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by Berti
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Hand Spinning Yarn
Replies: 6
Views: 2429

Re: Hand Spinning Yarn

excuse me saying, davie, but there ARE specialist techniques needed to make a well balanced and stable working dropspindle.
there are too many bad ones out there already....
but if you can explain what you need, a more experienced woodturner should be able to deliver.
by Berti
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's all our fault
Replies: 9
Views: 1649

Re: It's all our fault

I agree with Oldjerry. Total bollocks and they just are looking for someones to shake a finger at.
Strange no one is speaking about the ones that grow foods for a living huh? No its the allotment gardeners....come on, use your brains, people.
by Berti
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Hand Spinning Yarn
Replies: 6
Views: 2429

Re: Hand Spinning Yarn

hi meg,
can you explain what you mean with a "drop spinner".
I know about drop spindles. is that what you mean maybe? can recommend UK makers if needed.
or give any spinning advice, really. 10 years experience. both on spindles and wheel. also do alpaca.
by Berti
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: dreamer asks: goats for milk.
Replies: 15
Views: 3795

dreamer asks: goats for milk.

since shortly I am in touch with someone who has the same dream as I do, starting a community farm. my suggestion was to keep goats, for milk (mostly, as she wanted to be vegetarian) and make dairy products. my question is, how hard is that? both keeping goats and the dairying. someone tell a comple...
by Berti
Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 80
Views: 24791

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

thanks for that link, Zech.
I found out there is an apple app and it's free watching otherwise.... hopefully I can manage (no subtitles...).
by Berti
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: what to do with chestnuts, how to preserve?
Replies: 9
Views: 5636

what to do with chestnuts, how to preserve?

now that the chestnuts are getting ripe for foraging.
how can I store / preserve them? what can I do with them?
by Berti
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: how do I recognize a sloe bush?
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

how do I recognize a sloe bush?

I think there is a sloe bush growing where I live (netherlands ) but I am not sure.
doesn't look like PLUMS at all, but smaller...which is what I was expecting
how can I tell for sure?
by Berti
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 80
Views: 24791

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

I still have a tv.
My youngest (18) left home last week.
Since then haven't watched a lot.....
Considering giving up tv. Will I be able to handle that? I will miss BBC (am in netherlands) which has the only worthwhile programmes......
by Berti
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: a different magazine? which one?
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: a different magazine? which one?

I think mike is right.....so I will see if I can afford to renew....christmas present to myself? giggle.
by Berti
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...add more light to my garden?
Replies: 3
Views: 890

...add more light to my garden?

my mini veg garden, which is an 2,5x2,5 metres, is situated at the north, unfortunately. sure I can grow veg, garden is now 1,5 years old and doing better every time. (improving soil where possible) but I thought, if I could in a simple way (rental house) add more light to the garden, maybe things w...
by Berti
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: how to make honey liqueur?
Replies: 7
Views: 3539

Re: how to make honey liqueur?

oh I can read german.....thanks for the suggestioins thats exactly the kind of thing I am looking for. :) lets see which one first.....
its hard to find GOOD honey around here except the expensive organic (9 euros or more for a 900 grams jar)
by Berti
Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...find a use for over-ripe bananas?
Replies: 24
Views: 4688

Re: ...find a use for over-ripe bananas?

my favorites: 1 sliced frozen banana per person, put in blender, add some liquid (milk or plantmilk or the like) blend well untill rather stiff but all pieces of banana gone fine. pour some maple syrup over it and add some chopped pecans or walnuts. next one is my special treat and sometimes even br...
by Berti
Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: how to make honey liqueur?
Replies: 7
Views: 3539

how to make honey liqueur?

has someone on this board maybe a reliable recipe for honey liqueur to make?
of course there are sources on the web, usually involves vodka and a pound of honey but I'd like something with more complex flavors.
by Berti
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: a different magazine? which one?
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: a different magazine? which one?

crickleymal, about MEN, its very american. that means, has a lot of ads and is mostly based on the american way of life. BUT its a real alternative read from HF.....with good advice (that you can use anywhere). it not as glossy as the british magazines, but also, mucho cheaper! should be easily avai...
by Berti
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: a different magazine? which one?
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: a different magazine? which one?

jerry, I don't agree with you that we can find the other 10% online anyway. if you look at what HF writes...it IS different. and I do buy the books anyway as far as I want them.....its just nice to have a magazine each month, that reminds who of who you are and what you dream of, and encourages you ...

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