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.

Ponds

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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

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