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by Crastney
Wed May 27, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 97824

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

I still haven't got round to bottleing that elderberry stuff in previous post. I need to do it soon though as I'm going to The Homebrew Festival in two weeks time, and will take some with me for appraisal.
by Crastney
Tue May 19, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How do I stop cats using my garden as a toilet?
Replies: 21
Views: 3327

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

lion poo works - you can get it from a nearby zoo/wild life park. also human urine, presumably male is a stronger scent. coffee grinds can be spread over the dug area, cats don't like the bits getting in their paws, ground egg shell also works in this way. then there are flavour/scent things, like o...
by Crastney
Tue May 19, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why are cardboard coffins so expensive?
Replies: 39
Views: 4282

Re: Why are cardboard coffins so expensive?

is it also cheaper to dig your own grave? (with a purple shovel?) I guess you'd have to go back every so often to redig it as it would cave in over time. You'd have to be fairly sure of how long left youd got, and still be able to dig the grave though, and it doesn't take account of accidental death...
by Crastney
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Planning for being self sufficientish in 2015
Replies: 46
Views: 5754

Re: Planning for being self sufficientish in 2015

I had an old pair of jeans where the button had gone, and they were too tight, but the legs were fine, so I cut those up and used them as patches of the knees of a couple of other pairs of work jeans, and I made a very nice back pocket too - shame it's a brown pocket on dark blue jeans but there you...
by Crastney
Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for little bits of string
Replies: 10
Views: 4272

Re: 101 uses for little bits of string

many a micul makes a mucul
by Crastney
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 3852

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

I'd take a look at The Green Living Forum - which you probably know about, or are even registered on, as it's a similar ethos to this place. They have a great knowlede base about all things wood burning, and stove related. There's also Arbtalk, which though is more arborists talking tree stuff, some...
by Crastney
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: FREE ,DEMI JOHNS
Replies: 15
Views: 8777

Re: FREE ,DEMI JOHNS

if you cut the bases off at least they'd be stackable and take up less room.
by Crastney
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: FREE ,DEMI JOHNS
Replies: 15
Views: 8777

Re: FREE ,DEMI JOHNS

you could fill them with fairy lights to make a nice lighting affect.
or give them to someone who'll use them for brewing - because once you've removed the base they'll never be used for brewing again.
by Crastney
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: The Microwave Appreciation Society
Replies: 40
Views: 6090

Re: The Microwave Appreciation Society

my in laws only ever use a MW to heat up the dinner plates!
by Crastney
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Define your alternative self
Replies: 33
Views: 5079

Re: Define your alternative self

I make my own homebrew cider, and wine, and beer. Most people that I know, that's enough to call me alternative. I mend socks, and a pair of slippers that I had lasted ten years, because I kept replacing/mending the soles when they wore out. I have at least three pairs of jeans that I've patched the...
by Crastney
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Council "Soil Enhancer"
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: Council "Soil Enhancer"

I prefer hundreds and thousands sprinkled on my blueberries
by Crastney
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 13953

Re: A QUIZ!!!!!!

"YES!"
by Crastney
Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 13953

Re: A QUIZ!!!!!!

Is this still happening?!
by Crastney
Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 13953

Re: A QUIZ!!!!!!

Aaah go on wit ya. Ya will, ya will.
you know you want to...
We could play 'Cork Rules' if you want, but I'd be out of my depth there.
by Crastney
Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: A QUIZ!!!!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 13953

Re: A QUIZ!!!!!!

depends if I actually have to be around at a specific time, or if it's a list of questions that are posted up on ish that I can come back to... but yeah why not - put me down!

(I don't like brewing questions, or those about London Underground Stations. ... honest)

[@doofaloofa - Euston Square]