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Will



Joined: 30 Jun 2005
Posts: 571
Location: Grenoside, Sheffield
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 06 12:08 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Been out harvesting holly for the last half an hour, dammit! Hands ripped to shreds.

Last time I ask for suggestions on here mutter mutter snarl

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 06 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

C'mon. Call yourself a man? It only takes 4 weeks to make - I'm sure you could find some other use for it.

Will



Joined: 30 Jun 2005
Posts: 571
Location: Grenoside, Sheffield
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 06 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm wondering where I can get some gutta-percha from, whether Gas-fitters Cement is up to modern safety standards, and why an optician would attack my eyes with a mixture of molten pitch and wood ash.

Maybe I could use the bird lime to keep small relatives in place when they visit.

Back out with the seccateurs...

Treacodactyl
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 06 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well we've also got a couple of plum pigeons in the garden and I was thinking of setting a net trap and then keep an eye on it. I would not leave it unwatched so there should be no risk to other animals.

I was reading the other day it is not-legal to catch pigeons just for the pot, you can only kill them if they are a pest and then eat them.

When do they start to lay and I wouldn't wish to leave any young?

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 409
Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 06 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Apparently if they do have young, they are the best.
You obviously need access to the nest, then you go and collect them just before they fly, so no tough flight muscles.

Not sure how legal that one is though!!

Still trying to get those pigies in the garden.

I keep accidently spilling rabbit food on the patio

They are very helpfully cleaning it up and coming very close to the house.

I'm sure they are eyeing up my winter salad shoots, and if one of them gets too close thay will have become a pest!

Bugs



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 10744

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 06 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

whitelegg1 wrote:
You obviously need access to the nest, then you go and collect them just before they fly, so no tough flight muscles


That's how you tend to "harvest" them if you breed them for eating, isn't it? I assume that is still legal though I can't say I find it appealing, personally.

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