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by Bristolbelle
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: The Chickens have arrived!
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: The Chickens have arrived!

We had our first 2 eggs yesterday. :cheers:
by Bristolbelle
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter warmers?
Replies: 16
Views: 2079

Re: Winter warmers?

open fire
looking out onto the garden when Jack frost has turned everything white
hot toddies
soups and stews
by Bristolbelle
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: The Chickens have arrived!
Replies: 5
Views: 941

The Chickens have arrived!

I picked up the 6 girls on saturday, and they are sooooo lovley :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: We have Bluebell the Bluebell, Aileen the Bovan Nera, Florence the Speckly, Betrix the Light Susex, Violet the Columbian Blacktail and Lilly ( but I cant remember the breed) :lol: Photos of the girls are on my...
by Bristolbelle
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Alternatives to the Mooncup? (a women only thread i guess!)
Replies: 65
Views: 30633

Re: Alternatives to the Mooncup? (a women only thread i gues

I'm now on my seccond cycle of using the moon cup and i'm so glad I did. Prior to using the cup I used to have to stay at home on day one and two of my cycle as It was so heavy. Put It this way I was so frightened to sneeze. I've converted my work friends as well. I must admit that the first time wa...
by Bristolbelle
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Racked Cider
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: Racked Cider

We will be leaving it a bit longer. :wave:
by Bristolbelle
Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Completed Chicken Run
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Completed Chicken Run

At last we have had a break in the weather and have managed to complete the chicken run. The updated pictures are on my blog. So as soon as Bonfire night has finished we will be getting the chickens. We have decided to go for a total of 6 POL hybrids. My 10 yr old daughter is going to help take care...
by Bristolbelle
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Racked Cider
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Racked Cider

We have just racked off our cider and calculated the alcohol content at around 7%. Not bad for our first attempt. :drunken: :cheers: We have another batch of apple/ pear cider on the go and should be ready to rack in another week or so.
by Bristolbelle
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home made apple press
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: Home made apple press

Thanks for the advice. We are going to transfer it into another demijohn an leave it for a little longer. Will let you know how strong it is. :wave:
by Bristolbelle
Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home made apple press
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Home made apple press

After our apple picking around 2 weeks ago, My OH made an apple press out of a car jack and a bed frame. Photos can be found on my blog. It worked realy well and we managed to press around 10 ltrs of apple juice. Now sitting in the kitchen, started bubbling away like mad and has now slowed right dow...
by Bristolbelle
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Preparing For The New Arrivals To The Family.
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: Preparing For The New Arrivals To The Family.

Hi Spider8 here are some pics of the hen house. We should finish the run over the weekend. I have some more photos on my blog. My great gran always said" if you wish to live and thrive, let a spider run alive".
http://s1134.photobucket.com/albums/m60 ... en%20Coop/
by Bristolbelle
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Preparing For The New Arrivals To The Family.
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Preparing For The New Arrivals To The Family.

I looked out of the kitchen window at the top of the garden where we have our children's playhouse. We bought it for our son on his 2nd birthday. And it moved with us when we bought our current house. My younger brother set it down on a firm foundation of breeze blocks and built a small step up to i...
by Bristolbelle
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Bristol
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: Hi from Bristol

I found a use for the plums we picked in september... Plum chutney yum. Made a small batch to try it out and it worked really well. That recipie is going into the christmas hamper :santa: . September has been busy for me. I've been making bread although the french loaf came out as hard as a brick. I...
by Bristolbelle
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ivy,Chickens & a playhouse!
Replies: 4
Views: 1847

Ivy,Chickens & a playhouse! Update

Here are the photos of the work in progress converting the playhouse into a chicken coop. http://s1134.photobucket.com/albums/m604/Bristolbelle/Playhouse%20to%20Chicken%20Coop/?albumview=slideshow Things needed to be done Devide the nest box up into 3 Ordered the galvanised wire mesh for the fixed r...
by Bristolbelle
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Help needed.....What gage wire?
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: Help needed.....What gage wire?

i've just worked out how much wire I need..... 3ft wide at 40 mtrs! I rang around my local garden centres and no luck with the wire there trinder. Bowland stone came up a big fat zero as well :( There is a place online via ebay that sells 19 gage wire, but would this be strong enough to keep mr fox ...
by Bristolbelle
Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Help needed.....What gage wire?
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: Help needed.....What gage wire?

ooh I Wonder if Bowland stone has those pallets? they have a branch local to me.
Thanks Louise