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by hoomin_erra
Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Plan & install a CH System
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Plan & install a CH System

Hey all. This is gonna be long winded, so bear with me. We recently moved into an old farmhouse in Aberdeenshire. There is an oil Rayburn in the Kitchen which does the hot water. So well infact that we need to run off hot water a few times a day orelse the hot water tank starts boiling. And it goes ...
by hoomin_erra
Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Rowan - the raw facts
Replies: 17
Views: 2550

Re: Rowan - the raw facts

Although the Rowan was considered by some as protection from faeries, others say that faeries love the tree and will go out of their way to seek it out. Some even say that anyone harming a Rowan tree runs the risk of faeries seeking revenge by causing illness.

Oops!!
by hoomin_erra
Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: fisrts attempt at wine
Replies: 12
Views: 1891

Re: fisrts attempt at wine

I tend to leave mine in the Demijohn for at least a year, racking every 3 months. They say that wine matures better in larger volumes. And it also means that fermentation is definitely over. I leart my lesson when i had bottle corks and streams of Ginger wine sailing over my head one night whilst i ...
by hoomin_erra
Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine vinegar
Replies: 18
Views: 3494

Re: Wine vinegar

Ok, hoping our French connections can help here. Weekend of 8/9 August i have to take my M.I.L back to Germany. :cheers: :cheers: Hoping to make it worth while. I am coming through Calais, and was wondering whether anyone knows of any places that sell cheap Vinaigriers. None of these bloody £40 thin...
by hoomin_erra
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: road kill, common people what have you eaten?
Replies: 17
Views: 3076

Re: road kill, common people what have you eaten?

Roe Deer. Found it on the side of the road. 10lbs of venison later...

Best steak i have ever tasted.

And Milim, if the wood pidgeon sits outside your window every sunday, get an airrifle this saturday, and surprise him the following day.
by hoomin_erra
Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine vinegar
Replies: 18
Views: 3494

Re: Wine vinegar

Anyone in the UK got a piece of a mother that they are willing to part with? (* of vinegar that is, not * in law. :wink: ) I've had some wine and some Organic Vinegar in a pot for 6 months, and although it smells of vinegar, there is no mother forming. Would prefer red, but Cider or white would be a...
by hoomin_erra
Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Northern foraging
Replies: 1
Views: 768

Re: Northern foraging

fish, Sheep, Seagull, Crab :wink:
by hoomin_erra
Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: proud of my mushrooms!
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: proud of my mushrooms!

That's a nice sized 'shroom.

As an aside. Has anyone tried to start growing shrooms from shop bought shrooms? The Enoki and Brown beech 'shrooms from the local store still seem to have a root system.
by hoomin_erra
Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Quittin' Smoking
Replies: 153
Views: 26184

Re: Quittin' Smoking

She said she enjoyed it. Not that she gained a benefit from it. Just because you do something doesn't mean that it has to have a benefit. And visa versa. I know what she means. I enjoyed smoking. I enjoyed the taste, and the smell of the smoke. I stopped cos of the cost. And don't start on the "that...
by hoomin_erra
Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Bass in February!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2098

Re: Bass in February!!!

That'll be local economic activity.

It happens in Scotland too. :wink:

I supply chutney in exchange for fish, and wine or cider for rabbits and Pheasant. :cheers:
by hoomin_erra
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Dried Elderflowers for Champagne - yeast?
Replies: 9
Views: 3613

Re: Dried Elderflowers for Champagne - yeast?

I would say leave it for another week, and then check if you have any gas build up. If you do, fine, just leave it. If you still don't, you may want to add a bit of yeast.
by hoomin_erra
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Looks familiar!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2154

Looks familiar!!!

Image

Is it autobiographical?? :wink:
by hoomin_erra
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Quittin' Smoking
Replies: 153
Views: 26184

Re: Quittin' Smoking

Had my last cigarette at 5 minutes to midnight on new Years eve. Nothing since then. Yes i get the odd craving. Doesn't help that the OH still smokes. I just decided i was tired of being out of breath at the top of a flight of stairs. Plus, in our current financial climate, the £££ was a big factor ...
by hoomin_erra
Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Seasons Greetings

Merry christmas (orther alternatives are available :wink: )

Hope you and yours all have a good one.
The elderflower champagne and beer is ready. Homemade pud is ready, the spuds and sprouts have been gleaned, all i need now is a roadkill pheasant, or else it will be a bought chicken. :wink: