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by Green Aura
Fri May 25, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

...or the membrane rots, as in our case (we didn't realise there were different grades and went for cheap as we were covering a fairly large area) - which, in retrospect, may have been a good things. The weeds tend to be very shallow rooted though and pull up easily. We wanted the grid/gravel system...
by Green Aura
Thu May 24, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

We've got the grid thingy - works exceptionally well on our driveway which is on a slight slope.
by Green Aura
Thu May 24, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: Onions

Well we are growing toms and cucumbers - albeit on the windowsills. We have fruit setting on our newly re-potted trees and herbs growing nicely on the decking. The plan is to fence off one end of our very windy garden, to give some more protection and build some raised beds there - probably our fina...
by Green Aura
Thu May 24, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: Onions

Do you think it'll taste oniony (in a carroty kinda way)?
by Green Aura
Fri May 18, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Selling off eggs from chickens - tax concern?
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Selling off eggs from chickens - tax concern?

I'm guessing it does count as income if you have a lot of hens/eggs, but you need to weigh up your full year's expenditure against the income from eggs - assuming they don't lay all year but you still need to feed, house and pay vet's bills etc. Unless you're running a full scale commercial operatio...
by Green Aura
Fri May 18, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Mattresses

I honestly can't remember. I don't think I have (bought one, that is) but I'm not against the idea. I've lived in enough rented flats over the years to be used to sleeping where others have laid. Folks have strange ideas about secondhand stuff in general, don't they. I know several people who think ...
by Green Aura
Fri May 18, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

I took it as purely wishful thinking. You don't have to actually do something to think it might be useful. I must confess I'd remove the word everywhere from the thread title, as I literally only fly to Finland every five years or so. I also think those mini diggers are really cute. Wouldn't want on...
by Green Aura
Fri May 18, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 1029

Re: No Bees?

Not all bees produce honey. Some are solitary, ground-dwelling, some in swarms etc. You can buy or make insect "hotels" - some of the solitary bees like those. And leave a patch of uncultivated ground, with weeds and wild flowers - that provides habitat and food, especially in early spring.
by Green Aura
Thu May 17, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Cloned
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Cloned

Weedo wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:24 pm
"Her!"
We don’t judge here. :lol:
by Green Aura
Thu May 17, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: New build pantry
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: New build pantry

Yes, we had one. The onlything you haven’t mentioned is the meat safe. That was a cupboard with mesh walls and door which kept the insects off meats and cheese etc. I’m not sure which direction it faced but had a steeply sloped roof with only a tiny window so was fairly dark and noticeably cooler ev...
by Green Aura
Wed May 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Cloned
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Cloned

Well, welcome anyway.

Just don’t think this alter ego lets you get away with anything. :lol:
by Green Aura
Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

I've only flown to see family, in Finland, twice in the last 10 years or so. I have to fly from Inverness to London (after a 3 hour drive plus long stay parking fees), then fly to Helsinki, then get a bus to Turku - all of which takes at least two days, with stopovers in hotels, each way. So if a pr...
by Green Aura
Mon May 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Whey wine (Blaand)
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Whey wine (Blaand)

Very interesting. I often make Crowdie, which leaves huge amounts of very sweet whey. I'm not planning any in the near future but I'll try and remember this when I do.

Do let us know how it progresses.
by Green Aura
Mon May 14, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Yorkshire
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Greetings from Yorkshire

I might give it a go then.
by Green Aura
Mon May 14, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

...it's generally called my husband :lol: