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    Best one Pot meals

    Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Daal (serves 3) ... apparently.... I ate it all but did have to lie down for a while.... 1 Onion (diced) 2 Cloves Garlic (finely diced) 1" Ginger (finely diced) 1bsp rapeseed oil 1tsp cumin seeds 12-15 curry leaves (optional) 1tsp ground turmeric 150g red lentils 200ml...
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    Guildford

    Booking the campsite seems relatively straight forward at a cost of £9.50 per person, per night. https://www.guildford.gov.uk/bookchantry
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    Guildford

    Any Guildfordians about? I'm looking into the idea of making use of the Chantry Wood Campsite for meets.
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    Chaga? ID

    Excellent, thanks Toddy. I broke it up into smaller chunks and It's been drying in the airing cupboard - I didn't bother removing the outer crust as I plan to just add it to my tinder pile. Very interested to see what it's like compared to Cramp Ball.
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    Chaga? ID

    I hope no one minds me raising this thread from the dead but it just so happens I stumbled across what I believed to be chaga - in Surrey also. One of the 'conks' was loose so I had to investigate further. Knowing nothing about chaga other than hearing and seeing it mentioned a lot and it's...
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    Finding a lost dog

    Cheers, all good info. So far it looks like the owner and an army of people online have contacted surrounding vets, shelters, dog warden, schools so on so forth - Sounds promising as far as spreading the word and so on and looks like they've had a sighting 5 miles away. (I have also contacted...
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    Finding a lost dog

    That's a good shout, I'll put that forward to the owner! Best not I offer their money!
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    Finding a lost dog

    Hi, Looking for a lost dog, not my own, but a strangers... I'm signed up to doglost.co.uk to be alerted when a dog goes missing around my local area, this was absolutely with the intention that I could give my evening wanderings a sense of purpose - and a good (forfilling) excuse to get out...
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    HELP! Dog Separation Anxiety

    Cracking to hear :) Best of luck for the upcoming nights!
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    HELP! Dog Separation Anxiety

    *thumbs up* to this! best of luck bushcraftsman! :)
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    HELP! Dog Separation Anxiety

    Worked for us. Our pup cried at night, we put her in our room at the end of our bed in her crate and there was not even a peep. After a few nights we just plonked her crate downstairs and she didn't make a peep. (Granted we didn't do the creep the crate out the room thing and went made her go...
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    HELP! Dog Separation Anxiety

    I totally understand why you are not following the 'self soothing' option if your neighbours are getting upset so here are some thoughts of mine - I'm no dog trainer so take them with a pinch of salt (I'm sure you'd appreciate any ideas at this point!) - Got a 2 1/2 year old cocker myself :)...
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    Seeking a paltry amount of poultry advice.

    Cheers all, I have a book 'Choosing and Keeping Chickens' by Chris Graham (in association with practical poultry magazine). It does go into a bit about the run or scratching shed mentioning gravel or chippings but not much more than that and even so it was tailored more towards a run with a mud...
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    Seeking a paltry amount of poultry advice.

    I see. So if I were to go with sharp sand then the bit I am unsure about is how I go about cleaning it? With the wood chips I thought I could just dig the whole lot out and take it to my allotment compost heap. With the sand option I am not sure how to go about keeping it clean? Other than...
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    Seeking a paltry amount of poultry advice.

    It crossed my mind, but I settled on keeping them so I had a real secure run from predators - my neighbours have lost chickens to foxes and their neighbours lost ducks to a fox. So for those days when I may not be back to lock them up at night I like the idea of being able to have them out in...