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moogie



Joined: 02 Feb 2005
Posts: 525
Location: Near Bridgend
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Andy B wrote:
sean wrote:
Gerbils are small and unthreatening. You could start there and move up to the larger and scarier guinea-pig.


You have obviously never been bitten by a guinea pig. OUCH!


Ha you've obviously never been bitten by a gerbil. Double ouch!!!

Bugs



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 10744

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tahir wrote:
2 acres cultivated, various crops
1 acre under glass in various greenhouses/polytunnels
5 acres mixed woodland with limited coppicing and sap harvesting as well as fungus cultivation (can't wait for the article on mushroom cultivation)
1 acre extremely fragrant garden including a magnolia forest
And the rest as orchard/nut groves


And 0.5 acre holiday accommodation for fellow Downsizers to stay in when they come to visit at harvest time

Bugs



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 10744

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have the most pleasing image of Nettie and Dougal doing impressions of giant geese. That's really made my day

Guest






PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

gaggle of geese is the word you want, nettie.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44613
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Madman wrote:
Tahir never flaps...Shaken but not stirred, is Mr T.




I'll have to take some lessons in Goose herding from Nettie

dougal



Joined: 15 Jan 2005
Posts: 7184
Location: South Kent
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Lesson 1: Its easier, and more effective, to say "Boo" to a goose than a gander...

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 15033
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Most cows are lovely animals, the only problem over friendliness. I'm only worried about my feet or the 'other' end. Bulls obviously are treated with respect.


Most of the time, the cows are fine. every so often, the go competley wappy - like when they have newborn calves, which I understand, but otherwise for no reason at all I can see. Must check the lunar calendar. There are a couple of bulls in there, but they're generally OK.

I'm not sure what kind of cows they are (subsidy ones I suspect!) as they are obviously extensively reared - if they were milkers or beef, I'd be after some of the product! (serve the buggers right for chasing me!)

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