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by macleaf
09 May 2012, 20:01
Forum: Other Poultry & Livestock
Topic: I think Mildred has been killed
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: I think Mildred has been killed

milgred was certainly killed by a sparow hawfor you but as i said before his mate soon gets over it and you said he has a new mate,nature can be cruel but that is nature for you
by macleaf
30 Apr 2012, 19:28
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: My Garden Office
Replies: 19
Views: 2466

Re: My Garden Office

yes Richard i too have a 8x4 shed next to our back door,before lining it with hardboard i stuffed it with i think rockwall then panneled with hardboard,i have like venterlation at the apex at each end,my window faces the bird station were i can watch the birds at close range,some even perch on the l...
by macleaf
29 Apr 2012, 19:35
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Frugal computing
Replies: 21
Views: 2857

Re: Frugal computing

Hi Stig, not sure what you mean about facebook?,i read a lot of wilber smith,terrific books once you start to read you cant put them down >dum<
by macleaf
03 Apr 2012, 19:38
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: greenhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 3488

Re: greenhouse

thanks guys,we will do as you have suggested
by macleaf
27 Mar 2012, 20:08
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Who knows a bit about what ?
Replies: 95
Views: 60630

Re: Who knows a bit about what ?

im 73 years of age, been there got the t shirt etc,lived in the countryside all my life,i would be pleased to answer any questions you feel you would like a answer too +confused+
by macleaf
27 Mar 2012, 19:46
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: greenhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 3488

greenhouse

we would like to sterilise the soil in our greenhouse,as its been there for a few years,and have been using grow bags to stop a infection any ideas?
by macleaf
20 Mar 2012, 21:02
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Frugal computing
Replies: 21
Views: 2857

Re: Frugal computing

ive just got rid of my wind up gramaphone,i think i might be a little behind in this lastest gadget is it powerd by a accululater,as i got rid of that too, if so i will wait for the wireless radio to come along,am i in the right centuary,do you think?
by macleaf
19 Mar 2012, 21:21
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Easy Garden Pond
Replies: 21
Views: 4855

Re: Easy Garden Pond

we have a larg pond which was filled with fish,but a heron cleared our pond of the fish,and since then the pond has been crystal clear so you really dont need fish as they are the culprets for causing algae,just instal some water plants and mother nature will do the rest,forget about straw etc,anoth...
by macleaf
14 Mar 2012, 21:07
Forum: Other Poultry & Livestock
Topic: I think Mildred has been killed
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: I think Mildred has been killed

pigeons are strange birds they do miss their mate but they do seem to get over rather quick at the loss of a mate as i have noticed,i to felt sad when this happened,but low and behold they soon find another mate,i suspect a sparrow hawk was the culprit ,i have witnessed this happening,and i do know ...
by macleaf
14 Mar 2012, 20:38
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: New Gates & Fence..
Replies: 13
Views: 2754

Re: New Gates & Fence..

think another hinge on each door would give more stability
by macleaf
08 Mar 2012, 21:04
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Are these cormorants?
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Are these cormorants?

yes these are cormorants,we have a lake next to us and we see them each day, they tend to perch on any upturned log or trunk,and can dive and reappear after many minutes
by macleaf
24 Feb 2012, 20:49
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Damn foxes
Replies: 23
Views: 1402

Re: Damn foxes

hi macleaf please tell me how u got to know how that workd ??? hi tiddles,i live in the country and this has been proven,they can detect the presence of humans through the smell of hair,they are very much cleverer than humans,and as such can smell a humans for at least a quarter of a mile,so believ...
by macleaf
20 Feb 2012, 20:33
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Fox watch or other similar products
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Fox watch or other similar products

the best and most easiest way to deter foxes are as follows get youwife stockings,place human hair inside and place around your borders,
by macleaf
02 Feb 2012, 20:46
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Damn foxes
Replies: 23
Views: 1402

Re: Damn foxes

What a shame. It is a fear we all live with, but that is why he catches them because they are easier to catch than the fast running, and hiding in burrows, rabbits. But that is the way of the wild, if you let your poultry live a 'natural' life I am afraid. My OH pee's around the back fence which se...