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  1. 8 points
    Finally put up some Omlet art! ❤️
  2. 7 points
    People are so lovely; I stopped yesterday to give first aid to a bloke who had taken off a big strip of his scalp when he collided with a road sign. While I was kneeling on the ground beside him, stemming the bleeding - two ladies came over to offer assistance. One walked the man's distressed 9 year old daughter home to her mum, the other brought water and blankets. Then a police officer stopped to help, and when the ambulance hadn't arrived after 40 minutes, he ferried the injured man (and me, compressing the top of his head) to A&E. Made a bit of a mess of his patrol car! The injured man's wife has just called round and given me a JLP gift card as thank you, they are so sweet...... he has a monumental headache. Faith in folks restored. Karma will bite the bum of the youth who saw the accident, laughed and walked on by.
  3. 6 points
    All I have are the cats, the chickens, and the fish. It's not like I've asked for an aviary, pygmy goats, a puppy, tree frogs, a tortoise, and some mice or anything... *nervous laugh*
  4. 5 points
    Hello, remember me? Just thought I would say Hi from sunny France, where we relocated to almost 4 years ago now. The renovations at La Ferme Sauvage are still ongoing - we spent 2 years in a caravan but now have the luxury of a proper bedroom, running water.....................and soon we will be cracking out The Cube & chickening ourselves up once more, I hope. It is Fox central here, so we will have to build a Fort Knox pen to keep the little sods out, as well as making it wild Boar proof...should be interesting While he builds, I crochet....a new skill that has helped my anxiety & general wellbeing an awful lot. I was asked to post a photo of a blanket I made for our new bedroom, so here you go. I know a few of you follow us & our adventures in The Dordogne on Facebook (Hi Christian!) , & it anyone else is interested in what we are up to, here is a link to our Blog page there. https://www.facebook.com/fermesauvage/ A bientot, Sarah x
  5. 5 points
    Buy the biggest run you can afford for the space you have. Plan to cover it as that will sometimes be necessary if we get an Avian Flu outbreak. A couple of years ago we had to keep them in the run 24/7 from December until April. Best to think ahead even if the eventuality seems remote at the time.
  6. 5 points
    Run within a run! There is a badger here so I'm more concerned that he would make light work of the wire (half inch weld mesh). It's had more adaptions using pallets inside since then to make it more windproof - need to make it a little more waterproof.
  7. 4 points
    You can use a broody cage, like a wire dog crate. Prop it up on some bricks, so it’s off the ground. Pop her in for 3 days and 3 nights and it should sort her out. Do provide her with plenty food and water and keep it her in sight of the others. If possible inside the run itself.
  8. 4 points
    This just tickled my giggle button
  9. 4 points
    To my total delight we now have at least two hedgehogs feeding in our garden. There may even be three tho' we've only seen two at any one time there does seem to be a marked size difference between all of them, hence our thoughts on there being 3. We have some hoggy food which we have been putting out - more ordered on the Tesco delivery for Friday - and a big bowl of water. Am beyond happy - I love these gorgeous little animals and was quite upset to have to take a baby one to St Tiggywinkles last Autumn.
  10. 3 points
  11. 3 points
    I'm not keen on lentils - but we have those most of the time now - OH's diet. He's lost so much weight since he was diagnosed pre-diabetic and he's now not diabetic but needs to keep on top of things. I said I'd join with him. Easier to just do one meal for us both. But I like potatoes. Nope - I looooove potatoes - which is one of the things he has cut back on. Neither of us eat bread now. I've also lost a fair bit of weight but not as much as him - a slow progress but I'm happy that I can get my wellies on and off easily! And trousers in the wardrobe that were OK to stand up in, I can now sit down in them. Most embarrassing the other day - they started falling down while we were out! Good job they had some cord to tie it with. I never bothered before! Had to get OH to hold my stuff so I could hoik them back up to the waist and pull those strings!
  12. 3 points
    I'm having a wonderfully amusing morning envisaging a set of circumstances that could result in that youth colliding with a traffic sign in such a way as to bite off a strip of skin from his hairy backside in karmic payback.
  13. 3 points
    Here's one to cheer us up:
  14. 3 points
    Specially for you Valkyrie - one of the galumphers, though she's not galumphing here - and she's no longer this clean and sparkly - she now looks more like a rug that's been bog snorkeling
  15. 3 points
    Even if the cat toys don't last too long at least the cats have had huge fun with them and you have also had the fun of watching them! Happy Christmas, Cats!
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  17. 3 points
    I did this one a little while ago and really want to draw more chickens! I keep getting distracted by other animals though - new camera on its way so I will use my girls (and William) as inspiration again soon I think......
  18. 3 points
    Hot in Japan so they made a temporary baby bath in a cool bag. He looks so content.
  19. 3 points
    Handsome dude there Luvvy. Loads here - cheeky ones jumping up on bird feeder (ladies - the boys brains are in their pantaloons). This little madam was happily preening herself! I love the snow tracks though - dragging his tail behind him! Then the last one where he's landing and the tail is still fanned out.
  20. 3 points
    Finally finished the crocodile stitch on my blanket. It has taken forever and two whole balls of wool. Hoping that slight puckering will stretch out as the blanket progresses
  21. 3 points
    Wintery for me too. 7 inches here but in the drifts, otherwise 5 inches. Most of the snow was blown away overnight so easier to trudge around - beautiful though. I love sparkly snow when the sun shines on it.
  22. 3 points
    Our three Light Sussex bantams were Korma, Kiev and Casserole. We also had an adorable, tiny dwarf Russian hamster called Fang and two Chinese hamsters called Wun Tun and Hoi Sin. I am desperate to call our next hamster Richard Hammond!
  23. 3 points
    Hi Everyone Haven't been here for a few years - was always a reader rather than a poster! Have kept Silkies now for about 8 years. March this year I was down to one (Frank) don't ask, my OH named him after Frank Lampard - in fact all my chickens up to now have had boys names hence I always refer to them as he!! Anyway some uming and ahing should I get more blah blah blah, I decided yes as I worried Frank would be lonely (he's six) so bought 4 beautiful silkies, a partridge called Fusco (he's as daft a brush), a white splash called Fluffels (I've never known a chicken that enjoys a dust bath so much), red pyle called red (or lil s**t) and a red called meep meeps (who has the most amazing eye brows ever seen on a chicken). I'm convinced they think they are dogs - always underfoot and come when called but mostly don't need to call they see movement! - I'd like to think its love but realise they call me cupboard behind my back!. Anyway, just wanted to say hi, love the forum taught me all I know!!.
  24. 2 points
    I am lucky they went to a good home today. i cried saying goodbye.
  25. 2 points
    Canned lentils make a great mince replacement. I prefer it over products like Quorn. Much cheaper too. I’m lucky as there are loads of vegetarian options in the Netherlands, most supermarkets have their own brand of very decent stuff. We also have the Vegetarian Butcher as a brand and their “meats” are very good. Their chicken looks more like chicken than some chicken in dishes. But I don’t often buy those because they aren’t cheap. I rather do without all together. Still have to find a good replacement for sandwich meats. Most of the veggie stuff is far too sweet.
  26. 2 points
    Yes Campines are generally quite slender. That's a brilliant and very helpful piece of advice SeramaSilly. Thank you for your support and good wishes. I hope it goes well, we are all really looing forward to it. I've wanted to do this since hatching chicks were bought into my class when I was 6! So happy to be trying it with my children and to have nice homes lined up.
  27. 2 points
    Do you like pekins Luvachicken? You should’ve said 🤣😂😉😘
  28. 2 points
    Our boys have these chopsticks, tho they generally give up and go for a fork! Your grandson will be at a massive advantage being able to fluently speak both languages! An aside; I've listed a few items on the local Gumtree and the curse of spelling strikes again. Someone has listed a 'pitcher'. It's a lovely pitcher - of tulips!!!!
  29. 2 points
    In hysterics at page 13 of today's Daily Mail (🙄😲) showing pictures of David Cameron and family struggling to put together their 'high tec' chicken house - aka Omlet cube! Says it all, really! DM and M&M, you are nearby; could you pop round and give them a hand 😋? Made me wonder if there are any more 'famous faces' with chickens? Apart from those on the Forum, of course!!!!
  30. 2 points
    I have a similar one: Fizz the Fraud who looks so ill that you bring her inside and get an appointment with the vet. By the time we get there, she's fine. Then there's Fudge. Fudge won't go to bed without some hanky panky and demands I squiffle her back and pat her on the floofy bits. When I was away she demanded the same from OH - he said it was very embarrassing! She wasn't well in the photo - but getting better with a few days of antibiotics - she was on the table in the dining room so she could see outside - mostly she did roadkill and sunbathed and then she was digging and throwing her food around! FIL was visiting and he insisted she stayed on the table, so I had to put up a tent so that our food wouldn't get dirty but he could see her!
  31. 2 points
    Merel is broody, so she needs to wait outside of the run till the others have laid. (And Gerda is being a right cow, taking forever!!!) So she does what she always does and tries to roost on me...
  32. 2 points
    OMG - just had another encounter with a small snake in the house. This time it was definitely a ladder snake. Aaaah! I was coming out of the bathroom and there it was having a look into our bedroom. I yelled for OH who came up the stairs armed with a broom. A bit of rushing past the snake whilst it was distracted to open various doors, and then OH was able to sweep it down the hallway and out. Now OH has gone to see if he can buy some expanding foam at the hardware shop if it is open, for an emergency repair. I thought I'd blocked up the hole in the wall where a new flue has been installed, which is where we think it is getting in, but obviously not well enough. Over the years I have had many encounters with snakes, often involving stairs. It is 100% true that they do climb! The only good thing about this is that a)the cat was asleep and b)we weren't in bed asleep! If I don't post tomorrow you'd better come and check up!
  33. 2 points
    Well I found out via sky news 🙄 that the company is furloughing most of us. Received my email 2 days later so I’m off officially until the 1st of June... and then only working 12 days that month.....so.... my allotment will be looking fabulous!! 😂😂 I’ve been going down every day this week so far...weeding and planting seeds in the greenhouse. It’s been really nice. I’ll need to eat the veg as I’ll be so poor come summer 🙄
  34. 2 points
    I went to Paris yesterday with my daughter. I took a couple of snaps of how the work is progressing on Notre Dame and also my favourite picture of the day near Sacre Couer.
  35. 2 points
    That's how I feel - I have been on here for almost 11 years now and although have only met a couple of people, everyone on here is an extended part of my family. My children are on their way back from Australia today and hopefully arrive on time tomorrow. They have also been in the smoke so it has been quite scary. I feel really sorry for all the people suffering in Australia, and all the animals too, Patricia I'm glad your family is safe xx
  36. 2 points
    Only three more sleeps till Christmas!
  37. 2 points
    your neighbours would have been horrified by the dogs' venison provision for Christmas dinner a couple of years back! Val - the squiggles don't even get a chance to get to the tree, let alone up it. M&M's Molly is obviously a lurcher in training
  38. 2 points
    How do you do meringues in a microwave? Ive almost completely stopped using cling film now but covering apple to make apple sauce in the microwave is one of the two things I do still use it for (the other is covering the bowl whilst my pizza dough rises - I’m very childish and have to have it perfectly right with no creases so I can use it as a drum 🤣). The only time I’ve done veggies in the microwave was when we had no kitchen (I use a steamer on the hob) and I put a plate on the bowl.
  39. 2 points
    Canada for me, but in truth just a forest anywhere would do. I’ve decided I want to live in a proper forest one day.
  40. 2 points
    Same here - we used to have to go to town to collect parcels, but they now go 5 minutes up the road to a little village stores - brilliant. And then we have lunch there too! They have 2 tables and the lady bakes her own cakes which I confirm are absolutely delicious!
  41. 2 points
    Booked myself a holiday for the Autumn break. Told the lady I wanted forest. And definitely not a group trip or round trip! I like being on my own. So off go Germany on the motorcycle for a week.
  42. 2 points
    I'm almost sixty and for a birthday treat my daughter took me to Bath for the day. We visited the Abbey, the Baths museum and had brunch in the Pump Rooms. She is very energetic and I think we walked around the city centre three times plus a walk along the river. We saw all the sights. It was such a great day and I'm knackered. Fave photos coming up...
  43. 2 points
    Just a self indulgent thread (although please put your own on too 😊) of photo’s of chooks in the snow. Only three of my 9 were brave enough to touch the white stuff, and here they are...
  44. 2 points
    Thanks! this was almost commissioned as my lovely colleague has told me at least 3 times that her first born still loves the lion I made for his birth. Hint hint...
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  46. 2 points
    My daughter has one. Victorian. It’s costing her a fortune in repointing! I tell her it’ll be worth it, but I’m not sure she believes me at the moment.
  47. 2 points
    OK, so I think that we will have to start at the beginning here: Under the trees is good - they need partial shade Put the eglu and run inside the netted enclosure Do NOT assume that the netted enclosure is safe from predators, nor that the chickens can't escape The eglu run will be fox proof PROVIDED it is not on uneven or soft ground, you should peg down the skirt. The eglu run will need to have a clear, waterproof covering, their food and water should be inside this run and protected from the elements Put the birds in the eglu run BEFORE it starts to get dark, they will go into the housing as darkness falls, then you need to close the door and lock it Don't let them out into the netted area until it is properly daylight. If it is dark in the winter and you are out all day, then they will need to stay in the safe run If you want a larger and safe roaming area, then think about a walk in run - there is a section on this forum with photos and ideas for one. Have good read of the forum, there is a lot of good solid advice on here fro a beginner, particularly in the FAQ section - it pays to read up Enjoy your chicken keeping, but above all, research and be prepared
  48. 2 points
    Finally got my new wheels today! After 6 years I was due a pink update!
  49. 2 points
    My son is a solicitor who specialises in wills and probate, estate planning etc. I asked him what he thought, and the polite version of his reply is that he would strongly advise you to see a solicitor.
  50. 2 points
    Wahahahaah same here! You could follow my cookie crumbs!
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