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by Henwoman
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: un-vaccinated children
Replies: 94
Views: 18550

Re: un-vaccinated children

Not sure what date this is from the BBC website - but I think RiffRaff was talking about France with regard to MMR: In France MMR vaccination is compulsory in pre-school children yet total coverage stands at only 85%. Like every other MMR-using country, France does not recommend the injection be div...
by Henwoman
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: un-vaccinated children
Replies: 94
Views: 18550

Re: un-vaccinated children

I've had all the jabs. I was very ill after the diptheria jab when I was a baby. The doctor was called and my nightdress had to be cut off me as my body was so swollen, but I got better. I have had problems with tetanus in the past, as it was made from something to do with horses and I had an allerg...
by Henwoman
Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I hate you New Zealand!
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: I hate you New Zealand!

They look disgusting from your photo. I'm glad I've never seen any here in Brittany or when I was in Cornwall.
by Henwoman
Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Sowing wild flowers
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Sowing wild flowers

This year I have decided not to have my usual large potato patch - I have a small free bag of potatoes to come from my local garden shop, but shan't grow any others. I'm giving up on potatoes as I have decided to grow wild flowers in their space. I've bought a premixed bag from another garden centre...
by Henwoman
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Llamas and alpacas
Replies: 12
Views: 2602

Re: Llamas and alpacas

My goats haven't protected my hens and ducks from the fox I'm afraid. Neither did they manage to protect their own kid who had his stomach ripped out by something one night when he was six months old. Goats are lovely though but uncastrated males are very, very, very stinky. Once castrated they are ...
by Henwoman
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Backyard Aquaculture (fish farming)
Replies: 57
Views: 15976

Re: Backyard Aquaculture (fish farming)

I've just bought two life size plastic herons for my garden pond. Maybe there's something similar to suit you.
by Henwoman
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sprouting seeds and pulses
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Sprouting seeds and pulses

I have never sprouted anything so far, but would like to start doing this. Has anyone any advice on this topic please? I have bought some dried lentils and chickpeas at the local supermarket and was going to try with these and a mayo jar with a mesh material and rubber band.
by Henwoman
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: allergy to onions & garlic
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Re: allergy to onions & garlic

I put cayenne in soups which gives a little or big kick depending on the amount I add. Thomzo suggests chive flowers, but chives are members of the allium family.
by Henwoman
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year
Replies: 22
Views: 5182

Re: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year

It's all your fault, darkbrowneggs, you made me remember how much I loved coloured eggs! I collected a trio of Cream Legbars at the weekend, so when they come into lay I shall have blue eggs again.
by Henwoman
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: First life of 2012 - What are you sowing?
Replies: 41
Views: 8990

Re: First life of 2012 - What are you sowing?

After Sarah's post I have sown by the biodynamic calendar. Thank you, Sarah. So far, several sorts of mixed lettuce, sweet peppers, yellow pearshaped tomatoes, onions, land cress, piment, and have sorted all my seeds out, so ready to go in my newly cleared polytunnel. Don't you just love sowing time!
by Henwoman
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year
Replies: 22
Views: 5182

Re: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year

They're brilliant. I am very jealous as the fox took my blue egg laying hens in the early summer and I don't have any Marans at the moment either. There's something really lovely about a display like yours.
by Henwoman
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wood from woods!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 9334

Re: Wood from woods!!!

I have today dragged a huge fallen branch into my field which was lying partly on the verge and partly on the lane opposite my field entrance. After strong winds there are lots of small and large branches down and the mainly one car lanes are too narrow here to have debris making them even narrower....
by Henwoman
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Any other foragers in the north west?
Replies: 18
Views: 7592

Re: Any other foragers in the north west?

I wish you lived over here! I'd love to be able to identify confidently wild things to eat.
by Henwoman
Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tomato Types
Replies: 22
Views: 3611

Re: Tomato Types

I only ordered one sort from Suttons, Tigerella, and there was a note in with the other seeds they did send saying "not available". I didn't order any others as I get so many seedlings coming up where last years tomatoes were that I probably won't need any more.
by Henwoman
Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: mushrooms
Replies: 33
Views: 4894

Re: mushrooms

What are you using OTM? and where did you buy the spore please? I grew button mushrooms back in the 70s under the stairs and they were very successful, but fancy doing something different now - also I don't have an understairs cupboard, so they'd have to be in the cold area of the gym or the garage.