banner ad

Archive for August, 2014

Mulberries – by Elizabeth McCorquodale

Mulberries – by Elizabeth McCorquodale

If, just for a moment, we disregard the fruit of this ancient tree and concentrate instead on the leaves and the flowers; if we forget about the juiciness of the purple berries and think instead of worms and international espionage; if we think of scientific record-breakers and then, and only then, do we add into […]

No Government Transparency on Fracking

No Government Transparency on Fracking

The use of the English language is interesting: what some people might call ‘censorship’, others refer to as ‘redactions’. Such was the case with a thirteen-page report on the subject of fracking, which was censored on no less than sixty-three occasions. There is clearly no government transparency on fracking, as far as our leaders are […]

Free Egg Cosy Knitting Pattern

Free Egg Cosy Knitting Pattern

Egg Cosy Knitting Pattern These cute little ‘egg hats’ are very, very quick to do and use up oddments of yarn – perfect for fund raising craft stalls, and we’ve now been contacted by the BHWT who are in urgent need of knitters to knit these hats for their fund raising events. (Please send to […]

By August 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Lots of useful tips in this 3 min vid. Well worth watching if you intend to wield your knife in front of your pumpkin.  

By August 21, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
SAFETY ON THE FARM – HARVESTING

SAFETY ON THE FARM – HARVESTING

SAFETY ON THE FARM – HARVESTING Harvesting equipment is some of the most dangerous machinery you will encounter on the job. You may be less familiar with the seasonal equipment that is used only several days of the year and may not be completely aware of the risks associated with harvesting tasks. Before the harvest, […]

By August 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
HAND, WRIST AND FINGER SAFETY ON THE FARM

HAND, WRIST AND FINGER SAFETY ON THE FARM

HAND, WRIST AND FINGER SAFETY ON THE FARM When working in outdoors, be aware: hand, wrist and finger injuries are among the most common ailments. Since your hands are such vital tools, it’s important to protect them. Injuries can be extremely painful, may require weeks or months of rehabilitation, and damage can be permanent. . […]

By August 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
WHITE CHOCOLATE TIFFIN CAKE

WHITE CHOCOLATE TIFFIN CAKE

Tiffin is easy to make and you can decorate it with either white chocolate with cranberries, dark chocolate, or even a mixture of the two. The choice is yours. We always called this Chocolate Crumb Cake when I was young, and it still remains a strong family favourite. My mum used to save up all […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
HAZELNUT MACAROONS

HAZELNUT MACAROONS

These Hazelnut Macaroons are wickedly moreish so you’ve been warned! This recipe is often made using pistachios, well, I didn’t have any pistachios so I settled for what I had in the cupboard at the time: hazelnuts and walnuts, and in the spirit of thrift I thought – why not? Great British Bake Off take […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Tiffin No-Bake Fridge Cake

Tiffin No-Bake Fridge Cake

Our thanks to Suzanne Miller for sharing this recipe for her family favourite Tiffin. A no-bake cake that cooks in the fridge. Of course some folk may just call Tiffin biscuit crumb cake and but there’s something quite magical about Tiffin for Tea. You will need: 1 packet shortcake biscuits, crushed into crumbs 75g margarine […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
SMALL-SCALE CIDER MAKING

SMALL-SCALE CIDER MAKING

Dr Nevin Stewart demonstrates his method of Juice & Strain, ideal for small-scale cider making and easy to make but delicious apple juice. Ideal if you have a couple of apple trees and a good yield of fruit.  Full article in August 2013 Home Farmer

By August 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Pin It on Pinterest