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by fenris
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: raising chickens for meat
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: raising chickens for meat

Thanks! I was thinking of crossing indian game with labresse, and guessed from what i've read that it would take 5-6 months to get a decent weight. That's OK with me. I think I'd rather avoid the white zombie chickens that grow to beachball size within 6 weeks. Will give it a try with maybe 10-15 bi...
by fenris
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: raising chickens for meat
Replies: 2
Views: 697

raising chickens for meat

I love eating chicken but the guilt of buying lidl chiken is getting too much. So I've been thinking of rearing some myself. I was thinking of buying a set of ebay eggs and hatching them, see how that goes in terms of how much they need feeding and how fast they put on weight. Then keeping a cockere...
by fenris
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: cream legbars with white-green ears?
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Re: cream legbars with white-green ears?

yes i think they are healthy, no sign of flakiness or irritation. I got my legbars from down the road but hatched ebay duck eggs before, got 5 out of 6! good luck with yours.
by fenris
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: elderflower wine (or champagne)...
Replies: 17
Views: 4252

Re: elderflower wine (or champagne)...

they are lovely, i forced my husband to help last weekend and we got enough for wine :drunken:
by fenris
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: i made an etsy shop
Replies: 7
Views: 9792

Re: i made an etsy shop

Thanks kind of you Green Aura, thanks :)
by fenris
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: elderflower wine (or champagne)...
Replies: 17
Views: 4252

Re: elderflower wine (or champagne)...

oh i shall definitely be after the berries. i'm going to make blaeberry wine next as we have so many in the woods - they are little wild blueberries. made this before and it was one of my best efforts.
by fenris
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: i made an etsy shop
Replies: 7
Views: 9792

Re: i made an etsy shop

thank you :)
by fenris
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: cream legbars with white-green ears?
Replies: 2
Views: 942

cream legbars with white-green ears?

I have some cream legbar hens, chicks from April. Their earlobes are coming in a funny white colour, tinged with greenishness in the same way that glow-in-the-dark pigment is. Some of them have normal red ears though, some have patches of both. Is this normal or some kind of ailment? They are perfec...
by fenris
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: elderflower wine (or champagne)...
Replies: 17
Views: 4252

Re: elderflower wine (or champagne)...

thankyou brewtrog. We've missed this years flowers, but I can't wait until next year to be proven right :iconbiggrin:
by fenris
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: elderflower wine (or champagne)...
Replies: 17
Views: 4252

Re: elderflower wine (or champagne)...

my other half has a problem with elderflower champagne - the last few years he's tried making it it always turns into a vinegar-smelling wallpaper paste. i reckon its because he likes to use the natural yeasts and not brewing yeast, so i think whatever good helpful yeasts are there are not present i...
by fenris
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: i made an etsy shop
Replies: 7
Views: 9792

Re: i made an etsy shop

haha I hadn't signed into this forum for months! and see my old thread has replies now. my shop has moved on a bit from back then! i'm back here now to look at the homebrew section :drunken: got some meadowsweet wine on the go and am inspired. Anyway, thank you Green Aura, I probably have more hare ...
by fenris
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: what to do with myself and my land...
Replies: 17
Views: 2223

Re: what to do with myself and my land...

thomzo - you may be right, we have a lot of blaeberries growing wild here, which i think are basically runty blueberries. and willow loves it here. i've been wanting to try growing blueberries anyway, if they do well it might be worth thinking about, they seem super expensive in the shops anyway!
by fenris
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: what to do with myself and my land...
Replies: 17
Views: 2223

Re: what to do with myself and my land...

i saw an otter here the other day. i got all excited before convincing myself it was a mink that will eat all my chickens.
by fenris
Sat May 10, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: what are you foraging today
Replies: 10
Views: 2599

Re: what are you foraging today

got a load of bog myrtle flowers and became excited about the amount of flowers on the blaeberry bushes :icon_smile:
by fenris
Thu May 08, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 87764

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

:iconbiggrin: glad to see that T***o is starred out on these forums...

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