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by matowakan
Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Live off the Land Challenge
Replies: 45
Views: 15997

Re: Live off the Land Challenge

Sorry nice idea but dont think you will have many takers!
I have my doubts if it is viable.
by matowakan
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: badger or fox?
Replies: 14
Views: 3266

Re: badger or fox?

Thanks for that Boboff, I have now noticed quite a few small holes all over the place in a random manner. Unfortunately I cant plug the gap where they come on to the property as we are surrounded on 2 sides by miles of fields which separate from us via a deep ditch and wire fencing. So....I would ha...
by matowakan
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: badger or fox?
Replies: 14
Views: 3266

Re: badger or fox?

Aha! I have got a few little holes in the lawn and I wondered where thay came from so perhaps it is a badger. I put chicken wire flat on the ground around the pen to s distance of 3 feet or so 3 days ago and so far no more digging. I also put stones on top so as a short term solution I am hoping I h...
by matowakan
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for clothes pegs
Replies: 32
Views: 32843

Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

Whilst I am crafting I use them as tiny clamps for delicate things - trouble is I never have enough for the washing so have to go on a hunt through the craft boxes! :icon_smile:
by matowakan
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: badger or fox?
Replies: 14
Views: 3266

Re: badger or fox?

I have thought of solar powered lights.At the mo I have just put chicken wire all around the bottom of the aviary out to a depth of 3 feet with stones on top and see how we fare.
by matowakan
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: badger or fox?
Replies: 14
Views: 3266

badger or fox?

Hello, For the past few weeks something keeps digging holes trying to get into the chickens. Whatever it is has moved some large stones put outside as a deterrant all the way round. I have read the other post entitled fox? so now woner if it is a fox or a badger both of which we have out here in rur...
by matowakan
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: what to do with pricked out seedlings?
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: what to do with pricked out seedlings?

Thanks Tony Mike and Boboff I think I will try and mollycoddle them until the middle of the week and then put then in the ptunnel but keep a lid on them for a while.
by matowakan
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: what to do with pricked out seedlings?
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: what to do with pricked out seedlings?

Thanks Mike, think I will put them in a covered seed tray in polytunnel, I understand what you mean!!! I dont think it goes below to freezing level but I have never been out there in the dead of night and checked the thermometer!!!!
Regards Fiona :iconbiggrin:
by matowakan
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Labyrinthitis
Replies: 8
Views: 2367

Re: Labyrinthitis

I too get this from time to time and it is all I can do to lie in bed on my back and not move anything,otherwise the room and all else just spins round and round. The only thing that helps me is prochloraperazine. I now have it on prescription. I take one and after a few hours or more I can almost m...
by matowakan
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Milk intolerance?
Replies: 37
Views: 8058

Re: Milk intolerance?

Hello, After reading what you had written it was a carbon copy of my son when he was about 1. I changed all the dairy products to soya ones and he iproved greatly. Soya milk and spread etc and I tried to give him food with no "milk" based products in. After a year of this I tried him with a few mild...
by matowakan
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: what to do with pricked out seedlings?
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

what to do with pricked out seedlings?

I have today pricked out the tomatoes,cabbage and cauliflowers that I had started to grow on a windowsill in a covered propagator. Now that I have done this I cant remember what I usually do!! Do I put them in the trays back onto the windowsill or do I put them in the unheated polytunnel. I know tha...
by matowakan
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging goals for 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4418

Re: Foraging goals for 2012

I want to learn more about mushrooms and also find a place where I can forage for Damsons.I say this every year but here's hoping that I will this year! :icon_smile:
by matowakan
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: New Foraging Basket for the elite and the amateur
Replies: 7
Views: 2285

Re: New Foraging Basket for the elite and the amateur

I do a lot of foraging of soft and hard stuff!! I think a rigid container for the berries is the way to go. For nuts it doesnt really matter and for leaves etc I prefer to use a rigid container again as I dont want the leaves getting ruined before I get home. Being able to be hands free is ideal,I l...
by matowakan
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Make a vase from a plastic bottle!
Replies: 10
Views: 3462

Re: Make a vase from a plastic bottle!

Think I am going to try this from one of the bottles I have just cut for a mini cloche! :icon_smile:
by matowakan
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Lace shawl with skulls on it.
Replies: 16
Views: 6362

Re: Lace shawl with skulls on it.

Love the shawl,maybe one day I will have the time to do something like this.Well done
:iconbiggrin: