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by Penny Lane
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Note to self...
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Note to self...

Do not store glass demi-johns in shed because only after you have spent hours straining four day old pear water, then added sugar, yeast & nutrient will the demi-john lose it's bottom and you will lose the entire contents of potentially yummy pear wine down the sink. :pale: :crybaby: My own fault fo...
by Penny Lane
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Bill
Replies: 24
Views: 2012

Re: Hi from Bill

Hello Bill! Welcome to Ish :iconbiggrin:
by Penny Lane
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Favourite board games.
Replies: 41
Views: 6273

Re: Favourite board games.

I bought my hubby a pretty cool board game for Christmas last year called Go Green! It's a self-sufficiency and green living board game. I bought it at great expense from the Entertainer in Reading, it is quite marvellous! is this it http://www.amazon.co.uk/Go-Green-Board-Game/dp/B004FLO86C/ref=sr_...
by Penny Lane
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: My new blog.
Replies: 13
Views: 6282

Re: My new blog.

trinder wrote:boo hoo bonniethomas I think something is amiss I cannot get it to load
Try the link in Bonnie's sig instead, that's a great blog :)
by Penny Lane
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 24299

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

In the 2 years and 9 months that I breastfed my son the only negative reaction I had was from my mother-in-law, she would visibly shudder and pull faces! That didn't stop me and she soon got used to it! She bottle fed all of her 5 children and didn't know anyone who had breastfed, so I'm really prou...
by Penny Lane
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Poorly chook :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1729

Re: Poorly chook :(

So sorry Milims :(
by Penny Lane
Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Lancashire
Replies: 11
Views: 2311

Re: Hello from Lancashire

Welcome to Ish Diana & Paul :wave:
by Penny Lane
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Poorly chook :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1729

Re: Poorly chook :(

I haven't got anything to suggest but wanted to :hugish: , we've had sick chooks and it's horrible when you don't know what to do x
by Penny Lane
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What have you found lately?
Replies: 26
Views: 6754

Re: What have you found lately?

Thought I'd bring back this thread with my find! Sitting outside in the back lane of my mother-in-laws today we found a hamster cage, in great condition with water bottle, bowl and attached tubes for them to run about it. Assuming it was thrown out after a much-loved pet had died, which is sad but g...
by Penny Lane
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Feeling Anti-Ish
Replies: 27
Views: 4719

Re: Feeling Anti-Ish

I'm also coming out of an 'ish' slump, perhaps it is the winter that wears us down?

I definitely perked up earlier when I saw daffs starting to come through and even some crocuses (croci?) nearly blooming earlier.
by Penny Lane
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Chickens breaking eggs
Replies: 28
Views: 5850

Re: Chickens breaking eggs

What I have done in the past is to make the nesting box as dark as possible. I do this by closing up the entrance to the minimum possible to restrict light and blocking up any other little holes that are letting this in. This seems to work quite well - the chickens seem to reason that if they can't...
by Penny Lane
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dog Tease
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Dog Tease

Oh I've seen this one before and gone back to watch it, so funny!
by Penny Lane
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: How can I make- err encourage them to lay?
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Re: How can I make- err encourage them to lay?

Yay! Glad to hear things are on the up :)

Keep on singing... LOL!
by Penny Lane
Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: How can I make- err encourage them to lay?
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Re: How can I make- err encourage them to lay?

I'm not going to be much help but each time I see your title it reminds me of one of my son's favourite books "down on the farm of poor old Joe, the hens won't lay and the crops won't grow..." I don't think his solution will help you either - a dog playing guitar, fox on the fiddle, rabbit with a co...
by Penny Lane
Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: chickens and diarrohea
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: chickens and diarrohea

There are so many different types of chicken poo's!
Here's a link to a page of chicken poo... http://chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0
Have a look and see if your hen's poop is similar to any of the unusual ones further down the page

:)