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by Weedo
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1440

Re: RAIN !!

Still in the big dry here. 10mm of rain on Saturday last and very welcome. We have just shifted our domestic water pump (again) to another waterhole as the last one has now dried up. The Murrumbidee river is now as low as I have ever seen it and it is getting harder to access water; we are now consi...
by Weedo
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: Random wine

about the pear tree, I'm with you MKG. It is a stately old thing, it does no harm and the lullaboos like it so it stays - it may become incorporated into the chook run later (or have an Iris bed under it if I'm not quick enough)
by Weedo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: Random wine

Wine out of anything? I have an ancient pear tree that produces reasonable numbers of small, very rock hard, fruit despite feeding and watering. It is a remnant in a very old orchard (along with the resurrection figs) so may have been there as a cross pollinator? Essentially, I leave the lot to the ...
by Weedo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Oval-necked demijohn - fix/throw out ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1803

Re: Oval-necked demijohn - fix/throw out ?

On another tack, I have two stoneware "demijohns", both of Oz manufacture. These came with the property and have been lazing about in various rooms trying to look decorative. One is stamped Number 2 and has the standard type bottle neck about 1 inch and the other is stamped Number 3 and has a wide m...
by Weedo
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Meath
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Hello from Meath

G'day from Wagga Wagga

Like you I am only beginning in this - land and water rich but very time poor but moving forward slowly
by Weedo
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato varieties
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: Tomato varieties

This looks exactly like what we call a Roma Tomato - a great allrounder but better known for bottling and sauce here . I love this one for fresh eating and cooking as it has much more fruit compared to the amount of seed and pulp. If it is the same, it is open pollinated, determinate hybrid.
by Weedo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Men plucking their eyebrows!
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: Men plucking their eyebrows!

I'm with Odsox - every couple of months or so a quick trip to the barber for hair, beard and trim back the eyebrow overhang. In between take the scissors to any eyebrow hair that intrudes on my field of vision.
by Weedo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ckook adventure
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

Re: Ckook adventure

Isa Browns are hybrids bred for high egg production in commercial situations - up to 300 annually. Broodiness is a trait that has been largely bred out of them but I would expect the odd "rebel"; I will be patient though as these ones are only now getting their feathers back after their time in inte...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: How far can a dog walk?
Replies: 16
Views: 9977

Re: How far can a dog walk?

Old thread but I will pick it up from our working dog and feral dog perspective. Our working cattle dogs (Heelers) are more than capable of following a herd for 10-15 miles with added running bursts to keep the cattle in order. A couple of years ago a friend in the high country lost a black Kelpie f...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ckook adventure
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

Re: Ckook adventure

Update The three excess roosters have found happy homes amongst three spinster flocks belonging to friends & friends of friends. The one remaining is very carefully looking after the four battery cage refugees. Unfortunately these hens (Isa Browns) are bred only to produce designer eggs for mass con...
by Weedo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Flying insects
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Re: Flying insects

Have fun rubbing a leaf on, they are only about 15mm long X 1mm wide. An old bush remedy we used as kids for bites and stings was to rub on the juice from a bracken fern crozier - I'm now told there are some issues with this as parts of bracken fern contain carcinogenics?
by Weedo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Flying insects
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Re: Flying insects

If you can get it try Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia ) This is not an essential oil so it can be used directly on the wound. This is my go-to cure all for cuts, bites, burns and so on: at least since Rawleighs changed the formula for their "good for man or beast" ointment.
by Weedo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 2261

Re: Hot weather and water

I travel across NSW and Oz for work a great deal and have done so for over 30 years, often to remote areas with poor water supplies and zero treatment. I grew up drinking rainwater. creek water and dam water; in our hot summers you take water where you can get it. I always drink the local water and ...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 2261

Re: Hot weather and water

Just for a laugh

Working in a Northern rural city for a few days last week and noticed this sign above garden taps outside the accomodation; are these people for real or is it a totally risk adverse society demanding sanitised water?
by Weedo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Well, poop!
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

Re: Well, poop!

Not likely rabbits Kath - they ususally take them off at stem first (45 degree cut) and then eat them.