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by Crickleymal
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderberry wine
Replies: 9
Views: 2925

Re: Elderberry wine

We also make loads of elderberry, we tend to use 2 or 3 pounds of elderberries and a pound or so of sultanas (roughly chopped) and a good squeeze through the muslin when decanting into demijohns. The main thing I've found with elderberry wine especially if you like it a bit dry is to leave it to mat...
by Crickleymal
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Work related problems!
Replies: 20
Views: 6792

Re: Work related problems!

I agree, if you can't beat them ..... We have a similar situation but it doesn't really bother us because it gives us a lot of lee way. After all what can they say, what's sauce for the goose etc.
by Crickleymal
Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: free range gardening
Replies: 14
Views: 7411

Re: free range gardening

We have 4 chooks an a large run (5m by 2m) which is fenced in top sides AND bottom. The wire at the bottom is buried under 4 inches of soil and we put in fresh compost/bark chippings so they don't build up too much muck in there. They do get let out virtually every day but only when there's someone ...
by Crickleymal
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Gloucester (uk)
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Hi from Gloucester (uk)

Hi folks I'm Malcolm based near Gloucester. We (my wife to be precise) have an allotment, chickens in the back garden and my wife keeps bees. Hopefully at some point (these things always get put off don't they) we'll be getting a woodburner and installing solar water heating. I'm an electronics engi...