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by demi
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Do you grow animal or chicken food
Replies: 10
Views: 2965

Re: Do you grow animal or chicken food

We grew lots of corn last season for the chicken which we never got round to getting. We roughly milled it and now the dog is eating it. There is loads of it though and we are supposed to be getting the chickens this year. We feed the dog on bones, cheep off cuts and old meat from the butcher which ...
by demi
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weight loss 2013
Replies: 98
Views: 8356

Re: weight loss 2013

After an over indulgent weekend with lots of cake and alcohol ( was our wedding anniversary :love8: ) I'v just finished off the rest of the chocolate cake today so will be fasting tomorrow to make up for all the extra calories. On Friday i was spot on 8st, this morning i was 8st 2lbs so it might tak...
by demi
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should you pay for someone else's lifestyle choice?
Replies: 42
Views: 3385

Re: Should you pay for someone else's lifestyle choice?

I agree with the others HH - and more so because I am deseperate to do a masters, but could never afford it as I would have to give up work. How on earth is he doing a masters without working? The fees when I looked into it were £16,000 a year! 16,000 pounds a year!? I'm so glad im Scottish and it'...
by demi
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: So many strawberries!
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: So many strawberries!

Oh no, i love eating fresh ones. We've got quite a big strawberry patch plus some lovely wild ones growing under the fruit trees in the orchard. But i usually eat them all fresh with the kids and don't have enough for jam :oops:
by demi
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should you pay for someone else's lifestyle choice?
Replies: 42
Views: 3385

Re: Should you pay for someone else's lifestyle choice?

Maybe you can buy what they need on condition they pay you back with weekly/monthly installments. Or get something off freecycle like suggested above.
by demi
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: So many strawberries!
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: So many strawberries!

I love strawberries. Can't wait till we start harvesting them again. Mmmmm yummy :)
by demi
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 40976

Re: What are you havesting

Beautiful Broccoli! :)

All we've got just now is garlic. Don't have a poly tunnel yet, it's on the to do list for this year so hopefully next winter we will have winter crops. It's snowing again today.
by demi
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RIP Richard Briers
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: RIP Richard Briers

How sad, RIP Richard.
by demi
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weight loss 2013
Replies: 98
Views: 8356

Re: weight loss 2013

The hunger passes, distract yourself, have a diet drink or tea/coffee, it helps. If you are really hungry later in the day have a piece of fruit. Oranges are good because you can eat the segments one at a time and space them out. Im having a fast day today too. This is my 3rd one. It's also just aft...
by demi
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Bicarbonate of Soda
Replies: 13
Views: 4644

Re: Bicarbonate of Soda

I add it to tooth paste to whiten my teeth. And i wash my hair with it- about 4tbsp mixed into a liter jug of hot water, pour over hair and massage in and rinse off well with warm water. You can then use a lemon juice rinse for conditioner. I also use a deodorant bar which has bi carb in it, althoug...
by demi
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: bread help please!
Replies: 20
Views: 3150

Re: bread help please!

Odsox wrote:
demi wrote:1tbsp dry yeast
1tbsp baking powder


YEAST AND BAKING POWDER ???
I know I hate celebrity chefs with a vengeance, now I know why. :lol:


Yes, that's just for the naan bread, which isn't the same as the Jamie oliver basic bread recipe.
What's wrong with baking powder?
by demi
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A New Blog About Off Grid Living, Building, Gardening & More
Replies: 17
Views: 2187

Re: A New Blog About Off Grid Living, Building, Gardening &

I don't have time to write a blog either, i already spend too much time at the computer as it is! Need to cut back. Soon as the last frost's over there'll be lots to do in the garden. My husbands pruning the fruit trees just now, im just stuck in the house with the kids, winter is boring.
by demi
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: bread help please!
Replies: 20
Views: 3150

Re: bread help please!

Is there no sugar for the yeast? I don't think dried yeast needs sugar. I use fresh yeast frozen into moulded balls of the right weight. just before making my bread I dissolve half a teaspoon of honey in a little hot water and drop the yeast ball in. 15 minutes later it's frothy and ready. I think ...
by demi
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: bread help please!
Replies: 20
Views: 3150

Re: bread help please!

I use Jamie Oliver's recipe which is really good: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/bread-recipes/basic-bread-recipe Although i mix the salt into the flour first, then separately mix the dry yeast with the sugar and 1/2 the water and leave it for 5 min or so somewhere warm until it goes frothy ( i ...
by demi
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Potty pause ( Elimination Communication )
Replies: 11
Views: 5767

Re: Potty pause ( Elimination Communication )

You should! I only use 1 nappy at night now and i put one on him if we go out but he usually stays dry and i take him to the toilet if i get the opportunity. I also lifted the rug in the living room so it's easier to clean up any accidents on the wooden floor. He is still not dry at night but i thin...

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