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by old tree man
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: sowed seeds today
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: sowed seeds today

We've been fairly lucky this year with the weather we are 800ft above sea level just 4 miles from the sea so i bet this winter is going to be fairly harsh.
Mind you i don't mind soup days on a cold Autumn/winters day wrapped up in front of the fire.
by old tree man
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: sowed seeds today
Replies: 2
Views: 33

sowed seeds today

I have really enjoyed the salads this year so i've continued sowing in the greenhouse border with lambs lettuce pak choi and Chinese lettuce, i also sowed mustard and cress, American land cress, mung beans and spicy seed mix, All these make fantastic sandwich fillers plus the salad i got the seeds f...
by old tree man
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 21
Views: 1931

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I've had a busy day in the garden today picked pumpkins so they can ripen off in the lean too emptied the greenhouse of the tomatoes the sweet peppers are still ripening, and had a few courgettes for our tea :flower:
by old tree man
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Country Wines
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: Country Wines

I'm quite fortunate in North Yorkshire we have loads of elderberry trees around, i usually pick 12lb of berries at a time i don't bother with using a fork to get the berries off i use a pair of scissors to harvest them then put them in a big bucket with 2lb of brambles i then pour 10lts of boiling w...
by old tree man
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Country Wines
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: Country Wines

Elfcurry elderberry wine has always been my favorite, in John Seymours" Bible" as i call it, the wine making methods are very easy, just as well for me :icon_smile: i find the simpler the better if you don't have his book i can post the recipe i use i have had lovely results from very simple and eas...
by old tree man
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Country Wines
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: Country Wines

I have been making Elderberry and bramble wine for 40yrs or so now and have tried a few different recipes, but i seem to go back to John Seymours basic elderberry recipe for the best results, all i do is add 1lb of brambles to give it a slightly port type flavour. It does take a long time to mature ...
by old tree man
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 6003

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

:lol: :lol: I must say I struggle I have the urge to drink it all :iconbiggrin:
by old tree man
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 6003

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

That's true Ina but i tend to make the spirit infusions around now for Christmas time as a treat and some prezzies for family, we make hampers for family made up from all home made products that we have done over the year. :flower:
by old tree man
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The cellar !!
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: The cellar !!

I must admit i really enjoy my retirement, 45yrs in forestry was wonderful, hard work but i woud'nt change a thing :flower: :flower:
by old tree man
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 6003

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

That link is great Maggie i got a great recipe for Saki i'm going to try :thumbright: :flower: :flower:
by old tree man
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The cellar !!
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: The cellar !!

I started off in the kitchen but Jane did start to complain a little when she was unable to bake comfortably :mrgreen: :lol:
but a few years down the line i am lucky to have the garage (cellar) :icon_smile: :flower:
by old tree man
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Getting ready for winter
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Getting ready for winter

they are great Maggie i sold a few at a craft market, i must admit i tend to use super chunky wool its easier for my big hands :lol: :lol: :lol:
by old tree man
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 6003

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

Thanks for the link it looks a really good recipe, i'm going to try that this week you can never have enough in reserve :shock: :flower:
by old tree man
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Practice and Deleted
Topic: pic test
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: pic test

Absolutely shame i missed the eggs.
by old tree man
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The cellar !!
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: The cellar !!

Its just amazing how it disappears :dontknow: :dontknow: :drunken: :drunken: :lol: