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  Topic: Hello

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PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 16 8:42 pm   Subject: Hello
Welcome, it all sounds like a good plan
  Topic: un natural selection

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PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 16 7:11 pm   Subject: un natural selection
Yes old news luckily out here there are still working German Shepherds and Spanish Mastiffs, sensible working dogs. I have my eye on a Spanish Mastiff one day. Again the show ones are covered in skin ...
  Topic: Spawn suppliers for mushroom cultivation

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 16 1:12 pm   Subject: Spawn suppliers for mushroom cultivation
I have used http://www.annforfungi.co.uk/shop/index.php for dowels but I am still waiting for fruiting to start (only did it this winter).

That site was also recommended by Martin Crawford when I d ...
  Topic: Broody Tales

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PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Dec 10, 15 9:01 am   Subject: Broody Tales
Yesterday I had to laugh. Just over 3 weeks ago Nutty, a first time broody started sitting in the spot where the in lay hens were laying at the back of the stables. After that every time they laid nex ...
  Topic: chillies

Replies: 18
Views: 36388
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 15 4:42 pm   Subject: chillies
Chilli Achar

None of the recipes I can find online are like my mum's, unfortunately she's dead so I can't check with her but this is what I remember:

Salt (plenty of)
Fennel Seed
Mus ...
  Topic: I'm too old for this being a dad again malarkey !

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Oct 31, 15 11:56 am   Subject: I'm too old for this being a dad again malarkey !
Congratulations new life is fabulous.
  Topic: dpack?

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 15 6:58 am   Subject: dpack?
Brilliant idea.I might be the only one thinking this but could I sponsor an old cider apple tree in your new orchard if we are talking at under 30? All I would need is the name of what you got and pe ...
  Topic: Considering cows - Dexters?

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PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 15 12:51 pm   Subject: Considering cows - Dexters?
Firstly I know nothing of cattle other than my neighbours using my land for their beef herd. Living in the back of 'beyond' myself it is difficult to do AI as you need to know what you are doing, and ...
  Topic: A Years Cookery

Replies: 10
Views: 10663
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 15 10:10 am   Subject: A Years Cookery
Yum but a full time job to cook it all. I assume there were staff.
  Topic: Interesting properties in Devon Pt Whateveritis

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PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Tue Sep 01, 15 7:31 pm   Subject: Interesting properties in Devon Pt Whateveritis
We bought a house at auction and in my experience the guide price bears little resemblance to the final selling price. We were out bid on our first choice although we thought we had left a sufficient ...
  Topic: Crows and Chicks

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PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 15 2:16 pm   Subject: Crows and Chicks
I haven't seen any weasel types at my place but it is possible. Not a lot I can do about it really I guess. I can't be watching all the time and it is the price they pay for being free range.
  Topic: Crows and Chicks

Replies: 5
Views: 12641
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 15 10:20 am   Subject: Crows and Chicks
Do corvids take 5 week old chicks? One of my first time Mums just lost her only chick. I heard the scream but by the time I got there there was no sign but a black corvid type flew off. They were in t ...
  Topic: age and seed germination

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Views: 11820
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 15 6:45 pm   Subject: age and seed germination
I am certainly old and don't germinate as often as I'd like to....
  Topic: a more fun question about top fruit

Replies: 17
Views: 21186
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 15 6:36 am   Subject: a more fun question about top fruit
I am impressed with my Nashi pears, trees not too big so far, ripened on the tree last year and amazing tasting. Out here you can't get known cultivars but they are precocious and look lovely and are ...
  Topic: Our next chapter

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PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 15 9:22 am   Subject: Our next chapter
What a great sounding plan. I have never been to the isle of Man, The only advice I have is if you do the removal yourself get a bigger van than you think you will need. When going to Spain the van fi ...
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