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  Topic: Wildlife
lowri

Replies: 1214
Views: 604588
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Sep 28, 20 11:08 am   Subject: Wildlife
I was out canoeing with a friend off the west Wales coast and we came across a grey seal snoozing with his head out of the water, and his eyes firmly shut. We got within about 4 feet of him, enough to ...
  Topic: Jack Russell with kidney problems
lowri

Replies: 7
Views: 708
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 20 9:33 pm   Subject: Jack Russell with kidney problems
Thanks Jam Lady, the freezing portions is a good idea and one I shall adopt. The tins of cheap dog food I still have I shall donate to a local animal shelter!
  Topic: Jack Russell with kidney problems
lowri

Replies: 7
Views: 708
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 20 3:09 pm   Subject: Jack Russell with kidney problems
Previous to lockdown she was on the John Burns Penlan range of pouches which she really liked, but haven't been able to go and get any more so she has been on cheap tinned food for too long which I fe ...
  Topic: Jack Russell with kidney problems
lowri

Replies: 7
Views: 708
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 20 10:29 am   Subject: Jack Russell with kidney problems
My JR, Pixie, aged 16, has been off colour for various reasons, nothing specific, but blood tests at the vets have revealed kidney problems.
Some years ago I had another terrier that had the same thi ...
  Topic: Penny Buns/CEPS/Porcini
lowri

Replies: 23
Views: 40134
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 20 10:59 am   Subject: Penny Buns/CEPS/Porcini
Masses of parasols this year, and they seem to have a second season. I had a good crop about 5 weeks ago which I am sure was earlier than usual, and now they are starting again! Almost too many. Would ...
  Topic: wow, sheepy lamborgini
lowri

Replies: 15
Views: 1256
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 20 10:30 am   Subject: wow, sheepy lamborgini
A friend who was doing some work round the farm happened to notice one Manx ewe behaving very oddly. Standing parallel to a fence, and springing up and down to see how high it was, she waited until sh ...
  Topic: wow, sheepy lamborgini
lowri

Replies: 15
Views: 1256
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Sep 03, 20 11:39 am   Subject: wow, sheepy lamborgini
Some years ago when I had breeding sheep, I used a Texel ram on my Manx Loaghtans. The results were superb carcasses, lots of meat but with a rich, almost gamey flavour, Manxes being primitive sheep. ...
  Topic: this year's tomatoes
lowri

Replies: 103
Views: 177330
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 20 10:27 am   Subject: this year's tomatoes
Yes Jam Lady, I guess that was what I saw. Beautiful team of Belgians. Thank you. Must have been Howells Living History Farm.
  Topic: this year's tomatoes
lowri

Replies: 103
Views: 177330
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 20 10:41 am   Subject: this year's tomatoes
Jam Lady, what a beautiful horse team! Are they Haflingers? The colour is right but I can't remember if they are as heavy as that.
A joy to see
  Topic: It's July
lowri

Replies: 60
Views: 33336
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 20 10:42 am   Subject: It's July
And surely it is not called "Deadly" for nothing?
  Topic: Exciting news
lowri

Replies: 343
Views: 462775
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 20 10:12 am   Subject: Exciting news
I knew a bloke who grew grapes for wine in his greenhouse, using the same method, planting outside and training into the greenhouse.
They were red grapes. He used to go to the local slaughterhouse fo ...
  Topic: shearing v. abiding by lockdown rules.
lowri

Replies: 4
Views: 1759
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 20 2:50 pm   Subject: shearing v. abiding by lockdown rules.
Thanks everyone, roughly what I had assumed; it's actually not the right weather now!
  Topic: shearing v. abiding by lockdown rules.
lowri

Replies: 4
Views: 1759
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 20 10:25 am   Subject: shearing v. abiding by lockdown rules.
I have 2 ewes to be shorn. It's too early just now as the wool isn't rising yet. It is 730 feet above sea level and windy.
Normally a friend and ex-neighbour comes up with his portable machine; ewes ...
  Topic: Himalayan Balsam seedlings - what will kill them?
lowri

Replies: 7
Views: 6809
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 20 11:10 am   Subject: Himalayan Balsam seedlings - what will kill them?
Thanks so much everyone. Tahir, the public information bit is most informative. As I am confined to barracks for 3 months, it'll be "something to do", but at the rate it has reseeded in the past, it w ...
  Topic: Himalayan Balsam seedlings - what will kill them?
lowri

Replies: 7
Views: 6809
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 20 10:36 am   Subject: Himalayan Balsam seedlings - what will kill them?
Suddenly noticed all these Himalayan balsam seedlings coming up in bare ground. Couldn't cope last year and now am reaping the whirlwind, so to speak. Garlon used to do for nettles a treat, what about ...
 
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