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What do you compost?
Tue 22-Mar-11
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danast
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I don't do that, but might start now.  My hens get plenty of grit, but take your point about the calcium content.  Thank you for the idea.  big_hug

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Tue 22-Mar-11
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Isn't that wonderful?  You just got some advice from a newbie.  God I love this place!  heart

I'll try that again!

Tue 22-Mar-11
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wave  Great init    heart

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Tue 22-Mar-11
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Certainly is and Sparky has just arrived...

I'll try that again!

Tue 22-Mar-11
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'Allo, you two ! big_hug

 

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Tue 22-Mar-11
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It is good on here, I just need chickens now  !! big_laugh   big_laugh

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Tue 22-Mar-11
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wave  I could send you the wee b*****s who keep flying over the fence.  big_laugh

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Tue 22-Mar-11
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Is that a friendly thing to do, Danuta, only passing on the rough lot to me!!!!!??? big_laugh   big_laugh

Trouble is, they may get a bit hungry when I buzz off to France, dontcha think? frown

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Tue 22-Mar-11
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wave  I never said they were the rough ones.  Just the wee rogues  smug   One of them is my wee pal and even attempts to come for a walk with me and the dogs.  whistle

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Tue 22-Mar-11
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You mean 'with characters' !! big_laugh   whistle

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

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 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Tue 22-Mar-11
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I'll try that again!

Tue 22-Mar-11
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Back to egg shells, I have a bag in the freezer with them in, I just stick used egg shells in the bag until I have the oven on, then once roasted, I grind them down and either compost or give to chickens, depending on mood. My hens tree range too, but it doesn't do any harm.

Wed 23-Mar-11
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danast said:

wave  I never said they were the rough ones.  Just the wee rogues  smug   One of them is my wee pal and even attempts to come for a walk with me and the dogs.  whistle


Oh bless your 'wee pal' trying to come for a walk with the dogs, maybe it thinks it's a dog! big_laugh

It's amazing how they all seem to develop their own personalities and characters, aww.

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Fri 27-May-11
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    My favorite last year was my chainsaw chipping (much smaller than garden shredder stuff) and the left over pulp from my cider production (34 gallons) and the peelings from about 70 apple crumbles (gone of apple crumble). And of course the normal kitchen waste. Should have made excellent compost but not the best time to put all that apple waste in the compost bin......rats are running out of scoff at that time of year there was soon barely a sign of apple waste in there. Traps will be out this/next year prefer poison but not good for owls and works out more expensive. Now I am composting bees went out to put some stuff in compost bin and found an unhappy swarm of bees in there. I checked the compost bin instruction and nothing about supplying accommodation to an extended family of insects, if they are (and I am pretty sure they are) honey bees then they will be paying me rent?

Fri 27-May-11
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I like your attitude re the bees paying rent ok

 

I am looking to source a green johanna and then I can compost everything, even cooked kitchen waste (not that there's that much as we tend not to waste much). Trouble is the johannas are a bit pricey (upwards of £65), but I think I have found one in West Sussex for £19.99 and as my dad lives there, it should be easy to collect it when Im next down.

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