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by darkbrowneggs
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I make breadcrumbs that will keep?
Replies: 12
Views: 3917

Re: How do I make breadcrumbs that will keep?

I think if you dry them out in a slow oven then put in a jar it would work, but I always put mine in the freezer. You can use them from frozen and because they are crumbs they break up easily so you just use what you need.
by darkbrowneggs
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ish Members' Websites
Replies: 14
Views: 20127

Re: Ish Members' Websites

Ohhooo - Can I have one for my new Miss SugarNSpice chickens :iconbiggrin: which lay pretty coloured eggs. The website is http://www.misssugarnspice.co.uk
by darkbrowneggs
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Transporting children
Replies: 15
Views: 16213

Re: Transporting children

If it is only two miles why not just walk? Cheaper than getting a new bike and not exactly a huge distance :flower: As someone who's home was 2 country miles from my first school, and two country miles from the village shop - in the opposite direction - it is much further than you think with little...
by darkbrowneggs
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...find a use for over-ripe bananas?
Replies: 24
Views: 7347

Re: ...find a use for over-ripe bananas?

Just to give yourself a treat

Peel a banana per person
cut in half lengthways
Sprinkle with brown sugar
pour over a little liquid preferrably dark rum
Bake in oven or put under grill till softened
Serve with ice cream or cream, or both

Yummy
by darkbrowneggs
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Keeping Wild Boar
Replies: 15
Views: 7669

Re: Keeping Wild Boar

Should have said were - not are :icon_smile: will edit it in case it causes anyone probs. Mine were very small and striped as weaners, and developed into a darkish brown and very hairy with extra long snouts. Interestingly their tails always hung down straight and they were extremely clever at escap...
by darkbrowneggs
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Keeping Wild Boar
Replies: 15
Views: 7669

Re: Keeping Wild Boar

Many of the "Wild Boar" here in UK are actually Iron Age type pigs, which I think is a Tamworth type cross. I had some years ago, and they were fine. Taste was good, bit gamier and firmer than usual pig breeds and leanish They were very, very intelligent and if they get out (which they did quite oft...
by darkbrowneggs
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: More Coloured Eggs ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2396

Re: More Coloured Eggs ...

Thanks all - I must admit I am very pleased with them. It has taken a while, but I think it was worth it.

They are Miss SugarNSpice moocher. :icon_smile:
by darkbrowneggs
Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Red Mite-ridden hen :-(
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: Red Mite-ridden hen :-(

How is your little hen doing ?
by darkbrowneggs
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Red Mite-ridden hen :-(
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: Red Mite-ridden hen :-(

I have sent you a pm, but here are a couple of links which may help idenitfy the problem - it certainly sounds as though she has a very bad infestation of some sort of mite/lice, and the sooner you can sort it the better her chance of survival POULTRY MITE PARASITES ON POULTRY If as you say they are...
by darkbrowneggs
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Red Mite-ridden hen :-(
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: Red Mite-ridden hen :-(

Red mite live in cracks in the housing and only come out in the dark to suck blood. Redmite powder is usually made to be applied to the shed surfaces not to the birds. But there are various mites and lice which live on chickens, the nastiest being Northern Fowl mite which I understand are almost inv...
by darkbrowneggs
Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: More Coloured Eggs ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2396

More Coloured Eggs ...

I posted earlier in the year, but I am even more pleased with the results of this years work on my palette of coloured eggs, so much so I have made them their own website. (Hope a linky is in order, if not mods please remove) http://www.misssugarnspice.co.uk Here are some of this years eggs http://i...
by darkbrowneggs
Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: I'm just back from a lunchtime foray...
Replies: 4
Views: 3846

Re: I'm just back from a lunchtime foray...

Thanks for that - I shall. Having said that Parasols are my favourite, and probably once you have found, picked, prepared, cooked and eaten quite a few you get a feeling of what they are like. But on the other hand it is always, always best to be 100 percent certain
by darkbrowneggs
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: I'm just back from a lunchtime foray...
Replies: 4
Views: 3846

Re: I'm just back from a lunchtime foray...

Does no 5 look a bit like a Parasol Mushroom?

Should I look out for the vulva thing. I don't want to eat something by mistake, and I usually feel confident with Parasol Mushrooms.
:icon_smile:
by darkbrowneggs
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Non Laying Chicken
Replies: 7
Views: 2979

Re: Non Laying Chicken

Sometimes when they start that it is a hard habit to break :( And it can become a "learnt" habit, so best to try and stop it before the other hens pick up on it. Especially at this time of year when they are growing their new feathers which are tasty and full of blood. You can get "spectacle type" t...
by darkbrowneggs
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Non Laying Chicken
Replies: 7
Views: 2979

Re: Non Laying Chicken

How old are they? And what colour are their combs?