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by Alienor60
Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rabbit Babies death
Replies: 34
Views: 5388

Re: Rabbit Babies death

I'm sorry but it isn't harsh but the only way to keep the good mothers. 20yrs ago I was a smaller breeder of Angoras, with 80 does and the babies. A doe who kills her first babies will do it again and again. They are missing the "mothering" trait, and if you keep them it will become worse,...
by Alienor60
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rabbit Babies death
Replies: 34
Views: 5388

Re: Rabbit Babies death

Kill the does, bad mothers won't change into good ones.
by Alienor60
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I grow and refine sugar?
Replies: 24
Views: 3971

Re: How do I grow and refine sugar?

I just watched an episode of WarTime Farm, and there was said, you'll need at least 6 sugar beet roots for one Kilo of pure sugar.
by Alienor60
Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Corncumber
Replies: 14
Views: 3059

Re: Corncumber

*ggg* you can even buy molds for heart-shaped cucumbers: http://www.herzgurke.de/anwendung.html
by Alienor60
Tue May 18, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Milton Keynes, Bucks
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Hello from Milton Keynes, Bucks

:wave: Welcome!
by Alienor60
Wed May 12, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: One magic square - Lolo Houbein
Replies: 4
Views: 4011

One magic square - Lolo Houbein

Despite the title this book isn't just a follower of SquareFootGardening but much more better. It encourages the beginner to start with only one squaremeter (easy to clear up) and about 20something plans of what to seed/plant in there. And then add the next square, and maybe another one, and so on.....
by Alienor60
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Fed up of being a virus magnet
Replies: 13
Views: 1614

Re: Fed up of being a virus magnet

Do you ever consider a house dust mite allergy, when you have a never-ending cold? The last two months I was suffering from a bad sinusitis - I thought/my GP confirmed it and gave me lots of AB, but it is a dust mite allergy. I got a new prescription and changed all the things in my bedroom (encasin...
by Alienor60
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: BANG GOESTHE THEORY BBC1, Monday night
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Re: BANG GOESTHE THEORY BBC1, Monday night

Unfortunately there are only very few cows living that way. Most of them got their lives from insemination, with thousands of siblings(?), sired from the same bull. Most of them don't even see green grass - standing all day long in feed lots and getting soy and maize. And soy and corn are very oil-c...
by Alienor60
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How a Potato Plant Grows.
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: How a Potato Plant Grows.

There are two tricks for potatoes in a tower: the temperature during chitting has to be low (but at least 200 lux of light!), around 5-8°C, to produce lots of medium potatoes instead of only few oversized, and the main shoot must be broken before planting them - this supports the building of side sh...
by Alienor60
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you make extra income from your backyard or farm?
Replies: 42
Views: 4256

Re: How do you make extra income from your backyard or farm?

In Italy and many other other places in Europe laws such as these are generally seen as guidelines - feeding chickens kitchen scraps, killing and butchering your own animals on site and selling your excess to neighbours, friends and wholesalers is the norm. If a law makes no sense then everyone ign...
by Alienor60
Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Another newbee ;-)
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Another newbee ;-)

@all: Thank you for the warm reception! @spider8: no, I'm a lazy beekeeper, the bees are doing all the work - I prefer sitting in front of the hives and watching them. :mrgreen: @Jandra: yes, for living in the flatlands (26m) it was a terrifying amount of snow, and the extreme low temperatures crack...
by Alienor60
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Another newbee ;-)
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Another newbee ;-)

Hi, I'm Marianne, located northwest of Hannover, Germany. I'm keeping some beehives and have a small plot for herbs and veggies but always struggling with slugs and snails (don't want to poison them because I have also some hedgehogs around). For this year I'm considering a container garden in my fr...

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