|Announcements , intro's and contacts
| ANNOUNCEMENTS - PLEASE READ|
IMPORTANT AND/OR INFORMATIVE POSTS RELATING TO THE FORUM
| Hello and welcome|
Feel free to introduce yourself and tell us a tale if you wish .
| Members' own blogs / forums / sites|
| Useful links|
Just as it says --
|Farmed birds and animals ( stock )
Sheep , pigs , cattle , goats , horses .
And the less conventional !
| Poultry & other birds|
Chickens, turkeys, ducks , gamefowl , etc.
| Miscellaneous fish , fur , feather bugs , etc|
horses , rabbits , deer , fish and any animals including creepy crawlies which don't belong to another specific section .
|Working dogs , pets and wild things
| Dogs for a specific purpose|
"Working" dogs -- shepherds , retrievers , hunters , killers , guards , etc . PLEASE NOTE : Some animal lovers may be distressed by the pictures of working dogs in action .
All the ones which don't have to earn their living ( or even taste nice ! )
Flora & fauna - anything of interest
|Garden , field and pond
| Fruit, veg and field crops inc hay & forestry etc |
This section is for ANYTHING WHICH IS CULTIVATED FOR A PRACTICAL PURPOSE . See other sections for ornamental gardening and for Wild Food and Resources .
| General gardening - flowers , trees, aquatic, etc|
|Nature's bounty-- wild food and resources
| Wild Foods|
Nuts , berries , fruits , fungi ,
| Wild Resources|
Timber , turf , bogwood , fossils , gold and other interesting things
| On the Shores|
Shellfish & beachcombing .
|Self sufficiency projects
| Making a living : your own small business or sideline|
Tell us about your own small business or sideline . Advertise your products & services . Tell others about the upsides / downsides ; trends ; opportunities
| Buildings & outhouses / poly's and follies - construction, renovation, modernisation|
Anything to do with making a property habitable and with modern services & facilities. Construction & maintenance of sheds, barns, polytunnels etc but see relevant sections on livestock for animal housing.
| Alternative energy & fuels |
Alternative energy, natural resources, processing & recycling
| Grants , subsidies , benefits --- and their catches|
|Crafts, hobbies & pastimes
| Fishing & Field Sports . All types of Vermin Control|
Please note that not all of the types of vermin control mentioned here are intended as sport !
| In the kitchen|
Recipes , preserving , smoking , home brewing
| Making and Mending , hobbies & pastimes , tools and equipment|
| Books , short stories , poetry|
Recommend others or , better still , share your own on here .
( NB: please satisfy yourself about copyright issues before doing so )
goods or services legally for sale or offered for free ( don't expect many of those ! )
| Events |
Announce or review : Markets , shows , social gatherings , religious or pagan ceremonies , natural events .
| Your picture gallery|
Submit pics of your own . Show us your pet , your veg , your flowers ... even yourself if you wish . ( Tips on how to post them are included here ) .
| Folklore and your own strange stories|
Traditional folklore , remedies & cures , and your own strange experiences
| Top Tips . Things to do ....( and to avoid doing ! )|
You don't have to be an expert or write a manual . Just give us your top tips -- what to do or not to do on any subject you choose .
| Chat . Non-contentious please|
about pretty much anything which doesn't fit anywhere else . Topics of only temporary interest .
| Contentious chat and Random Rants|
The place for healthy argument but please keep it civil . NO personal abuse or your post will be deleted and you may be suspended from the forum .
If you are having a rant please remember that Libel Laws apply !
| Mutual Understanding|
Irish to English and vice versa . Not necessarily dictionary definitions , more how words , sayings and even gestures are interpreted in the different cultures .
| The Pit -- for spats , tantrums , feuds and other nonsense|
| Jokes and Funstuff|
this forum does not claim to be politically correct and it is very open-minded . Please do not read if you are easily offended !
| Forum system and structure |
your comments & ideas and what we are doing about them
| Admin & Moderators (only)|
This section is accessible only by Admin and Moderators