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by Marigold
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Novice chicken keeper
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Novice chicken keeper

My previous terrier got soundly pecked on the nose by a young pullet and thereafter studiously avoided the hens. I would imagine that any healthy hybrid could do the same to a domestic cat, though I would perhaps worry more about the possibility of daytime fox attacks if the hens were free in the ga...
by Marigold
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hi there, new here!
Replies: 37
Views: 5691

Re: Hi there, new here!

Did you eventually get your first hens back in 2012, Diane? you must have had to search deep in the archive to find your first Welcome post!
by Marigold
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hi there, new here!
Replies: 37
Views: 5691

Re: Hi there, new here!

Welcome back, Diane! HenGen, who lives on Fetlar in the Shetlands, will be interested to have another island-dweller on board. October is good - if they're POL they may start laying this year, depending on age, but if they wait until the New Year they'll be good strong girls ready to really get goin...
by Marigold
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Is there no limit to human stupidity?
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Is there no limit to human stupidity?

Scoffing at someone who feeds his dog appropriate, good-quality food seems to me to be the opposite of what this article is talking about!
by Marigold
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Is there no limit to human stupidity?
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Is there no limit to human stupidity?

And here's another strange story to ponder. Gets the prize for headline of the year, anyway.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... e-cattelan
by Marigold
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Is there no limit to human stupidity?
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Is there no limit to human stupidity?

I'm being careful not to show this to my dog. She might get ideas, more about the food than the dressing up, and I know she would hate the grooming, being happier hunting under hedges than having blueberry facials. But oh dear - half the world is starving and homeless, and this is happening? https:/...
by Marigold
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2713

Re: Bonanza!

These are the markers https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l2632.R2.TR4.TRC1.A0.H0.Xknitting+markers.TRS0&_nkw=knitting+markers&_sacat=160706 The little plastic safety pins are good for when you want to leave a marker in the work, eg if counting rows or stitches from a c...
by Marigold
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2713

Re: Bonanza!

Before you start the first round, you hang a marker to indicate the first stitch of the round, and then add another one halfway round. The markers are either little coloured plastic rings, or you can buy special pretty ones with a wire loop and a coloured bead. I always use a red one for the start a...
by Marigold
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2713

Re: Bonanza!

Single contrast stitches are usually sewn on afterwards, Margaid, and I've never heard of having to knot in a colour every time it's used. Generally, it's carried along the back for fair isle designs and twisted in every 3-5 stitches, or for motifs like your mouse, you leave long strands of the colo...
by Marigold
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2713

Re: Bonanza!

Here’s one I made earlier ... [IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201909 ... 2bf07b.jpg[/IMG]


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