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by Cathy the slayer
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 14th century ferrets
Replies: 15
Views: 6769

Re: 14th century ferrets

I did hear that ferret's were frequently kept to clear vermin from grain stores & on boat's & ship's to catch rat's & mice & that ferret boxes & harness were found on the Mary Rose, whether this is true or not I have no idea, would be interesting to find out more.
by Cathy the slayer
Sun May 16, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pure Frustration
Replies: 4
Views: 2334

Re:

Cathy - I have a book on castles in east midlands which mentions it as being in moulton, which may be confusing things. Failing that I have some contacts in Northamptonshire archeology that I will ask - I'm already working with them about some suspected arrowhead finds from the 1460 battle. Was goi...
by Cathy the slayer
Sun May 16, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pure Frustration
Replies: 4
Views: 2334

Re: Pure Frustration

It is in boughton pocket park, when we were kid's it was a grazing field for my freind's ponie's it has the newting pond in it which of course was a great place for us to learn about natural history, we did release the vast quantities of newt's & stickle back's we caught there, lol mum would have ha...
by Cathy the slayer
Sun May 16, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Pure Frustration
Replies: 4
Views: 2334

Pure Frustration

Northamptonshire has done it again, I know there are the remain's of a Motte & Bailey in the pocket park in boughton, we used to play there as children, But can i find out more than that? no nothing at all except some information about the ruined st johns church, very frustrating, perhaps there may ...
by Cathy the slayer
Sat May 08, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: ginger beer and lemondade
Replies: 5
Views: 2974

Re: ginger beer and lemondade

Who say's it was a mistake, :D
by Cathy the slayer
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Workshop Broken Into Today
Replies: 9
Views: 2380

Re: Workshop Broken Into Today

You really don't want to know how we rigged electric fencing to keep people from coming over our fence/garage roof :roll:
PS it did have warning sign's & you would have to be half way over to get "stung" :lol:
by Cathy the slayer
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Ebay masterpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 3900

Re: Ebay masterpiece

Interesting design but :? , Oh No One I know would even think about it, :lol:
by Cathy the slayer
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Vikings of Middle England - 789-1100AD + Pageant
Replies: 5
Views: 4144

Re: Vikings of Middle England - 789-1100AD

Methink's I recognize the reprobate in the pic, :D
by Cathy the slayer
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Squirrels!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2404

Re: Squirrels!!

this one has been tested personally, :D SQUIRREL CASEROLE 4 squirrel's 4 slices finely chopped fat bacon (Streaky) or the fat off a bacon joint 1 large onion 3 carrott's turnip or swede, cubed 2 stick's celery 2 bay leaves small bunch of thyme large pinch celery seed's 1teaspoon lightly crushed must...
by Cathy the slayer
Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bosworth Revisited
Replies: 10
Views: 3503

Re: Bosworth Revisited

Very informative my dear
by Cathy the slayer
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Discounts for students
Replies: 13
Views: 3306

Re: Discounts for students

I do give student's discount but most are sent to me via their art tutor's & a anyway a "real" student is not difficult to spot lol, but all have a NUS card
by Cathy the slayer
Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Colouring and polishing pine
Replies: 6
Views: 2704

Re: Colouring and polishing pine

Antique pine, medium oak, jacobean oak or indianrosewood shades of stain would work depending on the colour density you are looking for, Wood stain comes in both waterbased or spirit based formulas, if working in poorly ventilated area's I would advise use of water based, it dries out very quickly &...
by Cathy the slayer
Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Garlic, when was it first used
Replies: 26
Views: 10722

Thankyou very much for your help,plenty of choice in seeds, any you would especialy recomend, Being a rabid gardener I am always keen to try new varieties, suffering from tomato & cooking apple glut at the moment chutney is being made this weekend trying out an old recipe that says loaf sugar, would...
by Cathy the slayer
Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Garlic, when was it first used
Replies: 26
Views: 10722

Was there a form of clay oven that was used over a fire, sort of a large plate with perforations in the bottom & a large clay or wooden dome with handles possibly some kind of oven used to bake bread etc, the thing i saw looked as if used on a grid above charcoal or is this a modern invention or a "...
by Cathy the slayer
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Garlic, when was it first used
Replies: 26
Views: 10722

Brother Ranulf is indeed a fount of knowledge, At present i am trying to work out which recipe's we regularly eat at home that can be used under camp conditions, problem with carrots, am I wrong in thinking that early carrots were white like wild carrots? & later orange ones come from holland but ev...
by Cathy the slayer
Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Garlic, when was it first used
Replies: 26
Views: 10722

Thanks Guys, I thought my mate had watched too many carry on films :roll: & will tell her as soon as I see her next :lol: , We have used a few wild garlic leaves but not the bulb (not wanting to destroy the plant) & it does seem to taste rather like a cross between garlic & chives very nice on a sal...
by Cathy the slayer
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Garlic, when was it first used
Replies: 26
Views: 10722

Garlic, when was it first used

Please help settling this minor dispute, A freind of mine is adamant that garlic was not used in british cuisine until tudor times (henry 8th) but I am sure that people would have made use of garlic before this, norman invasion garlic must have been used. & what about the romans surely they bought g...