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by matowakan
Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Cotornix Quail wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 7737

Cotornix Quail wanted

Hello,
I need to re stock my quail but cant seem to find anyone who has them in Dorset or South Somerset. Can anyone help with suggestions. My incubator has broken so I can't rear my own at the moment.
by matowakan
Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Soap Nuts
Replies: 8
Views: 4471

Re: Soap Nuts

I have used them for a while but find they dont get stained clothes clean but on clothes that are not dirty!!! they are fine.
Also once used several times to wash clothes I keep them and when I have a reasonable amount I boil them up with water to make a liquid soap shampoo which works fine.
by matowakan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Barrren hens? Immature combs?
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Barrren hens? Immature combs?

Thanks for reply,I too seem to have passengers!! I love all poultry and find it really hard to despatch the ones that arent productive!!
by matowakan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Barrren hens? Immature combs?
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Barrren hens? Immature combs?

I have 5 black Pekin bantams which I have had for over a year and only one is laying. Her comb is as it should be,being red and quite large. The 5 other hens have tiny pale combs and have not laid a single egg between them,whilst the larger comb one does lay every other day at mo. I believe they may...
by matowakan
Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from A rather chilly Dorset!
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: Hello from A rather chilly Dorset!

Hello Donna,
I have looked at your blog and will give the bread recipe a try!! Love the blog,what a good idea,strange also but I have a sewing machine like yours!!
Yes, we have the snow now,the chickens wont come out of their house and the quail dont seem too bothered ! :icon_smile:
by matowakan
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from A rather chilly Dorset!
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: Hello from A rather chilly Dorset!

Hello and welcome from North Dorset. We decided to become more self sufficient about 6 years ago when we moved here. We also try to spend less and I constantly squirrel things away as they will "be useful one day"! I am sure you will find this site helpful and friendly. Well done on making...
by matowakan
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Do you suffer from migraine
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: Do you suffer from migraine

It always makes me laugh when some people say they have a migraine when all they have is a bad headache!! I started on 20mg a day then went up to 40 and now 80. I take 2 pills in the morning with one epilim,2 at lunchtime and then 4 at night with another epilim and a propanalol. Although I still get...
by matowakan
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Do you suffer from migraine
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: Do you suffer from migraine

Hello, I am on 80mg of amitryptaline per day,also epilim and pro-panalol. This is all to prevent migraine aura and migraine. I also take on a ad hock basis when I first get the aura - amalgran. I am waiting to see a neurologist in Feb but have been on this dosage of meds for about 14 months. I still...
by matowakan
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: handmade xmas ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: handmade xmas ideas

I decided to make all my Xmas pressies this year (seemed like a good idea at the time!). An easy thing to do is to make a felt or fabric heart with a pocket made at the bottom of the heart into which you put a mulled wine spices bag,made of muslin,with a card on how to make this. Also made some jewe...
by matowakan
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from sunny Bournemouth
Replies: 9
Views: 1352

Re: Hello from sunny Bournemouth

Hello,
Welcome to Ish,sure you will find answers to many questions on here. Best of luck with all.
Fi :icon_smile: North Dorset.
by matowakan
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Unusual herbs
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Unusual herbs

Yarrow can be used for skin care,an insect repellant and for minor wounds, it is also called the witch's herb.It's flowers can be used for a tea and combines well with elderflowers.Infuse a teaspoon of each in boiling water for 15 mins,then strain and sweetn with honey.This is good for the common co...
by matowakan
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: beaded pearl bracelet
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

Re: beaded pearl bracelet

That's really pretty,love the colours
by matowakan
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Hand Spinning Yarn
Replies: 6
Views: 2435

Re: Hand Spinning Yarn

I have a drop spinner that I bought on ebay - it is an Ashwood which I have been told is the best make. I still havnt quite got the knack of it in practice although how to do it theoretically seems easy!!!
by matowakan
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: What to feed quail
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

Re: What to feed quail

I feed mine chuck crumbs or layers mash which they do very well on supplemented by the odd scrap of vegetable.They all lay fine and appear to be healthy!
by matowakan
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: The Pig Idea
Replies: 19
Views: 5219

Re: The Pig Idea

Just read the article and I agree also.

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