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  1. Hi Clare i will pm you my contact details - I only have your old work number in my phone. Yes it's ok to collect this weekend - Saturday would be better as we are busy with our allotment open day on Sunday. Marc and I will give it a jet wash tonight for you. A x
  2. Hi yes it is still available - we just need to give it a good clean before collection x
  3. Green eglu classic with 2m run, feeders, drinkers, some Omlet netting, shades and water proof cover. Will also include 2 x 20g waterproof food stores for pellets and corn. £150 collection only
  4. Drop a few cubes of ice in with their water helps keep the water a little cooler. I drop grapes and sweet corn into a bowl with water and a few ice cubes - mine love dunking their heads in and cooling off!
  5. We are all good thanks!! Boys growing up fast and keeping me busy! I will try and get to a Saturday breakfast soon, the boys have swimming on a Saturday so I will get dropped off for a proper catch up How are you and Rosie? A xxxx
  6. Hello from an old Omleteer!! Not been on in years!, still have chooks but also two young children now so time to chat on here is limited! Keep in touch with a few on Facebook though Sad to hear about Poet she was a real star
  7. Hi everyone Sorry not been on in a while! One of my ex-bats, Bo, is having trouble straightening her neck. Her head goes from tilting to the side , to her neck bending down and up so her head is upside down. She has trouble getting in and out of the cube so has taken to sleeping in the eglu on her own. Once she is out in the run she is able to get about, eat, drink and is getting on with the other hens. I think she may have had a small stroke - has anyone else had anything similar or can offer any advice? I have booked an appointment at the vets for lunch-time today. Thanks in advance
  8. Brilliant news! I wish you every happiness in your new home!
  9. We always make a big fritata with any bits of mushrooms/pepers etc. If there is any left over we use it for snacks the next day or for taking in a picnic.
  10. Our fig tree tends to do better when we ignore it! They grow naturally in grounds with very little water and nutrients. Perhaps leave it for a few more days without water and see what happens.
  11. Thanks for all the advice folks! I'll post some progress pics as we go.
  12. TBH - I don't mind what breed they are. They are all gorgeous, have integrated with the rest of the flock and are a delight. They have given a new dimension to the group and Betty, one of my ex-bats, has taken on the role of auntie and helps Hilda (mum) take care of them! It's really lovely to see her being maternal - she gives them bits of corn and breaks up mealworms for them. They even run to her when Hilda is in laying her egg. In the cube the three chicks are all in a row with Betty and Hilda at each end - brings a tear to your eye! I just feel really lucky to have had this experience
  13. The soil underneath is not too bad. The allotment manager did turn it all over about 3 months ago so we'll do the same, pull out the majority and then cover with weed control fabric to kill anything off as we go along.
  14. Hilda, my speckled hen, went broody a while ago and I was lucky to be able to have six fertilized eggs. 3 eggs hatched. Here they are on Day 2 : And now here they are aged 6 weeks : The grey chick (Popcorn) and the gold one (Buttercup) we think are Barnvelders (Is that right Lesley?) and the black chick (Emu) came from a blue coloured egg (Sorry Lesley, I forgot the breed) I'm hoping all are female - what do you think?
  15. That's brilliant - we'll have to compare notes as we go along
  16. We saw the plot last night - it is a 1/2 plot but is plenty big enough for us! This is the view from the shed end looking to the end of the plot : And this is looking down to shed : The plot was leased by an elderly gentleman from the village who is no longer able to use it. He had hoped to be able to look after this year but finally admitted it was too much. So we have a blank canvas to start with. On Sunday we will clear the area at the far end of the plot and get the green house in place. Then we'll start to clear the rest of the plot and build raised beds as we go. We'll also get some compost bins on the go - at last the chick poo can do more than go in the green bin! The shed is a bit rickety but will do for now - we might try and get a slightly bigger one in the sales or from freecycle. I doubt we will get a lot from it this year but have time to plan and plant for next.
  17. After nearly 4 years on the waiting list we have finally got a plot at our local allotments! We haven't seen it yet - all we know is that it has a shed One of DH's customers has given us a greenhouse (provided we take it down and clear the area for her!) We are off to see it tomorrow night after work - I'm very excited as the chickens took over what was our veggie plot at home!
  18. I saw these gift books in a little shop last weekend - Here On Amazon Both my sisters are 10 years older than me and so will have a very different perspective on growing up in our household - they are both 70's chicks while I'm an 80's babe! I was still at school when they where getting married and having children and so it is in recent years that we have all come closer together. I'm going to buy one for each of us as Christmas presents this year.
  19. I think this is the one that features Jane from BHWT on the chicken episode.
  20. Hi You'll love this site - very family friendly and with a great farm trail with lots of animals and play areas : http://www.cotswoldview.co.uk/ Have a look at the pods - they look fab and are good if you are just dipping your toes back into the world of camping. Hope to see you soon!
  21. If you can stand to wait a couple of months you will find Muck Boots at a lot of the country shows and BBC Gardners World Live. Hubby only paid £35 for his last year which are the Derwent ones. Call Prudence in if you can
  22. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  23. Yes he does! His kids go to the same school as my friends children - he is lovely and very supportive of school events etc
  24. How exciting!! 1) Make sure if you shop at Macey's or Bloomingdales you get your 'Out of Towners' discount card for more savings (even off sale prices). You get them from the customer service dept. 2) Go to Ess-A-Bagel for breakfast or lunch - there are two (359 1st Ave and 831 3rd Ave). There are zillions of fillings to choose from and about 14 types of bagel! You'll never want a bagel in the UK again! 3) Go on a Harlem Gospel service tour - BRILLIANT!! Even if you are not religious the whole experience gives you a lift - remember to take change cos' they'll make sure the collection box goes round before you leave. The tour takes you round Harlem and gives a history of New York and how it grew to what it is today. 4) See a show on Broadway - many to choose from, but, The Colour Purple is still playing and is excellent. There is a discount ticket booth on Broadway (nr Times Square) so buy your tickets on the day for great discounts (we ended up centre stage three rows from the front for one show and paid £75 for 2 tickets). 5) When you do the open bus tour, remember that the loop over to Brooklyn stops around 4pm, so do that loop early or you might get stuck in Brooklyn! 6) Visit the food hall below Grand Central Station - never seen so much food in my life and it ALL looks soooo good! Have a great time!
  25. Hi Pam Sorry to hear about your friend. I suggest that she uses Aloe Vera gel on the treated area after each treatment - this helps prevent the 'sun burn' effect some people experience.

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