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by Big Al
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken thuggery
Replies: 7
Views: 1373

Re: Chicken thuggery

This was the norm for me and the way I eventually sorted it was to use the water jet on the hosepipe. Now believe me when I say we tried everything. It cost us many many pounds in sprays, treates, different coups, runs etc so we let all of them out in the garden and kept the most attacked chicken ne...
by Big Al
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello
Replies: 5
Views: 796

hello

I guess i should put this in this index having been away for so long. Well i'm back ! It's been a really tough year or so since I was sectioned for missing the last bus to pluto or wherever I was going via the fairy cakes in T***o's car park http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&a...
by Big Al
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: freezing leeks
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: freezing leeks

Thanks for the info. I had done a few of them, like 25 leeks the par boiled method and then read the other sugestion so I did the rest like that so now i have an enormouse amount of frozen leeks ready for my culinary wizardry over the comming months. Thanks once again for your help. :grouphug:

Alan
by Big Al
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: freezing leeks
Replies: 4
Views: 930

freezing leeks

Hi again folks, I've still got too many leeks in the garden and was wondering about freezing them. I'm sure that in the past I've blanched them in hot water for a couple of minutes rolling boil then put them on a tray and into the freezer for a flash freeze. when cold bag up and use later. At least ...
by Big Al
Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weight loss 2013
Replies: 98
Views: 8354

weight loss 2013

I'll start it off again this year but not sure if it's had it's sell by date now. I know I didn't lose anything in the last year but that just means weight loss 2013 is more needed now for me. On the 1st I was 296 pounds or 212st 2 or 134.6 kg We get weighed on a Saturday so toay I've lost 0.2 pound...
by Big Al
Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Lost dogs, tags and microchips
Replies: 9
Views: 3842

Re: Lost dogs, tags and microchips

Just recently seen several ads and facebook posts for dogs lost while out walking, usually dog has run off after something and not come back. The saddest thing that struck me was none of these dogs had collars or name tags which, quite apart from being a legal requirement, make it much less likely ...
by Big Al
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: popping in.....
Replies: 17
Views: 2177

Re: popping in.....

marshlander wrote:Haven't seen you for a bit either Wombat & not much of MMM

or Mrs Fibble....



MMM has been busy.... reading up on how to prune summer and autumn raspberries.....
by Big Al
Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: popping in.....
Replies: 17
Views: 2177

popping in.....

..... To wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. If you celebrate something else then similar good wishes to you too. If you don't celebrate.... Bah Humbug... :hugish: :wink: I hope to be in a bit more in 2013 now things seem to have leveled out a bit. My wi...
by Big Al
Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Electricity Usage Club
Replies: 141
Views: 35374

Re: Electricity Usage Club

Go on then, I'll restart it !! I think the basic idea was to read your meters every week on the same day and log in your own spreadsheet or on here what you have used in the week. Then if you, or someoone else thinks it's high then ideas can be discussed as to how it can be reduced if indeed that is...
by Big Al
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Electricity Usage Club
Replies: 141
Views: 35374

Re: Electricity Usage Club

Been looking through some old emails and saw this topic. Anyone still keeping an eye on their leccy and or gas consumption??
by Big Al
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Red and brown onions
Replies: 7
Views: 1741

Re: Red and brown onions

Just use them as onions, this year my red onions didn't really come to anything.. but last year I just picked whichever colour I fancied and used it as an onion. Red onions are prettier where the onion is still visible - salads, etc. You won't know the difference in a casserole, or even as steak'n'...
by Big Al
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weight loss group 2012
Replies: 236
Views: 30564

Re: Weight loss group 2012

I'm 1/2 a pound lighter than when we started this in January. Got the doctor to refer me to one of those "exercise for life " programmes so starting that on monday, 24th. hopefully it will help a bit.

keep up the good work all of you and well done for not smoking boboff.
by Big Al
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Shooters can't shoot if they have nothing to shoot with
Replies: 65
Views: 6489

Re: Shooters can't shoot if they have nothing to shoot with

I believe that all bears have the right to arms.
by Big Al
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Shooters can't shoot if they have nothing to shoot with
Replies: 65
Views: 6489

Re: Shooters can't shoot if they have nothing to shoot with

I took a texan singer songwriter to an english football match. Of course we sat in the home area and the away fans had their area. The match kicked off and so did the abuse and hatred between the fans. My friend couldn't believe the way we were all reacting as " it was only a football match&quo...
by Big Al
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Yoghurt
Replies: 19
Views: 3282

Re: Yoghurt

Thank you so, so much everyone. I am going to use all of the ideas here and pick the one my wife likes best. Mind you being the devious sod I am I could just add a bit of home made into the branded version each day until it is completly home made.... in a branded pot.... :lol: Thanks again one and a...

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