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by MKG
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

Re: Spring?

Every year for the past six (or seven or eight) years or so, we've had a Herman. Herman is a blackbird - OK, he's a number of blackbirds, all of whom, I'm convinced, share a lot of genetic material. The original Herman would nag us for food, run figures of eight around my feet, wait in the same spot...
by MKG
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just before ...
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Just before ...

... everyone descends into the general haze of Christmas celebrations (not, of course, including the many teetotallers on the board) ... (What am I saying?) ...

MERRY CHRISTMAS

:santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa:
by MKG
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: Vertical gardening

Hi Thomzo - nice to talk to you again. Don't worry - I'm just having a general moan. My knees and back have done pretty well but they're getting on a bit now, so it's more a man-moan than anything else. I did toy with the idea, last night, of getting sunken paths dug and it took a while to realise w...
by MKG
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 37
Views: 3925

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

I looked it up. US rutabaga = English swede (if you see what I mean) and Scottish neep (as in neeps and tatties).
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: No Bees?

We've been through a couple of those, Weedo. Those flies, if they're anything like ours, do a bit of pollination - not half as good as bees, but it's something. Other than that, it's a camel-hair water-colour brush, a good supply of beer and a gentle afternoon distributing pollen yourself. I recomme...
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: Vertical gardening

I should have been more specific. I CAN kneel down - but I can't get back up again, so If I'm by myself it would be a stupid thing to do. I can also bend a bit, but it's pot luck - half of the time my back cramps and locks and, believe me, that makes me say "Golly Gosh, that smarts a little". Someth...
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: bike gears
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: bike gears

Or do you mean a twistgrip?
If so, just Google "twist shifter hard to turn" and Bob's your uncle.
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ... tell if a cameo is real?
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: ... tell if a cameo is real?

This looks pretty comprehensive, sususanan ...

https://www.wikihow.com/Tell-if-a-Cameo-Is-Authentic
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New potatoes for dinner
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: New potatoes for dinner

Desprouted spuds with sprouts, eh?
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 37
Views: 3925

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Well, it's not so much disastrous wine made from vegetables, Bernard, but wines from those particular vegetables. I wouldn't even consider a potato wine because of the inherent starch problems and, although its not so obvious, you can get similar starch problems with turnips and swede. But it's cert...
by MKG
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 31
Views: 12335

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

I don't think I knew you were a bit of a ham, Odsox. I used to be the proud owner of a wartime (or possibly just pre-war) HRO monster which I attempted to rebuild. Unsuccessfully - but it kept me amused for a couple of years.
by MKG
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 31
Views: 12335

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

I recognise the 'problems', although they're not always really problems. Odsox, it may open your eyes if you look at a program called WINE. I have several Windows bits and pieces running happily under that (one of them a game with some heftyish graphics requirements - which I run, of course, for res...
by MKG
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 37
Views: 3925

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

How strange that is, Ina (and hello, by the way - it's a long time since we last spoke). Celery wine is one of those things I've never made but always thought would be pretty good. I have images in my head of a very light white with just a hint of that celery scent and flavour which makes celery nic...
by MKG
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow Rum
Replies: 84
Views: 71116

Re: Marrow Rum

I'm not sure, GA. I have a sneaking feeling that it's an ongoing challenge - first person to make something really drinkable from a marrow takes the prize. But I worry about the reasoning. There's loads of really decent winemaking ingredients available when marrows start leering at you (and, let's f...
by MKG
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Vertical gardening

No, not the plants - me. As my joints have deteriorated (that's hard for one so young as me) (???!!?) my garden activities have had to change. I can still get the apples, pears, plums and damsons from the orchard because they're in the general direction of UP. I can no longer get the lettuces, spuds...