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by KarenE
01 Sep 2020, 12:07
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2403
Views: 357255

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi Bob

So sorry to hear you've lost some hens. I suppose if we should choose a way for them to go, quietly and of old age after a very happy life would be the one we would choose. {hug}

Hope you're looking after yourself as well as the flock!
by KarenE
01 Sep 2020, 12:05
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log
Replies: 512
Views: 119024

Re: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log

Huge condolences for all the hens lost recently, Bob's hens and Ivybelle. May their days over the bridge be spent with the sun on their wings and peace in their hearts {hug}

Dory Grey, Pokey, Smudge and Coco
by KarenE
01 Sep 2020, 12:01
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Growing beans, advice, please.
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Growing beans, advice, please.

Yes, mine are dying back now too. I've dug most of them up, but left a few in the hope (vain I think!) that they may get a last burst of life
by KarenE
01 Sep 2020, 12:00
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: new normal '
Replies: 42
Views: 1875

Re: new normal '

This is a really interesting thread! I don't believe that history is history - the past shapes the present and we feel its effects far into the future. Also I believe the past offers us lessons if we would only learn them (but as humans we will continue to make mistakes anyway!) Definitely we are fe...
by KarenE
31 Aug 2020, 10:27
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Plastic Bags for Life ...
Replies: 11
Views: 3858

Re: Plastic Bags for Life ...

It's the rest of the unnecessary plastic packaging that also gets me. Why does everything have to come wrapped in plastic, insde plastic or cardboard boxes? So much waste and pollution
by KarenE
31 Aug 2020, 10:25
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1079
Views: 191606

Re: karen's chicken diary

For the 4th day running Dory has been out in the run and has not gone back into the coop so I think FINGERS CROSSED AND TOUCH WOOD that she isn't broody any more! It's so nice to see her pottering about and causing mayhem with the others, and she's stopped making that funny noise and fluffed up head...
by KarenE
22 Aug 2020, 09:55
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: new normal '
Replies: 42
Views: 1875

Re: new normal '

Agree with you completely Mo. It's classic divide and conquer, stirring up hatred to other groups in order to deflect and disguise from what is really going on, and that is the continued transfer of wealth and assets into the hands of the already excessively rich. We don't need new planning laws, we...
by KarenE
22 Aug 2020, 09:43
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Red Columbine
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Red Columbine

You're welcome, and Columbian Blacktails and Black Rocks are both lovely birds, ecellent for backyard keeping )t'
by KarenE
21 Aug 2020, 17:34
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Red Columbine
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Red Columbine

Do you mean Columbian Blacktails? If so, they aren't a new breed

https://chickensbristol.co.uk/product/c ... ktail-hen/
by KarenE
21 Aug 2020, 12:12
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Have you stocked up just in case?
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Have you stocked up just in case?

Indeed LL, a no deal Brexit is going to create some supply chain issues there's no doubt about that, on top of issues that the pandemic will cause too. I'd already been putting aside some staples anticipating some shortages in the short term, like pasta and such, even before the virus hit. I think w...
by KarenE
21 Aug 2020, 12:06
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Karen's 2015 garden diary
Replies: 138
Views: 56033

Re: Karen's 2015 garden diary

My plants are dying off now so mine won't grow any bigger. Normally you 'cure' the rind by leaving it out to dry somewhere warm & sunny for a couple of weeks - this helps to preserve it through winter, but I haven't ever had any success with this really. Mine have always gone rotten but maybe th...
by KarenE
21 Aug 2020, 11:58
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: Using salt as a weed preventative
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Using salt as a weed preventative

Oh I've heard of vinegar being used as well )t'
by KarenE
21 Aug 2020, 11:31
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 288
Views: 82034

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

How wonderful! Well we won't see you on here for days now then, and quite right too! :-D
by KarenE
21 Aug 2020, 11:30
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 795
Views: 153691

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

How wonderful to hear Poppy is doing well! And the rest of the opolouses of course. It's so worrying when they get ill. My guys spent the heatwave sitting under the trees & bushes near the back door, and luckily for them I'd manage to bag a whole galia melon for 20p, so that kept them going for ...
by KarenE
21 Aug 2020, 11:25
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1079
Views: 191606

Re: karen's chicken diary

Egbert! I was thinking about Egbert the other day! I'm not sure I want to encourage her though. How long did MissPiggy sit on Egbert before she gave up? She bokked around the garden semi happily when I locked her out, and I did the same again yesterday for a couple of hours but she's still broody. I...