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by PurpleDragon
Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: First chickens killded
Replies: 16
Views: 3828

Thurston Garden wrote:The hens had eggs inside them - the OH hates that!
OMG! I had no idea that happens! I've gone over all .. green. :(
by PurpleDragon
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: yet another newbie!
Replies: 19
Views: 3938

Hey, missis ;)
by PurpleDragon
Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: how to naturally control excema?
Replies: 23
Views: 7702

My middle child had eczema for years and it has been eventually cured by her diagnosis of coeliac disease. Eczema and severe itching are some of her symptoms.
by PurpleDragon
Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Your top 5 products/Innovations
Replies: 50
Views: 18544

I suspect this isn't one that will appeal to you Duncan, but my top 'eco product' has to be my mooncup. It's also saved me a fortune on disposable sanitary wear. y'know, i was trying to think of my top 5, and i was having a difficult time til i read this. I whole-heartedly agree!! It has to be the ...
by PurpleDragon
Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: these plastic 'bag for life' things
Replies: 41
Views: 12738

I've got one of those wheeled trolley thingies. Since No3Child has come out of the buggy, I can't carry shopping for too far, so I got one off FreeCycle, and I love it. The other excellent thing is that all the kids want to pull it, so I don't have to do anything at all :mrgreen:
by PurpleDragon
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: telling others you want to home ed your kids
Replies: 70
Views: 15274

I have three kids - two primary school age and the third in playgroup. My oldest (who is dyslexic) would probably shoot me thru the head if I tried to take him out of school .. he totally loves it and does well there. Middle child, though, is a completely different beast. I am dithering with taking ...
by PurpleDragon
Mon May 14, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tatties in bags
Replies: 5
Views: 1773

That's brilliant, thanks for that.

Right - off to get some compost tomorrow. I have a whole stack of empty compost bags, so that's not a problem. How many would you think would go per bag? Would 6 plants be too many?
by PurpleDragon
Mon May 14, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: willow structures
Replies: 32
Views: 8765

Someone local to me (who is also a NEEP) was telling me about plans for their hmm - not outside toilet - one of those loos like they had on INEBG but without the shed around it. They live on a smallholding, and he is going to plant a load of trees for privacy and also for helping the waste to be use...
by PurpleDragon
Mon May 14, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tatties in bags
Replies: 5
Views: 1773

Tatties in bags

Can someone please give me the complete idiots guide to growing tatties in bags?

How much compost do you plant them in? How high should you keep adding the compost when they start sprouting etc?

I can't grow in my plot just now (it died :() but I still want some veggies.
by PurpleDragon
Sun May 13, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Allergy testing
Replies: 9
Views: 3237

This is very interesting. My 4 year old has had a problem with milk since she was a baby. She couldn't tolerate my milk and she went onto formula. She can't take a lot of things with milk in them, but some things she can - for example - formula is made with skimmed milk powder. :? The last year, eve...
by PurpleDragon
Sat May 05, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Strange request-goose owners
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

I have white embden/toulouse geese - only a pair and I don't get that many feathers dropping, but those I get you are welcome to. I'm not sure where you are? I am near Turriff, which is north-east. We have recently taken up archery, and I am sure my husband would be very interested in knowing some o...
by PurpleDragon
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Frightened to put hens to bed !!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 7809

I was thinking more along the lines of the folk who may be visiting with a pair of wire cutters, although I have to admit that at the level of intelligence required to vandalise others property in this matter, they probably can't read either
by PurpleDragon
Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Frightened to put hens to bed !!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 7809

What about a sign saying "Beware - Bird Flu!" ?
by PurpleDragon
Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Knitting!
Replies: 53
Views: 16426

The blanket Shirlz was talking about. My sister was taken into 24 hour care 4 years ago because she was unable to look after herself anymore. (She was 40 at the time). When she was younger she had crocheted herself a blanket, but unfortunately it wasnt in a fit state to go with her into the care hom...
by PurpleDragon
Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Lost
Replies: 10
Views: 4157

I love it. Missed the episode you are talking about, but have caught all the others.

I think Sayid is great, and also Hurley. Jack annoys me, Charlie is ineffectual. Sawyer needs to start being James and stop being a made up person (yes, I know it's all made up, but you know what I mean!)