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by Icemaiden
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Jeans
Replies: 21
Views: 3801

Re: Jeans

Good news! I can report that M&S have non-skinny jeans in stock. Matalan do too, though only in blue- they have loose fit boot cut jeans.
by Icemaiden
Fri May 24, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Thermometers
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Thermometers

An ancient Chinese proverb would say
"A poultry keeper with one thermometer always knows the temperature. A poultry keeper with two is never quite sure"...

Not very helpful for you, but very true!
by Icemaiden
Sun May 12, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Jeans
Replies: 21
Views: 3801

Re: Jeans

Marigold: you've confused me. Jeans that don't need ironing: is there any other kind??? And who was it who found loose fit jeans, & where? I've been looking for a new pair of jeans, but being a size 16, "skinny" jeans & "jeggings" are out of the question. IMHO it should be illegal to make such thing...
by Icemaiden
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Recipes
Replies: 31
Views: 3437

Re: Recipes

For a lazy weekend brunch, I can recommend the exotically named "eggy bread with cheese & mushrooms". For 1 person:- Wipe & slice a handful of mushrooms. Fry gently in butter. Meanwhile crack 2 - 3 eggs into a wide, shallow dish (the lid of a pyrex casserole dish is ideal). Add a handful of grated c...
by Icemaiden
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: To hatch or not to hatch...
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

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: 1165

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: 4310

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: 4354

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: 4354

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: 3093

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 ...

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