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  Topic: Tamworths needing a new home
gz

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PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 18 9:52 pm   Subject: Tamworths needing a new home
One of our grass mowing customers has three Tamworths, Grandma 10 yrs old, her daughter 8yrs old and Grand daughter 7 years old (I think I have the last two ages right)

As her husband died 3 months ...
  Topic: Hello there!
gz

Replies: 4
Views: 33
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 18 9:43 pm   Subject: Hello there!
Hi and welcome from Scotland
  Topic: Pasteurizing Apple juice
gz

Replies: 3
Views: 138
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 18 10:35 am   Subject: Pasteurizing Apple juice
so basically the same...how does a pasteurizer work differently to the saucepan and thermometer method?...
  Topic: Pasteurizing Apple juice
gz

Replies: 3
Views: 138
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 18 10:47 am   Subject: Pasteurizing Apple juice
Would you do this as for cordial ?
( in bottles ,20mins at 190F after raising temperature from cold, in a large pan up to the bottles' shoulders)

I like the ideas of 1.not using plastic bottles (a ...
  Topic: Garlic
gz

Replies: 201
Views: 230061
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 18 8:50 am   Subject: Garlic
A better plan MR, as they get lifted at different times
  Topic: Best Plum Variety
gz

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 18 5:23 pm   Subject: Best Plum Variety
We had a Czar plum when we lived in Nantlle..small dark and luscious!
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 18 9:08 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
A query from the Pirate, MR, what wood would be used in a hop drying kiln?
Thinking of what would be leftovers from coppicing?
  Topic: whats this one,Buzzy?
gz

Replies: 29
Views: 5063
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 18 9:13 am   Subject: whats this one,Buzzy?
Thankyou!
  Topic: whats this one,Buzzy?
gz

Replies: 29
Views: 5063
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 18 9:27 pm   Subject: whats this one,Buzzy?
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29586/P8152916.JPG

Back up in the Galloway Hills, clearing grass and buttercups from around an azalea planted in a tyre,underneath a goat willow tree,found this lov ...
  Topic: seed ID
gz

Replies: 3
Views: 419
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 18 10:17 am   Subject: seed ID
This looks to be a good reference link

http://theseedsite.co.uk/db3.html

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, can the mods move if necessary please
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 128
Views: 14075
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 18 9:45 am   Subject: Wildlife
Where we were mowing yesterday has plenty of Buddleia bushes..but not one Peacock butterfly this year. Just plenty of Black Veined Whites.

They did have plenty of small birds, chaffinches, siskins ...
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 128
Views: 14075
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 18 9:39 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Went out on a bike ride a few days ago,it seemed the day for raptors..first a sparrowhawk being mobbed by a couple of dozen swallows,then a buzzard and a red kite seeming to have a territorial dispute
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

Replies: 5047
Views: 734167
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 18 9:23 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
The advice I've been given re making yoghurt, is use starter yoghurt of the same fat content as the milk you use..and this proved correct the one time I used different milk
  Topic: Elderflower cordial fail!
gz

Replies: 14
Views: 3052
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 18 9:20 pm   Subject: Elderflower cordial fail!
thanks dpack!

I made elderflower and rose..it needed steeping to get the most out of the rose petals..next time I'll use darker petals and steep longer to get colour and fragrance from the rose pet ...
  Topic: fruit leather hint.
gz

Replies: 9
Views: 735
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 18 11:44 am   Subject: fruit leather hint.
You can buy non stick PTFE sheets at Morissons. I cut them into circle with the centre missing to fit my round dehydrator. They seem to work and now stop airflow. Might be an option.
Thanks..I'll l ...
 
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