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by sarahkeast
Thu May 26, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: dog showing,agility? working?
Replies: 5
Views: 4757

Re: dog showing,agility? working?

I run just about every morning with my Border Collie, he wakes me up for it at 5.30am darn it ! We have several routes for weekdays, but both love the weekend and odd evening fell runs. Previous dogs [he is no 3 of 4] have done agility and obedience which was fun. Def agree that they need to work, v...
by sarahkeast
Wed May 25, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: rescued battery hens
Replies: 7
Views: 1395

Re: rescued battery hens

Nah, I hadnt either. Got a book from library, converted a shed with nest boxes and a rail that they dont perch on, fenced in a corner of garden and away we went. They went straight onto pellets [had been told they may only do mash] I get organic pellets as dont want to eat eggs from GM feed/corn. Br...
by sarahkeast
Wed May 25, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: rescued battery hens
Replies: 7
Views: 1395

Re: rescued battery hens

Yep, started with 8 [down to 4 neighbours dog had 3 and one just keeled over one day....] they are great fun, took a few days to settle in, love to explore and peck around now. A bit straggly to look at even now, but happy and full of personality. highly recommend doing it. Eggs are good too.
by sarahkeast
Wed May 25, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Lemon hooch recipe ?
Replies: 29
Views: 8434

Re: Lemon hooch recipe ?

That is what mine is in trinder and it is bubbling up a storm.

Sarah
by sarahkeast
Tue May 24, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Advice needed.......Nutty 2yr old!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Re: Advice needed.......Nutty 2yr old!!!

Find what motivates her, offer or withdraw it as appropriate.

Give space, notice of expectations/changes etc and most of all BE CONSISTENT.

Heck I dont know, still trying to figure it out and mine are teens !
by sarahkeast
Wed May 18, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Just given 3 demijohns, now what ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4308

Re: Just given 3 demijohns, now what ?

Bramble tip ? never heard of it !!! What does it taste like ? Sounds like a cheap one [plenty of brambles available] I looked around the park when taking doggo out just now, no shortage ! lots are in bud, is that what we want ? how about in a week or two, will it be too late ? not sure I have the ti...
by sarahkeast
Wed May 18, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spots on tomato leaves
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Spots on tomato leaves

I am in the middle of tying up my tomatoes in the greenhouse. Just noticed some have redish brown spots on the leaves. Someone tell me it isnt blight. Please. Never had it so dont know [only 3rd year growing] Going ot give them a good feed of stinky nettle juice after I have finished and then cross ...
by sarahkeast
Wed May 18, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Cardboard boxes / eBay
Replies: 5
Views: 1763

Re: Cardboard boxes / eBay

Great idea, I have just started ebaying and will be looking carefully for packaging ideas, this one is a really good starter.

Thanks
by sarahkeast
Tue May 17, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Just given 3 demijohns, now what ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4308

Re: Just given 3 demijohns, now what ?

Plenty of marmite here. Love the stuff. When we lived in America we would fly back from a visit to UK with 4-6 large jars in our luggage. 12 years and never ran out of it !! I now have lemonade hooch in one demijohn, kids and I are watching the bubbles fixatedly, Elderflower is in a plastic bottle a...
by sarahkeast
Mon May 16, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Lemon hooch recipe ?
Replies: 29
Views: 8434

Re: Lemon hooch recipe ?

Found this 200ml freshly squeezed lemon juice 300g sugar Zest of 3 lemons Water to make up to 1.5l Add all to pan and Boil for 5 mins skimm off scumm sive to remove zest put in mini demijohn/growler let it cool and add a pinch of yeast (in this case, just baker's yeast as it's all I had lying around...
by sarahkeast
Mon May 16, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Lemon hooch recipe ?
Replies: 29
Views: 8434

Re: Lemon hooch recipe ?

Argh, you scare me, I did look at the list briefly, but figure I wont be drinking a lot of it. Tend to go for simple/clean food in what we eat most of, the rest that is now and again I am less fussy about. Well try to stress less. Anyways, I only have 1liter, so will need to scale it down or get som...
by sarahkeast
Mon May 16, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Lemon hooch recipe ?
Replies: 29
Views: 8434

Lemon hooch recipe ?

I am sure I saw a simple recipe for Lemonade with a kick !

Anyone help me out, I brought 1l of Robinsons lemon squash today, ready to get it started. Keen or what ?!!!!

Cheers in advance
by sarahkeast
Mon May 16, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 120459

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

1 Gallon Rhubarb wine
1 Gallon Elderflower Champagne

about to start Lemon hooch [when I find the recipe.....]

first go and already wanting to try more and been offered some more demijohns.....
by sarahkeast
Sun May 15, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Just given 3 demijohns, now what ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4308

Re: Just given 3 demijohns, now what ?

Mike, just added the water. I was surprised to find liquid already in the bucket ! From the rhubarb I assume ? Cant wait to try it, on holiday with my brother and loads of kids at the end of the month, hoping to take it with us for that. Shopping was good, tried to resist too many toys, got a thermo...
by sarahkeast
Sat May 14, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: First brews
Replies: 17
Views: 3384

Re: First brews

OMG, lemonade hooch, brilliant.

I used to love a cold bottle of Mikes Hard Lemonade after a day out climbing or mountain biking when I lived in the states, esp as I dont like beer.

Please PLEASE share the recipe, I NEED to make some !