Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

Jack Black

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Nice line-up Tim :thumbsup:

Superior photos of your stag HHBs with red container, brown beans, white rocks, and flu cocktail, Jack & Mike & Bill & Dave! "Inflammable" and "Flammable" are synonyms; I find that confusing! Hope you feel better ASAP, Dave!

Thanks Gary, my mate with the tool-stall had the can, so I took a photo opportunity ;) Congratulations on your mammoth post my friend :thumbsup:

Lam Jack is my lambsfoot for this week. Here's a pic when it was brand new in October 2017:
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Here's my most recent pic of Lam Jack from Yorkshire Day in August 2019:
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- GT

Great pic :) :thumbsup:

Sounds great ('cept for the fungi!), Jack! Pasta is one of my favourite foods. And everything's better with garlick, olive oil, sausage, and tomatoes! :thumbsup:

I actually thought of you when I was eating the mushrooms Vince! :D :thumbsup:

You are very welcome my friend !!!
You have done a great thing with the Guardians and I feel happy to participate :thumbsup::)

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Thanks Dan, you guys make the the thread special :) Great seeing your ebony Lambsfoot out and about :) :thumbsup:

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Lambsfoot content! I finally found a bottle of old school absorbine at the pharmacy... Shouldn't be this stoked at 31 for something like this but a torn up shoulder and arthritis in both hips has made me appreciate the remedies my old man showed me growing up.

I thought that was a 'beverages' post at first! :eek: Sorry to hear about your ailments Willie, particularly at such a young age :( I am going to have to do some research into lineament :thumbsup:

Having spent some time in western Asia, I can state unequivocally that Turkish Delight is not something I would betray anyone for. I was once presented with a large box full of this questionable confection by a senior dignitary. I accepted it with a socially appropriate level of gratitude...but I did not eat it.

I lived in the Middle East for a couple of years, though Turkish Delight was not new to me. The type with pistachios is about the best I've had, but none of it is very exciting, and I can't remember the last time I had it. Maybe it tasted better if you'd just crossed the Sahara on a camel? When I was a kid, one of the old British confectionery companies heavily advertised a chocolate-covered sickly-sweet product they called Turkish Delight - "Full of Eastern Promise"! :D


@cello Dan - Thank you Dan. What a cool tree. It’s called Deerfield Bakery. Freshly made, daily, They bake an assortment of sublime goodies.

You should see if they'll sponsor you Harvey! :D :thumbsup:

Morning Guardians, I hope all our US members enjoy celebrating George Washington's Birthday, and that everyone else has a gentle start to the week. Here's something to blow the cobwebs away! ;) :thumbsup:


And I thought I'd start my week off with my Hartshead Barlow ;) :thumbsup:

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LOL! :D :thumbsup: Looks like a great walk David, it must be 30 years since I was last at the Cat & Fiddle, it looks to have changed a bit - or my memory is going! :rolleyes: :D :thumbsup:

It's been shut for the past 4 years apparently because of 'difficult trading conditions'. As to what's difficult about owning a gold-mine of a pub which sits on one of the busiest cross-Peak roads in the Peak District I don't know. :rolleyes:
What I do know is that the brewery didn't want to spend money on it. I've got it on good authority that they'd allowed it to deteriorate to such a poor condition snow used to blown in around the window frames, the water system would freeze, the oil fired heating system would freeze and you literally couldn't swing a cat in the kitchen. And the less said about the state of the roof the better.:rolleyes:
But apparently it's going to be fully renovated and reopen under a partnership of the brewery and a local distillery, though I'm assuming the work is beginning in the spring.

Just after it was shut.:(
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donn donn - Fine tour of your World.

Good Afternoon Guardians. Happy V Day.
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A finer tour of your local bakery :D:thumbsup:

But what a great shot it is! Hope the Tulips (?) recovered!

The other day after being 70° F, the next day, this!
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Thanks Dennis. There 'Snowdrops' which flower January/February.
It looks like you need to plant some in your garden there. :):thumbsup:
And I envy your fire.:(

Are you guys talking about the "s__w" word :eek:
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Evening guardians :)
Our high temp today topped at -14 Celsius, sunny day with not much wind.
We decided to bundle up really well and go skating.
My ebony lamb did not want come, it had had enough of the cold and so did my Hartshead :D.
So it was my African Rosewood turn.:cool:

I did the 5 km skate but today I was a minute slower than my previous one.
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Then it was time for hot chocolate :)
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I took my cup outside to at least pose for a pic by the fire :cool:
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Then we skated some more and had more hot chocolate.

Only 188 calories! You'd think more wouldn't you. I guess it's skate it off, drink it back on again. :D
Great shots as always. :thumbsup:

While it sure is nice to see outdoor pictures from my warm weather Guardian friends, I also enjoy seeing the winter scenes from my fellow Northern friends.
When the conditions are just right (higher humidity and a quick drop in temperature) we get some beautiful ice crystal effects on trees and bushes.

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What a beautiful picture. I'm not sure what you guys call that but here in the UK when ice forms like that it's called 'ryme'.

I dunno Dave. You could use your beautiful HHB to cure your flu bug. Back in the day didn't they do blood letting to cure illnesses?:eek::eek::eek::D:D:D

Aye they did, but I reckon it's a mite extreme for the flu. :D
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Where would we be, nutritionally, without our lambsfoots, David & Jack & Harvey??

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2 stone lighter and wearing 34inch jeans I reckon...:D

Morning Guardians, I hope all our US members enjoy celebrating George Washington's Birthday, and that everyone else has a gentle start to the week. Here's something to blow the cobwebs away! ;) :thumbsup:


Consider my cobwebs blown. :thumbsup:

A random recycled picture for today's carry.
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I hope everyone's week begins smoothly. :thumbsup:
 

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It's been shut for the past 4 years apparently because of 'difficult trading conditions'. As to what's difficult about owning a gold-mine of a pub which sits on one of the busiest cross-Peak roads in the Peak District I don't know. :rolleyes:
What I do know is that the brewery didn't want to spend money on it. I've got it on good authority that they'd allowed it to deteriorate to such a poor condition snow used to blown in around the window frames, the water system would freeze, the oil fired heating system would freeze and you literally couldn't swing a cat in the kitchen. And the less said about the state of the roof the better.:rolleyes:
But apparently it's going to be fully renovated and reopen under a partnership of the brewery and a local distillery, though I'm assuming the work is beginning in the spring.

Just after it was shut.:(
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A finer tour of your local bakery :D:thumbsup:



Thanks Dennis. There 'Snowdrops' which flower January/February.
It looks like you need to plant some in your garden there. :):thumbsup:
And I envy your fire.:(



Only 188 calories! You'd think more wouldn't you. I guess it's skate it off, drink it back on again. :D
Great shots as always. :thumbsup:



What a beautiful picture. I'm not sure what you guys call that but here in the UK when ice forms like that it's called 'ryme'.



Aye they did, but I reckon it's a mite extreme for the flu. :D
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2 stone lighter and wearing 34inch jeans I reckon...:D



Consider my cobwebs blown. :thumbsup:

A random recycled picture for today's carry.
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I hope everyone's week begins smoothly. :thumbsup:
Just be sure to avoid the area marked in the top left corner of the map you have shown. You might find some fellow knife collectors there. :confused::confused::confused:
 

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I thought that was a 'beverages' post at first! :eek: Sorry to hear about your ailments Willie, particularly at such a young age :( I am going to have to do some research into lineament

Thanks Jack. It's pretty much par for the course in my line of work (and anyone who has a difficult job physically). It could always be worse. At least rubbing a little ointment on and popping a couple of aspirin pretty much take care of it... 1581942134252920578934.jpg
Have a good one everyone.
 

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Time for the Extraordinary Linus to get cleaned up! First, a little sharpening on the diamond hone, IMG_1982.JPG then a nice smooth edge on the black Arkansas stone. IMG_1987.JPG Just a spot o' nice linseed oil rubbed in gently to keep his ebony from drying out. IMG_1989.JPG And not seen: a drop of lubricating oil in the joint. Ahhhh! IMG_1988.JPG Ready for action!!
 
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I’ve been working with a shop out of Llanrwst to get an ebony A. Wright. They’ve been very responsive and are willing to help pick me out one with good blade centering and spring gaps etc. Hoping to get a good one, looking forward to it and grateful they are willing to do that since I’m a few thousand miles away...
 

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Time for the Extraordinary Linus to get cleaned up! First, a little sharpening on the diamond hone, View attachment 1285492 then a nice smooth edge on the black Arkansas stone. View attachment 1285493 Just a spot o' nice linseed oil rubbed in gently to keep his ebony from drying out. View attachment 1285495 And not seen: a drop of lubricating oil in the joint. Ahhhh! View attachment 1285494 And now if I could have @Ramrodmb get ahold of me Linus could continue his travels!
Linus is getting spoiled... Nice work. :cool::thumbsup:

Where's your sonic screwdriver, John?
Sadly, I left it at work on my desk. :(
 

donn

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Just be sure to avoid the area marked in the top left corner of the map you have shown. You might find some fellow knife collectors there. :confused::confused::confused:

Haha not any more.:D It's been sold off to be developed into the inevitable swanky executive apartments which will be sold at prices that would make your eyes water. :rolleyes:
 

Jack Black

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It's been shut for the past 4 years apparently because of 'difficult trading conditions'. As to what's difficult about owning a gold-mine of a pub which sits on one of the busiest cross-Peak roads in the Peak District I don't know. :rolleyes:
What I do know is that the brewery didn't want to spend money on it. I've got it on good authority that they'd allowed it to deteriorate to such a poor condition snow used to blown in around the window frames, the water system would freeze, the oil fired heating system would freeze and you literally couldn't swing a cat in the kitchen. And the less said about the state of the roof the better.:rolleyes:
But apparently it's going to be fully renovated and reopen under a partnership of the brewery and a local distillery, though I'm assuming the work is beginning in the spring.

Just after it was shut.:(
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That's terrible! o_O I hope it re-opens soon David, when I was a lad, The Cat & Fiddle was a really famous pub with ramblers :thumbsup:

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2 stone lighter and wearing 34inch jeans I reckon...:D

I think I've got about a dozen pairs in a suitcase on top of my wardrobe! :rolleyes:

Consider my cobwebs blown. :thumbsup:

A random recycled picture for today's carry.
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I hope everyone's week begins smoothly. :thumbsup:

I thought you might like that :D A lot better than the buskers we get in Leeds :rolleyes: Nice horn David :cool: :thumbsup:

Just be sure to avoid the area marked in the top left corner of the map you have shown. You might find some fellow knife collectors there. :confused::confused::confused:

Lunatic asylum's seem to be a common feature of old maps here! :eek:

Thanks Jack. It's pretty much par for the course in my line of work (and anyone who has a difficult job physically). It could always be worse. At least rubbing a little ointment on and popping a couple of aspirin pretty much take care of it... View attachment 1285460
Have a good one everyone.

I hope it doesn't get worse as you get older my friend :thumbsup:

Good morning Guardians. It's manic Monday for me. 1st order of business is to get my HHB out and about. View attachment 1285463


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Nice colour to that Sambar stag Bill :thumbsup:

Fixed it for you, Jack. :D

Thanks John :D :thumbsup:

Good Morning Guardians
It's the start of a new week and I'm ready for some adventure.

Wishing you happy adventures my friend, excellent pic :) :thumbsup:

Time for the Extraordinary Linus to get cleaned up! First, a little sharpening on the diamond hone, View attachment 1285492 then a nice smooth edge on the black Arkansas stone. View attachment 1285493 Just a spot o' nice linseed oil rubbed in gently to keep his ebony from drying out. View attachment 1285495 And not seen: a drop of lubricating oil in the joint. Ahhhh! View attachment 1285494 And now if I could have @Ramrodmb get ahold of me Linus could continue his travels!
Mark, email your shipping info to me : [email protected]

Thanks for taking such great care of Linus Ben, it looks like he's been well and truly coddled! :D Cool pics :thumbsup: Mark has checked in today (might have been yesterday, as my settings are set to UK time), so hopefully he'll see your post before too long :) :thumbsup:

I’ve been working with a shop...to get an ebony A. Wright. They’ve been very responsive and are willing to help pick me out one with good blade centering and spring gaps etc. Hoping to get a good one, looking forward to it and grateful they are willing to do that since I’m a few thousand miles away...

Hope you get a good one :) As per my first post and the sub-forum guidelines though, we talk about the knives here, not the buying process, particularly as this is not a BF-supporting business :thumbsup:
 

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That's terrible! o_O I hope it re-opens soon David, when I was a lad, The Cat & Fiddle was a really famous pub with ramblers :thumbsup:

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It still would be today. It's also always been a huge bikers pub but the A537 is busy enough with all kinds of traffic for it to be successful. In the 10 minutes I was stood their when I took that snowy picture about a dozen cars must of pulled into the car park then driven off when they saw it was closed.
I love those old pictures.:thumbsup: That building at the bottom is now a tearoom or cafe type of thing.

I think I've got about a dozen pairs in a suitcase on top of my wardrobe! :rolleyes:

I admire your optimism. :D I admitted defeat and dumped all mine in a charity clothes bin...:(
 

Jack Black

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It still would be today. It's also always been a huge bikers pub but the A537 is busy enough with all kinds of traffic for it to be successful. In the 10 minutes I was stood their when I took that snowy picture about a dozen cars must of pulled into the car park then driven off when they saw it was closed.
I love those old pictures.:thumbsup: That building at the bottom is now a tearoom or cafe type of thing.



I admire your optimism. :D I admitted defeat and dumped all mine in a charity clothes bin...:(

The photos are from Poucher's Peak & Pennines, which introduced me to some great walks as a kid. Sadly I no longer have the first edition, which contains advice (with photos) on boot-nailing patterns :D :thumbsup:

You might be mistaking optimism for Yorkshire tight-fistedness mate :D Actually, when I think about it, I have given the 34's away, but I have just as many 36's! :rolleyes:
 
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