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by red
Thu May 31, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: .....Figure out how much to grow?
Replies: 25
Views: 3072

Re: .....Figure out how much to grow?

i dont think it can be accurate as you have some fails and some gluts etc - as already said we are guilty of always trying to do more.. Always more, and we have had to learn to cut back or it gets silly - as it is we have 6 freezers (though we do raise our own chickens, pork, duck and mutton) and fa...
by red
Wed May 30, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Woad and how to make the dye
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

Re: Woad and how to make the dye

Zech wrote:I know nothing about this, but I know who does, and she doesn't seem to have spotted this thread yet.

http://colouritgreen.wordpress.com/2011 ... ad-dyeing/

aha! i was just thinking.. i know i know!
by red
Wed May 30, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Beers of Britain
Replies: 19
Views: 1965

Re: The Beers of Britain

doombar from Sharps

otter

Jail Ale - from Dartmoor
by red
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pinterest
Replies: 26
Views: 2772

Re: Pinterest

I'd say its not like facebook - which i am still resisting. it can be used as a social wossit, or it can be used as a place to build up images or ideas etc. I've seen folk who are writing a book use it for research and others for mood boards to build up a wishlist for their home etc. use if as you l...
by red
Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cookbook ebooks low sales for a reason?
Replies: 42
Views: 4473

Re: Cookbook ebooks low sales for a reason?

I do hope that this is not the end of paper books, it won't be quite the same for future generations to inherit an ebook device full of Granny's recipes, or a computer file. I like my old recipe books that someone's written in the margins! true - we inherited a copy of Mrs Beeton's househole manage...
by red
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cookbook ebooks low sales for a reason?
Replies: 42
Views: 4473

Re: Cookbook ebooks low sales for a reason?

i would imagine non fiction in general is less popular in digital format I'm not ready to give up actual books and actual cds etc - and even print my own recipes from my website out and put them in a folder for easy use in the kitchen. I have a netbook i use at the kitchen table, so more and more i ...
by red
Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: New Baby!
Replies: 29
Views: 3757

Re: New Baby!

lovely :)
by red
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make soap from Pig Fat
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: Make soap from Pig Fat

we made soap using the fat from our pigs - the best fat was the pure lard found near the kidneys. We rendered it several times to get it really clean - then used a calculator to work out the lye. oh and some essential oil to make it smell nice. We use the hot process method. nice creamy soap, and al...
by red
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Pure breed or cross sheep
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: Pure breed or cross sheep

inbreeding causes problems - and to keep pure breeds, often there is inbreeding, but not necessarily so. the chicken question is a red herring (sorry to bring fish into this too! :lol: )but hybrids are very much bred, so have their problems, equally there can be problems with traditional breeds of c...
by red
Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Yule - how did/are you spending it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2372

Re: Yule - how did/are you spending it?

Being pagan is great .. you dont have to follow any instruction on your path. It nature based, connecting with our mother earth and father sky .. seeing properly the world we walk on and try to connect to ... this is me - and thus i spose it makes me a pagan - but I don't generally call myself that...
by red
Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The price of your Xmas lunch has gone up
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: The price of your Xmas lunch has gone up

raising our own turkey certainly is an economy - we can't compete with the mass produced sad turkeys, but compared to free range local, ours cost us about half the price to raise
by red
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Has anyone grown red cabbage before?
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: Has anyone grown red cabbage before?

red cabbage really easy - but you do have to fend off slugs and caterpillars
by red
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Lets not call last orders at the Selfufficientish pub
Replies: 31
Views: 7371

Re: Lets not call last orders at the Selfufficientish pub

dang did i miss the fun?

*must pay more attention*
by red
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What types of pumpkin and squash did you grow this year?
Replies: 25
Views: 4130

Re: What types of pumpkin and squash did you grow this year?

not been very successful at butternut over the years

we grow crown prince now - they store really well and roast etc like butternut
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by red
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do i stop moths eating our carpet?
Replies: 10
Views: 3447

Re: How do i stop moths eating our carpet?

use the scent you can live with all of these things are just to disguise the smell of yummy wool that the wool moths are attracted to. Also - they like dark damp places - so move the furniture about a tad. and vacuum the little darlings up! if you know you have a moth problem in the house - think ab...