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  Topic: mulling over my table bird flock
Chez

Replies: 8
Views: 245
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 17 8:24 am   Subject: mulling over my table bird flock
What are your reasons for not breeding back, then? Just that you want to try different breeds?

I'm going to have to bring in a new cockerel next year I think ... hatchability has gone right down th ...
  Topic: West Devon smallholding - early notice of sale
Chez

Replies: 8
Views: 329
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 17 8:20 am   Subject: West Devon smallholding - early notice of sale
Sounds lovely! I second the request for pics ... purely for vicarious purposes. It's a shame that Fee and HT chose Derbyshire though!
  Topic: mulling over my table bird flock
Chez

Replies: 8
Views: 245
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 17 7:30 pm   Subject: mulling over my table bird flock
You can breed father to daughter or mother to son for a few generations before hatchability etc starts to drop off. So long as the stock are healthy to start with it's fine. You shouldn't breed siblin ...
  Topic: mulling over my table bird flock
Chez

Replies: 8
Views: 245
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 17 7:15 am   Subject: mulling over my table bird flock
I think Dorkings crossed with things are supposed to be good, but I've never tried. Faverolles crosses work well and if you have the right strain they are docile.

Whichever you decide to keep, don ...
  Topic: Sean! Help! Turnips!
Chez

Replies: 22
Views: 541
PostForum: Recipe Database   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 17 9:36 am   Subject: Sean! Help! Turnips!
I know you Northern Types eat swede ... it's weird isn't it, what makes you shudder? We were fed it all through each winter at home, all sort of squishy and watery, in cubes.
  Topic: Sean! Help! Turnips!
Chez

Replies: 22
Views: 541
PostForum: Recipe Database   Posted: Wed Sep 06, 17 8:18 pm   Subject: Sean! Help! Turnips!
Shall we all pick on Slim about their root vegetable choices?

I am about to plant some of those Japanese winter radish thingies.
  Topic: Sean! Help! Turnips!
Chez

Replies: 22
Views: 541
PostForum: Recipe Database   Posted: Wed Sep 06, 17 7:56 pm   Subject: Sean! Help! Turnips!


Thank you.

Slim ... Swede IS cow food. It's Just Wrong
  Topic: Sean! Help! Turnips!
Chez

Replies: 22
Views: 541
PostForum: Recipe Database   Posted: Wed Sep 06, 17 2:23 pm   Subject: Sean! Help! Turnips!
Thanks, tahir, I'll have a rootle round.

Slim ... I don't even know what a rutabaga IS, except they are in Winnie The Pooh. Will google.
  Topic: Sean! Help! Turnips!
Chez

Replies: 22
Views: 541
PostForum: Recipe Database   Posted: Wed Sep 06, 17 1:28 pm   Subject: Sean! Help! Turnips!
Jamanda says you have a recipe that makes turnips palatable rather than cow food. I have turnips ... cam you help?
  Topic: Poultry Keeping Courses
Chez

Replies: 0
Views: 157
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 17 12:08 pm   Subject: Poultry Keeping Courses
Just a reminder that I am still running poultry keeping courses. I'm trying to work up that side of things a bit, so if you know anyone who'd like to learn, I'd be very grateful if you told them I exi ...
  Topic: State of decking when selling house?
Chez

Replies: 10
Views: 307
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 17 8:12 pm   Subject: State of decking when selling house?
If you have the spare cash, get it done. It will make the place feel more inviting when people are viewing. You can stick a table and chairs on it and encourage potential buyers to picture themselves ...
  Topic: Almond tree?
Chez

Replies: 17
Views: 1344
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Aug 26, 17 5:44 am   Subject: Almond tree?
Nice idea, but I don't have the headspace atm ... just need things that will grow with a relative amount of ease. I didnt even know that was an option though, so thanks, more googling needed
  Topic: Almond tree?
Chez

Replies: 17
Views: 1344
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 25, 17 8:49 pm   Subject: Almond tree?
Thank you. I will do some googling about sizes etc.. Flowers would be lovely ... nuts even nicer. I fail to net my hazelnut every year
  Topic: Almond tree?
Chez

Replies: 17
Views: 1344
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 25, 17 11:18 am   Subject: Almond tree?
Could I plant an almond tree and it produce actual almonds? I'm in the soft south - Somerset. On sandy, well drained soil.
  Topic: One for Buzzy
Chez

Replies: 12
Views: 1092
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 06, 17 8:12 pm   Subject: One for Buzzy
It's beautiful!
 
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