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  Topic: A Polytunnel
dan1

Replies: 24
Views: 46797
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jan 20, 16 12:17 pm   Subject: A Polytunnel
Ive had rats, rabbits and various smaller rodents taking up residence in mine. Voles nicked some peas. Ants were the main culprits with the strawberries.
Watering is a big issue and it's not straight ...
  Topic: Kids from GM soy fed goats stunted.
dan1

Replies: 9
Views: 12401
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 15 3:35 pm   Subject: Kids from GM soy fed goats stunted.
good critique, Slim
It doesnt mention whether goats were randomly allocated or paired to the experimental; and control groups. There's no mention of blinding and the numbers are small.
It also, as ...
  Topic: Acidic compost
dan1

Replies: 45
Views: 30215
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 15 9:38 am   Subject: Re: Acidic compost
If I have a compost heap just for acidic kitchen waste (coffee grounds, tea bags, citrus etc) will it make acidic compost? Or is that too basic (no pun intended!)

Are you looking for advice on what ...
  Topic: Red Stop solution
dan1

Replies: 9
Views: 8981
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 15 5:17 pm   Subject: Red Stop; snake oil?
I can't find any independent evidence (ie not from people profiting from its sale) that this works.
I'd have thought if they have robust evidence they'd be crowing (pardon the pun) about it with lin ...
  Topic: Lambs in a Vauxhall Zafira
dan1

Replies: 17
Views: 15277
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Nov 17, 14 9:08 am   Subject: Lambs in a Vauxhall Zafira
Well they went in the boot fine, and no-one at the abbatoir batted an eyelid.
  Topic: Lambs in a Vauxhall Zafira
dan1

Replies: 17
Views: 15277
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Nov 05, 14 12:01 pm   Subject: Lambs in a Vauxhall Zafira
thats a lovely, romantic story, Bodger!
It sounds as if I'd need to make some kind of a ramp they could walk out by
  Topic: Lambs in a Vauxhall Zafira
dan1

Replies: 17
Views: 15277
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Nov 03, 14 9:20 pm   Subject: Lambs in a Vauxhall Zafira
Ive got a pair of lambs which I used to keep paddock grass down over summer and which I now want to take to nearby abbatoir (3 miles).
I have the above big car which physically has room for them (es ...
  Topic: Fat Cock!
dan1

Replies: 2
Views: 4665
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 14 3:59 pm   Subject: Fat Cock!
Anyone got a spare heavy breed cockerell going for a few quid in the Bristol area? My recent hatch are all girls (which is nice) and their dad got eaten by the fox in the spring.
  Topic: Chicken bedding reprise
dan1

Replies: 7
Views: 9546
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 14 2:24 pm   Subject: Chicken bedding reprise
I mix wood ash with the shredded paper in an attempt to control lice/mites. Not sure if it helps. Some think it does;
http://naturalchickenkeeping.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/natural-way-to-rid-chickens-o ...
  Topic: Chicken bedding reprise
dan1

Replies: 7
Views: 9546
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Sep 22, 14 1:24 pm   Subject: Chicken bedding reprise
Ive been using shredded paper from work (and home, bought a big shreddr + stick all the junk mail through it)
Once soiled, makes excellent compost mixed with grass cuttings
  Topic: Price of honey
dan1

Replies: 33
Views: 28243
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Thu Sep 18, 14 10:26 am   Subject: Price of honey
Going for 5.50 a lb in Bristol!

On a related note; where's a good place to source personalized honey jar labels?
  Topic: Coppice trees
dan1

Replies: 32
Views: 93287
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Mon Sep 15, 14 7:49 am   Subject: Coppice trees
I think, after less half-arsed research, actually they're Hybrid poplar, planted by my predecessors.
They do grow very fast, mind
  Topic: Coppice trees
dan1

Replies: 32
Views: 93287
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Fri Sep 12, 14 11:03 am   Subject: Coppice trees
Poplar doesnt seem to be very poplar as a firewood (see what I did there!),
But it grows quick and copices well with easy straight chop-uppable poles. Ive taken down a couple of big trees (black pop ...
  Topic: Ditch responsibility!
dan1

Replies: 33
Views: 55408
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Fri Sep 12, 14 9:10 am   Subject: Ditch responsibility!
Well. I did try and find out whether he thought the ditch was mine on the basis of the "hedge + ditch presumption"
http://www.boundary-problems.co.uk/boundary-problems/legalpresumptions.html#The%20He ...
  Topic: Ditch responsibility!
dan1

Replies: 33
Views: 55408
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Fri Aug 29, 14 6:41 am   Subject: Ditch responsibility!
That's a good point, Nick, and I'll try and check that. It won't, however clear up the question of whether I'm responsible of or the whole of the ditch which is downhill of my land...
 
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