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by HedgeHugger
22 Aug 2017, 14:54
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: What's going in your Freezer ?
Replies: 7
Views: 6294

Re: What's going in your Freezer ?

I usually freeze a fair bit of fruit, Raspberries went in this year, along with blackberries, have some apples knocking around but they are fine for now, will freeze them if needed later. This year I learned you can freeze bananas, some reason I thought you couldn't, Haven't yet though. Not home gro...
by HedgeHugger
19 Aug 2017, 11:11
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: It's Jam making time !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 9905

Re: It's Jam making time !!!

I've still got jam from 2013, one jar open, another waiting in the cupboard. So no jam making this year for me, probably anyway :)
I will probably make cordial again though (blackberry).
by HedgeHugger
13 Aug 2017, 10:46
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Films
Replies: 74
Views: 47238

Re: Films

I watched Alien Covenant last night. All the way through, honest.
My OH was snoring halfway through, I should have been so lucky.
The ending was oh so predictable. Pff!
by HedgeHugger
04 Aug 2017, 16:30
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Bumper year for Blackberries !
Replies: 7
Views: 6231

Re: Bumper year for Blackberries !

Just been and had a quick scout to check the blackberries by us. Just over a kilo in 10 minutes or so picking. Just checked Mysupermarket and T*sco B'berries are about a quid for 100g! So an £11 saving :P I just couldn't bring myself to buy any, knowing they grow everywhere for free. Need to check f...
by HedgeHugger
28 Jul 2017, 12:55
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: electric cars
Replies: 9
Views: 6743

Re: electric cars

Not unreasonable future thinking at all. Could even come down to simple stuff like having several batteries, and switching between them. At least one charging while another is depleting X4 and you could maybe drive all day with no stopping in theory. Or by then Individual ownership may not be so com...
by HedgeHugger
24 Jul 2017, 12:00
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Neighbors bengal cat is a real pain !
Replies: 6
Views: 2783

Re: Neighbors bengal cat is a real pain !

The thing with the water bottle, squirt rather than spray, if it has that setting, otherwise a water pistol (better distance).
by HedgeHugger
18 Jul 2017, 14:59
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Home hairdressing
Replies: 13
Views: 11019

Re: Home hairdressing

I cut my own hair. Have used clippers on it for the last 25+ years. I use a long setting, seven eighths of an inch, and clipper the lot off. I initially bought the clippers to use on my then 18 month old son but one day after a bit of hair tugging from a baby (mine) I lopped the lot off and have kep...
by HedgeHugger
13 Jul 2017, 12:34
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chicken keeping in the summer
Replies: 6
Views: 2707

Re: Chicken keeping in the summer

My lot will drink warm water, they drink from the garden pond, the surface water can be pretty warm. I have an old car tyre leant against the fence, that is a favourite drinking spot for the chickens and the local jackdaws. Initially it was just a piece of junk waiting for the tip, but it filled wit...
by HedgeHugger
12 Jul 2017, 15:05
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Does anyone actually watch Game of Thrones ?
Replies: 18
Views: 12974

Re: Does anyone actually watch Game of Thrones ?

It's one of the few programs I do watch. Have read the books to date as well (started the book series before the tv series came out). Books are quite complex, as is the program, so many lives and characters to follow. There are a couple of games, but the best by far is the Telltale Games one (curren...
by HedgeHugger
16 Jun 2017, 13:39
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Frog spawn thread
Replies: 20
Views: 8382

Re: Frog spawn thread

We've had to rescue goldfish from the chickens.

It's what they do to the frog to make them fit that makes me cringe. yike* Can't watch, leave them to it. Pretend I didn't see...!
by HedgeHugger
15 Jun 2017, 11:50
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Frog spawn thread
Replies: 20
Views: 8382

Re: Frog spawn thread

If you do collect some and grow it up ..... taddies in the pond used to love the fish food, though there is also a lot of natural food in there too. Chickens love frog taddies, NoM! my girls cleared a pond, and ate most of the adults too :( Had toadpoles only this year, no idea if any survived the l...
by HedgeHugger
13 Jun 2017, 13:09
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: What would kill a rabbitt?
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Re: What would kill a rabbitt?

Rats would have a chew, Cats could. Escaped ferret, any wild mustelid.
Birds'll have a peck.
Natural causes, then any of the above?

Birds of prey?
by HedgeHugger
24 May 2017, 16:47
Forum: Fun and Word Games
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 2013
Views: 505242

Re: Word Association Game

bring
by HedgeHugger
24 May 2017, 16:46
Forum: Fun and Word Games
Topic: Word Disassociation
Replies: 4476
Views: 390584

Re: Word Disassociation

cheap
by HedgeHugger
21 May 2017, 23:24
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: First herb harvest
Replies: 7
Views: 5597

Re: First herb harvest

Not experienced with many herbs, but the rosemary, I just used to snip off what I needed rather than dry any, an all year round, green plant, non-deciduous is it?