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Poddington and P

Poddington and P

Poddington and P is about life in the country. It includes their creations, the animals they raise, and the plants and produce that they grow in the kitchen garden.
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Articles : 55
Since : 09/08/2011
Category : Family & Kids

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Hatching ducklings

Hatching ducklings

Duck eggs have a gestation period of 28 days. As with chicken eggs it is a good idea to mark X and O turn on either side to ensure a full 180̊ turn, if hatching in an incubator. Eggs should be turned 3 -5 times a day (ending up on opposite side than the previous side the night before). Eggs should be candled on day 10 due to longer gestation perio
Diamond lattice knitted cushion cover pattern

Diamond lattice knitted cushion cover pattern

Diamond lattice cushion cover Diamond Lattice cushion cover 16" Cast on 68 sts repeat sts in between brackets Row 1. K3, (Cr2b (K 2nd st on left needle through back loop, K 1st st on left needle, pull both off needle), K4) continue until 5 sts are remaining Cr2b, K3 Row 2. Purl Row 3. (K2, cr2f (K 2nd st on left needle through front loop, K 1st st
Handmade wallpaper

Handmade wallpaper

Westie wallpaper To achieve this effect I used lining paper and drew the design with permanent fibre tip pens to prevent it from running as the glue was applied. The design was inspired from the various poses my dog Poddington has and plants and flowers on our property during the season. It only took a few months to complete, during the winter mont
Bunches of flowers knitting pattern

Bunches of flowers knitting pattern

Bunches of flowers cushion cover knitted pattern For a 16" cushion cover cast on 68 sts. With wrong side facing Row 1. Seed st for 10 sts K1,P1. Cable P6. K5, P5. Bunch of flowers K7, P2, K7, P5, K5. CableP6. Seed st for 10 sts K1, P1 Row 2. Seed st for 10 sts P1, K1. Cable K6. P5, K5. Bunch of flowers P6, Cr2b (slip st onto cable needle and hold a
Cable knit cushion cover

Cable knit cushion cover

Cast on 54 sts Row 1. K6, P6, K4, P4, K4, P6, k4, P4, K4, P6, K6 Row 2. P6, K6, P4, K4, P4, K6, P4, K4, P4, K6, P6 Row 3. K6, P6, k4, P4, K4, P6, K4, P4, K4, P6, K6 Row 4. P6, K6, P4, C2B (2 back) (K2, k2 from cable needle cn), P4, K6, P4, C2B, P4, K6, P6 Row 5. K6, P6, K4, P4, K4, P6, K4, P4, K4, P6, K6 Row 6. P6, C3F (3sts front) (K3, K3 cn), P4,
Harvest mites

Harvest mites

The harvest mites or chiggers are six-legged larva which are present on dense vegetation throughout the UK and are active during the day, especially when it is dry and sunny. When they come into contact with any warm blooded animal they insert their small hooked fangs into the surface layers of the skin, and inject a fluid to break down the cells i
How to kill red mites DEAD on chickens

How to kill red mites DEAD on chickens

All chicken have mites, which is why they dust themselves but the warm weather multiplies them. These mites feed off the chickens blood supply, making your chickens anaemic and if left untreated die. The total kill ready to use solution containing pemethrin 0.23%, tetramthrin 0.023%, benzalkonium chloride even if sprayed directly onto the mites doe
Cable cardigan

Cable cardigan

Cable cardigan Easy knit cable cardigan Pattern uses 3.25mm & 3.75mm needles, approx 3 100g balls of DK for a small adult (add additional sts in increments of 5 for larger sizes) Back With smaller needles cast on 103 sts. K1, P1, K1 (rib) to end. Continue until band measures 5cms. Increase 4 sts evenly across row (107 sts). Change to larger needle
Elderberry jam

Elderberry jam

The flowers of the Elder tree can be used to make cordial but I prefer to wait until the tree has developed berries and they have turned black before I harvest to make jam. Forraged fruit gives a more complex flavour than that of usual berries. Picking the tiny berries off the tree and de-stalking the fruit takes time but it is worth the effort. Fr
Dog breeds

Dog breeds

The dog became man’s best friend when it was discovered their use whilst out on a hunt. The spaniel (particularly the Springer) was ideal for running through the long grass acting as a ‘beater’, seeking out pheasants and the like. The pointer was used to seek and point towards the prey. A well trained dog will have his nose inches away from t