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DH was given a kit last christmas to make our own gin from vodka & flavour it with various botanicals. Every few months we make some from the cheapest vodka we can find, its been very good so far. I also recommend Raspberry vodka, and blackberry whisky.
I'm sure you need to apply for permission, & you'll need access to sanitation. Otherwise everyone would be doing it & gypsy/travellers would be able to settle anywhere without contest. However, you can put a mobile home up to a certain size in your "garden" without permission so long as it isnt tota...
A month on & Poppy seems fine. I always think they're on deaths door but they keep recovering. They made it through the heatwave by hiding in the sweetcorn, especially Bonny who spent most of her time in there. Bonny keeps getting lost & I find her on her own calling the others, I think her ...
Some folk on a chicken group are talking about spraying a mix of oil & detergent in the crevices on their coops for redmite, it smothers them - a bit like vaseline I spose. They reckon it works but bet its messy! I've always pressure sprayed with poultry shield in a garden pump spray. Praps if y...
good grief Bob how awful for you. Urban foxes are so much more brazen than rural ones. You must feel like you cant let your guard down for a minute. How are the survivors now?
I'm glad you said about the pumpkins being early, mine are too & I thought I must have put them in at the wrong time. I wonder if they'll keep growing bigger or go rotten before haloween?
Well the results are in! Stuff has or hasnt worked out. In the greenhouse one of the cucumber plants got mildew/disease/blight? which took the colour from the leaves & worked its way up until I chucked it. The other plant seemed ok but gradually succumbed & now only the top 10" are stil...
The chooks seem happy enough with growers pellets - with added grapes & fresh sweetcorn of course. Poppy's poops are more or less normal now, but I picked her up today & she's still quite thin. Her & Bill were treated for scaleyleg a few weeks ago, but I've noticed its still active &...
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