Search found 13 matches

by Spinpup
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I learn to make my own clothes?
Replies: 29
Views: 3382

Re: How do I learn to make my own clothes?

The following is a UK site so you might need to 'translate' some of the words, (for example we say 'tack' but in the USA I believe you use 'baste') but several friends like it. http://www.startsewing.co.uk/ MW Great site - thank you for posting it. I had been looking for sites on how to repair clot...
by Spinpup
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Ormskirk
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Hi from Ormskirk

Lillia wrote::wave: Nice to meet you :iconbiggrin:


Thanks Lillia. You too.
by Spinpup
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Ormskirk
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Hi from Ormskirk

Odsox wrote:Hi Michelle, welcome to our forum.
It sounds like you have your hands full with all you have going on. :iconbiggrin:


Thanks Tony!
by Spinpup
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Ormskirk
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Hi from Ormskirk

bill1953 wrote:Hi to you! Nice to meet you too Lillia! x


Thanks Bill. Your cottage looks lovely.
by Spinpup
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Ormskirk
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Hi from Ormskirk

Welcome and nice to meet you. Loved your comprehensive "who we are" nice that you started with a sense of your fun personality re chopping wood " I have a son for that" Made me laugh because I really did have a childhood whereby my brother filled the coal scuttle and cleaned all...
by Spinpup
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Chickens breaking eggs
Replies: 28
Views: 4610

Re: Chickens breaking eggs

We had a hen we suspected was 'accidentally' breaking eggs. The other girls all joined in. We broke them of the habit by deep littering, using a fake egg smeared in peanut butter and removing the eggs as soon as we heard the tell-tale clucking. But the suspect hen died not long after of egg peritoni...
by Spinpup
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Insence as a form of air freshener
Replies: 27
Views: 10721

Re: Insence as a form of air freshener

I'm a trained aromatherapist and highly insensitive to chemical fragrances. I haven't found any incense that doesn't set me off. I'm with Maggie on the home-made Shake'N'Vac. It works well for us - with 2 large dogs and 1 small. I use a combination of citrus oils - lemon and lime are both inexpensiv...
by Spinpup
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Ecofan
Replies: 21
Views: 18241

Re: Ecofan

We have an Ecofan. Bought it from America as they were too expensive here. I think we paid £70. I think it does help warm the room up more quickly and more evenly - you aren't just warm sitting directly in front of the woodburner anymore! My daughter is chief fire-lighter in our house. I asked her w...
by Spinpup
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Halogen ovens
Replies: 13
Views: 9927

Re: Halogen ovens

When I had an office I used to make baked potatoes in a halogen oven every day. They were absolutely wonderful! But I'm not very inventive, so haven't used it for anything else. It is apparently much cheaper than putting a big oven on for just a few potatoes. I hadn't thought of baking bread, will t...
by Spinpup
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Llamas and alpacas
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Llamas and alpacas

I'm a huge camelid fan but don't have room for them myself. I've done llama treks and they are fabulous. Llamas are big (up to 400lbs!) but generally calm, easy to handle and mostly good around children. Alpacas are nervy and not easy to handle unless you have bred them yourself. Llamas aren't diffi...
by Spinpup
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: DIY automatic coop door opener
Replies: 6
Views: 3433

Re: DIY automatic coop door opener

Wow! So glad I found your post. I'd love an automatic door opener for my girls. I'm not an early bird and they are! Had a look at your lovely blog - your hen house is gorgeous.

Regards
Michelle
by Spinpup
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Backyard Aquaculture (fish farming)
Replies: 57
Views: 10522

Re: Backyard Aquaculture (fish farming)

I'm also interested in aquaculture/aquaponics. Had a difficult job keeping indoor fish alive - apart from catfish, so they're obviously resilient enough to be a possibility for us.

How are yours now Chuck?

Regards
Michelle
by Spinpup
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Ormskirk
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Hi from Ormskirk

Hi. Delighted to find this forum - which I came to from an Amazon review. I have a decent-sized garden in Lancashire, about a 1/4 occupied by hens. 2 Light Sussex, 2 Warrens and 2 ex-batts. The ex-batts are adorable but quite fond of pecking nice fat toes. I have some raised beds which I use for gro...

Go to advanced search