Monday, 12 January 2015

" I Don't Think You Will Get Bored of That View." "I Doubt It!" (RiverCottage Australia.)

We watched the first episode of River Cottage Australia last night with Paul West.   It showed him rabbiting with ferrets and a Dalmation ("Currant Cake") dog.  Paul also introduced us to his Collie cross called "Digger".  The dog was a loveable rogue and full of devilment and adventure.  

Paul then showed us how to make: 'Cow Pat brew'.  Sounds like one of my attempts at making homebrew bitter.  Apparently his liquid fertilizer contains iron, magnesium and sulphur.  I think the stinging nettles will have helped with a lot of the ingredients.  Years a go they use to make ropes and army uniforms from nettles - itchy!

Also in the programme we saw sausage making, cheese making. crab apple relish, cheese cake making and hand milking a cow.  We really enjoyed the first episode and can't wait for the next.  The only downside is the wife would like a veranda!  Roll on summer and sitting outside.

12 comments:

  1. There's a small project for you for Winter, Dave, shouldn't take long to knock a veranda up :o)

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    1. Yes it could be done CT. Think we would make it with corrugated iron sheeting to keep it agricultural looking. I love corrugated sheeting, especially when you get a rust patina on old rustic buildings. It would be nice to sit out with a few tinnies, even if it's raining. Thanks!

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  2. Missed that, what channel my man? Oh sitting on a veranda sounds southern but does have an appeal me thinks.

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  3. Top off the morning kind sir. I think it was on Lifestyle John. Although you can see some of the episodes on You Tube: River Cottage Australia. Yes I think it was endless hours watching Little House On The Prairie, The Waltons and The Beverly Hillbillies that made us want to have our very own veranda. I would love to live somewhere warm. Thanks!

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  4. That was the second episode Dave. The first was on the week before. I thought he was back up to form as a few of his programmes have been a bit flat lately.

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  5. Yes I think I posted a different You Tube video than the one I watched, Kev. It just gives blog readers a taste of the series if they missed it. I think it's time we had a television channel for allotments and smallholding farming. We have so many channels to watch. But so few that specialize in the topics we want to watch. Thanks!

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  6. Dave.on your recommendation I shall give this a go !

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  7. I think you will like watching it, John.

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  8. Your post has reminded me that we are approaching the start of the nettle season. Nettle soup, nettle tea, nettle beer.......................

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    1. Urtication or flogging with nettles is supposed to be good for arthritis too, Irene. You are right there are many uses for nettles. Thanks!

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