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by rullfarm
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is it worth growing mushrooms
Replies: 21
Views: 2636

Re: Is it worth growing mushrooms

Thanks ADG - that's a GREAT tip! Now to find the local mushroom farm.....
by rullfarm
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: Ooooo great - something I know something about!
Replies: 11
Views: 3240

Re: Ooooo great - something I know something about!

Great - a psychologist! I spent three mad weeks in Arkansas training chickens under the guidance of one of Skinner's PhD students, Marian Breland. I'm also lecturing at Exeter Uni Psych dept on Monday on the same subject and taking some of my dogs in with me for the Masters students to learn on. As ...
by rullfarm
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Ooooo great - something I know something about!
Replies: 11
Views: 3240

Re: Ooooo great - something I know something about!

You guys crack me up :iconbiggrin: Dog training is simple, it just ain't easy. People training is the same. And as for 'can you train in-laws'? - oh yes you can! Using operant conditioning (a behavioural science) you can train just about anything with a brain stem (not sure if that includes me after...
by rullfarm
Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Ooooo great - something I know something about!
Replies: 11
Views: 3240

Ooooo great - something I know something about!

Whilst I'm still a beginner in the veg growing and home brew stakes, dog training and behaviour is my business so I may even be able to give some useful advice and give something back to the forum :-)

Cheers

Sally
by rullfarm
Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Savoury porridge
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Savoury porridge

It's that time of year again when I have porridge for breakfast before i embark on a day working in the freezing and damp barn. But I'd love to find a recipe for savoury porridge, preferably a cheesey one as I love savoury stuff. Any ideas anyone? I've Googled and not found anything.

Thanks

Sally
by rullfarm
Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is it worth growing mushrooms
Replies: 21
Views: 2636

Re: Is it worth growing mushrooms

Thanks everyone. I think the distinct lack of excitement has put me off this idea. I'll stick with homebrew!
by rullfarm
Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Ciderish looking GOOD
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Ciderish looking GOOD

I will shortly be bottling my Ciderish which tastes and smells delightful. I wanted to put it into 1 or 2 litre plastic bottles but had run out of my stock. Then I went into the supermarket (the one that all eco-folk hate but it's the only one in my area!) and saw they sold 2 litre bottles of sparkl...
by rullfarm
Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is it worth growing mushrooms
Replies: 21
Views: 2636

Is it worth growing mushrooms

That's the question really! I have seen various 'grow your own' kits and wondered if they were worth while. I'm not happy foraging and I'd rather not keep giving the supermarket my hard earned cash. Has anyone any experience?

Thanks

Sally
by rullfarm
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: How can I bulk up the grapes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: How can I bulk up the grapes?

Sounds blooming marvellous Pat. I can feel the sunshine :-) I must start to trust the 'old ways' and let nature take its course - slowly. It's not as though I don't have enough quick kit wine on the go! I'm also wondering about making apple wine as we have loads of cookers and eaters. Anyone have an...
by rullfarm
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: How can I bulk up the grapes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: How can I bulk up the grapes?

Thanks Mike - that makes a lot of sense.

I'm going to bottle the runner bean wine this afternoon so I can have a cheeky swig to see if it is drinkable or drain cleaner!

Cheers

Sally
by rullfarm
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: How can I bulk up the grapes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: How can I bulk up the grapes?

Thank you for your ideas and advice. I'm not sure about the Rayburn thing. I've only done that because when I've made wine from kits they say to have a temperature as near to 20 as poss but no lower. Our house is not centrally heated and this time of year near the Rayburn is the only place that is t...
by rullfarm
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: How can I bulk up the grapes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

How can I bulk up the grapes?

Hi there. A friend has just given us 3lbs of black grapes from his garden and I have beaten them to a pulp with a potato masher and have put them into a fermentation bucket - there's a bit of activity already as I've leftthem near the Rayburn. However, there will be very little juice from this small...
by rullfarm
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Honiton, Devon
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: Hello from Honiton, Devon

Thanks everyone - I feel very welcome :grouphug: I'm now off to find a place to ask a question about making wine from grapes....
by rullfarm
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Honiton, Devon
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Hello from Honiton, Devon

Hi everyone. We are Sally and Steve and we live in the countryside just outside Honiton in East Devon. This year was our first of taking veg growing relatively seriously and we have mostly been thrilled with the results. I found this site because I needed a simple recipe for wine made from grapes as...