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by sarahkeast
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Which power provider ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1329

Which power provider ?

I want to find the best/greenest/cost effective power provider for gas and electric in north west England. I saw a great comparison table on Friends of the Earth but cant find it now. duh :banghead: From what I recall Ecotricity are great for electric , 100% wind power [but dont do gas] and British ...
by sarahkeast
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken's housed in part of shed ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2397

Re: Chicken's housed in part of shed ?

Shell and Oddsox

That sounds exactly like I want to do. If you have any pictures I would love to see how it is all laid out. I am awaiting a book from the library on building smallholding and farm projects, hope this will have some more guidance too.

Thanks

Sarah :flower:
by sarahkeast
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: My new weed patch, err veg patch - help !
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: My new weed patch, err veg patch - help !

Thanks guys :grouphug: Pumpy, judging by the rhododendrons and azaleas and conifers, I think the fruit will do well. And everyone else, yeah, my plan is to firstly figure out a plan/layout, then dig some, cover some and set the chickens on the rest and alternate. My children have already picked out ...
by sarahkeast
Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken's housed in part of shed ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2397

Re: Chicken's housed in part of shed ?

Thanks for the support Ann. I wont be able to do totally free range as I also have 2 border collies. already hoping that the dogs will leave the chickens alone when in a run, they arent too bad with my brother's chickens. will have to 'train' them with a super soaker as a deterent ! :shaking:
by sarahkeast
Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken's housed in part of shed ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2397

Chicken's housed in part of shed ?

I want to get some chickens in the spring, probly 4, and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions regarding houses. Instead of building a separate hen house, how feasible is it to make a perch and nesting boxes, kind of cut off and into a large storage shed ? I was thinking of at one end, kind of...
by sarahkeast
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: My new weed patch, err veg patch - help !
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

My new weed patch, err veg patch - help !

Hi all I am new here, some gardening experience and a lot of library book reading :study: :study: over winter sees me about to take on my first house :cheers: that will be 'mine' offering both stability and space that allows me to grow fruit and veg [and chickens eventually] for my 2 children and my...
by sarahkeast
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from snowy Longridge, Lancs
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Hi from snowy Longridge, Lancs

Hi all. I am snowed in right now and loving the extra days off work. Schools are snowed/frozen out so kids and I [Teaching Asst] are hanging out and trying to stay warm. :grouphug: I am just buying a house in Longridge which is a total fixer so keen to get any suggestions and advice on low cost ways...