my deliberate mistake above??????????????
Let me know if you find it