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by dianefairhall
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 588
Views: 16104

Re: Coronavirus

I think it's only because of the CV19 pandemic, Hen-Gen, but don't know why. It could be to do with social distancing. OH's appt was for 4pm, mine was 4.15 but we went in together anyway and were out in less than ten minutes, so the next appt would have been at 4.30. Didn't see anyone else apart fro...
by dianefairhall
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 588
Views: 16104

Re: Coronavirus

I have one every year as I'm asthmatic. This year though, my GP's surgery are struggling to get any vaccine. So much for vaccinating everyone- they can't do anyone... Sorry to hear that, IM. It doesn't seem to be a problem in Scotland. GP surgeries are not responsible for it this year, the flu jab ...
by dianefairhall
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 588
Views: 16104

Re: Coronavirus

Had our flu jabs today. Just as we were getting ready to go out I had a phone call from NHS Western Isles Health Board asking if I wanted to make an appointment for...a flu jab!
by dianefairhall
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: The eggs are diminishing
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: The eggs are diminishing

Three eggs again here today. I assumed that as the days are shortening quite rapidly they would be slowing down now. They have been such good layers all year and I think they deserve their rest now. They don't seem to agree.
by dianefairhall
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: The eggs are diminishing
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: The eggs are diminishing

We will have had our girls for a year on 1 October when they were POL. They have started the moult, mainly on their necks, but are still producing an egg a day each, even with our short days here in the outer Hebs. Morag misses occasionally but that's normal for her. Not looking forward to buying sh...
by dianefairhall
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Island living
Replies: 41
Views: 902

Re: Island living

Believe me the darkness of winter is not a problem. It’s the three weeks of light ie no night in mid summer which is a struggle here. Really messes with your circadian rhythms. Brings out some really strange aspects of human behaviour! We don't get that here, of course, but we don't find the winter...
by dianefairhall
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 367
Views: 28942

Re: nature notes

A huge skein of geese went over our house yesterday afternoon. They were too high to identify but most likely pinkfoots from Iceland. They rest in the fields opposite before tackling the Minch and they navigate via Loch Erisort out over the Minch and end up on the east coast of Scotland at places li...
by dianefairhall
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Island living
Replies: 41
Views: 902

Re: Island living

Plenty of ewes round here! There aren't many goats on the island. I'd like one of those wild ones!
by dianefairhall
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Island living
Replies: 41
Views: 902

Re: Island living

My mum was even shorter than me - 4' 11" in her stockinged feet, as she used to say. Reminds me of that old joke about the wherethehellarewe tribe who used to get lost in the long grass. Well, we have just taken delivery of our new polycrub. Hen-Gen will know what that is but to the uninitiated it's...
by dianefairhall
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Lymph Node?
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Lymph Node?

I want to try cauli rice. The only time I ordered it from Tesco it was out of stock - they sent a whole cauli instead.

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