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  Topic: EU to ban neonicotinoid pesticides despite no majority vote
ninat

Replies: 20
Views: 21428
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 13 10:09 pm   Subject: EU to ban neonicotinoid pesticides despite no majority vote
They are also in some dog flea treatments.
  Topic: Help! Need advice about door rope for logburner
ninat

Replies: 1
Views: 3931
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 13 12:33 pm   Subject: Help! Need advice about door rope for logburner
Think I've solved my probelm! I need to use glass rope lagging which has a central core and is far more robust. Found a supplier in the south of England
  Topic: Help! Need advice about door rope for logburner
ninat

Replies: 1
Views: 3931
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 13 11:41 am   Subject: Help! Need advice about door rope for logburner
I've just replaced the door rope on my Highlander 5, and now the door won't seal properly as there is a tiny gap all the way round.
The original rope was quite robust with a central core running thr ...
  Topic: What is your Favorite wood for burning?
ninat

Replies: 20
Views: 26394
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 13 11:15 pm   Subject: What is your Favorite wood for burning?
Our woods are mainly silver birch- it's great in the logburner where you can control the air intake.
  Topic: Best wood treatment
ninat

Replies: 6
Views: 5687
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 13 9:10 pm   Subject: Best wood treatment
We are having some new internal doors fitted- pine. Is it better to oil them than use a water based varnish. I'm not very neat at painting. Will the wood darken more after oiling than varnishing?
  Topic: deer cull ?
ninat

Replies: 45
Views: 35135
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Mar 08, 13 12:13 am   Subject: deer cull ?
Venison burgers are on the menu for school dinners here (Scottish Highlands).
  Topic: What sort of shower?
ninat

Replies: 6
Views: 5518
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 13 6:49 pm   Subject: What sort of shower?
We don't seem to have that problem, but our water pressure is high so I'm guessing that prevents it.
Thanks for your input- it confirms what we were thinking
  Topic: Outdoor cats.
ninat

Replies: 18
Views: 13981
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 13 2:26 pm   Subject: Outdoor cats.
Our cat is semi outdoors. She isn't allowed into the house apart from the utility room as she has ruined 2 carpets.
She has a cat flap and her bed is near the bolier. She is fed twice a day and worme ...
  Topic: What sort of shower?
ninat

Replies: 6
Views: 5518
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 13 2:18 pm   Subject: What sort of shower?
Good point. It's 13 years old. Sill too efficient to warrant changing it according to our local boiler man.
  Topic: What sort of shower?
ninat

Replies: 6
Views: 5518
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 13 2:08 pm   Subject: What sort of shower?
We are having a small extension put on the house which will contain an en suite bathroom.
Our hot water is heated by an oil fueled boiler (megaflow pressurised system).
I know we will get a good fl ...
  Topic: led kitchen lights
ninat

Replies: 43
Views: 28815
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Jan 28, 13 10:01 pm   Subject: led kitchen lights
IKEA do fantasic Gu10 LED's for 6 each. Loads of people have asked us where we got them.
  Topic: looking into worming
ninat

Replies: 7
Views: 9804
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 13 10:31 pm   Subject: looking into worming
Mine has Drontal Plus.
  Topic: But it's cold out side
ninat

Replies: 1
Views: 2141
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 12 9:27 am   Subject: But it's cold out side
That looks like my kind of read! .
We visted the crannog cente on Loch Tay last year- it was really interesting.
  Topic: Sitting Room is finished (pics)
ninat

Replies: 63
Views: 29604
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 12 4:51 pm   Subject: Sitting Room is finished (pics)
lovely!
  Topic: Fudge Disaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaster - UPDATE
ninat

Replies: 32
Views: 12332
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 12 2:33 pm   Subject: Fudge Disaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaster - UPDATE
We made marshmallow last week. It was really soft to start with but after keeping it a few days it developed a nice crust on the outside. It was a huge hit with the children.
 
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