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by Orfy
11 Aug 2014, 05:10
Forum: Other Poultry & Livestock
Topic: Bees.
Replies: 18
Views: 6323

Re: Bees.

fabindia wrote:Got my hive set up and off to collect a nucleus this afternoon.

Not sure how it is going to work out but it will be interesting. .... and the sun is starting to shine.


Very exciting.
by Orfy
16 Jan 2014, 23:07
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Meet Foxxie and Benn
Replies: 15
Views: 3592

Re: Meet Foxxie and Benn

Shortly after that picture foxxie had a stroke and started to get old quick. She battled on and it came time to let her rest. Ben is fine. He loves his bed. I,ll post some pictures of him in the lakes over xmas when I get a little time. Foxxie was an amazing fun loving lovable dog. I was lucky to ha...
by Orfy
15 Jan 2014, 20:37
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Meet Foxxie and Benn
Replies: 15
Views: 3592

Re: Meet Foxxie and Benn

A blast from the past.
Foxxie fell asleep for the last time in summer. Ben is now ten.
Sweet Foxxie. What a girl.
by Orfy
02 Nov 2013, 20:11
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: I've been published.
Replies: 14
Views: 4013

Re: I've been published.

This is for the press from the Publisher. (First Draft) Pints with Granddad immortalized in bestselling authors book. Every Sunday Lunchtime Dave Taylor, his Dad (Jim) and Granddad (Sam) would pop down to the Rope and Anchor in Woolaston for a pint (or two) whilst his mum lovingly prepared them Sund...
by Orfy
02 Nov 2013, 19:59
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: I've been published.
Replies: 14
Views: 4013

Re: I've been published.

Yes you are........I have learnt a lot from forums like this one and they are made up of people like you lot. There may be some bits in the press this weekend. The Author's using my story to publicise the book for possibly Christmas sales. He's asked for some pictures and I got a mention for some of...
by Orfy
26 Oct 2013, 14:07
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: I've been published.
Replies: 14
Views: 4013

Re: I've been published.

I don't think there are any preview pages. When I get chance I'll scan the relevant pages. I'm referenced on a few pages different. Attributed to Dave Taylor (aka Orfy) The book is well worth buying for those interested in brewing beer. I've let him use the material gratis. I will probably get a few...
by Orfy
26 Oct 2013, 11:18
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cowboy Beans Recipe.
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

Re: Cowboy Beans Recipe.

I got the end of a smoked dry cure bacon from the butchers this morning so I'm going to make this again today. Just a half portion though.
by Orfy
26 Oct 2013, 11:04
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: I've been published.
Replies: 14
Views: 4013

I've been published.

Well a bit has. An Author contacted be towards the beginning of the year to ask if he could use some material he'd found on an American website. The book was released this week and is called "Brewing Britain: The quest for the perfect pint" by the authour/tv chap called Andy Hamilton. Is b...
by Orfy
22 Oct 2013, 17:44
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Lovin' it...White wash.
Replies: 12
Views: 4248

Re: Lovin' it...White wash.

The lime paint is the same that they use on old buildings with damp walls, it allows the walls to breathe and the damp to come out. The worst thing you can do with an old wall is seal it with modern paints. My friends is a restoration and conservation expert and his company manufacture a modern vers...
by Orfy
19 Sep 2013, 15:07
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Lovin' it...White wash.
Replies: 12
Views: 4248

Re: Lovin' it...White wash.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-sXb4W_ngDak/UjsDidmN7QI/AAAAAAAAu5s/pGVFJLKOfzY/w461-h615-no/DSCF0164.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4puVnfjyrl0/UjsDiVgEPrI/AAAAAAAAu5o/O7D0BkuE4yo/w461-h615-no/DSCF0249.JPG https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7RFplW3LKGY/UjsDiaEUsNI/AAAAAAAAu6A/h_OQkH5jF8...
by Orfy
17 Sep 2013, 07:25
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Lovin' it...White wash.
Replies: 12
Views: 4248

Re: Lovin' it...White wash.

Well since then I've learnt a bit more.
I've been lime plastering and did internal walls in a lime based paint. It took me months but I love it.
by Orfy
17 Jul 2013, 12:32
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Lonely bullied hen.
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: Lonely bullied hen.

Thanks.

It's a pity you can't house train them. She's so friendly.
by Orfy
16 Jul 2013, 13:03
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Lonely bullied hen.
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: Lonely bullied hen.

Thanks for the suggestions. It is not getting any better. She really is scared of the others and is not thriving. I have a friend who has a young seemingly friendlier flock. He also has more time during the day to keep an eye on them and try to resolve any issues He his going to take it. The other b...
by Orfy
09 Jul 2013, 10:29
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Lonely bullied hen.
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: Lonely bullied hen.

Thanks for the ideas. I have been silly busy for a good while (That's why I've not been on the forum) but I need to devote a little time and effort into resolving the problem. The reason I've not gon for rehoming is because I'd like to get her back in the flock rather than be a solitary bird. Althou...
by Orfy
08 Jul 2013, 14:52
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Lonely bullied hen.
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Lonely bullied hen.

I have a little chicken. A one year old(ish) warren. It was being henpecked and recieved a small wound to the comb. I obviously had to seperate it becaus the full flock of 7 other birds targeted it. Since then it has become withdrawn, it comb has flopped and it sit huddled up most of the time. We ma...