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by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderflower wine
Replies: 63
Views: 44350

I think that's not entirely right, Nev - they make very good oakleaf wine, too, in dry, spring and autumn oakleaf varieties... And that's mainly leaf (don't think they add anything else, well, must add something sugary I suppose). The worst wine I've ever drunk was homemade celery wine. A bit like a...
by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Would you buy?
Replies: 40
Views: 12676

There are some nice organic clothes available in Fair Trade Shops; those are mostly of the colourful ethnic type - not very practical for work. There's also quite a lot of organic t-shirts etc on the market, and not terribly expensive, either (just ordered one for £10); I think the company I orde...
by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Google your name
Replies: 11
Views: 3957

Sad really, isn't it...
Sunday morning by now, and still at it.
by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderflower wine
Replies: 63
Views: 44350

and lived to a ripe old age before passing away from non-elderflower related problems. Nev How do you know? That might have been some cumulative long-term effect.... Sorry. :( I made elderflower bubbly once and woke up one night because WW3 had broken out in my kitchen. One bottle survived, and tha...
by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 10:56 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Fruit Tree
Replies: 13
Views: 6473

The reason why there's hardly any gooseberries around any more is American mildew. A very common fungal disease; even non-organic commercial growers don't seem to be able to control it effectively. Lots of them just gave up on gooseberries. Seeing that they are mostly eaten cooked, they were probabl...
by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: ducks
Replies: 14
Views: 6605

Well, there's lambs in jackets, to keep the delicate newborns from keeling over - so why not ducks? Equal rights for all animals!!!!!! :blob6:

Ina
by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Building an Aussie style barbie
Replies: 21
Views: 8762

Shouldn't think so - it's still lamb's meat and offal that makes a haggis! I'm sure those sheep couldn't care less whether they end up as haggis or kebab in their afterlife... :angel12:

Ina
by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spuds
Replies: 43
Views: 14869

Hi Shiney Yes, there is money in flogging worms - there must be, why else would there be worm farms! Maybe you should offer them in the swap shop, or for anglers. :fish: I know of an organic farm in the area that at least used to get some of their income from selling worms. (Pity nobody wants slugs,...
by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 1:35 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Would you buy?
Replies: 40
Views: 12676

I'm sure you'd make a good thing out of a magazine, but I certainly wouldn't buy it - there's too much paper lying about in my living room already that I never get round to reading. And I am afraid the people who'd really need it, wouldn't spend money on it either... There are a few companies that s...
by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Downshift and get the balance right!
Replies: 8
Views: 3493

Where did all those interviews get to? This is the first I hear about Downshifting Week. Maybe it's because I have downshifted already? I don't have a telly, only listen to Radio 4 (and not all day), and only get the Sunday Herald, which I usually manage to pick up the following Friday or Saturday, ...
by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 1:05 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Google your name
Replies: 11
Views: 3957

And there I am again!!!!! Somebody actually quoted me from a letter I wrote to the Sunday Herald 3 years ago - wow! Not only was I published, but also quoted - every scientist's dream... Even if it was only a reader's letter. :oops:

Sorry about that. Had to get rid of it somehow.

Ina :?
by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 12:37 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Google your name
Replies: 11
Views: 3957

Who comes up with these ideas - and what a way to spend a Friday night.... :wink: I actually come up as myself first, as part of the staff list of the institute I work for. And then there's somebody else with my name in Berlin, and then myself again!!! Gosh, more fame than I thought I had. Something...
by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 12:12 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cycling from lands end to John O'groats
Replies: 37
Views: 11576

Don't know that video - but it's bad enough being a fat bottomed girl (well, middle-aged woman...) and riding a bike fully clothed! Used to do a lot of cycling; when I was 20 years or so younger, a bit fitter and less fat, 100 miles was no problem, and my bike only had 3 gears back then! Now I have ...
by ina
Fri May 27, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Avacado
Replies: 7
Views: 3616

Hi Andy Avocados grow bushier if you break out the growing tip. Once the plant has a few leaves, just take the top of. It's still probable that yours is a different variety, though, if it has grown that tall and still looks like a blade of grass! I get the best results with germinating avocado just ...
by ina
Fri May 27, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Fruit Tree
Replies: 13
Views: 6473

I wish I had your problem with the tonnes of cherries! Used to live in a cherry growing area, and made delicious wine. I remember the first time I made it, it never seemed to be fermenting, i.e. it simply wasn't bubbling. But it didn't smell off, so my friend and I decided to try it. One glass later...

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