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  Topic: Socks
Rowanlady

Replies: 10
Views: 289
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 17 10:17 am   Subject: Socks
This has brought back memories of my Mum always knitting away at socks for Dad, me and sister

As Dad got into old age he found that his feet hurt - just as WW describes - his answer was to turn the ...
  Topic: Hedging, on the cheap
Rowanlady

Replies: 19
Views: 5447
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 15 4:55 pm   Subject: Hedging, on the cheap
In my woodland edge wild garden my "hedge to hide ugly fence" - is hawthorn, hazel, field rose, spindle, blackthorn, holly, dog rose, dogwood, guelder rose, honeysuckle

With an elder, rowan, crab ...
  Topic: Wossis ?
Rowanlady

Replies: 6
Views: 2426
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 15 8:36 am   Subject: Wossis ?
Great to find this information - saw one in the garden on Tuesday - feeding off a primrose

The proboscis was very clear and the wings were just narrow blurred dark shimmers

Thank you - glad to ...
  Topic: Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Rowanlady

Replies: 7
Views: 1355
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 14 10:18 am   Subject: Dragon NaturallySpeaking
I got it about 3 years ago for Uni essays etc

Not too bad to use and did save my hands and tendons until they recovered and I could revert to mainly manual keying

The biggest problem I had was ...
  Topic: Sari.
Rowanlady

Replies: 10
Views: 2623
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 12 4:23 pm   Subject: Sari.
Like you I bought one with the idea of making a bed throw for the visitors' room - and could not bear to cut it up

I have Indian friends who taught me (with a great deal of giggles and laughter) to ...
  Topic: Who was it who was wanting peacocks?
Rowanlady

Replies: 10
Views: 2228
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 12 10:11 am   Subject: Who was it who was wanting peacocks?
There is, of course, no guarantee that the eggs will produce peacocks

As opposed to peahens

Nothing like as pretty - though relatively somewhat quieter
  Topic: What type of business card catches your eye?
Rowanlady

Replies: 21
Views: 4879
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 11 9:57 am   Subject: What type of business card catches your eye?
Just been to a 'festival' and have been sorting out the cards, etc that I picked up - so I went and looked at the 'keep' pile and the discards

Obviously I have discarded those of areas I'm not inte ...
  Topic: Charity bags (door-to-door collections)
Rowanlady

Replies: 23
Views: 58595
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Sat Feb 05, 11 4:01 pm   Subject: Charity bags (door-to-door collections)
I used to get 10-12 a week - so I put up a NO JUNK MAIL OR CHARITY BAGS THANK YOU notice on the front door

Still get the odd bag now and again and the occasional bit of junk mail

Asked one woman ...
  Topic: Could I dye a stained Aran jumper?
Rowanlady

Replies: 16
Views: 9409
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Dec 21, 10 4:44 pm   Subject: Could I dye a stained Aran jumper?
If it might be organic-based grease maybe try soaking in a biological stain remover (ie Biotex) or a biological washing powder

I've rescued many a stained garment that way - it's surprising how the ...
  Topic: More craft suppliers (with an ethnic twist)
Rowanlady

Replies: 1
Views: 1096
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Nov 14, 10 9:54 am   Subject: More craft suppliers (with an ethnic twist)
I jus had to have a look - can see where they are coming from for nurseries - I understand OFSTED are very keen on providing all sorts of multicultural opportunities

Liked the foam hands and feet i ...
  Topic: The tastiest edible mushroom?
Rowanlady

Replies: 31
Views: 13741
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 10 11:13 am   Subject: The tastiest edible mushroom?
I love Boletus edulis - which I've always known as Penny Buns

This year I've been enjoying shaggy ink cap - never seen so many

I even picked some going over and tried making ink from them - th ...
  Topic: Blatant shop plug
Rowanlady

Replies: 18
Views: 2714
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 10 8:01 am   Subject: Blatant shop plug
Hello Sally - I love all your stuff

I've fallen for your shawls - I can just see me snuggled down with a good book by my new log stove

Does your Gareth do simple pins for fastening the shaw ...
  Topic: Living without a fridge
Rowanlady

Replies: 32
Views: 69619
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Aug 26, 10 8:15 am   Subject: Living without a fridge
"In the olden days / When I was young"

We had terracotta milk 'preservers' - something like a plant pot saucer with a long thin plant pot upsidedown with a knob instead of the drainage hole ...
  Topic: How to kill moss?
Rowanlady

Replies: 8
Views: 2997
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Mon Apr 05, 10 12:37 pm   Subject: How to kill moss?
I picked up a tip from 'somewhere'

Sprinkle the moss with bicarbonate of soda

Moss turns black in about a week and is then easy to brush up

Worked for me and the moss has not returned
  Topic: Cheap woodburner recommendations ...
Rowanlady

Replies: 45
Views: 15507
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 09 11:46 am   Subject: Cheap woodburner recommendations ...
I'm looking to get a woodburner in 2010

HAs anyone any knowledge about this company's products?

http://www.woodburningstoveslimited.com/

I rather like their small range - especially the ...
 
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