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by alan refail
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1461

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

oldherbaceous wrote:They shoot the Foxes around here too, then moan about the amount of Rabbits...

There are so few rabbits round here except in the sand dunes. They must shoot them too!
by alan refail
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1461

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Planted some bare rooted roses rather late in the year. Problem is, our friendly fox keeps digging around the roots for worms. Have tries ground up cooked egg shells. No luck. Weak solution of Jeyes liquid, no luck. Even lime sprinkled around them. No luck. Don't really want to go out and buy netti...
by alan refail
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: Happy Birthday.

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by alan refail
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Seed Swop-Shop
Topic: Saving Seed
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Saving Seed

Real Seeds were very helpful, and their site is well worth a look. Aside from selling seeds, they also give a lot of information about saving your own seeds :-) I will be having a go at that later in the year. That's good to hear. I know Ben and Kate from growing seed for them in the past. They are...
by alan refail
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1132
Views: 130930

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

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by alan refail
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 156
Views: 10786

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

snooky wrote:Hello Alan,
Are you exhibiting any birds at the Royal Welsh Show next week?


Having seen poultry at shows we would never subject any of our birds to that sort of thing.
by alan refail
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 156
Views: 10786

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

Big day tomorrow! Three new houses arriving - two for chickens and one for ducks. I've worked out that we've hatched 23 ducklings and 14 chicks so far this year. We now have another 16 eggs in the incubator; not the Dorkings as planned (they will be next year's project), but our own "MarsBars&q...
by alan refail
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Apples missing
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Apples missing

They all three cropped between well and very well last year. By the time masses blossom were out I did not see many pollinators at all.
by alan refail
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Apples missing
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Apples missing

I have three apple trees, Kidd's Orange Red, Egremont Russet and Enlli. This year there are hardly any fruits on any of them, though they all three came into blossom at the right time when there was no frost here. I am putting it down to a serious lack of pollinators. Has anyone else got the same pr...
by alan refail
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 156
Views: 10786

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

Geoff wrote:Fine looking birds, I assume you didn't need planning permission for the housing estate that's grown up.


That's the benefit of having an acre of agricultural land :wink:
by alan refail
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 156
Views: 10786

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

It must be really fun watching grow up through their juvenile stages. I guess they grow so quickly that every day there is a change of some kind to note. Are you up to full capacity now ? They're hard to keep up with, especially the ducks! Fortunately my son is chief bird man :wink: We have another...
by alan refail
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 156
Views: 10786

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

At just over none weeks old the young Exchequer Leghorns and Cream Legbars are in with their respective parents, who are not best pleased to see them, but tolerate them!

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by alan refail
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 156
Views: 10786

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

Another two weeks and at five weeks old the Welsh Harlequins have a large run, a plum tree for shade and lots of grass. These birds don't half grow - even quicker than courgettes! We still have all fourteen, but a trio (drake and two ducks) are booked to go to a local farm soon. IMG_1828.JPG IMG_182...
by alan refail
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1132
Views: 130930

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

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by alan refail
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1132
Views: 130930

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

The Atheist in the Woods An atheist was walking through the woods, thinking to himself, “How beautiful the animals are!” “How majestic the trees are!” “How powerful the rivers are!” As he walked along the river, he heard rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned and saw an eight-foot grizzly bear...

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