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  Topic: courgette, feta & mint soup
matt_hooks

Replies: 14
Views: 12887
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 15 7:01 pm   Subject: courgette, feta & mint soup
Total necro-post (and I've not been on here for ages) but just making this soup, again. Amazing how some recipes just stick.

We've moved up north to Scotland, and bought ourselves a lovely place w ...
  Topic: courgette, feta & mint soup
matt_hooks

Replies: 14
Views: 12887
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Apr 27, 13 8:07 pm   Subject: courgette, feta & mint soup
Just making this again, a firm favorite here and deserves a reminder!
  Topic: Mysterious Disaster
matt_hooks

Replies: 15
Views: 4749
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 12 9:26 pm   Subject: Mysterious Disaster
I'd go for mink. Otter is a possibility, but you'd likely see signs of them being around.

Do you have any live traps? I use a squirrel trap to great effect with the rats, guess it'd work just as we ...
  Topic: Italian quail (where to source them)
matt_hooks

Replies: 11
Views: 4751
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 12 9:22 pm   Subject: Italian quail (where to source them)
Ah, might have to go there one day, just for the fun of it. If they have any I'm looking for four Italian Quail hens. Somewhere around 5 a bird is about max I guess, depends on how they're selling on ...
  Topic: Italian quail (where to source them)
matt_hooks

Replies: 11
Views: 4751
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 12 8:03 pm   Subject: Italian quail (where to source them)
Nell, not too far away, I've pm'd you.

Matt, if there are any around that'd be great. Only looking for hens though! Which market are you going to? I try to avoid them on account of not wanting to c ...
  Topic: Tempting
matt_hooks

Replies: 13
Views: 34294
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 12 10:51 pm   Subject: Tempting
My previous job was in a smallish deer park with about a hundred and twenty head of deer, mix of Red, Sika, Fallow and a few Axis. We ran tractor rides into the park and the Red stags come up to be ha ...
  Topic: Oooo Kefir is Goooood!
matt_hooks

Replies: 58
Views: 21102
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 12 10:47 pm   Subject: Oooo Kefir is Goooood!
That sounds interesting. If you have any spare I'd like to try it.
  Topic: Tree munching critter...
matt_hooks

Replies: 18
Views: 11974
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 12 10:33 pm   Subject: Tree munching critter...
They're a little more fiddly than a fully grown deer to skin, but well worth the extra effort.

I've skinned and butchered a fair few Red calves, and the meat is fantastic, tender and tasty. They we ...
  Topic: Tempting
matt_hooks

Replies: 13
Views: 34294
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 12 10:18 pm   Subject: Tempting
Haha Calli, I still get them mixed up sometimes, and I've spent the last three years or so working with them!
  Topic: Italian quail (where to source them)
matt_hooks

Replies: 11
Views: 4751
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 12 9:58 pm   Subject: Italian quail (where to source them)
Well, I've got an old two storey rabbit hutch, standard size one, I'll measure it and find out how big it is tomorrow. That should fit fine in the shed, as long as it's big enough for five birds. I sh ...
  Topic: Italian quail (where to source them)
matt_hooks

Replies: 11
Views: 4751
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 12 9:49 pm   Subject: Italian quail (where to source them)
Chez, is there anything you don't know about birds?

Looks like I'll be sectioning off the back of the shed, next to the hens. What do you do about nest boxes? Are they prone to the dreaded red mite ...
  Topic: Hubbys new gun................
matt_hooks

Replies: 17
Views: 73910
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 12 9:43 pm   Subject: Hubbys new gun................
Mr O, I shot a lot of .303 as a cadet, love the sporterised number 4's. I hate British firearms law!
  Topic: Tempting
matt_hooks

Replies: 13
Views: 34294
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 12 9:40 pm   Subject: Tempting
Same round here - though the melanistics here are alot darker than these....one very prolific stag responsible round our way.

These lot know when they are safe huh ?

You mean buck?
  Topic: Deer deer deer
matt_hooks

Replies: 19
Views: 12776
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 12 9:34 pm   Subject: Deer deer deer
If you still have problems with the deer, and are not averse to them entering the food chain, and are in a safe location for shooting and not too far away from me, then I might be able to help you out ...
  Topic: Italian quail (where to source them)
matt_hooks

Replies: 11
Views: 4751
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 12 9:10 pm   Subject: Italian quail (where to source them)
Ok, I've been offered an Italian quail cock, but I don't think it's fair to keep one on his own, so was hoping to source a couple or three nice hens to keep him company (no ulterior motive of course, ...
 
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