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  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1144
Views: 503980
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 20 8:52 am   Subject: Wildlife
I was trying to photograph a butterfly in the woods a couple of days ago but it escaped. Not quite sure if it was a faded silver washed fritillary, a comma or what, although the wing shape looked wron ...
  Topic: fermented blackberies
Mistress Rose

Replies: 8
Views: 204
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 20 8:48 am   Subject: fermented blackberies
Don't do beer. None of us are beer drinkers.

I prefer to just heat the blackberries as I don't know what, apart from yeast, is on them. I sterilise all equipment, but no added chemicals in the bre ...
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1
Views: 18
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 20 8:13 am   Subject: Gas fired turbines
In this area we are getting a lot more solar farms, but they don't work so well in hot weather; come to that, I don't either. Has been quite still here the last few days, so wind turbines probably not ...
  Topic: fermented blackberies
Mistress Rose

Replies: 8
Views: 204
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 20 7:15 am   Subject: fermented blackberies
Sounds a good idea. I might try to make something like that.
  Topic: Veg to sow now...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 11
Views: 200
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 20 7:13 am   Subject: Veg to sow now...
I am glad to say that we haven't suffered from that here yet. My leeks are coming on quite well, so should give a good winter crop. I might have another go at some french beans as mine were a disaster ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1144
Views: 503980
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 20 7:30 am   Subject: Wildlife
Yes. There was a woman on RC who kept wild boar, or wild boar crosses, and apart from being good escape artists, they behaved quite well. I remember a post of hers from years ago which concerned her c ...
  Topic: blackberries
Mistress Rose

Replies: 25
Views: 2806
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 20 7:24 am   Subject: blackberries
We do tend to be quite a bit earlier here in the south, but for some reason cultivated blackberries get sent from Scotland down here. Can't think why people buy them when they are there for the pickin ...
  Topic: fermented blackberies
Mistress Rose

Replies: 8
Views: 204
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 20 7:20 am   Subject: fermented blackberies
Thanks. I make bramble wine, usually without the tannin, as I am not so keen on the flavour it adds. I prefer a smooth wine. Sounds as if that method ties up equipment other than demi-johns for quite ...
  Topic: Howell Living History Farm in the Days of Covid-19
Mistress Rose

Replies: 2
Views: 92
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 20 7:13 am   Subject: Howell Living History Farm in the Days of Covid-19
Very interesting Jam Lady. The farm is set in about the 1940s by the look of it with a mixture of horse and tractor work. I am not sure we had combine harvesters in the UK that early, but think they s ...
  Topic: Veg to sow now...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 11
Views: 200
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 20 7:01 am   Subject: Veg to sow now...
Thanks Tahir. I might try some more carrots as mine didn't amount to much this year. It looks as if I will have enough runner beans to cover the bean situation, and with any luck my cabbages and leeks ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1144
Views: 503980
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 20 7:12 am   Subject: Wildlife
The wild boar running through the public and people not scattering surprised me, as I had always understood that boar were dangerous. As far as I know we don't have them round here at the moment, but ...
  Topic: not for the pot, dear rat
Mistress Rose

Replies: 19
Views: 886
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 20 7:06 am   Subject: not for the pot, dear rat
Hope Mikki and the babies have just evacuated for the moment. Good luck catching the rat.
  Topic: fermented blackberies
Mistress Rose

Replies: 8
Views: 204
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 20 7:01 am   Subject: fermented blackberies
I make bramble wine, but that sounds as if it is a bit different. What did you do and what is the result?

As for transfer, the worst part I find is getting the fermenting juice off the fruit. I hav ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6155
Views: 2172731
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 20 7:21 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
My onions and potatoes don't look as if they are going to do a great deal more, so have started lifting them. Sadly neither have been very good this year. I also removed some of the peas as they had h ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1144
Views: 503980
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 20 7:12 am   Subject: Wildlife
Yes, I saw that yesterday. Apparently not thought as odd in Germany as the UK, as nude sunbathing is regarded as fairly normal, so probably less embarrassing to all than if it had happened here. Must ...
 
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