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by Dr.Syn
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: That's why I love living here
Replies: 18
Views: 2214

Re: That's why I love living here

It's wonderfully mild up here too.
by Dr.Syn
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Whitestone - ivy 'n' bramble capital of the world
Replies: 14
Views: 1485

Re: Hello from Whitestone - ivy 'n' bramble capital of the w

Hi Sarah
Welcome to the forum. Don't be afraid to ask anything, someone here will help.
by Dr.Syn
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: no snow!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1936

Re: no snow!!!!!!

Every year around February there is snow. The authorities are always caught out! We get the usual cry. Airports closed, trains not running, roads not salted and gritted, schools closed (it only takes one flake of snow for school boilers to fail), and this year, not for the first time panic buying (a...
by Dr.Syn
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Top of the Mornin' to ya!
Replies: 22
Views: 2823

Re: Top of the Mornin' to ya!

To those I've not said hello to - hello. we've got a lot of ex-pats settled in Ireland on here. Perhaps a meet up sometime in the future.
by Dr.Syn
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: collecting eggs for incubation
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Re: collecting eggs for incubation

To be honest I've not had much luck with eggs through the post 1 out of 24 and that was a cock. Using my own or rather my hens this time.
by Dr.Syn
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: collecting eggs for incubation
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Re: collecting eggs for incubation

Thanks Lisa makes sense
by Dr.Syn
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make a small worm farm
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: Make a small worm farm

Very interesting I must try this. Add it to my list of projects
by Dr.Syn
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: collecting eggs for incubation
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Re: collecting eggs for incubation

Are you collecting from just one hen? How big is your incubator? I'd personally not collect for more than a week/10 days, just to be sure they are fresh Its only a three week til you can set the next lot!! you can even add them in for a couple of days, if you mark them so you know which ones you'll...
by Dr.Syn
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sugar
Replies: 59
Views: 7947

Re: Sugar

merlin wrote:
I have often wondered if the sugar in fruit is a problem for diabetic people. .
Fruit in moderation for us diabetics and a warning about bananas not over ripe as the sugar content is then high.
by Dr.Syn
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: collecting eggs for incubation
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

collecting eggs for incubation

This may seem a daft question but... A broody chicken can hatch say 12 eggs. Now, given that a chicken lays 1 egg per day she must be waiting for 12 days before beginning incubating. a) How long can I keep eggs before incubating? b) Should the collected eggs be kept warm before incubating or at what...
by Dr.Syn
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sugar
Replies: 59
Views: 7947

Re: Sugar

As someone with diabetes I tend to look at labels for sugar content. The basic principle is 4g = 1 teaspoon sugar. I have also found this which I share to give some idea of the problem of the overload of sugar. BTW have you noticed those cooks on TV can't cook without a frying pan or loads of sugar?...
by Dr.Syn
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: mushrooms
Replies: 33
Views: 4896

Re: mushrooms

When I first moved here I went to a local mushroom farm for some spent compose with the idea of lighting the soil in the polytunnel however it was not like I expected it was like packs of horse manure with a layer of soil on top. I took these and buried them in the tunnel 3 weeks later i couldn't mo...
by Dr.Syn
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi
Replies: 15
Views: 1490

Re: Hi

Hi Liam and welcome to ish. You will find this is a great site .
I'm over in Co. Mayo Ballyglass. However I.m really Cornish from Padstyne
by Dr.Syn
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Get the best out of my Dutch Oven
Replies: 12
Views: 1684

Re: Get the best out of my Dutch Oven

Thanks - I'm a wiser man now :wink:
by Dr.Syn
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Get the best out of my Dutch Oven
Replies: 12
Views: 1684

Re: Get the best out of my Dutch Oven

:? Apart from an oven from Holland what is a Dutch oven? The only thing I have come across was in the Black Country Museum where a lady claimed the implement she was using was a Dutch oven It was like a cylinder with the front cut out It was made of metal and items such as bacon slices were hung on ...