Search found 119 matches

by little blue duck
Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why are 'you' self-sufficient-ish?
Replies: 47
Views: 4209

Re: Why are 'you' self-sufficient-ish?

hhmmm, not sure it was an "It" moment, or a series of events that fell into "It" or "Ish" ness!! I have always been keen on gardening, and in more recent years have concentrated on veg & fruit, particularly as our number of livestock has grown my o/h and I have been together 10 years... within a few...
by little blue duck
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: what other boards do you read and think helpful
Replies: 30
Views: 2414

Re: what other boards do you read and think helpful

it depends what sort of thing you're after... I am a member of loads of forums, beekeeping, german shepherds, poultry & quail ones, River cottage (dont post much at all on there) and some "interest" ones (I know, really sad!) I love "accidental smallholder" as there is alot of livestock info that I ...
by little blue duck
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi all from Sheffield, UK
Replies: 11
Views: 933

Re: Hi all from Sheffield, UK

hello and welcome, from just "over the border" in Derbyshire!
:wave:
by little blue duck
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mites
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Mites

Diatom is good ... most agri suppliers & online farm/smallholder places will stock this.
by little blue duck
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from East Yorkshire
Replies: 17
Views: 1696

Re: Hello from East Yorkshire

hello and welcome :)
by little blue duck
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Have you ever seen a ghost?
Replies: 37
Views: 3717

Re: Have you ever seen a ghost?

meant to ask ... what was the book?!
by little blue duck
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Have you ever seen a ghost?
Replies: 37
Views: 3717

Re: Have you ever seen a ghost?

we've had an "orb" - like a ball of blue-ish light, that floats down the stairs & out the back door. my o/h has seen it several times - only when the back door has been open & it goes straight out. he also says he has heard footsteps running downstairs behind him. He thinks it is relating to his bro...
by little blue duck
Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Non flighty breeds with pretty coloured eggs?
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: Non flighty breeds with pretty coloured eggs?

marans for mahogany-dark eggs - they come in loads of different colours (the hens I mean!) or welsummers lay dark eggs light eggs come from any hen with white "ear lobes" - light sussex, minorcans, Scots, Barbus, Redcaps, leghorns. Blue eggs - araucana, cream legbars ... erm, cant think of any more!...
by little blue duck
Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How odd!
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: How odd!

poltergeist activity ... or a "sign of imminent death"
(... sorry !)
by little blue duck
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello from Derbyshire
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: hello from Derbyshire

right in the middle!
between Matlock & Derby. hello by the way :) whats the weather been like up there? snowed yesterday, then rained in the night here
by little blue duck
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things you've bought from charity shops/thrift stores
Replies: 41
Views: 11234

Re: 101 things you've bought from charity shops/thrift store

blimey... so much of our house & wardrobes are furnished from the charity shops! got a bird cage & a small dog crate which have been great for newly hatched chicks. oh, and a hamster cage complete with bedding. Lots of pots - some for the kitchen and some go to the animals (chickens currently eat ou...
by little blue duck
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Puts it all in perspective
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: Puts it all in perspective

how very sad.. and a shock.
but yes, as you say, its one way to encourage us all to live life to the full.

good wishes to your friend at her difficult times
by little blue duck
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello over there!
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: Hello over there!

hello and welcome .
new here myself...
by little blue duck
Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello from Derbyshire
Replies: 12
Views: 857

hello from Derbyshire

As the title says - hello from Derbyshire... and a Happy New Year to all. Thought I'd better start posting - Instead of just lurking! :iconbiggrin: anyway, what to tell you? We have a very small-holding, in a suburban back garden in true Good Life style.... with chickens, quail, ducks, rabbits, guin...