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by Green Aura
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Under the Choko tree
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Under the Choko tree

I couldn't think of it either. Well done.
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Under the Choko tree
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Under the Choko tree

I don't know if you remember Nev Sweeney? He was the twins' "technical guru" when Ish started right back in the mists of time. Well he has his own blog titled as above and he has just started his own You Tube channel, under the same name. This is his first video and the sound quality isn't...
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 909

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

I hope you remember to eat some of them. :lol:
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Fashion for frugal blogs
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: The Fashion for frugal blogs

It is, Flo. Maybe some folk don't like the idea of self-sufficiency - sounds too difficult or something - but being frugal means they can pick areas to concentrate on. Of course they can with Ish too but maybe that isn't so immediately obvious. What makes me smile is that many of the people doing th...
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: Ophelia

We've got one of the suitcase generators. A friend who moved away gave it to us. He rigged up a whole 12V lighting system for it but I don't remember him ever needing to use it other than to test. Very compact with enough output to keep the two big freezers and a laptop or two going, maybe a lamp - ...
by Green Aura
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 909

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

You can do them in the oven, or in a pan on the hob - just remember to cut that cross to stop them exploding, as Flo said. Or you can boil, skin them and then cook again in syrup - marrons glace; chop them into stuffing; make nut loaf, or anywhere you'd use other nuts really. Normally they'd be too ...
by Green Aura
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: Ophelia

No hint of anything here still. I managed to zap a couple of potential spammers for you Flo - still modding.

Glad you're both OK.
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: Ophelia

Well, I hope it gets no worse for you. It's been incredibly quiet here today, no wind and just a little rain but since about 3pm the sky has been a very strange colour. I don't think we'll be getting much of Ophelia, all reports say it will either blow itself out or miss us, passing further south. T...
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: Ophelia

Keep safe, Tony.

OH keeps insisting it will be blown out before reaching us but I noticed him sliding into the polytunnel with a screwdriver and monkey wrench, to tighten up the joints.

Hold onto your hats folks.

:grouphug:
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: Ophelia

Deep joy.
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: Ophelia

Damn it. We've had nothing but high winds and rain for the last 7-10 days! The joiners haven't been able to finish the roof and we've had a drip through the living room ceiling where the rain is getting (following a screw apparently) since they built the frame (which is making some awful groaning no...
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 2923

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

I find that truly terrifying, Weedo. I rather hoped younger generations were more clued up than mine.
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 2923

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Dunno. Maybe they'll refrigerate it. They have ski slopes in Dubai. :dontknow:
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This self sufficient thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: This self sufficient thing?

Maybe they don't have the time, Flo.

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