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by silly_sammy
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: starting our own ish life
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Re: starting our own ish life

Some really good food for thought here. There is currently a mobile home next to the cottage.. which gave us the idea to begin with. Im living in a council flat. And I suppose apart from that there's nothing to lose. But we're going into this broke. Not expecting to make money, just gain some sereni...
by silly_sammy
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: starting our own ish life
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

starting our own ish life

Im not going to ask am I nuts... because I know I am.... My other half has an acre of family land sitting idle. His brother is in a cottage with his girlfriend on another part of the land. Currently we live in a suburban apartment with my 5 year old, and try to live as ishly as we can. But I dread t...
by silly_sammy
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Monsanto et al, at it again
Replies: 3
Views: 2512

Re: Monsanto et al, at it again

This whole thing is making me so angry... I can't believe its been passed!
by silly_sammy
Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Redcurrant
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

Re: Redcurrant

Have been growing redcurrant five years now. It gives very little in the first 2 years and then it starts to fruit quite heavily. This year ive had so many I dont know what to do with it all! I give mine a light pruning but mostly leave it alone as the fruit only grows on old wood. So perhaps this i...
by silly_sammy
Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 87064

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Finally started my brewing thanks to great advice on here. Hurray! Got two large demijohns of elderflower on. And one empty demijohn waiting to go. Not sure what to try next. Do like the idea of wurzel..
by silly_sammy
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Gah, Fleas!
Replies: 16
Views: 6082

Gah, Fleas!

I regularly wash my Dog in tea-tree & sea salt concoction. He wears a flea collar (which is two months old, and taken off before washing)... Yet he's now scratching like a mad thing. I checked, and yup...Fleas! :angryfire: I need frugal and safe ways of riding my pet and home. I really hate the ...
by silly_sammy
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Homemade Laundry detergents
Replies: 6
Views: 3485

Re: Homemade Laundry detergents

happy hippy, I would love to give this a go! Do you ever have problems with it not washing through? Do you put the detergent in the drawer or machine? I used a recipie once that called for putting it in the drum and came out with residue still left
by silly_sammy
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Homemade Laundry detergents
Replies: 6
Views: 3485

Re: Homemade Laundry detergents

diggernotdreamer wrote:Hi Sammy, how many washes does this do?


I dont know how many exactly, but it lasts ages as you only use around a tablespoon per load.
by silly_sammy
Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Homemade Laundry detergents
Replies: 6
Views: 3485

Homemade Laundry detergents

I thought maybe we could share recipes.

The one I make is:

two cups grated soap
Two cups washing soda
One cup Borax

My secret is using a pestle and mortar to get a fine sand texture.
Also, a teaspoon of vinegar once the wash starts :)
by silly_sammy
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Ireland.
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: Hello from Ireland.

Or red from midgie bites?
by silly_sammy
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Need some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Need some advice

:hugish: Thank you!! Both posts have spelled it all out clearly. I figured there was going to be a hype behind it when I saw all these wine kits with ingredients ready to go. And then I had read a book making it sound like chemistry also. I was desperate to start last year but just stuck to cordials...
by silly_sammy
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Need some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Need some advice

by silly_sammy
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Need some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Need some advice

I want to start making my own wine but with as low cost as I can. What are the essential items, and any innovative money saving ideas? I've been looking online at wine starter kits. Seem like a reasonable price but I'm not sure. Also.... Are the demijons suitable for storing the wine, or should I st...
by silly_sammy
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Elderflower/berry Cuttings
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

Re: Elderflower/berry Cuttings

oldjerry wrote:Or sow the berries......


Not a bad idea! Just pot them in during Atumn?
by silly_sammy
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to get rid of slugs
Replies: 167
Views: 140654

Re: 101 ways to get rid of slugs

:banghead: cry, and cry some more... My slug problem is so bad they come into the house at night!

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