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  Topic: Frost

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Apr 28, 17 6:46 am   Subject: Frost
We are getting bad frosts here at the moment which have damaged my newly planted out squashes (we had been getting days up to 27 degrees, I thought I was safe). I am not sure if they will make it. Not ...
  Topic: Put your birds inside

Replies: 55
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PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Dec 07, 16 9:54 am   Subject: Put your birds inside
The sparrows fly in and eat the chicken food, hard to exclude them without just shutting the birds up completely. I am not sorry about the foie gras tho, it is cruel and the sooner it is stopped the b ...
  Topic: Seeds

Replies: 23
Views: 49177
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 16 3:22 pm   Subject: Seeds
I just put in an order of nice things from Real seeds, 2 different winter squashes (did you see the Queensland Blue?) but some of the interesting things are sold out already. Roll on new growing year.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Nov 16, 16 6:54 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
You are right Greg I got confused and when Cassandra went quiet I thought I would say something. My geography is not great.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 16 8:39 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Cassandra I hope you are OK out there, the earthquake sounds pretty awful. I am thinking of you.
  Topic: Stainless steel (or possibly rigid plastic) mesh

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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Oct 11, 16 4:26 pm   Subject: Stainless steel (or possibly rigid plastic) mesh
We bred fruit flies in plastic pint glasses with kitchen roll cover secured with an elastic band. It worked well and few escapes.
  Topic: How many chickens to brood an egg?

Replies: 5
Views: 17511
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Oct 11, 16 7:41 am   Subject: How many chickens to brood an egg?
There are other nest boxes available.....

  Topic: Broody goose advice, please?

Replies: 8
Views: 12715
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 16 10:15 am   Subject: Broody goose advice, please?
One of my Tolouse geese is broody, she has moved the nest to the back of their house from the middle and yes covers the eggs when she leaves them unattended (she has 3 I think). She is aggressive so I ...
  Topic: Twin wheel wheelbarrows

Replies: 18
Views: 38149
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 16 2:50 pm   Subject: Twin wheel wheelbarrows
I've always liked the idea of these things: http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2011/12/the-chinese-wheelbarrow.html

They seem to combine the steerability of the traditional wheelbarrow with a more sens ...
  Topic: How good is satellite broadband?

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PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 15 10:54 am   Subject: How good is satellite broadband?
We have it as there is no other way to get Internet access where we are (in a rural bit of NW Spain). It works surprisingly well - I have done video-conferencing over it with no noticeable lag. We pay ...
  Topic: Bakers and Bakeries.

Replies: 16
Views: 12605
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue May 19, 15 1:41 pm   Subject: Bakers and Bakeries.
Our local town in Galicia (population about 3,000) has 3 bakeries that I know of, plus more in surrounding villages. You can get the result of the Chorleywood process if you really want it but real br ...
  Topic: British Black Bee Restoration Project - Dartmoor please vote

Replies: 3
Views: 19491
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Thu May 07, 15 10:31 pm   Subject: British Black Bee Restoration Project - Dartmoor please vote
  Topic: Predictable Glut

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Views: 5357
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 15 11:58 pm   Subject: Predictable Glut
maybe a patty pan

No maybes - do it! You'll be glad you did, they are lovely...
  Topic: cleaning silver .rough chemistry

Replies: 4
Views: 3047
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Jan 10, 14 1:21 pm   Subject: cleaning silver .rough chemistry
A silversmith I knew used to swear by Brasso...
  Topic: Parasol Mushroom ID please

Replies: 8
Views: 11631
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sat Nov 16, 13 6:02 pm   Subject: Parasol Mushroom ID please
My parasols have spots on the cap, which do sometimes wash off on old ones like this.
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