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by Margaid
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Obsolescence
Replies: 16
Views: 163

Re: Obsolescence

These days when they go wrong you kick the tyres and call your breakdown service.
Give me the days when a sharp tap on the petrol pump got it working again ...
by Margaid
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Christmas Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 505

Re: Christmas Cards

We still have that type of wall tile in our downstairs toilet ! They were there when we moved in and as the wash basin and toilet and flooring were brand new we have just kept it the same. Great believer in if it aint broke don't fix it. I'm with you there BYM. Unfortunately my downstairs toilet al...
by Margaid
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Christmas Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 505

Re: Christmas Cards

Dad always got a Giles annual and we always wanted to meet someone who looked like the "grandma" in the cartoons. My nearly-ex-husband used to say his Grandma looked like her - not quite as grumpy looking although she did give up smoking when Wilson increased the tax on cigs and wanted more univers...
by Margaid
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Christmas Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 505

Re: Christmas Cards

My mother used to make our Christmas decorations. A packet of crepe paper cut into three, then my sister and I had the job of making cuts into the edges to make a "fringe" of pieces about half an inch wide and an inch into the paper. Mummy then used to unfold them and run them through the sewing mac...
by Margaid
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: broody hen
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: broody hen

I had a couple of Exchequer Leghorns who would go broody. I had an "isolation coop" - 2 sq metre enclosure with a small house raised above the ground. It could sometimes take three of four days in the summer to end the broodiness, and if I let the hen out too early it would make a bee-line for the n...
by Margaid
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Christmas Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 505

Re: Christmas Cards

Love them all as it's good to keep in contact. But that one is fantastic Hen-Gen.
by Margaid
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Emergency food!
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Emergency food!

Yes. Not too much by way of oats and may be better made into porridge with just water. Do you have any corn (maize)? Although sunflower hearts and corn are "fattening" one day won't hurt them. Have you any green veg - cabbage or cauliflower leaves or apples? That will keep them amused. The worst tha...
by Margaid
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weather
Replies: 140
Views: 14644

Re: Weather

Trying to snow in south Shropshire, not settling her but I expect the Long Mynd now has a white cap.
by Margaid
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weather
Replies: 140
Views: 14644

Re: Weather

I've just seen this on a Facebook post where they've been posting about fungi. Before I read the headline I thought they were mushrooms!
by Margaid
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: One of those days
Replies: 16
Views: 840

Re: One of those days

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