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by Rachel Squires
Tue May 13, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: North Yorkshire Newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 2375

Hiya

Hello,

Sounds like you've got some hard work ahead! But it's gonna be far more rewarding than slogging away in the gym, plus you get to eat the results!

Welcome,

Rach.
by Rachel Squires
Tue May 13, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm Back
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Hiya

It seems a bit odd to welcome someone who has been a member for longer than I have! Anyway, congrats with the new computer. Second hand is just as good as new really cos computers change so fast that even a new one is out of date in a few weeks and you can feel good about recycling too! Best wishes ...
by Rachel Squires
Tue May 13, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from another newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Hiya

Hi Hawthorne,

Congrats with the allotment! :cheers:
Welcome from another noob!

Best wishes

Rach
by Rachel Squires
Tue May 13, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 12
Views: 1851

Hiya

Hi Tom,

From another noob!

Rach :cheers:
by Rachel Squires
Fri May 09, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Wasted food
Replies: 48
Views: 10377

John the food monster

:mrgreen: No cooked food at all gets left in our house. John is very good at eating everything on his plate and would then start on mine if I didnt use my fork as a weapon - mealtimes in our house are really not very civilised affairs. I once started to add up the calories that John eats in a day an...
by Rachel Squires
Fri May 09, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Help with chickens...!? proposed chickens that is!
Replies: 9
Views: 1985

Chuck Coops

Hiya, whether you decide to buy your hen hut or build your own, check to see if you need to re-enforce the bottom. I remeber when I was small, my parents had a shop bought hen house and one night, the fox burrowed underneath and ate the hens legs through the slats. It was very distressing for all co...
by Rachel Squires
Fri May 09, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Wasted food
Replies: 48
Views: 10377

Bugs n stuff

I was a microbiologist in a previos life and to be honest, when you get to know a bit more about how bugs and how they grow and the real reasons why some of the anti-bug food rules are in place, you realise that a lot of then are mis-applied anyway. I'm also a great believer of making your own judge...
by Rachel Squires
Fri May 09, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hiya from Rural World!
Replies: 26
Views: 4167

Border Leicesters

Hiya, We don't have any blue faced leicesters (I think) although we do have the odd Border leicester in there. The majority of our ewes are mules or wendsleydales and our tups are texels (not sure of the spelling there). I have a few southdowns as a bit of an experiment but they are nowhere near as ...
by Rachel Squires
Thu May 08, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: The Cost of Straw
Replies: 2
Views: 926

The Cost of Straw

Hiya, Just thought I'd let you all know, don't be surprised if the price of straw goes up this year! We buy the right to bale and keep the straw from arable fields once the combine has done it's thing and usually pay about £12 an acre but we've been told the price is £40 an acre this year. As the ...
by Rachel Squires
Thu May 08, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Garlic:feed for livestock or not
Replies: 11
Views: 2405

Garlic

My Dad used to swear by this as a preventative to coccidiosis (excuse spelling) in racing pigeons, he used to cut a bulb in half and float it in the water. John is currently experimenting with garlic for our sheep as a preventative for the midges that cause blue tongue and we bought a massive case o...
by Rachel Squires
Thu May 08, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hiya from Rural World!
Replies: 26
Views: 4167

Hiya Snapdragon

Hiya, BFL? Sorry, you've lost me there! John runs a small (ie just John for the majority of the time) farm contracting business so depending on the time of year, he could be shearing, hedge trimming and laying, hay making, straw making etc for other local farmers or for ourselves. I tend to do the p...
by Rachel Squires
Wed May 07, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hiya from Rural World!
Replies: 26
Views: 4167

Thanks!

Thank you everyone, you've made me feel really welcome! I wish I had more of a garden. We have a very dark and shady yard at the back of our house thats about 16ft by 8ft or so, with a 15ft retaining wall behind it so not much grows there. I do grow herbs and toms and stuff in pots at the front thou...
by Rachel Squires
Wed May 07, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Wooden house for sale.........
Replies: 26
Views: 10013

Wooden Dwellings contd

Hi, sorry about the delay! the company that I have been in contact with is called Scandinavian Log Cabins Direct http://www.slcd.co.uk/ and they are very helpful. The site gives you all kinds of information and shows you stages of build. You can do a self construct or they'll do the hard work for yo...
by Rachel Squires
Wed May 07, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Wooden house for sale.........
Replies: 26
Views: 10013

Wooden Dwellings

I had a hand in helping my friends Jess and Dave build one of these some years ago and a quality one is brill and quite straightforward to put up. John and I are looking into this cos it might help our land versus a home problem and I've got the details of a good firm that produces these and is tres...
by Rachel Squires
Wed May 07, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Home made granola
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

ps

Ps Mrs Flibble, I know what you mean about the Glace cherries - very day glo!