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Coffee Lounge / Re: Corona Virus
« Last post by SallyintNorth on Today at 01:28:58 am »
Links and times to see it on iPlayer would be appreciated ;)

Well done Polyanya.   :bouquet:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-52156993/coronavirus-sewing-nhs-scrubs-out-of-old-bed-sheets

dont know if it will will on the player

Yes, that plays :)   Lovely to see - and to hear some lovely Shetland accents. 
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Coffee Lounge / Re: Corona Virus
« Last post by Rupert the bear on April 03, 2020, 10:07:24 pm »
Links and times to see it on iPlayer would be appreciated ;)

Well done Polyanya.   :bouquet:

There's a FB group supposedly co-ordinating makers and hospitals in need, not sure if that covers all or just some.

A retired medic pal going back to work in Newcastle reports no shortages there, but the news from contacts in Cornwall is not so good :/

Lots and lots of heroes in all this,  :bouquet: but going into the fray with no armour and no covering fire... is above and beyond, and never mind clapping them or banging saucepans, you politicians out there, you need to sort out the funding and never, ever let them be in this position again!!   :rant:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-52156993/coronavirus-sewing-nhs-scrubs-out-of-old-bed-sheets

dont know if it will will on the player
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Coffee Lounge / Re: I know it's been done before but...
« Last post by smhowie on April 03, 2020, 09:34:24 pm »
cooking
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Sheep / Re: ewes drinking lamb milk
« Last post by crobertson on April 03, 2020, 08:48:02 pm »
We've had this for the first time this year. One ewe had twins who were looking a bit hungry so brought in and looks like she had the very start of mastitis and not enough milk for her lambs.

I made up a bottle to try and tempt them to drink a bit and mum came over a tried pulling the teat on the bottle. She had plenty of her own water, hay, recently had ewe nuts.

She was brought as a shearling so can only assume she was reared as a cade by previous owner.
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Sheep / Re: ewes drinking lamb milk
« Last post by SallyintNorth on April 03, 2020, 08:43:39 pm »
Dairy farmers feed spare milk and whey back to the cows and say it can make a big contribution to condition.  I know we are taught that milk mustn't get into lambs' rumens, but I guess in adult animals the rumen adapts to whatever is coming down.  The key thing is to not make sudden changes, so don't just feed them milk once in a blue moon, but either regularly for a period or not at all.

As to the ewes seeming to want what you've put out for the lambs, I would say that seems to indicate that they are one of thirsty, hungry, or after sugar or protein or minerals.  Lactating ewes should be drinking one to two gallons of water a day if they are inside on hay and concentrate, so it could just be thirst if they aren't being offered that much water.  Or maybe they need the sugar, so you could give them a molassed lick; or minerals so give them (sorry, scratched record I know) a lump of himalayan rock salt, or more protein or just more food in general so make sure they are never short of hay they will eat (which means fresh and not trampled), and up their cake if they seem to need it.
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Coffee Lounge / Re: I know it's been done before but...
« Last post by SallyintNorth on April 03, 2020, 08:33:12 pm »
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Coffee Lounge / Re: Corona Virus
« Last post by SallyintNorth on April 03, 2020, 08:32:18 pm »
Links and times to see it on iPlayer would be appreciated ;)

Well done Polyanya.   :bouquet:

There's a FB group supposedly co-ordinating makers and hospitals in need, not sure if that covers all or just some.

A retired medic pal going back to work in Newcastle reports no shortages there, but the news from contacts in Cornwall is not so good :/

Lots and lots of heroes in all this,  :bouquet: but going into the fray with no armour and no covering fire... is above and beyond, and never mind clapping them or banging saucepans, you politicians out there, you need to sort out the funding and never, ever let them be in this position again!!   :rant:

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Buildings & planning / Re: Private Water Treatment Advice
« Last post by arobwk on April 03, 2020, 07:01:48 pm »
Now to be absolutely clear, I know pretty much nothing about hi-tech water purification systems and it all sounds rather complicated.  All I know about is slow sand-filtration systems (although I have yet to actually implement one):  would one of those do instead ?

As to colouration and "bloody" taste, my immediate thought is iron.   

Above probably not very helpful - hope you get sorted soon.
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Coffee Lounge / Re: I know it's been done before but...
« Last post by Buttermilk on April 03, 2020, 06:51:12 pm »
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Coffee Lounge / Re: Corona Virus
« Last post by Rupert the bear on April 03, 2020, 06:36:03 pm »
Well I'm doing my bit as a retired nurse. Volunteering to make doctors scrubs (tops and pants) out of my old sheets, I have 3 king size should should be able to sew about 4 outfits from all that lot! Hospital in Shetland put out a plea for fabric and sewers to make them - seems they just can't keep up with the demand for fresh outfits and laundering - what has this country come to  ::) anyway I'll be a bit busy for a while, wish me luck  :relief:

Polyanya , I saw the BBC Scotland news briefing this evening, That was you . wasn't it ?
Very well done for a constructive contribution , its times like these that bring out the best in folk, Thank you for making a difference .

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