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  Topic: cakes
Mistress Rose

Replies: 2
Views: 58
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 20 7:32 am   Subject: cakes
Yes, I saw that bit after finishing firing the kiln. It was 'interesting' to say the least.
  Topic: Carbolic soap
Mistress Rose

Replies: 9
Views: 150
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 20 7:29 am   Subject: Carbolic soap
Wrights Coal Tar Soap now contains tea tree oil rather than carbolic and similar acids as they are now banned from all but prescription medicines. The smell is 'made up' so it seems like the original. ...
  Topic: Carbolic soap
Mistress Rose

Replies: 9
Views: 150
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 20 6:46 am   Subject: Carbolic soap
I think there are a number of recipes for soap, but not heard of anyone making carbolic. Most people go for rather nicer smells than that I think. By the looks of it the original carbolic soap contain ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6202
Views: 2285624
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 20 6:42 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
If they are good enough quality to mill, might be the best plan. If they are that big, they must be pretty old, so do they count as veterans or did they just grow fast? Did you mean diameter or circum ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1185
Views: 558960
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 20 5:57 am   Subject: Wildlife
Had a bit of wildlife around us yesterday, two unidentified and one known. The known was a buzzard, somewhere above the trees. Son was sure it was taunting him as he couldn't get a picture. A second w ...
  Topic: footie or not
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6
Views: 180
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 20 5:54 am   Subject: footie or not
  Topic: external works, hopefully mostly paint
Mistress Rose

Replies: 4
Views: 142
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 20 5:54 am   Subject: external works, hopefully mostly paint
It is surprising how much some places do move with moisture, particularly on clay and also on low lying ground. I once worked at a factory that had a 'floating' floor for the machine shop as the tide ...
  Topic: footie or not
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6
Views: 180
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 20 6:48 am   Subject: footie or not


Alpacas do have minds of their own. We were near one at a show once that didn't want to be there and spent the whole show grumbling about it. Between that and the birds of prey the other sid ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1185
Views: 558960
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 20 6:37 am   Subject: Wildlife
Gz, not the sort of wildlife you want unfortunately. I seem to have kept my cabbages fairly well intact this year by removing the eggs every few days, but the slugs and snails have made periodic attac ...
  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
Mistress Rose

Replies: 16
Views: 1116
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 20 6:33 am   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
If you want a shed or shipping container that end seems to be the best place. You could always add a mesh or hurdle fence part way down if it is needed for extra protection.
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1185
Views: 558960
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 20 7:36 am   Subject: Wildlife
We were on the southern side of the Isle of Wight once and saw what at first we thought was a dog in the water, but it was a seal watching people walking along the path. Seemed to be enjoying the peop ...
  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
Mistress Rose

Replies: 16
Views: 1116
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 20 7:34 am   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
That is a good point NMG. I think something like mesh or hurdles would be better as they break the wind up well but don't cause turbulence.

I love the smell of rosa rugosa. When I come across one ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6202
Views: 2285624
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 20 7:31 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Glad you are enjoying the swimming, but as you say, going out in the evening for it may not be so good once it gets colder.

If you are going to have the trees felled and sell them for firewood, be ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6202
Views: 2285624
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 20 6:44 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Sounds as if fall has really started to happen with you then Jam Lady. It has been pretty warm here the last couple of days, but supposed to be cooler from now on. We had a reasonably strong breeze he ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1185
Views: 558960
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 20 6:56 am   Subject: Wildlife
There used to be a theory in Portsmouth that if you threw a sandwich in the air it would never land, because even if there was a sky perfectly clear of gulls, one would always catch the sandwich befor ...
 
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