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by bigyetiman
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Is there no limit to human stupidity?
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Is there no limit to human stupidity?

We live about 15mins drive from Brentwood, and my company run a bus service there, and yes I would believe it as it is the home of The Only Way is Essex (or TOWIE) as it is known, and I regularly see dogs in rainbow colours, painted nails, designer jackets that match the owners outfit, not to mentio...
by bigyetiman
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2713

Re: Bonanza!

Fantastic, Marigold, looks lovely. Will you be making a Glaslyn family one ?
by bigyetiman
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2713

Re: Bonanza!

My grandad was a fantastic knitter, having been taught whilst in hospital recovering from an appendix operation, back in the days when that involved a two week stay in hospital. several schoolfriends dad's were knitters having also learned whilst in hospital. After double pneumonia I was sent for co...
by bigyetiman
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2713

Re: Bonanza!

A birdwatching friend has been to Shetland wool week and came back with a fantastic hat, he also has an equally nice one from Fair Isle complete with ear flaps. We are off to Scotland Saturday, staying just outside Perth, just hope the weather isn't too bad. Not that it will stop us doing anything, ...
by bigyetiman
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2713

Re: Bonanza!

Good luck with the presentation, or hope it went well depending on when you read this. It is sad the decline in island living, presumably youngsters born on the island want a different style of life, several local farmers face the same sort of thing in the simple fact their children don't want to be...
by bigyetiman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2713

Re: Bonanza!

Very uplifting to read Hen-Gen and glad it has all worked out for you, down to hard work on your part as well. When everyone is so busy rushing about, really refreshing to hear of you enjoying a cuppa and a good old natter. Lot of that goes on down our lane. Don't make it sound too idyllic or we wil...
by bigyetiman
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2713

Re: Bonanza!

I know you worked for London Transport, did you come from a farming family or did you just have an interest and decide "that's it I am going into this full time" ?
It certainly is a challenge for you and you seem to be doing well with it, and makes fascinating reading.
by bigyetiman
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Lulu the Terrible
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: Lulu the Terrible

Ours avoid slugs as well, presumably because they are so slimy. They leave the toads alone as well, they may have experienced the nasty stuff coming out of their warts, or instinctively know to avoid them. They did get a juvenile Robin once as well which I wasn't too happy about, but as it had a hab...
by bigyetiman
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Lost Property
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Lost Property

Brilliant, I think I will ask my boss to get that put on our buses. Shouldn't it be "old people" in these days of gender neutrality etc After bus passes and phones the most common things left on our buses are bunches of bananas, school lunch boxes, walking sticks. currently we have 3 pushchairs in l...
by bigyetiman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Thoughts on dogs and chickens
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Thoughts on dogs and chickens

Our neighbour has 2 Labradors, Border Collie, Airedale, and her farm hand has 2 Border Terriers all once trained have been fine with the hens, the Airedale didn't need training as it wasn't bothered with the hens from the word go. If anyone turns up for eggs or meat with a dog in tow. She tells them...

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