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by lsm1066
Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hen keepers' forums
Replies: 12
Views: 981

Re: Hen keepers' forums

The people who run it / moderate it are, how shall we say, rather proud of their forum, and woe betide you if you post anything in the wrong section, IT WILL BE MOVED! Oh dear that's what I do here! :lol: That's a moderator's job. No arguments from me here. I'm just really bored with people thinkin...
by lsm1066
Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hen keepers' forums
Replies: 12
Views: 981

Hen keepers' forums

Yes I know, I can get advice and chat about hens here :hugish: but does anyone know of a hen keepers' forum that ISN'T full of people who gush over how they've "rescued" battery hens, written poems about them, have them sitting on their laps watching telly.........you get the idea. I swear...
by lsm1066
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Where have my plums gone?
Replies: 16
Views: 1550

Re: Where have my plums gone?

MuddyWitch wrote:Ism1066,

I'd love some Brambley apples...& I might be able to swap you some plums! My tree seems to have quite a lot of mini plumlets, so weather permitting...

MW


It's a deal MW!
by lsm1066
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Where have my plums gone?
Replies: 16
Views: 1550

Re: Where have my plums gone?

Thanks folks. All makes sense. Hopefully the other half's beehives will be up and running for next year and that will help make a difference. In the meantime, I'll just have to rely on the apples and pears, which seem to be fine. Anyone for Bramleys? I've had about half a ton off of one tree in each...
by lsm1066
Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Where have my plums gone?
Replies: 16
Views: 1550

Where have my plums gone?

Two years ago, I had a bumper harvest of plums (one early, ready to pick around late June and a Victoria that comes in later). Last year's harvest was nothing to write home about and this year I have absolutely nothing on them at all, despite loads of blossom. Any ideas?
Lynne
by lsm1066
Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Free chickens.....
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: Free chickens.....

Just to point out, there are no free chickens. LHR, like any other rescue organisation will ask for a donation in advance.
Lynne
by lsm1066
Thu May 28, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: weight loss bandwaggon!
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: weight loss bandwaggon!

That is so brilliant. You look really different between the two pics. I started going to Weight Watchers 6 weeks ago and discovered that my problem wasn't what I was eating but how much. I would eat the same size portions as my dh who's 6'3", weighs 15 stone and is in a job that involves him be...
by lsm1066
Wed May 27, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Grow your own drugs by James Wong
Replies: 13
Views: 2469

Re: Grow your own drugs by James Wong

The Book People currently have it for £5.99 (my mum picked me up a copy - thanks mum!) Go to http://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatalogSearchResultView?storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=100&pageSize=10&beginIndex=0&searchScope=SimpleSearch&resultType=...
by lsm1066
Wed May 27, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bee Stock for Top Bar Hive
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

Re: Bee Stock for Top Bar Hive

Thornes will supply queens too. Current cost is £40 including shipping. Their website is at http://www.thorne.co.uk/ . We're in kind of the same boat. Although my husband got hold of a couple of standard second hand hives, it was just too late to get a nucleus (frame), so we're just going to put one...
by lsm1066
Thu May 21, 2009 6:02 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: French Onion Soup
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: French Onion Soup

I love making French Onion soup. The only unfortunate thing about it is it's better in the summer, when you can keep the windows open to deal with the after-effects :shock:

Lynne
by lsm1066
Thu May 21, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Bees
Replies: 24
Views: 3199

Re: Bees

Thanks for the links. My OH has just acquired 2 second hand hives from a local bee keeper who's offered to help him with his bee keeping activities. Unfortunately he got them just in time for everyone to run out of nuclei! So hoping for a swarm to come by soon. There are definitely a lot more bees i...
by lsm1066
Sat May 02, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hatching ducklings
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Hatching ducklings

They all died. Ah well, such is life. There are still 9 running around having fun.

On to next year then

Lynne
by lsm1066
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hatching ducklings
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Hatching ducklings

Thanks for that. By the time I got home from work at lunchtime the one that had hatched was doing ok, pretty active but still drying off, and the one that was hatching still hadn't got round to it. The neighbour came round (picked up his guinea pig that one of our cats had killed and didn't bat an e...
by lsm1066
Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hatching ducklings
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Hatching ducklings

One of our neighbour's ducks found a nice cozy spot in the gravel next to our garage to sit on her eggs. She's been there for a month and sure enough, yesterday 9 ducklings hatched. She duly took them up to show them off and was therefore penned in for the night so as to keep any predators off the d...
by lsm1066
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Norfolk, UK
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Hello from Norfolk, UK

snoozerider wrote:
lsm1066 wrote:Welcome to ISH snoozerider. I'm guessing you're not far from me, since I'm just the other side of Sutton Bridge. Love the blog!
Lynne


Thanks for the welcomes, and glad you like the blog!

We are across the way in King's Lynn, so not too far away.


Oo! I work in King's Lynn!

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