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#1 Guest_Dolly_*

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:15 PM


Hi

The raised bed we having made for Elsie is halfway done. As soon as I can get out I will have a lot more input. The foxes and badgers are always around here , which we don't mind , but what do I do to stop them scaring or eating little Elsie??
Does the raised bed need a lid ? Do I need to protect her or will she be ok?

Samantha

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 09:14 AM

Hi Samantha,

 

I am also currently sorting out an out enclosure for Jerry..

You will need a secure mesh lid to protect against predators, not just foxes..but magpies, birds of prey, rats etc.



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 02:47 PM

Blimmin heck Jerry!

Maybe she will be safer indoors???
Can you tell me what you will be using please?
Can't rats burrow underground to get her???

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 03:42 PM

I have just ordered a Tortoise Complex(the one at the bottom of the page) from Riverside Hutches..http://www.riverside...o.uk/page8.html.

.It should be fine for a couple of years, though its only a temporary measure.

I didn't want anything permanent for this year as it's possible we will be moving home.

Scott at Riverside has done a few modifications for me to aid drainage etc and I will be adding my own touches...I'll let you know if it's any good when I've received and assembled it.

 

Elsie will definitely be better off outdoors.

Rats could potentially burrow in to an enclosure, but it's unlikely.

You can always put something like hardcore, mesh etc under the soil.



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 05:15 PM

Hi Jerry

Thank you for the link , it looks great!!

The one we are having is a raised bed with train sleepers. My dad said he will talk to the gardener and see what he can come up with.
I am scared Elsie will get eaten or worse still kidnapped to feed a predators young!!!

Jerry I think that word is swearing. The last line you typed beginning with H .!!!

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 09:36 PM

You shouldn't have too much of a problem getting a mesh frame made to go over your raised bed.

:ohmy:  :lol: Hardcore is actually builders rubble, crushed bricks etc.



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 09:55 PM


Ok I will mention the mesh framed lid to my dad .

Ah I didn't know it was also builders rubble . I heard it meant something very different!

Samantha

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 10:30 PM

Ok I will mention the mesh framed lid to my dad .
Ah I didn't know it was also builders rubble . I heard it meant something very different!
Samantha


Ha ha, you naughty person you

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 11:13 AM

Nonononono Sueboyle I am a good girl. However living with older brother who finished uni last year opens a girls eyes!!! I hear things an dad forever telling him to watch what he is saying..but that makes me mad because I am not a baby!!

Good girl Samantha

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 01:02 PM

Lol, I am constantly telling my son to watch his mouth around his son who is two. It would be awful if he went to nursery and said something bad. I bet you will always be your Dads baby though, whatever your age. My son is 37 and still my baby, the other two of course are adults ha ha.

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:23 PM


Wow it is hard to imagine you as a mum to a 37 year old!!

Only because you say " lol " and other things

My dad wouldn't know what " lol" meant if it hit him on the head

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:57 PM

Well, it's down to having to google stuff when the kids say 'mum don't be so dim!' he is my youngest, the eldest is 41 ha ha. I have a step grandson of 21, now that does make me feel ancient :(

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 03:42 AM

Wow it is hard to imagine you as a mum to a 37 year old!!

Only because you say " lol " and other things

My dad wouldn't know what " lol" meant if it hit him on the head

:lol: I have two boys aged 11 and 17 and they both tell me im too old to use lol. :)



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 10:18 AM

:lol: I have two boys aged 11 and 17 and they both tell me im too old to use lol. :)


That's me doomed then. Better get me rocking chair and blanket out :(

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:26 PM



I don't think anyone is too old to use "lol" but I never heard very old people use it before. I like it !!

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 02:33 PM

One of the ladies I visit with my job is 93 and uses a laptop. Sometimes she gets stuck and I have to sort it for her. She said a few weeks ago that it was odd that people put lol in inappropriate places, she thought it meant lots of love :) She read my Tortsmad website a while ago and made a note of two grammatical errors. She thought I would like to know. She's brilliant!

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 08:20 PM


Hahahaha aww that's so sweet

Samantha




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