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by JulieSherris
Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: swollen comb on chicken
Replies: 8
Views: 4176

Re: swollen comb on chicken

Hi Ann, I would say that baby products will be fine on the chooks.... it probably is some thing like a peck that's got infected, but you can have a good look once you are treating her. If the birds comb is actually turning black, it can mean respiratory problems, so just check that the black bits ar...
by JulieSherris
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: forgive my ignorance
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: forgive my ignorance

Mel, have a look here.... http://www.seedaholic.com/edibles/green-manures-edibles.html#Edibles Even if you don't buy anything, at least she gives a fair bit of information about green manures - you might already have some around! I got some beautiful seeds from her this year - creeping thyme, comfre...
by JulieSherris
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Ants!
Replies: 8
Views: 1719

Re: Ants!

Oooo, I'm hearing this one!! Right in the centre of the house where the hallway meets the back room & store room, we've been getting ants from under the skirting... not even near an outside wall. I've been using Diatom, it's what I use for the chooks for mites, on the dogs for fleas, in the postbox ...
by JulieSherris
Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: cherries
Replies: 7
Views: 3977

Re: cherries

2 years ago I bought a little cherry tree. Last year, there were 4 cherries on it (bless!) I stood with my eldest & youngest daughters & the granddaughter & we all had one each..... This year, I was chuffed to see 40ish little fruits on it - oh, it's going to be lovely in another few years.... excep...
by JulieSherris
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Lonely Chick :-(
Replies: 15
Views: 3638

Re: Lonely Chick :-(

red wrote:one of my muscovy ducks has hatched 8 ducklings.. totally cute!
Aren't they just the best! I love our muzzies, we have the 4 girls & Monty the drake. They're funny when they all get together & have their little meetings, all squeaks & hisses & waggy bums! :lol:
by JulieSherris
Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Lonely Chick :-(
Replies: 15
Views: 3638

Re: Lonely Chick :-(

I think all my ladies are just used to being confused & confuddled by the feeding lady's doings..... Our Mama Cass hen has now gotten fed up of bringing her 2 week old ducks up now, so she's decided to head back to the flock. The 2 ducks weren't amused in the slightest, so they've moved in with the ...
by JulieSherris
Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Hugs, positive vibes and loads of advice and ideas needed!!
Replies: 20
Views: 2591

Re: Hugs, positive vibes and loads of advice and ideas neede

Mrs H, whilst I like the look of Boboff's post regarding pigs... I'd have a really good read of Stoney's blog before you even begin think of it... http://stoneheadcroft.com/pigs/ It all sounds good on paper but the realities of making a decent profit do not match the paperwork, methinks. After sleep...
by JulieSherris
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: Reporting spam
Topic: erikasha
Replies: 1
Views: 802

erikasha

erikasha - although the post below was quite funny!

http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/ ... 7&start=15
by JulieSherris
Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Hugs, positive vibes and loads of advice and ideas needed!!
Replies: 20
Views: 2591

Re: Hugs, positive vibes and loads of advice and ideas neede

Hey Mrs H - oh my goodness! I'm so sorry - it sounded like you were getting really settled as well :( Any idea what his beef was with the neighbour? Not that it's importnat now anyway, if you can't feel safe there, then with the kids, you are better off out of it. One question.... do you HAVE to sta...
by JulieSherris
Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to follow a crochet pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: How to follow a crochet pattern

Round 2: Ch 8, slip st in same st as join, *(slip st, ch 8, slip st) in next sc; repeat from * 6 more times; (sl st, ch 4, tr) in first sc (at base of beginning ch-8). [/b] OK, so you've gotten to.... Round 2: Ch 8, slip st in same st as join, *(slip st, ch 8, slip st) in next sc; repeat from * 6 m...
by JulieSherris
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Hampshire
Replies: 16
Views: 2016

Re: Hello from Hampshire

About bleedin' time too!! :wave:
by JulieSherris
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Lonely Chick :-(
Replies: 15
Views: 3638

Re: Lonely Chick :-(

Bonnie, have you tried to pop the chick in with your bantam in the dark? If I swap any of my chicks around, I try & do it at bedtime when it's getting really dark - so by torchlight. I pop the chick in my hand, turn my hand over so the hen can't see it & just slide my hand underneath her - the chick...
by JulieSherris
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: being driven over the edge by houseguest...'scuse the rant
Replies: 19
Views: 2721

Re: being driven over the edge by houseguest...'scuse the ra

:lol: Nice try Zoe!
The problem is that although I told & showed them how I have my tea, it NEVER turned out that way.... I pop a bag in the cup, pour the water through the bag, and maybe 2 teeny splashes of milk... don't stir... oh, never stir! Leave the bag in the cup & drink :iconbiggrin:
by JulieSherris
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: nettle fertiliser
Replies: 18
Views: 3042

Re: nettle fertiliser

When I do our liquid gubbins, I always pop the plantstuff into an old cloth bag - I always use old pillowcases. Then I tie it up, pop it in the bucket & then fill the bucket with water. I keep an old cane next to the bucket & give it a weekly/fortnightly dig about..... then when it's ready, I just p...
by JulieSherris
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Re: About grass
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Re: About grass

:lol:

I reported it Mike, but Ruth had already answered!

Bloody people. :roll:

(lima, I meant, not Ruth!)