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by MKG
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Chilli wine
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: Chilli wine

This is getting my curiosity going again. I'm beginning to wonder what a sweet chilli wine would be like (not a sweet chilli, you understand but a sweet wine). Off the top of my head, I think it would have to be a white. I may try it with rhubarb. On the other hand, I may not. I wonder ... ... ... ....
by MKG
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Spring?

I don't mind our mice - they keep themselves to themselves and don't attempt to invade no-go areas (there are many, many other warm and dry bits they can set up home in). As for rats, I have an aerodynamically-shaped half-housebrick as a special greeting for them. I haven't had to use it too often, ...
by MKG
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Gardening Indoors
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Gardening Indoors

But you have a personal juke box!!!! (envy, envy) ...
Put on hot music and the seeds will come up rocking and keep themselves warm (yes, I've had a glass of wine).
by MKG
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unwanted presents?!
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Unwanted presents?!

Distract yourself, Ina - I'm sure you could put the box to very creative use.
Feet up, hot toddy, a good book and keep warm (which is MY idea of luxury, although I do resent having to get back up to refill the toddy).
by MKG
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Spring?

Every year for the past six (or seven or eight) years or so, we've had a Herman. Herman is a blackbird - OK, he's a number of blackbirds, all of whom, I'm convinced, share a lot of genetic material. The original Herman would nag us for food, run figures of eight around my feet, wait in the same spot...
by MKG
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just before ...
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Just before ...

... everyone descends into the general haze of Christmas celebrations (not, of course, including the many teetotallers on the board) ... (What am I saying?) ...

MERRY CHRISTMAS

:santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa:
by MKG
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Vertical gardening

Hi Thomzo - nice to talk to you again. Don't worry - I'm just having a general moan. My knees and back have done pretty well but they're getting on a bit now, so it's more a man-moan than anything else. I did toy with the idea, last night, of getting sunken paths dug and it took a while to realise w...
by MKG
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 22
Views: 1536

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

I looked it up. US rutabaga = English swede (if you see what I mean) and Scottish neep (as in neeps and tatties).
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: No Bees?

We've been through a couple of those, Weedo. Those flies, if they're anything like ours, do a bit of pollination - not half as good as bees, but it's something. Other than that, it's a camel-hair water-colour brush, a good supply of beer and a gentle afternoon distributing pollen yourself. I recomme...
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Vertical gardening

I should have been more specific. I CAN kneel down - but I can't get back up again, so If I'm by myself it would be a stupid thing to do. I can also bend a bit, but it's pot luck - half of the time my back cramps and locks and, believe me, that makes me say "Golly Gosh, that smarts a little&quo...
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: bike gears
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: bike gears

Or do you mean a twistgrip?
If so, just Google "twist shifter hard to turn" and Bob's your uncle.
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ... tell if a cameo is real?
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: ... tell if a cameo is real?

This looks pretty comprehensive, sususanan ...

https://www.wikihow.com/Tell-if-a-Cameo-Is-Authentic
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New potatoes for dinner
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: New potatoes for dinner

Desprouted spuds with sprouts, eh?
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 22
Views: 1536

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Well, it's not so much disastrous wine made from vegetables, Bernard, but wines from those particular vegetables. I wouldn't even consider a potato wine because of the inherent starch problems and, although its not so obvious, you can get similar starch problems with turnips and swede. But it's cert...
by MKG
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 28
Views: 10499

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

I don't think I knew you were a bit of a ham, Odsox. I used to be the proud owner of a wartime (or possibly just pre-war) HRO monster which I attempted to rebuild. Unsuccessfully - but it kept me amused for a couple of years.

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