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Post: #51 Guest
Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:48 pm

Fab site. I'm stacey, live in Cornwall on a 5 acre smallholding which we try to run on an organic basis. Nice to meet you!

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hello Stacey

Post: #52 Andy Hamilton
Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:13 pm

good to meet you too thanks for posting.

Are you the same stacey that I have spoke to on the a www.acountrylife.com forum???

What have you got on your smallholding, I am quite intreagued.
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Re: hello Stacey

Post: #53 Guest
Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:07 pm

Andy Hamilton wrote:good to meet you too thanks for posting.

Are you the same stacey that I have spoke to on the a www.acountrylife.com forum???

What have you got on your smallholding, I am quite intreagued.


That's the one! We have 2 Tamworth sows (1 in pig as we speak and waiting to farrow) a Sussex Devon cross cow with a steer and a calf, loads of Aylsebury ducks , Cornish Game, Dorkings, Black Rocks and Welsummers, A British Guernsey goat, Poll Dorset and Jacobs X Shetland sheep, 6 cats and 3 kids!

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Post: #54 Guest
Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:36 pm

lol! I take it I wasn't logged in then which measn I'm not now :lol:

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urban 75

Post: #67 Andy Hamilton
Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:05 am

had a look around Urban 75 forum the other day. Not sure weather or not to post anything to the conversation that you seem to have started on the forum. Working on an article about solar enegry and dave is working on a wild food article. Could not believe some of the posts, the fella living in a flat in Bristol seems to have totally missed the point. I live in a flat just down the road from him in bath. Does not like gardening or recipes, how on earth is he going to be even a bit self sufficientish. Anyway cheers for the good stuff you wrote about us.
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Post: #89 Guest
Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:33 pm

Hi - me again! Hope you don't mind me starting that thread on urban it's just peeps on there seem to be interested in organic food and sustainability. I agree some of them missed the point but I reckon they were just in an argumentative mood that day! :)

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PS small holding

Post: #92 Andy Hamilton
Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:34 pm

Anonymous wrote:Hi - me again! Hope you don't mind me starting that thread on urban it's just peeps on there seem to be interested in organic food and sustainability. I agree some of them missed the point but I reckon they were just in an argumentative mood that day! :)


I think you might be right about the argumentative mood. phew, we got some ribbing on that forum.(as did you, thanks for sticking up for the site).

Course I don't mind you starting up a thread, we get alot of our visitors coming from different threads started in forums. It was good to get some feedback as well, even if most of it was negative. The thing is without feed back we only have our stats to go on about what people like. So to find out why some people only look for a few seconds helps.

thanks for being a suppoter of the site.

P.S. If you want to write anything about your experiences on your small holding for us let me know. I am sure there would be many people interested.
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Post: #97 Gill Didsbury
Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:35 am

Hi,
My Name is Gill (gillian) and I am from Adelaide South Australia.
I think this site is great and sooooooo many ideas too.
I have an organic vegie garden and grow many vegies.
I was born UK and miss some vegies, like lambs lettuce and water cress that are not available here.
Happy gardneing to you all :-}
Gill

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Re: Newbie

Post: #101 Andy Hamilton
Thu Nov 11, 2004 10:32 pm

Gill Didsbury wrote:Hi,
My Name is Gill (gillian) and I am from Adelaide South Australia.
I think this site is great and sooooooo many ideas too.
I have an organic vegie garden and grow many vegies.
I was born UK and miss some vegies, like lambs lettuce and water cress that are not available here.
Happy gardneing to you all :-}
Gill



Thanks gill nice to hear that your site is great :D :D

Seriously, makes it worth all the effort when people like what you do.

You could get some lambs lettuce seeds from here

http://www.heyne.com.au/gardencentre/fa ... rgills.php

Organic seed too. I had a quick look through and they definetly do Lambs lettuce, if they don't do cress give me a shout and I will send you some over. Is there many vegetables over there that we don't get here??
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Post: #115 gill didsbury
Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:18 am

Hi Andy,
We have many types of pumpkin, and use them in many different ways.
When I was in UK a couple of years back, pumkin was only around at Halloween, most people I spoke to had no idea what to do with it and from making Jack o lanterns :roll:
Some of our vegies have differnet name too Zucchini you call corguets,
snap peas you call something different to.
Some one I met on the gardening web has sent me some lambs lettuce seeds also some kale seeds. I will see how I go with these
:lol:

Happy Gradening
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pumkins and such

Post: #116 Andy Hamilton
Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:15 pm

That does seem to be the case in the UK, Pumkins are not originally from here so I guess we (as a nation) don't know what to do with them. I think we have more (old) recipes for turnip as this was what we orginally used as Jak-o-lanterns. I believe that it originated in Scotland then the americans started to use pumpkins and so we all followed suit.

Not heard of snap peas, what are they??

Think we will put up some pumkin recipes just to show that there is more to the humble pumkin than meets the eye.

I guess it is peak season over there at the moment for growing things, I have noticed that we have more people from your neck of the woods looking at our site.

Happy gardening to you to.
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Post: #120 gill didsbury
Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:56 pm

Hi Andy,
Snap or snow peas you call monge tout, I can give you some recipes for pumpkin if you would like some, let me know ok?
Happy gardening:-}
Gill

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pumpkin recipes

Post: #121 Andy Hamilton
Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:37 pm

That would be fantastic gill, yes please.

Monge tout of course, think I prefer the name snap peas :D
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Post: #122 gill didsbury
Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:40 pm

Hi Andy,
Would you like me to post recipes here?
Gill

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pumkins

Post: #124 Andy Hamilton
Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:51 pm

It depends on you, if you e-mail me I could post them on the main site. If you don't want them to go up on the web then e-mail me them and they won't. If you want to just put them here thats fine too.

Thanks Gill.
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