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by Weedo
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 8
Views: 84

Re: Our new world diet?

Regardless of which point of view you take the bottom line is that growth, by its very nature, is unsustainable. Arguing that changing to a plant based diet, or culturing edible algae in tanks etc. is going to solve the world food problem is, at best, specious.
by Weedo
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 8
Views: 84

Re: Our new world diet?

I have read heaps of this stuff over the years, each one seems to contradict the other, none address the massive population move into cities rather than rural areas and the subsequent labour drain, none address the economic / political issues (corporatisation etc) associated with food production and...
by Weedo
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Interesting situation in NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Interesting situation in NYC

I don't know how you intend to ship furniture from NYC to London but I presume in containers. In Oz it is very common for people relocating to buy / lease a shipping container for transport and storage (most larger removalists also offer this service) A new 20 foot container (33 cubic metres) will c...
by Weedo
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 29
Views: 2567

Re: What are you growing right now?

don't think I could handle your snow and ice; at least not consistently. Probably easier to keep warm than to keep cool though. 43c on the verandah yesterday and forecast to reach 45c + in the next two days. Strangely most of the herbs (growing in full sun) are loving the heat - except the parlseys ...
by Weedo
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unseasonal weather
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Unseasonal weather

I don't know what is happening to our weather here but is seems there is no such thing as "normal" anymore. We bought this place 10 years ago on the back of a 10 year drought - since then we have had three years with good production, 4 floods (one completely covered the property) and are now enterin...
by Weedo
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unseasonal weather
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Unseasonal weather

Balmy here too - since Christmas we have averaged 38c daytime and 21c nightime - sleeping with every window and door open . No growth outside the shaded beds - soil temp around 22c so nothing is germinating - or surviving long if it does.
by Weedo
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 29
Views: 2567

Re: What are you growing right now?

Nothing new in at this stage; Tomatoes and capsicums in full production (under shade now) Zuchinis finished by heat; beans a no show due to virus infected seed. Strawbs in the final stages, rhubarb cropping well . No greens at this time of year (they cant stand the 35 - 40+ degree heat)
by Weedo
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 16
Views: 4794

Re: High street shops

WE have a council that mandates retail shopping into the town centre (no retail in the new Millenian Ghettos) The ovrall result is that shop space is very limited, rents are very high and the only ones that can afford to be there are the Bogan shops, take wayfoods and bling bazaars - high cash turno...
by Weedo
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Opportunity to run a Herb Nursery!
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Opportunity to run a Herb Nursery!

Yes;
Youth is wasted on the young or, as my then 80 yo mother said, "my 25 old mind does not appreciate this 80 year old body"
by Weedo
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?
Replies: 24
Views: 8775

Re: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?

Seriously DND? You waste good goose fat on your dog? As an ageing male with far more face to wash that hair to shampoo these days I can't add anything into this discussion other than to say try rubbing some coconut oil into your hair and scalp, waiting about an hour and then washing with an olive oi...
by Weedo
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Organic fire
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Organic fire

Works for me too OS, all our heating at the "farm house" (does that sound a little decadent?) is wood fired - 1 combustion heater and fireplaces. Ash serves mainly as a soil "sweetener" because the ash is alkaline but it does carry good levels of Potash and essential minerals also. Yours is probably...
by Weedo
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 14
Views: 972

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

WE are also very low key - Christmas now is taken as an opportunity for the family to gather and re-bond for a couple of days; particulalrly the little cousins. Christmas tree (actually a suitably shaped dead gum tree branch) is decorated by the grandies et al on Christmas eve as a fun activitiy. Do...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Christmas Tomatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

Re: Christmas Tomatoes

Well done! I don't think mine will make it for Christmas, they are only just setting now (early November planting). I still can't get a handle on your varieties versus those I can get so I have just gone back to the old standby varieties, mostly heritage plus a couple of plants from a mate. He has b...
by Weedo
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 15
Views: 1693

Re: Pet gripes

This is a gripe that really really gets to me and is more amd more common these days!!!!!! First picture below is a grub screw - a small screw that goes into a matching hole on a cog or sprocket to hold it onto shaft. As you can see it is a simple thing. This one is the last of 4 that SHOULD be in c...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 14
Views: 1999

Re: No plastic

The supermarket I use is gradually moving away from pre-packaged fruit & veg towards simply putting the box full out; unfortunately they still only provide plastic bags to put it in.