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by ina
Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello to the group, arcandspark
Replies: 10
Views: 4031

Hi arcandsparc and welcome You have of course lost me totally with all the technical details - but it's good to know that there is somebody who knows all about it if and when I need some tips on that subject! I'm sure Nev will have to say something about that, too... And maybe we can inspire you to ...
by ina
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello all !
Replies: 30
Views: 11345

Of course we want the recipe!!! It's a bit late to grow more parsnip this year, I suppose... Although with our funny weather here, I might as well try.

Definitely need to get back into wine making again :geek: !

Ina
by ina
Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Photos of livestock
Replies: 46
Views: 21705

Sounds ideal for goats - the woodland bit gives them some shelter, too. That's what we did where I was in France: they had improved grazing twice a day for one hour at a time (after all, we needed to get some milk out of them...), and the rest of the day they spent in woodland. Good fencing is VERY ...
by ina
Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello all !
Replies: 30
Views: 11345

We believe you... But seriously, was it parsnip wine? I can't really imagine what that tastes like, although I've heard of it. I like parsnip soup, and roast parsnip, but wine? Maybe in winter. It somehow sounds warming.

Good to hear that your hand is getting better, though. :cheers:

Cheers
Ina
by ina
Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 21
Views: 8142

Not sure if there's any single ladies here ~ but you never know!!! Hi David Single - yeah, but roughly twice your age... :? So don't worry. There's quite a few others interested in beer making, I'm sure you'll find some good advice. I've never tried beer myself (the making of it, I mean!!!), but I ...
by ina
Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: G8 summit - impact on me
Replies: 4
Views: 2409

Shiney, is that one of your poetic outbursts? I heard from my boss this morning that it seems to be a general thing (all over Scotland?) that petrol must not be sold in cans until the summit is over. Well, how are we going to work that on the farm: We always buy large quantities in cans, as we need ...
by ina
Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Photos of livestock
Replies: 46
Views: 21705

They are cashmere goats - therefore the need to comb them! I did get two bags full of fibre off them, but I could have got at least half that again. Anyway, it's enough to try out to process it, so that next year hopefully I'll know what I am doing and can spin it properly. And in a few years' time,...
by ina
Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello all !
Replies: 30
Views: 11345

Hi Dave, Bottle of parsnip in your hand?? Parsnip wine, was it? Sure it was still in your hand and not already inside you :wink: :drunken: ? Anyway, I bet with all these folks on the website interested in making their own alcoholics the picture of your wine and cider press will be most eagerly await...
by ina
Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion ~ but hey?:
Replies: 13
Views: 4814

I hadn't read your other poems earlier on, as I was supposed to DO SOME WORK for goodness' sake... (I still am!) How do you get the ideas? Are you an Elvis fan? I really like the one on all nighters... Even without kids in the house it's just not fun any more. Gosh, I feel terribly old if I even sta...
by ina
Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: G8 summit - impact on me
Replies: 4
Views: 2409

That behaviour of the guy at the garage is just plain stupid... If you really were wanting to make a petrol bomb, I'm sure you'd find a way of syphoning it out of your tank. And the ones wanting to create violent havoc probably are less likely to be from around here anyway - who wants to have a mess...
by ina
Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Basil experiment
Replies: 23
Views: 10458

Yes, but yours were all covered with soil, weren't they? It would be interesting to find out whether the ones that have taken longer to germinate (in my pots, I mean), i.e. the ones covered, turn out stronger for it, sort of having gathered strength while having to push their way through the cover. ...
by ina
Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweetcorn
Replies: 38
Views: 15817

Greenbean - maybe you should add an explanation of what "hot weather" means in Scotland, otherwise all those folks in France will think it's the same as hot weather for them! I got quite sunburnt on Saturday, spent the day outside at the local agricultural show - but it was never more than 20 degree...
by ina
Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Photos of livestock
Replies: 46
Views: 21705

My first attempt at posting pics! Haven't worked out yet how to make them any smaller, but they seem to appear ok, so let's leave the editing for next time. This is my cat Frankie - I hope she's still my cat, haven't seen her for a couple of days... But she left me the entrails and a bit of fur of a...
by ina
Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion ~ but hey?:
Replies: 13
Views: 4814

Congratulations, Shiney - I think you speak from (almost) every woman's heart! :lol: Certainly from mine!!!

Ina
by ina
Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I've got a birdie!
Replies: 3
Views: 2268

Yes, I have now identified it - it's a wagtail, and there are 5 blueish eggs in the nest. She seems to be ok with my watering, has so far always returned to the nest; I just hope the periods of absence aren't too long for the eggs. I've warned all the neighbours to be quiet in case they come visitin...