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by British Red
Sat May 12, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Spotty Baby - Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 2204

Re: Spotty Baby - Help!

Glad to hear you got a proper scientific diagnosis and the right treatent at last! GPs are, frankly, idiots most of the time. Weeping sores are not normal at any age. The idea of accepting utterly non scientific diagnoses really disturbs me...there is no such thing as "milk rash" - good on you for s...
by British Red
Sat May 12, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: victorian kitchen garden vs permaculture
Replies: 45
Views: 4471

Re: victorian kitchen garden vs permaculture

I'm not sure I agree that one is more "bending nature" than the other. If you don't "bend nature" then you don't need to do anything - nature will provide - no permaculture required. For me, the Victorian walled garden actually achieved what most of us talk about - feed people year round with produc...
by British Red
Fri May 11, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Ummm,...Hello?
Replies: 13
Views: 1235

Re: Ummm,...Hello?

All sorts of ways. Lots of people freeze most produce. But we (my wife and I) pickle, dry, salt, brine, clamp, lactic ferment, jam, jelly...oh and some of us import pressure canners :)
by British Red
Fri May 11, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Ummm,...Hello?
Replies: 13
Views: 1235

Re: Ummm,...Hello?

I don't speak for anyone else, but, for me, I have learned huge amounts about self sufficiency from my US friends. They have access to many things we lack (pressure canners and good supplies of heirloom wheat for a kick off). On the other hand our access to certain old tools and techniques is much b...
by British Red
Fri May 11, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: victorian kitchen garden vs permaculture
Replies: 45
Views: 4471

Re: victorian kitchen garden vs permaculture

Green Aura wrote:You're right BR - the kitchen garden one was the really nice old bloke with the gentle voice. I was thinking of the series with the academics playing house (or rather farm :lol: ).
Thats the one...awesome gardener. I have the box set of that show and its two follow ups. Great show!
by British Red
Fri May 11, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: victorian kitchen garden vs permaculture
Replies: 45
Views: 4471

Re: victorian kitchen garden vs permaculture

I loved the series too, though, and the Edwardian one that followed. No series on permaculture that I know of but if you go on You Tube there are loads of mini films. Are you thinking of "Victorian Farm" GA? I don't think there was a series on "Edwardian Kitchen Garden" (unless I'm unaware of it - ...
by British Red
Thu May 10, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Anyone here keep geese?
Replies: 0
Views: 987

Anyone here keep geese?

I'm looking to locate some goose primary wing feathers and thought someone here might keep and pluck geese. Happy to pay and cover postage naturally :)

Red
by British Red
Thu May 10, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Log piles
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: Log piles

I have - I've a large stack of awkward stumps and trunks. All the usual suspects, but sadly no stag beetles yet :(
by British Red
Thu May 10, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderberry Port Recipe & Pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 6045

Re: Elderberry Port Recipe & Pictures

Does it keep OK BR, or is that a silly question? :roll: :lol: I notice you don't put in any tannin or yeast nutrient. GA, I've never needed yeast nutrient in it, I suspect there is enough material in the fruit. It keeps at least three years, I confess I haven't managed to hang on to it for longer. ...
by British Red
Wed May 09, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Removing Sod
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Removing Sod

Interesting - anyone know where to purchase such a tool in the UK?
by British Red
Wed May 09, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: New to brewing - any must try recipes?
Replies: 14
Views: 3562

Re: New to brewing - any must try recipes?

Just posted it up in its own thread Paul
by British Red
Wed May 09, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderberry Port Recipe & Pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 6045

Elderberry Port Recipe & Pictures

This is my adaption, of of a much passed around recipe - I claim no originality - but it is a favourite Ingredients: For each demijohn (6 bottle batch) you will need 2lb elderberrys 1lb Oranges 7 pints water 1/4 oz wine yeast 3lb sugar http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4942103633_eae84aa009_o.jpg ...
by British Red
Wed May 09, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fourth Fork FFFFFFFF Broken
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Re: Fourth Fork FFFFFFFF Broken

boboff wrote: I got a replacement delivered for £10 from Amazon, wonder if it will be any good,
I've got August in the lifespan sweepstake :lol:
by British Red
Wed May 09, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Lovelock
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: Lovelock

He's gone emeritus. Only difference is, most emeriti actually did some good work once... If Lovelock did, I don't know what it was. He invented the electron capture detector - and was responsible for the detection of CFCs in the polar atmosphere paving the way for Roland and Molinas Nobel prize win...
by British Red
Tue May 08, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Lovelock
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: Lovelock

I do like Lovelock
"Legislation based on Green pressure is not good science"
On climate change, he believes it's too late for mankind to save the planet.
I agree with him