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by Gwenoakes
16 Oct 2020, 12:09
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: My, how things have changed
Replies: 3
Views: 46

My, how things have changed

Have been looking on line and came across advice for children who have Croup. Andrew my son had croup from a very early age and it lasted for about 7 years. I was told to put him in the bathroom with plenty of steam, use a Coaltar vapouriser that literally stunk the whole house out and not to let hi...
by Gwenoakes
15 Oct 2020, 10:50
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Get your flu jab now!
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: Get your flu jab now!

I had mine two weeks ago when I went to doctors for blood test, but must admit I am not an avid fan of vaccines of any sort, especially the live ones. As the flu jab is a dead vaccine I said yes, but still very much on the fence.
by Gwenoakes
03 Oct 2020, 12:16
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: All Creatures Great and Small
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: All Creatures Great and Small

I have been watching this programme and saw the original one some years ago. I think it is pretty good. I too have all the books, Spreckly. I took some of them in hospital when I needed a major operation years ago and because I was laughing soooo much I burst some stitches which I remember was very ...
by Gwenoakes
18 Aug 2020, 10:32
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: With an extremely heavy heart
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: With an extremely heavy heart

Thanks, I really need those cuddles right now.
by Gwenoakes
18 Aug 2020, 07:51
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: With an extremely heavy heart
Replies: 4
Views: 140

With an extremely heavy heart

I tell you that Mollie our beautiful ginger cat has peacefully passed over to Rainbow Bridge. She would have been 20 years old the beginning of next month and had ongoing problems that we always were able to manage for her to give her a good quality of life. However over the past few weeks we were u...
by Gwenoakes
15 Aug 2020, 08:57
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Captain Tom documentary
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Captain Tom documentary

Did not see it, Spreckly............I forgot.
Glad you enjoyed it.
by Gwenoakes
13 Aug 2020, 14:21
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: new normal '
Replies: 42
Views: 1873

Re: new normal '

I was talking to someone on the phone after posting my two penny worth and she is adamant that there will be compulsory vaccine for this virus and with that will go chips under the skin and we will be blissfully unaware. I can understand where this thought could have come from, but not too sure as y...
by Gwenoakes
13 Aug 2020, 10:13
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: new normal '
Replies: 42
Views: 1873

Re: new normal '

I personally do not think it is all about control tbh. Since time began there have been those in control and those not in control. We have and always will have leaders, whether those leaders are for their own gain or for mass gain is another topic. If people choose to believe 'everything' they read ...
by Gwenoakes
11 Aug 2020, 21:06
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: When will they start laying?
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: When will they start laying?

My mixed breed ladies were between 16 and 20 weeks when I got them and they started to lay within about four weeks, if I remember correct.
by Gwenoakes
11 Aug 2020, 21:02
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: new normal '
Replies: 42
Views: 1873

Re: new normal '

I believe there is no normal anymore, prepare for the worst and hope for the best and help anyone you can along the way if you can, but be realistic.
I really feel for the ones that are starting out in life because it is going to be one heck of a rocky road from hereon in. Just my opinion.
by Gwenoakes
10 Aug 2020, 14:36
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Courgette support in Polytunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Courgette support in Polytunnel

I seem to remember Monty Roberts from Gardeners World staking them with rather large stakes, but they were outside. His thoughts if I remember correctly was that you could grow more in a smaller space going upwards instead of outwards. Sorry not much help as I grow mine outside and just let them do ...
by Gwenoakes
05 Aug 2020, 13:39
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Moveable Electric Fencing
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: Moveable Electric Fencing

I remember that if the grass is long and damp along the bottom of the fence it can short it and you lose charge. That has reminded me of an 18.2hh Shire Horse named Jack that Clare had and he always knew when the battery was near its end and used to push through the cable, never went far, just to t...
by Gwenoakes
04 Aug 2020, 08:14
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Car accident
Replies: 17
Views: 1546

Re: Car accident

That is good news, Spreckly. )like(
by Gwenoakes
01 Aug 2020, 09:41
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Poor old cat
Replies: 21
Views: 1748

Re: Poor old cat

How is Pat getting on? Mollie has been to back to the vets as her cough has returned and is not asthma this time, so not sure what is going down. We stopped the Metacam because if she needed a stereo injection she could not have had it unless she had been off it for 48 hours. Her coughing has stoppe...
by Gwenoakes
01 Aug 2020, 09:33
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Removing Feathers to prevent chickens taking off.
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Re: Removing Feathers to prevent chickens taking off.

My chickens would have been in the next county had we not put a lid on the run. Remember it not only keeps chickens in, but helps keep unwanted foxes etc and you can cover with tarpaulin should there be another bird flu outbreak, so win, win in my opinion.