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by MrsD'ville mkII
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Eggy issues
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: Eggy issues

Hi. I'm a *very* inexperienced hen owner - 10 days so far! - but the people we bought ours from said that in warm weather hens will drink more water which could make the eggs more runny.
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Cloth nappies
Replies: 12
Views: 2177

Re: Cloth nappies

Ooooh a fluffy thread! DS has eight Wonderoos, seven new style and one old style, that I use as the last resort. I also have a Sandys and two Thirsties wraps bugt I rarely ever use them. We get through 4-5 naps on the average day; I wash them in the evg and they're dry by morning. I'd absolutely lov...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: What products do babies actually NEED?
Replies: 20
Views: 4010

Re: What products do babies actually NEED?

Helloo. Haven't posted in aaaages as I was having login probs. I had ours seven years apart so we had to start again. You need: friends who have stopped reproducing, a good Freecycle group and a concerned mother! We were given 90% of what we 'needed', and tbh we were pretty frugal about the whole bu...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What can you make into cordial apart from elderflower?
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Re: What can you make into cordial apart from elderflower?

Those are all wonderful ideas. The lemon sounds particularly delicious and what my husband wouldn't do for rhubarb cordial! Ideal as a friend has a huge rhubarb patch and doesn't like it so she's always giving us more than we can carry. Thanks for the link too. A cordialtastic summer coming up and g...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What can you make into cordial apart from elderflower?
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

What can you make into cordial apart from elderflower?

I have a feeling that's gloriously ungrammatical but anyway... I have 8 litres of elderflower in the fridge - make that seven, we've blitzed one already - and I'd quite like to get something else on the go. I've heard of nettle cordial but never manage to find young tips of nettle - ours are all old...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Banana Smoothie Update
Replies: 8
Views: 1624

Re: Banana Smoothie Update

Congratulations and welcome to little Nya :sunny:
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu May 14, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: For expectant mums...
Replies: 35
Views: 5005

Re: For expectant mums...

It so depends on your MW. Our first (with Max) was straight from the Ish boards - hands off, positive attitude, breathe, use whatever aids you've brought that you feel will help you, hugs before drugs etc. Sadly, as MWs do, she went off shift and then we were in the hands of the usual drug-happy squ...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu May 14, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Gardening with small smalls - how do you do it??
Replies: 13
Views: 1720

Re: Gardening with small smalls - how do you do it??

Hi CT :) HtE is how old now - 8 months or so? He's older than Max, that much I *can* remember. I'm impressed that it's honeysuckle-gazing weather in Lanarkshire, it sure ain't in Herefordshire! I've just been to rescue my sodden washing from the line. I went for the travel cot option in the end and ...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Tue May 05, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Ok it's a while since i was asked to put this on...
Replies: 37
Views: 5120

Re: Ok it's a while since i was asked to put this on...

I finally found out from DH why he never puts Max in cloth when he changes him, despite being very happy with cloth naps: it's because he has to open the drawer and get them out!!! Max's disps for overnight and going out are in a vast bag sitting on the side right there so DH just uses them. He said...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Tue May 05, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Can anyne help me ID a biiig bird in my garden?
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Re: Can anyne help me ID a biiig bird in my garden?

Too small for a stork and not spindly enough. Quite familiar with storks as DH's family comes from Alsace, where the national bird is a stork! The pheasant tail is all wrong and we have zillions of pheasants around so very familiar with the shape. The Muscovy Duck is the closest so far. I'm wonderin...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Mon May 04, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Can anyne help me ID a biiig bird in my garden?
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Re: Can anyne help me ID a biiig bird in my garden?

No, they were much bulkier birds than that, but thanks for trying! I'm totally flummoxed!
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun May 03, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Can anyne help me ID a biiig bird in my garden?
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Re: Can anyne help me ID a biiig bird in my garden?

I don't think so, these birds were a bit chunkier and had a good lick of back on their tails. The tails didn't trail, weren't long, but did hang downwards.

I'm very curious to know what they were!
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun May 03, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Can anyne help me ID a biiig bird in my garden?
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Can anyne help me ID a biiig bird in my garden?

Hello, I just wondered if anyone here who keeps birds might know what this is. I live in Herefordshire on the border with Powys, on high land in the middle of fields and woodland (yes, it is paradise!). While roaming the house trying to calm down the baby, I spotted two of the following walking alon...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Sanpro/breast pads
Replies: 10
Views: 1244

Re: Sanpro/breast pads

I kept expecting to find someone using it as an egg cup :silent:
by MrsD'ville mkII
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Gardening with small smalls - how do you do it??
Replies: 13
Views: 1720

Gardening with small smalls - how do you do it??

Hello, I need to dig some soil improver into the PT and do some weeding, but Sir, 4 months, is not keen on this idea! I wheeled him into the PT in the pushchair earlier but he whinged and grizzled so I gave up. I wrapped him up, but he's not used to the pushchair as he doesn't spend much time in it....