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by dianefairhall
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Christmas Cards
Replies: 24
Views: 281

Re: Christmas Cards

I used to be given a Rupert annual, too - I was never quite sure why. I think it's maybe the kind of thing uncles think kids will like.
by dianefairhall
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Christmas Cards
Replies: 24
Views: 281

Re: Christmas Cards

Thanks both about the lametta. It's never in the shops and I hadn't thought of googling it.
by dianefairhall
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Christmas Cards
Replies: 24
Views: 281

Re: Christmas Cards

I once sent a card to a (male) friend, which showed a reindeer looking down a chimney pot, laughing, and a "speech bubble" coming from the fireplace end of the chimney saying "I don't care who you are, Fatso. Get your fingers out of my stockings, and get back up that chimney!" My friend was amused....
by dianefairhall
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Christmas Cards
Replies: 24
Views: 281

Re: Christmas Cards

I remember the old decorations, too, which my granny used to keep safe for the rest of the year. My Mum (now deceased) told me that in the 30s/40s they didn't have Xmas trees but 'bowls' on the wall. These were apparently hoops that were decorated just as a tree (probably difficult to site the fairy...
by dianefairhall
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Christmas Cards
Replies: 24
Views: 281

Re: Christmas Cards

That is so fun, Hen-Gen. I usually buy cards with wildlife on or other animals including sheep and Highland cattle.

I hate it when people send me cards with glitter on. It stays in the carpets until the next Xmas.
by dianefairhall
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Mongrels
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Mongrels

They're lovely. Do they have the same fine soft fleece as their Shetland relations? A farmer near us when we lived in Yorkshire kept Zwartbles but I haven't seen any round here. Who do you give the tups away to?
by dianefairhall
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Emergency food!
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Emergency food!

Yes, the help was fine - they even texted us to say everything was OK! The growers pellets lasted until yesterday but the layers pellets should have been here on 1 Nov, the day we went away. The Omlet feeders are under cover, no problems there. I don't think I'm giving them too much - they seem to s...
by dianefairhall
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Emergency food!
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Emergency food!

They are not laying yet so that bit doesn't matter. I'll make them some porridge and give them some apples.
by dianefairhall
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Emergency food!
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Emergency food!

I've got plenty of porridge oats. Would it be OK to put in some sunflower hearts that I get for the wild birds?
by dianefairhall
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Emergency food!
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Emergency food!

Just back from holiday and the layers pellets I ordered before we went away haven't arrived. I can't get anything on the island until Monday. What can I give them in the meantime?

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