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by Chickenlady
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Anyone else jam making at the moment?
Replies: 39
Views: 2443

Re: Anyone else jam making at the moment?

My best bit of foraging for jam has been mulberries at the local old folks home. Amazing fruit which has made delicious jam, although it did take quite a bit of pectin to make it set. Have also made yummy cherry jam and blackberry jam, all foraged fruit. Going back for some more blackberries this we...
by Chickenlady
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Where do I start with my veggie patch
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: Where do I start with my veggie patch

kate, I love the idea of planting carrots in an old linen basket. I think I have something suitable lurking behind the shed actually. Although I said I wouldn't bother with potatoes, I might do some charlottes, as they are delicious and expensive, so might have a go at them in a container as well. I...
by Chickenlady
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Where do I start with my veggie patch
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: Where do I start with my veggie patch

Thank you all for your advice. I will keep sowing my lettuces in pots for now - I have been doing that all summer - and then clear the patch a bit at a time and dig in lots of manure if I can get hold of some. Where do you all get your seeds? They do very cheap ones in Wilkinsons here but they aren'...
by Chickenlady
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Where do I start with my veggie patch
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Where do I start with my veggie patch

I have covered over an area at the bottom of the garden with an old tarpaulin in preparation for a new veggie patch I am planning. So far I have grown courgettes in grobags, some pumpkins on a bare patch of flower bed and I have tomatoes and herbs in pots. But I need to expand!! So, where do I start...
by Chickenlady
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Most "money-saving" vegetable
Replies: 68
Views: 9952

Re: Most "money-saving" vegetable

Soft fruit has to be mine as I am a big jam and pudding maker - raspberries, strawberries, red and blackcurrants. Now that I have moved house I am having to start from scratch, so this year may have to wait for the blackberries to forage, or get down to the fruit farm and pick my own
by Chickenlady
Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Elderflower season is here!
Replies: 30
Views: 4138

Re: Elderflower season is here!

Was wondering today if I had missed them - they must be out by now! I used to find them when I was dog walking but no longer have a dog to walk so I will have to make a special trip out. I always had to freeze my cordial inthe past as I could never get it to stay fresh no matter what hygiene steps I...
by Chickenlady
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Back again
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Back again

The real old timers might remember me - I was a regular visitor a couple of years ago. But over-work, divorce and a house move forced me off the internet! Now that I am settling into single parenthood on a proper frugal lifestyle I am just re-developing an interest in all things green, thrifty and s...
by Chickenlady
Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: who would you choose to meet
Replies: 38
Views: 2526

I am not going to be deep about this....Colin Firth in a dark room! :oops:
by Chickenlady
Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Just for fun... - pick a page
Replies: 74
Views: 13169

This thread has reminded me that I have yet to order my book! Have been toooooo busy to do anything except busy-ness. Will get onto it over the weekend, then I will know what you lot are talking about.
by Chickenlady
Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I've got a granite trough!
Replies: 23
Views: 1406

I was just thinking that MMM - would cost you a fortune here! Absolutely lovely Breton house. I want one!!!!!
by Chickenlady
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Outdoor loo
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Cool! Here, you would need a roof and a woodburner though...you could make some walls out of some straw bales to spare your neighbours blushes, maybe?
by Chickenlady
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Living on foraged food for a year!
Replies: 16
Views: 2326

You lot are so cynical!!!! I was reading about him in The Ecologist and this month he can choose from: birch and lime sap; winter cress; chickweed; hairy bittercress (hairy??); scurvy grass; sea puslane, japanese knotweed; wild garlic; alexanders; charlock; honesty; reed mace; nettles; cleavers; woo...
by Chickenlady
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3191
Views: 253269

sod
by Chickenlady
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Green Twins
Replies: 39
Views: 2309

I never had a nickname before I started chatting on t'net. Now even my sister calls me chickenlady!
by Chickenlady
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Woo hoo!
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

The chook tractor? Is that some kind of luxury chicken home?

Lovely getting the eggs. What you gonna have with them?

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