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  Topic: the slimey hoard part ... many
wellington womble

Replies: 3
Views: 26
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 17 9:14 am   Subject: the slimey hoard part ... many
I have just had a very tortuous conversation with my seven year old as to why flypapers are not for entertainment, and how I t is not nice to watch them die. Usually, she is set against killing anythi ...
  Topic: Ross Cobb meat birds
wellington womble

Replies: 20
Views: 286
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 17 11:00 pm   Subject: Ross Cobb meat birds
There seem to be some variations on the general theme around. I was looking at Piggotts Poultry in Hertfordshire. They have a few different meat strains bred for free range fast rearing, which I think ...
  Topic: Making bread from used beer yeast.
wellington womble

Replies: 9
Views: 1307
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 17 9:45 pm   Subject: Making bread from used beer yeast.
On a very loosely related note, I noticed Morrisons had fresh yeast in the chiller cabinet yesterday. As it comes up now and again, I thought I'd let people know.
  Topic: Hanging a Hammock
wellington womble

Replies: 3
Views: 800
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 17 8:32 pm   Subject: Hanging a Hammock
Bloody things are concreted in. I would actually quite like them out, but it has so far been beyond me. So it's a win-win.

I wonder if I have any suitable nails. Turns out the spreader bars (from ...
  Topic: Hanging a Hammock
wellington womble

Replies: 3
Views: 800
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 17 12:49 pm   Subject: Hanging a Hammock
I have a hammock. I have redundant spreader bars. I have two old fence posts about ten feet apart in a nice shady spot under a sycamore tree (I don't like the sycamore tree, but I'll take any shade in ...
  Topic: Transylvanian Naked Necks
wellington womble

Replies: 12
Views: 857
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Jun 06, 17 12:56 pm   Subject: Transylvanian Naked Necks
That's good to know. My supposedly calm Dorking (who is just eight weeks old) went for my shoes when I caught his run mates for ringing. I plumped for some eBay Ixworths in the end, but the geese and ...
  Topic: Transylvanian Naked Necks
wellington womble

Replies: 12
Views: 857
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Jun 02, 17 9:37 am   Subject: Transylvanian Naked Necks
So long as they don't attack me, I'm not concerned at the moment. I just want to try different things and see what works for us.

ETA can't find any, except a sort of franchised growers arrangement. ...
  Topic: Transylvanian Naked Necks
wellington womble

Replies: 12
Views: 857
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 17 5:52 pm   Subject: Transylvanian Naked Necks
Yep. Hideous imho, but supposed to be good meaty birds. I was looking at commercial meat hybrids, and these are one of the ones available.
  Topic: Transylvanian Naked Necks
wellington womble

Replies: 12
Views: 857
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed May 31, 17 9:14 pm   Subject: Transylvanian Naked Necks
Anyone raised these? I can't say they really appeal, but I've read they make good meat birds. I'm trying a bit of everything this year to see what works for us here. So far, I've got Dorkings, Croad ...
  Topic: Asbestos
wellington womble

Replies: 5
Views: 708
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed May 31, 17 9:31 am   Subject: Asbestos
Thank you. I shall see what can be done. I think a couple are just cracks, but one is an overlapping sheet that seems to have slipped into being an under lapping sheet, which funnels water in.
  Topic: Asbestos
wellington womble

Replies: 5
Views: 708
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue May 30, 17 7:37 pm   Subject: Asbestos
I suspect my garage roof is asbestos. It has some leaks, so I'd like to repair it. How do I tell if it is, and can it then be repaired, or must I have it removed at vast expense?
  Topic: So how are you all doing with the veg planting.
wellington womble

Replies: 23
Views: 1994
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 24, 17 9:00 pm   Subject: So how are you all doing with the veg planting.
I swore I would get everything in the ground in April because May is always manic. Only somehow April was as well and I have planted almost nothing. I have carrots in the greenhouse and shallots in th ...
  Topic: Puppies.
wellington womble

Replies: 65
Views: 5411
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Tue May 16, 17 7:31 pm   Subject: Puppies.
they still hunt up here anyway, supposedly they use dogs to flush and an eagle owl to make the kill, but I don't know how often it happens that way.

would that be my old "friends" the quorn?

re ...
  Topic: Puppies.
wellington womble

Replies: 65
Views: 5411
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Tue May 16, 17 1:35 pm   Subject: Puppies.
they still hunt up here anyway, supposedly they use dogs to flush and an eagle owl to make the kill, but I don't know how often it happens that way.
  Topic: Puppies.
wellington womble

Replies: 65
Views: 5411
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Tue May 16, 17 8:15 am   Subject: Puppies.
I'm trying to catch #10. Can you get fox-eating dogs?
 
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