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by healer
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Strange fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 2865

Re: Strange fruit

cherry crabs have the long stems thats why I suggested it
by healer
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Hops! Wild hops???
Replies: 8
Views: 2806

Re: Hops! Wild hops???

frozenthunderbolt - I'll just pop over to you and pick some up, :wave: ok?
by healer
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Black stains appeared overnight on my new oak windows - help
Replies: 9
Views: 11590

Re: Black stains appeared overnight on my new oak windows - help

I'll ask my OH when he returns but I know the tanin in the oak make oak workers hands purple when they wash their hands - I've many stained towels to prove it!
by healer
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Reporting spam
Topic: jklm437 - warning could be phisher!
Replies: 1
Views: 491

jklm437 - warning could be phisher!

SPAMMER or perhaps worse - a phisher
by healer
Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Strange fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 2865

Re: Strange fruit

Could be a "cherry-crab" There seems to be many crosses with the siberian crab that has very small fruit. John Downie is one cross which is great for apple jelly - the fruit is quite large though. The Brogdale National Fruit collection has some pictures of siberian crab and its crosses but not many ...
by healer
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Fruit Presses - any experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: Fruit Presses - any experiences

After (too much) debating we have taken the plunge and have ordered a 28litre press. It won't arrive for a week so I'll have to carry on using the steam juicer for the apples that must be processed NOW - self sufficiency is as stressful at times as working within the "system" :salute: Anyway thanks ...
by healer
Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Violent Chooks
Replies: 8
Views: 1974

Re: Violent Chooks

I agree if any bird is sick or injured the others will shorten its suffering. But 2 onto 3 is very odd. Were they all the same breed? We sadly were dumped with a bantum once when the owner couldn't cope and she was constantly attacked. I must admit I would look further into this. Were the attacks wi...
by healer
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Hops! Wild hops???
Replies: 8
Views: 2806

Re: Hops! Wild hops???

Odsox I have one hop plant and I think its male. I read somewhere you use roots to propergate the plants....do you know where I might get some female plants..?
by healer
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: fixing my vinegar pot.
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: fixing my vinegar pot.

oooh SusieGee I was wondering where the rubber washer fitted.....

my OH wishes to me to redress the smilies suggested as yes it is warmer here and well its more like.. er there might be sensorship on the icons I can't put the combination I want in !!!!! so I'll try this :iconbiggrin: mmm very tame!
by healer
Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: fixing my vinegar pot.
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: fixing my vinegar pot.

yep thats what my OH says before I told him your last contribution. Tap it back in and melt wax around it. I would use good wax.

OH has just run back naked from the shower to say "use bees wax!" no suitable smiley!!!!!
by healer
Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: new chooks
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Re: new chooks

If you put some young-non-egg producing human girls in with ones that are in the age of fertility they wouldn't mix. The older ones would be too supreme to be seen dead with a pre-pubecant girl - except to keep her in her place! I think chickens are scarily the same :iconbiggrin: Give them time for ...
by healer
Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: advice for newly married men (this works)
Replies: 27
Views: 2377

Re: advice for newly married men (this works)

Us girls could do the same... when asked to sort out their tax - don't when asked to collect those important widgets - don't when asked to get their favorate sandwich filler - forget forget to wash their favorate shirt.... ....forget to stay awake without a headache I think it was Tony Benn but I kn...
by healer
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Adverts on the site and cups of tea
Replies: 64
Views: 22160

Re: Adverts on the site and cups of tea

After 3 glasses of wine each, me and OH have CALCULATED not counted your hail Marys sorry cups of tea and we agree with the total of 150. Congratulations, jolly good show. I think we need a cup of tea now :drunken: :hugish: :drunken: or something....
by healer
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Plan/build a sturdy shed/workshop for windy location?
Replies: 17
Views: 6488

Re: Plan/build a sturdy shed/workshop for windy location?

Just a point - most straw bale "structures" are actually timber framed with straw bale infill. Straw bale construction has to be compressed etc - also not perhaps the best thing in your climate. Timber framed is good fun if you can get some chestnut poles or old telegraph poles. It could be you firs...
by healer
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: polytunnel advice ?
Replies: 40
Views: 6586

Re: polytunnel advice ?

If you are not selling your produce how could you ever get a return of 1000 pounds? Is the price you are looking at that high because its really big or because it has sides that you can lift? The latter means the whole thing is not held down just because the plastic is dug in the ground for 2 feet! ...