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by berbie
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: chickens.... help
Replies: 20
Views: 1701

Re: chickens.... help

Chicken poo is an excellent compost activator for the compost heap. But straight onto the ground it can burn the roots of plants
by berbie
Tue May 29, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: Training your pets to be assets
Replies: 9
Views: 3927

Re: Training your pets to be assets

Two Belgian Malanois X shepherds here. Lively enough but friendly> Too yooung as yet to train to be guarding but they;'re getting there. Very intelligent dogs.
by berbie
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Fray Bentos Pies
Replies: 12
Views: 3538

Fray Bentos Pies

Are on offer £1.00 in Tes*o now, as good as I remember them as a child
by berbie
Sun May 08, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Question re potatoes
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Re: Question re potatoes

Let them just grow now. Earthing up is debated and debated on gardening forums with many different answers. The only time I would touch them now I if I saw small potatoes showing on the ridges. I'd cover them as green potatoes are supposed to be poisonous- dunno how many you'd have to eat to kill yo...
by berbie
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: burns gel
Replies: 21
Views: 4497

Re: burns gel

It is also widely alleged, again please do your own research, that paprika can be used on an open wound to stem blood flow. It is also supposed to have antibacterial qualities. I'm always sceptical about such claims but then throughout history, before "medicines" we used what was available. Medicine...
by berbie
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: burns gel
Replies: 21
Views: 4497

Re: burns gel

northern bloke wrote:I think honey or sugar is supposed to be good, I must have seen it somewhere but sure I spoke to an ex squaddie about it and he told me they used to treat many injuries with sugar held in place with a bandage.

Look it up I could be wrong
Honey is supposed to be very good for all cuts and abrasions.
by berbie
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: berbie
Replies: 4
Views: 311

berbie

Thought I'd better introduce myself. I'm berbie, I live in North Lincs and I'm watching this land we live in slip into dependence on things/people I'd rather not depend on. I'm old enough to be cynical and young enough to still fend for myself (to a point). Trying to become self sufficient in veg- a...