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by Anne A
Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Wash muslin
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Wash muslin

I would leave it to soak for a while, then wash it by hand, the fibres in muslin are quite loose, so not too much boiling water, more gentle agitation, the stains will remain, but no worries, they will be replaced by stains from the latest brew, this time throw the muslin straight into water after u...
by Anne A
Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Chewed up and spat out! Help needed please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: Chewed up and spat out! Help needed please.

Sprinkle/paint chilli or curry powder onto the plants, also works on pipes,stairs, furniture, puppies will work their teeth on anything.
by Anne A
Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Kirstie Bloody Allsop (Or How To Be A Trendy Peasant)
Replies: 59
Views: 2456

Re: Kirstie Bloody Allsop (Or How To Be A Trendy Peasant)

edited cos I was reading two forums and mixed them up :oops:
But the use of the word Trollop, was pissing me off
by Anne A
Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I make my house warm?
Replies: 18
Views: 2729

Re: How do I make my house warm?

Have a look at my 'prize winning candle' post for some idea's, for this winter go for making the main living room warm and cosy whilst you live with the rest of it, and plan a budget over the winter for the rooms you need to warm up the most, freegle/was freecycle is wonderful for thick materials fo...
by Anne A
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Central heating - when do you turn it on?
Replies: 39
Views: 1668

Re: Central heating - when do you turn it on?

We did without the heating till mid November last year, We change the timer each day when the heating goes on, so if we are going to have a lie in, its kept off, unless our lad has to get up for work, it goes on for a few hours each evening whilst we are wandering about, but is turned off once we se...
by Anne A
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: cleaning & disinfecting chicken house
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: cleaning & disinfecting chicken house

Give the whole thing a good blasting with a power washer if you have one, then paint it with non toxic preserver, then check for loose joints and wobbly bits, repair and repaint, you should be able to get this done in a day, if its not raining, but you might want to rehome the hens for the night? ne...
by Anne A
Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Laws on the gathering and sale of shellfish
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Re: Laws on the gathering and sale of shellfish

If they are selling them then they have to be licenced. get in touch with your local deffra fisheries dept as well as the council
by Anne A
Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment before and after
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Allotment before and after

Well done you, such hard work will reap rewards
by Anne A
Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What are your favorite NON-selfsufficentish books?
Replies: 17
Views: 976

Re: What are your favorite NON-selfsufficentish books?

anything byTerry Pratchett, laugh out loud ? Bill Bryson
by Anne A
Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: What products do babies actually NEED?
Replies: 20
Views: 2790

Re: What products do babies actually NEED?

The baby sleeping bags are ace, as is a travel cot, they together allow you to have a life too, you can easily carry them to others houses or elsewhere, set them up and put them to bed at their regular time, The word here is routine? at 7.30pm my(then 1 year old) son would be tired and ask for bed, ...
by Anne A
Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Fox proof chicken run
Replies: 7
Views: 3680

Re: Fox proof chicken run

This could work well... depending on the hens? my four chase me everywhere when I walk alongside their pen, so if they all did the normal they would all hit the 'see saw' at once? decapitated hens? if it where a very long see saw it could work 'al la' HFW long thin bridge to his coop? too lightweigh...
by Anne A
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Cats and Chickens
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Cats and Chickens

I had the same problem with neigbours cats and our ex bats, I bought some cheap garden netting and wove it onto the top of the pen fence with garden twine, it 's been in place for six months now, it keeps the cats and wild birds out, but my hens are still shut into the secure run when we are out, co...
by Anne A
Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things to do instead of watching television
Replies: 48
Views: 24785

Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

46. learn a musical instrument,
47 Make a musical instrument?
48 Have a 'spa' evening
49 learn chess and teach everyone else in the house
50 Play Ma Jong
by Anne A
Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Complacent, self congratulatory, smug grin!
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Complacent, self congratulatory, smug grin!

Well done you, I think its marvelous.
by Anne A
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Enamel Pendant
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: Enamel Pendant

Wow, that's a blast from the past :lol: I remember those kilns so well, and you did really well for your first go, we used to run workshops for kids using them, (bet the elf and safety won't let you do that these days?) it was easier to collect copper back in the day, but if you chat up the local pl...

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