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by Heidi
Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Cream Separator
Replies: 6
Views: 6869

Re: Expressions of Interest - Cream Separator

Hi Tam and Hayley,
Sorry, didn't see your posts til now. For some reason my "new posts" button didn't pick up the additional responses (or perhaps i just didn't see it!). I'll get a photo nowish...
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by Heidi
Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Preserving and Canning in Australia
Topic: Basic Preserving Equipment
Replies: 19
Views: 12776

Re: Basic Preserving Equipment

Mojo,
What a great favour. What type of jars are you going to use? Are you buying fancy small ones? I just picked up all the pecans that had fallen off the tree (about thirty kg at a guess). I was given some lovely fancy small jam jars and want to do a pecan sauce for Christmas presents.
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by Heidi
Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Cream Separator
Replies: 6
Views: 6869

Re: Expressions of Interest - Cream Separator

Hi Kathleen, Because the lister weighs 36kg Australia Post won't transport it, so I had to get a private courier to bring it up from Tasmania (yes, I can be single minded and determined when i want something!). Most table top versions are shorter and weigh less. I'll take a photo of both of them sid...
by Heidi
Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Drying of my Guernsey
Replies: 15
Views: 11149

Re: Drying of my Guernsey

Hi Vicki, I did write "calicrate" I meant to write "California"... two different instruments, I know! However, the California Bander advertised here.. http://www.farmstock.com.au/Classifieds/sale/197683.html is for $85, and can be used for horns on cattle also. It evidently takes...
by Heidi
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Small Farms
Topic: WET WET WET!
Replies: 18
Views: 12930

Re: WET WET WET!

Hi Vicki,
I'm actually not sure! We were out late last night doing a school fundraiser, and we overslept. I can't remember the last time we slept in. :lol:

I don't think there was frost, but for me, it doesn't matter because I have nothing in the vegie garden to save!

H
by Heidi
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Drying of my Guernsey
Replies: 15
Views: 11149

Re: Drying of my Guernsey

Hi Vicki and Tam, In regard to cows with horns and dehorning... I saw a calicrate bander on the Farmstock website (a classified ad) for $85 plus 20 bands. Primarily it is for castration, but they also use them for banding the horns of mature cows. It works on the principle that this industrial stren...
by Heidi
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Drying of my Guernsey
Replies: 15
Views: 11149

Re: Drying of my Guernsey

No, I'm not sure about the horns and milk correlation! Maybe it has something to do with the fact that traditionally, most heritage breed dairy animals had horns, and then any tinkering with the breed to make them polled, may have used polled beef or dual purpose cattle, thus lowering the milk produ...
by Heidi
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Cream Separator
Replies: 6
Views: 6869

Expressions of Interest - Cream Separator

Hi all, I've gone down in size to a table top version cream separator (a lovely little Diabolo), so I have a "spare" LARGE Lister cream separator sitting here. I have quite decided if I am going to sell it yet. The memory of moving heaven and earth to have it transported from Tasmania to G...
by Heidi
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Small Farms
Topic: WET WET WET!
Replies: 18
Views: 12930

Re: WET WET WET!

Yes Vicki,
That sinking feeling, is actually, because one is sinking! Not some vague feeling in the pit of your stomach!
H
by Heidi
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: The Winter Garden
Replies: 16
Views: 12003

Re: The Winter Garden

Ha... the list never ends. I thought we had everything done, but it seems not! Stable roof needs replacing, we need a lean to over the flood mound, car repairs, and very little pasture! I'm looking out at all my animals, and thinking which ones I can part with... the big Thoroughbred paddock ornamen...
by Heidi
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Drying of my Guernsey
Replies: 15
Views: 11149

Re: Drying of my Guernsey

Hi Tam, I've been having internet issues (are they still my issues if they are caused by the service provider?)! I saw your post and meant to get back to it, this is my first opportunity. I don't know if you're share milking.. I found its easier to dry off if you are... Okay, here goes my 2c worth, ...
by Heidi
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: The Winter Garden
Replies: 16
Views: 12003

Re: The Winter Garden

:evil: There is nothing albeit a few withered cucumbers in my vegie patch. Its just too wet, and the rain has compacted the soil. I'll need to ask DH to rotary hoe it again, but firstly, I'm going to add lots of organic material. The only useful purpose our vegie garden has served in the past 6 mont...
by Heidi
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Small Farms
Topic: WET WET WET!
Replies: 18
Views: 12930

Re: WET WET WET!

Sorry Kathleen,
Something about all that hot air over your way just won't let us get the rain to you! :lol:
I have to keep saying to myself, "better wet than drought" "better wet than drought". I just can't believe my paddocks are ever going to be dry again.
H
by Heidi
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Macedon Victoria
Replies: 11
Views: 10008

Re: Hello from Macedon Victoria

Hi Tam, Firstly, some days, I'm really not certain of who I am at all Tam! Secondly, congratulations to you and Claire. When is the baby due? Thirdly, are you insane... 6 cows!!!! LOL that's funny, in for a penny in for a pound evidently! Great to meet someone else who doesn't do things by halves ei...
by Heidi
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Preserving and Canning in Australia
Topic: Basic Preserving Equipment
Replies: 19
Views: 12776

Re: Basic Preserving Equipment

Hi Michelle, I do lots of purees when fruit is cheap, or is being given away, orI have a glut of it. I only use the waterbath method for these. The purees are great for roll ups for the kids, a quick warm desert topping over icecream, or if I get game and want to try and make a jam (ha... mine NEVER...
by Heidi
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Central West NSW newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 5344

Re: Central West NSW newbie

Hi Bron! I'm glad you've found us! Its unbelievable how you seem to accumulate animals isn't it! Cheesemaking (or sometimes cheesefailing) is one of my hobbies when my Jersey is in milk. With 35 acres... surely there's room for a house cow!!! At any rate, I look forward to you also contributing to t...
by Heidi
Sun May 15, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Preserving and Canning in Australia
Topic: Preserving in Winter
Replies: 41
Views: 21276

Re: Preserving in Winter

I actually wait until winter so I can use the inside wood heater to cook down the apples to a puree. I then bottle, water bath and keep until I need them for roll ups.
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by Heidi
Sun May 08, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: HI All
Replies: 11
Views: 10595

Re: HI All

Hi Kerry, Welcome aboard! Remember, its not the size of your land, its what you do with it! By the sounds of it, your doing lots! Sometimes, I'm envious of those with smaller properties! With a larger property, comes more animals, more animals, means more work! Although, no I don't think I could liv...
by Heidi
Sat May 07, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: Is this a Jam Melon?
Replies: 4
Views: 5356

Re: Is this a Jam Melon?

Hi Vicki,
To me it does look like a cross between a gramma and some other curcurbit (spelling???!!!). I know that zuchinnis and pumpkins do cross pollinate sometimes, so....

how are you at making "grazinni pie"?

H
by Heidi
Tue May 03, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Recipe sharing at the Kitchen Bench
Topic: Naan Bread using a breadmaker
Replies: 10
Views: 9438

Re: Naan Bread using a breadmaker

Hi, My DH regularly holds "Mens' Shed Nights" where a group of his mates meet in the machinery shed on our farm. They cook on the old Bega woodfired stove and oven that he has over there, have a few drinks, and talk about everything and anything.Usually they end the night by having a dampe...

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