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by Rich.H
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Turkey offal help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Turkey offal help needed

Hoping some kind folk on here can give me some recipe ideas. Some family friends with a small holding this year got a batch of turkeys to grow on and sell in time for christmas. With the slaughter day coming this week I offered to help out as neither of the couple have had any experience in slaughte...
by Rich.H
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Felt tips wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Felt tips wanted

Recently got hold of a bunch of sheep fleeces for free and rather than try to make wool, I was hoping to use them to make felt with and then use the felt after for various projects. I know how to clean the wool by hand easily enough however the logistics of manual cleaning are proving troublesome at...
by Rich.H
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rabbit advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

Re: Rabbit advice needed

After some thoughts about this concept I've gone with an outdoor approach instead. However I live in the middle of town and have no real garden as such, I do though have a flat roof above my kitchen and bathroom at the back of the house which is easily accessed. So with this in mind I thought to con...
by Rich.H
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rabbit advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

Re: Rabbit advice needed

Thanks for the link it has some useful info on there. Ok so my second option then now requires keeping the animals outside, I do have a large flat roof above my kitchen at the back of the house which is 9'x20'. It wouldn't be hard to make up some steps up there and to get it properly fenced off to p...
by Rich.H
Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lids?
Replies: 5
Views: 2039

Lids?

Realised just now that while I tend to reuse and recycle all my jars and bottles, the lids from these still end up in the bin. This includes lids from glass jars with twist on caps, plastic milk bottle lids, cordial bottle lids and so on. Anyone got any ideas what to do with any of these lids?
by Rich.H
Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rabbit advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

Rabbit advice needed

I'm thinking of getting together a few rabbit for both meat and fur use, my intentions is to have 3 does and 1 buck with an idea of being able to have one per fortnight for slaughter once the cycle is running properly, also this should give each doe some rest from mothering duties. I will be keeping...
by Rich.H
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Burning vs Landfill?
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

Burning vs Landfill?

Bit of a science question here but which does more environmental damage as far as rubbish is concerned, burning or landfill? Now to be clear I don't mean everything, I already compost the majority of my waste and recycle a large amount of what's left. However even after trying to think of thrifty us...
by Rich.H
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Pigeon keeping advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Pigeon keeping advice needed

I'm thinking of building a small loft out on the flat roof at the back of my house, by small I mean no more than 6-7ft high, and around 4ft wide by maybe 8ft long. Intending to ideally leave it fairly open so the birds can come and go as they please, and only wanting to use them for meat/eggs. The r...