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  Topic: Holiday Cookies
dpack

Replies: 6
Views: 190
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 18 8:56 pm   Subject: Holiday Cookies
the uk traditional are mince pies, steamed fruit pudding and fruit cake.

i cant really think of a uk winter festival cookie or special bread , most of the rest of europe seems to have them but we g ...
  Topic: Holiday Cookies
dpack

Replies: 6
Views: 190
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 18 7:55 pm   Subject: Holiday Cookies
our family festive baking usually includes profiteroles with life threatening amounts of coffee cream and toffee coffee glaze

macaron are rather handy with a cuppa ( and without )

fruit heavy c ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

Replies: 5178
Views: 859999
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 18 6:27 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
anywhere that might have boar is hammock in a tree territory , helps with ants as well

even the best equipment or cunning plan will fail if it is properly challenged what matters is how you ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

Replies: 5178
Views: 859999
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 18 5:48 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
my nocturnal camping evictions have included bad ants, melting snow hole, storm surge in a sudden gale, boar, landslide and a few others. ants was the nastiest.

a while back i was rather unusually ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 170
Views: 29026
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 18 2:41 pm   Subject: Wildlife
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 170
Views: 29026
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 18 11:24 pm   Subject: Wildlife
another short tail from the sammison saga.

yesterday i had put some steak n kidney pie crusts out for the magpies and jackdaws in the afternoon .
the bird table is the shed roof.

about 9pm i n ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

Replies: 720
Views: 348988
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 18 4:47 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
they probably think the same of you with yer dry skin, fluffy hair and non extendable eyes
  Topic: Under ground food
dpack

Replies: 8
Views: 262
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 18 9:19 pm   Subject: Under ground food
shrooms need little more than a suitable place , a substrate and a knife, under railway structures and such spaces has been done for ages

the suitable place thing does include not being full of wat ...
  Topic: Under ground food
dpack

Replies: 8
Views: 262
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 18 4:23 pm   Subject: Under ground food
grow room tech has improved a lot recently, low cost full spectrum/adjustable leds are ace kit and have far less issues than hot bulbs, not least the leccy bill and heat extraction system cost.

as ...
  Topic: it is getting windy
dpack

Replies: 8
Views: 330
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 18 12:16 am   Subject: it is getting windy
[url=https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/30/windy-weather-carries-britain-to-renewable-energy-record] and it will get windier soon
  Topic: dear dog number tweety birds and jackhammers
dpack

Replies: 4
Views: 323
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 18 11:43 pm   Subject: dear dog number tweety birds and jackhammers
dear dog , when tt gets home from work choosing a greeting gift from your toy basket is a noble gesture and a recognised courtesy when a hunter returns to the den.

scattering a few items behind the ...
  Topic: Exciting news
dpack

Replies: 107
Views: 32267
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 18 12:24 pm   Subject: Exciting news
if you do go the cloche route 1000gm clear plastic and plastic water/gas pipe, some pegs and paracord is quick and surprising robust. hold the edges down with bricks for easy skirt lifting.

winter ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 170
Views: 29026
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 18 10:09 pm   Subject: Wildlife
dik is training me,
i seem to be taming dik,

we have reduced the "comfortable" distance to a couple of feet even if i am moving
  Topic: Exciting news
dpack

Replies: 107
Views: 32267
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 18 9:25 pm   Subject: Exciting news
Thank you for that GZ I'll have a read up on permaculture.

Would I be too late to sow some green manure?

no, if you pick a lowish temp late autumn option it will be ahead of the "weeds " in t ...
  Topic: Cattle (Livestock) Panels
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 802
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 18 9:16 pm   Subject: Cattle (Livestock) Panels
if cutting from a roll you can choose spikes or smooth by picking a side of the "box" to locate the bolt croppers.

wildcard suggestion .have you considered scaff netting and posts with a rather p ...
 
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