Funnyly enough the cheap ones do. My DD also bought cheap solar fairy string lights which hld out almost every night unless we have had very little sun. I must say I have changed the atteries in some.
I want to ow look into those that are like shed lights, you can switch them off and on as you need to. I suspect the batteries will last better…[Read more]
I’ve been in the same boat – wishing for portable solar for renters that is affordable too. So far no luck but I do use solar rechargers for gadgets and also put some solar lights (cheap garden kind) outside during the day and place them indoors as “mood lighting” at night. You can’t read by them but you can see enough for doing a few…[Read more]
This is something I would lke to play with!
Some of our favourites:
420g cake flour
2ml bicarbonate of soda
15 ml baking powder
60 ml raisins
50 ml caraway seeds(optional)
Combine dry ingredients and stir in raisins and carawayseeds Mix the honey with the buttermilk and stir into dry ingredients. Turn out and knead lightly. Shape into a rounded…[Read more]
I would love to have the details please mudhen – I know it would be put to use then!
My mom used to just draw a picture in texter or paint on the hessian or canvas and we folowed that.If you take a close look at latchhook kits for sale they are merely painted designs – nothing as “complicated ” as crossstitch (you can guess who needs new glasses;)
I’ve also noticed the salvos becoming quite expensive – sometimes even dearer than buying new. We have 2 salvo stores nearby and the one is reasonable but the other has priced everything a lot higher -sometimes as high as the nearby antiques store. I guess a lot is due to who is doing the pricing at the shops.
Our smaller op shops (church…[Read more]
We make biltong (similar to jerky but much nicer) It is dried and will keep for years (if you can keep the scavengers away – especially those with opposible thumbs and a understanding of locks and keys;) )
We do large strips – about ½-¾inch thick. The meat can be used in stews etc later if you haven’t eaten it all as snacks with sundowners f…[Read more]
Another great asset is “Grow your own Drugs” by James Wong. (Harper Collins Publishers) ($15 AU at the Book Depository)
The recipes are simple and he even includes ideas for essential kits and foraging tips. He covers the basics of harvesting and how to do basics like infusions etc. It is British but with so many european plants growing here, it…[Read more]
Yummy! I’ve never had pickled watermelon – I must give this a try! Thank you.
Not a pickle, but this is my alltime favourite jam – pity it takes so long to do and you have to eat the watermelon first…
Waatlemoenkonfyt – Watermelon Preserve
1 preserving or ordinary watermelon
25ml (2T) slaked lime or 50ml (4T) bicarbonate of soda
per 5 litres…[Read more]
I am off to eat the ice-cream so I can put the soap into the freezer.
I have one. I have found that the family don’t like the flavours they sell but we do use it to make carbonated water to add cordial to. I guess it all depends on how much carbonated drinks you go through and whether your family would drink the sodastream flavours.
Mine sat in the cupboard for the best part of the year until my DD hit on the idea…[Read more]
thank you for posting a link:hug: – the photos are breathtaking!
I looove this one:kiss1:
This one doesn’t have a picture but if you scroll down you can see a chart of the placement of the squares which is nice if you want to adapt another…[Read more]
I used lemon essence – the kind you use for cooking – and cayenne pepper sprinkled all around the areas the tomcats liked. They stopped spraying the places but I had to renew the “scent” every day or two.:noapprove:
It took a bit of time but eventually they got the idea and stay out of the yard now.
There is a commercial product called “keep away”…[Read more]
Thanks for all your replies!
Lady B – I now have breadbox envy! Thank you for the link. Did you get yours locally or from the UK store?
I just realised I have a crock sitting on the mantle piece – its full of wool now but I think that will change soon;). I amy ty the calico wrapping too.
I have been the weirdo in the family for as long as I can remember. Finally I gave up trying to defend my life choices and just lived the way I want to. I have learnt to listen “pro-actively” (read: repeat what they are saying back to them) and then just state I respect their choices and leave it at that. My partner has been the hardest to deal…[Read more]
Congratulations! They are lovely critters – I hope they are all wonderfully fertile and productive for you!
Get your partner a decent gun!! ;)Lapin al la cocotte is the best dinner you have ever tasted. :tup:
I have a 25 year old cast iron pan – bought the cheapest one I could find at the time.;) It is the same as the $15 one from Aussie Disposals and it is still in perfect condition.
I get around the heavy part by taking plates to the pan not the pan to the plates (if that makes any sense:p) and I absulutely love my cast iron pan and pots.
I also…[Read more]
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