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by stargazer
Wed May 22, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Scots Grey chooks
Replies: 0
Views: 1520

Scots Grey chooks

Does anyone on here keep them? Ours are only chicks but I'm in love already, they are so healthy and self sufficient (no ish!) at 13 days old. They are pestering me in the mornings to get out into the garden, fighting over worms, then cuddling into my spaniel for a snooze. He thinks he is the proud ...
by stargazer
Wed May 22, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Etsy/Folksy Shop List
Replies: 11
Views: 6118

Re: Etsy/Folksy Shop List

I sell my soaps and lip balms on Folksy http://folksy.com/shops/LorimersSoap

Lovely natural ingredients, lots of very good Feedback, (mostly on Ebay actually, it is busier! but I like Folksy better) and all made by me in my kitchen. :icon_smile:
by stargazer
Wed May 22, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Herbal Handbook For Farm and Stable
Replies: 0
Views: 5055

Herbal Handbook For Farm and Stable

Herbal Handbook For Farm and Stable by Juliette de Bairacli Levy. I picked up the original 1952 copy of this book recently, although you can get the reprints online. The author travelled across the world learning herbal treatments, living with peasants and gipsies. She writes - "I have written ...
by stargazer
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: Make your own polytunnel cheap!
Replies: 21
Views: 31862

Re: Make your own polytunnel cheap!

I have done well with cucumbers, going to do more this year. The only thing we added to the polytunnel was a ventilation grille at the end opposite the door to stop mould. I tried beans last year, they went mouldy but everything else has been fine. The tunnel is still going strong despite the winds ...
by stargazer
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Old brewing recipes
Replies: 28
Views: 3810

Re: Old brewing recipes

I have made it at last!! Smells very herbal and nice and knocks your socks off!! I haven't left it for a month yet, think it might be a killer once it has matured. On the other hand, my wee dog (age 16) has an enlarged heart and as both mistletoe herb and the motherwort are good for hearts I gave hi...
by stargazer
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to get rid of slugs
Replies: 167
Views: 140576

Re: 101 ways to get rid of slugs

Get a toad, I have had no problems with slugs since Aretha the toad arrived.
by stargazer
Thu May 26, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Old brewing recipes
Replies: 28
Views: 3810

Re: Old brewing recipes

That is the ingredients ordered, oblivion is on the way.
by stargazer
Sat May 07, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: Make your own polytunnel cheap!
Replies: 21
Views: 31862

Re: Make your own polytunnel cheap!

I was hoping not to get bombed, but you never know. I like you site x
by stargazer
Sat May 07, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: Make your own polytunnel cheap!
Replies: 21
Views: 31862

Re: Make your own polytunnel cheap!

Great! Put a photo up once your done
Polytunnels rule!
by stargazer
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: Make your own polytunnel cheap!
Replies: 21
Views: 31862

Re: Make your own polytunnel cheap!

That would be more solid, our soil is like concrete anyway so the wood worked fine for us. It is still looking good this spring after two hard winters, not bad!
by stargazer
Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Old brewing recipes
Replies: 28
Views: 3810

Re: Old brewing recipes

I know, it does sound a bit dodgy!! I bought mistletoe herb in the brewing / health food shop near my dads so it can't be to bad, cost a whole 35p. I'm going to make this, will let people know the effects, if i survive :icon_smile: :shaking: :pukeright:
by stargazer
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Old brewing recipes
Replies: 28
Views: 3810

Old brewing recipes

Fancy a glass of Witches Delight? According to the legends, this was made the women of Roughlee, Lancashire, to keep away evil spirits. Take 4 oz. of mistletoe herb, 4 oz. wood betony, 4 oz. valerian and 4 oz. of motherwort. Take 3 gallons of water, 6 lb. of sugar, 2 lb. chopped raisins and boil tog...
by stargazer
Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Cooking with a hay box? How pacific islanders do it
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Cooking with a hay box? How pacific islanders do it

Finishing the cooking in bed is a brilliant idea! No need for a hot water bottle!
by stargazer
Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Cooking with a hay box? How pacific islanders do it
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Cooking with a hay box? How pacific islanders do it

You can do it with a cardboard box and shredded newspaper, I used to have one. Two cardboard boxes, one needs to fit snuggly over the other, and some newspaper or straw. My pan had a handle on it so I cut slots in both boxes for the handle to stick out. It was a bit of a pain that the paper went eve...

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