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  Topic: Tomatillos.
Hairyloon

Replies: 6
Views: 206
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 18, 17 10:37 pm   Subject: Tomatillos.
If you have more than you can deal with do not put them on the compost heap - years later I still have them popping up everywhere

Sounds like the kind of invasive weeds that I approve of. ...
  Topic: Non Compos Mentis Hard Drive
Hairyloon

Replies: 7
Views: 229
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Aug 18, 17 10:07 pm   Subject: Non Compos Mentis Hard Drive
So, er, what's the general lifespan of a hard drive?
*Glances nervously at somewhat creaky laptop*
For the cost, is it worth the risk?
im not sure about solid state drives but the disc and magnet t ...
  Topic: Vegan and vegetarian topic area
Hairyloon

Replies: 34
Views: 868
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 17 6:23 pm   Subject: Vegan and vegetarian topic area
Ahhh thanks HL, I've always wondered.
For clarity, I do not claim that is the official answer.
So if that is the case, why won't vegans eat eggs? Surely no observable pain response there?
Ah, but w ...
  Topic: Vegan and vegetarian topic area
Hairyloon

Replies: 34
Views: 868
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 17 12:24 pm   Subject: Vegan and vegetarian topic area
Genuine question here but why is it considered murder to kill an animal for food yet a living plant is okay to kill and eat? After all it's still a living thing.

Lack of an easily observable pain r ...
  Topic: Vegan and vegetarian topic area
Hairyloon

Replies: 34
Views: 868
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Tue Aug 15, 17 7:20 pm   Subject: Vegan and vegetarian topic area
Well if we are going there, can one of the vegans look at the care nurtured by some of the chicken keepers here and explain to me how it is exploitation?
  Topic: Vegan and vegetarian topic area
Hairyloon

Replies: 34
Views: 868
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Tue Aug 15, 17 12:09 am   Subject: Vegan and vegetarian topic area
I'm not veggie or vegan, but recognize that whatever I think of those views, a lot of people see it as a core part of "sustainable and ethical"...
Well they are wrong.
It may contribute, but it is ...
  Topic: Vegan and vegetarian topic area
Hairyloon

Replies: 34
Views: 868
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 17 10:19 pm   Subject: Vegan and vegetarian topic area
I don't care very much, but I don't think a separate vegan section has any merit.
If you do go that way, do you want to save time and trouble and ban me from it straight away?
  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
Hairyloon

Replies: 16
Views: 665
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 17 11:57 am   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.
i dont think engine spares will work very well.


Check here: http://www.viglink.com/opt-out/ and try it again?
  Topic: Viglink infiltrators?
Hairyloon

Replies: 3
Views: 153
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 17 11:52 am   Subject: Viglink infiltrators?
A link in the "attracting birds of prey" Why am I seeing this site?

To find the best deals on products you’re interested in, the page you were visiting connects to VigLink Shopping. This site ena ...
  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
Hairyloon

Replies: 16
Views: 665
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 17 11:48 am   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.
i dont think engine spares will work very well.
Hmmm, dodgy link. How's that work?
Doubly odd that it works OK if I use the link down in the "topic review" on the "post reply" page.
Suggests to me ...
  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
Hairyloon

Replies: 16
Views: 665
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Aug 11, 17 5:32 pm   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.
of the various bird scarers one of the most effective i have observed is a raptor decoy that "flys" from the top of a thin flexible pole, they are quite life like in any sort of breeze..,

Summut li ...
  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
Hairyloon

Replies: 16
Views: 665
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Aug 11, 17 1:01 pm   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.
Can you tell us which birds are causing the problem? There is good eating on both pigeons and sparrows, I've heard.
Pigeons are prime suspects, also blackbirds.
The problem is of how to catch them: ...
  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
Hairyloon

Replies: 16
Views: 665
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 10, 17 11:37 pm   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.
If you built a cathedral you might get Peregrine Falcons

I'm told there are peregrines not too far away, but I think they have rich pickings so do not stray far.
  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
Hairyloon

Replies: 16
Views: 665
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 10, 17 11:34 pm   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.
First thought is suitable nesting habitat - I know barn owl boxes are pretty standard but I don't know if there's anything like that designed for other birds of prey.
http://shopping.rspb.org.uk/kest ...
  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
Hairyloon

Replies: 16
Views: 665
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 10, 17 8:47 pm   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.
We have got a really bad problem with birds at our allotment. The clear and obvious answer is that something needs to move in and start eating them.

How, aside from hiring a falconer, do we get th ...
 
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