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  Topic: Fibre Open Day - Forden, mid Wales
Dogwalker

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PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Thu Oct 29, 15 1:30 pm   Subject: Fibre Open Day - Forden, mid Wales
The Montgomery branch of the WSD guild are holding an open day in Forden near Welshpool on November 14th.
lots of Demos, have-a-go sessions and stalls.
I'll have mohair and shetland sheep fleeces fo ...
  Topic: Sheep Questions
Dogwalker

Replies: 7
Views: 4703
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Jun 27, 15 7:01 am   Subject: Sheep Questions
Do they need extra feed at this time of year?

I only feed the ewes 6 weeks before and 4 weeks after lambing until the grass is growing.
  Topic: Buying a scythe
Dogwalker

Replies: 12
Views: 32631
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 15 9:06 pm   Subject: Buying a scythe
I've got an austrian scythe if he'd like to try before buying.

Although it probably needs time spent sharpening it It's not been used yet this year.
  Topic: Fluke drench for sheep
Dogwalker

Replies: 8
Views: 9109
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Oct 15, 14 5:46 am   Subject: Fluke drench for sheep
Different ones treat for different age fluke not all treat all ages so you need to speak to the vet or research which you need. Some are better at different times of year.
Is there a local farmer yo ...
  Topic: Bee improvement course
Dogwalker

Replies: 3
Views: 5220
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 14 11:29 am   Subject: Bee improvement course
It sounds like it'll be a really good day and only £18 including lunch.
The problem will be getting everything done here and into Newtown for 9am. No Sunday lay-in that week.
  Topic: Bee improvement course
Dogwalker

Replies: 3
Views: 5220
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 14 11:06 am   Subject: Bee improvement course
Anyone in striking distance of Newtown, Powys may be interested in this email reminder I've just had. Should be a good day.

"Donít forget to book your place to attend the Bee Improvement for All da ...
  Topic: Price of honey
Dogwalker

Replies: 33
Views: 23371
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Fri Sep 19, 14 11:32 am   Subject: Price of honey
Now if you really want to get some to Tahir,
get it to me before Christmas and my daughter will take it back to Chelmsford and he can collect from her.

She took loads of mine back last year and so ...
  Topic: Ditch responsibility!
Dogwalker

Replies: 33
Views: 45682
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Fri Aug 29, 14 7:25 pm   Subject: Ditch responsibility!
Same applies in this bit of Wales.

Some of my fields I'm responsible for the hedge and ditch part way and whichever neighbour the rest. It seemed odd until I saw an old survey plan from 1750-somet ...
  Topic: Dog Sitting Business - what do I need to start ?
Dogwalker

Replies: 8
Views: 12782
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 14 8:37 pm   Subject: Dog Sitting Business - what do I need to start ?
Where abouts in Hampshire are you?

I used to do this in Holbury, now do the same in mid Wales.
There was definately a demand.

You need a council licence, mostly common sense. The one here are ...
  Topic: I have a pig
Dogwalker

Replies: 12
Views: 165316
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Jun 22, 14 9:18 pm   Subject: I have a pig
Now you need another to keep it company.

If you are keeping it. Yes, definitely.

From the first post I assumed it's a pet, maybe not.
  Topic: I have a pig
Dogwalker

Replies: 12
Views: 165316
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Jun 22, 14 8:19 pm   Subject: I have a pig
Now you need another to keep it company.
  Topic: Goat advice needed
Dogwalker

Replies: 5
Views: 134460
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Jun 22, 14 8:16 pm   Subject: Goat advice needed
Well done.
Somethings are just easier with two until you and the goat get used to it, hopefully if it needs doing again she won't be so touchy. She was probably quite uncomfortable if her udder was ...
  Topic: Goat advice needed
Dogwalker

Replies: 5
Views: 134460
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Jun 21, 14 9:21 am   Subject: Goat advice needed
Could you tie her between hurdles or in a corner and distract her with food.
Worth trying and may be only necessary once if you can ease it enough, things usually settle down quite quickly, supply an ...
  Topic: Just got a week old swarm complete with comb and brood.
Dogwalker

Replies: 4
Views: 4708
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Sun Jun 08, 14 8:10 am   Subject: Just got a week old swarm complete with comb and brood.
If you've got the equipment I think I'd try to put the queen in a brood box with frames of foundation/ comb put the queen excluder on then a super with the natural comb in.
Hopefully they'd draw out ...
  Topic: Brood in the super...
Dogwalker

Replies: 4
Views: 5509
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Sun May 25, 14 9:16 pm   Subject: Brood in the super...
Either leave it in the super and the bees will go up to look after the brood or if there's room in the shallow 1/2 brood box swap it into there but make sure it's next to the other frames with brood n ...
 
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