Search found 966 matches

by Margaid
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 50
Views: 541

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Not the same, but we cleared out the flat of a cousin who had died. I'd never seen books that had been attacked by Book worms before! The damage was really extensive - huge round "tunnels" through the pages. I remember a plague of greenfly once Jaffa Cake. I was walking down a road on a hot summer's...
by Margaid
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: The skinflinting Thread!
Replies: 14
Views: 276

Re: The skinflinting Thread!

I use dusters but have to admit to using disposable dish cloths and also blue tissue in the kitchen, Partly a throwback to running an 18 bed B&B but also because if I soak a dishcloth in dilute bleach disposal of the water is a problem (private sewerage system.) I also ALWAYS use tissue to mop up fa...
by Margaid
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: pickling egg problems please advise
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: pickling egg problems please advise

You can buy ready mixed whole "pickling spices" from any good supermarket, and they'll probably have cardamom pods as well. I think maybe you need to be more consistent with boiling and then cooling the eggs. The age of the eggs might have a slight influence but I suspect it's the length of time you...
by Margaid
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: pickling egg problems please advise
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: pickling egg problems please advise

Mrs Biscuit is right to mention having the water cold enough to prevent grey rings and I always crack the egg once it's in the cold water which I believe helps to stop them continuing to cook (but that may be an Old Wive's Tale!) I note you say that you boil them for 3mins 30 secs from when the wate...
by Margaid
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 78
Views: 2091

Re: nature notes

I have several "fancy" bird baths in my garden, all except the one I brought with me were used as holders for wire baskets of flowers! If any of them have water in them , the birds use them. Much safer for them ere than a plant saucer on the ground, Mischief would think I'd found a new way of servin...
by Margaid
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 50
Views: 541

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

They might also be a type of Thrip which come in a variety of sizes and colours. The information is contradictory as some websites say they bite and others say they don't. Apparently they are actually testing to see if you are a plant rather than biting a human deliberately but I don't see that real...
by Margaid
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 50
Views: 541

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

I was able to enlarge it a bit but still not big enough really to be able to tell what they are and there is no real sense of the scale. How wide is the piece of wood? If your neighbours had redmite is it worth asking them to come and have a look? Redmite are tiny, not much bigger than the full stop...
by Margaid
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 78
Views: 2091

Re: nature notes

I had an Elephant Hawkmoth on an outside window sill last year. I had no idea what it was but the fuchsia pink on its' wings made it easy to identify.
by Margaid
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: A new den
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: A new den

I thought it was illegal to trap foxes and relocate them to another area, but according to the guidance here that is not the case. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/foxes-moles-and-mink-how-to-protect-your-property-from-damage It is a government website so one hopes they have it right, although it only ap...
by Margaid
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Wedding Vows
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Wedding Vows

Glad they were bi-lingual BYM. Someone I know of, who only spoke English, had to learn his wedding vows parrot fashion. Some time afterwards he said he didn't know whether he was married or not as he had no idea what he'd said. I'm a very strong supporter of the right to use the Welsh language but t...

Go to advanced search