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  Topic: A really good jam-making book?
Home on the Hill

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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 09 11:37 am   Subject: A really good jam-making book?
Hi,
I just got the River cottage preserves by Pam the Jam Corbin.
Tried the sloppy rasberry fridge jam..........wow !

Its well written nice size and beautifully illustrated.
I am aware it is on ...
  Topic: We've started a little business! Sort of.....
Home on the Hill

Replies: 28
Views: 14734
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 09 1:56 pm   Subject: We've started a little business! Sort of.....
There is a Federation of Market Traders that offer the insurance you'll need for a market stall.
Also contact you local environmental health department for information about food regulations. You mig ...
  Topic: Has my Bramley got canker?
Home on the Hill

Replies: 4
Views: 2198
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 09 7:39 am   Subject: Has my Bramley got canker?
White fluff is probably woolly aphid. Cracks may or may not be canker. Have a google for some images of both problems to help with diagnosis.
Even if it does have canker it's not the end. Loads of ap ...
  Topic: How Much Land to Make a Living?
Home on the Hill

Replies: 20
Views: 17265
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 09 9:16 am   Subject: How Much Land to Make a Living?
There are speciality food shops in the Cotswolds (I own one, very close to your farm)

At risk of thread hijacking, I always mean to ask where your shop is, Twoscoops?

Carrie
  Topic: Dried rose petals
Home on the Hill

Replies: 14
Views: 3383
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 09 8:36 am   Subject: Dried rose petals
Put them in cider vinegar - makes brillaint salad dressing.

Carrie
  Topic: help with trees
Home on the Hill

Replies: 15
Views: 11402
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Mon May 25, 09 10:14 am   Subject: help with trees
To get the apples identified, RHS and Brogdale have services - but they cost around 12 each. Probably a bit expensive if you have lots. You can usually get apples id-ed for free at apple days in the ...
  Topic: please help !!! my grass is dying !! hen poo alert !
Home on the Hill

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Views: 9867
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri May 15, 09 8:39 am   Subject: please help !!! my grass is dying !! hen poo alert !
Where there's hens there's foxes. And dog fox wee could do that.

Carrie
  Topic: Contaminated horse manure.
Home on the Hill

Replies: 16
Views: 15201
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 15, 09 8:37 am   Subject: Contaminated horse manure.
Well, organic regulations say something like anything that has been composted for 6 months can be used on organic land, regardless of whether the ingredients were organic or not.
Usually this causes ...
  Topic: Parsley ideas please
Home on the Hill

Replies: 29
Views: 5940
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu May 14, 09 10:09 am   Subject: Parsley ideas please
parsley sauce for fish maybe?

Or just freeze the sauce. Cheese sauce can be frozen so don't see why parsley sauce wouldn't work too.

Carrie
  Topic: Composting
Home on the Hill

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Thu May 14, 09 8:21 am   Subject: Composting
I think WRAP have all the answers - www.wrap.org.uk

Carrie
  Topic: Scarf knitting challenge
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Replies: 135
Views: 43046
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon May 11, 09 1:48 pm   Subject: Scarf knitting challenge
At risk of reminding WW of her problems with this scarf, I finally got around to starting it last night. Look, I was busy in November knitting pressies!
Anyway, I'm using some handspun, hand dyed woo ...
  Topic: Chicken with swollen eye
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Replies: 18
Views: 30969
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon May 11, 09 1:45 pm   Subject: Chicken with swollen eye
Get a cheap led head light so you can work hands free & take her off the roost at night far easier & less stressful for the bird.

Tried this last night. Oddly, there's no pus in it. It just ...
  Topic: Chicken with swollen eye
Home on the Hill

Replies: 18
Views: 30969
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri May 08, 09 7:49 pm   Subject: Chicken with swollen eye
No, not hot. And she is behaving normally.
I thought of lancing but not sure I'm brave enough! Glad someone else suggested leaving it as that's my thinking at the moment too. Have cleaned it and app ...
  Topic: Chicken with swollen eye
Home on the Hill

Replies: 18
Views: 30969
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri May 08, 09 7:02 pm   Subject: Chicken with swollen eye
Managed to find some time today (it's been a hectic week) and play 'chase the chicken' - quite upset Hugh the Cockerel. Anyway, the swelling is soft and there's no sign of any injury. Here's some pics ...
  Topic: Chicken with swollen eye
Home on the Hill

Replies: 18
Views: 30969
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue May 05, 09 10:36 am   Subject: Chicken with swollen eye
Hmmm - I don't think it's that serious. I doesn't stink or have any discharges or rattles. Just looks and behaves completely normally, apart from this swelling behind her eye. Also, it's been there fo ...
 
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