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  Topic: Tapestry needle

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Jan 09, 18 7:38 pm   Subject: Tapestry needle
You can get easy thread needles to which have a strange shaped hole. You don't actually have to put the thread through it, you slide it up the needle and it goes in that way.
  Topic: Mutton

Replies: 26
Views: 69278
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 15 9:51 pm   Subject: Mutton
I've actually searched for it where I live but it's not been easy to find. I have one more butcher to try then I may have to order it in. I love it slow cooked with red currant jelly
  Topic: Psychotic Hens

Replies: 11
Views: 2575
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Oct 27, 13 10:08 pm   Subject: Psychotic Hens
Up until last month I had hens. 3 of them. I loved them liked children, gave them treats, talked to them every day, and then something happened. I'm not entirely sure what it was but one of them start ...
  Topic: Weaving?

Replies: 3
Views: 1270
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 12 3:35 pm   Subject: Weaving?
I'm just a hobby weaver but if you need any detailed info then look for your local Guild of Spinners, Weavers, and Dyers. Just google it and it will come up.

I've contacted my local Guild several ...
  Topic: Slow hacthing chicken eggs

Replies: 15
Views: 3187
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 12 1:20 pm   Subject: Slow hacthing chicken eggs
I hope that little guy I saw the other day is ok. He looked shattered!
  Topic: Free Parrots to a good home.

Replies: 19
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PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 12 5:39 pm   Subject: Free Parrots to a good home.
Spoken to the husband and he's fine with it if you still need a home for them. I'm happy to talk to you and offer reassurance that they would be well cared for and loved.

I'm at home all day, I do ...
  Topic: Free Parrots to a good home.

Replies: 19
Views: 12793
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 12 11:48 am   Subject: Free Parrots to a good home.
I'll ask my husband when he gets home. We currently have Lineolated Parakeets and have pondering more birds for a while now.
  Topic: Mites/lice problem

Replies: 30
Views: 8554
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Mar 14, 12 6:14 pm   Subject: Mites/lice problem
I bathed a chicken with puppy flea shampoo and that seemed to work. Chook wasn't impressed though:)
  Topic: Chicken Comb Bleeding

Replies: 8
Views: 5048
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Mar 14, 12 6:11 pm   Subject: Chicken Comb Bleeding
I've used vaseline in the past with great success. I buy a very cheap version from Proper Job and use it for cuts and to kill scaley leg mite. Fab stuff to have on hand:)
  Topic: Amaranth

Replies: 1
Views: 984
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sun Feb 12, 12 6:51 pm   Subject: Amaranth
I've tried to grow this a few times and failed every time. I'm an awful person for killing it. Does anyone have any seeds spare so I can try again?
  Topic: thinking of selling my looms

Replies: 3
Views: 1872
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 12 3:36 pm   Subject: thinking of selling my looms
Oooh...looms. I'm not slightly obsessed. Honest.
  Topic: Meat chicken courses?

Replies: 1
Views: 1032
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Jan 08, 12 8:29 pm   Subject: Meat chicken courses?
I've had layers for a couple of years now and love them dearly but want to expand a little and try a few meat chooks this year. The only problem I have is that it's been over 20 years since I last sla ...
  Topic: Iron Rations

Replies: 28
Views: 6934
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 11 9:46 pm   Subject: Iron Rations
You can make marmite flapjacks and they keep quite well. I've also made them by adding home made chutney. the vinegar content seems to preserve them!

Try them with onion chutney or something with a ...
  Topic: Dorset Apple Cake

Replies: 13
Views: 5380
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 11 9:25 pm   Subject: Dorset Apple Cake
I use the same recipe as oldish chris and it never fails to turn out perfectly. Sometimes I add spices, sometimes I add pears, it's always great.
  Topic: Spinning pinnies and knitting smocks.

Replies: 30
Views: 10602
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 11 8:28 pm   Subject: Spinning pinnies and knitting smocks.
Well I can't find the pattern anywhere so I'm going to get an old sheet out and have a play with it until I get the right shape. I'll take pictures so I know what to do in future and will let you guys ...
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