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by Gytrash
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Animal traps
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

Wild Cats are a bit thin on the ground in Yorkshire! :mrgreen:
by Gytrash
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Is there a good way to deter rats?
Replies: 21
Views: 6690

I agree with the good lady above! :mrgreen: A tenacious terrier or a good ratter-cat. Sometimes the local Cat Rescues have some ex-farm-cat-types that are ideal for smallholdings. My mate who has a tree nursery recently homed a couple of cats from the Cats Protection people and they're doing a grand...
by Gytrash
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Animal traps
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

Animal traps

I was walking on the moors up in Nidderdale a few weeks ago and came across some odd-looking things that looked like animal traps. They were wired to the top of drystone walls. Don't suppose any of you erudite lot know what they're for? The moors are managed for grouse, if that's any help. Here's a ...
by Gytrash
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Community compost heaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 4548

We've got a community composting scheme here in Leeds. They take green 'waste' from local people and compost it. They have a collection service. And they take green 'waste' from commercial sources (i.e. gardeners) and charge to dispose of it (by composting instead of landfill). I'd love to see this ...
by Gytrash
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What music you into?
Replies: 50
Views: 5611

chookwoman wrote:Oooh, Three Daft Moneys! We saw them on Saturday night supporting the Levellers



Heeeeey! Just seen that the TDM, and Seth Lakeman, are supporting the Levs at Harewood House near me, in August! :cheers:
by Gytrash
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I am embarrised to say I like this tune
Replies: 25
Views: 1703

I love music. And, *cough* there are some bands and tunes that sit uneasily with my self-proclaimed sensibilities. Like... that latest Girls Aloud song! :roll: My eldest daughter likes this stuff... :mrgreen: And as I've not seen her for three years until last week, I can put up with any amount of c...
by Gytrash
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: ETHANOL PLAN A FAILURE
Replies: 11
Views: 1532

It only seems like yesterday that us Greenies were extolling the virtues of Bio-fuels over fossil fuels. I just can't keep up... :roll: :mrgreen: Yes, things have certainly changed. When i started running my car on veg oil 5 years ago, a litre of new oil was about 42 pence in asda. I went in there ...
by Gytrash
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: ETHANOL PLAN A FAILURE
Replies: 11
Views: 1532

It only seems like yesterday that us Greenies were extolling the virtues of Bio-fuels over fossil fuels. I just can't keep up... :roll: :mrgreen:
by Gytrash
Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Buying a Smallholding
Replies: 12
Views: 2677

hamster wrote:Am I right in thinking Permaculture magazine (and possibly smallholding magazines as well) have adverts in the back for property?


The Smallholder magazine often has quite a few ads regarding smallholdings for sale. (Most of them seem to be in Wales and the Welsh borders, for some reason :? ).
by Gytrash
Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: festivals this year
Replies: 46
Views: 6781

eccentric_emma wrote:we got tickets to Glastonbury today. so if anyone is going...........


Me and t'other half might be stewarding :? I've not even looked to see who's playing!

Anyone know of a decent online list of festivals and/or organised camp-type things for this year?
by Gytrash
Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Buying a Smallholding
Replies: 12
Views: 2677

red wrote:Also.. when house hunting look for equestrian property too.. as that will likely have land and outbuildings.


Around here, adding 'Equestrian' to the search criteria seems to hugely increase the price of land...
by Gytrash
Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie from South Yorks
Replies: 18
Views: 1476

Hiya Biscuit, from a West Yorkshire (relatively) Newb'! :mrgreen:

When were the pics taken?


First pic - seedheads of Japanese Anemone

Second pic - Bergenia cordifolia

Third pic - can we see more detail?!


Cheers
Dave
by Gytrash
Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: A More Humane Hunt? You decide....
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

They're a bit rubbish them seal killers.

I mean - if I were them I'd use a rifle or summat. Clubs seem a bit... daft.

Do people still use clubs?
by Gytrash
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: A More Humane Hunt? You decide....
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Seals eh?! Them bastids are responsible for... erm.. Yeah, loads of stuff. Like eating fish and laying around a bit. Sh*t, that could be half my mates~! Club them all into oblivion! Them seals... I bet they, er, eat oil or summat! They must do that, or something. Who'd be bothered to expend so much ...
by Gytrash
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: A More Humane Hunt? You decide....
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Thanks for those horrible images! I thought this had been banned. Terrible stuff going on there. Makes me very ANGRY! :cussing: :angry5: (Thanks for posting it up, Hedgewitch. I'll forward it to as many folks as I think will care! And some more who should, but probably don't :banghead: ). Cheers Dave

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