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by alan refail
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 66
Views: 3335

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Are you getting stocked up with egg boxes, Alan, now the egg production will soon be in full flow.... :) Lots of our kind customers bring us bags of egg boxes, so less for us to buy. We're getting up to 26 eggs a day now, but no trouble selling them. Plenty of regular customers and every week at le...
by alan refail
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1206

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

I went along to the Big house today, and said to the owners, "we won't see anymore wet weather for a couple of weeks"......I had only been home about haf an hour and we had nearly an hour of hail and rain.....and yes, my ears were burning... :) Similar thing here this morning, though with...
by alan refail
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1206

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

oldherbaceous wrote:A beautiful morning out there this morning....


And many more to come for the rest of the month :)
by alan refail
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1206

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Much less wind and rain here than was forecast. Just checked the propagators: one tomato through yesterday, eighteen this afternoon. Joy increased by the knowledge that tomorrow onwards will be be fine and warm for quite some time. I think I can use the word Spring again.
by alan refail
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Where Did My Water Go?
Replies: 18
Views: 324

Re: Where Did My Water Go?

Geoff wrote:You always have to take note of the elephant in the room.


Too true!

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by alan refail
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1206

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Nice sunny morning after days of rain. Propagators up and running so I'm out to the polytunnel to get the spring sowing done. All done. But I was fooled by the sunshine. Had a fifteen minute shower of hail with a gusty wind behind it. At least by the time I'd finished the sun was out again and is s...
by alan refail
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1206

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Nice sunny morning after days of rain. Propagators up and running so I'm out to the polytunnel to get the spring sowing done.
by alan refail
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 15
Views: 250

Re: Happy Birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
by alan refail
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1206

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Boiling water, teapot, loose-leaf tea, strainer.
PROBLEM SOLVED
by alan refail
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1206

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Started to clear out my dung heap. Noticed last years tea-bags are still in prime condition. made me wonder what the bags are made of. :? Plastic mesh. My son and grandson are teaoholics and get through loads of PG Tips. I've never found any sign of the bags in the finished compost. What are they m...
by alan refail
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 66
Views: 3335

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

oldherbaceous wrote:Is the egg production still pretty good, Alan?


140 to 150 a week. All the eggs we can eat and the rest get sold at the door; plenty of regular customers once they discover what a good hen or duck egg should taste like :)
by alan refail
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 66
Views: 3335

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

oldherbaceous wrote:I was just wondering if the Cockerels tend to end up fighting, Alan.


They would if they could, which is why they're apart.
They have more important things to do :wink: so best not to waste time scrapping!
by alan refail
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 66
Views: 3335

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Lovely looking birds, Alan.....just a quick question though, do you keep the different types seperate? The Cream Legbars and the Leghorns are both separate. my son is intending to breed them so is busy building separate pens. He'll be getting a job next building Trump's ruddy wall. The rest of the ...
by alan refail
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 66
Views: 3335

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

...and some other recent arrivals. Cream Legbar, Gwilym and some of his four hens.
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by alan refail
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 66
Views: 3335

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Some new additions. Exchequer Leghorns, Gennaro and his three hens.

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