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Old Feb 17th 2017, 2:18 am
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My friend has chickens (as well as sheep, ducks and a couple of wee cows), they eat everything that they are given. Yours must be very fussy Kotare.

My brother has an allotment, they also have quite a large back garden in the north-east of England. I think it's more to do with getting away from home and meeting with like-minded individuals in his case.
Having looked at the plot the chicken are on, I would eat anything green too - mine are primarily on grass.

I thought allotments were for northerners to get away from the dark satanic mills and/or the wife :-)
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Old Feb 17th 2017, 2:41 am
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Having looked at the plot the chicken are on, I would eat anything green too - mine are primarily on grass.

I thought allotments were for northerners to get away from the dark satanic mills and/or the wife :-)
My friends are on grass too. They have a lovely lifestyle block in Wellsford.

Ay 'appen they are an' all. Brother is from the north-west, his wife is from a posh part of Bristol.
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Old Feb 17th 2017, 2:48 am
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My brother has an allotment, they also have quite a large back garden in the north-east of England. I think it's more to do with getting away from home and meeting with like-minded individuals in his case.
Allotments are certainly about being a meet up & community place for like minded people. MrBEVS family members have assorted allotments as well as their garden veg patches etc.

There are community gardens and rented allotments here too. I think they are a lovely idea.

My hens wouldn't touch silverbeet at all. Mind you neither would I . Ugh!
Friend up the road gave hers chopped pumpkin which they noshed into when they felt like it.

Know several folk back in the UK keeping a couple of hens in their back gardens as it is allowed per bylaws. I rather like the couple of pals whose hens house in an eglu. I rather like the look and materials used but think wouldn't be OK for the sun conditions here.

Not sure if they are fed skinned cucumbers though
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Yeah, how the other half live - they have to rent an allotment instead of having it in their own back garden
Yeah right, cos everyone's livin' the dream and got a quarter acre to spare.
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Yeah right, cos everyone's livin' the dream and got a quarter acre to spare.
Only 1/4 acre makes it suburbia by NZ standards
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Some rather juicy cucumber news has just landed on my desk at Cucumber HQ.

People keep finding cucumbers at '50 Shades Darker' screenings

I bet no one is leaving cucumbers behind in NZ.
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My hens wouldn't touch silverbeet at all. Mind you neither would I .
My chooks absolutely love silverbeet.
If I hold it up away from them, they jump up and down until it's all gone
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My chooks absolutely love silverbeet.
If I hold it up away from them, they jump up and down until it's all gone
Yep - proper NZ chooks
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I literally laughed out loud today, our local organic health food shop had beautiful cucumbery specimens... I mean they were truly a work of art, fat, perfectly round, a foot long......... but $7.80 each!!!!!!
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I literally laughed out loud today, our local organic health food shop had beautiful cucumbery specimens... I mean they were truly a work of art, fat, perfectly round, a foot long......... but $7.80 each!!!!!!
That's truly eye-watering for a few reasons
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I literally laughed out loud today, our local organic health food shop had beautiful cucumbery specimens... I mean they were truly a work of art, fat, perfectly round, a foot long......... but $7.80 each!!!!!!
You might have discovered the world's most expensive cucumber, I'll try and get hold of Norris McWherter to confirm.

Next time we'd love to see a photo of one of these record breaking beauties
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Prices may be higher at the moment due to bad weather in NZ and Australia.
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Prices may be higher at the moment due to bad weather in NZ and Australia.


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You might have discovered the world's most expensive cucumber, I'll try and get hold of Norris McWherter to confirm.
MrBEVS and I have met him. My late FIL was posthumously awarded the McWhirter Citizens Award for courage & bravery. It was a rather amazing evening and dinner at the wonderful historical Middle Temple Hall, London. Such a privilege to have been there.

I cannot remember if cucumbers were served at all.
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Latest from the Cucumber news desk; despite the high prices, cucumbers still feature in the top ten selling items at Countdown.

Cucumbers top the list of trolley items - NZ Herald News
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Latest from the Cucumber news desk; despite the high prices, cucumbers still feature in the top ten selling items at Countdown.

Cucumbers top the list of trolley items - NZ Herald News
Good god who would have thought that the people of NZ don't get quite as het up about the price of cucumbers?!
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