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Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: miniature sheep
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: miniature sheep

oh no, that's what I don't need. Another obsession. Looks like I have some more googling to do. Earless goats? Fainting? That would be great for kids parties. The miniature sheep I assume wouldn't need much land at all. I'm not an expert though. They're tiny! If only they would bark at strangers, th...
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Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: ramming ram. Please stop.
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: ramming ram. Please stop.

why only feed them grass etc Jimmyh? Will they get all abnoxious if I give them treats?
by colours
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: miniature sheep
Replies: 4
Views: 425

miniature sheep

Hi, I'm in Australia and after a couple of miniature sheep. Unfortunately I've just found out that I have a 2 year wait (they are rare here) and I'm not a patient person. Does anyone know anything about importing sheep? I'm quite confident that it will probably be more effort than it's worth. Cheers...
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Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: ramming ram. Please stop.
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: ramming ram. Please stop.

That's so funny. I have those conversations with my cockrels when they start looking at me the wrong way. Be nice or be cooked. I feel like a bit of a twat in retrospect, expecting a ram to be docile and friendly. I'm looking at the miniature babydoll sheep at the moment. Apparently their wool is ok...
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Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: ramming ram. Please stop.
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: ramming ram. Please stop.

Ok, I'll get two ewes. Someone told me that ewes can ram too. Has anyone had this experience? I don't want to make the same mistake twice! I gave the ram one more chance at being a gentleman this morning, hoping his temper had improved after a night's kip. Unfortunately when he saw me, he stuck his ...
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Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: ramming ram. Please stop.
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: ramming ram. Please stop.

I was afraid as much. Would I be better off getting a ewe? I'd just be worried that she may not be able to defend herself against foxes. Should I be?
by colours
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: ramming ram. Please stop.
Replies: 14
Views: 951

ramming ram. Please stop.

Hello all! I've just inherited a ram, which was previously a pet. A very friendly fellow, wouldn't leave your side for a second and followed you around the yard. The kids have grown well fond of him, however it has now been a little under a week since we got him. When I went out tonight to close the...
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Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Homemade yogurt...and kefir
Replies: 25
Views: 6634

Re: Homemade yogurt...and kefir

I tried it with chocolate soy milk and it was pretty rank. But vanilla works well. I have used plain and after it is fermented and chilled, stick a spoon of honey in it, don't completely mix it in, just leave it swirled so you get that sweet-sour taste. I think thes best thing is to find a variety o...
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Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Homemade yogurt...and kefir
Replies: 25
Views: 6634

Re: Homemade yogurt...and kefir

same but that never stops me from prattling on about it! The husband just humours me. The rest think I'm a bit weird. But that's ok cause I have the yogurt!
by colours
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Homemade yogurt...and kefir
Replies: 25
Views: 6634

Re: Homemade yogurt...and kefir

I've been so obsessed with it that I've taken to eating it luke-warm (can't wait for it to chill)!
by colours
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Homemade yogurt...and kefir
Replies: 25
Views: 6634

Re: Homemade yogurt...and kefir

BREAKTHROUGH!!! I did as I said and bought the thick greek stuff. I used a heaped teaspoon in one litre of vanilla flavoured soy milk. I left it in the easyyo for about 9 hours. It thickened a little and turned to yogurt. I then did a bit of net searching and discovered to get it really thick you ca...
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Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Homemade yogurt...and kefir
Replies: 25
Views: 6634

Re: Homemade yogurt...and kefir

I'm glad you asked the question about soya milk BonnieThomas06 because I'm not allowed to eat any dairy at all (a little in the starter wouldn't hurt - especially if it gets diluted out with each successive brewing). I've just bought an easy yo for my husband who loves yoghurt. I haven't been able t...
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Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: organic chicken worming?
Replies: 0
Views: 368

organic chicken worming?

Hello, I am about to go away for a couple of days but alas (like clockwork) I have a sick hen. I believe she may have worms. Was wondering if anyone had a biodynamic/other organic method of worming? It is nearly a full moon so I'm thinking apple cider vinegar in the drinking water may do it, but I w...
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Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Fluoride in tank water. To dose or not to dose..
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Fluoride in tank water. To dose or not to dose..

Hi all! I have a question regarding fluoridating tank water. I have a young family and about 12 months ago we moved to the lovely hills to enjoy the raw nature, etc, etc. Having not been to the dentist quite proudly in 15 years I am appalled to notice several budding young cavities developing in my ...
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Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: dogs that don't kill chickens??
Replies: 14
Views: 1874

Re: dogs that don't kill chickens??

Thanks for your advice, its not the 1st time our dog has killed our chickens. She got to them twice when we had very little ones. I thought that by now she was a little older, had settled down and the birds were bigger, they would be ok. The problem is that she is fine with them when we are around, ...

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