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by Chantal
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Down and Dirty.
Replies: 16
Views: 1752

Re: Down and Dirty.

I never used to wear gloves and then someone said to me "what on earth have you done to your hands?". I looked at them and realised that my fingers were so rough that they were ingrained with soil that no amount of scrubbing would remove. I ended up with sandpaper, filing down the rough bi...
by Chantal
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Long handled tools.
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Long handled tools.

Thanks Peter, I'll scoot round at lunchtime and take a look.
by Chantal
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cleaning Plastic Plant Labels
Replies: 10
Views: 1581

Re: Cleaning Plastic Plant Labels

I use your method OH, says a lot for the state of my hands, and I wear gloves most of the time! :lol:
by Chantal
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How do you cook?
Replies: 12
Views: 1402

Re: How do you cook?

Going back to precise quantities for baking, one thing I've always struggled with is eggs. Add 4 large eggs it says. I buy my eggs from a farm, or use our own if we have our chickens in lay, and the eggs are huge. Much bigger than supermarket "large" eggs. This surely has to affect recipes...
by Chantal
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How do you cook?
Replies: 12
Views: 1402

Re: How do you cook?

I have at least 100 cookbooks (an entire 5 shelf bookcase in the kitchen), all with measurements, but I use them as a guideline, rather than being absolutely precise with both the quantities and ingredients. The only exception to this is cakes, which I follow to the letter. I've only had one or two ...
by Chantal
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA - HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 15
Views: 1546

Re: BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA - HAPPY NEW YEAR

:And to you Alan, I hope it's a good one :D
by Chantal
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 9013

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Bit of a sequel to Kinky Boots then OH? I can just see you modelling a pair of fish net stockings :lol: I'm still in recovery from the muck shovelling. A lazy day if you don't include my husband's tax return, but so cold and gloomy outside, I'm glad I was mostly in front of the wood burner. However ...
by Chantal
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 9013

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

I've spent two days digging out one huge compost bin and filling a couple of big raised beds. I am so tired I can barely type, but I do feel good. Only another 4 bins to go. Who needs a gym :D Sean has been busy constructing our new fruit cage. I sourced one from Henry Cowls in Cornwall. They made f...
by Chantal
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hen Party - all chickens welcome!
Replies: 328
Views: 53781

Re: Hen Party - all chickens welcome!

Mine are,always useless, I don't know what I do wrong :(
by Chantal
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hen Party - all chickens welcome!
Replies: 328
Views: 53781

Re: Hen Party - all chickens welcome!

Seedling moved to the south west and them came back up here, but no allotment and we're no longer living close by, so in touch, but not so much. Whatever happened to Lizzie and Grock?
by Chantal
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hen Party - all chickens welcome!
Replies: 328
Views: 53781

Re: Hen Party - all chickens welcome!

I have just read right through this - there's 10 minutes of my life I'll never get back :roll:

Just how much were we drinking to have come up with all of that? I'd forgotten all about OHs Tattered Cock and Fine Bag, furthermore, that I had seen the inside of it! :lol:

Thank you Monika :wink:
by Chantal
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 94
Views: 8236

Re: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Hi OH, I'm sorry to hear of your troubles. The good news is that when you do have the job done, you can be on here all day long :D I was thinking of the forum parties we used to have on here, back in the days when we were young - before you joined us, I think. We had virtual music from Prefab Sprout...
by Chantal
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Leek Miner?
Replies: 13
Views: 3726

Re: Leek Miner?

Hi Stephen, we suffer from Allium Leaf Miner and have done for some years. Our leeks don't look like yours. The miner lays something like a small dark brown grain of rice, which then starts off under the first layor of leek and heads for the roots. Once there, it moves in a layer and heads back up t...
by Chantal
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Burnt Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 1863

Re: Burnt Wood

We have some wooden half barrels as planters which are burnt,, but never thought of this for raised beds. Thanks Colin!
by Chantal
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Giving Up Meat
Replies: 8
Views: 2085

Re: Giving Up Meat

There is a book available called Humanure:Shit in a Nutshell by Joseph C Jenkins, which I'll admit I've not yet read. The companion book of Liquid Gold is very good...

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