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by Hen-Gen
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Is there no limit to human stupidity?
Replies: 26
Views: 2480

Re: Is there no limit to human stupidity?

All things are relative. Some people here laugh at me for feeding my dog on Eukanuba when you can buy Dr Johns at a third of the price. Last night I watched a programme about a wild life hospital. A fox received complicated surgery on its thigh bone, convalescence and subsequent release. My thought ...
by Hen-Gen
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2869

Re: Bonanza!

Brilliant Marigold. You’d fit right in on Fair Isle. Mind you, such jerseys are so expensive nowadays that the locals mostly wear synthetics!
by Hen-Gen
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2869

Re: Bonanza!

View the Marigold link and get knitting. I look forward to seeing all your Roadside Beanies. My preferred colours would me brown, sage green and mauve but unfortunately I can’t knit 😉
by Hen-Gen
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2869

Re: Bonanza!

Yes bym. The aspiration of youth for a life beyond their island homes is a factor in the problem of depopulation. Also lack of employment, remoteness from essential services and the higher cost of food. Tourism makes a contribution to our island economies but not as much as you may think. The cost o...
by Hen-Gen
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2869

Re: Bonanza!

No-o-o! It’s a wind blasted hell hole with long dark winters, infuriating isolation and an absence of cultural pursuits. Nearly convinced myself! But the inexorable downward slide in the population (57 as I write this) engenders great sadness in us all, incomer and local alike. After at least 4000 y...
by Hen-Gen
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2869

Re: Bonanza!

I first holidayed in the Scottish Islands when I was 17 with a schoolmate and have returned every year since to one island or another. I always knew that I would end up on one or another and retirement gave me the freedom to do so. I sometimes muse that I must have lived on one in a previous lifetim...
by Hen-Gen
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bonanza!
Replies: 30
Views: 2869

Re: Bonanza!

In the end decided not to. The breeder I’ve dealt with before has a batch of Rouge x Texel lambs so Ive booked a ram lamb now to be sent up next year as a teenager, or shearling to any sheep fans. They are of such quality that I couldn’t resist. This should throw quality stock in both carcass and mi...
by Hen-Gen
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Find-a-Chook
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Find-a-Chook

That’s a new one on me, Tweetypie. Might give it a try if the Rare Breeds Society can’t help.
by Hen-Gen
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Find-a-Chook
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Find-a-Chook

Thanks for the heads up MrsBiscuit. I’ve emailed the Rare Poultry Association for help in this matter. They list the Sulmtaler as one of the breeds under their jurisdiction.
by Hen-Gen
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Find-a-Chook
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Find-a-Chook

These are Sulmtalers. Does anyone know anyone who breeds/keeps these?

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