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by little blue duck
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I make a snow globe?
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Re: How do I make a snow globe?

distilled water & glycerine.

and water resistant models!

you can also seal the edges eg with bathroom sealant
by little blue duck
Fri May 18, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Children as plants
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

Re: Children as plants

I have a rose called "Alec's red" in honour of a dear family friend who loved roses,
as my late in-laws didn't have 'plant names' I just planted forget-me-nots..
by little blue duck
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Herman the German Friendship cake
Replies: 10
Views: 2113

Re: Herman the German Friendship cake

I'm sorry to say I had him long enough to get sick of it and through him away. Apart from anything else, I haven't really got the space to have a big mixing bowl sitting on my kitchen side indefinitely! I know what you mean ... I cooked all of the last batch of mine (and said to my friends I'd shar...
by little blue duck
Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Earth Day
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Earth Day

About 4 and a half Billion years!

Happy Earth day :flower:

says something about the world, that we can only acknowledge it one day out of 365...
by little blue duck
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Penelope Keith
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Penelope Keith

well done you ... on not running after shouting "Margo! Margo!"
(not sure if I could have controlled myself!) :lol:
by little blue duck
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: cheap alternative to purple spray?
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: cheap alternative to purple spray?

Hopefully the other hen will be put off by the taste of Dettol!!

best of luck, I'm she'll be fine :)
by little blue duck
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: cheap alternative to purple spray?
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: cheap alternative to purple spray?

Iodine
Cornflour - will stop it bleeding but not antiseptic.
Tea tree
Dettol !

What have you got? and we can help you decide if its suitable!
by little blue duck
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Make the Bread, Buy the Butter
Replies: 1
Views: 3031

Re: Bake the Bread, Buy the Butter

ooh, they do that in Home Farmer magazine ... and I like it!
So a book for my birthday list, thanks :icon_smile:
by little blue duck
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Llamas and alpacas
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Re: Llamas and alpacas

I dont keep them but have friends that do..

... if you've got plenty of space, good fencing and good grazing, then it should be fine.
Be aware that they can carry tb and there is currently no compulsory testing
by little blue duck
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: collecting eggs for incubation
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: collecting eggs for incubation

It depends how long you are collecting them for;
if you get eggs through the post, its always recommened to let them "settle" for 24 hours or so, broad end up.
by little blue duck
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: collecting eggs for incubation
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: collecting eggs for incubation

yes, you can keep the eggs - store them broad-end-upwards in a large egg box, at cool room temperature. If its too warm, the eggs may start developing (thats why mrs hen will lay & leave the eggs til she has her clutch of 12 or whatever, then sit on them) you can keep them a week or two .. if th...
by little blue duck
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Poorly chook :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Re: Poorly chook :(

she could have had a stroke or something. We had one once that her knocked herself out (we actually thought she was dead & was nearly disposing of her!) and took several days to slowly regain control of her neck, then wings, then legs, then feet and finally toes. It was pretty amazing to watch. ...
by little blue duck
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Being "Enlightend" is tough....
Replies: 17
Views: 7762

Re: Being "Enlightend" is tough....

I've come to realise ... it's them others who have a problem with my way of life, just as I have issues with theirs! my true friends are beginning to get it, they ask "how are the animals?" not "what did you get/buy/eat & drink at Christmas?" they know which buttons to press ...
by little blue duck
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Is it Spring Yet?
Replies: 19
Views: 1863

Re: Is it Spring Yet?

my light Sussex have decided it is!
Just hoping the other hens will follow suit & then I can dust off my "Eggs for Sale" and the girls can start to earn their keep again!
:cheers:
Daffodils are starting to show their green bits here...
by little blue duck
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: leek and potatoe soup
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: leek and potatoe soup

mmmmm, my favourite soup in all the world!
made some the other day, three pots left in my freezer :sunny:

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