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by Weedo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Men plucking their eyebrows!
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Men plucking their eyebrows!

I'm with Odsox - every couple of months or so a quick trip to the barber for hair, beard and trim back the eyebrow overhang. In between take the scissors to any eyebrow hair that intrudes on my field of vision.
by Weedo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ckook adventure
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Ckook adventure

Isa Browns are hybrids bred for high egg production in commercial situations - up to 300 annually. Broodiness is a trait that has been largely bred out of them but I would expect the odd "rebel"; I will be patient though as these ones are only now getting their feathers back after their time in inte...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: How far can a dog walk?
Replies: 16
Views: 8716

Re: How far can a dog walk?

Old thread but I will pick it up from our working dog and feral dog perspective. Our working cattle dogs (Heelers) are more than capable of following a herd for 10-15 miles with added running bursts to keep the cattle in order. A couple of years ago a friend in the high country lost a black Kelpie f...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ckook adventure
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Ckook adventure

Update The three excess roosters have found happy homes amongst three spinster flocks belonging to friends & friends of friends. The one remaining is very carefully looking after the four battery cage refugees. Unfortunately these hens (Isa Browns) are bred only to produce designer eggs for mass con...
by Weedo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Flying insects
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Flying insects

Have fun rubbing a leaf on, they are only about 15mm long X 1mm wide. An old bush remedy we used as kids for bites and stings was to rub on the juice from a bracken fern crozier - I'm now told there are some issues with this as parts of bracken fern contain carcinogenics?
by Weedo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Flying insects
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Flying insects

If you can get it try Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia ) This is not an essential oil so it can be used directly on the wound. This is my go-to cure all for cuts, bites, burns and so on: at least since Rawleighs changed the formula for their "good for man or beast" ointment.
by Weedo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Re: Hot weather and water

I travel across NSW and Oz for work a great deal and have done so for over 30 years, often to remote areas with poor water supplies and zero treatment. I grew up drinking rainwater. creek water and dam water; in our hot summers you take water where you can get it. I always drink the local water and ...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Re: Hot weather and water

Just for a laugh

Working in a Northern rural city for a few days last week and noticed this sign above garden taps outside the accomodation; are these people for real or is it a totally risk adverse society demanding sanitised water?
by Weedo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Well, poop!
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Well, poop!

Not likely rabbits Kath - they ususally take them off at stem first (45 degree cut) and then eat them.
by Weedo
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1461

Re: Onions

As I said earlier I am trying; my early broccoli and cabbage was just starting to head so I took the metting cloche off them (they were getting too tall) Withing 24 hours the cockatoos have taken them all down to ground level. Perhaps invest in a netting tunnel house?
by Weedo
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fly strips
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Fly strips

Not these days, at least not in Oz, though in the past they did contain arsenic.
by Weedo
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 629

Re: Weed killing on lawns

Depends on what the weed is, most lawn weeds (broadleaf) are annual or biennual and are weak competitors as seedlings. The idea is to provide more competition (grass) that prevents seedlings from establishing - we call this weed resilliance. If you have perrennial weeds then they will need to be rem...
by Weedo
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 629

Re: Weed killing on lawns

OK; I will be the galah and give a real answer. Yes it does make a difference except for a very limited number of products that you will definately not find on the retail shelf. The majority of herbicides require the product to be absorbed through leaf or root and translocated through the plant to t...
by Weedo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Worried about daughter/grandkids!
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Worried about daughter/grandkids!

As DND said, they are adults and should be able to make up their own minds. However SS does become a bit of a habit and a downward spiral that gets harder and harder to climb out of. We do suppliment the grandkids to a degree through clothes, books, trips to museums, parks etc. just as our parents h...
by Weedo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: High street shops

Watch it folks! I bought work boots on line a few years ago and they also looked identical and were branded the same as those I usually bought locally. However, they only lasted a couple of months rather than the one or two years I normally get out of boots. The soles did not stand up to heat and oi...