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How Do I Survive Living At The Farm ... Tips And Tricks Please!

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Without the internet isolation will set in...

Luckily, internet, unless there is a storm, won't be a problem ... so that's one saving grace ... smile.png

We arn't married, but I'll use the term Mother-In-Law (MIL)

The MIL and I get on fine ... but how did you cope with the food served when you first went there?

In the past, my lady always made sure there were some Thai Fish Cakes around.

So some spicy is OK ... a lot of spice is a problem ... sick.gif

I do wish to look like I fit in ... but also want to some palatable food.

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Forget the toilet paper David, you will quickly master the art of using a bum gun, they are much cleaner than paper.

you think that a bathroom with no flush-down toilet has a bum gun? tongue.png

The Farm does have both a squat and sit down toilet, but not a flush toilet

I got the reply overnight, sadly Naam, you are correct ... no bum gun ... sad.png

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Pouring dippers of water down your bottom from behind DOES require a bit of practice.whistling.gif

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The mozzies always move towards warmth so if using a fan ensures that you are in the coolest part of the room, you shouldn't have problems. You may wish to investigate if there is any stagnant water nearby, you can get for free a powder to scatter on this to kill the larvae. I got a bite last night for the first time in months, don't know why the wife turned the fan off.

a slightly higher allocation of household money should do the "fan" trick.

Fans are an important thing.

I grew up with ceiling fans, but I know the Thais dislike them, have a fear of them falling and injuring them. This actually happened in a restaurant to my gf before I knew her.

I struggle to sleep with the pedestal fan constantly blowing on me.

The wall mounted fan seem a good compromise ... many people use them ?

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Good results?

Thanks for all the suggestions thus far.

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Forget the toilet paper David, you will quickly master the art of using a bum gun, they are much cleaner than paper.

you think that a bathroom with no flush-down toilet has a bum gun? tongue.png

I got the reply overnight, sadly Naam, you are correct ... no bum gun ... sad.png

Pouring dippers of water down your bottom from behind DOES require a bit of practice.whistling.gif

ozzydom ... just trying to imagine that has me ... cheesy.gif

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Without the internet isolation will set in...

Luckily, internet, unless there is a storm, won't be a problem ... so that's one saving grace ... smile.png

We arn't married, but I'll use the term Mother-In-Law (MIL)

The MIL and I get on fine ... but how did you cope with the food served when you first went there?

In the past, my lady always made sure there were some Thai Fish Cakes around.

So some spicy is OK ... a lot of spice is a problem ... sick.gif

I do wish to look like I fit in ... but also want to some palatable food.

Best ever was when I went to Tescos in Chumphae near our place, and bought the ingredients for spaghetti bolognese. They loved it bigtime. Even mil was raving about it! Then served em up panckes! loved em.
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I worry about the sheltered life you have led David - never been camping before? The village is either going to make a man of you or send you screaming back to towntongue.png

Sorry, I'll stop making fun at your expense. You'll probably have to shell out on some ingredients at the market yourself if you are to avoid internal organ soup, fiery bamboo curry, somtam and the like. Perhaps buy them one of those round barbecue tops with holes if they haven't got one. Makes good wholseome barbecued meat and fish and nice healthy vegetable soup in the ring around the edge. They should know how to do it i you buy the gear and some fresh meat. Most Thais are used to falang not liking spicy food so don't be too ashamed to state your preferences.

Under no circumstamces eat somtam with rotten fish ('palaar') or laarp plaa with uncooked fish. Could give you parasites (it did me), followed by liver cancer.

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Just pour with one hand while cleansing with the other,but remember to stay in the squat position ,once your thighs exceed the horizontal the law of physics comes into play and it all ends up down your legs to your feet.clap2.gif

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The MIL and I get on fine ... but how did you cope with the food served when you first went there?

Some you will like, some you will hate. Try it all, you may be surprised at what you will like, but if you don't like it don't be afraid to say so, they certainly won't mind

It's a novelty at first immersing yourself into Isaan food, however it will wear off and you will crave what you are used to. You can get plenty of western food at Tesco/Big C, so stock up for those moments when you will need a fix.

Totster :)

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I worry about the sheltered life you have led David - never been camping before? The village is either going to make a man of you or send you screaming back to towntongue.png

Sorry, I'll stop making fun at your expense. You'll probably have to shell out on some ingredients at the market yourself if you are to avoid internal organ soup, fiery bamboo curry, somtam and the like. Perhaps buy them one of those round barbecue tops with holes if they haven't got one. Makes good wholseome barbecued meat and fish and nice healthy vegetable soup in the ring around the edge. They should know how to do it i you buy the gear and some fresh meat. Most Thais are used to falang not liking spicy food so don't be too ashamed to state your preferences.

Under no circumstamces eat somtam with rotten fish ('palaar') or laarp plaa with uncooked fish. Could give you parasites (it did me), followed by liver cancer.

Plah rah is not rotten fish, it's fermented fish.

My MiL makes it every year, and unlike the stuff you get in the market it does not smell bad (different, yes..but not bad). This is because she prepares it clean and the jar is well sealed so 'things' can't get in.

I have been eating it for years, with no problems

Totster:)

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... but how did you cope with the food served when you first went there?

... but also want to some palatable food.

Best ever was when I went to Tescos in Chumphae near our place, and bought the ingredients for spaghetti bolognese. They loved it bigtime. Even mil was raving about it! Then served em up panckes! loved em.

When you have a second krisb, if you had a simple plan for that spaghetti bolognese ... licklips.gif

I can cook a bit ... no Honey ... despite the rumour you spread ... I don't burn water ... dry.png

Also I know that you have to modify all recipes for locally available ingredients and local tastes.

So feel free to post it here ... together with instructions on how to cook.

I've read elsewhere that Thais love it ...

Anyone else with recipe ideas (for spag bol or anything else) ... you are welcome ... welcomeani.gif

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... but how did you cope with the food served when you first went there?

... but also want to some palatable food.

Best ever was when I went to Tescos in Chumphae near our place, and bought the ingredients for spaghetti bolognese. They loved it bigtime. Even mil was raving about it! Then served em up panckes! loved em.

When you have a second krisb, if you had a simple plan for that spaghetti bolognese ... licklips.gif

I can cook a bit ... no Honey ... despite the rumour you spread ... I don't burn water ... dry.png

Also I know that you have to modify all recipes for locally available ingredients and local tastes.

So feel free to post it here ... together with instructions on how to cook.

I've read elsewhere that Thais love it ...

Anyone else with recipe ideas (for spag bol or anything else) ... you are welcome ... welcomeani.gif

You can get jars/tins of sauce in the supermarkets, I like to add some chopped veg sometimes. The sauces are sometimes a bit sweeter than we are normally used to, but it will be fine for the Thai palette. I quite like the Prego mushroom sauce.

Totster :)

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... but how did you cope with the food served when you first went there?

... but also want to some palatable food.

Best ever was when I went to Tescos in Chumphae near our place, and bought the ingredients for spaghetti bolognese. They loved it bigtime. Even mil was raving about it! Then served em up panckes! loved em.

When you have a second krisb, if you had a simple plan for that spaghetti bolognese ... licklips.gif

I can cook a bit ... no Honey ... despite the rumour you spread ... I don't burn water ... dry.png

Also I know that you have to modify all recipes for locally available ingredients and local tastes.

So feel free to post it here ... together with instructions on how to cook.

I've read elsewhere that Thais love it ...

Anyone else with recipe ideas (for spag bol or anything else) ... you are welcome ... welcomeani.gif

You can get jars/tins of sauce in the supermarkets, I like to add some chopped veg sometimes. The sauces are sometimes a bit sweeter than we are normally used to, but it will be fine for the Thai palette. I quite like the Prego mushroom sauce.

Totster smile.png

If you find the sauces too sweet then just add a teaspoon of vinegar.

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I worry about the sheltered life you have led David - never been camping before? The village is either going to make a man of you or send you screaming back to towntongue.png

Sorry, I'll stop making fun at your expense. You'll probably have to shell out on some ingredients at the market yourself if you are to avoid internal organ soup, fiery bamboo curry, somtam and the like. Perhaps buy them one of those round barbecue tops with holes if they haven't got one. Makes good wholseome barbecued meat and fish and nice healthy vegetable soup in the ring around the edge. They should know how to do it i you buy the gear and some fresh meat. Most Thais are used to falang not liking spicy food so don't be too ashamed to state your preferences.

Under no circumstamces eat somtam with rotten fish ('palaar') or laarp plaa with uncooked fish. Could give you parasites (it did me), followed by liver cancer.

Really!...tell us how did it end up giving you liver cancer?..interesting.

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