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by bonniethomas06
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Seasons on your patch?
Replies: 18
Views: 5548

Re: Seasons on your patch?

Crikey, 40 degrees! It is 4 degrees here at the moment. Can't imagine it!

Did I read that right - 75 litres per single cow?
by bonniethomas06
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ducks or Chooks?
Replies: 8
Views: 6433

Re: Ducks or Chooks?

Hi Kiwifluff! :wave: Welcome back - who were you before? I have kept both and vote chooks - I suppose if you are going to keep them contained it isn't such an issue, but whereas I sometimes let my chooks out in the garden for a bit of a scratch around, it isn't something I would want to do for ducks...
by bonniethomas06
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Some daft gardener!
Replies: 5
Views: 2287

Congratulations Flo! How exciting :flower:
by bonniethomas06
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Hungry gap sowing
Replies: 7
Views: 4723

Re: Hungry gap sowing

Jealous! V. Jealous. The soil outside was like concrete this morning, frozen absolutely solid.

Although it's got me thinking, I do have a small border in the greenhouse... depends on how long the chooks need it because of this avian flu business...
by bonniethomas06
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2206

Re: Happy 2017

So is ours Ina, we have crappy electric heating which is totally inadequate for the extreme cold we have had these last few days. Not complaining though, love the white sparkly mornings.
by bonniethomas06
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Ultimate automation
Replies: 16
Views: 11625

Re: Ultimate automation

Weedo - what a shame! And yes, what a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. They don't make 'em like that any more!
by bonniethomas06
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Ultimate automation
Replies: 16
Views: 11625

Re: Ultimate automation

Me too GA, in fact I have been binge watching the whole set starting from 'Tales From the Green Valley' this winter. Even my computer nerd of a husband has been enjoying them. All things considered, I would definitely rather live on an Edwardian Farm than living the ratrace in today's messed up worl...
by bonniethomas06
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: rats in the chicken coop
Replies: 30
Views: 20499

Re: rats in the chicken coop

Just re-reading an old thread here as we have a rat problem of our own at the moment so are trying to find the most humane options (there don't seem to be many!). Slightly horrified at the thought of drowning or causing unnecessary suffering I must say. We have opted for super - beefy traditional sn...
by bonniethomas06
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2206

Re: Happy 2017

Same to you and to all :-)

Literally the moment the clock struck twelve, my enthusiasm for the garden came back in bucketloads!

Cannot WAIT to get going...just have to plant my native edible hedge first!
by bonniethomas06
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Ultimate automation
Replies: 16
Views: 11625

Re: Ultimate automation

If Farmbot did it all, what would I do for a hobby? It's all a bit Terminator for me. Don't much like the sound of the robot abbatoir either - what happened to compassion? Sad and very sinister. Although perhaps we are kidding ourselves - this thread reminds me of Edwardian Farm when the tractor sal...
by bonniethomas06
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Monday washing day
Replies: 12
Views: 3195

Re: Monday washing day

How satisfying, rows on rows of nice clean pots!

I am still in awe of your lovely greenhouse.

I must confess my pots are still festering in the shed, as we have temporarily repurposed my beautiful new, squeaky clean greenhouse as avian-flu proof chicken housing :angryfire:
by bonniethomas06
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: How self sufficient are your December celebrations?
Replies: 6
Views: 5466

Re: How self sufficient are your December celebrations?

We have had a bit of a financial bomb go off early this month, so our Christmas will be pared right down. We will be using the last of the cards from last year, unfortunately have to buy an xmas tree as we don't have a fake, so will be buying from the nursery down the road (who grow their own). But ...
by bonniethomas06
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bird Flu restrictions
Replies: 11
Views: 11350

Re: Bird Flu restrictions

Our 5 chicks are going in the greenhouse for the month. It is 12 by 10ft - so not massive but I imagine there are probably smaller runs out there.

Poo is going to be a pain - I guess I will have to get in there and poo pick every day - even though we work during daylight hours. Joy!
by bonniethomas06
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing Mushrooms
Replies: 5
Views: 4202

Re: Growing Mushrooms

I bought a kit which involved growing mushroom spores on a wet toilet roll - unfortunately the only fungus I grew was mould. I then bought one of those polystyrene boxes with mushroom compost in that you water and keep somewhere fusty. Unfortunately, not a single mushroom. I was fastidious about fol...
by bonniethomas06
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: It's Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 10533

Re: It's Christmas!

Doh! I do know the difference honest, stupid fat fingers :oops:

Well now I know it is possible, I may give it a go!