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by Skippy
Sat May 19, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Selling off eggs from chickens - tax concern?
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Selling off eggs from chickens - tax concern?

Simple answer is yes it should be declared as income. I'd happily just paid PAYE for most of my working life until a couple of redundancies found me self employed. We soon leant about income and expenditure and as GA says there is an awful lot that can be put against income. Not only feed and pens b...
by Skippy
Fri May 18, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: Food waste

But "best before" dates does not mean that the food is spoiled or should be trashed... That people refuse to buy such products is a cultural artifact... I've family members and specifically my sister in law who throw out perfectly good food "because it's out of date and they wouldn't put dates on f...
by Skippy
Fri May 18, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Mattresses

I've asked this question on another forum but always interesting to hear the views of a different set of people. Cut and pasted from the original because I'm too lazy to write it all out again, Sunday evening down the pub with a few friends the conversation went , as they do , from one topic to anot...
by Skippy
Thu May 17, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 19
Views: 1541

Re: Vegetarian diet

I had a few years as a vegetarian and that was for ethical reasons but my beliefs changed , or developed depending on ones point of view. I came to believe that the eating of animals was in itself not a wrong act. After all nature is full to the brim of one animal eating another and we don't see tha...
by Skippy
Thu May 17, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 7
Views: 174

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

I'm getting a little worried about this forum. For a forum with a whole section devoted to envoiromental issues it seems to go against the grain to even suggest flying let alone chartering private jets and then to have answers going along with the idea just seem so out of place . Then there was rene...
by Skippy
Tue May 15, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 7
Views: 174

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

Frankly no I wouldn't. I try not to fly at all if I can , I just see no real need for it. Burn tons of fuel just to sit around with a load of strangers in their underwear drinking far too much cheap plonk and eating far too much . Always makes me wonder just how many people are travelling at any tim...
by Skippy
Tue May 15, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

I had to look up what a dingo was but it does seem to be a cracking tool. I've never come across one of those in the UK ( which hardly proves they don't exsist here) . We do have mini diggers that seem more common and this sort of thing which seems quite similar , https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JCB-TD10...
by Skippy
Mon May 14, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

This weekend just gone I went to a tool show . It was pretty well oriented towards cordless tools and one thing they had was a makita 36v battery wheelbarrow. How many charges that would take to move RC's gravel i wouldn't know . There are also petrol chomping barrows on tracks available as well and...
by Skippy
Sat May 12, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

Several years ago I acquired around seventy 9" concrete blocks and stacked them on the front garden. Went to work as normally the next day but when I got home the pile had vanished. Turned out my father who was in his early seventies at the time had moved them , one at a time on a sack truck , round...
by Skippy
Sat May 05, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Yorkshire
Replies: 11
Views: 249

Re: Greetings from Yorkshire

Greetings Renewablecandy. I've enjoyed your postings on powerswitch so can only look forward to what you post here.
by Skippy
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Curiosity/Armageddon
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Curiosity/Armageddon

I'd like to think the time would be spent pleasantly with the family , enjoying our last few days together. In reality I fear we'd spend the first two days dodging hoards smashing , burning and generally vandalising ( or worse ) anything and everyone just because " we can and there's no comebacks" b...
by Skippy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 67
Views: 28019

Re: No rubbish fortnight

It's not really reducing the rubbish from junk mail but I used to send it back when it came with a prepaid envelope . Normally I'd try to fill it with another company's junk mail first.
by Skippy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 67
Views: 28019

Re: No rubbish fortnight

I've looked at what goes in our bin and have to agree that reducing to zero is almost impossible. We do have a good recycling scheme around us and can request an additional bin for that at no extra cost. As others have pointed out plastic film contaminated with food and polystyrene do seem to be the...
by Skippy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?

I make a habit of looking for these containers that have been previously used for foodstuffs . If nothing else a food grade 5litre plastic container is worth at least a pound or more , check on eBay . Then what do I do with them? Well , perhaps a little boringly I fill them with water "just in case"...
by Skippy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 37
Views: 3896

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

I adore dandelion wine - hint of Retsina. Well I did say my wife was going to bring a bottle of Retsina back from Greece . In the end she brought me a bottle off ouzo ...because it was cheaper :dontknow: However , the other weekend we discovered Lidl are selling retsina for £3.99 a bottle so we bro...