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  Topic: Hello again from me too.
goosey

Replies: 7
Views: 48611
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Wed Apr 02, 14 5:39 am   Subject: Hello again from me too.
Thank you all for your welcomes.
  Topic: Hello again from me too.
goosey

Replies: 7
Views: 48611
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Tue Apr 01, 14 3:58 pm   Subject: Hello again from me too.
Hi, Spring has sprung and I naturally thought of Downsizer people

I have moved to Sussex, still have the Shires, and am trying to resist all the pigs for sale cards in scats. It will probably ...
  Topic: What do you think of as being a Utility Bird.
goosey

Replies: 36
Views: 13323
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Oct 05, 11 8:54 pm   Subject: What do you think of as being a Utility Bird.
Is it possible that the term 'utility' first became linked with poultry during the War? There was utility clothing, furniture, and so on. People saved string, and rationing mean resources were at a pr ...
  Topic: Insanity or Love
goosey

Replies: 12
Views: 5513
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Sep 29, 11 2:18 pm   Subject: Insanity or Love
I'm sure it hit -9 and -11 at times here in S. England over the last couple of winters. Mine were fine. They could go inside their house if they wanted to, but daylight being short at midwinter, they ...
  Topic: Sweet Cicely
goosey

Replies: 15
Views: 7249
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Sep 28, 11 8:01 am   Subject: Sweet Cicely
Sweet Cicely is known as English Myrrh. (In case you want to look it up in old books)

All I have found in my herbals, is that the root is a valuable tonic for girls aged 15 - 18 years. The root bo ...
  Topic: Bottling aaargh
goosey

Replies: 19
Views: 8714
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Sep 23, 11 5:40 pm   Subject: Bottling aaargh
Oh - ggrrr how frustrating! Am just sending sympathy, not that it helps, I know.
I have been making apple chutney today, it took ages longer than I thought it would. All that chopping, peeling. etc ...
  Topic: Cider Vinegar
goosey

Replies: 11
Views: 7242
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Sep 21, 11 4:56 am   Subject: Cider Vinegar
No. no evidence of worms, and I'd like to keep it that way. I also move the runs about.
Thanks again.
  Topic: Cider Vinegar
goosey

Replies: 11
Views: 7242
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Sep 20, 11 8:23 pm   Subject: Cider Vinegar
sounds good to me... a bit like a 'glug' of wine, in recipes.

I have to keep them in runs now, after losing a couple to a predator. They are let out for a treat sometimes, they like it now ...
  Topic: Cider Vinegar
goosey

Replies: 11
Views: 7242
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Sep 20, 11 8:14 pm   Subject: Cider Vinegar
Thank you. I will do that.
  Topic: Cider Vinegar
goosey

Replies: 11
Views: 7242
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Sep 20, 11 7:39 pm   Subject: Cider Vinegar
Thanks Chez - that's great info. Do you give it to the hens to kill worms, or general tonic? Do you give worm killer, too?

Well, my face needs all the help it can get... so maybe I might try that. ...
  Topic: Cider Vinegar
goosey

Replies: 11
Views: 7242
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Sep 20, 11 7:14 pm   Subject: Cider Vinegar
I have read in a few places that it's a good idea to put cider vinegar in drinking water. Does anyone do it, and/or know what ratio is best?
I have just put a feeble splash in, and they don't seem to ...
  Topic: Toilet Madness
goosey

Replies: 31
Views: 17559
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Sep 18, 11 3:16 pm   Subject: Toilet Madness
Glad to hear that you survived Irene - that must have been scary. Also glad the mystery of the overfulfilling lavatory has been solved.

With regard to how septic tanks work, I can only describe our ...
  Topic: bee keeping?
goosey

Replies: 8
Views: 5959
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Thu May 05, 11 11:37 am   Subject: bee keeping?
misty07, there is a Beginners beekeeping course on 25th June 11 at Kencot near Lechlade, 65.
It is being given by Phil Chandler, the top Natural Beekeeping man.
As said above, these days are usual ...
  Topic: Wild Colony
goosey

Replies: 2
Views: 2731
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Thu May 05, 11 11:29 am   Subject: Wild Colony
That is some excellent advice and information, thank you Tavascarow
Based on that, I will put tempting wax and oil on a branch of the pear tree, and put my box further off too.
I will leave them ...
  Topic: Wild Colony
goosey

Replies: 2
Views: 2731
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Thu May 05, 11 8:16 am   Subject: Wild Colony
There is a colony of honeybees which is between the roof and ceiling of my flat-roofed kitchen. It arrived very suddenly, ie I didn't notice the swarm in the garden anywhere.
The guards are on duty ...
 
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