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  Topic: Looking for birds
LynneA

Replies: 14
Views: 11724
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 16 11:28 am   Subject: Looking for birds
You are clearly spending too much time with Chez... she has exerted a bad influence over you.
She hasn't mentioned rabbits.


Yet.
  Topic: Sparrowhawk or peregrine?
LynneA

Replies: 4
Views: 7350
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Apr 08, 16 11:14 am   Subject: Sparrowhawk or peregrine?
Yes - The key is the shape of the wings in differentiating between hawks and falcons.

Have Sparrowhawks and Kestrels near home (and Buzzards and Red Kites coming in from the nearby countryside), bu ...
  Topic: The Hungry Gap - what's seeing you through?
LynneA

Replies: 13
Views: 8219
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 16 11:12 am   Subject: The Hungry Gap - what's seeing you through?
Might see if the squirrels have left us any Oca.

Mind you, the little sods have decimated my tulips in pots.

If the taste of tulips is preferable to Oca for them, maybe I should take the hint?
...
  Topic: So, what have you all planted?
LynneA

Replies: 25
Views: 17537
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 16 11:20 am   Subject: So, what have you all planted?
More fun with soil blocking - this time the piddly cm cubes:

potting on 160 lettuce seedlings

sowing 320 carrots and 160 parsnips enough to allow for failed germination I hope
  Topic: So, what have you all planted?
LynneA

Replies: 25
Views: 17537
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 16 11:58 am   Subject: So, what have you all planted?
Nothing in the ground - potatoes planned for Sunday will be the first, but assorted alliums in module trays, and I've started using my soil blockers to sow salads and tomatoes, which have been put in ...
  Topic: New Favourite Chipping Potato
LynneA

Replies: 5
Views: 4799
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Feb 29, 16 12:30 pm   Subject: New Favourite Chipping Potato
If it's a maincrop, its blight resistance is a bit iffy compared to other modern varieties.
  Topic: New Favourite Chipping Potato
LynneA

Replies: 5
Views: 4799
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Feb 29, 16 12:28 pm   Subject: New Favourite Chipping Potato
At the most recent chip test at a potato day I went to, I liked Marfona best.
  Topic: tooth maintainance
LynneA

Replies: 8
Views: 19544
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 16 12:37 pm   Subject: tooth maintainance
Pumpkin had a full scale & polish at the vets in December.

We've been given special tuna flavour toothpaste for cats and a special fingertip brush, but trying to get her to stay still for long ...
  Topic: Organised chickens
LynneA

Replies: 4
Views: 11108
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 16 12:41 pm   Subject: Organised chickens


I we get a chance to rejig the back garden, I can get Howard to make a bigger run and extra house.

If I can locate Marsh Daisies, I think I can sneak in a Fav.
  Topic: what eggs are these?
LynneA

Replies: 7
Views: 7931
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Feb 15, 16 12:25 pm   Subject: what eggs are these?
looks bee-like to me

do they smell of anything?
  Topic: Well that was very interesting
LynneA

Replies: 20
Views: 21768
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 16 12:32 pm   Subject: Well that was very interesting
Just wait until the Parakeets spread westwards too.

Mind you, they seem to compete with the greys for tree nuts.
  Topic: it is pankake day again,what is going in your's?
LynneA

Replies: 17
Views: 22817
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Feb 09, 16 5:26 pm   Subject: it is pankake day again,what is going in your's?
Buckwheat pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, and a little Manchego grated on top.

May do a bacon and cheese-less one ( ) and put a dollop of ice cream on it for afters.
  Topic: appalingly generalised ill informed reporting
LynneA

Replies: 101
Views: 62340
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 16 12:59 pm   Subject: appalingly generalised ill informed reporting
It's not the 56bn I'm disputing, but the fact that the figures don't add up to 3000 per second.

Maybe it includes the worms, bots & bugs that won't need treating?

  Topic: Frog Spawn
LynneA

Replies: 24
Views: 23845
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 16 12:37 pm   Subject: Frog Spawn
Nothing here yet, which will hopefully allow me time to refurb the pond this weekend.

(Pumpkin will be pleased, as she's terrified of frogs )
  Topic: appalingly generalised ill informed reporting
LynneA

Replies: 101
Views: 62340
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 16 12:35 pm   Subject: appalingly generalised ill informed reporting
And then there's the question of what will happen if we don't eat the livestock....

It would appear that vegans are quite happy for the rare breeds that people have worked hard to rescue and mainta ...
 
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