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by george
Sat May 18, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Help! Invasion of small white millipede things! Any ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 2117

Re: Help! Invasion of small white millipede things! Any idea

They are not cutworms.

They are definitely centipedes or millipedes. I can't tell from the picture, but centipedes have one pair of legs per segment and millipedes have two.

I can't offer any more help than that, sorry.
by george
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bake Sale Coming Up And I Need Some Ideas:)
Replies: 21
Views: 4520

Re: Bake Sale Coming Up And I Need Some Ideas:)

My favourite easy cake is banana cake with a cream cheese icing. Chocolate afghans are good too if cookies are ok for your bake sale.

I second the use of the foil trays. I always use them if I am making cakes to take outside the house.
by george
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Yoghurt
Replies: 19
Views: 3196

Re: Yoghurt

I make yogurt on a regular basis now and have a very easy method. I heat a jug of milk in the microwave for 2 minutes until it is too hot to hold your finger in it. then I leave it to cool for about 20 minutes until it is comfortable to hold your finger in it for some time - I don't have a thermomet...
by george
Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: First attempt at winemaking - help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1721

Re: First attempt at winemaking - help!

Thanks for all your help. I followed Mike's instructions. I crushed the grapes, added 1 cup of sugar, juice of half a lemon and the yeast (1 teaspoon). Left it all for 2 weeks and then took the solids out. Decanted it off the sediment twice. It made a little more than 3 bottles. The first bottle was...
by george
Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: knees
Replies: 8
Views: 3467

Re: knees

You need to strengthen your quad muscles. If your thigh muscles are strong this will take the strain away from your knees. There are lots of simple quad muscle exercises you can do without any equipment. The simplest one is probably to sit on the bed with your leg straight out in front of you and yo...
by george
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: First attempt at winemaking - help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1721

Re: First attempt at winemaking - help!

I think he went to Asda........... :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: No I was asleep! Thanks for your help Mike and Graham. The people on this website are awesome! :icon_smile: So, add the juice of half a lemon and then leave the solid stuff in longer than 4 days but not as long as 3 weeks. Great! I just...
by george
Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: First attempt at winemaking - help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1721

Re: First attempt at winemaking - help!

Thanks for this. So, let me check I understand this correctly. I crush the grapes, add 250g of sugar per gallon of juice that the grapes give (or add no sugar in which case the alcohol content might be lower). Add some yeast to the crushed grapes (is a teaspoon enough or should I add more?). Leave i...
by george
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: First attempt at winemaking - help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1721

First attempt at winemaking - help!

Okay I have read MKG's excellent easy guide to making wine and I want to have a go. http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=15819&hilit=winemaking+beginner+grape&start=15 However, I have been given 5kg of black grapes and I would like to try with these (rather than th...
by george
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Eeeeek!
Replies: 17
Views: 1369

Re: Eeeeek!

Congratulations! That is a great achievement.
by george
Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Experience of underfloor heating?
Replies: 11
Views: 3944

Re: Experience of underfloor heating?

We have underfloor heating too. In fact, pretty much everyone in Korea has it. I like it as it gives a nice warmth and the floor is warm too. We have vinyl (wood effect) floors. Here in Korea most people sit and sleep on the floor so they sit on the warm area too. It used to be run from fires heatin...
by george
Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Reporting spam
Topic: Heepsinowew
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Heepsinowew

Spam about online poker maybe! but posting all over the place.
by george
Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Is all recycling okay?
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Re: Is all recycling okay?

I also made an agreement with my family not to buy Christmas gifts. It works well and is good for us as there is not really anything we want or they want. My sister wanted to continue buying gifts for my parents but always does those Oxfam gifts. I receive random gifts from other people all the time...
by george
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Contraception and St Johns Wart rant
Replies: 17
Views: 2748

Re: Contraception and St Johns Wart rant

What a faff for you. I hope you get it sorted out soon too. I would second trying to find out if a Mirena is ok with SJW. It is a very good alternative to the pill and doesn't have the coil's problem of causing heavy periods - in fact if you are lucky it stops them altogether!
by george
Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Armed Robbery
Replies: 19
Views: 888

Re: Armed Robbery

I agree with all that has been said. It is possibly a HSE issue so contact the Sainsbury's head office and ask them about their policy. I hope you never have to experience a robbery but what Muddy Witch said is very good advice. It is not your money so should it ever happen just give the money to th...
by george
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: 27 days till im 30!
Replies: 20
Views: 1059

Re: 27 days till im 30!

Happy Birthday in 27 days. In 15 days I will turn 40. I am also not having a party but will be having dinner and drinks with friends. I totally agree about feeling young, to be honest even though my circumstances are very different I don't feel any different to when I was about 21. I don't expect my...

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