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by oldjerry
Sun May 19, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are???
Replies: 46
Views: 11534

Re: Where are???

I'm still here,I thought that' might be why you all disappeared.Nice to see some familiar names.
by oldjerry
Fri May 17, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The Cider Journey - Creating a new local drink!
Replies: 21
Views: 7971

Re: The Cider Journey - Creating a new local drink!

Casper,firstly best wishes for your project.Should you need inspiration,pop down this way(Tenbury) there are several small cider producers(and quite a few large ones).We have more orchards than anywhere in the known universe,(I've got 23 apple trees in my back garden),any prob getting interesting / ...
by oldjerry
Fri May 17, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: New Project :-)
Replies: 22
Views: 5373

Re: New Project :-)

CURSES....!!!!!!!

(and the dribbling's got worse)
by oldjerry
Fri May 17, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are???
Replies: 46
Views: 11534

Re: Where are???

Nice to see you all back,hope your health's back together Mike.
by oldjerry
Fri May 17, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: New Project :-)
Replies: 22
Views: 5373

Re: New Project :-)

Blimey,what a hornet's nest.Great thread 'though. My kids have had the same sort of experience as Boboff's,but does that mean that others from a different environment,and with different life experiences would be OK with it? I simply don't know. Even a couple of years back,I'd have said ''all kids sh...
by oldjerry
Thu May 16, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Rhubarb recipes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3424

Re: Rhubarb recipes ?

Stew 'till soft,add some sugar but leave it still quite tart,Blitz 'till smooth,serve as a sauce over baked mackerel or similar oily fish(fresh sardines if you can get them.) Lovely.
by oldjerry
Thu May 16, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Still Alive & Busier Than Ever
Replies: 23
Views: 3338

Re: Still Alive & Busier Than Ever

All the very best from a recent mover..whatever gets thrown at you in the upcoming months,don't lose sight of the end result,it will be well worth it.Deep breaths !!..Best Wishes.
by oldjerry
Wed May 15, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Raw milk in Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 4819

Re: Raw milk in Scotland

I'm not certain it's that easy.We never had to deliver our excess milk at all.People who came for it(strictly for pet's use,of course) often came from miles.One lady came from Dudley(at least 30 miles).The upside is goat milk freezes really well,so if you can find a source,have transport,and one of ...
by oldjerry
Wed May 15, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Raw milk in Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 4819

Re: Raw milk in Scotland

My kids had nothing but raw goats milk ever 'till 2 yrs ago( they'll only drink skimmed uht now they think pastuerised cow milk tastes weird!!),but who the hell likes the taste of pastuerised goat milk?......soon as you heat it it smells like a Billy's bum.
by oldjerry
Wed May 15, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm sure that's not the point
Replies: 24
Views: 4441

Re: I'm sure that's not the point

boboff wrote:What's your favorite type of Jam?

Blackcurrant, What's Yours?
by oldjerry
Wed May 15, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Raw milk in Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 4819

Re: Raw milk in Scotland

It is legal in England (not sure 'bout Scottieland) to sell raw goat milk so long as it's for pets................................(perhaps the dog could spare a bit).....................
by oldjerry
Tue May 14, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Lawn to flower bed - how?
Replies: 6
Views: 1690

Re: Lawn to flower bed - how?

You got it Flo,every second word you express for the next three days is....!!
by oldjerry
Tue May 14, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Raw milk in Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 4819

Re: Raw milk in Scotland

Seriously,have you thought about keeping a couple of goats yourself? Look at my old posts on this (ad bloody nauseum) you really don't need anything more than a decent garden..pm me, if you can stand the tedium.
by oldjerry
Mon May 13, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: tasty chicken breeds
Replies: 9
Views: 4096

Re: tasty chicken breeds

I'll have a go at this. Firstly,you're absolutely right,what they eat is a huge factor in how they turn out,so don't completely swerve the standard white hybrid birds,they can be kept free range,they will still finish quite quickly,and we sold many of these (all pre ordered) in our small holding day...
by oldjerry
Sun May 12, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Burnt? Runner bean plants
Replies: 4
Views: 1987

Re: Burnt? Runner bean plants

I've had similar experiences with some rooted Philadelphus that I thought were sufficiently hardened off.There have been 4 or 5 days here recently which although the temp never dropped much below 7 or 8C,there has been a seriously,and for early May,unusually cold wind.....that's where I'd put my mon...