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  Topic: DEFRA bird flu risk zone map

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PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sat Feb 18, 17 9:45 am   Subject: DEFRA bird flu risk zone map
When I suggested to P that he might have to jet-wash the grass he just looked at me...
  Topic: DEFRA bird flu risk zone map

Replies: 7
Views: 526
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Feb 17, 17 9:58 pm   Subject: DEFRA bird flu risk zone map
Implementing effective vermin controls where poultry or captive birds are kept

Yeah right...believe me we've tried...
Our rats LOVE the hen-house polytunnel.
  Topic: hello from lincs

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PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 17 2:49 pm   Subject: hello from lincs
Hi from sunny frosty Somerset. I'm sure you'll find much to inspire, amuse and frustrate you on here
  Topic: Put your birds inside

Replies: 55
Views: 5871
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 17 1:46 pm   Subject: Put your birds inside
Our 7 hens are in our tunnel, with the electric net round the outside. They're enclosed within, tho not the whole area as we have strawberries in a couple of beds, and although bored, (I imagine!) it ...
  Topic: Rum Butter

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Views: 12628
PostForum: Recipe Database   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 16 2:05 pm   Subject: Rum Butter
Delia's rum sauce for me every time!
  Topic: Red mite mites

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PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 16 2:03 pm   Subject: Red mite mites
Red mites have reappeared since moving the chooks into the polytunnel. In the past I've found cypress hedge trimmings in the henhouse instead of straw works a treat (cadged from an American blog) so ...
  Topic: Put your birds inside

Replies: 55
Views: 5871
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Dec 09, 16 9:44 am   Subject: Put your birds inside
Our 8 chooks are now in the polytunnel - with their coop and within netting to ensure they don't peck the sides - and the electrified netting is around the tunnel. Can only do this because it's winte ...
  Topic: Tell Me About Root Cellars

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Views: 4728
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Dec 02, 16 5:50 pm   Subject: Tell Me About Root Cellars
I can remember the root cellar at my grandparents' home. Grandad built the cottage and they lived there all their married life, in the depths of the Sussex countryside, long enough ago to have evacue ...
  Topic: Potato varieties for storage?

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Views: 2448
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Nov 01, 16 4:46 pm   Subject: Potato varieties for storage?
Sarpo Miro keep well, crop well and are huge!
  Topic: dagging pigs (not the big ham making ones)

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PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Oct 07, 16 5:53 pm   Subject: dagging pigs (not the big ham making ones)
I wish I hadn't read this before supper...
  Topic: Marrow and beet suggestions please

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Views: 2455
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Oct 07, 16 5:52 pm   Subject: Marrow and beet suggestions please
Grits..? Nooooooo....
  Topic: Rosemary

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Views: 5657
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Oct 01, 16 5:00 pm   Subject: Rosemary
Do you have hens? Herbs are good for adding to the bedding, they're said to repel mites and lice and smell nice to us too when we open up the coop! I don't use them as often as I'd like as I rarely ...
  Topic: Introduce Yourself

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PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Sat Sep 10, 16 11:33 am   Subject: Introduce Yourself
Greetings from (today) a soggy Somerset in the south west of England. Haven't been to Reading but we lived in Northern Virginia for 3 years and visited Amish country & Gettysburg & Philly - a ...
  Topic: Costing home made produce.

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Views: 3245
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 16 8:02 am   Subject: Costing home made produce.
I'm not the biggest fan either, but judging by the number of meals out that I or OH have had in the last 3 or 4 months with 'homemade piccalilly' on the side, it may now be decidedly 'on trend'
  Topic: One hive, 2 queens...

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PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 16 8:38 pm   Subject: One hive, 2 queens...
So, Pete's the only one, then?
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