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by ina
Mon May 30, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Shall I up the good life steaks?
Replies: 17
Views: 8986

Actually, I still live without TV, or video, or DVD.... Am regularly hassled by those licencing people in Bristol, of course. I offered to pay for listening to the radio, but they don't want that. Tough luck. :roll:

Even if I don't understand every single joke, I think I get the gist of it!

Ina
by ina
Mon May 30, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: More animals
Replies: 14
Views: 6612

Thanks, Lee - I think I once saw something about a spinning guild, so I shall enquire. I've got access to all sorts of wool, I'm surrounded by sheep; a friend of mine even keeps a breeding flock of merinos. Do you wrap the mohair in something before you wash it? Otherwise I can imagine the machine m...
by ina
Sun May 29, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from NE Scotland
Replies: 27
Views: 9341

Hi greenbean Yes, neighbours can be a bit of a pain. I live more or less in the middle of nowhere now - great - but even some of the folk who move here have funny notions about life in the country. A friend of mine is selling her house just now, and when she told some prospective buyer keen on movin...
by ina
Sun May 29, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Shall I up the good life steaks?
Replies: 17
Views: 8986

I wish I was! I lived in London from 1977 to 81, and that was after I'd left school! But I still managed to miss that. Fact is, I grew up without TV and never really got into the habit later. But then, I remember stuff like The hitchhiker's guide on radio the first time round, and everybody else rem...
by ina
Sun May 29, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Electric car
Replies: 8
Views: 3773

My perfect transport idea is still the plane in Chicken Run - anybody remember that? It might be a bit hard on folks on long haul flights, but maybe we could get one going for the shorter trips to Europe?

Ina
by ina
Sun May 29, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderflower wine
Replies: 63
Views: 44810

As far as I remember it was screwtop bottles, as recommended in the recipe... Which made me decide not to rely on recipes in future but to use more of my own common sense! Funny enough, we have all sorts of stuff growing in the area, but no elder. I have one small plant in a pot, which I am hoping t...
by ina
Sun May 29, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Is it too late for leeks?
Replies: 14
Views: 6401

I know the feeling. I've even poked about in the compost to see if I can't make them come up a bit faster... And I put the heater on in the living room just to get the seedlings going - well, they can't put on an extra wooly jumper like I do, can they??? :wink:
by ina
Sun May 29, 2005 12:07 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Shall I up the good life steaks?
Replies: 17
Views: 8986

:oops: Yes my spilling can be a but awfol. :lol: Dare I point it out - there is a spell check on this page... Anyway, I still don't know what this good life thing is all about. Am I missing something? Like TV for example? Is it a programme or what, and if so, what is it about? (Stupid question, I k...
by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderflower wine
Replies: 63
Views: 44810

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: 12875

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: 4082

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: 44810

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: 6614

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: 6809

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: 9127

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