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Archive for November, 2016

How to Properly Organise Your Hand and Power Tools at Home

How to Properly Organise Your Hand and Power Tools at Home

Keeping tabs of your tools at home can sometimes be a more difficult task than having to actually accomplish a thorough do-it-yourself project here on Home Farmer. For one, these tools can be as small as a peanut, thus misplacing them under a cupboard or a dresser would be common practice. There are also those […]

By November 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Simple Clock Make Over

Simple Clock Make Over

I spotted this rather sad and dated clock in a charity shop, the mechanics worked fine, it even had a working battery so well worth the £2 being asked for it. Here’s how I brought it ‘back to the future’. YOU WILL NEED Coarse, clean scouring pad Wrapping paper (strong, good quality ‘Kraft’ type is […]

By November 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Planting a Fruit Garden

Planting a Fruit Garden

The dormant season, which takes place during autumn and winter, is the best time to plant a fruit garden, writes Mark Abbott-Compton When it comes to growing fruit we need to consider a much more long-term strategy than for vegetables and flowers. The fastest that fruit will be in and out of our garden, in […]

By November 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Are Rare Breeds Profitable

Are Rare Breeds Profitable

Benjamin Crosby  of britannicararebreeds.co.uk considers the prospect of making a living from keeping rare breeds, and looks at alternative ways of doing so where profit may prove elusive Making a living from traditional and rare breeds is a dream that many try to realise. Although a few succeed where circumstances are favourable, most will find […]

By November 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Chocolate and Chestnut Cake

Chocolate and Chestnut Cake

Reader, Rayne Matthew’s recipe is for a beautifully moist cake which makes a great alternative to the traditional fruit cake. It also has the added benefit of being gluten free. Ingredients 125g butter (at room temperature) 435g tin of unsweetened chestnut puree 1tsp vanilla extract 1 tbls dark rum 6 large eggs, (separated) Pinch of […]

By November 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Luxury Mincemeat with Almonds and Rum

Luxury Mincemeat with Almonds and Rum

This recipe tastes much better if you leave it to mature for 2 weeks before use as all the flavours mingle and develop. The ingredients below makes 1.6kg! That’s a lot of mincepies! Remember mincemeat can be used up in a variety of ways including a fruity bread or even a fruit and cheese pate. […]

By November 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Making Winter Warming Wines

Making Winter Warming Wines

If you’re a wine-making virgin these recipes and instructions should give you enough confidence to make wine from just about anything. Sometimes, when you read the books about winemaking there are a number of recipes with ingredients you simply hav no idea why they are there, or how they make the wine any tastier. Other […]

By November 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Cookie-making kits

Cookie-making kits

LizzieBs cookie making kits make excellent gifts for children and adults alike. You can, of course, extend the idea to cakes, sweets and tailor it to particular likes and loves. Remember to include the recipe (below) along with the gift tag. INGREDIENTS AND REQUIREMENTS 175g self-raising flour 75g brown sugar 100g chocolate chips 1 tsp […]

By November 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
You’ll love this candle hack

You’ll love this candle hack

Wax candles in jam jars (or any other glass containers including the Yankee Candle variety) look great BUT after a few hours of burning the amount of air getting to the wick isn’t enough to keep it burning brightly. As a result your favourite candle is limp and lame if lit at all and more […]

By November 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Compost Quickly

How to Make Compost Quickly

Keen grower, Mick Poultney, describes his tried-and-tested technique for producing nutritious and natural compost in just three weeks Compost is essential for the self-sufficient gardener because it’s a recycling of waste products and a free resource which can boost your crops, so it’s worth taking time to get it right. As a result of trial […]

By November 10, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

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