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by Flo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 63
Views: 27906

Re: Banish Plastic

Looking back at the discussion - mostly supermarket shopping plastic - well now that £5 and £10 notes in England are plastic - hmm, you ain't going to ban plastic when shopping. If you use a card it's plastic and if you use money it's plastic. :wink: Now that does make it hard to cut down on plastic...
by Flo
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 674

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

Ha a nice frost here - suspect the slugs will be looking for warm places. Let's hope that we get more of the frosts that are forecast for this week. My allotment slug population is too high after a warm winter last year.
by Flo
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Fashion for frugal blogs
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: The Fashion for frugal blogs

There's one that I read because it's well written that actually used the word scrimping. And this is one where writer lives in Cornwall but has bought a house in France which is being done up (and let out to cover some of the costs when family is not in residence). That's really OTT but never mind.
by Flo
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Being self sufficient in 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2212

Re: Being self sufficient in 2017

I wonder if the Wombat's list ever involves starting a job to find that two or three other things need to be done in order to be able to get on with it?

Perhaps it's just my planning .............
by Flo
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: alcoholic fruit flies
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: alcoholic fruit flies

Self sufficient in alcohol dependent fruit flies? There's a new one on here. :iconbiggrin:
by Flo
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Being self sufficient in 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2212

Re: Being self sufficient in 2017

That is some to do list Mr Nev Wombat. Doesn't sound like a one year list mind. :iconbiggrin:
by Flo
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 674

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

I'll lend you the frost outside Weedo - we are getting winter here. Frost is the best cure for all sorts of insects. Oops not what you want if you are planting up though. Dunno any other cure other than clearing out the space for predators to eat said earwigs.
by Flo
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Fashion for frugal blogs
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: The Fashion for frugal blogs

Yeah Ina that's true. But I often wonder about these people who do the frugal blogs and shows. Have any of them been so poor they've really had to be frugal or is it just a way to make money?
by Flo
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Fashion for frugal blogs
Replies: 7
Views: 245

The Fashion for frugal blogs

There seem to be more blogs on being frugal than that. When you dig into them, most of the advice is doing more for yourself. Or being self sufficient but it's never called that. Isn't making do, mending, home cooking, growing our own, making our own from what we have, swapping, giving what we don't...
by Flo
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Ophelia

Suppose that it owes you nothing then Tony. Just a shame that you found out in an emergency that it didn't work. There's a moral there somewhere. Same as with me - the winds here blew polycarb sheets out of the cheapy greenhouse I was bought for Christmas two years ago. Found one sheet over the hedg...
by Flo
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Ophelia

Is the generator not able to be repaired? They costalot they do for good ones.
by Flo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Ophelia

Ah Maggie we'd be a busy board if we let the spammers in :wink:

Glad to know Tony is sort of OK - shame about his generator though.
by Flo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 409

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

Nor me which explains why I don't pick fresh chestnuts now. Only use them in recipes which require them (things like stuffing) and I buy them in a packet. Cheat aren't I?
by Flo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Ophelia

Doesn't sound good at all. Hope we keep at least a couple of admin for the next couple of days. Looks like Tony has been blown out of cyberspace - hope he's OK.
by Flo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 409

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

I remember as a kid on the farm, we roasted chestnuts in the ashes of the coal fire. Didn't skin them or anything, just put a cross cut with a penknife across the top in the hopes that it would stop them exploding. Mostly it did. Me Dad was the expert in this but he's not with us now. Other than tha...

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