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Sun 9-Jan-11
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KateUK
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V. nice Heather- Attic 24 is a lovely blog......really MUST try chrochet.Perhaps this evening during Country File....

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Yes! Yes!  You CAN do it Kate - I think it's just so easy you'll work it out in no time at all.magic

I'll try that again!

Sun 9-Jan-11
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I looked at the instructions in the book...felt dizzy...drank tea...dozed off....still 11 months to go....

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Sun 9-Jan-11
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Like your spirit Kate!!

 

P.S.  Dispatched 4 cockerels today so have some nice tail feathers for you.  

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Sun 9-Jan-11
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KateUK said:

I looked at the instructions in the book...felt dizzy...drank tea...dozed off....


don't blame you! instruuctions in a book woulld have me putting the bookdown and reaching for the nearest wine glass.

I guess I'm lucky that i was taught by a real live person, so by the time I tried  looking at a book I already pretty much knew what I was doing. I don't think even words and pictures aimed at really small children would ahve meant anything to me at all without previously having held a hook and made loops in wool.

Since you can already do knitting and other crafty type stuff I'd be tempted to say ignore the book, just start with a slip knot in a bit of wool and a hook and play around. what's the worst that can happen?

 

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Danast

Can I ask about despatch of cockerels, when we had to get rid of one last summer, we had to resort to shotgun (sounds harsh, but it's quick and it doesn't see it coming) - however we didn't eat it, took it out in the countryside for the fox population, who seem to have a taste for our hens. What method do you use, could do with the advice, think we have a sick hen at the mo, she keeps coughing a lot - usually a good sign of impending stiffness

Mon 10-Jan-11
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I've had a yen, for a couple of years now, to keep hens. Every time I raise the subject with OH he asks me how I'm going to despatch them when their time comes.  He's only interested in eggs and cooked chicken, not feathered pets.  The thought of despatch has deterred me so far, so any advice on achieving a fearless and painless end (relatively) would be most welcome. 

I think they are hoping to introduce hens into the Wildlife Trust farm this year, so I'm trying to pluck up the courage to volunteer with hen maintenance.  I think the idea is that they more or less run wild in a newly coppiced little wood.  I have a feeling Mr Fox may well be volunteering to despatch!

PS - Ooops how did we get from crochet to hens and foxes ???  Sorry, Danny/Ta for diverting the thread.  Can I redeem myself by saying 'crocheted cockerals'?

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wave I think it was actually my fault Heather.  sorry

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oooh feathers,yes please Danuta!wave

Rae-" what is the worst thing that can happen? "

Rae my dear, you haven't heard me swear, nor seen what happens when the temper gets frayed......let alone yarn devil

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sorry my fault too

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nah nah, not my fault this time!  big_laugh

I'll try that again!

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Terrier said:

Danast

Can I ask about despatch of cockerels, when we had to get rid of one last summer, we had to resort to shotgun (sounds harsh, but it's quick and it doesn't see it coming) - however we didn't eat it, took it out in the countryside for the fox population, who seem to have a taste for our hens. What method do you use, could do with the advice, think we have a sick hen at the mo, she keeps coughing a lot - usually a good sign of impending stiffness


 

is it too late to suggest worming?

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I worm them regularly anyway (Flubenvet) and also they get diatomacious earth in with any wet food, so I don't think it's that, but happy for any suggestions

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Back to Crochet, ahem...here, just for Kate.  I swear that you'll be able to do it from this link Kate.

I'll try that again!

Wed 12-Jan-11
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I saw this on a website earlier today. I thought it was a crocheted Zoidberg from Futurama but apparently not...

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