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by Medusa
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 52
Views: 2467

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Built the greenhouse this weekend and very happy with it too! New gate posts are in ready for the new and much more secure gate, but just discovered a leak in the roof. Couldnt have prepared for that except by being fortunate enough to have a bit of an emergency fund.
by Medusa
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 52
Views: 2467

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

I have just ordered a new greenhouse. We have been using one of those tubular framed, plastic covered cheap ones for the last 3 years. I am very excited. Also had some of our ancient Everest aluminium double glazing replaced too. It's been an expensive week, but worth it.
by Medusa
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Power tools
Replies: 34
Views: 3207

Re: Power tools

Santa (husband) brought me a new saw an Oregon electric chainsaw to replace the broken reciprocating saw. He knew I hated the petrol chainsaw because I just didnt have the oomph to get it going and when I did it cut out. I was a bit concerned about the weight of it at first, but actually its not too...
by Medusa
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 1083
Views: 95336

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Im currently dehydrating broccoli and cauliflower and really wish I had either a bigger machine or two of them. I also have several bags of sprouts to prep and freeze. I'm really enjoying myself and said to youngest daughter that I could happily retire and spend days growing things, baking, cooking ...
by Medusa
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 1083
Views: 95336

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Thanks GillyBee :)
by Medusa
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 1083
Views: 95336

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

GillyBee please would you be willing to share your curry spice recipe? Completely understand if it's a "secret family recipe" of course ;)
by Medusa
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 1083
Views: 95336

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Well done! Learning to make Mozarella is on my "To Do" list. I understand it can be made from powdered milk. That would make it a great prep to provide some fresh cheese and also cycle through the powdered milk. It isn't clear on the 'web links I have found so far if extra fat is essential. Most re...
by Medusa
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 1083
Views: 95336

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

I made mozzarella for the first time today, not a huge prepping thing granted, but it's another skill and something I can make as long as I have milk. I'm going to freeze some of the rennet tablets and have enough citric acid to last a good while. Also made yoghurt from cultures rather than the sach...
by Medusa
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: What do you value most?
Replies: 35
Views: 2173

Re: What do you value most?

Sorry, but tea again preferably my favourite brand. I currently have about a years supply in store.
by Medusa
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: How much wood?
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: How much wood?

Only just noticed this Bosworth. Thank you.As only one of our stoves is multifuel, I will be buying a couple of bags of coal. I didnt actually realise how much warmer coal would keep us than wood. Important lesson learned!