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by Rachel Squires
Thu May 15, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi folks
Replies: 19
Views: 2545

Hiya!

it sounds like you've got a wealth of experience to bring to the forum! A newbie myself, I'm very hungry to learn! Would love to try curing skins, maybe that's something I'll have a go at this summer.

Anyway,

Welcome!

Rach. :mrgreen:
by Rachel Squires
Thu May 15, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Hand wash
Replies: 19
Views: 5506

thyme

Good idea thanks, and I have plenty of thyme cos I grew some from seed.

cheers

Rach :cheers:
by Rachel Squires
Thu May 15, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Hand wash
Replies: 19
Views: 5506

link

yes, I know but that was the first reference that I could find to the radio article that I'd heard and they'd concentrated on tea tree. Hmm, have used tea tree myself for ages but am starting to think that it's time I dropped a sprog so am having to be a bit more careful. How well did the hand made ...
by Rachel Squires
Thu May 15, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Hand wash
Replies: 19
Views: 5506

Tea Tree

Have a look at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6318043.stm

This tells you a bit more. I was kinda joking about the comment about John, but it does make you realise that just cos it's pure, it doesn't mean that it wont cause side affects like chemicals can.

Rach.
by Rachel Squires
Thu May 15, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Hand wash
Replies: 19
Views: 5506

Brilliant

My God, what a brilliant idea! A cheap bar of soap costs pence and I'll bet one bar would fill loads of bottles if your comments on water are anything to go by! Question though - any ideas on making it bactericidal? Would lavender oil work? Bit scared of tea tree these days cos I heard some reports ...
by Rachel Squires
Thu May 15, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: men
Replies: 30
Views: 9094

Perfection

12. Reminding us that we aren't perfect :wink:
by Rachel Squires
Thu May 15, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Women
Replies: 31
Views: 10571

Attracting Fairies

17. Attracting Fairies - you know... the ones that don't seem to be around when men are on their own. I think that maybe they are attracted to womens pheromones..... Like.... the remembering relatives birthdays and buying the presents fairy or...... the pairing socks fairy or...... the remembering t...
by Rachel Squires
Thu May 15, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Au Revoir, Ishers!
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

ZWP

I'll second that! Even if you can't continue in full, I'm guessing that zero waste will be a habit hard to break and every bit helps. You are a great source of inspiration to everyone else as well! Hang around, the world needs all the help it can get and even though I'm still really a newbie, I thou...
by Rachel Squires
Wed May 14, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Quick Advice Needed...at half 6am!!
Replies: 19
Views: 4642

Pheasents

Hi Mirrie, Welldone, you did the right thing and did it well. It's never easy (nor should it be) to take a life but you did it for the right reasons and you didn't waste it. You should feel proud of yourself. If you ever find yourself in the same unfortunate situation again, try skinning the bird. I...
by Rachel Squires
Wed May 14, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: scary first post
Replies: 19
Views: 4064

Hiya

Welcome Tiggy, from one newbie to another!

Best wishes

Rach.
by Rachel Squires
Wed May 14, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Swindon
Replies: 16
Views: 2414

Hiya

Hi Andy and welcome,

I only joined the other week and can hardly believe the pace that new people join!

Best wishes

Rach
by Rachel Squires
Tue May 13, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: The 52 week bin bag
Replies: 92
Views: 16302

zero waste

Hi John, I love your site and what you're trying to do. Here's some of my solutions:- Coffee Jars - one brand (I dis-recall the name but most big stores sell it) produces it's coffee in glass jars with glass and plastic stoppers. I use these for everything, from storing dried foodstuffs and teabags ...
by Rachel Squires
Tue May 13, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Road Kill Chef...any one?
Replies: 32
Views: 15058

Road Kill

I have to say that I haven't eaten road kill because I've only ever seen small animals actually killed and they tend to be a bit mushy afterwards. I was always taught that roadkill could be dodgy unless you saw it killed cos diseased animals wander into the road accidentally and are killed that way ...
by Rachel Squires
Tue May 13, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Costs of Raising Pigs/Chickens
Replies: 34
Views: 8402

eggs and pork

Hi, My parents buy free range eggs by the tray direct from the farmer so I do get extras sometimes - I pickle these and John has them in his lunch box. It's very easy to do, just hard boil the eggs and pickle with vinegar in the ususal way. As for keeping your own pig - I think there really is nothi...
by Rachel Squires
Tue May 13, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 12
Views: 1488

Hiya

From one noob to another - welcome! :cheers:

Best wishes

Rach