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matt_hooks



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Location: Lambourn(ish) Berkshire
PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 6:01 pm    Post subject: Newbies from Newbury  Reply with quote    

Hi everyone.

Was given the link to this from someone on Freecycle, so thought I'd drop in and have a look.

We're trying to grow our own veg (learning the hard way at the moment) and I've got my mitts on a load of brewing and wine making kit, so we'll hopefully be producing some tasty beverages in the near future too.

Loving the look of the site, looks like huge amounts of useful info.

So hi everyone.

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome aboard.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Croeso, Matt.

cir3ngirl



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome onboard

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

aha, were you speaking to my mum by any chance She said shed passed the site onto someone today.

matt_hooks



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
aha, were you speaking to my mum by any chance She said shed passed the site onto someone today.


I believe so. If I said "we've got boxes of cherry plums and are trying to work out what to do with them" would that mean anything to you?

We're under orders to return when the apples and pears ripen, cider and perry anyone?

Chez



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome!

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

matt_hooks wrote:
sally_in_wales wrote:
aha, were you speaking to my mum by any chance She said shed passed the site onto someone today.


I believe so. If I said "we've got boxes of cherry plums and are trying to work out what to do with them" would that mean anything to you?

We're under orders to return when the apples and pears ripen, cider and perry anyone?


yep thats her, did you have to admire the lap-chicken
I made plum and chilli jam with those plums last year, am going to do a spicy plum chutney this year with the boxful I have.

Chez



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
yep thats her, did you have to admire the lap-chicken


Sally, why haven't you entered your mother in the 'Most Eccentric Parent' competition yet?

matt_hooks



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Haha the bantams are lovely Sally, but between you and me, there's not much of a meal on one is there!

As for the plums, we're trying wine from some, and the rest will end up in jams/chutneys galore!

I made the mistake of trying one raw, they're somewhat sharp!

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
sally_in_wales wrote:
yep thats her, did you have to admire the lap-chicken


Sally, why haven't you entered your mother in the 'Most Eccentric Parent' competition yet?


here you go, mum with Freddie the pekin-bantam/cat


sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

matt_hooks wrote:
Haha the bantams are lovely Sally, but between you and me, there's not much of a meal on one is there!

As for the plums, we're trying wine from some, and the rest will end up in jams/chutneys galore!

I made the mistake of trying one raw, they're somewhat sharp!


too right, they arent eaters, but they cook up well and carry the flavour of other ingredients well.
I've been disowned at least twice for suggesting we make soup out of the surplus bantams

Chez



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Aw

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hullo matt

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 10 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hello Matt

Aww, I love the lap chook Sally:)

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