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by fenris
Thu May 08, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 86995

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

elderberry wine (froze the berries last year). had to test a bit the other day in the name of science. it was bloody good. cider made from the finest T***o economy apple juice. with cloves to make it more classy. a kit beer due to laziness. gonna do a proper beer at the weekend though. with bog myrt...
by fenris
Wed May 07, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: i made an etsy shop
Replies: 7
Views: 9706

i made an etsy shop

not sure if this is allowed... my shop is not a terribly professional affair if that helps :wink: anyway, i make a variety of objects and am wondering if i can sell any of them, so i started a shop... it needs a lot of work though! mostly wood-turning but starting to do some stuff in stone as well. ...
by fenris
Wed May 07, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: bog myrtle
Replies: 0
Views: 6242

bog myrtle

any good ideas for using bog myrtle? i find it great for adding to beers and wines but not so good for food. tried making soap with it but the smell didnt linger. once tried making an oil infusion, hoping to make face/body creams by mixing with shea butter but the oil started fizzing, which was a bi...
by fenris
Tue May 06, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: what to do with myself and my land...
Replies: 17
Views: 2159

Re: what to do with myself and my land...

well luckily, as we are planting the woodland, there will be proper deer fencing around half that field anyway. so it'd just be a case of finishing off the rest later. as for killing them, my OH does a bit of deer stalking and i think you are allowed to shoot your own deer on site unlike other farme...
by fenris
Tue May 06, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Breeding Ducks/Chickens for selling
Replies: 9
Views: 1914

Re: Breeding Ducks/Chickens for selling

what a lucky duckling :iconbiggrin: sorry to hear about those problems, tosca. what bad luck! i'll see how i get on with my youngsters and then reassess. I am pleased with the progress of my young chickens who seem to be getting very bold and hold their own against the matriarch/dictator of the pen....
by fenris
Tue May 06, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: what to do with myself and my land...
Replies: 17
Views: 2159

Re: what to do with myself and my land...

I'm glad we're planting trees on most of it so it won't need draining. otherwise we'd be spending the rest of our lives sorting drains out! there's still one field that won't be planted though, i suspect keeping some sort of hardy edible beast on it would be the best use of it. my vote goes for a fe...
by fenris
Sun May 04, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: what to do with myself and my land...
Replies: 17
Views: 2159

what to do with myself and my land...

hi, not sure where to put this post so I put it here. do tell me to bog off if i'm in the wrong place! anyway, i was wondering if i might tap into the collective ish brain and extract some bright ideas. i live in a very secluded house with about 18 hectares of poorly drained rushy fields and a very ...
by fenris
Sun May 04, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Breeding Ducks/Chickens for selling
Replies: 9
Views: 1914

Re: Breeding Ducks/Chickens for selling

Thankyou. I have no real ideas about specific breeds etc, as I suppose that would be decided by what people want - I am very much at the beginning of thinking about this! At present our birds are a mixed bunch. As for their circumstances, we have so much space that it would be easy to create seperat...
by fenris
Sat May 03, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Breeding Ducks/Chickens for selling
Replies: 9
Views: 1914

Breeding Ducks/Chickens for selling

Hi, I don't post often but have read these forums on and off for a few years. Just wanted to post to seek out the thoughts of those more experienced than I... I have recently acquired a couple of ducklings and added to my gang of chickens (taking us up to a grand total of five chickens!) and started...
by fenris
Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: venison ham?
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: venison ham?

salt and water, think i can get hold of those. already have plenty of time. thanks!
by fenris
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: venison ham?
Replies: 3
Views: 790

venison ham?

i have a roe deer haunch i would like to try to smoke and make into a ham. have looked online for recipes but they are all american and full of peculiar ingredients i dont understand. haven't smoked meat before so am a complete novice. any advice much appreciated :icon_smile:
by fenris
Mon May 09, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: lemons
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: lemons

lovely! i will definitely try these, and the lemon one too. thanks very much :icon_smile:
by fenris
Mon May 09, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: mead
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

Re: mead

probably has actually, i dont heat my flat very much and it was a harsh winter :iconbiggrin: maybe next winter i will knit jumpers for my demijohns.
by fenris
Mon May 09, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: crawly things in my rum
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: crawly things in my rum

death by rum isnt the worst way to go anyway :drunken:
by fenris
Sun May 08, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: lemons
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: lemons

cointreau substitute :shock: how did you do that? i LOVE cointreau but am permaskint so i never get to have it. a tia maria substitute would also do :icon_smile:

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