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Everything posted by Blackrocksrock

  1. Very very true - you never know what is round the corner!
  2. I do understand that anyone can contract Salmonella poisoning but those with compromised immune systems are more at risk. Raw egg yolks I dont do these days. Yes handling chicken is also really risky and nowadays they advocate you dont wash the chicken before cooking which is not what used to happen when I first got married many moons ago. Edwina really damaged the egg industry though as DM says above.
  3. More chance of food poisoning eating fast food I would say. If everyone looked at it like this then no-one would have hens. But each to their own, when I had hens people were glad to get my eggs. I never sold them- just gave them away. I buy from free range roadside boxes nowadays. From people whom I know take their husbandry seriously and worm regularly. If you have a compromised immune system then that is a different story altogether.
  4. This is what the banana skins do for your Roses. Very good for them. Fresh banana peels are a healthy addition to your rose-fertilizing program. Since they decompose rapidly, banana peels readily release beneficial minerals such as potassium, sulfur, calcium, magnesium, trace elements and some phosphates into the soil for roses to relish.
  5. I am so sorry you lost your ducks like this. Did you find the bodies of the ducks - maybe some of them got away!. It seems very strange and did you find the pin for the eglu lying about at all? Sad to lose them. Worse if it was humans!
  6. "Ironing" Chickencam what is that word - the only ironing that gets done in my house is the quilt stuff as I sew! I gave up ironing years ago - things needed ironed - go in the tumble drier for 5 mins then get hung up on hangers to finish drying - never any need to iron - everything else gets tumble dried fully! Too many birds to mess up the clothes outside if I hang them out these days - and trees requiring trimming for wind to blow the clothes on the line.
  7. Many years ago we had the big green ones - boy did they rear up = they were on the willow trees and stripped them bare. Did not have the girls then and they presumably ended up as moths. They looked so scary.
  8. Thank you - its worth the 64 miles each way to get these results. By the way Molke is a great bra for after surgery - no clips, no underwires and very comfy! (just for info)
  9. Glad to see you back - was wondering how you were doing. Well done for completing your treatments. Sorry been such a bad time for you but can only improve. Stay healthy. I had my 9years clear mammogram last month. Clear again thankfully.
  10. Poor fellow - given his age I would opt for referral to an orthopaedic practice for more advice and options - especially as he is insured. All vets will have their favourite referral practices and take it from there. Hope he gets sorted soon. Love a black lab!.
  11. They kind of separate inside but I microwave them and eat them and they are fine - I dont put cheese or butter in them as I dont eat these and love them jsut as they come out of the microwave. Dont take up much room in a little zip loc bag in a corner here and there! BTW can anyone tell me how to stop the double spacing on here - drives me mad.
  12. I cook jacket potatoes and freeze them as I like mine done in the oven not the microwave and so when the oven is on I cook normal ones and sweet potatoes too - they go a bit strange inside but with toppings they are fine. ps. I freeze most things!
  13. You need to use Flubenvet for Gapeworm not Ivermectin.
  14. You can buy this over the counter - it says 1 drop per 500g bird, I used to use this every 6 months between flubenvet worming every 3 months. You will need to withdraw egg consumption though. http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/shop/view/index.aspx/product/ivermectin-1-spot-on-38
  15. Absolutely beautiful - you are a very talented lady and there are so many on this board so talented too. Completely love this one.
  16. I have a small karcher one - I love it but the other one from Karcher we had we kept in the garage and the frost damaged it - Now I clean and dry this one and keep it in the box in the house and its been fine - No eglu anymore but use it for the paving slabs outside and love it. Its plenty power for what you need.
  17. Your machines are fabulous and what a difference when you get inside and clean them all up. Also your patchwork is really lovely too. Not done much patchwork lately but have done some key fobs as an order.
  18. Very well done on the graduation and also the job - nice to be near to home to start with = have lots of fun! All the best.
  19. Clean aired linen on the bed ready for the next occupant and the spare linen in the cupboard folded up or kept where you have madespace for it - Mine under the beds is easy to just take out and make up the bed once I have stripped it for washing and the next lot goes under the bed once aired and ready again. It was not always so!! - I had a very messy airing cupboard when we all lived here - kids and my mum and husband and myself - when you opened the door - things would definitely tend to escape! Also the cat learnt to open the sliding cupboard door and enjoyed making a nice bed amongst the nice clean linen and towels! the latest cat still does it to the towels!.
  20. I have drawer divan beds with each bed having the spare bedding in a drawer underneath it. Helps a lot, usually into thr airing cupboard for a day to air off then under beds. I am a lot more organised these days!!
  21. Showing my age here but used to get similar called Vim or Ajax both powder forms. Similar to Bar Keepers friend. I remember doing our bath and sink at home with these.
  22. Where we lived in our last house - we had the largest pipestrelle bat counted colony in Scotland - probably as we were the only ones to sit outside at night and count them coming out of the tiles in the roof, Females live in a colony and we had loads - the droppings in the loft were dry so never cause a problem and we just put a large bin up there and we emptied it every so often. The males hibernate alone separate from the female colony. We also had long ear bats in the steadings beside the house and we had someone from the Bat conservation trust net and catch one to check it was that and let us see they were amazing - looked like they had 2 sets of ears!. Not sure about putting up boxes but I am sure they will find them and use them. Look under Bat conservation trust putting up bat boxes for some help as they have good tips there. They have a bat box information pack.
  23. When I sold mine I put the glug, grub and the roosting bars in the dishwasher, after an initial big scrub and then ran it at the hottest setting afterwards - they came out sparkling - I had a already tried everything else but nothing worked - wish I had known earlier and would have done it before. Miss my chooks but the garden is not so messy!!!!!
  24. Love the Orchids - mine flower every year at the same time which is now - one is open and the other has buds - I had one given to me and it flowered every year for 12 years before I lost it. They are just so nice and so easy. Mine gets a dribble of water once a week and never fed. We have 2 at work and one has flowered every year for the 3 years we have had it given by a client who lost her dog and it is nice when she comes in and its flowering once more - and the other one is a new one flowering right now.

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