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by lancashire lass
05 Feb 2021, 12:30
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Poor old cat
Replies: 47
Views: 6208

Re: Poor old cat

{cry} Animals seem to hide their worst symptoms well, I suppose nature's way of avoiding the attention of others, that it is easy to miss when things are far worse than expected until things take a turn for the worse. So sad. He had a good life with you {hug}
by lancashire lass
02 Feb 2021, 12:34
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: The Biggest Little Farm
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: The Biggest Little Farm

I wonder what the neighbours thought about all the 'pests' they were encouraging. Sounds as if it might work better if a whole area adopted it, but there would always be someone who didn't agree. I think you'd have to watch the film to get an idea of the location - wide open, bare hills, scrubby (o...
by lancashire lass
02 Feb 2021, 09:33
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: The Biggest Little Farm
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: The Biggest Little Farm

I watched the film from start to finish and thoroughly enjoyed it - I'd recommend seeing it if you have the chance. Although classed as a documentary, the film follows the lives of the couple and how the idea of a dream farm finally became a reality but it came with glitches along the way. The susta...
by lancashire lass
01 Feb 2021, 17:09
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: The Biggest Little Farm
Replies: 5
Views: 797

The Biggest Little Farm

I wasn't sure whether to put this in Books, Tv & Media section or in the Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues as it seems to cover both. Sky Documentary are currently showing it and I started to watch during one of my home-working breaks and was really enjoying it. So I have recorded it to watch it...
by lancashire lass
01 Feb 2021, 08:44
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: hen or cockerel?
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Re: hen or cockerel?

... perhaps not so far fetched actually. At embryonic stage, it's just a ball of cells rather than a fully formed chicken so an outside source can influence how it develops regardless of the chromosomes which normally determine male/female. For example, crocodile embryos change s.ex according to out...
by lancashire lass
26 Jan 2021, 14:37
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Feather Eating
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Feather Eating

That takes me back to when I had the "Spice Girls". There was a big hen (a Bluebell) but she wasn't the top hen - on day one in the new run, she tried to peck food where the Black Star was feeding which resulted in getting her head pecked instead. Thereafter the Black Star was "top hen" even though ...
by lancashire lass
22 Jan 2021, 20:33
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: LL's Gardening Diary
Replies: 916
Views: 389611

Re: LL's Gardening Diary

I think it's pretty obvious that I had more or less abandoned the garden last year for one reason (unable to get compost in spring) or other (mainly the pressures of homeworking) and 2021 doesn't seem to be starting off any better so I'm not feeling particularly enthusiastic as I normally would be a...
by lancashire lass
22 Jan 2021, 09:12
Forum: Shopping - Bargains, Special Offers, Voucher Codes
Topic: Lack of some grocery items
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Lack of some grocery items

I finally did a supermarket shop (1st time since before Christmas) and went to my local supermarket Aldi's early yesterday morning when it was quietest - I got everything on my shopping list (especially cat food! I might be able to create a meal out of what I've got left in the cupboard but not for ...
by lancashire lass
19 Jan 2021, 15:28
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Making eco bricks out of plastic wrappers
Replies: 7
Views: 2249

Re: Making eco bricks out of plastic wrappers

The pop bottle is empty, I poured half down the sink, it was yike* At 17p a bottle, I was surprised you hadn't thrown the contents away before now - personally I don't mind some of the cheap stuff (you get used to it until you switch to the more expensive stuff ... and have to re-educate the taste ...
by lancashire lass
19 Jan 2021, 13:10
Forum: Shopping - Bargains, Special Offers, Voucher Codes
Topic: Supermarket Online Shopping
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Re: Supermarket Online Shopping

I always make a list out in the order that the food is in in the shop and we are usually out within 30 mins, which suits me just fine. How organised I do something similar, even before Covid, as I'm not particularly fond of supermarket shopping at any time ... until the store decides to rearrange w...
by lancashire lass
17 Jan 2021, 00:00
Forum: Shopping - Bargains, Special Offers, Voucher Codes
Topic: Supermarket Online Shopping
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Re: Supermarket Online Shopping

Somehow in 4 orders I accrued 4 1kg bags of sugar and 2 bags of peas which I didn't really need. I confess I had a couple of senile moments when shopping before Christmas - I blame the local supermarket because often they seem to have loads of one thing in preference to a variety of things (I think...
by lancashire lass
16 Jan 2021, 12:11
Forum: Shopping - Bargains, Special Offers, Voucher Codes
Topic: Supermarket Online Shopping
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Re: Supermarket Online Shopping

Throughout this last year, I managed to do my supermarket shopping but chose to go locally as the waiting queue outside the bigger store where I used to regularly go were just unreal - in mid-April (month after the first lockdown) I arrived 15 minutes before opening time and was probably 50th in the...
by lancashire lass
12 Jan 2021, 12:07
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: rehoming v selling
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: rehoming v selling

I think it depends on how you view your pet and past experience - mine are part of my "family" and just as I wouldn't sell a family member, I could not do that to a pet. If I was unable to keep any for whatever reason that I could not resolve (whether due to my own health or financial situation), I ...
by lancashire lass
12 Jan 2021, 11:55
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Keeping poultry
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Keeping poultry

Back in 2007, a friend talked about having chickens so I decided to find out more when I joined. It wasn't until 2013 before I got my first 4, then another 3 in 2014 when there was a big interest in the egg sales and I couldn't keep up with everyone. Since then, all my earlier customers have gone an...
by lancashire lass
12 Jan 2021, 10:30
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: We'll need a negative Covid test before they let us back
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: We'll need a negative Covid test before they let us back

manda wrote: 12 Jan 2021, 05:31 I think the only way to absolutely stop it would be for all countries to close their borders and deal in house until they have zero cases ...but that is never going to happen so...
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