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  Topic: Happy Birthday to you
Marigold123

Replies: 52
Views: 18110
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Tue Nov 08, 05 7:45 pm   Subject: Happy Birthday to you
A bit late I know, but Happy Birthday Downsizers all.

I haven't been around for ages, (I've been busy home-educating between 2 and 3 children in various combinations since earlier this year), ...
  Topic: Cultured buttermilk
Marigold123

Replies: 12
Views: 7091
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 05 2:27 pm   Subject: Cultured buttermilk
I finally bought myself a yoghurt maker off eBay. It makes a litre at a time and is nice and easy to use and keep clean. Hooray, lovely yoghurt really really cheap!

I'm thinking about making some u ...
  Topic: Chooks rubbing feathers off on tree roots?
Marigold123

Replies: 22
Views: 23009
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 05 1:58 pm   Subject: Chooks rubbing feathers off on tree roots?
One of our chickens already wears tweed. (She's obviously the more fashion conscious one.)

Most of her feathers are dark with an orange edge all the way round the outside. It's a very tweedy loo ...
  Topic: The Mooncup
Marigold123

Replies: 186
Views: 45241
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 05 1:42 pm   Subject: The Mooncup
When I was about 13 my friend and I went rambling round on Wimbledon Common collecting owl pellets. It's fascinating.

I home educate too. I had both my elder children at home previously, for two an ...
  Topic: Is it really recycled?
Marigold123

Replies: 17
Views: 15102
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 05 1:45 am   Subject: Is it really recycled?
Once apon a time you could recycle intact glass :roll:Yep! My siser and I used to make a bomb when we were kids, by knocking on doors and taking away folks' old lemonade and beer bottles for them, th ...
  Topic: Buying Land
Marigold123

Replies: 17
Views: 28610
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 05 1:38 am   Subject: Buying Land
Does it have to be woodland you can get to easily or doesn't that matter? I don't know if there are still Woodlands for sale down near my mum and dad in Battle, East Sussex, but I remember seeing sign ...
  Topic: making Pasta
Marigold123

Replies: 90
Views: 43867
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 05 1:31 am   Subject: making Pasta
the nasty bruise on my arm is probably from my psychotic teenage daughter :DAh yes, I've got one of those. She was being a bloody nusiance and refusing to go to school for a while, and had suddenly b ...
  Topic: Soap!
Marigold123

Replies: 57
Views: 40432
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 05 12:42 am   Subject: Soap!
I can't wait to have a go and do a batch of soap. I'll have to have my kitchen clear first, though. I am terrible about leaving my washing up, but this should be a good motivator to get it done.

Re ...
  Topic: Herbal Beauty Treatments
Marigold123

Replies: 48
Views: 34619
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 05 12:28 am   Subject: Herbal Beauty Treatments
I didn't know coconut oil was solid at room temperature. I thought it was a major component of baby oil, and that's really light and clear.
  Topic: Chooks rubbing feathers off on tree roots?
Marigold123

Replies: 22
Views: 23009
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 05 11:54 pm   Subject: Chooks rubbing feathers off on tree roots?
Oh definitely! I thought little surgical masks would be about right. They could go around the tummy and hook over the wings!

D'you think they'd appreciate a nice fairisle pattern, ...
  Topic: How to cook a Tellytubby!
Marigold123

Replies: 26
Views: 12130
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 05 6:49 pm   Subject: How to cook a Tellytubby!
You could roast Big BirdShould roast Big Bird be larded first with Sesame Street oil?
  Topic: Herbal Beauty Treatments
Marigold123

Replies: 48
Views: 34619
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 05 6:43 pm   Subject: Herbal Beauty Treatments
I can't wait to get stuck in. I'll never have been so beautiful!
  Topic: Chooks rubbing feathers off on tree roots?
Marigold123

Replies: 22
Views: 23009
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 05 5:44 pm   Subject: Chooks rubbing feathers off on tree roots?
Could possibly be the roots then. Unfortunately the feathers won't grow back until they moult, so it is going to be difficult to prove conclusively one way or the other. I suppose if they are otherwis ...
  Topic: Chooks rubbing feathers off on tree roots?
Marigold123

Replies: 22
Views: 23009
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 05 5:22 pm   Subject: Chooks rubbing feathers off on tree roots?
How many feathers have they lost? Our hens look very fluffy, but if you pick them up and have a rummage they don't have many underneath anyway. Between their legs towards their crop is often quite bar ...
  Topic: Mashed potatoes - how do you do yours?
Marigold123

Replies: 57
Views: 21414
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 05 5:04 pm   Subject: Mashed potatoes - how do you do yours?
I don't think I have the stamina to mash spuds for 4 or 5 people with a fork. I don't know what I'd do if my masher suddenly snapped mid-squash!

I made a delicious shepherds pie with some organic l ...
 
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