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by wiggy
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: plotgate
Replies: 1
Views: 658

plotgate

Just in case anyone is interested, please have a look at a site called 'plotgate'. its been set up by dmitry and mike who are looking to set up a site for people with live/work dwellings on it, it somerset. it wont be for everyone, its low impact dwellings and limited car use/care share, but for tho...
by wiggy
Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: seeds in somerset
Replies: 0
Views: 291

seeds in somerset

Anyone know of any good seed suppliers in somerset please?
Am moving down there and need to get to know local area suppliers.

Thanks
by wiggy
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Buying some land and living on it.
Replies: 49
Views: 39516

Re: Buying some land and living on it.

Interesting reading the posts, ive nt logged on for a while. Well, we have been busy, thought we had some land in cornwall, but it proved to be too heavy soil, very 'clay'y' and hard to work, so we had to pull out of this. Seen a good patch in somerset, but this is up for auction with 6 other fields...
by wiggy
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Buying some land and living on it.
Replies: 49
Views: 39516

Re: Buying some land and living on it.

Interesting reading this thread as I have similar ideas. I am in process of selling my house to fund all of this. How I am sorting it is to buy my land, put a 2-3 bed static on it, use gennie, solar, wind etc for power, [off grid but do have water]. We will be using compost loo's. I plan to have chi...
by wiggy
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: veg books
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: veg books

Brilliant, at least something does exist for the uninitiated gardener!
I will explore armed with names and such
Thanks
by wiggy
Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: veg books
Replies: 9
Views: 714

veg books

Hi, wondering if anyone out there knows a good book that deals with the basics of veg and fruit growing - for virtual beginners? I have seen lots of books with flowers etc, in but dont want them, just fruit and veg's! Have done some gardening in past, and do some in pots now, but am planning for a b...
by wiggy
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I love lambing 'season'
Replies: 1
Views: 708

I love lambing 'season'

We knew the first ewe was pregnant because of the size of her - before she dropped another of the ewes who we didnt think was in lamb surprised us with a lovely big black lambess. Then the one we knew who was pregnant dropped 2. THEN yesterday the oldest of the flock surprised us again and dropped 2...
by wiggy
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Help needed with birds!
Replies: 0
Views: 441

Help needed with birds!

Hi I have cickens, ducks guinea fowl and a goose. At night time they all get 'put to bed' in the big run. We have just got 3 new geese, dont know the breeds but 2 are big white ones and the other is a canandia goose. The one we have is a chinese goose - he lost his partner a few years ago, after sea...
by wiggy
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: sheep fleece
Replies: 2
Views: 572

sheep fleece

Hi ive just had the sheep sheared - on our ram its his first coat so the fleece is excellent to have a play around with. Hopefully this is in the right section but i wanted to make wool from the fleece - how do i go about cleaning/drying it? At the moment the fleece is on the ground and thats not ve...
by wiggy
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: sheep
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

hey how long has she had bad poo for?
you could get some of the plant thay grows with stinging nettles! cant remeber what its called but it has really big stalks and the leaf's r huge!
give her plenty of rougage to get anything that may cause squits to pass through her x
by wiggy
Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Countdown to having our very first chooks
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Hi congrats on saving a few girls. Where I live we have loads of chickens - i think theres about 25 and 6 cocks. As your getting ex battery they WILL be shell shocked the first few days so your best bet is to leave them alone to discover their new home. Ex battery hens can live for a good few years ...
by wiggy
Sun May 25, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: blue tongue area extended.. vaccines being sold
Replies: 7
Views: 683

MMMmm i might phone a few more vets and see what they say
by wiggy
Sat May 24, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: blue tongue area extended.. vaccines being sold
Replies: 7
Views: 683

If anyone has some they cant use i will gladly busy some off you.

The problem we have is you need to be registred with a vet and the vet would have had to have seen your sheep within 6 months prior to giving the vaccine - we have never needed a vet
by wiggy
Mon May 19, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Any Hampshire Ishers?
Replies: 10
Views: 718

I was born in portsmouth but have moved to somerset - still have loads of friends and all my family in pompy though
by wiggy
Wed May 14, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: hens and fighting
Replies: 2
Views: 580

thanks for your reply, the hen is well over 3 yrs old and not broody. maybe they were just being w*n*ers x

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