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suebeedoo
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Hello I'm Sue.

 

I am getting into the swing of preserving and baking from my (very small) cottage garden and the hedgerows surrounding the fields around my house. I live on the edge of the High Peak, and am lucky to have a farmer with lots of fruit trees and secret bramble patches as a neighbour, not to mention what seems like a million bilberry bushes on the moor above my house. Every time I searched on Google for a recipe (Rosehip tea, crapapple jelly, elderberry jam...) I found myself on this site - it is now my first port of call. Marvellous!

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wave  Hello Sue and welcome.  I think you'll find that you'll be here everyday now that you've made the leap into the fray.

I'll try that again!

Fri 1-Oct-10
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Thanks Toffeeapple - it's been every day this week certainly 🙂

Fri 1-Oct-10
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Then you are already a lost cause.  We'll want to know about what you make, forage and harvest you know, we are an inquisitive lot.  smile 

I'll try that again!

Fri 1-Oct-10
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wave Hi Sue.  Welcome to the Forum.  Yes, as TA says I think you are probably going to be an addict just like many of us on here.  ( Not me of course.  I am currently in therapy!!!!  big_laugh )

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Hi sue

its a bit like the hotel california on this forum

you can come in but you can never leave (not that many of us want to )

as danast said its adictive ,just dont go on the sunlounger without a safetyline and a davey lamp ,there are some seriously wierd folk on there ,not me you understand (i was expelled from therapy so i came here ),

and dont go into recipes you will end up as big as me

and dont go into the animal bit they are all too cute

and if you do the foridging thing you wont have time to catch up

and beware of the ,,,,,,,,,nutters in the four ,,,,,,,,,,,word stories they'r nutters ,,,,,,,or as close as ,,,,,,you should sefely get .......to real life nutters

 

 

do let us know what you find ,and what you make from it we are nosey!! MOS xx

 

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Hi Suewave I didn't live too far away from your neck of the woods in a little place called Barlow, just north of Chesterfield. Moved a bit since then and it is now coming up for 8 years eeek, where did all that time go, it only seems like yesterday when I was packing to leave Barlow roll_eyes

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MOS said:

Hi sue

its a bit like the hotel california on this forum

 

 


 Hi Sue and welcome......I'd liken it more to the Tower of Babel and the Confusion of Tongues (languages) and my only advice is to look out for the 'double entry' book keeping applied by certain members of the forum and those with short names or biblical tagging are exceptionally good at 'turning things round' so that they nip you in the 'derriere' when you least expect it.  eeekeeek

Great fun though...and 'still' working....big_laughbig_laugh

 

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croeso.

Don't pay too much attention to the neigh sayers (MOS and ep this means you, stop trying to scare the noob). we're all perfectly lovely. And we look forward to hearing more from you.

I envy your endless stock of bilberries, I can't find them anywhere near me.

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Oh rats you just reminded me I was going to buy some red bilberries at the market today, wonder if they still have some dohrunawayBye!wave

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Thank you all for such a warm welcome! You all seem so much fun smile

 

Yes the bilberries are a bonus where I live, although I didn't think that last year when I startled a wood pigeon who had been stuffing its beak with them all day. Let's just say my outfit had a strange purple tie dyed effect for the rest of the day...

Am off to scrump some apples from a neighbours field now! (Will watch out for dangerously full looking birds whilst I am there).

 

Sue

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Perhaps you should wear protective gear Sue?  I love bilberries or, as we called them in Wales, Wimberries.  I think that is a contraction of Whin Berries.

I'll try that again!

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hi sue: I used to live in Buxworth in Derbyshire for some years: We all loved it but are happy in France now!  Glad to hear you enjoy preserving!

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Hi wave from Cornwall. I wish I had bilberries within foraging distance. Down here they're known as 'urts! Think that might be from whortleberry.

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Hi and Welcome to this Forum they really are a great bunch. What do you call the little dark mouve berries that on makes sloe Gin out of.

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