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by MrsD'ville mkII
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Recycled baby things
Replies: 11
Views: 1642

Re: Recycled baby things

At the risk of this turning into a Freecycle-bashing post, I've got fed up with it too, mainly because I'm fed up with time-wasters and people who are a nightmare to deal with when I'm giving them free stuff - I mean WTF?! Some woman recently has just taken the biscuit so I think that's me done with...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: what have you cooked today
Replies: 113
Views: 7727

Re: what have you cooked today

Some great ideas here - I'm flagging a bit with my meal planning. So far today all I've 'cooked' is toast (but made with home-made bread, and another loaf is doing as I speak), but yesterday I made a lasagne with puy lentils. That worked out very well, even the baby wolfed it, and the quantities giv...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: HANGING CLOTHES TO DRY / news article.
Replies: 81
Views: 6698

Re: HANGING CLOTHES TO DRY / news article.

Top of my list is 'find whirligig', as some numty (my darling husband) left it on the ground where he'd dismantled it then stacked a ton of logs on top of it, cheers! Our w'gig is in a very awkward place and gets taken down over the winter. I'd much prefer it somewhere sensible where it could stay u...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breech baby
Replies: 27
Views: 3899

Re: Breech baby

Oh good, hope this is it! It's a lovely time to have a b aby - DD turns eight next week >gawp<
by MrsD'ville mkII
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breech baby
Replies: 27
Views: 3899

Re: Breech baby

Great news, good for him!
by MrsD'ville mkII
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breech baby
Replies: 27
Views: 3899

Re: Breech baby

Not long at all! I don't know if I stressed the point in my post - don't believe them if they trll you he's turned without a scan to confirm it, as two midwives were wrong with Polly!

Good luck and keep us posted.
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breech baby
Replies: 27
Views: 3899

Re: Breech baby

Hi, My daughter was breech. The consultant sugg turning her but I really hated the thought of that, and I knew there was every chance she'd turn back again. We'd planned a home birth originally and nearer the time my MW was convinced the baby had turned and the HB would be fine, but I was sure she h...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Kitchen tools - what do you use?
Replies: 22
Views: 1725

Re: Kitchen tools - what do you use?

I don't know how DH whips cream with it either as I just get it on the ceiling, whereas he ends up with beautifully whipped cream :dontknow: Sometimes he uses the balloon whisk attachment but I think he uses the ornery chopping stick too. Witchcraft, that's what it is.
by MrsD'ville mkII
Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Kitchen tools - what do you use?
Replies: 22
Views: 1725

Re: Kitchen tools - what do you use?

I don't use my food processor that much as it's a major faf to assemble and wash, so a job has to be *really* worth it. It's useful for big batches of coleslaw, and making beanut putter. Normally I use the stick blender, which I love because it makes blitzing soups and sauces n absolute doddle and D...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Nit combs
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: Nit combs

CT I wish I'd seen thst before I bought one! The message notification didn't work. Just to update, we found a cheap Nitty Gritty comb and after two sessions DD was clear. It was lovely to have all the eggs out too. I made up a spray with water, conditioner, tea tree oil and rosemary oil and it worke...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: When does an ex-broody hen start laying again?
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

Re: When does an ex-broody hen start laying again?

Poultry spice, I've not heard of that. I'll pick some up next time I'm swinging by the feed place. Thanks.
by MrsD'ville mkII
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: When does an ex-broody hen start laying again?
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

Re: When does an ex-broody hen start laying again?

Thanks. Fairly sure she was broody as she was always to be found sitting on another of the hens' eggs and came out only rarely for food and water, so wattle and crest a bit forlorn but she's behaving more normally now.
by MrsD'ville mkII
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: When does an ex-broody hen start laying again?
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

When does an ex-broody hen start laying again?

Broody Rudy seems to be getting back to normal after what feels like forever of being broody, but was probably six weeks or so. This was 'fake' broodiness, she didn't have any chicks. Does anyone know how long it will take her to start laying again and will her eggs start off small again or be norma...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Nit combs
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: Nit combs

Thanks. I'm going to get a 'Nitty Gritty' comb as they seems to be the business, and will comb through with lots of conditioner. I always used to put a couple of drops of tea tree oil in her bath but haven't bothered in a while, but I'll go back to doing that too, plus tying her hair up and not lett...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Nit combs
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Nit combs

Hello. We have unpleasant little visitors again, first time in ages, and I'm not winning the battle. I've been using the straighteners to fry the eggs and wet combing every day or two, but DD still has the little sods. I'm at the point of buying nasty shampoos, but before I do, can anyone recommend ...