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  Topic: a rather sneaky ommission from the enabling act
dpack

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Oct 18, 17 8:48 am   Subject: a rather sneaky ommission from the enabling act
overall the original wording gave the ministers more power than henry 8 and chas 1 put together, even john 1 would have found it quite enabling.

that is a different set of issues

the onus to pro ...
  Topic: a rather sneaky ommission from the enabling act
dpack

Replies: 8
Views: 321
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 17 10:09 pm   Subject: a rather sneaky ommission from the enabling act
[url=https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/17/uk-withdrawal-bill-rips-the-heart-out-of-environmental-law-say-campaigners]reported here

if it was deliberate or just incompetent oversight ...
  Topic: ceps awol ? not any more
dpack

Replies: 43
Views: 3998
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 17 9:46 pm   Subject: ceps awol ? not any more
it depends how much air they have, in the open with no strong airflow a golfball sized one lasts about an hour, wrapped up considerably longer.
  Topic: Chestnuts: how and when to use them?
dpack

Replies: 5
Views: 153
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 17 10:03 pm   Subject: Chestnuts: how and when to use them?
roast chestnut and parsnip soup is ace
  Topic: Fish on
dpack

Replies: 2
Views: 243
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 17 4:46 pm   Subject: Fish on
my trout river got poisoned, long story, and the ouse is not a trout river.
i have had a few sea fish here and there but as a regular thing i am a lapsed fisherman.
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

Replies: 583
Views: 146635
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Oct 12, 17 5:53 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
nice squirrel snap, back in the 1960's there were melanistic reds in penarth that lived in the trees next to my grandparents place. iirc their forebears had been imported from the alps as "garden pets ...
  Topic: revenge of the sole
dpack

Replies: 3
Views: 219
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Thu Oct 12, 17 4:47 pm   Subject: revenge of the sole
[url=https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/12/paramedics-save-man-after-whole-fish-jumps-down-throat] mweep
  Topic: ceps awol ? not any more
dpack

Replies: 43
Views: 3998
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Oct 12, 17 10:13 am   Subject: ceps awol ? not any more
imho the main reason folk dont pick there is that the brits have a very low knowledge base regarding shrooms (ds is very unusual to have even a few % as pickers ) and it is not an area with many europ ...
  Topic: ceps awol ? not any more
dpack

Replies: 43
Views: 3998
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 17 9:46 pm   Subject: ceps awol ? not any more
if my maths i correct today's half kilo or so brings the total to about 8 kg from 2 suburban street birch trees

one odd thing is that they have a wide range of birch related shrooms as well as cep ...
  Topic: Natural Beekeeping in West Wales
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 4742
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 17 6:22 pm   Subject: Natural Beekeeping in West Wales
hi and welcome , i cant help with the bee stuff but i think we still have beeks out west.
  Topic: ceps awol ? not any more
dpack

Replies: 43
Views: 3998
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Oct 10, 17 8:20 am   Subject: ceps awol ? not any more
meadow sweet is in full flower for the second time and there seems to be a good crop of red clover flowers for mid october in york
  Topic: Agaricus xanthodermus not food
dpack

Replies: 3
Views: 331
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Oct 09, 17 9:01 pm   Subject: Agaricus xanthodermus not food
that is why i mentioned them. the one i found today was my first in the flesh so to say and they are very similar to dinner .

i knew it wasnt one i knew reasonably well so checked it out .

im ra ...
  Topic: Agaricus xanthodermus not food
dpack

Replies: 3
Views: 331
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Oct 09, 17 4:11 pm   Subject: Agaricus xanthodermus not food
i just added another, that i can now recognise at a quick glance / poke to my list of not food, it is a typical agaric and looks not unlike several edible ones when young but the key id feature is the ...
  Topic: ceps awol ? not any more
dpack

Replies: 43
Views: 3998
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 17 12:15 am   Subject: ceps awol ? not any more
my outdoor tomatoes are only just starting to ripen but the blackberries were a month or more early so you might be right about a rather odd year for seasons.

quite a few of the ornamental things i ...
  Topic: Sinister kitchen knives.
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 2503
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 17 12:04 am   Subject: Sinister kitchen knives.
ps iirc my little cleaver was about £50 marked down from £200, i guess tis a bit of a niche market and they hadnt found it

however[url=http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hand-made-damascus-Meat-cle ...
 
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