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by Stonehead
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: man down! The perils of crofting
Replies: 29
Views: 1642

Re: man down! The perils of crofting

Bad and painful news! I hope you're well on the mend soon.... It sounds like you sustained a Colles fracture, which makes your arm look like the dinner fork profile you describe in your blog. They usually heal quite well. Make sure you see a physio once the bones have recalcified. If you're right h...
by Stonehead
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: man down! The perils of crofting
Replies: 29
Views: 1642

Re: man down! The perils of crofting

Ouch - I do hope you get better soon. Look after yourself and catch up on some proper telly on iplayer instead of daytime TV on the box. Or download some free books onto the computer to save a few pennies, especially if you can't get out and about. Or how about writing those memoirs? Best wishes Zo...
by Stonehead
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: man down! The perils of crofting
Replies: 29
Views: 1642

Re: man down! The perils of crofting

Sending positive and healing vibes Northwards - it really didn't sound good! On the up side - he must be feeling a bit better as he's managed to blog about it! I'm blogging about it because it gives me something to. The other option is to lie on the sofa and watch daytime TV. Urgh. I enjoy reading ...
by Stonehead
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: man down! The perils of crofting
Replies: 29
Views: 1642

Re: man down! The perils of crofting

Thanks John, and thanks to all for the support. I'm going to be on very limited duties for some time (months), plus I won't know until next week if my wrist will need pinning or not. The worst thing is not the injury, painful as it is, but the enforced boredom. I'm not used to sitting around, 'takin...
by Stonehead
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: potatoes on the west coast of scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: potatoes on the west coast of scotland

Can anybody up here recommend potato varieties that like the climate here ? I'm on the other side of the country, but I've recently put a detailed post on my blog about growing potatoes in NE Scotland. It includes links to earlier posts detailing the varieties we've tried. Growing potatoes If you w...
by Stonehead
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just when. (some random and hopefully amusing musings)
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Just when. (some random and hopefully amusing musings)

There is a solution. I use it myself. I rear my pigs, butcher my own bacon joints, cure my bacon with a home-made cure, carve thick rashers off the cured slab with my freshly sharpened knife, fry it it in my cast iron pan over an open wood fire in my Victorian range cooker, and finish by stacking my...
by Stonehead
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: But what do you really want out of "ish"
Replies: 33
Views: 2514

Re: But what do you really want out of "ish"

I used to think that honest toil in your fields was what everyone should aspire to,and it IS good,but not so great when you have todo it everyday ad infinitum. In fact work sucks.Hobbies,pastimes etc are great,when they become work well,you know what I'm getting at.Loads of people (probably the maj...
by Stonehead
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Being "Enlightend" is tough....
Replies: 17
Views: 9625

Re: Being "Enlightend" is tough....

does anyone else sometimes feel like theyre battling against everyone else trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle? :shaking: My family (and in some ways even my partner) all think Im a tree hugging hippie and sometimes it gets me down that no matter how I explain it they just dont get "it". Wh...
by Stonehead
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Old brewing recipes
Replies: 28
Views: 4529

Re: Old brewing recipes

Stonehead.... MORE, MORE ;o))) Details needed for Spiced potato & Parsnip :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: Barry :hugish: Many of them are on my blog. I'm gradually working may through the old posts to build an index of recipes, making them easier to find. The index, for all recipes and no...
by Stonehead
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Chickens of Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 850

Re: Chickens of Fire

I'm now considering videoing the pigs, then setting the footage to either Ride of the Valkyries (pigs charging about) or In the Summer Time (the boar eyeing up the sows). :mrgreen:
by Stonehead
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Old brewing recipes
Replies: 28
Views: 4529

Re: Old brewing recipes

I've made some interesting old brews over the years, albeit not the medicinal ones. Nettle ale has quite soporific qualities, as anyone who's come to one of our barbecues will know. Mangel ale is fairly good according to the OH, who's my resident expert on ale. Treacle ale is an acquired taste. Elde...
by Stonehead
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: i found facebook
Replies: 26
Views: 2702

Re: i found facebook

I'm on fb, too, and a few Ishers have found me. I prefer to direct most people to my blog, twitter and flickr, though. The blog, 18 years and counting: http://stonehead.wordpress.com/ Twitter, someone else registered stonehead first: http://twitter.com/stonehead1 Flickr, mainly landscapes and pigs w...
by Stonehead
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: But what do you really want out of "ish"
Replies: 33
Views: 2514

Re: But what do you really want out of "ish"

No one can be truly self-sufficient but anyone can lean towards self-sufficiency. A more self-sufficient person can greatly benefit their neighbours and community, a more dependent person often doesn't. One gives, the other takes. By being more self-sufficent, I can share what I learn and that feels...
by Stonehead
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: But what do you really want out of "ish"
Replies: 33
Views: 2514

Re: But what do you really want out of "ish"

What do you really want to gain out of being self-sufficient? Or even a bit ish? Just wondering after reading through the replies to being anti-ish for a time? Are we setting our goals too high and too wide? Would we be happier just doing a little rather than attempting to do a whole lot? I wrote a...
by Stonehead
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Madonna
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: Madonna

MuddyWitch wrote:As some-one who never prepares food if I can help it, (hubby even makes most of our sandwiches!) I don't feel I can comment. :lol:

MW

PS I can cook I just seriously dislike doing so
The OH is the same, which suits me. I prefer to do all the cooking. All she has to do is enjoy it.