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by Thomzo
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: @*!%@*** Royal Mail
Replies: 16
Views: 2759

@*!%@*** Royal Mail

I'm gutted. For the second time this year a hand-made bespoke gift has gone missing in the post. What are Royal Mail playing at!

Zoe
by Thomzo
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: small to medium size pigs
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

Re: small to medium size pigs

clanpowell wrote:The farm I help out at has mangalitsas. Sort of medium size. Good for meat and they have curly coats. Which is a bit different.
I've just googled - they are soooo cute. They look like a pig-shaped sheep.

Zoe
by Thomzo
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Pond Bottom Covering.
Replies: 5
Views: 2259

Re: Pond Bottom Covering.

DND - what a lovely idea. It's a stunning pond. Back to the original question, my pond liner is brown on one side and black on the other. I chose to use the brown side. It looks a bit more natural. I then added stones from the garden. The bottom of the pond will silt up very quickly and the wildlife...
by Thomzo
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 43842

Re: What are you havesting

diggernotdreamer wrote:Rainwater
:lol:

This thread always makes me feel so inadequate. I was feeling quite pleased with today's gathering but compared to you all, it's pretty poor really. I picked:

Redcurrants
Blackcurrants
Gooseberries
Garlic
Strawberries
Loganberries
Physallis


Zoe
by Thomzo
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Taking delivery of a dehydrator soon
Replies: 29
Views: 4944

Re: Taking delivery of a dehydrator soon

Ours look just like grape currants of currant bun fame, but a lot more seedy and a lot more aromatic. Now there was me thinking that the dried currents that you buy are just that - dried currents. I thought that grapes became sultanas and raisins depending on which colour they were. I've found that...
by Thomzo
Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Hayfever Help
Replies: 7
Views: 3437

Re: Hayfever Help

Cows milk is supposed to cause a build up of mucus so cutting down might help to reduce the runny nose/sinus problems, if you suffer from them. I did try it last year and thought it helped a bit but it might just have been that the hayfever season wasn't so bad last year.

Zoe
by Thomzo
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Hayfever Help
Replies: 7
Views: 3437

Re: Hayfever Help

they all don't touch the hayfever andthey all make me dangerously drowsy. I'm so glad you said that. I was thinking that there was something seriously wrong with me. I don't normally react this badly to the hayfever tablets but this year I've been feeling really 'spaced out'. I can barely stay awak...
by Thomzo
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The difference a bigger kitchen can make
Replies: 13
Views: 1988

Re: The difference a bigger kitchen can make

I'm lucky enough to have a big kitchen, which I love, but I'd never knock a kitchen through into a living room or dining room. The previous owners of my house did, which is why it's so big, but if I didn't have space in the living room for a dining table I'd split the kitchen back up. When my ex was...
by Thomzo
Mon May 20, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Spraying cat
Replies: 3
Views: 2925

Re: Spraying cat

A change in behaviour is often caused by a change in circumstances. Cats spray to mark their territory - so has anything happened to cause him to need to mark his territory all of a sudden? As Juzamum says, another cat around (even if not in the house) would be a possibility as would a new pet or ba...
by Thomzo
Mon May 20, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Farmers Weekly GM survey
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: Farmers Weekly GM survey

Sadly, I don't fit their profile. Must try harder.
by Thomzo
Mon May 20, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are???
Replies: 46
Views: 7862

Re: Where are???

doofaloofa wrote:@ Sunflowergal

What? Do us noobs fail to amuse you?
225 posts and a member for over a year. Sorry to disappoint, doofaloofa, but you aint a newb nomore! :wave:

Zoe
by Thomzo
Mon May 20, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bloody, Bloody, Weather
Replies: 54
Views: 9378

Re: Bloody, Bloody, Weather

Come to Swindon. We had a lovely weekend! It was wet again this morning but the sun is shining as I type this. The primroses were, indeed, amazing this year and the fruit trees are now stunning with their blossom. :iconbiggrin: The gooseberry bush went from being completely bare to having fruit set ...
by Thomzo
Fri May 17, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: People are Thick!
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: People are Thick!

Every day I read more and more about cruelty to people and animals and I have come to the conclusion that yes, people are getting more cruel and insensitive and more and more detached from the real world I'm not entirely sure that the world is getting more cruel, just that we hear about it much mor...
by Thomzo
Fri May 17, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Rhubarb recipes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2588

Re: Rhubarb recipes ?

Stew up, no sugar, add strawberries towards the end of the cooking time, just to soften them a bit. Lovely.
by Thomzo
Fri May 17, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are???
Replies: 46
Views: 7862

Re: Where are???

Hi Just popped in to see who was about. New job, quite enjoying it for once! It was supposed to be a three-month contract and I'm still there over 5 months later! Just a shame it's an hour's drive and no chance of getting a train instead! It's also quite long hours (excuses excuses) but nice to know...