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Post by theabsinthefairy on 21st January 2011, 7:22 am

Hello to everyone on the Homemade Life

We live on a small holding in deepest rural france, keep poultry and waterfowl as well as sheep, pigs and rabbits. We try to be self sufficient, live as green a life as possible, bearing in mind we must accommodate the needs and endless wants of a teenager.

I love to make things by hand and the constant refrain here is "how much? I'll make it myself".

Looking forward to meeting you all and chatting with likeminded souls.

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Post by polgara on 21st January 2011, 8:17 am

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Post by MrsC on 21st January 2011, 8:33 am

A big welcome from me too! welcomeparty

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Post by boobiejuicemama on 21st January 2011, 9:16 am

I love the phrase "deepest rural France" sounds fascinating to me Very Happy welcome from an Aussie in the sweaty humid state of Queensland! (doesn't have quite the same ring to it hehe)
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Post by Adrian on 21st January 2011, 10:28 am

Hello and welcome from the snowy wastes of Eastern Canada..

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 21st January 2011, 10:46 am

Welcome from the muddy surrounds of Ynys Witrin.

What sort of pigs do you have?

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Post by Compostwoman on 21st January 2011, 11:09 am

Hello and welcome from me from the lush, apple laden orchards of Herefordshire


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Post by theabsinthefairy on 21st January 2011, 12:31 pm

Hello everyone

deepest rural France because it is so verdant here! we have been here just over four years now, living in complete contrast to our previous lives in the UK.

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we have kept durocs and tamworth crosses, and this year are looking for a tamworth x again. They are meat piggies so we only tend to have them from spring through to winter then fill the freezer and make sausages and cured meats to see us through until the following year.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 21st January 2011, 1:01 pm

Great stuff, oh little green one.
We keep Berkshires, Saddlebacks and Glos Old spot, although we may go over to Mangalitsas exclusively this year, and also make sausage, cured products etc - salumi and Eastern European types and old English hams etc more than French charcuterie really. Look forward to exchanging curing tips with you.

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 21st January 2011, 1:45 pm

Hello, and welcome from .. umm.. The Corn Belt of Central Illinois!
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Post by Lottie on 21st January 2011, 1:51 pm

Laughing

And welcome from Sunny Suffolk... Shocked ok, slightly, damp and frosty with a vague Northerly breeze, Suffolk! Laughing Wink

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Post by Jaded Green on 21st January 2011, 4:27 pm

Welcome from me too, in London - but we have lots of green spaces too!
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Post by Sparhawk on 21st January 2011, 5:18 pm

Hi from me too...


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Post by Dandelion on 21st January 2011, 6:32 pm

Don't they say that absinthe makes the heart grow fonder??

hello! Very Happy

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 21st January 2011, 6:41 pm

Dandelion wrote:Don't they say that absinthe makes the heart grow fonder??

hello! Very Happy

I thought it was '... the fond grow harder'. I certainly recall the first absinthe I had having a somewhat aphrodisiac effect on me and a young lady named Poppy... underneath the Tokyo Tower... Ah, venturing into TMI, perhaps. At that time you couldn't find absinthe over here and the bar in Tokyo had more than 100 different types. Didn't manage to try them all.

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Post by theabsinthefairy on 21st January 2011, 7:00 pm

Not heard that absinthe would make your heart fonder only that it might make you go mad. It grows like a weed in my garden and at least has the advantage of looking pretty and the chickens don't eat it!

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Post by flute on 21st January 2011, 10:58 pm

Hello! Nice to meet you! hippy1

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Post by Penny on 16th February 2011, 12:23 pm

I haven't been checking this section, I guess. I'm sure you'll find many people on this forum who will appreciate your focus.

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