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by Olive
Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:24 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Okay need ideas on how to make a simple duck house.
Replies: 10
Views: 3829

the pekin bantam.com website has plans for a pallet hen house - you could adapt that!

My friend up the road made one and its better than a bought house!
by Olive
Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:22 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: courgettes
Replies: 12
Views: 3512

The courgettes i have flowering at the moment are all MALE flowers grrrrr and whats the b e t t i n g when the females come out to play there are no males left!
by Olive
Sun Jul 02, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Free range chickens, ducks, geese, turkey etc
Replies: 8
Views: 3846

Is it me or does it look like their turkeys have been debeaked??? :shock:
by Olive
Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Clean your clothes without detergent
Replies: 59
Views: 32126

My soapnut sample arrived today - enough to do at least 10-12 washes!

did a whites and a coloureds and i am sooooooooooooooo impressed... didnt put any softener in either and clothes came out lovely, clean, fresh and soft!

Am def buying these and going to add ecover bleach for the whites!
by Olive
Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: organic poultry food
Replies: 12
Views: 4500

Allen and Page

Allen and page do organic chook feed and its not much more expensve than the non organic. You should beable to order it from any feed merchant that deals with Allen and page/smallholders feed.
by Olive
Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Squash. We have leaves, what now?
Replies: 77
Views: 31135

My chickens Ate the 2nd round of butternuts - after they devoured the 1st lot... so i quickly got them in the airing cupboard and a few days later they were ready to pot up.... planted 2 yesterday and the rest are still int eh green house getting bigger.
by Olive
Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: We got Chooks!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2725

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! :cheers: I too have 3 chooks in my back concrete totally urban yard and 36 eggs lift in the incubator - no idea if they will hatch as i havent seen any movement for a few days now... Due between tomorrow and friday! so major fingers crossed. I bet you will be hatching eggs b...
by Olive
Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Squash. We have leaves, what now?
Replies: 77
Views: 31135

I didnt even plant mine outside - i just put the pots out and within days the leaves were eaten!!!! Luckily i have loads of spares growin but i darent put em out unti they have more leaves... then i'm planting them in black mesh and will put somthing around to stop the little blighters! I have so ma...
by Olive
Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Eglu? How good are they?
Replies: 37
Views: 15265

They must get hot in the sun - being plastic. I know my wooden house gets warm enough. You would also have to be careful about the size of chooks you put in. I know 2 of my speckledy's wouldnt fit in, though 2 of my tiny black rocks would.
by Olive
Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Schools!
Replies: 41
Views: 16810

I was going to say martin - we have the hole in the ozone now. But Britain has a higher incidence of skin cancer than australia does!!!! hmmm I wonder why!!!! Probably because of the poor usage of sunscreens. There are suncreams available without those nasty chemicals you mentioned - my kids are all...
by Olive
Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Eglu? How good are they?
Replies: 37
Views: 15265

Hmmm I think you can get alot more for you money than an Eglu. Dont get me wrong they are a great design but again and again you see these things on ebay - without the shade cover because it got torn (easily)... without the run - because people got rid of it as they thought it was too small etc etc....
by Olive
Sat May 27, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Freecycle
Replies: 37
Views: 21682

Has anyone tried www.freecyclers.org.uk ??? I have heard its alot better organised than freecycler
by Olive
Fri May 26, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Squash. We have leaves, what now?
Replies: 77
Views: 31135

Have you tried putting them on some kitchen paper on a dish - put cling film over and then put in a warm dark cupboard???

Thats what i would do to get them going and then pot up.
by Olive
Fri May 26, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home Education
Replies: 59
Views: 27117

My son went to a montessori nursery from age 18mths until he was 4 1/2. It was a brilliant Montessori school and it was so wonderful seeing little spoilt 'brats' come into teh school and within a few weeks they were caring, loving individuals, still very strong characters but in the most positive se...
by Olive
Fri May 26, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Silkie Bantams
Replies: 4
Views: 2922

Hi there - Rocky will start crowing later each morning when he is more settled.

My son loves silkies - says they look like Harry potter dragons!

he's buying some hatching eggs next tues at market :-) * if i can get the incubator working LOL... still no downlighter YET

Good luck with yours