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by ojay54
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wind turbine trees
Replies: 8
Views: 3192

Re: Wind turbine trees

Around here,a small turbine powers many of the road signs.I've never heard them criticized for their appearance.Why would they be more of an eyesore than powerlines,neon signs,inhabitants of Kidderminster etc..?
by ojay54
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Potato chat and potato growing challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Potato chat and potato growing challenge

My days of ''It's not worth growing Maincrop cos they're cheaper to buy by the bag'' are history.This year I'm going for the lot.

Must say ,though that a significant reason for growing spuds is the great tilth it creates.So earthing up is important to me.
by ojay54
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Insulated Hen House for winter
Replies: 4
Views: 2818

Re: Insulated Hen House for winter

-43?...You sure you wouldn't be better off keeping penguins?

Seriously,Nice job. Would straw do as well as your insulation medium?

Would also do a decent job in hot climates.
by ojay54
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How Selfsufficientish were you in 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5958

Re: How Selfsufficientish were you in 2014

We were a bit crap.

Tony do you grow Jap Winter onions??
by ojay54
Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: The Microwave Appreciation Society
Replies: 40
Views: 6033

Re: The Microwave Appreciation Society

I love p cookers.(had plans to import an All American canner till latest impecunity),have no hatred for MW,but some serious questions re the 'Big White Box'......Give me any other form of preservation any day...
by ojay54
Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Onion chutney
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

Re: Onion chutney

Not so bonkers cooking pigs heads.
My reward for brawn making was always the pig cheeks..the best part of the entire animal.Haven't had any for 3 years,when the last pigs went.
by ojay54
Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Have a cool Yule
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Re: Have a cool Yule

Yep,Seasons Greetings all round.......I hate it,but there you go!!!!! If it stays dry ,I'll plant garlic tomorrow,that'll cheer me up.
by ojay54
Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Festive risotto
Replies: 10
Views: 2107

Re: Festive risotto

Green Aura wrote:There is certainly a dish called Twice Cooked Pork - delicious and dead easy.

Go on then..!
by ojay54
Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Festive risotto
Replies: 10
Views: 2107

Re: Festive risotto

Never eaten anything that ever had feathers on it in my life.(raised ,killed and plucked 1000's mind).I've already got the salt beef a'picklin' in it's pot.
Tony's ancient freezer find got me thinking.Is it true the Chinese boil Ribs/belly pork etc before they roast it?
by ojay54
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Biscuit barrels
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Biscuit barrels

That would be my solution too.\they work well.

Then hot foot to the nearest car boot sale/pre loved/junk shop/weird old Auntie,and find something that looks really nice(and not like it was designed in Sweden(and made in Cambodia).
by ojay54
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: The Microwave Appreciation Society
Replies: 40
Views: 6033

Re: The Microwave Appreciation Society

.......... On a rotisserie...?
by ojay54
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: The Microwave Appreciation Society
Replies: 40
Views: 6033

Re: The Microwave Appreciation Society

Brilliant for porridge Nah sorry OJ, I agree with Ina, microwave porridge is all bitty and raw. THE best way to make porridge is bring to the boil the night before and then plonk on the dying wood burner. Next morning reheat and you have the smoothest porridge you ever tasted. Revamped haybox metho...
by ojay54
Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: The Microwave Appreciation Society
Replies: 40
Views: 6033

The Microwave Appreciation Society

OK,odd uses for aforesaid much maligned gadget...dropping it off a high building on to a passing politician not included. 1.Brilliant for porridge 2.The very best way to cook swede....place whole and unpeeled in the MW power for 10 mins or until middle is mushy,then break in scoop out the middle,mas...
by ojay54
Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Present ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Present ideas

If I make 90 (I won't) I'll only accept alcohol for Christmas or birthdays.

Have you seen the Whitby Hand warmer? Excellent bit of kit.
by ojay54
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Council "Soil Enhancer"
Replies: 11
Views: 1584

Re: Council "Soil Enhancer"

Herefordshire C.C. sell this stuff at the recycling centre £2 for a big bag.It's pretty good,I've sieved it and used it as a base for potting compost,as well as just digging it in. For the blueberries,I have a special stash of hop waste which a mate got me when he had a temp job at a hop kiln.The ne...