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by kitla
23 Nov 2020, 22:52
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud

Thanks FR I've ordered one of the Georgieporgie ones, I'll let you know how it goes.
by kitla
23 Nov 2020, 12:24
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud

I really dont mind using veg suet, I often use it myself, but none of the puds i've looked at have suet in the ingredients. I've found some more traditional ones in large sizes & v expensive, but nothing else so far.
by kitla
22 Nov 2020, 13:44
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud

For years now I've made a batch of christmas puds from my mum's 1950's recipe - which is very similar to Mrs Beatons. However, this year I only need one small one, not really worth the faf of making it, I thought I'd just buy one for a change. But a proper, traditionally made one with suet, not a ca...
by kitla
12 Nov 2020, 23:19
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens moulting
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Chickens moulting

quite normal. Mine have about finished now, but there seems to be plenty that are still moulting. Even the wildbirds are looking a bit patchy.
by kitla
30 Oct 2020, 23:34
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 814
Views: 176983

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

I havent updated for a while. I'm kept quite busy these days as my 1y/o grandaughter & her mum still live with us, also my son broke his leg quite badly & couldnt go back to uni, so I've been looking after him too. Our house is full of piles of uni stuff, toys, baby clothes, washing...we're bursting...
by kitla
19 Oct 2020, 08:18
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Sloe Gin
Replies: 17
Views: 3760

Re: Sloe Gin

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.
by kitla
07 Oct 2020, 08:41
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Off Grid Living
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: Off Grid Living

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...
by kitla
07 Oct 2020, 08:26
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log
Replies: 524
Views: 139776

Re: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log

So sorry Bob. Keep that space in your kitchen available, no doubt another little creature will be needing it sometime soon.
by kitla
27 Aug 2020, 20:55
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 222078

Re: karen's chicken diary

Misspiggy just sat for the usual few weeks. However Bonny once sat for several months, but then she is a bit of a strange old thing.
by kitla
24 Aug 2020, 21:31
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 40
Views: 17396

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

Runner beans blew down in the wind storm, I was going to try & fix them but I expect they'll only blow down again tomorrow.
by kitla
21 Aug 2020, 20:53
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 814
Views: 176983

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

praps if Gib was younger, but it doesnt seem worth it now. She probably wont lay any more this year now.
by kitla
21 Aug 2020, 08:48
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 814
Views: 176983

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

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 ...
by kitla
21 Aug 2020, 08:32
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 222078

Re: karen's chicken diary

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...
by kitla
21 Aug 2020, 07:57
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2446
Views: 414600

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

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?
by kitla
21 Aug 2020, 07:52
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Karen's 2015 garden diary
Replies: 138
Views: 63245

Re: Karen's 2015 garden diary

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?