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Sarah D



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 12:48 pm    Post subject: Learning  Reply with quote    

What would you like to learn to make next year? If you think of something and list it here, there may be someone here who could offer guidance/instructions.

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well I can't miss an opportunity to pester Alison She knows the one !

But apart from that, its less learning to make, as learning to find, foraging in various shapes and forms is what I want to learn.

jema

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

All I can focus on right now is working out how to leave this friggin place.

twoscoops



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bluegrass guitar. Might think about getting some bees, too.

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
All I can focus on right now is working out how to leave this friggin place.


I tend to hit logout, it is at the top right

jema

Sarah D



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can recommend the bees
Get on with the guitar, ready for the next Meet, where and whenever.......

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
I tend to hit logout, it is at the top right


Why didn't I think of that?

twoscoops



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or you could ask someone to show you where the door is..?

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Twoscoops wrote:
Or you could ask someone to show you where the door is..?


Lots of top tips, thanks guys

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

At the moment it's more a matter of getting somewhere to practice what we've learnt already.

Bee keeping is very near the top of the list and I do like the idea of making a hive, but that seems a little daft until we move.

I will have a go at some bacon and ham when I get Arfa Pig.

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I try to take up something new every year. This year I started some charcuterie/meat preserving, and I've managed a little of that (biltong, chorizo, bacon, other bits and bobs). Next year, I might go for making a lot more chocolates than I have before (taking chocolate making up as a real hobby), or I'm thinking about making epoxy or acrylic paperweights and the like. Haven't decided yet.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, I'm sloooooooowly learning to knit so hope I'll keep it up. Can't decide whether to do mittens or a hat...I may steal Wellington Womble's suggestion for sisal wash mitts for presents.

And have bought books on soap making (looking forward to Cab's mate's article ); dairying (Treacodactyl successfully made me ricotta from the River Cottage Year book); and a simple basket weaving book. Anyone fancy doing something on the last two?

Don't think there'll be any new animals next year, as TD says, until we move it'd be crazy, but I'd like to go on one of the winter courses or perhaps a day course so I could see if I need hospitalising after a sting .

And hopefully we'll have time to take up shooting again - there's plenty of learning there in itself! I found it very confusing when we first started going to the rifle club and am still uncertain about some of the terminology...perhaps DS, D Brundle or some other experts could help with a beginner's guide to getting started safely...especially as it's a rather misunderstood subject.

Lucky we don't go on holiday isn't it?

cab



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bugs wrote:

And have bought books on soap making (looking forward to Cab's mate's article );


That reminds me, I'll chase her up on that!

Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wasn't pressing you! I'm genuinely looking forward to it.

We've got buckets of brilliant articles in the bag but there's always room for more which reminds me I'd better stick one up today.

cab



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bugs wrote:
I wasn't pressing you! I'm genuinely looking forward to it.

We've got buckets of brilliant articles in the bag but there's always room for more which reminds me I'd better stick one up today.


Didn't think you were pressing me, but I'm really looking forward to it.

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