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by old tree man
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Country Wines
Replies: 20
Views: 14050

Re: Country Wines

I'm quite fortunate in North Yorkshire we have loads of elderberry trees around, i usually pick 12lb of berries at a time i don't bother with using a fork to get the berries off i use a pair of scissors to harvest them then put them in a big bucket with 2lb of brambles i then pour 10lts of boiling w...
by old tree man
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Country Wines
Replies: 20
Views: 14050

Re: Country Wines

Elfcurry elderberry wine has always been my favorite, in John Seymours" Bible" as i call it, the wine making methods are very easy, just as well for me :icon_smile: i find the simpler the better if you don't have his book i can post the recipe i use i have had lovely results from very simple and eas...
by old tree man
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Country Wines
Replies: 20
Views: 14050

Re: Country Wines

I have been making Elderberry and bramble wine for 40yrs or so now and have tried a few different recipes, but i seem to go back to John Seymours basic elderberry recipe for the best results, all i do is add 1lb of brambles to give it a slightly port type flavour. It does take a long time to mature ...
by old tree man
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 17156

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

:lol: :lol: I must say I struggle I have the urge to drink it all :iconbiggrin:
by old tree man
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 17156

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

That's true Ina but i tend to make the spirit infusions around now for Christmas time as a treat and some prezzies for family, we make hampers for family made up from all home made products that we have done over the year. :flower:
by old tree man
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The cellar !!
Replies: 18
Views: 8348

Re: The cellar !!

I must admit i really enjoy my retirement, 45yrs in forestry was wonderful, hard work but i woud'nt change a thing :flower: :flower:
by old tree man
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 17156

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

That link is great Maggie i got a great recipe for Saki i'm going to try :thumbright: :flower: :flower:
by old tree man
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The cellar !!
Replies: 18
Views: 8348

Re: The cellar !!

I started off in the kitchen but Jane did start to complain a little when she was unable to bake comfortably :mrgreen: :lol:
but a few years down the line i am lucky to have the garage (cellar) :icon_smile: :flower:
by old tree man
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Getting ready for winter
Replies: 2
Views: 4191

Re: Getting ready for winter

they are great Maggie i sold a few at a craft market, i must admit i tend to use super chunky wool its easier for my big hands :lol: :lol: :lol:
by old tree man
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 17156

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

Thanks for the link it looks a really good recipe, i'm going to try that this week you can never have enough in reserve :shock: :flower:
by old tree man
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Practice and Deleted
Topic: pic test
Replies: 5
Views: 6765

Re: pic test

Absolutely shame i missed the eggs.
by old tree man
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The cellar !!
Replies: 18
Views: 8348

Re: The cellar !!

Its just amazing how it disappears :dontknow: :dontknow: :drunken: :drunken: :lol:
by old tree man
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 17156

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

:flower: Sorry Ina that's my bad grammar, its really cheap spirits i can buy locally :flower:
mind you i would love to have a go if it was legal !!!! but you can make rice wine and grain fermented whisky, i don't know how good it is i might have a go :wink:
by old tree man
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Practice and Deleted
Topic: pic test
Replies: 5
Views: 6765

Re: pic test

I was really chuffed with that, :cheers:
by old tree man
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Getting ready for winter
Replies: 2
Views: 4191

Getting ready for winter

A couple years ago i wanted to make my own scarves but could not get the hang of knitting or crocheting, I saw a child's loom in a shop made from plastic so i thought i could make my own and adapt it for scarf making and this is what i came up with and have made loads of scarves for me and the famil...