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by Mo
17 Oct 2020, 11:59
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: My, how things have changed
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: My, how things have changed

I've never come across croup except from reading Anne of Green Gables. Just been looking for the remedy she used and found this on Wiki Ipecacuanha has a long history of use as an emetic, for emptying the stomach in cases of poisoning, a use that has been discontinued in medical settings (see syrup ...
by Mo
13 Oct 2020, 10:10
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: A busy time
Replies: 9
Views: 95

Re: A busy time

No salt, no sugar. Do you eat anything nice? I find it hard to follow all the advice. E.g. cut down on dairy because of greenhouse gases from cows, but avoid margarine since it's made from palm oil which leads to deforestation. I've loads of apples in the garden but can't just eat them and nothing e...
by Mo
13 Oct 2020, 08:53
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Get your flu jab now!
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: Get your flu jab now!

I'm avoiding situations where I might catch anything so I think I'll leave the vaccine for those who need it. Just looked at that word as I tried to spell it. Do you think it comes from the Latin for 'cow' - vacca. The first vaccine was made by jenner injecting cowpox germs to protect against smallp...
by Mo
13 Oct 2020, 08:48
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Sloe Gin
Replies: 13
Views: 2392

Re: Sloe Gin

Years ago I noticed some 'damsons' in the hedge and tried to make a pie of them.
Took the skin off your teeth!


Then someone said they were sloes
by Mo
10 Oct 2020, 09:31
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2403
Views: 357252

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

How big is your flock now?
by Mo
09 Oct 2020, 12:54
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: A busy time
Replies: 9
Views: 95

Re: A busy time

Gulp. Well I do eat marmite more often than jam, but ever so I don't think I'll bother.
Though there is a mini-brewery https://www.weetwoodales.co.uk/ just round the corner (used to be opposite me).
by Mo
09 Oct 2020, 09:59
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: A busy time
Replies: 9
Views: 95

Re: A busy time

I I've still got my jam maker .. it stirs things which means I can get on preparing for the next preserve. I know some may think it's the ultimate in lazy ... Compared with picking up a jar in the supermarket it's not lazy. At one time I'd have 2 saucepans of jam on the stove at the same time to cu...
by Mo
08 Oct 2020, 12:57
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Latest knitting projects
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Latest knitting projects

They look great. Where will they go? Reminds me of the toys my husbands grandmother used to make, she used to put a table at her front door which was a couple of houses down from Beverley Minster and sold them in aid of the choir (for new robes at first). People came past from all over the world, an...
by Mo
07 Oct 2020, 10:10
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Off Grid Living
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Off Grid Living

I have a feeling that, even then you can't live in it the whole year round (like a Granny annex). There are some rules that allow temporary uses (caravans for so many months, car boot sales a certain number of times a year). Not sure what they are, and the tories have changed a lot of the rules (to ...
by Mo
04 Oct 2020, 20:00
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Off Grid Living
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Off Grid Living

I think there are planning restrictions that stop you. Our house was built on part of a field that before WW2 was divided into plots with huts and caravans on. Town and Country Planning laws came in soon after the war and the caravans were not allowed to return, except that the person who had our ho...
by Mo
04 Oct 2020, 19:51
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Lucas
Replies: 102
Views: 39096

Re: Lucas

My daughter has the family trained to the call of 'mouse' to get it outside rather than leaving it to die under the sofa. Pat asks for his wet food first thing. If I sleep late he walks all over me till I get up. He gets his Loxitram in it so maybe he feels the need of it, or maybe he wants me to le...
by Mo
29 Sep 2020, 12:48
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 288
Views: 82032

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Mine didn't use the perch, but slept (and pooed) in the nest boxes. Which meant a poo pick or mucky eggs (or both if i got up late)
by Mo
29 Sep 2020, 09:05
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: new normal '
Replies: 42
Views: 1871

Re: new normal '

It would take politicians across the world with a lot more foresight and courage than normal to do the right thing though. And how do you stop the control freaks and liars taking over for their own gain. Even in so-called democracies.
by Mo
29 Sep 2020, 09:02
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: new normal '
Replies: 42
Views: 1871

Re: new normal '

I agree Bob. look after your well being , as you cannot look after others if you are not in a good place yourself . I will be trying to look after those around me but I can not take on the world at large . Trouble is what some people mean by that is 'carry on with our afluent lifestyle, holidays to ...
by Mo
28 Sep 2020, 10:18
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 288
Views: 82032

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Is she safe where she prefers to be?
If so why not leave her.