Archive for November, 2011

Pond expansion

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

As mentioned at the end of the recent post on the ponds, I wanted to make the top pond larger and deeper to provide more variety in aquatic environment and a larger area of water around and in which to grow. It’s now twice the size it was, with an area twice the depth.



Making yoghurt

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Back in Scotland when I lived in houses with big cast iron range cookers in the kitchen, I used to make yoghurt all the time. It was so easy just to sit it in a water bath on the back of the stove. Since then, I’ve not been very successful at finding a way of keeping the yoghurt at the right temperature for the required time, short of buying an electric yoghurt maker which I really didn’t/don’t want to do.

But now I have. It was obvious really. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before.

Yoghurt maker