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by ina
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 37
Views: 4749

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

The very worst wine I've ever tasted was celery.... Yuk. It's about 40 years ago, but I still remember it!
by ina
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 1251

Re: Vertical gardening

Climbing french beans and cucumber also grow nicely upwards, and in the greenhouse in our climate...
by ina
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Being self sufficient in 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 5062

Re: Being self sufficient in 2017

Woohoo - Wombat is back! :wave:

Will read your list after work...
by ina
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 3131

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

I have also heard that Stale Beer is good for catching slugs & snails - forgive my antipodean ignorance, but what is Stale Beer? - I know of Malt Beer, Wheat Beer, Horehound Beer etc. but never one made from Stales. Hehe - no, I never found that in Australia, either... Actually, you can't buy it he...
by ina
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 2727

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

Bought my annual ration of chestnuts - cooked, sealed - today... That'll do me for Xmas.
by ina
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Fashion for frugal blogs
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

Re: The Fashion for frugal blogs

The latter, I suspect. Which of course means that as they are now even richer, it's even easier for them to be frugal... ;) And feel very smug about it - they are just so much better human beings than the rest of us!
by ina
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Fashion for frugal blogs
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

Re: The Fashion for frugal blogs

Well - it helps to be quite rich if you want to be fully self sufficient...
by ina
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 2727

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

I suppose charcoal would do for the "authentic" burnt taste? I remember the lady who sold them in the streets of London a long time ago... To be more exact, just outside Foyle's in 1977/78. I sometimes bought a paper bag of them for my lunch, and I am sure they used charcoal. Like Flo, I buy a packe...
by ina
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 2441

Re: Ophelia

Good that's over for now. Glad to here everybody is OK. The worst we had of it was the fog Monday night...
by ina
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 2441

Re: Ophelia

Keeping my fingers crossed for you! We seem to be missing the worst of it, again. They've even taken the yellow warning off that had been on for tomorrow.
by ina
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A slug with a sense of humour
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: A slug with a sense of humour

Lovely! ;)
by ina
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 3131

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

Sorry - just don't seem to have anything to say at the moment...
by ina
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Smartflower?
Replies: 7
Views: 1755

Smartflower?

Has anybody seen one of these in action? They seem to make more sense than rooftop installation, as they can (potentially) make use of the sun all day.

https://www.smartflower.com/en

You do need quite a large garden, though. And I wonder how they would cope with "normal" Scottish wind conditions.
by ina
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 4933

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

.....and chillies, mustn't forget the chillies. I found a packet of chillie seeds that I've "inherited"... Think I need to try and grow some next year. Just never seem to have luck with anything like a greenhouse - and don't know whether I'd get enough sun (and warmth) on my windowsills. Quite apar...
by ina
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: extracts vs liqueurs
Replies: 13
Views: 1851

Re: extracts vs liqueurs

Thanks - I shall keep my eyes open...