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by matowakan
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Underground Guerilla Signs
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Re: Underground Guerilla Signs

As they say here in Dorset
that did make i titter! :icon_smile:
by matowakan
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Herbs
Replies: 15
Views: 5221

Re: Herbs

This made me go and look to see what I have! mint rosemary chives lemon balm borage soapwort woad angelica weld comfrey sage, 2 kinds thyme camomile southernwood yarrow fennel nastutium valerian cotton lavender and 2 others salad burnett parsley hyssop sweet woodruff meadowsweet horseradish feverfew...
by matowakan
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!
Replies: 25
Views: 9855

Re: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!

The stream they came out of is clear and cold so its possible. They both have the white spots,one more than the other,we have never seen baby fish so it's possible they could both be males.
by matowakan
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Rose Hips
Replies: 20
Views: 8548

Re: Rose Hips

Yup I always get a thorn in my fingers!!! Have just made syrup for my extra dose of vit c once a week,hopefully to boost immune system and keep away the winter sniffles. :icon_smile:
by matowakan
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I use a Spinning Wheel?
Replies: 10
Views: 3850

Re: How do I use a Spinning Wheel?

Think I will look out for that dvd,with the nights drawing in spinning seems a good bet to learn now!
by matowakan
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!
Replies: 25
Views: 9855

Re: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!

I am still not a hundred percent clear what they are. The photo on here is exactly what they are like and they have been the same size for a year or two. They appear to live quite happily with the newts,water snails and other things in the pond. Dont really see them in winter just in summer when the...
by matowakan
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: All things yarny...
Replies: 19
Views: 19415

Re: All things yarny...

love the socks.maybe I will get around to trying to knit some this winter - I have always thought them very complicated so have left well alone. Love the bag also.
by matowakan
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Rose Hips
Replies: 20
Views: 8548

Re: Rose Hips

I would say also that hips are normally more oval shaped than what you describe. Could they be haws? which are round and red.
Again I would also suggest like an above answer,to see if the irritating bits are there.
Good luck.
by matowakan
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Peppers questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2787

Re: Peppers questions

I have grown peppers for a few years now under cover in a polytunnel. The green colour will change to yellow and then red as the pepper fruits mature, so you can basically pick and eat them at any stage. I have to admit I have never picked off the floers ,I just leave them until fruit is big enough ...
by matowakan
Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Paper Log Makers - The Best One?
Replies: 16
Views: 25741

Re: Paper Log Makers - The Best One?

I bought one a few years ago and had several attempts at it but found the logs took a long time to dry.Cant remember the make but it green and sturdy,will have to dig it out and check for you.
you need a lot of presure to gt out as much water as you can.
by matowakan
Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I use a Spinning Wheel?
Replies: 10
Views: 3850

Re: How do I use a Spinning Wheel?

Thanks Niele for all that info,much appreciated. I am using Herdwick fleece which I have washed and carded as best as I can. I have done what you say and had a go at spinning but so far I am making what I understand to be a newbie mistake and getting too many twists or little bobbles in the wool so ...
by matowakan
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I use a Spinning Wheel?
Replies: 10
Views: 3850

Re: How do I use a Spinning Wheel?

Thanks for the reply,yes I have carding panels,the wheel came with extras. I also have what I believe is a niddy noddy and loads of other bits of wood which I think is some form of loom,also several shuttles. I have looked up what you suggest on youtube and I think it will be most helpful. :icon_smi...
by matowakan
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I use a Spinning Wheel?
Replies: 10
Views: 3850

How do I use a Spinning Wheel?

I have today purchased for a low price an Ashford spinning wheel.Now I need to know how to spin.
Does anyone know of any courses in Dorset or of any good books that they would recommend.
I was shown a few years ago but have forgotten how to!
Would be grateful for any suggestions.
by matowakan
Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Baytril ? for mycoplasma in chooks
Replies: 0
Views: 1476

Baytril ? for mycoplasma in chooks

I am interested in what people think of Baytril for chickens who have Mycoplasma. After a visit to the vet last week I was given a powder to put in with the water for 7 days - no egg withdrawal. AS this has not cleared it up I went back to the vet and he prescribed Baytril. I know that some countrie...
by matowakan
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: sneezing chicken
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Re: sneezing chicken

thanks for the reply ,I took her to the vet last week and it is mycoplasma so I have the powder to add to the water daily for 7 days. This I finished this morning and she is still sneezing and a bit gunky eyed so have just spoken to the vet again and we will try some more antiB's which I will pick u...