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by Chantal
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: House chicken
Replies: 30
Views: 374

Re: House chicken

You'd be very welcome OH. I'll make you up a nice bed with fresh hay and be sure to clean up after you as you potter round the kitchen. :roll:
by Chantal
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: House chicken
Replies: 30
Views: 374

Re: House chicken

She is loving it Primrose. She's been on her own for so long and although we've done our best to sit with her in the garden, it's not been easy. We managed just about every day this year, with her running around the garden, but now there's bird flu around, DEFRA have her in lockdown too. For a few w...
by Chantal
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 147
Views: 2143

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

We're just above freezing in Warwickshire. The padlock on our plot gate was frozen at 10am, but by 11am the trees were starting to drip. Looking forward to a balmy 6C this week!
by Chantal
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: House chicken
Replies: 30
Views: 374

Re: House chicken

Oh she has that alright. She's sitting by the woodburner at my feet, chatting away to Coco and Diego, who are looking disgusted at a chicken getting pole position for the heat. They're not saying anything. :wink:
by Chantal
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 147
Views: 2143

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

We're about to head to the allotment, but not planning to do much. Freezing here again, but thankfully the fog that blanketed us yesterday has cleared.
by Chantal
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 147
Views: 2143

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

That's your story! :lol:
by Chantal
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: House chicken
Replies: 30
Views: 374

Re: House chicken

I can't believe I am now chef, fire stoker and shit shoveller to an elderly chicken!

As job descriptions go... however, as you say OH, it could be so much worse. :lol:
by Chantal
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Overworked ears
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: Overworked ears

My husband has masks that have two elastic bands (top and bottom) which go right round his head. He much prefers these as he can push them down to hang around his neck.

They sell them at our local chemist.
by Chantal
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: advice and ideas for eating jerusalem artichokes
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: advice and ideas for eating jerusalem artichokes

I made JA and spinach soup this year, with a little asafoetida, and it was silky and gorgeous. I'm not a big fan of soup, but am happy to make an exception for this!
by Chantal
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: House chicken
Replies: 30
Views: 374

Re: House chicken

I think I'm losing the plot. Flossy is off her food today, so I have baked her favourite lemon sponge cake. She stuffed her beak like a musket and is now sleeping it off.
by Chantal
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: House chicken
Replies: 30
Views: 374

House chicken

Some time ago (I can't find the post) someone asked about having a chicken as a house pet. I replied saying it wasn't a good idea, for various reasons. Last week when the temperatures here dropped well below freezing, we brought our last, lonely and aged (9) girl to live in the kitchen. She's been a...
by Chantal
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 4025

Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Do you eat all of that lot Peter? Or do you have cunning floral displays featuring squash too? :lol:
by Chantal
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Leeks
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Leeks

We've suffered terribly from leaf miner in the past few years and now only grow Sprintan. They grow so fast they can be planted out and harvested between leek miner activity. I planted out at the end of April and harvested a crop of massive leeks two weeks ago, which are now safe and frozen. I had p...
by Chantal
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: recommendations for blight resistant outdoor tomatoes
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: recommendations for blight resistant outdoor tomatoes

Hi Arnie, Suttons were selling Crimson Plum tomato plants this year. I've not tried them, but the seeds I buy each year for Crimson Crush and Crimson Blush have produced plants that shrugged off blight in the past. I'm trying Crimson Cherry this year too and all good so far.
by Chantal
Wed May 13, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sad
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Sad

The only dog I've ever owned was a beloved golden retriever and when i saw that Nigel had died, I just sat down and cried. I loved watching him on GW and followed him on Twitter. Sad day.

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