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by shell
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: comfrey root
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: comfrey root

not to eat but to make a salve or ointment,my dh suffers from gout and arthritis in his ankles,and have found out by researching different herbal books that this would possibly help,i also found it good for psorisis which is also in my family,i hope to make some and keep it in the cupbourd till such...
by shell
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: polytunnel advice ?
Replies: 40
Views: 6360

Re: polytunnel advice ?

i have checked out first tunnels and the prices and goods seem ok,tell me,what else do i need to start up/and do i need doors?i see a lot of accessories that you can add to your order,i might as well order them at the same time if i really need them,can any one get me through the maze of products ad...
by shell
Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: comfrey root
Replies: 3
Views: 945

comfrey root

i have been given some comfrey roots,do i peel the black outside layer off first or not?i was going to dry it for medicinal purposes,as i have seen recipes in the book` back to eden,or going to grate it and freeze it,anyone done this?
by shell
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: polytunnel advice ?
Replies: 40
Views: 6360

Re: polytunnel advice ?

I hope to get a polytunnel soon,just trying to find the right one,but i never thought i could get a return on it?to me growing your own is brilliant but cost wise not that much of a saving,am i wrong? :dontknow:
by shell
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Violent Chooks
Replies: 8
Views: 1903

Re: Violent Chooks

sorry,mine have had a good peck at each other till they sorted out who`s boss but never killed one or drew blood,end of october i`m getting 3 ex batts,i believe they can be nasty at first so they are going in a pen by themselves,dont expect i`ll be able to introduce them to the others,i have been to...
by shell
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hen ate dead shrew
Replies: 9
Views: 1877

Re: Hen ate dead shrew

and to think i was concerned when i found out my kids had fed their packed lunch ham sandwiches to the chickens :shock:
by shell
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: How fine a sieve for straining wine?
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Re: How fine a sieve for straining wine?

not sure about the metal,i was told not use it,i got a cheap plastic one from the euro shop and covered it with nylon curtain net,got a lot for my money too, :flower:
by shell
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: eating parsnip leaves
Replies: 1
Views: 703

eating parsnip leaves

i now have 7 chickens and they have taken to stretching their necks out and have eaten the leaves completely off 3 parsnip plants,i dont mind just wondered if it was ok for them,not too happy with my parsnips anyway as tons of leaves but diddly squat parsnips, :flower:
by shell
Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: gorse cutting
Replies: 2
Views: 1866

Re: gorse cutting

yes,saw some little plants in a garden centre in cork,8 euro`s each!!! and i`m not paying that,especially as neighbours of mine think i`m crazy to plant them anyway as they have tried to rid themselves of theirs,sadly their gorse bushes are to big to dig up and replant :( and i want at least 5,now i...
by shell
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Cheshire, UK
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Hello from Cheshire, UK

welcome :dave:
by shell
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: new chickens,feed question
Replies: 19
Views: 2223

Re: new chickens,feed question

yes,i fed my chicks boiled potato peelings till i read on 2 poultry sites i found, that it gives them the runs :( but now i have boiled up soya beans and dried corn to make a mash and this ive frozen in bags ,this i give a little in the afternoon to suppliment the layer pellets and grubs they dig up...
by shell
Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: oooh I've got a sour dough starter on the go!
Replies: 13
Views: 1132

Re: oooh I've got a sour dough starter on the go!

http://www.breadtopia.com/make-your-own ... h-starter/

found this when i decided to get some going again,i am yet to try the method but he seems to get results,probally a couple of days befor :flower: i try it out,
by shell
Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Honey Oat Bars - Easy Peasy
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

Re: Honey Oat Bars - Easy Peasy

thanks,just puty that on my list to do with the kids :flower:
by shell
Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie from Denmark
Replies: 13
Views: 1219

Re: Newbie from Denmark

hi,welcome,was in Denmark last november for a week with my daughter,to see my other daughter and her fiance in herning,really nice place,and everyone on bikes,i was impressed, :flower:
by shell
Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I have some new hens
Replies: 15
Views: 1541

Re: I have some new hens

bluebell sounds a lovely name,i`m afraid all our chicks now have names and that means they wont be going on our plates,the kids are cuddling them and we had a little lad in yesterday to see them,he has learning difficulties and when he picked up hennypenny she put her head on his shoulder and stayed...