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  Topic: Wool stuffed pillows and quilts
Finsky

Replies: 32
Views: 18916
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Aug 11, 14 4:56 pm   Subject: Wool stuffed pillows and quilts
[I have been researching French-style round bolsters, the really hard type. They are mahoosively expensive. I have a shed full of Jacob's fleeces. Could I run it through the washing machine on a cool ...
  Topic: Alpaca Advice Please...
Finsky

Replies: 15
Views: 42101
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Aug 09, 14 10:01 pm   Subject: Alpaca Advice Please...
I visited last week Amber Valley Alpacas here in Midlands..they sell their animals as well as 'wool'..animals looked to be in great condition and everything very neat and tidy
http://www.amberva ...
  Topic: Wool stuffed pillows and quilts
Finsky

Replies: 32
Views: 18916
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 14 2:36 pm   Subject: Wool stuffed pillows and quilts
That sounds like a plan. Can you take stage by stage photos?

I am unlikely to start on mine until winter, sewing seems to be for winter only. We can compare the results and work towards something ...
  Topic: Wool stuffed pillows and quilts
Finsky

Replies: 32
Views: 18916
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 14 10:00 am   Subject: Wool stuffed pillows and quilts
I went yesterday to Bakewell countryshow..and there was Welsh company's stall for wool filled mattresses, quilts and pillows!!!!!
They were all very modern looking things..just as any commercial ...
  Topic: Wool stuffed pillows and quilts
Finsky

Replies: 32
Views: 18916
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 14 12:57 pm   Subject: Wool stuffed pillows and quilts
...another thought...Texel wool would be really good for duvet job...it is naturally VERY bouncy..short stable length and not felting very easily, if at all felting...quite cheap wool to get hold of.. ...
  Topic: Wool stuffed pillows and quilts
Finsky

Replies: 32
Views: 18916
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 14 12:51 pm   Subject: Wool stuffed pillows and quilts
I think you are thinking in the same way as me but I'm thinking duvets and pillows.

Old Welsh quilts were stuffed with sometimes raw barely washed lumps of fleece.

I'm wondering if fluffed up c ...
  Topic: Wool stuffed pillows and quilts
Finsky

Replies: 32
Views: 18916
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 14 9:55 am   Subject: Wool stuffed pillows and quilts
Ok...you got my brain going now..
...is it matter of making 'sheets' of carded wool..stitching it to 'sandwich' between fabric layers.. and voila!..a quilted 'what ever' piece of material?.. first st ...
  Topic: Anyone else's tomatoes got blight ?
Finsky

Replies: 11
Views: 3963
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 14 5:50 am   Subject: Anyone else's tomatoes got blight ?
No yet...even though we've had blight alert for the area, nothing is seen in our plots. We've experienced 'dry spot' here..when ever rain has been on forecast..it has mostly avoided us Yes, i ...
  Topic: Alexanders
Finsky

Replies: 15
Views: 7459
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 22, 14 6:51 pm   Subject: Alexanders
I have got some seeds for you if you want to have a go growing from 'scratch'.
I would say it is for acquired taste...if you like celery you might like it..taste is kind of similar but much stronger ...
  Topic: Am I feeding my hens too much?
Finsky

Replies: 12
Views: 12825
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Jul 13, 14 8:55 am   Subject: Am I feeding my hens too much?
Geese are big birds and can gobble up quite amount of food..
I would expect sack of pellets to last about 5-6 weeks between 7 hens..maybe tad longer depending what else they get to eat.
So your 'lit ...
  Topic: Spinning wheel & drum carder
Finsky

Replies: 11
Views: 6974
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Wed Jul 02, 14 10:46 pm   Subject: Spinning wheel & drum carder
The spinning wheel looks to be in good condition so there is all going for it...BUT...because it is older two speed version it may reflect to the price.

Good luck for selling it and I hope it will ...
  Topic: Perennial runners
Finsky

Replies: 23
Views: 22758
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 14 11:19 am   Subject: Perennial runners
Some say they get best crop from runners in their second year but after that they don't perform so well anymore.
I keep promising myself every year to trial it..but once the autumn arrive, I have oth ...
  Topic: How Much Compost?
Finsky

Replies: 7
Views: 3621
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 14 8:35 am   Subject: How Much Compost?
Yep...just as already said.
Each soil have different needs and this vary with what you are growing too. I would not 'waste' it just spreading it 'just because'..you would make it go further if you us ...
  Topic: Plant feed
Finsky

Replies: 9
Views: 4918
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jun 22, 14 9:53 am   Subject: Plant feed
Oh yes...all home 'brews' come with potent pong as extra

Very good and cheap 'nitrogen' feed is what we provide ourselves... It just need diluting first. I find one tiddle into wate ...
  Topic: Plant feed
Finsky

Replies: 9
Views: 4918
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 21, 14 9:07 pm   Subject: Plant feed
If you want to keep it simple...

I would get Blood, fish and bone meal..
thats good for anything and everything when you are planting stuff and/or during growing stage. You can use it in early sp ...
 
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