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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • Broken Hill NSW

    Twelve years ago while fossicking for gem stones out the back of Broken Hill NSW in Oz we were on a station called Mcdougalls Well, there are gems of the Quartz family to be found, citrine, amethyst, smokey.
    Permission to enter the property has to be sought prior to entry which we did with a phone call.
    The gem fields are some 20 kms from the homestead so they wouldnt even know if you were actually on the property, but courteous persists.

    We stayed there for 4 days digging for the gems with I must say not much luck apart from a few scraps.

    Access to the property is via the entry to another property called Corona, its also courteous to let them know whats going on.

    After our failed attempt to find any gems we started the drive to leave the property, on the way out as you do as a gem hunter you look for likely prospects.

    My son and I saw a mine drive into a hill, we proceeded up the shaley slope to the drive, slipping and sliding almost unable to proceed, at the top of the slop we were confronted with the said drive and a deep shaft to the right of it.

    As we entered the drive and my eyes became accustomed to the light in the darkness I froze.
    There at the end of the drive were full grown red Kangaroo carcases stashed for what ever dragged them up the slop to devour later.

    We made a hastily retreat waiting for what ever was powerful enough to drag the roos up the slop to take us for its next meal.

    I am heading out into the same area on Friday 14.6.13 (next Friday) for a two week holiday.
    I am so tempted to call in and take some pics but at the same time dare I?
    Last edited by brickie in oz; 06-10-2013, 04:31 AM.
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    Re: Broken Hill NSW

    Sounds like the work of the Jabberwokky! You probably know them in Victoria as Roostowers. Haven't heard of them for ages, thought they must have gone extinct. There you go......... Proceed with all due caution!!
    Cheers ......... Steve

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