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by minesamojito
Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/6453/img3584p.th.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/6669/img3585f.th.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/1079/img3587z.th.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us With only a small kitchen garden, I feel there’...
by minesamojito
Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: How to improve my cider?
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: How to improve my cider?

Thank you, I'd better plant a couple of cider apple trees then this winter
Appreciate the advice, do you get good results with your wine?
cheers
Marcus
by minesamojito
Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: How to improve my cider?
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

How to improve my cider?

Hi there, I made 40l of cider last year, and it's been very dry and sharp, has mellowed a bit over the summer though I used a 60(eaters)/40(cookers) mix as couldn't lay my hands on any cider apples, and carried out the fermentation for a couple of weeks from 1055OG down to 1000OG and bottled up with...
by minesamojito
Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ebay Baby Duck #1
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Ebay Baby Duck #1

http://countrywoodsmoke.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/photo.jpg I’m proud to announce the arrival of the first baby duck! Hopefully we will have a further 4 arrive, hoping for at least one boy amongst them to breed with our girls, as the drake we have doesn’t seem to be doing his job…… The first batc...
by minesamojito
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Rare Breed Mojo Pork Tenderloin
Replies: 0
Views: 697

Rare Breed Mojo Pork Tenderloin

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/9275/img3365j.th.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us I was given some wonderful pork tenderloin from Pitmans Farm, this was from their wonderful Berkshire pigs, this much underrated pork is known in Japan as Kurobuta “Black Pig” and is prized alongside Kobe Beef and B...
by minesamojito
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Padron Chilli Roulette
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: Padron Chilli Roulette

Cheers guys
I love the flavour of them both so am quite happy to get a hot one!
Cheers
Marcus
by minesamojito
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Garlic Harvest
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Re: Garlic Harvest

should be able to make some serious garlic bread with that lot!
cheers
Marcus
by minesamojito
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Padron Chilli Roulette
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Padron Chilli Roulette

I managed to acquire some Pimientos de Padron, the Spanish Tapas chilli from the South Devon Chilli Farm http://www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk I tasted these for the first time last year, and they are not too easy to get hold of, I’ve even tried to grow my own but they slugs took a liking to them an...
by minesamojito
Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: shady child friendly cottage garden
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Re: shady child friendly cottage garden

i'd go for hostas and ferns, my 2 year old son loves the playing in the ferns
cheers
marcus
by minesamojito
Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Blight on my potatoes!
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: Blight on my potatoes!

I wouldn't use it, the spores will be on it, and you'd be transferring them to the tomatos too i think
hope it goes ok
cheers
marcus
by minesamojito
Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: apple juice
Replies: 12
Views: 2566

Re: apple juice

freeze it in milk containers
wish i'd done more last year, will be doing more this year
cheers
marcus
by minesamojito
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Devon
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Re: Hi from Devon

Cheers
Love the area you're in, go to Bellbrook fishing, though it has gone downhill there recently
Feel very lucky to live in such a beautiful area, i live between cullompton and honiton
cheers
marcus
by minesamojito
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: rats
Replies: 11
Views: 2388

Re: rats

I did the sticky trap for mice, as they seemed immune to mousetraps, it worked a treat but was horrible having to kill them, don't think you can use sticky traps effectively outside as they may catch anything on them
cheers
marcus
by minesamojito
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Would a heat mat be good for hatching poultry eggs?
Replies: 4
Views: 2567

Re: Would a heat mat be good for hatching poultry eggs?

I think you can pick up cheap propagators on ebay, or use their design to make your own
i think as mick says the fixed poin of heat wouldn't be great as you'd get a hot side in contact with the mat and a cold side
cheers
marcus
by minesamojito
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Garlic Harvest
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Re: Garlic Harvest

love hardneck garlic, do you have elephant garlic over there, have started growing it recently with mixed success, but it is delicious
cheers
marcus