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by Annie
14 May 2013, 17:39
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Dave
Replies: 18
Views: 3215

Re: Dave

silly boy Dave, will you never learn ?
Maybe it smelt more tempting after being outside for a while, Wendy.
Hope the vets isn't necessary for you both tomorrow.
by Annie
14 May 2013, 11:39
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How many?
Replies: 16
Views: 1228

Re: How many?

You aren't the 1st person to have a fox brazenly take a hen right from under the nose, it must be horrible to witness that and not be able to do anything. I imagine you have stepped up security now to try to prevent a repeat. I would get company for the remaining 2 hens, another couple would be grea...
by Annie
14 May 2013, 11:21
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: hi all
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: hi all

Morning Anne, the weather is absolutely awful isn't it, just proves we are pretty dedicated hen keepers to put up with all the wet and mud )t'
Congratulations on becoming a granny, I don't believe for a moment that Elise makes you feel old, I bet she makes you feel all lovely and warm inside {hug}
by Annie
14 May 2013, 11:18
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Big Al's and Ace's chicks
Replies: 61
Views: 14625

Re: Big Al's and Ace's chicks

What are you doing posting at such an unearthly hour ?
Are all these chicken capers keeping you awake at night Ace ?
by Annie
14 May 2013, 11:15
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: Bills 2013 GYO Veggie Diary
Replies: 671
Views: 118342

Re: Bills 2013 GYO Veggie Diary

Nothing to do with growing things .....................or maybe it is growing friendships.
If you two lovely laners dont arrange to meet with each over the summer sometime, it wil be such a shame, you have a wonderful rapport that comes across in the posts you exchange, it makes such happy reading.
by Annie
13 May 2013, 21:30
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: HappyBobs 2013 Dairy
Replies: 129
Views: 31582

Re: HappyBobs 2013 Dairy

Another one with cauliflower envy - love that veg - nothing gets wasted , the hens get the greenery, the dogs get the stalks and I get the rest with cheese sauce !
by Annie
13 May 2013, 21:16
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Big Al's and Ace's chicks
Replies: 61
Views: 14625

Re: Big Al's and Ace's chicks

He is a big lad can't wait to see him mature with his wonderful tail feathers, he is a bit of a gangly youth at the moment but certainly has all the makings of a stunner.
by Annie
13 May 2013, 20:04
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: The rhubarb is looking good
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Re: The rhubarb is looking good

You are just trying to make me jealous I had great rhubarb until the hens wrecked it with their scratching. Anyway got 2 new crowns a few weeks ago and they are doing well but I know that I musn't pull them this year so will just hav to watch it grow and salivate for rhubarb crumble. How do the supe...
by Annie
13 May 2013, 17:05
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: auctions
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: auctions

I am too far away to have been to that auction but their is one not far from us that my friend used to buy her hens from. As a rule I believe that birds are ususally sold in trios - that is 2 hens and 1 cockerel , the poor cockerels on their own go for buttons. You need to be mindful of the age of t...
by Annie
13 May 2013, 12:56
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: Annies mini diary
Replies: 29
Views: 10132

Re: Annies mini diary

When I drew back the curtain this morning just after 6.30 and looked across to the hills I saw they were covered in ice , they are always a good gauge as to the weather but really wished I hadn't looked this morning. Really very cold, quite breezy, one or two sunny intervals interspersed wth heavy r...
by Annie
13 May 2013, 10:30
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Not chickens but thought it would be intresting.
Replies: 17
Views: 7458

Re: Not chickens but thought it would be intresting.

You are a kind man Al and I really hope these little chicks pull through to reward you, especially if they are cheerful little robins - you can never have too many of them in your garden.
by Annie
13 May 2013, 10:26
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Apple pie
Replies: 16
Views: 4612

Re: Apple pie

The picture worked this morning for me Jemma and it looks a grand apple pie to me. I think pastry making is a knack and one I didn't have until I used the food processor, I only make shortcrust the fancy stuff I buy in frozen and cheat. With ingredients I just stick to the basics old fashioned half ...
by Annie
12 May 2013, 20:56
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: wynetta
Replies: 34
Views: 1553

Re: wynetta

That is sad Duncan, sometimes it is so hard knowing what to do for the best when these lovely birds become ill, your consolation should be in knowing you got help quickly and did your very best. When the sadness goes away , you will be able to think about adding to your flock again. Thank you for th...
by Annie
12 May 2013, 19:37
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Worming my hens, but they are not eating the pellets!
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: Worming my hens, but they are not eating the pellets!

Keep perservering and they will give in , hens aren't known for starving themselves to death as far as I know . It does mean with-holding all other treats for the 7 day period you are worming them though , time to be cruel to be kind I think {hug}
by Annie
12 May 2013, 17:49
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Apple pie
Replies: 16
Views: 4612

Re: Apple pie

It must have been good Jemma because according to my lappy you ate the picture as well . Shortcrust pastry I presume ? Mum always made great pastry rubbing in by hand and leaving for an hour in the fridge ( think the idea was that would stop it shrinking on the plate when being baked). To be honest ...