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by Potter's Farm
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Taking delivery of a dehydrator soon
Replies: 29
Views: 4554

Re: Taking delivery of a dehydrator soon

I have a small poly tunnel which will now be used for fruit, I like the idea of putting an apricot in there, might have a think on it. Thanks Tony.
by Potter's Farm
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Taking delivery of a dehydrator soon
Replies: 29
Views: 4554

Re: Taking delivery of a dehydrator soon

There was a mention of apricot harvests in West Cork....what variety do you grow? I have none here, but I had one tree in the UK. I forget the variety, it was one specially bred for the UK climate. When I bought it, a very knowledgeable gardening friend almost wet herself laughing at me!!
by Potter's Farm
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How to Home Educate in Ireland
Replies: 1
Views: 461

How to Home Educate in Ireland

I am considering home educating my 9 year old, I have no idea if I have to register somewhere, or if I have to follow the standard curriculum and will she have to take tests at the end of the school year? She's a very bright girl, who was well advanced when we moved here from the UK. She did brillia...
by Potter's Farm
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: goats for meat
Replies: 4
Views: 979

goats for meat

What is the maximum age for slaughtering goats for meat? We have a 3 - 4 year old female who we have just found out is sterile. Sad as it is, she is of no use to us. Would the meat be tough? We eat mutton and thought it might be similar.
by Potter's Farm
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow rum that is like nail varnish remover
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Re: Marrow rum that is like nail varnish remover

Thanks for the information, i have decided to start painting my nails so i can put the rum nail varnish remover to good use!!!
by Potter's Farm
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow rum that is like nail varnish remover
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Marrow rum that is like nail varnish remover

My hubby made marrow rum last september, following a recipe from this forum. We have left it for a year and were disappointed to find it had turned into nail varnish remover.

Any ideas why??

He produces all sorts of wonderful homebrew but this just didn't work out.
by Potter's Farm
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Sheep & Ram
Replies: 7
Views: 2032

Re: Sheep & Ram

He has a very large 'manbag'!!!! And he fathered kids this year too. He's not your typical billy though, very docile and not overly smelly - we did think he was sterile for a while.
by Potter's Farm
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Sheep & Ram
Replies: 7
Views: 2032

Re: Sheep & Ram

We have been told that having the billy in with the girls will taint the milk, but we didn't find that at all this year.
by Potter's Farm
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Being honest with people
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Being honest with people

Zoe, that sounds like good advice. In fact its all good advice. The person in question keeps asking if my eldest daughter has forgiven her yet....I should really say no, and that i don't blame her for with-holding forgiveness!! Part of me wants to be completely honest with her and the other part thi...
by Potter's Farm
Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Being honest with people
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Being honest with people

I decided that this year, i would be completely honest with people. Not that i was a dishonest person before. Its not as easy as i thought. I've completely stopped telling little white lies....'No, your bum doesn't look big in that' ........'that dinner was delicious'...and so on, I have even spoken...
by Potter's Farm
Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Sheep & Ram
Replies: 7
Views: 2032

Re: Sheep & Ram

We only have 1 sheep and 1 ram, however, we do have a small herd of goats with an intact billy. We let them live as a herd all year round and have encountered absolutely no problem.
by Potter's Farm
Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie looking at move to Ireland
Replies: 15
Views: 2841

Re: Newbie looking at move to Ireland

Hi, we did exactly what you want to do 18 months ago!! We moved to a cottage with 2 acres of land near Adamstown in Co. Wexford. We grow our own fruit and veg, milk our goats and produce meat from goats, pigs, sheep, ducks and rabbits. We also keep chickens and ducks for eggs. We are in the process ...
by Potter's Farm
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What age to slaughter goats for meat
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: What age to slaughter goats for meat

Ha ha ha, thanks Old Jerry, advice and humour together always goes down well!!
by Potter's Farm
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What age to slaughter goats for meat
Replies: 2
Views: 585

What age to slaughter goats for meat

One of our nanny goats produced 2 kids on wednesday, who are destined for the freezer. Our goat book says to slaughter them at 8-10 weeks, but we think that they will be quite small at that age. Has anyone raised their own goats for meat before who could give us some advice?
Thanks, Lisa.
by Potter's Farm
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Anyone have fibromyalgia?
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: Anyone have fibromyalgia?

Thanks everyone, we now think its something more than just the fibro, i'm on a waiting list for brain scans, will let you know how i get on xx

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