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by Huxter
Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: Destructive Storms
Replies: 13
Views: 4789

Re: Destructive Storms

Good old Mitre 10 ,I suppose, was where ours came from .

P.
by Huxter
Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: One magic Square Foot
Replies: 31
Views: 9997

Re: One magic Square Foot

We are back and forward from our camp on the river this week but I'll get some materials organised in the next few days and bang up the frame .I'll have to buy some of the growing medium stuff but should have plenty of compost .I'll be putting in quick growing salad greens and maybe some radishes an...
by Huxter
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: Destructive Storms
Replies: 13
Views: 4789

Re: Destructive Storms

Finally got this photo link worked out ,I was trying to post the actual photo---so-- http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee263/huxter09/December18icestorm004.jpg and http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee263/huxter09/December18icestorm002.jpg and http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee263/huxter09/Decem...
by Huxter
Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: One magic Square Foot
Replies: 31
Views: 9997

Re: One magic Square Foot

I might set up a new 4x4 garden bed and join in .It might give some order to herbs and salad greens and keep them together for easy salad gathering .If I can work out the photo posting thingy , I might get some photos up . When I use photobucket ,I select the smaller size pictures but the seco site ...
by Huxter
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Organic Seed Australia
Topic: Useful Addresses
Replies: 10
Views: 20492

Re: Useful Addresses

I'll be in any seed swapping going on ,whether it be for saved seed or commercial seed that you have too much of .I swapped a lot of tomato seed this year as you get quite a lot in packs but only plant 15 or so if you buy 10 types like I do . June /July is a good time to start as people buy spring s...
by Huxter
Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Library
Topic: Charcuterie - The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing
Replies: 2
Views: 6285

Re: Charcuterie - The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing

Its an excellent book ---I found it at our library and have had it out twice ,loved some of the sausage recipes .

Paul
by Huxter
Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Recipe sharing at the Kitchen Bench
Topic: Lemon, Lime & Bitters Marmalade
Replies: 5
Views: 3872

Re: Lemon, Lime & Bitters Marmalade

Yes ,this is a recipe I'll be making ----yum !!----



could we get a dash of brandy ,vodka or gin into it ??? Life would be complete with a gin ,lime and bitters in spreadable form !!!!! ---never get any work done then ,would I ???? :D :D :D
by Huxter
Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: Destructive Storms
Replies: 13
Views: 4789

Re: Destructive Storms

Very hot here early in the morning ,must be 32 or 33 already .Just been out harvesting some of my Nicola spuds which died off after the hail damage .Mostly about the size of an egg or maybe a golf ball .They won't get any larger now so we'll eat these as we pull them up for the next week or so .My R...
by Huxter
Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: G'Day from WA a newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 8732

Re: G'Day from WA a newbie

Hello Deejay A warm welcome to our small but growing band of dedicated cooks, gardeners , preservers ,cheesemakers ,--those of us after an easier ,healthier ,less consumerist lifestyle .I myself have the ambition of one day being totally independent of the supermarket society ,producing as much as p...
by Huxter
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from northern territory
Replies: 18
Views: 8378

Re: hello from northern territory

Yes , I'll be looking forward to some insights into the trials and tribulations of tropical food gardens and keeping cattle in the north.How do you think the Dexters will go ?? or do they have some Bos indicus cross in them ?? When watching Gardening Australia ,I particularly love the segments produ...
by Huxter
Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from northern territory
Replies: 18
Views: 8378

Re: hello from northern territory

See another thread for my welcome too ---I get a bit off-topic at times . I've had cattle most of my life ,growing up on a farm as a kid ,and moving back to the land after school --thats 35 years ago now .Just a hobbyist with a self-replacing herd built on AI with no outside influences .I don't use ...
by Huxter
Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: Destructive Storms
Replies: 13
Views: 4789

Re: Destructive Storms

Hi Vicki ---the cattle were last seen heading for shelter in the heavily treed area !! Yes ,they were eating placidly 10 minutes after it finished .Nothing fazes them althought the calves are skittish this morning .A friend on another forum ,who is a horticulturalist ,suggests feeding everything wit...
by Huxter
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: Destructive Storms
Replies: 13
Views: 4789

Destructive Storms

We had a band of massive localised storms come through the Goulburn Valley today and hit us with a ferocity that was scary .The dog and I took shelter in the hay shed for half and hour before emerging nearly deafened from the noise of hail on a tin roof . Catherine and I are so upset as all our hard...
by Huxter
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: Got to boast
Replies: 3
Views: 2564

Re: Got to boast

This is the time of the year I love best as the first of the harvests start Tonight I've got a beef stew in the oven made with our meat ,our onions ,our carrots ,our herbs and a good dollop of a friends red wine .Will be served with new nicola spuds with fresh mint and spring onions .Dessert is fres...
by Huxter
Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: Got to boast
Replies: 3
Views: 2564

Got to boast

We had our first bandicooted Nicola spuds tonight --absolutely delicious --and our first tomatoes ,hey it is Victoria after all and I can't recall having field grown tomatoes this early before --and they were beautiful with fresh young basil leaves and the very very last of my spinach .The tomatoes ...
by Huxter
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: My Celtic roots
Replies: 2
Views: 2430

My Celtic roots

Tonight when out in the garden area geting ready for a bbq and stir fry ,we were picking veg and C. remarked that the ghosts of my Celtic forebears had been visiting the garden .What other message can we read into this . I do believe in the ancient pre-Christian faiths of our British Isles .And this...
by Huxter
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Small Farms
Topic: Fried Wormfarm anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 2724

Re: Fried Wormfarm anyone?

The poor worms ----

let us hope you can ant-icipate some ant-enatal classes for wrigglers ---

;) ;)
by Huxter
Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: What are you picking from the garden?
Replies: 9
Views: 4305

Re: What are you picking from the garden?

Now I know this is boasting but I've never had great success with garlic before .This year I brought in sandy loam for new raised beds and some for polystyrene boxes .I used organic sourced garlic and some Russian cloves I was given .The results speak for themselves .I've never had garlic like this ...
by Huxter
Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: What are you picking from the garden?
Replies: 9
Views: 4305

Re: What are you picking from the garden?

No beans yet but sugar snap peas , and plenty of spring onions ,bok choy ,english spinach ,loads of diferent salad greens and the herbs are brilliant --eating parsley ,thyme ,sage ,coriander ,rocket ,mint just about every meal .Either chopped into salads or in stir fries or curries ,fresh on salad s...
by Huxter
Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Sustainable 'Green' Living working to self-sufficiency
Topic: Trip to the Tip
Replies: 4
Views: 2770

Re: Trip to the Tip

Thanks Kathleen ---I'll google that right now and have a look

Paul

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