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by narmour
Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home Schooling
Replies: 12
Views: 4350

Re: Home Schooling

Thank you Mrsflibble for your reply. Those are very good reasons for removing your child from that school, although to be fair it sounds very much like that particular school was the issue rather than the system itself. But that is what your experience is of, so thank you again for outlining your ex...
by narmour
Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 202 reasons for not shopping at a supermarket
Replies: 52
Views: 21083

Re: 202 reasons for not shopping at a supermarket

Local Testicles doesn't seem to understand the concept of having enough checkout staff to cover the volume of people coming through. I usually find myself having to make a visit around 5pm on Saturdays, all the checkouts are queued back into the aisles and there are up to 10 checkouts not being used...
by narmour
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home Schooling
Replies: 12
Views: 4350

Re: Home Schooling

I agree absolutely that parents should play a large part in the educating their children, but absolutely not at the expense of a school education. It is interesting to hear your take on the topic, and I think that you are in agreement with me, that you should be responsible for supplementing your ch...
by narmour
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home Schooling
Replies: 12
Views: 4350

Home Schooling

Hi With the impending arrival of our first born I suppose this is a bit premature but it's never too early to start thinking about how you are going to approach things further down the line. First of all I want to say I'm not trying to get backs up here, if you are a dedicated home schooler and it w...
by narmour
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!
Replies: 25
Views: 6664

Re: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!

It's not beyond the realms of impossibility, studies are reporting populations of them appearing further north in Europe and all it takes is a migratory bird to carry a few eggs across the channel attached to their legs and hey presto. Stranger things have happened. Whatever it is, it's definitely P...
by narmour
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!
Replies: 25
Views: 6664

Re: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!

If you are referring to the photo in lycia's post these are definitely not juvenile salmonids. I work with these things daily and that's definitely not what they are. There's no parr marks along the sides for a start. If I have missed another photo (my browser is quite old and has a tendency to omi...
by narmour
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!
Replies: 25
Views: 6664

Re: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!

Did you find out what they are yet? They're an unusual colour but they look like juvenile salmonids to me. The large pectoral fins give it away. Do they have an adipose fin (small fleshy lobe between the dorsal and tail fin)? If they do they're definitely salmonids and not cyprinids. If you are ref...
by narmour
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!
Replies: 25
Views: 6664

Re: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!

If they are salmonids they will most likely be a lot bigger than 5 inches if they have been in there for a few years.
by narmour
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Pros and cons of keeping chickens on allotments
Replies: 16
Views: 3004

Re: Pros and cons of keeping chickens on allotments

Our allotment site allows chickens, and many people keep them without issue. The only drawback is that dogs aren't allowed on site as a result, although I don't know how welcome dogs are at most sites, given the capacity of dogs to trample seedlings.
by narmour
Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Rose Hips
Replies: 20
Views: 6236

Re: Rose Hips

Rosa canina hips are now starting to ripen, got a bucketful yesterday. Straight into the freezer for the frost treatment. Have found 2 prolific bushes so far, will be revisiting them throughout the season!!
by narmour
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Elderberries!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2502

Elderberries!!

Went elderberry picking yesterday, and came back with a bucketfull of heads, which worked out about 1.3 kilos of berries. There's plenty more on the trees as well which haven't ripened yet and that's just one of the 3 haunts I've found. Should be a cracker year for elderberry wine!!!
by narmour
Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Whats ready to harvest in July?
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

Re: Whats ready to harvest in July?

This a pretty useful resource, it's taken straight out of the River Cottage Hedgerow book.

http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-files/L ... lendar.pdf
by narmour
Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What can I plant now in my empty veggie beds
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Re: What can I plant now in my empty veggie beds

Lettuce love this time of year, you can have a crop in a few weeks. They last longer before bolting if it's a little cooler. Spring cabbage goes in now, and don't forget to keep some room for over wintering onions and garlic. Broad beans go in some time in autumn also.
by narmour
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: At last!
Replies: 16
Views: 2524

Re: At last!

By the way, what's everyone planting right now? On my list is fennel, chard, kale, garlic, over-wintering onions, winter cabbage (to make sauerkraut with), and thats about it. I'm keen to grow whatever will grow, but especially stuff that is either expensive or unavailable from the tescopoly. RIght...

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