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by Green Aura
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Ophelia

We've got one of the suitcase generators. A friend who moved away gave it to us. He rigged up a whole 12V lighting system for it but I don't remember him ever needing to use it other than to test. Very compact with enough output to keep the two big freezers and a laptop or two going, maybe a lamp - ...
by Green Aura
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 7
Views: 46

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

You can do them in the oven, or in a pan on the hob - just remember to cut that cross to stop them exploding, as Flo said. Or you can boil, skin them and then cook again in syrup - marrons glace; chop them into stuffing; make nut loaf, or anywhere you'd use other nuts really. Normally they'd be too ...
by Green Aura
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Ophelia

No hint of anything here still. I managed to zap a couple of potential spammers for you Flo - still modding.

Glad you're both OK.
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Ophelia

Well, I hope it gets no worse for you. It's been incredibly quiet here today, no wind and just a little rain but since about 3pm the sky has been a very strange colour. I don't think we'll be getting much of Ophelia, all reports say it will either blow itself out or miss us, passing further south. T...
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Ophelia

Keep safe, Tony.

OH keeps insisting it will be blown out before reaching us but I noticed him sliding into the polytunnel with a screwdriver and monkey wrench, to tighten up the joints.

Hold onto your hats folks.

:grouphug:
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Ophelia

Deep joy.
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Ophelia

Damn it. We've had nothing but high winds and rain for the last 7-10 days! The joiners haven't been able to finish the roof and we've had a drip through the living room ceiling where the rain is getting (following a screw apparently) since they built the frame (which is making some awful groaning no...
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 1330

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

I find that truly terrifying, Weedo. I rather hoped younger generations were more clued up than mine.
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 1330

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Dunno. Maybe they'll refrigerate it. They have ski slopes in Dubai. :dontknow:
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This self sufficient thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: This self sufficient thing?

Maybe they don't have the time, Flo.
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: It's been a while
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: It's been a while

Sound to me like you're a lot more Ish than most folks, Helen, and you'll certainly be busy enough with 3 kids.
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 1330

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

One thing I found interesting (I looked it up again the other day, after I posted this) was that because they were pretty much on starvation rations their bodies learned quite quickly to utilise what they were eating, so even though technically undernourished (possibly better description than malnou...
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: It's been a while
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: It's been a while

Hi Helen, lovely to see you. Still struggling along here. Self-sufficientish in this house changes depending on what is needed. We've been doing a lot of renovating that had been on hold for a few years, so gardening etc has had to take a distinctly back seat (maybe that should be distantly!). I'm s...
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: No more F1 here (probably)
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: No more F1 here (probably)

Blimey, £30 a bit steep. Might wait a while. :lol:

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