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by Esme
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: New to heating stoves
Replies: 29
Views: 22364

Re: New to heating stoves

Before I got my easy wood supply, I once advertised on freecycle offering to collect waste wood. A lot of folk were very keen for me to come and remove waste wood or wooden furniture (!). One even had a lot of big branches which a cowboy tree surgeon had left in their garden. It depends if you have ...
by Esme
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cooking in a wood-burning stove
Replies: 23
Views: 23127

Re: Cooking in a wood-burning stove

Long time since I've been on here, I keep forgetting about the site since I don't tend to use my pc. Sorry. :oops: I have two stoves, an old range in the kitchen which I put in myself (all the bits of it were in the shed when I moved in so it wasn't such an impressive feat as it may sound) and my Be...
by Esme
Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Smells and good (mental) health
Replies: 42
Views: 13026

So many wonderful smells, newly baked bread, freshly ground coffee, cake - but what I like best of all is to bury my nose in the horse's mane and take a deep breath.
by Esme
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: When is your birthday
Replies: 261
Views: 81883

January 6th - Mamf (Sam) - 9 months to the day after my Dad's birthday! eeeew! 6th - Masco&Bongo (Shelley) 9th - Ina 10th - JR 12th - kev 16th - Matt 19th - Stardust (Abi) February 1st - AnnetteR 1st - Kimmysmum (Rhonda) 4th - Nick (Renee) 8th - Lou8 (Lou) 9th - Mountain Mist (Mike) 11th - Karen Gra...
by Esme
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hiya
Replies: 11
Views: 2530

Thanks for the welcome all, I'm now engrossed trying to read through all the posts, there's a huge amount of information here.
by Esme
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: how to cook elderberries?
Replies: 11
Views: 5472

My kids used to like them in fritters - stick a spoonful in a hot frying pan and pour pancake batter on top.
You can dry them and keep them for later and best of all you can turn them into alcohol - *hic* - loads of recipes on line - google in elderberry wine.
by Esme
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Worming Goats
Replies: 8
Views: 9664

Try this site ttp:// - They make a non chemical wormer which I've used on my horses. It's very good and palatable enough that the horses will eat it out of my hand.
by Esme
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hiya
Replies: 11
Views: 2530


Hi everyone, I'm Maggie but so many people call me Es(me) I answer to that! I have a deep interest in being able to be as self sufficient as possible, I've been like this since I was little - nearly a half century ago. I make my own cheeses, butter, bake bread and stuff like that and am famous for s...