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by wee drop o' bush
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 78847

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

The first lamb of 2016 has just been born, 3 days early to a Texel ewe that we hadn't even been keeping an eye on as there are 2 others that are overdue :clownshoes:
by wee drop o' bush
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England
Replies: 28
Views: 2585

Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England

And Storm Gertrude is due to blow into the NW of Ireland & the UK later tonight/tomorrow. We need this like a hole in the head :gonk:
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by wee drop o' bush
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Microcephaly and Zika Virus
Replies: 39
Views: 3941

Re: Microcephaly and Zika Virus

sheddi wrote:Isn't Brazil hosting the summer Olympics this year?

I can't see bringing tens of thousands of people from all over the world into the heart of a viral outbreak ending well :(
Oh Lord, I never thought of that :(
It's a terrible situation, poor babies.
by wee drop o' bush
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey from Yorkshire, UK
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Hey from Yorkshire, UK

Hiya, just seeing your post now. Welcome from N. Ireland. :)
I wonder are we going to get battered by Storm Jonas :?
by wee drop o' bush
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Hi
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Hi

Zombie_Hunter_UK wrote:
Svothe wrote:I do hope so, Whereabouts are you from?
Sunny Dorset :)
Sounds lovely, I'm from soggy, miserable Co. Antrim, N.I. :D
by wee drop o' bush
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Last Land Rover Defender ...
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: Last Land Rover Defender ...

You still see quite a few round here, I am sure they'll still be in working order for years to come :)
by wee drop o' bush
Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 78847

The Sheep Farming Thread

It is, thanks :) My leg is not what it was before I broke it, but it works and I don't need crutches any more, despite mr wee drop saying I walk like Quasimodo (charming) I'm not expecting there to be any real difference between what I can do during lambing last year & this year. We sold some in lam...
by wee drop o' bush
Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England
Replies: 28
Views: 2585

Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England

I noticed today that this old tree had not survived the storm, most of them in that area have suffered storm damage at various times: http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/01/993f1c2c74e0b661af535279fbc3c095.jpg Also we have part of a roof from a neighbours shed laying in one of our fields, but all i...
by wee drop o' bush
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England
Replies: 28
Views: 2585

Re: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England

Looks like we got of light (so far) on the Nort East coast, windy but no rain or snow yet. How's everyone else fairing ? Ok, at my farm anyway. I haven't watched the local news yet. Thankfully my chickens were unruffled and the sheep are all ok. The wind was fierce though! :oh: There were road clos...
by wee drop o' bush
Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England
Replies: 28
Views: 2585

Re: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England

Frank is getting lively http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/29/63b7d9e3c8f6ae2a1a0b4a9f59ad69bd.jpg I closed my hens in their coop early today. Our generator is on standby. The sheep are either in the lambing sheds or in our fields which have plenty of shelter. Hopefully the winds will not get any ...
by wee drop o' bush
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi From Ballarat, (Victoria, Aust)
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Hi From Ballarat, (Victoria, Aust)

Hiya, welcome to ZS. When I think of Ballarat I think of the Doctor Blake Mysteries which the BBC always show in December (and which I enjoy) :D
by wee drop o' bush
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 78847

The Sheep Farming Thread

And it begins again for another year :crazy: Our first batch of ewes to lamb are due at the end of January, they weren't meant to be brought into the lambing shed till mid January but the weather has been so awful that our fields are sodden and light of grass. We got the lambing shed prepared this m...
by wee drop o' bush
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England
Replies: 28
Views: 2585

Re: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England

wee drop o' bush, has the snow reached you? Flooding is getting worse around the Shannon but it's also starting to affect areas in Dublin, and as predicted freezing temperatures are going to kick in from later today. https://twitter.com/emergencyIE is a good account to follow the situation here No ...
by wee drop o' bush
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Blackdog sighting off
Replies: 51
Views: 9832

Re: Blackdog sighting off

My thoughts and prayers for you and your loved ones, Blackdog.
by wee drop o' bush
Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England
Replies: 28
Views: 2585

Re: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England

We got off lightly in the Dublin region, power stayed up and there was no major flooding. Unlike the west: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVoABbtWoAARBC0.jpg More wind and rain due for Wednesday which could lead to major problems and according to forecasts, winter temps may arrive next weekend :gonk: ...
by wee drop o' bush
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Leytonstone Tube station stabbing
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Leytonstone Tube station stabbing

The hashtag is a good one


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by wee drop o' bush
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England
Replies: 28
Views: 2585

Re: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England

It is kind of cool knowing that the water running through the shughs on our land, flows down to the River Bush and ultimately feeds the water supply making Old Bushmills whiskey :D
I take it Cornwall escaped the wrath of Desmond?
by wee drop o' bush
Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Leytonstone Tube station stabbing
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Leytonstone Tube station stabbing

I'd be surprised if this guy is anymore than loosely affiliated with any prescribed terrorist groups.
by wee drop o' bush
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England
Replies: 28
Views: 2585

Flooding in Scotland and N. England

Mr wee drop is just in from checking our sheep, this is one of the fields that we could have had our sheep in: http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/06/429a9cd55cbcaa1c97abe5b92ad6827f.jpg Thankfully we didn't as its too prone to flooding :oh: It has sluice gates in it to prevent the River Bush from ...
by wee drop o' bush
Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England
Replies: 28
Views: 2585

Re: Flooding in Scotland and N. England

:shock:
It's stopped raining here, I hope this winter isn't going to be a repeat of 2013/14 :ohdear:
by wee drop o' bush
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England
Replies: 28
Views: 2585

Flooding in Scotland and N. England

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This is the current list of weather warnings issued by Met Éireann
Met Office Northern Ireland has yellow warnings issued for rainfall & gales.
by wee drop o' bush
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Flooding in Scotland, Ireland and N. England
Replies: 28
Views: 2585

Re: Flooding in Scotland and N. England

There's flooding in the north west and west of Ireland
It's rotten, miserable weather here in Co. Antrim but nothing as dramatic as elsewhere :ohdear:
by wee drop o' bush
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Home Security: Thermal Style
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: Home Security: Thermal Style

that's why the old British stone homes had thick walls and small windows, not only was glass expensive it reduced heat loss. My farmhouse is approx 130 years old (a conservative estimate) and stone built. There are a few rooms which could do with an extra window & it's not the most bright and airy ...
by wee drop o' bush
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How to Prepare Against a Mumbai Style Attack
Replies: 108
Views: 23195

How to Prepare Against a Mumbai Style Attack

We arrived in Paris last night just before the attacks began, they were already ongoing when we arrived at our hotel in central Paris. Everything seemed normal for Paris on a Friday night (we've been here before). We had no idea of anything untoward, in fact it was my mother back home in Ireland tha...

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