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by Icemaiden
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: To hatch or not to hatch...
Replies: 5
Views: 501

To hatch or not to hatch...

I'm debating whether to let my Light Sussex have some hatching eggs when she goes broody this summer. I've never reared chicks before, & am weighing up the pros & cons. Pros: We get to experience rearing (well, watching Hope rearing) a family of chicks. If I get good hatching eggs, we hopefully end ...
by Icemaiden
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bats
Replies: 8
Views: 868

Re: Bats

The problem, sadly, is that moths, beetles & butterflies don't pay council tax, whereas the people who buy (or rent) new houses will do. That's one of the reasons why councils grant planning permission for our precious green spaces :-(
by Icemaiden
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Household bygones
Replies: 20
Views: 3755

Re: Household bygones

It's not exactly household, but my C reg Vauxhall Nova had a great feature that I've never seen since. You could blow warmed air at your body & hands while blowing cool air at your face at the same time. Great for keeping you alert on long journeys. Also the head rest had a gap in the middle of it, ...
by Icemaiden
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Squirrel Lasagne
Replies: 26
Views: 3671

Re: Squirrel Lasagne

And I thought kimchi was bad!!!
by Icemaiden
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Squirrel Lasagne
Replies: 26
Views: 3671

Re: Squirrel Lasagne

Durian is truly revolting IMHO. It smells like a gas leak. Ugghh. Cuttlefish is something else that I can't recommend. It's like eating refrigerated cartilidge, as far as the texture goes. I've also suffered a particular Chinese variety of fermented tofu that smells & tastes of horse manure; the sme...
by Icemaiden
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Time to say goodbye to this batch. :(
Replies: 21
Views: 2439

Re: Time to say goodbye to this batch. :(

When I first decided to keep ex-batts, my plan was to keep them until they stopped laying, then let them "fully free range" & let nature take its course. Once I'd been given advice on the forum as to how the latter would mean their dying in terror in the jaws of a fox, & once we'd adopted our first ...
by Icemaiden
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weather
Replies: 79
Views: 8911

Re: Weather

I had to wait years for my chainsaw; my husband wouldn't let me have one until I stopped having PMT, as it made me accident prone! I'm much happier using it around the garden since having proper training, though it should never be used above shoulder height (even if you climb with one- which I don't...
by Icemaiden
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Old Music
Replies: 16
Views: 1548

Re: Old Music

Hmm. Juggling priorities maybe. Juggling eggs? No... Juggling chainsaws? :-)07 :-)07 :-)07
by Icemaiden
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weather
Replies: 79
Views: 8911

Re: Weather

I did go out in the snow yesterday equipped with a chainsaw, but I don't have an emoticon for that! Snow gave way to heavy rain, in which I had to take two consecutive chainsaw exams. I was soaked through to the undies by the time I got home!!! Euchh!
by Icemaiden
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Old Music
Replies: 16
Views: 1548

Re: Old Music

Getting away from politics and back to old music, I used to do stage lighting at a small theatre in Christchurch, Dorset. I lit concerts by Acker Bilk, Humphrey Littleton, Dave Brubeck (if my memory serves me correctly) and others. As an 18 - 19 year old, I really didn't appreciate just how good the...

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