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by Big Al
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Yoghurt
Replies: 19
Views: 3200

Yoghurt

Has anyone got a good recipe for home made yoghurt please? I've tried 6 different ways off the internet, cook books and my own efforts but non turn out as good as the shop bought yeo yog. We eat a lot of the stuff and at £2.48 a tub per day it is getting expensive to buy. The best version I found wa...
by Big Al
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: No Gardeners World for a month.
Replies: 10
Views: 4868

Re: No Gardeners World for a month.

More time in the garden then.....

Gardeners, not enough time then too much time... canne please them all the time. :lol:
by Big Al
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Chitted Potatoes
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Chitted Potatoes

as above but also you could leave them in the light for a week and let the shoots green up a bit. Having said that cut the shoots off and use as normal spuds......
by Big Al
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: MUSIC!
Replies: 41
Views: 3565

Re: MUSIC!

Britany Spears
Girls Aloud
Spice girls
Pink
Jay lo
by Big Al
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Thick chickens.........
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Thick chickens.........

....... Not on your nelly !! Daft sod me was cleaning the coup out yesterday morning and left the nest box open while I went for some new straw. Anyway, on the route to the greenhouse for the bag of straw the kettle replaced the thoughts in my head and I went in the house ot make a brew. Then I sat ...
by Big Al
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens? Even though deeds to house say no poultry.
Replies: 26
Views: 6243

Re: Chickens? Even though deeds to house say no poultry.

technically yes you can get into trouble if someone complains. If your house is mortgaged then you could get a warning off them or even in an extreme have your mortgage called in but that is an extreme. probably you would get a few £50 letters first just so they could make some money. If rented then...
by Big Al
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: no-dig
Replies: 11
Views: 1761

Re: no-dig

I garden on a no dig no weed basis but the weeds still come up so I have to pull them out so I guess it's only a no dig gardening approach however the original book I read was no dig no weed organic gardening and this espoused the use of black plastic sheeting on allotments which I tried for a year ...
by Big Al
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Forgive me Father ............for I have sinned.
Replies: 15
Views: 1023

Re: Forgive me Father ............for I have sinned.

Thanks for thewell wishes, I'll be back more often. GA, right hand is still crap 16 weeks after the op. The surgeon wants to wait and see if it frees itself up but it looks like the nerve has stuck itself to the tunnel muscle. She can't understand how it's happened but I also didn'r tell her I fell ...
by Big Al
Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Forgive me Father ............for I have sinned.
Replies: 15
Views: 1023

Forgive me Father ............for I have sinned.

.....But I'm back now !!


Not been around for a while as I needed to get my head straight and whilst it is still a little wonky it is getting back to it's sarcastic, irreverent best.....

Big Al
by Big Al
Sun May 13, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rats in the Chook house
Replies: 9
Views: 2628

Re: Rats in the Chook house

Like others have said you will know if you have rats simply because they are creatures of habbit. They like to keep to the outside of an area such as a fence or wall. They will leave a greasy mark on the said wall etc about 2" up as they run close to the wall. Prevention is better than cure. Li...
by Big Al
Wed May 02, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycling. Will I get better at it?
Replies: 24
Views: 7885

Re: Cycling. Will I get better at it?

As a cyclist you need to be brave and confident. It also helps to have a good pair of lungs and a few profanities in your vocabulary and that's just to keep the stupid car drivers at bay. Of course you need to build up your confidence but getting on and off the bike when you see traffic will not hel...
by Big Al
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps
Replies: 17
Views: 7587

Re: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps

From my perspective I'd say yes it would be a good idea to have a system that can be added to and extended so you don't need "ugly IBC's all over the wall" :iconbiggrin: (I love IBC's by the way). However.... you may need to think about how you will get this water back from the hiding plac...
by Big Al
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Politics and religion........
Replies: 16
Views: 158523

Re: Politics and religion........

I don't believe in Moderators. They are a construct to keep the prolatariat in check. :icon_smile: I have a big red pen, can I be a mod please :iconbiggrin: I go on a prepping site amongst others and virtually all of them ban politics and religeon for obvious reasons as outlined in GA 's post but p...
by Big Al
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weight loss group 2012
Replies: 236
Views: 29920

Re: Weight loss group 2012

Another 1.98 pounds off this week but all that means is that i'm now only 6 pounds heavier than the 1st of Jan this year. Still it's coming off so I suppose I should be gratefull.

Well done all of you who have lost this week and for those who haven't try to find out what has changed in your plans.
by Big Al
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weight loss group 2012
Replies: 236
Views: 29920

Re: Weight loss group 2012

For the first time in many, many weeks I've got some good news. I lost 4.63 pounds this week !!! hooray ya!!

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