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by clare
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: here we go again.....
Replies: 28
Views: 4363

Re: here we go again.....

sticky pumpkin muffin recipe 400 g pumpkin deseeded, peeled roughly chopped finely chop if you don't have a food processor 350g light brown sugar 4 eggs 300g plain flour 2 heaped tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon Walnuts a handful. 175ml olive oil Topping-icing,or lemon zest icing. Whiz pumpki...
by clare
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I love a bargain,what did you buy today??
Replies: 40
Views: 9210

I love a bargain,what did you buy today??

Especially food.Times are hard for everyone so when I get a reduced item in the supermarket really cheap it makes my day,Yesterday I was passing and needed milk so I had a quick look and got 3 brown loaves for 29p each,2 large salmon fillets for £1.49,a Large free range chicken for £3.99,4 breaded h...
by clare
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: here we go again.....
Replies: 28
Views: 4363

Re: here we go again.....

my thoughts are with you,that stomach churning when you find out never lessens but you are right if you put your mind to it and knuckle down to some hard work and organisation you can get through.we are still living off the freezer and I am shopping late buying reduced stuff,selling stuff , driving ...
by clare
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: here we go again.....
Replies: 28
Views: 4363

Re: here we go again.....

Great idea thanks,do you have a recipe please? Thanks Clare
by clare
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: here we go again.....
Replies: 28
Views: 4363

Re: here we go again.....

Well Hubby is in his 3rd week of work now.He gets paid every week it's a real novelty.So far we have managed not to touch his wages as we need them for Novembers bills.It is getting harder but will be worth it.He's been coming home with off-cuts of wood for the burner every other night so we are war...
by clare
Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Getting ready for winter.
Replies: 11
Views: 1887

Re: Getting ready for winter.

Wood all cut and stacked,although now hubby is back working he keeps bringing home off cuts so that's great,some wine is bottled,veg frozen,fruit made into jam and just some cooking apples and some pumpkins to deal with and I have some crafts to finish for my stall(christmas is a busy time).I do sti...
by clare
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Favourite economy tips
Replies: 8
Views: 1507

Re: Favourite economy tips

Where to start....I do all the turning off like Zoe.Now the woodburner is lit a bit I keep a kettle of water on top for hot drinks and warm my soup through in a saucepan on it.I have been jam making before the cheap rate electricity ends in the mornings.Make sure the oven is full when it is on for d...
by clare
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: here we go again.....
Replies: 28
Views: 4363

Re: here we go again.....

Thanks everyone for your support just reading I am not alone really helps.Hubby has his own van and tools and the new work(still self employed but a bigger company)although lower wages even asked him if he had liability insurance!!But a job is a job.The guy he was working for knows how it is for us ...
by clare
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: here we go again.....
Replies: 28
Views: 4363

here we go again.....

Hubby has not been paid for 3 months.He carried on working as the guy has done this before and he always pays in the end but this time it is longer and once you are owed if you go you wonder if you will ever get the money.The building trade sucks really.He has work with someone else now but it took ...
by clare
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you love most about being a bit self sufficient?
Replies: 20
Views: 4400

Re: What do you love most about being a bit self sufficient?

where to start?sowing that seed then the feeling you get as you eat the fruit,veg etc.The feeling you get when you lift the lid on the the nest box and there's an egg!when you look on your dinner plate and all is home grown and you sip your wine and it's home brewed and your soap is made by you and ...
by clare
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: How many sweet corn cobs per plant?
Replies: 17
Views: 9197

Re: How many sweet corn cobs per plant?

I have 2-3 cobs per plant and I am really chuffed as it is is my most successful crop ever so far,But how do I know when it is ready as I have never got this far with corn before can someone help please??The top of the cobs are now brown rather than straw colour,the weather is warm for the minute an...
by clare
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: what do I feed my chickens to fatten for the pot?
Replies: 7
Views: 5971

what do I feed my chickens to fatten for the pot?

I have unfortunately ended up with 2 cockeralls about 18 weeks old.I want to eat them.Can anyone help with what I should feed to fatten and when is the bset time to slaughter?
Thanks
Clare
by clare
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: wood for the burner
Replies: 17
Views: 10004

Re: wood for the burner

goodness no,I will use with logs as, yes, that does burn quickly.I use it to top up well about half/half as I only use the woodburner most of the time the oil is too pricey for the heating.....
by clare
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 67390

Re: What are you havesting

peas,potatoes,cauliflower,broccoli and a few blueberries(enough for a batch of muffins).Not too bad but not as good as previous years.
by clare
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: wood for the burner
Replies: 17
Views: 10004

wood for the burner

I feel really pleased as I aquired a boot full of wood for winter,I got large bits and kindling a sight to behold.