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  • Originally posted by Cryptocode View Post
    I didn't know chickens did the weeding. Really? They don't eat the garden?
    Well yes they DO eat the garden. In this case, that is what I want as I have let it get very overgrown. So I will fence the chickens INTO this former garden, and they can scratch around to their hearts content, weeding and fertilising and laying eggs. Later, and I haven't quite figured out how to do this because I only have less than 1/4 acre section, I can fence them into another run or eat them or something, and convert the run back to veges.

    Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
    oh Annie - a chicken coop - my dream..... I listen to Docs adventures with free range chicky babes .........and think that its the best............................ but alas..........DH isn't sold on the idea................. But we have eaten 3 dozen this week.............. still he aint sold on the idea................... hand brakes....................
    My dh is not sold on the idea either, especially since he doesn't even eat many eggs. I eat two a day myself, use them in cooking, make him some for lunch somtimes and the girls use a few but I'm sure would use more if I had them. So, ideally we could have two chickens per person but we will start with 3 or 4 and see how we go.

    Originally posted by seaweed View Post
    there is something about raw pastry LOL i used to steal off with bits when i was a kid. i have worked out how to make decent GF pasty and, i always say this, if rice is considered primal or paleo, i can make it primal and paleo! i still avoid it like the plague but it helps if i want to make things for the kids.
    My family ate my pie and crumble today, but I felt a bit guilty feeding them something that was less than ideal. I thought I'd be tempted but I wasn't really. So do pretty-please share the gluten free pastry recipe. I would not avoid it like the plague, but I promise to go easy on it.
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    • My mum bought organic chickens. I was very surprised, but apparently she has had a couple of ordinary ones lately that she's been unhappy with. Anyway, lunch was basically primal if you turn down the bun and don't count the odd bit of flour in the gravy.

      B: Skipped.
      L: Roast organic chicken and veges (pumpkin, carrot, kumara, potato) with gravy. Went back for seconds as I provided the dessert myself and knew it wasn't primal.
      S: Sultanas, peanut butter.
      D: Cheesy leek and capsicum omelette, homebaked chips in dripping.
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      • My family ate my pie and crumble today, but I felt a bit guilty feeding them something that was less than ideal. I thought I'd be tempted but I wasn't really. So do pretty-please share the gluten free pastry recipe. I would not avoid it like the plague, but I promise to go easy on it.
        i wont stand in judgement whatever you get up to! do you want puff or shortcrust? short crust i make like you do gluten shortcrust pastry but i use a mix of 2 parts rice flour : 1 part tapioca flour : 1/4-1/2 part coconut flour. ( or 1 part millet ) as the flour. sometimes i put a bit of xanthan gum in if i remember and have it.

        puff pasty i make using this as a base recipe.

        Tartelette: Gluten Free Puff Pastry when i used to make puff pastry when i was not GF, i used to add an egg yolk and the juice of a lemon to the base and rub some of the butter into the dough block bit. so... last time i made this, i used rice flour for all the rice flours but got the finest stuff i could find. i used tapioca instead of the cornstarch. i think it needed more water as well. then you do the whole roll and turn the butter in to get layers. i so reckon with yeasting it, it would make good croissants too. good job my birthday is gone!!!

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        • Thanks, Seaweed, I will try these when I get in the mood for baking.

          Had a great tramp today, above the clouds for the most stunning views and worth every puff. I really needed the exercise after the school holidays, it's disheartening how quickly one's fitness can drop away.

          Netball last night, this new team I have joined is in a purely social league, it's not that intense a game, but my skills are pretty basic so I may get a chance to work on them since the game doesn't seem to move quite so fast.
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          • i went for a 6k walk which was nice in the sun. i can go to a few places above the clouds but i didnt have time today. pretty cool thing. i also like it when the top of the mount is in the mist and you go up into the mist. i've not found my fitness drops away. i know they say 2 weeks is all it takes but i've never found that to be the case. half the battle is knowing you can do it and then simply doing it. i still have days where i do wonder what i am doing half way up some huge hill LOL but it doesnt seem to be related to if i have been bunking off. kids netball starts next week. i'd love to play but i dont have a child minder and it's too far to travel to play.

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            • Originally posted by Annieh View Post

              Netball last night, this new team I have joined is in a purely social league, it's not that intense a game, but my skills are pretty basic so I may get a chance to work on them since the game doesn't seem to move quite so fast.
              Hey Annieh!
              What is Netball? I have never heard of this game.
              Cheers!
              “There are only two options regarding commitment, You’re either in or your out. There’s no such thing as life in between.” – Anonymous

              "Das Beste oder nichts" - Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler

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              • A bit like basketball but you don't bounce the ball.

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                • That about sums it up Helen Louise. Or at least you try not to bounce it but if you're anything like me you fumble, drop it, pick it up and get called for replay umpteen times a game!

                  For more detail, see this: Netball Game - Rules Introduction - YouTube

                  Today unexpectedly turned into a meat cooking marathon due to the fact that my fridge went on the blink. Fortunately there wasn't much in the freezer as I was working my way through the contents to make room for the 1/4 beef I am getting next week. Unfortunately I now don't have a freezer to put it in. Fortunately I have a chilly bin and my dear father in law brought over some ice to keep my milk and cheese cool in the meantime.

                  So tomorrow I guess I go fridge shopping as repairman believes mine not worth fixing - who's he to say that I'd rather spend $1500 than $500, doesn't he know we just had a ginormous car bill too??

                  Meanwhile we eat both beef and chicken, the neighbours inherit the mince and their cats will probably get the fish, I'm not willing to eat it myself. And I hope it won't matter badly if I refreeze all those feijoas.
                  Last edited by Annieh; 05-07-2013, 07:49 PM.
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                  • it does put it in perspective on the food storage. dad used to tell me stories of the man with horse and cart who used to deliver ice. he also used to like condensed milk and evaporated milk in his coffee.

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                    • hiya Annie - I know exactly what you are talking about re netball. many years ago I joined the local netball club, and because I was fit (running 60kms/week) they put me in the A team. Well I am a hockey player - not a netball player, and I fumbled, dropped, stepped on toes, threw the damned thing everywhere it shouldn't go - so i only played one season !!!!!
                      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                      ...small steps....

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                      • Oh yeah, throwing directly to the opposition, that's another forte of mine. Not to mention "contact". Can you believe I got called for contact with my backside? It was so embarrassing.

                        Actually, either I'm getting a little better or this new team is really bad, because by no means am I the most hopeless player any more.
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                        • woohoo - way to go Annie !!!!!!!!
                          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                          ...small steps....

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                          • Hey Annieh,
                            I checked out the video link - it looks like a very fast paced and fun game - I don't know if we have anything like that here, other than basketball. I don't think I could score on a net like that without a backboard to help me out.
                            Cheers!
                            “There are only two options regarding commitment, You’re either in or your out. There’s no such thing as life in between.” – Anonymous

                            "Das Beste oder nichts" - Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler

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                            • Today a little miracle came my way in the form of a refrigerator!

                              First thing, I received a txt from a friend inviting me out for the morning. When I said I was not available as I was going fridge shopping, she replied that she has a fridge for sale. It so turned out that this is exactly the make and model that we were looking at, but less than half the price because it's already 6 years old and now it's sitting in my kitchen keeping my food cold, yay, and the freezer empty and waiting to be filled with beef!!!! I'm so happy.

                              Why aren't we all deliriously happy to have a working fridge? We should be.
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                              • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                                i went for a 6k walk which was nice in the sun. i can go to a few places above the clouds but i didnt have time today. pretty cool thing. i also like it when the top of the mount is in the mist and you go up into the mist. i've not found my fitness drops away. i know they say 2 weeks is all it takes but i've never found that to be the case. half the battle is knowing you can do it and then simply doing it. i still have days where i do wonder what i am doing half way up some huge hill LOL but it doesnt seem to be related to if i have been bunking off. kids netball starts next week. i'd love to play but i dont have a child minder and it's too far to travel to play.
                                I know, sometimes it really feels like the kids have all the fun. It is just a stage, though a very long one, and eventually your turn will come. I am totally relishing the time I now have for myself - tramping, gym, playing the piano. A bit spoilt, especially compared to some of my friends, but I also feel like I have earned it after years of spending time (and money) on everyone else.

                                BTW my calves still sore since Tuesday. Especially when I go down steps. Ow.
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