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by tizzy
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Looking for rabbits
Replies: 0
Views: 1347

Looking for rabbits

Does anyone in Scotland or in the Midlands keep large breeds of rabbit such as New Zealands, Netherlands or Flemish? I'm looking for either bucks or does to cross with my NZWs for a bigger gene pool.

Thanks, Julie :)
by tizzy
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Don't waste heads and feet!
Replies: 22
Views: 7041

Re: Don't waste heads and feet!

Mixed reaction to this thread, lol, I hate waste but yeuch. I have to have the pigs head face down in the pan, can't have it grinning at me after knowing it - huge guilt trip I'm afraid. I haven't tried this with our own chickens yet but supermarket birds get jointed and the rest of the carcase I pr...
by tizzy
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Anyone need NZ White rabbits?
Replies: 0
Views: 1263

Anyone need NZ White rabbits?

Does anyone in the Aberdeenshire or Moray areas need any replacement breeding stock at the moment? I have some particularly big and nice natured Kits at the moment, mostly does. I also have a small litter from an unrelated pair if anyone wants any breeding stock. Message me if you want any more info...
by tizzy
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rabbit/Goat food
Replies: 17
Views: 3583

Re: Rabbit/Goat food

There are a vast array of wild plants you can feed all available at different times of year so you should still be able to find them some sow thistles, grass and plantains. To be honest, whatever the wild rabbits would be eating, so grass and weeds is a very natural diet. You should find the best mi...
by tizzy
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: All things yarny...
Replies: 19
Views: 8051

Re: All things yarny...

Love those socks! Very nicely made :icon_smile:
by tizzy
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Sewing machines
Replies: 11
Views: 1812

Re: Sewing machines

Have you tried asking on freecycle? A lot of very nice older machines are given away this way and the owners just want them to be put to good use. Considering you are asking for advice I'm going to stick my neck out and assume you haven't a lot of experience with different machine brands so it would...
by tizzy
Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Tudor Monastry Farm
Replies: 2
Views: 2380

Re: Tudor Monastry Farm

Yep :icon_smile: The Tudor period is one of my favourite, especially as sheep were so important to the whole economy then. The re-enactment team have done some fantastic series but this is my favourite since they did tales from the green valley.
by tizzy
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rabbits and ragwort?
Replies: 13
Views: 3150

Re: Rabbits and ragwort?

Rhubarb leaves (and the green parts of the stems) contain oxalic acid, so do dock leaves. This is a cumulative poison and it is best to avoid it for rabbits. I don't worry too much if the odd baby dock leaf is in the grass and herbs I cut for mine but never let them eat the bigger leaves or any with...
by tizzy
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rabbit ear mites. Natural remedies
Replies: 7
Views: 3703

Re: Rabbit ear mites. Natural remedies

This is something I've never yet come across so, purely in the interests of prevention, can anyone tell me how a rabbit comes by these little passengers? Do they take up residence in the hutch and come out at night like red mites on chickens, come in on the hay/straw, or do they have to pick them up...
by tizzy
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Making a smoker
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: Making a smoker

Hubby made a wonderful smoker using a dead larder fridge. It was quite a tall one but that was probably because it was the only one available at the time and if you're going to smoke fish you may as well do a lot eh? He saves any nice wood shavings that he gets hold of - whisky barrels make awesome ...
by tizzy
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: UK centric Permaculture books
Replies: 10
Views: 4676

Re: UK centric Permaculture books

Mamos, have you checked with your local council or other organisations to see if there are any grants available? As you are setting up a community enterprise they may have grants to help it get started. A friend of mine is doing something similar and they get funding from local charities and the cou...
by tizzy
Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Do you grow animal or chicken food
Replies: 10
Views: 2879

Re: Do you grow animal or chicken food

We have started some Siberian pea trees for the hens to help themselves to from next year hopefully. I'm also leaving one field to grow on as foggage for my small sheep flock.
by tizzy
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Any tips to help back ache.
Replies: 30
Views: 9497

Re: Any tips to help back ache.

One thing that doesn't seem to have been mentioned, unless I missed it somehow, is taking turmeric several times a day as a natural anti-inflammatory. Not only does it work, it will protect your stomach from the affects of NSAIDs if you are using them. Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine fo...
by tizzy
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for clothes pegs
Replies: 32
Views: 15342

Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

Has anyone mentioned spinning wool with a dolly peg yet? I did a youtube vid of it. if anyone wants to know how to do it let me know and I'll put on a link. It's quite a fun thing to do with the kids too, it is the summer hols after all. yeah, you did at the top of this page :lol: :lol: That's typi...
by tizzy
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for clothes pegs
Replies: 32
Views: 15342

Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

Has anyone mentioned spinning wool with a dolly peg yet? I did a youtube vid of it. if anyone wants to know how to do it let me know and I'll put on a link. It's quite a fun thing to do with the kids too, it is the summer hols after all.

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