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    Oven dried tomatoes

    I could probably post you some?!
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    Gardening thread

    Some of my Black Russians were that size and really meaty
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    While the cat's away . . .

    😍 love them - especially Sherbet and Fizz.
  4. Woe is me 😢🤕 Im feeling a bit sorry for myself. Well actually I’m frustrated and bored but it amounts to the same thing. I had a moderately bad cold last week, but the coughing was so bad that I’ve damaged my ribs. I went to the doctors (I wouldn’t normally but OH made me!) and she said it’s either a bad sprain of intercostal muscles or a rib fracture or possibly both - doesn’t matter anyway because prognosis and treatment is the same. She’s given me co dydramol for pain relief which seems pretty good (pain is quite bad and very annoying) but said it could take up to 6 weeks to heal!!!!!!! That’s ages seeing as I can hardly do anything because nearly all movements make it worse. Has anyone had this and can give me any better news? I was hoping she was just giving me absolute worst case scenario but it certainly hasn’t got any better in the first 5 days.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    My mum and I went to an open day at a local countryside store where a breeder from Devon was supposed to be selling some pullets. I’d decided not to go as I don’t really NEED anymore chickens - I have 9. But then this morning OH pointed out that after my birthday shopping last year I’d had 11 for a while and that he’d buy me two for my birthday this year, so I decided at the last minute I would go as there would be barnevelder bantams and I’d love some of them. Then when we got there we discovered that the breeder hadn’t come because of the weather!!!! Sulking now 😤
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    Oven dried tomatoes

    He ones I cooked today I ended up simmering for an hour and a half before adding some salt, olive oil and a pinch of sugar - tastes delicious and I now have enough pizza sauce for 6 pizzas - good way to spend a wet afternoon 😊
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    Possible worms / poorly hen! :(

    Two of mine have been really knocked by their mould this year - both in the few days before they actually started to lose feathers and both hens who are about 18 months old and so having their first proper moult. I wonder if it could be that?
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    Oven dried tomatoes

    I’ve had quince cheese before - delicious with cold ham. I’m currently boiling up a massive pan of tomatoes to make sauce for the freezer. Have also frozen a few specimens whole to use in paella.
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    Possible worms / poorly hen! :(

    Bi-oo-cyst or interkokast are what you need I think. Hope she’s ok
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    Damaged intercostal muscles / stress fractured rib

    Yes I’m back full time but haven’t been full duties yet - I will be from next week. I’m a field working environmental scientist so it can be quite strenuous. Fortunately more so during the summer doing some of the work we’ve finished for the year so I should be ok now. Its not painful anymore really, just an unpleasant ache / discomfort if I breath too deeply / sneeze / stretch, so is definitely getting better. Hooray!!
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    😂🤣 The doctor told me it could take up to 6 weeks to heal. It’ll be three weeks on Friday. The pain is much less than it was last week - I can roll over in bed without swearing now - so I’m thinking that I’ll probably be doing some bits and pieces this weekend (painting the skirting boards maybe) and then probably starting to do a bit of outdoors work at work next week and then hopefully easing back into yoga and normal life in 2 weeks. Really can’t come soon enough! I’m really not good at doing nothing! I shouldn’t be complaining - a lot of people have much worse things to contend with!
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    May as well 🙄
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    I watched all but the earliest games. I’m still ‘off sick’ at life because of my injured rib so have spent a lot of time crocheting in front of the television. On sunday I watched rugby, rugby, F1, football!!! Square eyes!!
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    New girls

    One of my two is a reasonable layer (they’re 6 and a half now so slowing down with age), the other laid a reasonable number of eggs in her second and third years, three in her fourth, one in her fifth and nothing’s since 🙄 She looks pretty though 😊
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    New girls

    My old lady Wyandotte’s are like that and they’re generally said to be a fairly placid breed - all in the individuals I think
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    New girls

    The rumpless chook must have araucana in her does she?
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    Longer days with a light

    Good decision Peter - it’ll be much better for them to stick with natural daylight rhythms. They do look like jolly healthy girls in your other photo though. I bet the children next door love them 😊
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    Solo travel

    3 times a day!!! That would drive me mad 😂 He may go with a friend but even if he went on his own, a good fishing friend of his lives there so he wouldn’t be on his own. He is quite a lot older than me and is also DEFINITELY not one for partying!
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    DD got hurt on holiday.

    I’m sure none of us need to tell you or her this but if there’s a chance it is becoming infected, much as she would hate to, it might be best for her to try to get either home or somewhere she can more easily spend a while in conditions where it’s easier to keep everything clean. Hopefully it’s just taking a while to heal and she’ll be improving soon.
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    Solo travel

    Snap!! Do. Not. Get. It. Current top choice is yoga retreat to Nicaragua. Jungle (a bit buggy) bungalows / rooms, morning and evening yoga classes, options to surf, beach, wildlife tour through the jungle...
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    Moulting and itchy feet question.

    Yes I did but the vet also gave her 5 days of antibiotics (she said she had a slight temperature) so can’t say which (if either) made her better. How’s Molly doing Luvachicken?
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    Solo travel

    Me 4! 😱 I’d be happy to join a tour, but anything that says ‘get to know your fellow travellers on group dinners’ and I’m out 🤣
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    Moulting and itchy feet question.

    I have a feeling that Ducks ‘illness’ and head shaking a few weeks ago may have all been actually caused by so many new feathers pushing through around her head.
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    Damaged intercostal muscles / stress fractured rib

    Thank you for asking Luvachicken. Not as bad as the middle of last week when I struggled to even sit in the car but still too painful for my liking. I’ve stopped taking the codeine during the day so that’s probably partly why it’s so uncomfortable still. I have had some lovely sunshine though and I’ve booked Thursday and Friday off work because otherwise I’ll be office bound all week and I can’t stand that in this lovely weather! On the plus side I’ve had plenty of time to crochet things for my sister whose first baby is due at Christmas 😀
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    Oven dried tomatoes

    I’ve got 5 pepper plants but they’ve struggled amongst the tomatoes and I keep letting them get too hot. I’ve got about 4 medium sized peppers but they’re all staying resolutely green

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