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by Annie
12 Aug 2010, 22:28
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: sand
Replies: 9
Views: 185

sand

hi can someone tell us the best type of sand to get , would childrens play sand be ok for dust bath ?
by Annie
12 Aug 2010, 20:04
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Freebies
Replies: 37
Views: 5070

Re: Freebies

we visited our friends 6 weeks ago and were given a dozen free free range eggs
Now we are in the process of getting chickens of our own so perhaps they were expensive freebies !
by Annie
12 Aug 2010, 10:39
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: late starters
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: late starters

Thanks Silky I think by year 3 we will be flat on our backs with the muck heap on top of us !
by Annie
11 Aug 2010, 16:36
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: slow cookers
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

Re: slow cookers

I love my slow cooker too. When I am in a baking mood its great to have the oven busy baking cakes while the slow cooker is getting dinner ready for me .
by Annie
11 Aug 2010, 16:27
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Red - priceless
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Red - priceless

Just seen my boy siamese Thai lying on his back under the nest boxes feet up in the air do you think he is trying to find out how to get the eggs before we do ? Dope , we dont have chickens yet ha
by Annie
11 Aug 2010, 16:17
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: aubiose
Replies: 8
Views: 373

aubiose

Just reading one of the other threads and see that a couple of you use the above product so do you think it better than shavings ? When we kept horses a few years ago this was what we used in the stables .I t was a good product as it broke down more quicky on the muck heap so that kept the heap more...
by Annie
11 Aug 2010, 15:53
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Plum Jam - will it work?
Replies: 26
Views: 1969

Re: Plum Jam - will it work?

slightly under ripe fruit is usually best to use but when you have a glut beggars cant be choosers eh ? In Asda they have two different sugars for jam making and it tells you on each bag which to use with which fruit and that gets round the pectin question. My Victoria plums aren't ripe yet everythi...
by Annie
11 Aug 2010, 11:15
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Looks like we're expanding our flock.
Replies: 30
Views: 474

Re: Looks like we're expanding our flock.

well done you for taking the ex batts on hope it goes smoothly . You are certainly a better person than me (Annie) cos I wwould be feeling a little less than friendly at the moment. We hope to get our first ex batts at the start of September and of course we are hoping for eggs once they have settle...
by Annie
10 Aug 2010, 13:29
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: late starters
Replies: 2
Views: 389

late starters

Our friend who lives on a smallholding suggested we did up 1/2 her back garden and turn it into a veggie patch , now that her children are grown up and no longer need masses of grass to play on. So turf cutter and rotovator were employed and we set to planting our veggies. Some we had grown in our g...
by Annie
06 Aug 2010, 15:27
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: tiny egg
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: tiny egg

Was the show eggspray or the other one when they sing henny dream will do ?
by Annie
06 Aug 2010, 15:20
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Got a hedgepig living with me!
Replies: 28
Views: 5600

Re: Got a hedgepig living with me!

we had hedgehogs at the bottom of our garden a couple of years ago, trouble was when we let Paddy the springer out for his bedtime pee he used to find it and carefully carry it back in and leave it in the middle of the lounge! Don't know if he thoought the hog was cold or just another crazy toy mumm...
by Annie
06 Aug 2010, 15:11
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: So angry and sickened
Replies: 18
Views: 2490

Re: So angry and sickened

Anyone able to inflict such pain and distress to an animal surely is only one step away from doiing the same to a vulnerable human. Afraid to many of that ilk around shame a few more weren't caught in the act. My sister was telling me of a news item the other day relating to the Battersea dogs home ...
by Annie
06 Aug 2010, 14:52
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: neighbours
Replies: 15
Views: 417

neighbours

Hope this is the best page for your thoughts. We live in a largish village at the foot of the Campsie Hills north of Glasgow our house is on the outskirts off the village on an estate about 30 yrs old - ok so far. We have already tested the news of our intention to keep chickens to a couple of neigh...
by Annie
06 Aug 2010, 14:34
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: tiny egg
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: tiny egg

Well the things text books never tell you - hens fart eggs - hope my Emily dog dosent get to know or else she will be trying to copy them ! Thanks for a chuckle on a miserable day