Sue Rine

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since Mar 28, 2013
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I especially like that you have used seasons rather than specific months...even though, living in the same hemisphere as you, the months would be about right.
1 month ago
My plan, on receiving the books, was to send one to each of our 4 adult children and write...

"This is the book I would write if I was going to write a book." ...but I guess that's not a general enough comment. Lol

I like either of the wording options you have come up with.
1 month ago
Cross crossing small, twiggy branches around the base of trees will stop chickens from scratching up the roots.
6 months ago
This is so helpful thank you. Right on our lockdown I started two part time jobs which require me to be looking at a computer screen for several hours a day and my eyes have been objecting!
7 months ago
Thanks for the great information here folks. We're in Autumn/fall here in NZ and I have a young mulberry tree that is on a serious lean. It had one berry this year, which was delicious. So, I'm thinking I will take cuttings from it to establish elsewhere and I will try to save it by creating some kind of structure around it that I can train it on and keep it smallish and stable.
8 months ago
I've had a Hawos mill for about 10 years and use it to grind most of our flour, (I buy some organic white flour), and other grains like corn, rice, buckwheat and dried chestnuts. It has stone burrs but doesn't do oily seeds....and I love it! I also have small hand mill, a Marga Mulino, but I find it too slow for flour. I mainly use it to grind coffee beans since our electric grinder died.
8 months ago
I recently foraged barberries for the first time. They are DELICIOUS!
8 months ago
Chestnuts would be my favourite staple food. Ours are not strictly wild since we planted them...they're not native to New Zealand anyway. However there are enough of them planted in public places that they could be a significant food source if only people knew how to use them. I was booked in to run a workshop on how to prepare, store and cook with them when lockdown happened and the harvest will be over by the time we're out and about again.
8 months ago