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by Hen-Gen
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 150
Views: 11417

Re: nature notes

I think we now have Little Egrets breeding in England. Certainly I saw one in the days before they bred here. Never seen a Hoopoe and probably never will now I live in these northern climes. But I am visiting England next week. I expect to see people sat in rockers on their stoops playing banjoes an...
by Hen-Gen
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Household bygones
Replies: 20
Views: 3608

Re: Household bygones

And they’re great for softening aubergines before you flush them down the toilet!🤭🤭🤭
by Hen-Gen
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Household bygones
Replies: 20
Views: 3608

Re: Household bygones

I think most of the old things can still be found if you search even though they’ve been eclipsed by new technology. But two years ago I invested in a pressure cooker. When I was a lad every household had one. As a way of cooking second grade meat with minimal use of power they were good. Sure the s...
by Hen-Gen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Pigs
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: Pigs

Kermit better watch out too.
by Hen-Gen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weather
Replies: 61
Views: 6434

Re: Weather

Really! It’s Pimms, Ambre Solaire and budgie smugglers here.
Well, OK, it’s still and sunny. Makes looking after the critters a pleasure rather than something you put off until after lunch in the hope the weather will improve. Never does.
by Hen-Gen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Pigs
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: Pigs

They also say they’re intelligent animals too. They have an old buoy hanging from the ceiling for their amusement. Nevertheless they seem to delight in throwing their food and water containers about. Very house trained though, always pooing in the same corner of the barn in which they over winter. T...
by Hen-Gen
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Pigs
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Pigs

Never kept pigs and never wanted too. But this last four days I’ve been tending a neighbours pigs while he’s away in England. He doesn’t breed them or eat them. He keeps them as ploughs to rotationally graze, dig and fertilise his land. They are friendly enough but when I appear to feed them it’s co...
by Hen-Gen
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Mystifies Me!
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Mystifies Me!

Every year since Moses was a child I’ve started saving eggs on March 7th for incubation on March 21st. This year only about a third of my hens are in lay. They’ve been flubenvetted, treated for any possible ecto parasites and appear to be in excellent health and in the last month all have developed ...
by Hen-Gen
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Pecking order
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Pecking order

Well that’s funny because every morning at dawn there are a pair of ravens walking up and down the apex of my roof pecking at it. It sounds like they’re wearing hobnail boots. But they never return during the day, it’s only at dawn. I put it down to a personal vendetta though you’d think they’d be g...
by Hen-Gen
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Busy, busy!
Replies: 17
Views: 1427

Re: Busy, busy!

Haute couture for me. Lacoste, Pierre Cardin, Galiano, non! My tailor of choice is Dickies. Overalls, body warmers, work shirts etc. Remember when clothes were made for warmth, durability and cost? Like you bigjim, fleecy hats, sun caps, an alpaca beanie (knitted by a neighbour). Boots, wellies and ...

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