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  • Bel, Very fine work! I am making my first ever quilt for my 3rd baby thats due in 4 weeks! Just teaching myself how to do squares, and it’s taking a long time. I don’t think this baby will have the quilt right when it’s born, but I wanted to try something new.

    The stars look as though they would need great skill to look as nice and uniform as yours do!

  • replied to the topic Chook Chat Part 2 in the forum All things Chicken 6 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks Edie, it’s a bit fat zero on our egg tally. I was a bit shocked when i put the fertile eggs under her on sunday to see she was sitting on nothing. The only other layer is my RIR so she must be having a break too. And then i just have a bantam pullet and i hadn’t thought she was laying yet as i wasn’t getting any small eggs.

    The bandsaw…[Read more]

  • Speaking of garlic, when is it supposed to be pulled up?, it must be winter solstice now i think about it. I was pretty impressed my garlic has managed to survive considering my garden was so neglected, it sprouted through the cracks of soggy cardboard.
    I still have loads of parsley too :cheer: any tips on how to stop parsley from going to seed…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Chook Chat Part 2 in the forum All things Chicken 6 years, 7 months ago

    Good tip edie, what apart from chick crumble can i give them? I told my hen when i took her off for the 4th time, it’s not chick time!! lol. She obviously didn’t listen to me.

    We have the foxes sorted for the time being, have to be very strict locking the gate in the evening, and always checking the perimeter of the outer fence. These foxes…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Chook Chat Part 2 in the forum All things Chicken 6 years, 7 months ago

    My mother in law has found some fertile eggs locally that i can get on monday. So, all going well my sussex will be sitting on something worthwhile soon 🙂

  • replied to the topic Chook Chat Part 2 in the forum All things Chicken 6 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Guys!

    It’s been so long since my last visit that i couldn’t even find this part of the forum :blush: !!!!!

    I am hoping someone can help me, a while ago we spoke about posting fertile eggs through the post. After losing 10 of my chooks to mr fox, I am left with 3 hens, no rooster 🙁 .
    I have a broody (a sussex) that i have tried to take off…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Once upon a time … in the forum Property Tales 6 years, 10 months ago

    Oh my gosh Judi :jawdrop: I don’t blame you for crying. I’m sorry if my last post seemed thoughtless, was just trying to raise a giggle in an otherwise horrible situation, i wasn’t trying to be dismissive of how upsetting your situation must be. Hope that makes sense. :hug:

  • replied to the topic Once upon a time … in the forum Property Tales 6 years, 10 months ago

    Gosh Judy That all looks very severe from start to finish.

    After some flooding in southern VIC my mother in law was quite upset with what was left of their gully. The floods had half washed away a brand new walking bridge that my father in law built. They had to get an excavator down to clear up, and then managed to pull the bridge mostly back…[Read more]

  • Bobbee, bad luck with the headache, as a sufferer myself i know how long it can take to feel human again after being hit by one.

    Bobbee post=352843 wrote: Yes Vickie those pioneer women and the women today who have no partner sure had/have it tough.

    For yourself, if you want to take notice of a golden oldie, stop being concerned about the…

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  • Yes for sure, we have been watering the beans and toms, It’s not such a hardship to keep the water up to the garden now, i’m feeling better all the time. We all iiterally forgot about the garden when first pregnant, I was just that :sick: :sick: , then the stint in hospital .. that now the damage is done it just does seem like to much of…[Read more]

  • Porgey, The garden had beef left unwatered for over three weeks, possibly more,whenever it last rained was when it got water, the soil is hard as a rock. I just plum forgot to mention to anyone to throw some water on it. I am still on strict orders by surgeon for no heavy lifting/work as apparently I have stitches in my muscles :dry:. The garden…[Read more]

  • Thanks for replying Bobbee, Imd80, and ladyB. But as you can bet, the sheep were not so interested in the garden, one jumped in for a while, but i didn’t have a lot of time before my husband had to move them off to the neighbours, then they are going over to my PIL’s for a visit next week because we have just totally run out of grass for them (no…[Read more]

  • This will probably be one of saddest posts you will read about gardening. I am going to let the sheep into eat what is left of my garden (save me pulling it all up) :blush: . I do have some viable beans, and small tom plants. Also a chilli and some yellow pepper seedlings which i will save first and a bit of parsley.
    Reason being is I haven’t…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Bel's Backyard in the forum The Garden Log 6 years, 11 months ago

    I agree with Bobbee, the pictures are very cool to look at. Such an inspiration! Don’t your chooks go to town in your garden? Mine are banned from coming in the front where i ‘grow’ things, and if they see me coming they race back out the gate, they know it’s naughty! 😆

  • The weather here in southern vic would not have been super hot for the whole 21 days, but i did have a broody in January and i had her in a pen i could move around the yard to ensure she was always in a cool shaded area. On the hot hot days i would put wet towels over some of her pen and ice in her water. Chicks hatched fine. But again, it…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Chook Chat Part 2 in the forum All things Chicken 7 years ago

    Edie, The bird that we put down was the He/She i posted pictures of a while ago, it never laid, it did crow only about 2-3 times a day for a week. Then it was like it decided it was no good at crowing and it just continued worbling like the hens but a bit deeper sounding. It never laid an egg.
    Now the bantam hen that is looking a bit wobbly is…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Chook Chat Part 2 in the forum All things Chicken 7 years ago

    Edie, thanks for replying 🙂 🙂 🙂 … there are two that are sick, one was so wobbly and poorly looking that i asked DH to put it down yesterday, it was a chick that hatched last year (the hooster actually 1/2 boy 1/2 girl) so thats why i thought it was unwell, that perhaps it was just genetically weak IYKWIM?. Now the other hen is no older…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Chook Chat Part 2 in the forum All things Chicken 7 years ago

    Just a couple of questions,

    what makes a chicken have loss of power in their legs, and fall over a little bit?? sort of a balance thing. And have runny sort of poo. Could it be the scaly leg mites? we are treating the legs with oil and the two chooks that are poorly don’t even look like having leg mites, but i am treating them anyway.

    Also just…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Chook Chat Part 2 in the forum All things Chicken 7 years ago

    Hi Guys,

    Don’t feel like i have been in here for ages. Spring certainly is a busy time when you have animals!! And gardens!

    Kristy, your 2 little lovlies look cute as! How sad that a few didn’t make it though.

    Bel, You sussex broody there looks as cranky as my mummy hen. Mine is the crankiest hen i have ever ever had.. she chases me out every…[Read more]

  • At work the other day i was talking to the principal, and she said a kid’s parent had told them that a certain student would be doing home schooling one day a week. So apparently here in VIC you can do that, but i think they will get a shock when they see what is required of a home schooler. We think the parent is trying to get out of having to go…[Read more]

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