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  Topic: Merino sheep
sally_in_wales

Replies: 15
Views: 11274
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 17 6:06 pm   Subject: Merino sheep
I've never come across Bowmonts. Do you know where I could buy some yarn before I invest in a whole sheep?

Bowmont Braf surfaced briefly a few years back and had good write ups, the chap who was be ...
  Topic: Growing Flax
sally_in_wales

Replies: 8
Views: 9792
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Dec 18, 16 8:06 am   Subject: Growing Flax
You could plan to sell it direct in smallish batches to the reenactment and museum display world or to fibre people wanting to have a go. I paid 12 for my recent stook
  Topic: Growing Flax
sally_in_wales

Replies: 8
Views: 9792
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Dec 17, 16 7:01 pm   Subject: Growing Flax
funnily enough I recently bought a stook of flax to use when doing Neolithic demonstrations, Although retting, breaking, scutching etc is better for quantities and fine linen, its entirely possibly to ...
  Topic: costume designer - particularly a hat
sally_in_wales

Replies: 5
Views: 11610
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Oct 20, 16 6:40 am   Subject: costume designer - particularly a hat
when do you need it by? I'm a bit swamped until mid December, but happy to help talk you through options if you want to try making your own
  Topic: Using up the wool
sally_in_wales

Replies: 14
Views: 20594
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Jun 19, 16 8:45 am   Subject: Using up the wool
What about doing some plain belts with the heddle but putting really exuberant Bronze Age style tassels on the end- thats a bit less boring, and there is currently a good market for Neolithic and Bron ...
  Topic: Hello folks
sally_in_wales

Replies: 8
Views: 15894
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Tue May 10, 16 8:38 am   Subject: Hello folks
  Topic: 'Registered Smallholding' vs 'House with Land'?
sally_in_wales

Replies: 12
Views: 10073
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 16 7:58 pm   Subject: 'Registered Smallholding' vs 'House with Land'?
You might also want to check what planning category the land is.

How does one check that easily at the browsing for property stage? Should the estate agents have that sort of thing on file? Given t ...
  Topic: 'Registered Smallholding' vs 'House with Land'?
sally_in_wales

Replies: 12
Views: 10073
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 16 5:17 pm   Subject: 'Registered Smallholding' vs 'House with Land'?
That makes sense, thanks

My current pipedream is having just enough land that we can have the usual few chickens nearer the house, but put a couple of acres under coppice and orchard so its prod ...
  Topic: 'Registered Smallholding' vs 'House with Land'?
sally_in_wales

Replies: 12
Views: 10073
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 16 4:51 pm   Subject: 'Registered Smallholding' vs 'House with Land'?
This shouldn't be as hard a question to answer as it seems to be, but my google-fu is failing me.

We're looking at cashing in my parents' and our place and getting somewhere together with workshop ...
  Topic: Question for Pilsbury Please
sally_in_wales

Replies: 37
Views: 21402
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 15 5:10 pm   Subject: Question for Pilsbury Please
I asked G about soaking and he says he sometimes rinses cheap rice through to remove dust, but usually doesn't bother. No reason why not to though if you want, it should speed up cooking very slightly ...
  Topic: Question for Pilsbury Please
sally_in_wales

Replies: 37
Views: 21402
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 15 5:02 pm   Subject: Question for Pilsbury Please
Gareth says:

Get a big big pan, the wider the better. Rice goes in- use the quantities on the packet per person. Level it across the pan bottom. Add cold water to cover to a depth of your first knu ...
  Topic: When it all goes tits up.....
sally_in_wales

Replies: 14
Views: 7035
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 15 5:24 pm   Subject: When it all goes tits up.....
Nah. I'm going to go and stand next to (or better still slightly behind) Sally_in_Wales's OH Gareth come the apocalypse.

  Topic: Price changes, heads up, or just do them?
sally_in_wales

Replies: 8
Views: 9787
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 15 5:50 pm   Subject: Price changes, heads up, or just do them?
Ok, I've done it.

Its the big cat show tomorrow so I can explain why to anyone who asks, and although I like the idea of emailing all previous etc, I'm also doing an emergency shop transplant afte ...
  Topic: Price changes, heads up, or just do them?
sally_in_wales

Replies: 8
Views: 9787
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 15 4:48 pm   Subject: Price changes, heads up, or just do them?
When we first started selling the plague rat cat toys, we hadn't really thought about people wanting to resell, so the price was always pretty much 'trade' price to everyone.

These days, we have a ...
  Topic: Knitting translation needed
sally_in_wales

Replies: 8
Views: 4212
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Oct 17, 15 7:19 pm   Subject: Knitting translation needed
centre stitch is always going to be a k1, with a yo each side, so after a couple of rows you won't need the stitch marker, just knit to the centre then do yo, k1, yo making sure the k1 is always below ...
 
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