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  Topic: MUSTARD, in every way
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 4
Views: 501
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Mar 21, 23 5:40 pm   Subject: MUSTARD, in every way
I have a tin of yellow dust, don't know why, I've no doubt it will be left in my will to some unsuspecting person
  Topic: Connect 65mm square gutter downpipe to water trough?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 2
Views: 5477
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Feb 04, 23 11:47 am   Subject: Connect 65mm square gutter downpipe to water trough?
Alternatively, I'm overthinking the whole thing and need a hosepipe and jubilee clips?
  Topic: Connect 65mm square gutter downpipe to water trough?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 2
Views: 5477
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Feb 04, 23 11:34 am   Subject: Connect 65mm square gutter downpipe to water trough?
I have an old water tank that I want to use to capture rainwater. The ball float mechanism will work to stop water flow when full, and divert the rainwater down an existing overflow. But, what can I u ...
  Topic: British White Cattle
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 55
Views: 10315
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Jan 26, 23 7:46 pm   Subject: British White Cattle
Lots of schemes just now for woodland creation, could be a nice use for a scrap of land, bonus public access to trees benefits?
  Topic: British White Cattle
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 55
Views: 10315
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 23 9:33 pm   Subject: British White Cattle
nice moos, showing my ignorance and trying to mend it

are the different colours, conformation, horns etc related to the personality type of the individual ?

ie can you pick for "robust" and fai ...
  Topic: British White Cattle
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 55
Views: 10315
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Jan 24, 23 8:44 pm   Subject: British White Cattle
Ancient Welsh (so, Welsh White, Belted Welsh Black, red belted (passports say "coloured Welsh")); a couple have Traditional Hereford sire from a Welsh cow. https://ancientcattleofwales.org/
  Topic: British White Cattle
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 55
Views: 10315
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 23 8:01 pm   Subject: British White Cattle
True about the personalities, I have two half sisters, born same year. One wanted human contact from day 1, the other refused to be touched for a year. Both fine now.
  Topic: British White Cattle
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 55
Views: 10315
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 23 10:29 am   Subject: British White Cattle
Best thing I've ever seen was a giant man of a farmer with his shin-high dexters swarming him
  Topic: British White Cattle
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 55
Views: 10315
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 23 8:09 pm   Subject: British White Cattle
ps with dexters the achondroplasic gene needs attention

short and compact is ok for some places, long is ok in some places, together they are fine

this is the normal for the countryside bit :rol ...
  Topic: British White Cattle
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 55
Views: 10315
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Jan 01, 23 8:57 pm   Subject: British White Cattle
big has advantages such as half the paperwork, half the vet fees and half the pop and chop fees compared to 2 small ones for the same amount of food/meat

the only belted galloway i had was docile b ...
  Topic: British White Cattle
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 55
Views: 10315
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Jan 01, 23 10:25 am   Subject: Re: British White Cattle
Anyone have experience of the breed on here? Looking for a breed other than the go to Dexter for beef suckler cattle for our smallholder, before I pester the nearest breeder to me wondered if anyone h ...
  Topic: community fridge
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 4
Views: 2188
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 22 10:47 am   Subject: community fridge
It depends on the individual "fridge" - near me there is a "food hub" that explicitly says it is for everyone, and takes donations if you are able to. I believe that "food banks" need a referral thoug ...
  Topic: "dear dog ....", overheard very nearby
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 3
Views: 1199
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Dec 18, 22 10:02 pm   Subject: "dear dog ....", overheard very nearby
  Topic: rewilding, discuss?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 16
Views: 5372
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Dec 05, 22 8:29 pm   Subject: rewilding, discuss?
There are I believe 30-odd definitions of "rewilding" and the proponents of each spend a lot of time fighting about definitions and against greenwashing.
No-mow May is not "rewilding" but it is worth ...
  Topic: my little forest
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 22
Views: 21871
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Nov 16, 22 3:48 pm   Subject: my little forest
Couldn't possibly comment on chemical use, but I would eradicate all rhododendron. It just spreads, thousands of seeds from one plant, I don't think it's worth the risk keeping any. Unless I've misrea ...
 
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