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by Darroch
Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: What are your best beauty tips, tricks and secrets?
Replies: 26
Views: 5525

Re: What are your best beauty tips, tricks and secrets?

We can get burned in the sun in 15 minutes in NZ so the main thing for me is to use a moisturiser that has a factor 30 sunscreen in it . Kiwis are quite wrinkly! My best one is that for years I dyed my hair. It was dark brown naturally but as it got greyer and greyer I had it done blondy. A year ago...
by Darroch
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: what time do you get up?
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: what time do you get up?

I'm lucky as we have no foxes in NZ so my chickens are in a huge area and sleep up a tree ( by choice, they do have a lovely house) so they get up when they get up. I get up at 6am and in the summer they're up before me, but not in winter. I feed them when I get up, and the dogs and the ducks and do...
by Darroch
Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ragwort and livestock
Replies: 8
Views: 1668

Re: Ragwort and livestock

We have a small farm and remove all ragwort by hand then it is burned. The poisons arent destroyed by drying it out and you're right it needs to be dug out as it will regrow from root left in the ground. It is especially poisonous to horses and cows as far as I understand but is bad for all farm typ...
by Darroch
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sweet chestnuts
Replies: 14
Views: 2533

Re: Sweet chestnuts

I love them. All time favourite way to eat them ( childhood memories!) Is boiled a bit first, then roasted on an old spade right on top of glowing coals in the fire. Spread newspaper all over the floor in front of the fire. Get a sharp knife and cut in half after roasted, peel shell off, sprinkle wi...
by Darroch
Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the tippedy top of new Zealand
Replies: 32
Views: 4886

Re: Hello from the tippedy top of new Zealand

thanks guys, we do wake up most mornings and feel like smiling :icon_smile:
by Darroch
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Facebook - to join or not to join
Replies: 44
Views: 4008

Re: Facebook - to join or not to join

I'm on facebook and I agree with the others, only put the info in that you are comfortable sharing. I have no dob email address, tel no, really nothing personal at all. I post photos but only those that I don't mind who sees! And also very careful to keep up to date with the privacy settings. I feel...
by Darroch
Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging - is it legal?
Replies: 24
Views: 8653

Re: Foraging - is it legal?

pipis are small clams.
Pic is of some we got last year.

Funnily enough after writing that his morning we had a hankering for some so went to the beach, there's a wee bucket load of them in the sink just now!
by Darroch
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging - is it legal?
Replies: 24
Views: 8653

Re: Foraging - is it legal?

In New Zealand it's fairly common practice - Maori people have done it for years so it's a real cultural thing. There is most definitely trespass law here though. But so much land! A lot of foraging is done at the roadside - water cress etc. We have a triangle of land at the bottom of our drive that...
by Darroch
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: New chickens ~ Light Sussex
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: New chickens ~ Light Sussex

you know I thought about calling one of them Snowy!
by Darroch
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: New chickens ~ Light Sussex
Replies: 3
Views: 959

New chickens ~ Light Sussex

I am lucky enough ( or not! !) to have a friend who lives near by who breeds chickens. DH and I spent this morning making a new house ( this is not a permanent home - it's just to introduce them to my original chickens and use as an additional house, broody house, sick bay etc! they'll be ranging fr...
by Darroch
Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Advice please, dog got chicken. x
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: Advice please, dog got chicken. x

You could keep her quiet for a couple of days if you feel she needs it. I have a broody house I use for all sorts of things! Broody house, sick bay etc. Chickens are very tough. Poor you , though, it's horrible when something like that happens. I have ducks an a friend took her young dog round to pl...
by Darroch
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: when do your chooks go inside?
Replies: 20
Views: 3924

Re: when do your chooks go inside?

Millymollymandy wrote:I've just looked at the pics on your blog - oh the poor lonely drake :iconbiggrin: glad you managed to catch them all!
he's fine, he has three other girlfriends, he just wants what he can't have :lol:
by Darroch
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the tippedy top of new Zealand
Replies: 32
Views: 4886

Re: Hello from the tippedy top of new Zealand

Jessiebean wrote:if I went to the coast and leaned out a bit and waved I could just about say hullo in person....have you got the 'orrible rain we do at the moment?
HI! :wave: It rained the day before yesterday and I was so happy as it's been really dry already this year. But today is warm and sunny. :sunny:
by Darroch
Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: wood burning cooker
Replies: 8
Views: 2875

Re: wood burning cooker

We have one. It burns wood or coal - we use wood as it's lying around all over the farm. I'm not sure of the specifics of it as it was in the house when we bought it - and we're in NZ so probably the regulations are different. That being said we love it. For 5 years, until this winter it was also ou...
by Darroch
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: when do your chooks go inside?
Replies: 20
Views: 3924

Re: when do your chooks go inside?

they're all big ish! New Hampshire reds and minorcas and silver campines. The campines even have their wings clipped as they can fly high! Ducks are all great! I did manage to catch them and they're all in a broody house now with mum. No losses so I am dead chuffed. They have grown so much already a...