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by ina
Sat May 28, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spuds
Replies: 43
Views: 16821

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: 14179

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: 3969

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: 4749

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: 4749

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: 13034

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: 4265

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: 7453

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...
by ina
Fri May 27, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: More animals
Replies: 14
Views: 7695

Hi Lee It's been a while since you wrote that last message, but if you are still with us, maybe you could give me a tip. I have a couple of cashmere goats, have combed the fibre, but don't quite know how to process it myself. I know some producers of cashmere, but I don't just want to throw my lot i...
by ina
Fri May 27, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: ducks
Replies: 14
Views: 7817

Lucky you - no slugs! That's really what I want to keep them for, as slugcontrol, with the side effect of duck eggs. But I'll probably have to choose a colourful exotic breed, or give them little reflective jackets, so they don't get hit when the pheasant shoot is on... :tweety:

Ina
by ina
Fri May 27, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: ducks
Replies: 14
Views: 7817

Hi It seems to be really difficult to get ducklings through to adulthood - I worked on a farm once where we had one callduck with youngsters, and they all died of some mysterious disease... No murders involved here. By the way, we used to collect slugs in a jar throughout the day, and come evening, ...
by ina
Fri May 27, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Building an Aussie style barbie
Replies: 21
Views: 10554

Hi Nev You are perfectly correct - you could survive in Scotland... Neeps are Swedes, i.e. Swedish turnips. Most haggisses (if that's the plural of haggis!) aren't cooked in a sheep's stomach anymore, but come in a plastic skin (which is not eaten) or a tin. They contain a lot of grain (barley or oa...
by ina
Fri May 27, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Building an Aussie style barbie
Replies: 21
Views: 10554

Yeah, but I've never tried neeps on the barbie... Neither haggis, which is what traditionally goes with tatties and neeps. But there is some good veggie haggis around nowadays! By the way, in case any selfsufficient Scots are reading this, does anybody have a recipe for that? The vegetarian variety,...
by ina
Fri May 27, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Building an Aussie style barbie
Replies: 21
Views: 10554

Ehrrr, what are Snags? Sounds a bit like slugs and therefore not very appetising! I'm a veggie myself, but I do keep sausages (organic, of course!) in the freezer, just in case we should spontaneously decide on a barbie one night. For me it's usually just tatties on the charcoal, don't go for that f...
by ina
Thu May 26, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yogurt
Replies: 25
Views: 11109

Need to add my bit on yoghurt, too... I don't use any fancy gear, I just use an empty icecream tub (the flat type), and stick it on the radiator. Bit of a problem in summer, of course, but summers tend to be rather short here, and since I also dry my clothes over the radiator (on one of those pull-u...