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by Juddy in the Charente
Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel rib spacing
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Polytunnel rib spacing

Hi I'm a lucky chap. a friend has kindly donated the ribs of a polytunnel he had lying around in his barn (amazing what you find left behind in French barns!) It will only have 7 complete ribs when constructed (I have 14 pre-formed tubes that have a connecting tube on one end and an earth spike on t...
by Juddy in the Charente
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Giant veggies - Getting one over the neighbours
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Giant veggies - Getting one over the neighbours

I am plagued by one of my friendly neighbours (French) who insists that her veggies are: a, earlier than mine b, bigger than mine c, yield more than mine etc etc etc She has been exceptionally helpful with advice, tips, seedlings etc and has had her garden for at least 25 years whereas ours is only ...
by Juddy in the Charente
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chooks in France
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Chooks in France

No doubt there are many of you out there in rural France keeping chickens, if so, can anyone enlighten as to the vaccinations for new chicks, either for resale and/or eating please? Do you have to take them to the vets for the jabs?

Thanks
by Juddy in the Charente
Sun May 31, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Virgin Jam maker
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Virgin Jam maker

First time at jam making, thought it was going good so how come the strawberries have floated to the top of my jam? Mass escape bid? Synchronised strawberries?
by Juddy in the Charente
Sun May 31, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Clearing homebrew
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Clearing homebrew

Thanks for the help, it seems the leaving it in the barn method has done the trick although there wasn't much left to clear as I couldn't leave it alone!!
by Juddy in the Charente
Sun May 03, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Clearing homebrew
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Clearing homebrew

And when I say clearing I mean getting rid of the haze, i'm not looking for help in necking the 40 pints of Norfolk Wherry Ale! The beer's ready but still a tadge cloudy, i've been trying to find a way of making sure it's clear the next time (not too bothered about the current brew as it's in a pres...
by Juddy in the Charente
Sat May 02, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: hatching taking forever!
Replies: 4
Views: 570

hatching taking forever!

Hi just a quick one and no mistake! First ever hatching in the incubator, chick has been at it all day and got nowhere, just a very small hole, he/she must be getting proper knackered! Is it feasible to do an assist and crack a bit of the shell?
by Juddy in the Charente
Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Flax seed bedding for chooks
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Flax seed bedding for chooks

Advice please! The wife accidentally bought a bale of flax seed bedding instead of wood shavings!
Does anyone know if it will be safe to use on the floor of the shed that thechookssleep in?
Thanks
by Juddy in the Charente
Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Chester Hudson - rotavators
Replies: 3
Views: 2187

Chester Hudson - rotavators

I've got a cracking Howard Gem Rotavator that is normally top notch but it's developed a bit of a running problem. In the past i've used a chap called Chester Hudson who has a rotavator/machinery sales and parts website but super tragedy! I've lost his phone number and his site details!! Can anybody...
by Juddy in the Charente
Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Lethargic chook
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Lethargic chook

Sadly, chook passed on in the night, suppose she could have been eggbound? Any remedies for the future?
by Juddy in the Charente
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Lethargic chook
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Lethargic chook

Over the last couple of days one of our hens has been particularly lethargic, a bit off her food (until I gave them some meat scraps!) and quite easy to catch (not her normal Linford Christie impersonation). Other than that she looks ok, her eyes look clear and her backend is no more disgusting than...
by Juddy in the Charente
Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Howard Gem Rotavator
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Howard Gem Rotavator

Tremendous help Tony, thanks, off to the shops with euro in hand!
by Juddy in the Charente
Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Howard Gem Rotavator
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Howard Gem Rotavator

I am the proud owner of a Howard Gem Rotavator which has served me very well this season. Am about to give it a bit service it for the winter and am awaiting delivery of a manual from ebay (long time coming!). Does anyone know which oils to use for the engine and the pto etc?

Thanks
by Juddy in the Charente
Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Vine leaves
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: Vine leaves

Thanks am off out to get some now!

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