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by bonniethomas06
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Latest project
Replies: 7
Views: 1612

Re: Latest project

Wow! Well done, that is very impressive, bet you can't wait until you have lots of little chicks running about. :flower:

Having tried (and failed) this weekend to make a compost bin out of an old pallet, I take my hat off to you for constructing a whole henhouse!
by bonniethomas06
Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I control the flies around my compost heap?
Replies: 14
Views: 1932

Re: How do I control the flies around my compost heap?

Me too MMM, they love my bathroom, which means lots of dead ones in the bath :pukeright:
by bonniethomas06
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...get rid of fleas?...
Replies: 21
Views: 4242

Re: ...get rid of fleas?...

Apparently Mole Valley Farmers or Countrywide stores sell it without prescription?
by bonniethomas06
Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Horse Fencing
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Horse Fencing

Thanks folks for the advice. In answer to questions - at the moment it is nice wooden 2 bar fencing and I don't think she would pay for it - don't want to push my luck! I hadn't thought of pallets - brilliant idea. Also didn't realise that you could tap into existing electric fence (I think she has ...
by bonniethomas06
Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Stop my front room from becoming a smoking shed.
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

Re: Stop my front room from becoming a smoking shed.

Thanks guys, very helpful advice. I don't remember it being windy when we lit the test, and the sweep did a smoke test-thing which was sucessful, so I am thinking it may be one of the other reasons. Will experiment with ventilation - as it is a rented house I don't think our landlady will stretch to...
by bonniethomas06
Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Horse Fencing
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Horse Fencing

Hi, Nearly feinted when my lovely landlady offered me the field behind our house yesterday for veg growing. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: But she did say I would have to put up some fencing to stop her horse from munching on the veggies (as has been known before). The only problem is all of the online ...
by bonniethomas06
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cooking Apple Haul
Replies: 13
Views: 1657

Re: Cooking Apple Haul

I found a nice recipe for 'spicy apple ketchup' in Country Living Magazine (at the doctors' surgery, not mine!)

I will try and find it for you and post it up here. It had green chililes and ginger in it from memory.
by bonniethomas06
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: RHUBARB - can I plant it now?
Replies: 1
Views: 648

RHUBARB - can I plant it now?

Hi, Please could you let me know whether I can plant rhubarb now? I have heard that it is best to plant in spring, but I have been given a chunk and want to plant it in the ground NOW so that I have some stalks in spring. (Oh I know, you aren't supposed to pick first year, but I live dangerously!) T...
by bonniethomas06
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Violent Chooks
Replies: 8
Views: 1974

Re: Violent Chooks

Oh noo!! :shock:

How horrible for your mum, and for you!

I wish I could help - but I am afraid that other than pulling out a few feathers here and there, my chooks are comparatively buddhist!


I hope someone can come up with an answer.

Bonnie x
by bonniethomas06
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Stop my front room from becoming a smoking shed.
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

Stop my front room from becoming a smoking shed.

We have just moved to (rented) a lovely old house (about 200 yrs old) We had the chimney swept as soon as we got in - the sweep said that the lining of the flue (hoping that's how you spell it!) was old lime and sand and some of it came off when it was being swept - there was no soot apparently. We ...
by bonniethomas06
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Cob Oven
Replies: 17
Views: 2723

Re: Cob Oven

WOW I LOVE it!!!

Well done!

And what a lovely little puss :cat:
by bonniethomas06
Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Anyone here harvesting their own rabbits?
Replies: 37
Views: 4471

Re: Anyone here harvesting their own rabbits?

Sorry to ask a grisly question...but would you dispatch the rabbit yourself? :scratch:

Is there a generally accepted way of doing it?

Am trying VERY hard to be squeamish...I can't stand it when people are prepared to eat the meat but get all funny about doing the deed.
by bonniethomas06
Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: A Glimmer of hope for all renters...
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: A Glimmer of hope for all renters...

Bum indeed Gem, get yourself down this neck of the woods (Wiltshire etc)- I rented in Reading for a while once and found that most landlords are professionals - i.e buy to let and don't get involved with meeting tenents etc...and just impose a straightforward ban accross all of their properties. Age...
by bonniethomas06
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...start?
Replies: 18
Views: 3407

Re: ...start?

Wow! You lucky lucky thing! :cheers:

Good luck. I am sure you will be fine...I think a polytunnel would be one of my first ports of call, so that you are ready to get a head start in spring.
by bonniethomas06
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Chickpea stew....
Replies: 11
Views: 1326

Re: Chickpea stew....

Mmm, that does sound lovely. Do you think it would work in the slow cooker?

I guess you could just put the pre-soaked chick peas in and let them cook all day.

We are trying not to eat meat 4 days out of 7, so this would be ideal. Thanks!