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  Topic: Chicken help please
ros

Replies: 13
Views: 15010
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Dec 09, 13 3:43 pm   Subject: Chicken help please


I have missed you all and your sense of humour, thread tangenting


All 6 chickens were still in their run and looking healthy and bloody-nose free this morning
  Topic: Chicken help please
ros

Replies: 13
Views: 15010
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 13 1:43 pm   Subject: Chicken help please
Thank you

we just found two of the others heading off towards the rugby pitch and therefore found the hole in the fence - I think that must be how she hurt herself rather than pecking

It's s ...
  Topic: Chicken help please
ros

Replies: 13
Views: 15010
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 13 11:56 am   Subject: Chicken help please
Dear Downsizers, please forgive me as I have not been around and haven't posted for months, then I turn up with a request for help!

One of our school chickens had blood running down her beak - it l ...
  Topic: Poor results from 'organic' compost again
ros

Replies: 26
Views: 9767
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 24, 13 7:18 pm   Subject: Poor results from 'organic' compost again
as an experiment this year I started most of my seeds in sieved soil from molehills - sent the kids to the village green with the whealbarrow. Everything seems to have come up OK so far - just the na ...
  Topic: chickens and runner beans
ros

Replies: 4
Views: 3432
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sat Sep 15, 12 8:54 am   Subject: chickens and runner beans
Thanks for the answers - I'll try cooking some up and see how they go.


'tis a minefield and a steep learning curve having chickens in school - but so worth it, especially with some of the more "c ...
  Topic: chickens and runner beans
ros

Replies: 4
Views: 3432
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 12 1:07 pm   Subject: chickens and runner beans
A quick question:

we have 4 chickens at school for which I am partly resposible. We also have a veg garden ( ditto)

The children want to feed the old and stringy runner beans to the chickens - ...
  Topic: Unusual mouse glitch
ros

Replies: 5
Views: 2354
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Wed Dec 21, 11 10:16 am   Subject: Unusual mouse glitch
my eyes read the title of this post, with the one above and I saw unusual mouse recipe
  Topic: Xmas dinner vegetables?
ros

Replies: 30
Views: 8385
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Dec 21, 11 10:07 am   Subject: Xmas dinner vegetables?
This is the first year that it's only me, OH and the kids. My folks are in Sydney visiting my brother, we lost my usual visitors (Nan, gt Aunt and cousin) last year so it's very quiet , usually h ...
  Topic: Which Raspberry?
ros

Replies: 3
Views: 1917
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Dec 19, 11 5:04 pm   Subject: Which Raspberry?
My autumn one is Polka - and I picked some this morning! - It's been fruiting since July.
  Topic: turkey offal help needed
ros

Replies: 8
Views: 3585
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 11 4:08 pm   Subject: turkey offal help needed
What Alison said - how else is one supposed to make gravy ?
  Topic: Order for Christmas! Turkey, Goose, Chicken
ros

Replies: 30
Views: 17139
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 11 12:16 pm   Subject: Order for Christmas! Turkey, Goose, Chicken
I have these people down for an order of one sort or another.

If I have missed you out, please let me know.

Nats
Fee
Rosemary Judy
Chez

me ? Thought I'd ordered chickens and gammon
  Topic: 18thC puddings
ros

Replies: 23
Views: 5702
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 11 9:56 am   Subject: 18thC puddings
ah ha - found it - it's sherry , not a spice at all!
  Topic: 18thC puddings
ros

Replies: 23
Views: 5702
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 11 9:55 am   Subject: 18thC puddings
What is sack? ( googling for spice/herb sack comes up with a very long list of spice racks )
  Topic: Best pate recipe ?????
ros

Replies: 2
Views: 2447
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 11 7:24 am   Subject: Best pate recipe ?????
I did rather indulge in liver and bacon and onions, but that's best when the liver is very fresh - not too keen on "plain" liver if it's been frozen or in the fridge a day or two.
The recipe I used ...
  Topic: Best pate recipe ?????
ros

Replies: 2
Views: 2447
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Dec 12, 11 10:18 am   Subject: Best pate recipe ?????
I appear to have a bounty of pig's and beef/calves liver and feel like making some pate

So, please throw your best recipes at me!

- can I use the beef liver for pate? never tried it before
 
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