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by ina
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 5843

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

old tree man wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:50 pm
:lol: :lol: I must say I struggle I have the urge to drink it all :iconbiggrin:
That would be my struggle, too! :mrgreen:
by ina
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 5843

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

I'm "lucky" in a way that I have to make/buy hardly any presents. Few family get calendars (easy to post), even fewer friends mostly get books. Most would rather ignore Christmas (and all that present stress) anyway. So if I make that kind of infusion, I basically "have to" drink it all myself. But ...
by ina
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The cellar !!
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: The cellar !!

Weedo wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:42 pm
roll on retirement and time to do this stuff!
Same here!
by ina
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 5843

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

Green Aura wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:48 am
ina, even the folks that make the craft gins don't distil the alcohol.
Yeah, I know. But having to buy in the spirit at a minimum of £14 per bottle makes this a very expensive hobby.
by ina
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 5843

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

What - do you distill your own gin? Really?

No - I meant the price for cheap gin that you would use to make sloe gin or so.
by ina
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 5843

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

What do you pay for gin down in England?
by ina
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 19
Views: 1761

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Courgettes and patty pan squash. And onions. Never got much else planted, and the cabbage whites had all my kale.
by ina
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Life with no kitchen
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Life with no kitchen

I had a new kitchen in last year - oh the stress... And that was without walls being demolished! The worst was no washing machine for over two weeks. I haven't had a fridge for over a decade now, so that's nothing new. They offered me a Baby Belling for the duration - but where to put that? So I had...
by ina
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Nettles as Companion Plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Nettles as Companion Plants?

Weedo wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:56 pm
I always thought our nettles were "ferals" from Europe but it seems they (this particular common species) are actually native to Oz and NZ (Urtica incisa).
They do look somehow different from what grows in my garden - but I couldn't tell you in which way...
by ina
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: been a long time
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: been a long time

Hi Russ - welcome back! :wave:
by ina
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Nettles as Companion Plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Nettles as Companion Plants?

I just wonder - are Australian nettles the same as Scottish? Maybe ours are fiercer?
by ina
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Nettles as Companion Plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Nettles as Companion Plants?

I can tell you one companion plant that doesn't work - chickweed killed off all my beetroot...

But maybe the nettles keep the cabbage whites off? That would be useful.
by ina
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: We must all be self sufficient
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: We must all be self sufficient

Not me - just too tired after work every day to think of anything else but sleep...
by ina
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 16
Views: 2301

Re: A nation of hoarders

All my Terry Pratchetts??? Oh no!

ANd those half finished jumpers - and loads of clothes that need repairing, or altering...
by ina
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 4399

Re: Random wine

It is lower than that most of the time. Below 15 again yesterday... (It's August, you know!)

Well, as soon as I have some energy again, I'll try and find all my wine making kit. It's somewhere in this house. But since I've not had any energy for the past 18 months or so, I'm not very hopeful.