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  Topic: Books that need a New Home
buzzy

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sun Jun 25, 17 12:39 pm   Subject: Books that need a New Home
the three sailing books please, let me know what p n p will be and i will organise payment. no immediate plans but handy knowledge to add to the bit i know so far for just in case.

thanks and than ...
  Topic: Making bread from used beer yeast.
buzzy

Replies: 9
Views: 866
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Jun 23, 17 9:36 am   Subject: Making bread from used beer yeast.
On a very loosely related note, I noticed Morrisons had fresh yeast in the chiller cabinet yesterday. As it comes up now and again, I thought I'd let people know.

That's good to know. I'll have a l ...
  Topic: Making bread from used beer yeast.
buzzy

Replies: 9
Views: 866
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 17 6:31 pm   Subject: Making bread from used beer yeast.
According to what I have read, the main problems with brewer's yeast are

1) it can be bitter if not washed thoroughly before using for baking

and

2) its action is unpredictable. It may be 'ag ...
  Topic: Making bread from used beer yeast.
buzzy

Replies: 9
Views: 866
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 17 11:38 am   Subject: Making bread from used beer yeast.
We are giving it a try. Made a poolish ( sponge) from 100g of flour and 100g of yeast. left it overnight.
This morning I have added the poolish to 500g of flour, salt and 300g of water. Now leavin ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 491
Views: 112547
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 17 9:17 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
There was quite a lot of Valerian along one of the rides yesterday.

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 491
Views: 112547
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 17 5:00 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
I ought to have mentioned that although Black Hairstreak is more rare nationally, White Letter Hairstreak is much less common at the site we were visiting than is the Black.

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 491
Views: 112547
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 17 4:54 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
We saw a couple of Small Blues on the cliff path between Morwenstow and Duckpool. They weren't being very cooperative about staying still for photgraphic/id purposes. But there was Kidney Vetch and th ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 491
Views: 112547
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 17 2:41 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Today, despite the very hot weather, we went to look for Black Hairstreaks. After having seen several other species, including Ringlets, Speckled Woods, Silver-washed Fritillaries and Commas, there w ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 491
Views: 112547
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 14, 17 8:39 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Presumably the species to try this on would be Episyrphus balteatus. Commonly known as the Marmalade Fly.

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 491
Views: 112547
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 14, 17 5:53 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Have you ever tried it though Sean?

And is there some peculiar magic about orange pips, or will any similar sized and shaped object work equally well?

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 491
Views: 112547
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 13, 17 4:12 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
I like the ones that you can get to track orange pips. No idea what species they are though.

Tell me more about the orange pip business, please.

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 491
Views: 112547
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 17 9:19 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
No walk today for me, for a variety of reasons.

But here is a (slightly fuzzy) picture of a visitor to the van, who popped in through the window yesterday and buzzed round the room for a while.

...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 491
Views: 112547
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 06, 17 10:02 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Here, just for you MR, is one of the Fly Orchids (Ophrys insectifera). This group is growing in rather dark woodland, but I have seen them in open meadow and on limestone pavement. They are not easy t ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 491
Views: 112547
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 05, 17 3:44 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
This week we went to a piece of FC woodland to look for Fly Orchids (we found seven) and Greater Butterfly Orchids (we found quite a few but I don't think anybody counted).

We also searched for, an ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 491
Views: 112547
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 05, 17 3:18 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Following on from last week's creatures, you might also look for these, dpack:

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29014/tiger+holes+1.jpg.

Found at the same site, I initially thought they might be ...
 
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