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by fumanchu
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: washing machines, open fires and living cheaply!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: washing machines, open fires and living cheaply!!!

Sorry meant to add you get cling film-type stuff to heat seal to windows if they're really draughty. And with the fire on constantly you have constant lovely hot water. You need an electric blanket on the bed though, thats an essential!
by fumanchu
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: washing machines, open fires and living cheaply!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: washing machines, open fires and living cheaply!!!

We live in a very cold place, and have single glazing and coal fired heating from a big stove. The secret with a stove is never let it go out ! Keep it on 24/7 set very low, and that heats the stone walls. Letting it go out then lighting it again uses more coal, we have tested this. (Although this i...
by fumanchu
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: SEED SWAP SITE - brilliant
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

Re: SEED SWAP SITE - brilliant

I wanted some flower seeds but have none to swap, so she let me have some in exchange for stamps, which will help them out with postage. Very nice lady and very good idea. I will be able to swap some of mine next year :iconbiggrin:
by fumanchu
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: SEED SWAP SITE - brilliant
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

SEED SWAP SITE - brilliant

Somebody told me about this site, and the girl was really helpful and nice, and has fixed me up with seeds already. I thought she deserved a mention - no connection with the site myself.
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http://www.seedswappers.co.uk/index.html
by fumanchu
Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: get rid of rubbish ?
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: get rid of rubbish ?

:mrgreen: I think I'm just putting off going out there and actually DOING something. Ignore me :mrgreen:
by fumanchu
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: get rid of rubbish ?
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: get rid of rubbish ?

:mrgreen: Where to dump the rubbish though ? how hard is it to move that size of pile? I'm not fit at all and if its hard then I need to get somebody in to do it. Is there no easier shortcut - just spadeful at a time? I keep looking at it and havent a clue how to go about it or what to do with it !!...
by fumanchu
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: get rid of rubbish ?
Replies: 4
Views: 939

get rid of rubbish ?

I used to have aviaries in the back gdn and when we built them, the spoil was dumped behind them, creating a mound about 3ft high and 5ft long , along the back field fence. Mainly big lumps of turf, with weeds all over it. Now I need to flatten this mound because I'm getting chickens on that patch o...
by fumanchu
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mites
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: Mites

Oh ok I see. Ta :mrgreen:
by fumanchu
Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mites
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: Mites

I've now ordered a coop, from a local place who will make it up and deliver. Can you get Diatom in a spray or aerosol? How easy - or hard :mrgreen: - is it to get into the nooks & corners of a smallish coop? ( esp if you're as stiff and decrepit as I am :mrgreen: )
by fumanchu
Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Have you ever seen a ghost?
Replies: 37
Views: 5119

Re: Have you ever seen a ghost?

Oh Milims - I'd love a house down there, I love the Romans, they were awesome. People shouldnt worry about ghosts, the living are much more dangerous. I dont know anybody who got mugged by a ghost :mrgreen:
by fumanchu
Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mites
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: Mites

Things aren't complicated when you know how, that's why I'm asking :mrgreen: Many thanks !
by fumanchu
Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mites
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: Mites

Is it easy to dust hens and where would I get the powder ? Sorry for pestering but I want to get everything sorted out before I get my hens :sunny:
by fumanchu
Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Have you ever seen a ghost?
Replies: 37
Views: 5119

Re: Have you ever seen a ghost?

I think it's the kind of thing that you have to experience for yourself - you cant convince others.And people find it very easy to scoff. But maybe one day....it will happen to them! :mrgreen: I think the spirit world is interwoven with this one, that our loved ones never go very far away, and it pr...
by fumanchu
Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mites
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Mites

I havent got hens yet, but was wondering how you prevent your hens getting this red mite that I've heard about?
by fumanchu
Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Have you ever seen a ghost?
Replies: 37
Views: 5119

Re: Have you ever seen a ghost?

Yes, total believer and would never laugh at anybody's experiences. I'm training to be a medium now because once you start seeing things and knowing things, then you can't unsee them LOL I love it and its not at all scarey. :)