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by homegrown
Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Violent Chooks
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

Re: Violent Chooks

The chooks were isolated in a cage before being transfarred to general populace but maybe they had some bleeding from a bad lay or something, two attacks were witnessed and stopped but the chickens were too injurred and died later? :dontknow:
by homegrown
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 24
Views: 1904

Re: End of an Era

Any ending is just a new adventure waiting to begin

Good luck Muddywitch :salute:
by homegrown
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Hey look its still standing
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

Hey look its still standing

I built this out of pallets and plastic from market gardeners greenhouse. unfortunately he had to sell up.
by homegrown
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Turf Walls
Replies: 3
Views: 1949

Turf Walls

I'm going to try building turf walls as wind breaks around my more vunerable veg but never done this before, any advice or how to websites out there? :dontknow:
by homegrown
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Violent Chooks
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

Violent Chooks

Has any one had this happen or something like it? Recently we brought 12 chickens from a free commercial operation, we split it with my mother and her partner, 7 for us and 5 for them. Our 7 are in with our others and producing eggs a rapid rate while two of mums have killed the other three, there w...
by homegrown
Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello, from wales!
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: Hello, from wales!

Croeso Fforddol and welcome to ish, if your project ever finds you in New Zealand you are welcome to visit us. :wave: :hugish:
by homegrown
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Great On-line Book
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

Great On-line Book

Found this on-line while doing research, sometimes the old ways are best or just plain fun

http://journeytoforever.org/farm_librar ... ices5.html
by homegrown
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Need sound advice on TVs
Replies: 17
Views: 4588

Re: Need sound advice on TVs

I don't know much about Britain but in New Zealand Freeview just getting started and its a pain, and its not free if you have to buy the dam thing in the first place, personally I just rent a good River cottage DVD or read a good book But don't replace what you don't need to just get set top box, ot...
by homegrown
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from New Zealand
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Re: Hello from New Zealand

Fashion, as in they have to have the things the media says, big screen TV's fancy cars, the right clothes, all the gadgets.
by homegrown
Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: polytunnel advice ?
Replies: 40
Views: 7238

Re: polytunnel advice ?

I built my first tunnel out of plumbing pipe and then brought the film separate, worked well saw a photo of door done with plastic and velcro zips
by homegrown
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from New Zealand
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Re: Hello from New Zealand

Thanks for the welcome, its nice to know there are like minds out their, most of my friends think self-suffiency is a dirty word and bow to the great god of debt and fashion
by homegrown
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Plan/build a sturdy shed/workshop for windy location?
Replies: 17
Views: 6971

Re: Plan/build a sturdy shed/workshop for windy location?

There are other options besides brick, I live in a high wind area and built my green house out of heavy grade freight pallets (Popped a disc lifting the :lol: things), Check out this website for some ideas http://summerville-novascotia.com/PalletWoodShed/ Also you could use unwanted tires ramed with...
by homegrown
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Gate Crashers
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Gate Crashers

Is this a world-wide thing or just here in NZ, each weekend we put a trailer stall up at our gate, with free range eggs, Veg, and Seedlings for sale, Most weekends its gone well but this weekend someone stole a dozen eggs right of the stand. It's not that its a lot of money but when your trying to l...
by homegrown
Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What have you found lately?
Replies: 102
Views: 35301

Re: What have you found lately?

Polystyrene and corflute vege boxes from local fruit and vege shop, he just chucks them into landfill, I now plant seeds in them and display my seedlings at gate (in hrecycled pallet stall) and farmers markets :cheers:
by homegrown
Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from New Zealand
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Hello from New Zealand

Greetings from the deep south, my wife, three boys, my self and anever growing population of poultry and animals live on 8 acres in rural canterbury NZ, we grow our own veg, eat and sell free range eggs, will slaughter our first pig this year and have two future lambe dinners arriving shortly. my bu...