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by weeble
Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Blackthorn Flower Wine
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: Blackthorn Flower Wine

I cant remeber! Just followed a standard recipe for 1 gallon may flower wine, but used the blackthorn flowers. I cant understand the numb tounge thing. We both felt it and hubby did too when i force fed it to him!! There is nothing in the flowers to cause it i dont think. I could understand it bette...
by weeble
Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Blackthorn Flower Wine
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: Blackthorn Flower Wine

There was nothing else added, only water, yeast and orange and lemon juice. I couln't find a recipe either, although i am positive my nan used to make it, but she says she only made mayflower (although she is 96, and may not be able to remember!!). The taste wasn't too bad, if you really like gluggi...
by weeble
Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Blackthorn Flower Wine
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: Blackthorn Flower Wine

Well, have tried the blackthorn flower wine now , and can safely say it is DISGUSTING! It also made our tongues go numb! When i say it is disgusting i found it to be so. My friend who tried it too quite liked the taste. very like honey. wont be doing it next year though.
by weeble
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Positive stories please
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Positive stories please

Thanks for all your good wishes. Florence has been home since saturday after having her operation on Friday. The vets emptied her stomach and pulled out a bucket of acorns and rhodo leaves.As well as the tube we were using to drench her!! She had only escaped for 30 mins! She seems to be getting bet...
by weeble
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Positive stories please
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Positive stories please

Does anyone have any good news stories on goats/sheep surviving rhododendron poisoning. One of my nannies escaped in to next doors garden and feasted on them. She is now in hospital after having her stomach opened to empty it of all nasties. (she was only having a drench originally, but bit the tube...
by weeble
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Maiden Milker
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Maiden Milker

One of our yearling goats has started to produce milk! She has never been mated, and recently developed an udder (shortly after one of our other goats kidded). It has been getting bigger and I gave it a quick squirt today and milk came out! I know goats can do this, but is it ok to milk her or shoul...
by weeble
Tue May 18, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Blackthorn Flower Wine
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: Blackthorn Flower Wine

Well have eaten enough pips etc over time and am still here, so will give it a go! I dont intend on drinking 500 gallons in one hit, so I might survive it! Of course the reason why it's not traditionally made is that it might taste absolutely revolting! Have enough oak leaf from last year to wash it...
by weeble
Sun May 16, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Blackthorn Flower Wine
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: Blackthorn Flower Wine

We have enough around here for sloes aswell!
I suppose some of the leaves did probably get in with the flowers, so not too sure if I will drink it now!
Not too sure on how much cyanide is in them, or indeed how much to kill you, so might not find out!
by weeble
Sun May 16, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Blackthorn Flower Wine
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Blackthorn Flower Wine

Does anyone know if you can make wine from blackthorn blossom? I have some bubbling away at the moment, but have been told it may be poisonous! I'm sure my nan used to make it, but when i asked her she said it was may blossom she used and not blackthorn. We do make may blossom too, and this is the f...
by weeble
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: help milking a really short cow
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: help milking a really short cow

Dont know how good you are at diy, but couldn't you make something that would fit all? We made our goat milking stand from wood, but you could always reinforce the platform with something. Maybe some sort of adjustable head lock too. (Or bailer twine works to do it up too!) http://www.cyrilssoapshed...
by weeble
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Ideas please!!
Replies: 17
Views: 4265

Re: Ideas please!!

I had a lovely bath with clary sage and lavender essential oils. Was in labour within 2 hours! The reason they tell you not to use essential oils during pregnancy is that most of them bring on contractions. But do some basic research first to make sure safe for babe. Good luck with it all!
by weeble
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Poorly chicken
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Poorly chicken

Thanks for info. Just been down to check them, and she has died. :( All i hope is she had a good few months out of her cage. Will keep close eye on the rest of them to make sure it is nothing nasty which she caught.
by weeble
Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Rose Hip Syrup
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Rose Hip Syrup

Made some rosehip syrup today for the first time! Just wondering if anyone knows how you are suppossed to take it ie a spoonfull a day. Also are you suppossed to store it in the fridge or will it last in a cupboard. It tastes lovely!
by weeble
Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Poorly chicken
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Poorly chicken

First thing this morning i noticed one of my ex bats standing by their water drinker, looking very forlorn and sad. she was very droopy, all fluffed up and not interested in anything. She has stayed the same all day. Her comb has gone all pale and floppy, and she wont feed. We have only had her 3 mo...
by weeble
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: selling handmade soap
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: selling handmade soap

Hi You will need to have your products safety tested before you can sell, but this normally involves telling the company what you use, rather than sending off the soaps for testing. There is also the labelling laws. You have to have ingrediants in INCI (latin), address contact details and batch no's...