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by British Red
Tue May 08, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fourth Fork FFFFFFFF Broken
Replies: 10
Views: 1296

Re: Fourth Fork FFFFFFFF Broken

I am a big chap and reasonably strong, but surely these things should take the pain? ? Nah they don't. I bought one of the all steel "contractor" forks . Its all metal - even the handle. Tines are half as thick again as normal. Bent the tines. I now use a chisel ended fencing bar for the tough stuff.
by British Red
Tue May 08, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Herbs
Replies: 15
Views: 5104

Re: Herbs

Too many to count :) Something in the seventy to a hundred space I suspect Here are a few you didn't list http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8152/7104007531_8096f8ce47_o.jpg Chives 22-4 by British Red , on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7231/7104007327_6e48ae90c3_o.jpg Welsh Onion 22-4 by British R...
by British Red
Mon May 07, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: New to brewing - any must try recipes?
Replies: 14
Views: 3846

Re: New to brewing - any must try recipes?

If you want to use kits - try Muntons Gold - some of the best kits ever

Elderberry port is about the best hedgerow wine I make - I do a dozen bottles a year and have people waiting to barter for it which is always nice :)

Happy to post the recipe - any four thumbed idiot like me can make it!
by British Red
Mon May 07, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: making soap
Replies: 56
Views: 19377

Re: making soap

The best I have made for people with skin conditions is soap made from pure olive oil. Its very mild, small lather but good cleaning.

Red
by British Red
Mon May 07, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: Breakfast

When do you add the bacon ? :lol:
by British Red
Sun May 06, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Windowsill French beans
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

Re: Windowsill French beans

What a great idea - thanks - I'll have a go at that :)
by British Red
Sun May 06, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Processing firewood - some tools and tips
Replies: 39
Views: 8452

Re: Processing firewood - some tools and tips

Absolutely right MKG - nothing is a prerequisite - Indeed chainsaw suits were not around when chainsaws were invented. Personally, I would rather demonstrate the safe way of doing it, and let others make the decision not to use it for themselves. Personally I find any legislation (e.g. crash helmets...
by British Red
Sun May 06, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Processing firewood - some tools and tips
Replies: 39
Views: 8452

Re: Processing firewood - some tools and tips

I'd agree with you 100% Bulworthyproject, most of the farmers I know are highly scientific thinkers, very good engineers, highly versed in biology and have a whole parcel of other skills to boot.

Such discourtesy is wholly uncalled for in my view
by British Red
Sun May 06, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: making soap
Replies: 56
Views: 19377

Re: making soap

a PH meter. what PH is it supposed to be? sounds like a more accurate way of measuring it. iv seen it done with a raw egg. when the egg floats its the right strength. Just calibrate the required strength in your favourite recipe. If you dissolve the caustic soda in water as normal, then measure the...
by British Red
Sun May 06, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: making soap
Replies: 56
Views: 19377

Re: making soap

Demi,

The old school way of measuring the srength of lye was a "lye stick". This will float upright at a given SG and hence concentration. Clearly a modern and more simple fashion is a cheap digital pH meter. If you have a Ph Meter, you easily make a lye stick as a backup.

Red
by British Red
Sat May 05, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Any tips to help back ache.
Replies: 30
Views: 22887

Re: Any tips to help back ache.

Try a tens machine...brilliant things...but get it looked at!
by British Red
Fri May 04, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycling. Will I get better at it?
Replies: 24
Views: 18135

Re: Cycling. Will I get better at it?

Sounds about right - lets be honest - all groups have their idiots - car drivers who speed, use phones clamped to their ears, text whilst driving, drive in cycle lanes. Cyclists who ride on pavements, through red lights, ride up inside cars indicating left etc. All are thoroughly inconsiderate and a...
by British Red
Fri May 04, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Processing firewood - some tools and tips
Replies: 39
Views: 8452

Re: Processing firewood - some tools and tips

Would love to see some photographs of your charcoal operation Bp - do you use charcoal kilns or something home made?

Its a skill I have always wanted to develop but never have :(
by British Red
Fri May 04, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycling. Will I get better at it?
Replies: 24
Views: 18135

Re: Cycling. Will I get better at it?

theres lots of idiots in cars out there! Granted. There are lots of idiots on bikes as well. The number of stupid, illegal and downright dangerous things I see from cyclists beggars belief. I watched one the other day - great big artic stopped at lights indicating left. Pillock on a push bike rides...
by British Red
Fri May 04, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Processing firewood - some tools and tips
Replies: 39
Views: 8452

Re: Processing firewood - some tools and tips

I can't wear ear defenders they make me really jumpy if I can't hear and see something out the corner of me eye, you don't want to be constantly being surprised with a chain saw in your hand, same with MP3 players I can't wear them for long in the Garden, it makes me anxious! Boboff - have you trie...