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by KathyLauren
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dangerous weather
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: Dangerous weather

Not even tempted to plant anything here. We had 40 cm of snow yesterday, up to 1 metre in drifts. I spent all day with the snowblower and shovel digging out.
by KathyLauren
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Happy 2017

Belated happy new year to everyone! I think 2017 is going to be a good year for me.
by KathyLauren
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Minnesota USA
Replies: 14
Views: 3269

Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Good to see you again, Jon!
by KathyLauren
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Wooden Pallets
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Wooden Pallets

Wood treatments that will preserve the wood are generally poisons. I would only use untreated wood in a veggie garden. Yes, it will eventually rot. I'd rather have the wood rot than my body.
by KathyLauren
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Greenhouse!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Greenhouse!!!

Outstanding! That looks great, Bonnie!
by KathyLauren
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Greenhouse!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Greenhouse!!!

Congratulations on the new greenhouse! I wanna see pics!

I can't imagine why a greenhouse wouldn't be considered agricultural. Growing veggies is kinda the definition of agricultural, isn't it?
by KathyLauren
Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 26
Views: 2754

Re: Someone say something

The Question - Is (or can) self sufficiency be ecologically sustainable in the modern world ? That is indeed the $7,000,000,000 question. I get upset when people tell me that there is not a problem with food supply, that it is just a problem of distribution. They say that "green revolution&quo...
by KathyLauren
Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Autumn is here
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Autumn is here

http://www.dulcemelos.ca/test/FallColours.jpg Our maple trees are changing colour. It has been a warm, very dry summer, and that trend is continuing into the fall. Normally this weekend (Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada) is the peak of the fall colours, but everything is late this year. The tree...
by KathyLauren
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Hide wires?
Replies: 7
Views: 2828

Re: Hide wires?

Green Aura wrote:It might be worth working out why it's externally wired, before embarking on ambitious projects. There may be a good reason.

The installer was probably too lazy to hide them. It's a bit of a pain when retrofitting wires, especially if the run is over a long distance.
by KathyLauren
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Woodshed
Replies: 7
Views: 3757

Woodshed

I have just finished building a new woodshed. The old one was too far away from the house to haul wood in a storm, too small, and too airtight, despite being rickety. Our objectives for the new one were: 1. close to the back door, with no intervening gates; 2. not too far from the driveway for deliv...
by KathyLauren
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: KeithBC is no more
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: KeithBC is no more

Sorry 'bout that. I guess it could be seen as alarming. I am actually more alive than ever.

Kathy
by KathyLauren
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Re-introducing myself
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: Re-introducing myself

Thanks everyone. :)
Green Aura wrote:(I was going to say keep us up to date but I'm not sure if that's right or not, but you can if you want). :wink: :roll: :lol:

Well, keeping you all totally up to date might be TMI. :wink: But I plan to stick around here and discuss anything ish-y in my life.

Kathy
by KathyLauren
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: KeithBC is no more
Replies: 2
Views: 297

KeithBC is no more

Hi, all. I would like to draw your attention to my re-introduction thread here: http://selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=29507 . Yep, some major changes in my life! :iconbiggrin: It could be a bit confusing on the forum. I see that the admin magic that changed my username (thanks,...
by KathyLauren
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Re-introducing myself
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re-introducing myself

I am not new here, but I have a new identity. You have known me as KeithBC. As you can guess from my new username, I am making a major change in my life. I have (finally!) figured out that I am transgender, and am in the process of becoming the woman that I always should have been. Trust me, it is a...
by KathyLauren
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Turning Veggie!
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: Turning Veggie!

I'm a bit late to the party, having just noticed this thread. I've been vegetarian for so long (about 35 years) that I don't even remember what it was like to give up meat. I followed the recommendations in "Diet For a Small Planet" about combining foods to get "complete" protein...

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