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by red
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: anyone else found this funny??? only me????
Replies: 24
Views: 2747

Re: anyone else found this funny??? only me????

I knew who it was immediately so have had a giggle reading this. :iconbiggrin: I also laughed at 'him' being called a 'guy' because I think the fluffy ones are all ewes. Anyway, you couldn't look cute and fluffy like that and be male. :lol: Woah! is it only the females that get fluffy and have to b...
by red
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I use a Spinning Wheel?
Replies: 10
Views: 2907

Re: How do I use a Spinning Wheel?

by red
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: The Pig Idea
Replies: 19
Views: 7877

Re: The Pig Idea

I stick to the rules - but sometimes it seems hard not to give kitchen waste to the pigs but you have to realise just how manky some pig swill is. its not just chucking some leftover cabbage leaves at them - its that half eaten salami sarnie or the food aunty Mabel brought back from her holidays fro...
by red
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Odd year for fruit
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Re: Odd year for fruit

tree fruit is a disaster for us this year - some of my apple trees have no fruit set on them at all!

soft fruit is doing well, picking raspberries now
by red
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: sneezing chicken
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: sneezing chicken

they can get colds and i have before had a chicken that got a seed or something in its eye and it went a bit mucky but sneezy and mucky eyes can be a sign of mycoplasmia and this can be fatal. if if you hold her and listen, is she wheezy? myco can be treated with tylan which you can only get from a ...
by red
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Choices, choices
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: Choices, choices

pigs

if you get on well with keeping pigs and enjoy the resulting pork, then you can have pigs again next year. and if not, you can put the PT up on cleared ground :)
by red
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: anyone else found this funny??? only me????
Replies: 24
Views: 2747

Re: anyone else found this funny??? only me????

Mandy's right though - they are all girls

which means when I am checking them I can say

" yous ewes you!"
by red
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Oak chips
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

Re: Oak chips

but I say leave em out - i hate the taste of 'oaked' wine :icon_smile:
by red
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Any ideas what these are?
Replies: 20
Views: 4731

Re: Any ideas what these are?

physallis?
by red
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: keeping sheep
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: keeping sheep

you might want to consider the Zwartbles as a breed - they are bred for milking and are very milky and fairly easy lambers and tend to be really docile too - I actually lambed our ZwartblesX ewe whilst she was standing in the middle of a field (other sheep would bolt!) I would suggest looking to see...
by red
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: anyone else found this funny??? only me????
Replies: 24
Views: 2747

Re: anyone else found this funny??? only me????

are yous guys laughing at my sheep! :lol:
by red
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: .....Figure out how much to grow?
Replies: 25
Views: 2990

Re: .....Figure out how much to grow?

boboff wrote:Arn't most of the seed potatoes grown in Scotland? I am sure it is something like over 200mtrs above Sea level you don't get blight? Or was that a dream?
thats what I understand, yup.
by red
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: .....Figure out how much to grow?
Replies: 25
Views: 2990

Re: .....Figure out how much to grow?

you do have to think about it though - we realised it was never going to be financially viable to grow maincrop spuds - when you can get 25 kilos of locally grown spuds for 6 quid.. its not worth the price of the seed potatoes! I don't buy seed potatoes... OK, I did once or twice, but no more. (Bar...
by red
Thu May 31, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: .....Figure out how much to grow?
Replies: 25
Views: 2990

Re: .....Figure out how much to grow?

blimey i dont spend anything like that much on growing veg you do have to think about it though - we realised it was never going to be financially viable to grow maincrop spuds - when you can get 25 kilos of locally grown spuds for 6 quid.. its not worth the price of the seed potatoes! but we still ...
by red
Thu May 31, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to earn a little extra cash
Replies: 24
Views: 12542

Re: 101 ways to earn a little extra cash

15 get into crafts and make things to sell at craft fairs or online