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by Skippy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

GA never tried retsina , I even had to google it , but it sounds interesting and fortuitously my wife and daughter are off to Greece tomorrow so I've asked them to get a bottle. I know what you mean flo , or at least I think I do. I don't have any turnips in this year but I do have plenty of plums a...
by Skippy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Hmm , that's made me wonder. I've always looked at turnips being those little white things you mention. Grown them in the past although I've not got any in at the moment. I do have swedes though. My wife tends to call swedes and turnips the same thing , neeps which is neither one thing or the other ...
by Skippy
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Oh , forgot to add . Odsox might have not had any luck with wines but apple and blackberry combined has produced some of the nicest wines I've ever made. Plain blackberry was the very first wine I made. I didn't even have a demijohn and used a 1gallon whiskey bottle and a scrounged airlock and bung....
by Skippy
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Thanks for the link , one day I may give it a try. I've made wines from root vegetables in the past parsnip , beetroot and sugarbeet all came out well. Pumpkins in beer wasn't something I was aware of , perhaps I've tried too many of friends "efforts" that really didn't go too well that ha...
by Skippy
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Eradicating nettles
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Eradicating nettles

Has anyone else noticed that horse muck seems to be very good at carrying nettle seeds? I work for one woman who keeps ponies and each year she mulches the gardens with it but it does encourage the nettles to grow. I often have to Strim the edges of the paddocks and the muck heaps for her to knock t...
by Skippy
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Turnip wine ( and others)

Looking through my copy of C J Berry's book the other day I noticed he didn't recommend turnip wine although he didn't say why. I've subsequently checked a few old threads on here which came up with a recipe or two but couldn't find a post where someone had tried it and gave a verdict. There was one...
by Skippy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Eradicating nettles
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Eradicating nettles

They also make a decent meal too , a bit reminiscent of spinach. I've eaten them by boiling them but recently watch an episode of a Ray Meres programme where he wilted them directly over a fire which he said tasted better than boiling. If you don't fancy eating them all they also make a good liquid ...
by Skippy
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040

Sorry if I've offended anyone by calling their reaction negative. It's more that the majority of comments on forums , both this one and others , are along the lines of "they haven't thought about X , Y and Z , they haven't thought about people with caravans , seven kids , goats or those who hav...
by Skippy
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040

I expected the reaction to be negative on some of the other forums I use but I seriously expected this to be viewed a bit more positively on this one. We are talking about something that's the best part of a quarter of a century away , it's not like it's going to happen in a couple of years. I've se...
by Skippy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Angle grinder
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: Angle grinder

:oops: double post
by Skippy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Angle grinder
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: Angle grinder

I've used angle grinders for many years and while I've never had an accident I would most heartily concur on the potential dangers. I'm not sure how hard those locks are but allow for a couple of discs I would say as metal discs do seem to wear quickly. One other thing I will add is to watch where t...
by Skippy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Onduline roofing
Replies: 7
Views: 2105

Re: Onduline roofing

I'm assuming that as this thread is six years old Jess has more than likely sorted out her roof but I will chuck in my tuppence worth. A very similar product is coroline , virtually the same in fact , same size sheets , same material but ever so slightly difference in the profile. Both are corrugate...
by Skippy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Guilty pleasures
Replies: 19
Views: 2128

Re: Guilty pleasures

Get thee behind me satan .
That sounds very nice indeed, I'll go off and try it and report back when I'm twenty stone .
by Skippy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Guilty pleasures
Replies: 19
Views: 2128

Re: Guilty pleasures

Dried mango , my daughter came home recently saying her friend had some in her lunchbox and she tried it and loved it and could we get some. We did and yes I'd agree it's hard to stop eating it. Going to have to try making some.
by Skippy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Buy and sell precious metals?
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Re: Buy and sell precious metals?

Ok found it , a lot of it is admittedly a bit tin foil hatty and deals with societal collapse but read through and it does speak about gold and silver.
http://ferfal.blogspot.co.uk/2008/10/th ... -2005.html

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