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  Topic: Truvia.
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 9
Views: 2964
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 12 2:30 pm   Subject: Truvia.
Nell, as far as I know there's no catch - as Mustang says it's been used for centuries.

It's easy to grow, take cutting from (roots in water) and very easy to care for and you can keep a plant for ...
  Topic: On farm slaughter
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 8
Views: 4544
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 12 12:18 pm   Subject: On farm slaughter
Here's some information from the DEFRA archives :

On farm killing and slaughter

Anyone killing or slaughtering an animal or bird on a farm must hold a slaughter licence unless the animal:

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  Topic: Making a pond
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 20
Views: 63502
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Wed May 30, 12 11:13 am   Subject: Making a pond
We have five Dachshunds who love water too !

We also have one of these, so the temptation to make more ponds is extreme.....

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4132/5039169830_9e3f2eeb48_z.jpg
  Topic: Making a pond
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 20
Views: 63502
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Sun May 27, 12 9:56 pm   Subject: Making a pond
Good try though Hairyloon !

Have you dug the pond yet Cathryn ? From what you've said, it sounds as though you may have a clay soil.

After it's dug, play with the earth that's on the bottom of ...
  Topic: Angora
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 2
Views: 1651
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 12 7:59 pm   Subject: Angora
Tim and Nicky,

I don't know much about the rabbits except that I (and a lot of other people) find the hairs get up my nose and make me sneeze ! Also, I've raised rabbits for the table and they real ...
  Topic: Rocket wood stove!!
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 17
Views: 11074
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 12 5:58 pm   Subject: Rocket wood stove!!
  Topic: Rocket wood stove!!
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 17
Views: 11074
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 12 5:09 pm   Subject: Rocket wood stove!!
Hi folks,

in our extension we intended to build a classic Russian mass heater but I thought we'd give the rocket mass a go and see how we get on with it.

I've not finished the cobbing yet as w ...
  Topic: Lemon Balm - Uses and Recipes
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 20
Views: 8144
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jun 03, 10 9:20 am   Subject: Lemon Balm - Uses and Recipes
Thank you so much for this !

I've been ripping loads up and giving it away - even throwing it out which I don't like doing. It self seeds and grows like a weed here.

People keep asking me what c ...
  Topic: Gutting a chicken
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 18
Views: 6645
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri May 28, 10 8:43 pm   Subject: Gutting a chicken
I've a few photos like this one in Flickr :

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/65/159206356_61d754aa6b.jpg

Lovely eh ?

I'll update the set next time we do a few birds.

http://www.flic ...
  Topic: Machine knitting
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 22
Views: 12133
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun May 23, 10 3:36 pm   Subject: Machine knitting
You can make socks on the Bond Cathryn - here are some old posts with photos and instructions.

http://forum.downsizer.net/about6817.html&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=making ...
  Topic: Hi from East Sussex.
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 20
Views: 5807
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Sat May 15, 10 8:06 pm   Subject: Hi from East Sussex.
Another Frenchie say hello !
  Topic: Hubby's starting out!
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 32
Views: 11533
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Thu May 13, 10 9:29 am   Subject: Hubby's starting out!
I hope it goes well Vanessa.

Word of mouth is definitely the very best publicity for a spark !

Nice to see a simple website too though.
  Topic: screen that chickens won't eat
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 25
Views: 9636
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu May 06, 10 10:31 pm   Subject: screen that chickens won't eat
I suppose it depends on the size of the space you allot to the chickens but ours are completely free range (We've about 50 chickens and seven geese) and if you protect climbers at their base when they ...
  Topic: Hanging Ham?
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 4
Views: 3575
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun May 02, 10 9:05 pm   Subject: Hanging Ham?
We used a west facing covered terrace (prevailing wind) and also hang our sausages, bacon and copa in the same area.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/242/3263661473_d6784965a3.jpg
  Topic: Have I left it too long?
hardworkinghippy

Replies: 9
Views: 2731
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Apr 26, 10 10:10 pm   Subject: Have I left it too long?
We have a ham outside that's over two years old and a bit on the dry side but it's still OK.
 
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