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by JoseyJo
Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What to do with all this beetroot?
Replies: 26
Views: 1571

Re: What to do with all this beetroot?

Hi,
I made beetroot and apple chutney a couple of years ago and it was nice, and a LOVELY colour. I like the sound of that recipe with ginger in.
Jo
by JoseyJo
Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Wanted: Wheelbarrow (Cambridgeshire)
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Wanted: Wheelbarrow (Cambridgeshire)

Hi Peggy Sue, I see from your profile you're very nearby! I only joined the site about a week ago. :sunny:
by JoseyJo
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hen ate dead shrew
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Hen ate dead shrew

Oh good, glad it's normal. They'll probably be treated by the cat again, she's new and seems to be quite the huntress!
by JoseyJo
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hen ate dead shrew
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Hen ate dead shrew

Hi, My hen just ate a dead shrew (quite a big one) that my cat had left in the garden. She ran around with it very pleased with herself then finally downed it in one go! Is this a common thing to happen? I suppose there'll be a lot of protien in it but it looked quite horrible!!
by JoseyJo
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Veggie Burgers
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Veggie Burgers

These sound lovely. Can I ask.... with the veggie stock do you mix with water and if so how much - I guess you don't want the mixture too runny? I might try these and also have a glut of courgettes to use!
Jo
by JoseyJo
Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: 10 year old fig wine??
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: 10 year old fig wine??

Haha! Didn't realise we had something so desirable! Don't know why it's lasted so long... I'll let you know what it's like when we finally open and try it :wink: It has a plastic top so can't check the cork. We also have a bottle of rumtopf we made about 6 summers ago and strained and tried recently...
by JoseyJo
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Wanted: Wheelbarrow (Cambridgeshire)
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Wanted: Wheelbarrow (Cambridgeshire)

Hi Witchy, We have a whellbarrow you can have if you'd like. It's fairly basic with a solid wheel rather than with a tyre, and I think is slightly smaller than a standard wheelbarrow. We live near to St Ives, Cambs.
Regards, Jo
by JoseyJo
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: blood in egg white
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: blood in egg white

Thanks, that's good to know.
by JoseyJo
Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: 10 year old fig wine??
Replies: 4
Views: 697

10 year old fig wine??

We have a bottle of fig wine which my OH made 10 years ago and wondered whether to open it up and try it. Apparently it tasted good 10 years ago... Has anyone tried fruit wine after this long and was it ok?
Thanks, Jo
by JoseyJo
Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: blood in egg white
Replies: 2
Views: 571

blood in egg white

Hello, We have 3 chickens and they've laid brilliantly since we got them 3 months ago. Last week one of the eggs had a blob (about large pea size) of blood within the egg white of an egg. I've found on the net about blood spots in eggs being normal - but it sounded as though they are usually in the ...
by JoseyJo
Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Shropshire!!
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Hello from Shropshire!!

Hello, I've just joined the site and too have a lot of plums to do things with! We're going to try plum wine and have hunted out the demi-johns which have been moving house with us for the last 10 years since they were last used. I'll also try some plum jam and we have stewed and frozen lots already...
by JoseyJo
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Cambs
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Hello from Cambs

Hello, I've just joined after using this site quite a bit over the last couple of years for advice and ideas. I live with my partner and 2 children, and do a little bit towards self-sufficiency but dream of much more.... We have had chickens for 3 months and think they're great. We grow some fruit &...