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by 123sologne
Thu May 08, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: what to do with myself and my land...
Replies: 17
Views: 3335

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

Hi Feris, Where do you live exactly? I ask the question, because, maybe in your area, there is a need of extra space for farmers, for sheep or for goats or who knows what else... You could in that case rent that piece of land to someone, their animals would add some good manure to the place and in g...
by 123sologne
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello From Chesterfield
Replies: 10
Views: 2008

Re: Hello From Chesterfield

hello and welcome and good luck with whatever you decide to do 1st. At least with the autumn and winter coming, you will have time to prepare for next spring for the garden with time to decide what to do.
by 123sologne
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Northampton!
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: Hello from Northampton!

Hello and welcome.
I hope you can produce some lovely veg in your future raised beds. And don't forget your can forage for a lot more than blackberries next year too. You'll find plenty of info on here about all types of drinks and preserves you can produce with what you find...
by 123sologne
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Introducing our chickens
Replies: 12
Views: 3630

Re: Introducing our chickens

Whoa, what a great bunch!
And what a superb photo of Sevi's face. He looks like a super serious proud cockerel. :salute:
I hope the little ones will become great birds too.
by 123sologne
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: Hello!

Hello and welcome. :wave:
I am sure you will find lots of info here to help you with your garden and rearing animals and if you can't find the info, just ask and someone will answer. There are lots of knowledgeable people here. :iconbiggrin:
by 123sologne
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Brewing beer from scratch the simple way
Replies: 15
Views: 5339

Re: Brewing beer from scratch the simple way

gregorach wrote:Yeah, there's a reason even big commercial breweries don't malt their own barley...
Whoa, I would have thought they at least did that!... :shock:
by 123sologne
Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 107
Views: 61215

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

We have a TV... In a box, in the barn... It has been there since we moved to France in March 2012. I missed it a bit, so we got our favourite US series (NCIS, The mentalist...) and we watch that in the evening when we have nothing better to do (fishing with friends until night fall, then "apperitif"...
by 123sologne
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Brewing beer from scratch the simple way
Replies: 15
Views: 5339

Re: Brewing beer from scratch the simple way

Well thanks again for all the info. Our beer is now in bottle awaiting the secondary fermentation to be done. At least one thing I am sure after reading all the comments: We won't try to do our own malting, as it seams way too complicated... We already have so many things to do, we don't need to go ...
by 123sologne
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Brewing beer from scratch the simple way
Replies: 15
Views: 5339

Re: Brewing beer from scratch the simple way

Thanks guys for all the info. :thumbright: Hubby did his brew using various pots.... At least we have the brew bucket for the end product which has already started to bubble away in a corner in the kitchen. One thing we used was an old large metal pot with a tap at the bottom which was used in the o...
by 123sologne
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Frozen peas
Replies: 9
Views: 2165

Re: Frozen peas

Very interesting posts.
I have frozen my peas without the blanching, but I am not worried as I am pretty sure we can go through the lot (6kg or so) within 6 months... Hubby just LOVES peas :iconbiggrin:
by 123sologne
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hiya, from Finistere in France
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

Re: Hiya, from Finistere in France

Hello :wave:
Also in France, in the middle, sort of... I hope your vegs are now growing well with all the sunshine we just had. Better late than never as they say, but that should do for some nice crops I think.
Anyway, enjoy the forum, all the info and the new friends. :thumbright:
by 123sologne
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Quebec
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Re: Hello from Quebec

Hello or bonjour...
Bienvenue :)
by 123sologne
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Brewing beer from scratch the simple way
Replies: 15
Views: 5339

Brewing beer from scratch the simple way

My husband made a mistake and bought the grain instead of the ready mix stuff to do some beer. Instead of sending the grain back he decided to have a go at making his own preparation, but it looks very complicated with different temperatures which need to be kept for a while while doing the preparat...
by 123sologne
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 109883

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

wabbit955 wrote:going to do a pea pod wine today after I shell all the peas I just picked
We did the same than you a week ago. :) 1st time though. Can you tell me what it tastes like if you did it before?? Anything like a grape white wine or a slight taste of peas... or who knows what else?....
by 123sologne
Tue May 21, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings Earthlings!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

Re: Greetings Earthlings!!!

Hi Danny and welcome to this forum
I don't know of any collective farms, but I wish you good luck for finding some and creating your own. :icon_smile: