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by bonniethomas06
Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens; ex-batt or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 2985

Re: Chickens; ex-batt or not?

Hi, Just to add to the arguement regarding supporting the industry by getting ex-batts: I volunteer for the Battery Hen Welfare Trust. Sometimes we have to pay the farmers for the birds, but more often than not, they let us have them for free. It costs battery farmers to get rid of their birds when ...
by bonniethomas06
Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: A Glimmer of hope for all renters...
Replies: 7
Views: 928

A Glimmer of hope for all renters...

I am sure I am not the only isher who is not yet in a position to buy a house/garden of my own. It is relly frustrating sometimes when your land is not your own, and you feel asthough things have to be put on hold until you can buy your own patch. My BF and I were about to consign ourselves to havin...
by bonniethomas06
Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What would you miss if you were totally SS?
Replies: 50
Views: 4151

Re: What would you miss if you were totally SS?

GHD's - otherwise I would be dying alone in my cave because nobody would want to talk to me with my birdsnest in its natural state :pale:
by bonniethomas06
Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Christmas hampers
Replies: 36
Views: 4837

Re: Christmas hampers

How about making a few of those neck-warmer sausage shaped things that you put in the microwave to heat up and them use to sooth stiff necks? I am going to make some - you make a tube of fabric, fill it with rice or dried (duh!) pinto beans, cloves or mint tea leaves and then cover with nice pretty ...
by bonniethomas06
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: SUMA Co-Op Members Wanted in the Wiltshire
Replies: 5
Views: 1954

Re: SUMA Co-Op Members Wanted in the Wiltshire

Oops! *does Basil Fawlty style hands over head crouch pose*

Sorry - and thanks.

Suma.coop is what I was referring to!

Would be interested to hear of anyones experience of the real Suma - or any ideas where to recruit members.

Thanks!

Bonnie
by bonniethomas06
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: SUMA Co-Op Members Wanted in the Wiltshire
Replies: 5
Views: 1954

SUMA Co-Op Members Wanted in the Wiltshire

Hi, Fresh from reading the book 'not on the label' and generally hating supermarkets for their greedy, environmentally devastating habits and for destroying farming in this country (oops, nearly slipped into a rant there!) I am looking into buying all of my household staples (i.e baking supplies, dr...
by bonniethomas06
Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: PATCHWORK
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Re: PATCHWORK

Thanks for the advice. Maybe 2x2 is a litle ambitious. Will go for 4x4 instead.

Just stockpiling material now. Am going to car boot tomorrow and will look out for old curtain mateial/shirts/anything I can cut up for patches.
by bonniethomas06
Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: BUGS
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: BUGS

Thanks, feel marginally better and will definately be making jelly not jam - can't bring myself to compost them after all those scratches and an hour scrubbing around in the undergrowth :roll: Ignorance is bliss.. these jars of jelly will definately end up in the christmas gift hampers! Hehehe Thank...
by bonniethomas06
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: MAKE A BATH BOMB?
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: MAKE A BATH BOMB?

Wow thanks, that really doesn't look too hard, and I have some chocolate moulds which would look lovely. Will get to it and keep you posted. Now have to find that much bicarb on line, choose my oil and I am away! I guess I could also add herby bits from the garden to make it look pretty. Cheers Bonnie
by bonniethomas06
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: MAKE A BATH BOMB?
Replies: 5
Views: 904

MAKE A BATH BOMB?

I am inspired by the lovely people on the 'looksl like we made it' forum but cannot find much of any use on the internet, and am told that it is dangerous to make soap?

Anyone done this before with success?
by bonniethomas06
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: PATCHWORK
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

PATCHWORK

Hi, I am embarking on a patchwork quilt very shortly, after taking the scissors to my b/f's bag of old work shirts etc. Does anyone have any tips? As I am completely novice, I have been thinking that I could do smallish squares approx 2 inches square (plus seam allowance) and try a 9 square block wi...
by bonniethomas06
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Question about Bottles
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Re: Question about Bottles

Thanks for the advice all, especially the cup of tea - I must admit it did feel a bit funny buying chemicals to put in my wine, when the whole reason I am making it (ok, apart from the fact that I am broke!) is that I like to know what is in my food. How much vegemite would you use in 2.25litres of ...
by bonniethomas06
Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Question about Bottles
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Bottles sorted, thanks...but tannin?

Thanks all - very helpful. Have just got back from Wilkinsons with my bag of enzymes etc etc... but the recipe I have calls for three drops of tannin. I can't find this anywhere - is it really necessary? Three drops is such a small amount, surely it can't be THAT bad to miss it out? Thanks. Will kee...
by bonniethomas06
Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: BUGS
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

BUGS

Hi, Just wondered if anyone had any tips. Foraged yesterday in the undergrowth and emerged with a carrier bag FULL of blackberries. Mmm I thought, I can make some jam out of these and the apples I picked yesterday. Left the blackberries in a bowl and went off to do other things. After half an hour a...
by bonniethomas06
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Question about Bottles
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Question about Bottles

Hello, Lots of really useful advice on here - but I wonder if anyone can help me with bottling. I am hoping to use old wine bottles for my first attempt (once I have done all the fermentation etc etc) so thought I should start stockpiling them now. Can I use supermarket wine bottles and just put the...