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    Quail prep

    Well they are in a big chicken run, but there’s not been chickens in it for years so it’s completely overgrown.
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    Quail prep

    Sorry you won’t be there , Broch, and thanks for the advice, all mine have been processed immediately so I wasn’t sure. I’ll bring the egg pan too if I remember , and eggs!
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    Quail prep

    Good to hear from you Tony! I’m looking forward to being there. Can birds be plucked ok if I freeze them first? I have got hold of seven male quail, all unfortunately a bit bald, though they are now currently in a big grassy wild garden, complete with a nettle patch, living their best life...
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    Quail prep

    Thanks yes, I’m done for the core days. I can buy more then eight but it’s not the cheapest place I’ve come across (just happens to be nearest) so I didn’t want to spend more than £40-£50
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    Quail prep

    Would anybody be interested in a short talk on keeping quails and a field prep? I can bring about eight (pre culled) birds, but they’d need to be £5.00 a bird as that’s what it’s going to cost me to buy them. I don’t have enough of my own so I’m having to buy them in. They are very simple to...
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    Vertical Smoke 2014 Middlewood 24-26th October

    Oh No! I booked the wrong week off. Ok lets see what I can do
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    Silkworm raising and Silk production

    Erm... No idea! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Silkworm raising and Silk production

    Silk!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Silkworm raising and Silk production

    Don't be giving me ideas now!! That sounds great! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Silkworm raising and Silk production

    I stretched 12 hatched cocoons over a metal frame, it should be square really would have been easier. These are turning out quite small due to the cocoons being hatched and also I had a lot of very small cocoons. Still , I should get a result if some kind. It's all a learning curve. I have...
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    Wood and a stream

    That's great! Keep us all posted ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Norse/Celtic belt

    Beautiful work as always! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Silkworm raising and Silk production

    http://youtu.be/P_OpFgQ4HTk This video shows the silk hankie making Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Silkworm raising and Silk production

    Well, little update on the worms , I tried , not very successfully, to reel some silk off some cocoons that died (they stink trust me) I placed the living cocoons neatly on paper towels, here's my whole collection, plus 'the last worm!' I've called him George. Doesn't seem to wanting to spin...