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by Andy Hamilton
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Selfsufficientish Forum up for an award
Replies: 22
Views: 23102

Re: Selfsufficientish Forum up for an award

Nothing for Selfsufficienish I'm afraid but Dave won for Grow your food for free and I did for Booze for free and I guess I did again for the Guardian allotment blog as I write for that too. So, we are are both pretty happy! http://thehorticulturalchannel.info/2011/12/horticultural-channel-awards-20...
by Andy Hamilton
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Cider
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

Re: Cider

Gosh that old recipe, I haven't made that in at least 7 years so hard to remember and I didn't realise it was still up! I think I'd make it a bit differently these days ..see below for a revised recipe. Step 1 Cut up the unpeeled apples roughly with a non metallic knife. Cover with two gallons of bo...
by Andy Hamilton
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Sparkle free champagne problem!
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Sparkle free champagne problem!

I've also had some success moving it to a warmer place always worth a go in the winter months.
by Andy Hamilton
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: The selfsufficientish forum awards 2011 WIN PRIZES
Replies: 18
Views: 18528

Re: The selfsufficientish forum awards 2011 WIN PRIZES

EXAMPLE Most prolific poster Millymollymandy The most selfsufficientish person John Headstrong Funniest post Greenaura for .....http://selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=24842&p=248473#p248473 Most useful post MKG - for http://selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=24950&p=248...
by Andy Hamilton
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: The selfsufficientish forum awards 2011 WIN PRIZES
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: The selfsufficientish forum awards 2011 WIN PRIZES

EXAMPLE Most prolific poster Millymollymandy The most selfsufficientish person John Headstrong Funniest post Greenaura for .....http://selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=24842&p=248473#p248473 Most useful post MKG - for http://selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=24950&p=248...
by Andy Hamilton
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: The selfsufficientish forum awards 2011 WIN PRIZES
Replies: 18
Views: 18528

The selfsufficientish forum awards 2011 WIN PRIZES

Hello there folks It award season and it seems that there is an award for almost anything these days so why should this forum be any different? There will be five awards, a top prize of a bottle of my homebrewed wine (not sure which one yet) AND a signed copy of booze for free. The other 5 will get ...
by Andy Hamilton
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: The selfsufficientish forum awards 2011 WIN PRIZES
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

The selfsufficientish forum awards 2011 WIN PRIZES

Hello there folks It award season and it seems that there is an award for almost anything these days so why should this forum be any different? There will be five awards, a top prize of a bottle of my homebrewed wine (not sure which one yet) AND a signed copy of booze for free. The other 5 will get ...
by Andy Hamilton
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Baby Douglas Hamilton born 15th November!
Replies: 32
Views: 3159

Re: Baby Douglas Hamilton born 15th November!

Ah, I just announced in a different post. Well happy for you mate as well you know!
by Andy Hamilton
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: An update from Dave (almost a Dad)
Replies: 16
Views: 1662

Re: An update from Dave (almost a Dad)

.....Shh..... don't tell Dave I told you, but I'm a very proud uncle of an 8lb nephew named Douglas.
by Andy Hamilton
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Selfsufficientish Forum up for an award
Replies: 22
Views: 23102

Re: Selfsufficientish Forum up for an award

Cheers for voting folks! I suspect the swanky awards do will involve an email and the offer of putting an advert back to their website....Still, I'm very chuffed to be nominated for anything and doubly chuffed for you all voting. Perhaps its time for a selfsufficientish award again? (Those with long...
by Andy Hamilton
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter warmers?
Replies: 16
Views: 2056

Re: Winter warmers?

Less people out and about is always a bonus it feels as if you have the countryside to yourself on a weekday. Clearer night skys too so good for star gazing. Also, now that we have moved house we have an excellent view only slighly obscured by some trees, much less of a problem in the winter months.
by Andy Hamilton
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Selfsufficientish Forum up for an award
Replies: 22
Views: 23102

Selfsufficientish Forum up for an award

Did everyone see that the selfsufficientish forum and main site are both up for an award (oh and there seems to be a couple of books mentioned too ;)

Here is a link
by Andy Hamilton
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Plum Wine
Replies: 10
Views: 1718

Re: Plum Wine

I'd say just drink it and don't worry. I've noticed some beers and ciders and marketing themselves as "naturally cloudy". As mike said, its cosmetic so don't worry.
by Andy Hamilton
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just agreed to buy first house!
Replies: 41
Views: 4434

Re: Just agreed to buy first house!

Will the foraging save you enough money to pay for the repairs is the question she asks laughing. :mrgreen: Actually, fair point I think the veg patches, foraging will save some cash but the massive difference between rent and mortgague will save even more! and actually, up here on the hill it does...
by Andy Hamilton
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just agreed to buy first house!
Replies: 41
Views: 4434

Re: Just agreed to buy first house!

Really enjoying it at the moment, cheers folks.. Surrounded by great foraging territory so plenty to explore.