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by flower
Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Hawthorne berries
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

cor thanks! :shock:

you've made my day! :mrgreen:
by flower
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Hawthorne berries
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Hawthorne berries

We've inherited a huge hawthorne tree and it's laden with berries.

Does anyone know if they can be turned into wine? :drunken:
by flower
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Ideas for childrens workshops around sustainability eco, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 2079

A project I want to do with my own kids... I plan to use some junk (an old bicycle wheel, some sort of pole and some yoghurt pots etc) to make a sort of windmill for my allotment. I want the windmill to make noise and move things to scare the birds off my seeds :lol: I reckon it could be an ongoing ...
by flower
Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Clay soil
Replies: 15
Views: 3156

all of the above advice is spot on but here's an extra tip. I found that 'trenching' was the the most successful way for me. Making compost takes a while so while I was waiting I dug a narrow trench, put in a layer of newspaper then filled with layers of kitchen scraps, covering each layer with a la...
by flower
Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken advice
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Hi possum! so far, I have only lost one bird, (to a fox) and she was a bantam frizzle. But I understand that the majority of hybrids are not very long lived...being bred to produce eggs every day at the expense of longevity. Sadly, battery hens are usually culled after one year for this reason. Howe...
by flower
Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken advice
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

I have an eglu :lol: Yes they are expensive but having used wooden coops in the past, I'm never going back! Our eglu (bright pink) takes just moments to clean, makes it so easy for people to 'chicken sit' while we're away and looks so funky I just love it. On the omlet site there is a thread for vis...
by flower
Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Oh NO! Not again...Foot & Mouth
Replies: 70
Views: 15901

:shock:
by flower
Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Back again
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

lovely start to your blog!

I'm like a child....always so amazed and gleeful that I can chat to people on the other side of the world!

congratulations on the new members of your household :lol:
by flower
Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: How to make Ginger Beer
Replies: 14
Views: 4540

can't you put it in recycled plastic pop bottles?
surely that would be safer?

thanks for posting the recipe....I love ginger beer :lol:
by flower
Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Oh NO! Not again...Foot & Mouth
Replies: 70
Views: 15901

I don't pretend to know how or why these diseases keep emerging...foot and mouth, bse, bird flu....

but I feel certain that while animals are reared intensively and transported live across whole continents, dead across the whole world.....things can only get worse :cry:
by flower
Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow Rum
Replies: 15
Views: 4249

I remember Thetford........so picturesque with window boxes and hanging baskets....a pretty village green with a saxon mound.......and a bloody great punch up in the market square every saturday night :shock:
by flower
Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Flood victims smashing up household appliances and furniture
Replies: 18
Views: 5733

I did feel sorry for them, and was willing to help, but i'm not now. If i was anything to do with the insurance assessors, i'd be turning down the claims due to wilful damage od property. . Good God! these poor people have been thru so much! I would imagine that they are shocked and dazed, utterly ...
by flower
Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Isobel the dexter has a heifer calf
Replies: 15
Views: 3280

you know...I think it's lovely that you were moved to tears, thanks for sharing.
I'm gonna go get my kids to see this :mrgreen:
by flower
Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: BAA's injunction on peaceful protest
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

Done :mrgreen:

Thank you for highlighting this one....I didn't know anything about it but I am deeply concerned about the erosion of the right to peaceful protest in this country of late......I think I might toddle along to this one myself
by flower
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Eating your placenta
Replies: 33
Views: 8919

two thoughts..... one is that eating the placenta supposedly replaces much of the goodness given to the baby during pregnancy and is rumoured to prevent a range of post partum disorders ranging from iron deficiency to hormone induced psychosis (a rare but devastating condition ) Very often in nature...

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