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  Topic: Chinese geese?
Hots

Replies: 14
Views: 11035
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 16 3:38 pm   Subject: Chinese geese?
Don't they burrow? They won't need a house, you can keep them underneath something else.

See, it's all about closing the permaculture loop

They have decided they want to live with the khaki ...
  Topic: Chinese geese?
Hots

Replies: 14
Views: 11035
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Apr 11, 16 2:39 pm   Subject: Chinese geese?
We inherited 6 of them from the in-laws when we moved here.
We re-homed 4 of them as the scenario of two bare-footed toddlers and all that goose poo was not attractive.
The 2 we kept were brothers a ...
  Topic: rhubarb and sultana baklava
Hots

Replies: 2
Views: 5887
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 16 12:00 pm   Subject: rhubarb and sultana baklava
Oh, that sounds so good!
I may have to make it.
  Topic: Chives - what to do with them?
Hots

Replies: 14
Views: 8202
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 16 2:53 pm   Subject: Chives - what to do with them?
Chopped into potato salad, they look nice as well as adding flavour.
In egg mayonnaise, chopped into salads, in cream sauce for fish, in macaroni cheese, finely chopped and mashed with garlic into bu ...
  Topic: The Hungry Gap - what's seeing you through?
Hots

Replies: 13
Views: 7118
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 16 2:48 pm   Subject: The Hungry Gap - what's seeing you through?
Still got Jerusalem artichokes, the tops have completely disappeared but I know where they are!!
  Topic: So, what have you all planted?
Hots

Replies: 25
Views: 15547
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 16 2:47 pm   Subject: So, what have you all planted?
Just put 10 spuds in and some chard, but it's old seed so it may not come to anything.
  Topic: So, what have you all planted?
Hots

Replies: 25
Views: 15547
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 31, 16 8:25 pm   Subject: So, what have you all planted?
Garlic is well up.
Tomatoes are in their tubs in the greenhouse and I have leeks, peas and courgettes coming on in the greenhouse also.
Charlotte spuds are chitting in the backroom.
That's all so f ...
  Topic: Six Nations 2016
Hots

Replies: 19
Views: 38530
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 16 2:02 pm   Subject: Six Nations 2016
Not this season I wouldn't.

Bet they manage to stuff it up in Paris.


You also reckoned England would come third..........
  Topic: started my Seeds
Hots

Replies: 24
Views: 14736
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Feb 29, 16 10:36 am   Subject: started my Seeds
Interesting!
I've just looked up fat baby whatsit as I'd never heard of it.
I'm tempted, but had told myself at the end of last season not to grow cumbers this year, I have a small greenhouse and th ...
  Topic: started my Seeds
Hots

Replies: 24
Views: 14736
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Feb 29, 16 10:36 am   Subject: started my Seeds
Interesting!
I've just looked up fat baby whatsit as I'd never heard of it.
I'm tempted, but had told myself at the end of last season not to grow cumbers this year, I have a small greenhouse and th ...
  Topic: mending domestic appliances part n
Hots

Replies: 14
Views: 14857
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 16 9:46 pm   Subject: mending domestic appliances part n
I LOVE espares!
It was recommended to me by a cooker repair bloke who was fixing my chum's cooker under warranty.

The fan on my cooker had broken and with the help of espares I managed to order th ...
  Topic: 3rd try soup
Hots

Replies: 2
Views: 5237
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 16 6:31 pm   Subject: 3rd try soup
I find sweet potato soup benefits greatly from a generous dollop of curry paste at the beginning and a couple of handfuls of spinach leaves at the very end.
  Topic: Road drainage into field
Hots

Replies: 11
Views: 28090
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 16 5:43 pm   Subject: Road drainage into field
Get in touch with your local water authority and see what they have to say.
  Topic: A fox trap
Hots

Replies: 39
Views: 100933
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 16 12:25 pm   Subject: A fox trap
It's responsible that you're going to shoot it, for a while there I was concerned that you might be one of the idiots that trap them, then 'set them free' near other folk's birds............
  Topic: A fox trap
Hots

Replies: 39
Views: 100933
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Sat Feb 06, 16 7:53 pm   Subject: A fox trap
What do you intend to do with it when you've trapped it??
 
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