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Post: # 80953Post British Red »

Howdy all,

A brief intro from me seems to be the order of the day :)

Hmm where to start?

Well I live up on the South Downs in a tumbledown old cottage with my lass (Bushbaby)

What am I into Self Suffiency wise? Well a fairly eclectic mix I guess
Soap Making
Candle Making
Home made sweets and confectionary
Beer, wines, ciders and meads
Home baking (including milling grain etc,)
Bushcraft and general outdoor fun
Leatherwork
I make my own vinegar and use it it chutneys and pickles
Leather work
I load my own ammunition (keen shooter)
I've fiddled a little with solar power but aim to do more
I design craftsman made axes and knives now and again
Foraging and Wild Food
Wildlife and Nature Photography

And many more... :oops:

This years "to learn" list includes cheese making and I hope to look into bee keeping soon. Our plan is to finally turn in the normal rat race in about 18 months time. I'm a fervent advocate of self reliance and capability. Not wildly "Green" in a political or campaigning sense - for me its more about independence and self reliance since I rather feel that an economy based on oil will change - whether we want it to or not - and how we burn the last few barrels won't change that much :?

Anyway enough about me - howdy all - I look forward to meeting you all

Red
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Post: # 80957Post red »

welcome :flower:
Red

I like like minded people... a bit like minded anyway.. well people with bits of their minds that are like the bits of my mind that I like...

my website: colour it green

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Post: # 80960Post Wombat »

G'Day BR,

Welcome the site! :mrgreen:

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Post: # 80961Post mauzi »

Hi and welcome. Sounds like you will have loads to talk about - look forward to chatting some more.[/b]

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Hi and welcome to the site!

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Post: # 80967Post ina »

Hiya Red, welcome to the Ishers!
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Post: # 81058Post QuakerBear »

Hello there. Any tips on how to make vinegar good enough for preserving would be invaluble.
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Post: # 81080Post old tree man »

hi Red
welcome to the site
all the best
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Post: # 81108Post British Red »

QuakerBear wrote:Hello there. Any tips on how to make vinegar good enough for preserving would be invaluble.
I have an illustrated tutorial on how to make vinegar from garden produce I'd be happy to post up if I can figure out where :oops:

It even has a bit on how to make an acid titration kit from red cabbage :)

Thanks for the warm welcome all

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Post: # 259449Post British Red »

Hi all,

Just a brief note to say "hi" since I ahven't been here for a long while. Mainly because we bought a small place in Lincolnshire, gave up full time work, restored the cottage from a near ruin, put in the wood burning stoves, drained the paddock, put in two greenhouses, cut ten ton of firewood, established raised beds, a small orchard, re-build the well head, put in a new septic tank, re-roofed the barn, installed a calor system, replaced the kitchen and bathroom, set up our own company and a lot more besides :)

Still - we are living the dream now

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The Cottage June 2011 by British Red, on Flickr

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Post: # 259451Post okra »

Hello, welcome and happy ishing

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Post: # 259457Post Pumpkin&Piglet »

It all sounds great

Hello :wave:

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Post: # 259458Post demi »

hi there!
you have been busy! i love your house, very quaint :iconbiggrin:
we're still in the proses of building ours. just completed the new roof, now onto the interior. its such a mess just now, everything needed completely gutted, the rooms are all full of rubble at the moment. my husband, his dad and the neighbour have been doing most of the work with 1 builder who rarely shows up just to check they're doing it right. my OH has just told the builder to not come back, now that the roof is done we dont need him any more. my OH is running about like a headless chicken trying to organise everything and go back and forward to our land by bike ( 4km away )to water everything. its chaotic just now ! :lol:
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Post: # 259461Post Millymollymandy »

It looks beautiful! Welcome back :wave:
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Post: # 259464Post Milims »

Hi there and welcome :wave:
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And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
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It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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