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GrannieAnnie

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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2013, 13:00 »
Yes, come on SS, we haven't seen much of you on here lately, how's it going?  :) :)


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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2013, 13:05 »
Hiya, sorry but I didn't think anyone was that interested so I've not bothered, but as you are I will!

To start with I had help here just to get things moving, but now it's just me and the missus.  The new chicken house is completed and all the girls are moved in, we even got two new girls (Britney & Kylie) and our first rooster, Jagger.  We had to take out our Andaluz chicken as she was just bullying all of the time, so a new home is needed for her.  It's much more tranquil in there now without her.

I'll do my best to get some more pics on here for you all as soon as I can.

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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2013, 13:25 »
brilliant and I'm sure that the other chicken keepers would be most fascinated if you could put details of your chicken house in Chicken Chat  :)
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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2013, 15:41 »
Hiya, sorry but I didn't think anyone was that interested so I've not bothered, but as you are I will!

To start with I had help here just to get things moving, but now it's just me and the missus.  The new chicken house is completed and all the girls are moved in, we even got two new girls (Britney & Kylie) and our first rooster, Jagger.  We had to take out our Andaluz chicken as she was just bullying all of the time, so a new home is needed for her.  It's much more tranquil in there now without her.

I'll do my best to get some more pics on here for you all as soon as I can.

We were waiting with bated breath to see what you would post next :)

Seriously, it's really interesting and if you need volunteers you can always ask!
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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2013, 15:46 »
brilliant and I'm sure that the other chicken keepers would be most fascinated if you could put details of your chicken house in Chicken Chat  :)

And some more pictures  of the chicken house with its new occupants!

I am finding this very interesting SS.  Something I would have liked to do if I was a bit younger.

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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2013, 17:41 »
Hiya, sorry but I didn't think anyone was that interested so I've not bothered,

 ::)  I'm interested :D
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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2013, 19:26 »
Me too. ;)

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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2013, 20:34 »
So am I, and a little envious too........
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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2013, 21:05 »
Hiya, sorry but I didn't think anyone was that interested so I've not bothered, but as you are I will!


I'm fascinated! And envious... :)

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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2013, 22:00 »
Me too - definitely want to hear and see more  :)

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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2013, 08:32 »
And me!  I'm intrigued by your change in lifestyle and would seriously consider it myself in a few years once I'm looking for a house as it doesn't have to be on this island.
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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2013, 13:39 »
Ok Ok, I get the message! More posts to follow.

A quick response now though to a couple of Q's;  Chickens all sorted I'll U/L details to the chook section.  We have quite a bit of land (25,000M2) but for now have only dedicated about 100 M2 to the vegetable garden.  We're currently growing Cauliflower, Romero (broccoli/cauliflower hybrid), sprouts, asparagus, pak choi, rocket, lettuce, red & white onions, spring onions, radish. Potatoes going in the ground any day now as are tomatoes.

It's definitely a great way of life here and would NEVER swap it for going back to the UK. Now is certainly a great time to buy and the best bargains are on places that need reforming.

Would love some help gardening and landscaping, but the weather here is not for the feint hearted, if you can't take the sun then it's not for you.  And don't compare it to the hottest day on record in the UK, that doesn't even come close!!!

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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2013, 21:40 »
How's your weather been so far this year SS?  Poor old Oliveview in Moron de la Frontera has a big muddy puddle still for a garden!  :(

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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2013, 22:11 »
keep it all coming great stuff, it makes me wanna go get the tools out :)
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Re: Cave living and growing in the desert.
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2013, 20:16 »
Hi all, I've not forgotten but please bear with me.  We have some friends visiting very soon so I'm trying to get a few other jobs completed before their arrival, I shall upload as soon as I can.

Oh and the weather's been getting very nice and toastie after a month of on/off rain.  The plants were very grateful for it.



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