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  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Mar 26, 17 8:09 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Unless you have a lot of birch round you there is no reason why you would know much about it Gregotyn. I first knew it as a Guide as the loose bits of bark are ideal for firelighting, and we all used ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 25, 17 7:51 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Birch logs are mainly for a quick burn up for firewood Gregotyn. The best smoking wood is oak, and you can taste the difference between other hardwood smoking and oak in the flavour of the bacon. I am ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 24, 17 7:50 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
That is the trouble with Herdwicks Gregotyn. They were being trained not to jump but to stay in the field with the other sheep like good little animals.

We had another day extracting birch at ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 17 7:58 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
That is beautiful Henry. Thanks for posting. The mirabelles up our road are going over now, but the blackthorn is coming into flower, so a second wave of lovely blossom. I passed a hedge down nearer t ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 17 7:55 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Sounds as if you need to discuss things with Billy Cassandra. He has to learn to share you with the others and with things like the laptop. On the other hand, no doubt he has worked out what you use t ...
  Topic: Socks
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Mar 22, 17 6:02 am   Subject: Socks
Sock yarn these days is usually 4 ply. The old patterns were for 3 or 4 ply but I haven't seen any 3 ply for years, and sock yarn is only available from specialist wool shops.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 22, 17 6:00 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Glad that you too have got your shed Gregotyn. Hope you can get set up in there quickly.

I will see about the pictures of the baskets. Perhaps wait until I have something I am fairly happy with. T ...
  Topic: Socks
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Mar 21, 17 8:19 am   Subject: Socks
Yes, that sounds like a good idea Rowanlady. If you were knitting on 2mm needles that is about the finest you will get WW. I think I knit on 3mm with 4 ply sock wool, but if I spin my own it might be ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 21, 17 8:11 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Not a very nice day here. Windy with some rain, so husband decided to finish son's electrical work. I did the washing and finished off the basket I had pretty well made. Not happy with it, but have le ...
  Topic: Socks
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 17 8:02 am   Subject: Socks
Odd that hand knitted socks hurt your feet WW. What is it about them that seems to be the trouble? Do you have to use special socks?
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 17 8:00 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Nice idea Jam Lady. Glad your courses were well attended and that the weather didn't stop anything, even though it does seem to be doing nasty things to the trees. Noticed our quince is starting to br ...
  Topic: Socks
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Mar 19, 17 7:33 am   Subject: Socks
That's a bit unreasonable. Still, you are doing well if you have got to 3 pairs. I seem to spend most of my time re-footing my existing ones. By the feel of things, I have another pair to do in the ne ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 17, 17 8:02 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Hope you get over your cold soon Gregotyn. Don't push it too hard. You can always remember you are the oldest one in the team occasionally and leave it to the lazy one to do some work.

Another lov ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 16, 17 7:47 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
That looks like an amazing show Jam Lady. The Princes of Orange, of whom William III was one, originally came from Orange in France. Another piece of useless information I have picked up over the year ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 3839
Views: 288344
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 15, 17 7:22 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
We have what is called a 'blackthorn winter' Jam Lady. We don't expect winter to finally leave us until the blackthorn flowers have gone. They haven't started yet, so we could end up with your snow st ...
 
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