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  Topic: Flies
Platypus

Replies: 4
Views: 1499
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 09 11:21 am   Subject: Flies
Thanks for the replies,

Interestingly most of the flies are in the garden not the pen and none in the coop. It is also noticeable that they leave the normal poo alone only going for the cecal, but ...
  Topic: Flies
Platypus

Replies: 4
Views: 1499
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 09 12:58 pm   Subject: Flies
We are getting LOADS of flies around the chickens at the moment, especially during warm weather. Not just a few but literally hundreds of what I think are greenbottles (smallish with a green sheen) t ...
  Topic: Vanilla
Platypus

Replies: 87
Views: 14530
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon May 11, 09 7:29 pm   Subject: Vanilla
Arrived safe and sound this morning.


Thanks!
  Topic: Vanilla
Platypus

Replies: 87
Views: 14530
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed May 06, 09 6:47 am   Subject: Vanilla
I'd also like 50 please.

Thanks
  Topic: January sale: 50% off pork
Platypus

Replies: 216
Views: 25223
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 09 3:32 pm   Subject: Thanks
1/2 a GOS arrived safe and sound this morning, nicely packaged and labled.

The leg is now in brine cure hamming it up
1Kg is well on the way to becoming salami
& another Kilo is in the first ...
  Topic: January sale: 50% off pork
Platypus

Replies: 216
Views: 25223
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Mon Jan 19, 09 4:33 pm   Subject: January sale: 50% off pork
Great offer Rob!

PM sent

Thanks
  Topic: Strawberry Picking
Platypus

Replies: 5
Views: 3354
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 06 7:21 am   Subject: Strawberry Picking
Still got several PYO places around here, mind you there used to many, many more until the developers took a liking to our village!

We tend to go to the one on Titchfield Road, great place that sta ...
  Topic: Harvesting now...
Platypus

Replies: 25
Views: 4986
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 16, 06 11:07 am   Subject: Harvesting now...
First cucumber of the year yesterday!
  Topic: would you do this?
Platypus

Replies: 33
Views: 9370
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Wed Jun 07, 06 11:24 am   Subject: would you do this?
Many questions have been asked and the gist of the answer is that it is part of the agreement with the waste management contractor, Project Integra - covers all Hampshire

Sounds like another dodgy ...
  Topic: Email Virus Warning
Platypus

Replies: 6
Views: 1826
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 06 7:59 am   Subject: Email Virus Warning
I wish I seen this warning earlier.

I think I've been infected by this virus!

At least I hope thats why I just did a botty burp so hard that my right leg spasmed and shot straight out in front o ...
  Topic: Irrigation
Platypus

Replies: 3
Views: 1560
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 20, 06 6:59 am   Subject: Irrigation
It is usually better to drip the water onto the soil rather than spray it everywhere as it is less wasteful.

But getting the drip heads to deliver the water evenly can be fiddley (some WILL drip fa ...
  Topic: Water Collection: Inventions needed
Platypus

Replies: 42
Views: 9802
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 22, 06 8:28 am   Subject: Water Collection: Inventions needed
It should be possible to use a mechanical pump, like those used in Victorian beam engines to pump water out of mines, rather than electromechanical one like pond and CH pumps.

For experimentation t ...
  Topic: Water Collection: Inventions needed
Platypus

Replies: 42
Views: 9802
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:56 pm   Subject: Water Collection: Inventions needed
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  Topic: Water Collection: Inventions needed
Platypus

Replies: 42
Views: 9802
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:25 pm   Subject: Water Collection: Inventions needed
Perhaps it would be feasable to keep the large water storage tanks near the collection point (ie house) then to have a smaller header tank near to where the water is needed, this could be filled by pu ...
  Topic: Weather stats
Platypus

Replies: 15
Views: 3185
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 15, 06 12:27 pm   Subject: Weather stats
An affordable alternative that uses the 1-Wire devices is made by [url=http://www.aag.com.mx/indexaag.html]AAG for about $80. With lots of optional-extra sensors available for when you get hooked : ...
 
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