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by boboff
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What happened to everyone....
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

Re: What happened to everyone....

Smileys.... Meh.
by boboff
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What has happened to this website?
Replies: 39
Views: 3879

Re: What has happened to this website?

I can only talk personally that since I stopped trying to be self sufficient, and started trying to earn money, I have been considerably better off! Irony!

Its wanting what you have, not having what you want, and that to me is the thing that makes you sane.
by boboff
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What has happened to this website?
Replies: 39
Views: 3879

Re: What has happened to this website?

In reality the internet has moved on. The way of finding out about the place is when you google search elderflower wine recipes, and get to come here, then you stay and chat. So you need a stable platform where search bots keep coming, and lots of people to chat too. Forums for me are a habit, and w...
by boboff
Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Choosing the simpler life with kids
Replies: 8
Views: 11084

Re: Choosing the simpler life with kids

I gave up work to be self sufficient. But it was only me who really was into it. The kids enjoyed some aspects, but the work side, and doing without they didn't. In my experience the key is balance, work part time, travel for 6 weeks not a year, do it now, don't wait, do some WOOFing or whatever, do...
by boboff
Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: My allotment's too small
Replies: 25
Views: 3398

Re: My allotment's too small

5 acres of trees to run pigs on This made me chuckle! I have 5 acres with trees on, and the council said I could run 3 pigs in it for 4 months in 12..... My land is a local amenity, and trees there purely for the passing benefit of walkers and people driving. The fact it was terraced market garden ...
by boboff
Wed May 06, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How do I stop cats using my garden as a toilet?
Replies: 21
Views: 2517

Re: How do I stop cats using my garden as a toilet?

I would use a sprinker, leave it on low over night / until the flower bed establishes. If the soil is wet it's not as attractive as a dry, bit you have dug and not watered as an alternative could help also.
by boboff
Wed May 06, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: A willow or natural timber archway...
Replies: 4
Views: 7887

Re: A willow or natural timber archway...

My bit is wet, and my "arch" which is more like a tunnel, is massive! It needs annual attention, but I think looks lovely. Plus all the trimming make new hedges. My tip is plant the sticks through Mypex, dipper and drop, water and wait, they take pretty quick, make sure you only leave a sm...
by boboff
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: a return...
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: a return...

Hi Jessie.

Congrats.

I am living on the dark side of consumerist piggery, but want out....
by boboff
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How Selfsufficientish were you in 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4394

Re: How Selfsufficientish were you in 2014

Not at all!

Bad Bob!
by boboff
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Email etiquette
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: Email etiquette

There isn't an email etiquette covering this. Keith is 100% correct, but I think your comments are, how shall I say, petty? That sounds too harsh too, but I cant think of a better word? If you wanted to communicate the same information to two people in the same company, why on earth would you send t...
by boboff
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 8877

Re: A QUIZ!!!!!!

That would be an ecumenical matter.

*Father Ted
by boboff
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 8877

Re: A QUIZ!!!!!!

Lima!


My stock quiz question reply......

"That's not a proper question, a proper question is whats the Capital of Peru" Ala Harry Enfield "only me" when he was funny.
by boboff
Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 8877

Re: A QUIZ!!!!!!

I like a good quiz as much as the next man.
by boboff
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment thefts,how can we prevent?
Replies: 27
Views: 3324

Re: Allotment thefts,how can we prevent?

My POV for what its worth, don't lock things up.

You know what was stolen, dont leave those things lying around, mark up whats left with ID and leave the doors unlocked.

Plus lights, dummy cameras with batteries and flashing lights and a big Spotlight with motion sensor.

Does make you angry mind.
by boboff
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Cold winter guaranteed
Replies: 12
Views: 2095

Re: Cold winter guaranteed

I do hope so, its been nearly two years without a hard frost in Cornwall.

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