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by ina
Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Brum!
Replies: 21
Views: 7419

Welcome, and don't worry - you are not the only one mad about worms. I turned my old compostheap yesterday, and was delighted to see the life in it... Now I have a BIG, BIG heap, on which I'll grow -guess what - pumpkins... I love pumpkin soup, too. (Actually, I first had it in Australia, I'm still ...
by ina
Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: The power of poop!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 6037

Thanks for that link, lurker - that's my dream of total self-sufficiency! And no dependency on sun or wind, either. As long as the livestock produces enough shite... Admittedly, not so good for urban self-sufficiency. But I suppose various planning, environment and other departments will have someth...
by ina
Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dug my first spuds up!
Replies: 11
Views: 3816

Congratulations :cheers: - reading that is making me hungry! Don't worry about funny looks from the neighbours, it's time to get concerned when the men in white coats arrive and bring those funny jackets that button up in the back... Well, my potatoes do at least look very attractive. Can't remember...
by ina
Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: The power of poop!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 6037

Ever thought of a household-size biogas system? They have the advantage that they don't stink, and you get gas out of it - which you can use for cooking (even if some people are a bit squeamish about using poop-power for preparing food!) And the resulting stuff is still good fertiliser. They work ve...
by ina
Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello all !
Replies: 30
Views: 10361

Blacksmith wrote: not enough of a "connie-sewer" to tell the difference !
Dave
Love the spelling - have to remember that!!! :lol:

Cheers

Ina
by ina
Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello all !
Replies: 30
Views: 10361

Thanks very much! Does your book say anything about what type of yeast - I remember from my wine making days that there used to be different strains, suited to different fruits and probably influencing the flavour as well.

Ina
by ina
Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello to the group, arcandspark
Replies: 10
Views: 3587

Hi arcandsparc and welcome You have of course lost me totally with all the technical details - but it's good to know that there is somebody who knows all about it if and when I need some tips on that subject! I'm sure Nev will have to say something about that, too... And maybe we can inspire you to ...
by ina
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello all !
Replies: 30
Views: 10361

Of course we want the recipe!!! It's a bit late to grow more parsnip this year, I suppose... Although with our funny weather here, I might as well try.

Definitely need to get back into wine making again :geek: !

Ina
by ina
Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Photos of livestock
Replies: 46
Views: 20657

Sounds ideal for goats - the woodland bit gives them some shelter, too. That's what we did where I was in France: they had improved grazing twice a day for one hour at a time (after all, we needed to get some milk out of them...), and the rest of the day they spent in woodland. Good fencing is VERY ...
by ina
Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello all !
Replies: 30
Views: 10361

We believe you... But seriously, was it parsnip wine? I can't really imagine what that tastes like, although I've heard of it. I like parsnip soup, and roast parsnip, but wine? Maybe in winter. It somehow sounds warming.

Good to hear that your hand is getting better, though. :cheers:

Cheers
Ina
by ina
Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 21
Views: 7543

Not sure if there's any single ladies here ~ but you never know!!! Hi David Single - yeah, but roughly twice your age... :? So don't worry. There's quite a few others interested in beer making, I'm sure you'll find some good advice. I've never tried beer myself (the making of it, I mean!!!), but I ...
by ina
Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: G8 summit - impact on me
Replies: 4
Views: 2228

Shiney, is that one of your poetic outbursts? I heard from my boss this morning that it seems to be a general thing (all over Scotland?) that petrol must not be sold in cans until the summit is over. Well, how are we going to work that on the farm: We always buy large quantities in cans, as we need ...
by ina
Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Photos of livestock
Replies: 46
Views: 20657

They are cashmere goats - therefore the need to comb them! I did get two bags full of fibre off them, but I could have got at least half that again. Anyway, it's enough to try out to process it, so that next year hopefully I'll know what I am doing and can spin it properly. And in a few years' time,...
by ina
Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello all !
Replies: 30
Views: 10361

Hi Dave, Bottle of parsnip in your hand?? Parsnip wine, was it? Sure it was still in your hand and not already inside you :wink: :drunken: ? Anyway, I bet with all these folks on the website interested in making their own alcoholics the picture of your wine and cider press will be most eagerly await...
by ina
Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion ~ but hey?:
Replies: 13
Views: 4375

I hadn't read your other poems earlier on, as I was supposed to DO SOME WORK for goodness' sake... (I still am!) How do you get the ideas? Are you an Elvis fan? I really like the one on all nighters... Even without kids in the house it's just not fun any more. Gosh, I feel terribly old if I even sta...