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by Flo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 1150

Re: Ophelia

Ah Maggie we'd be a busy board if we let the spammers in :wink:

Glad to know Tony is sort of OK - shame about his generator though.
by Flo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 981

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

Nor me which explains why I don't pick fresh chestnuts now. Only use them in recipes which require them (things like stuffing) and I buy them in a packet. Cheat aren't I?
by Flo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 1150

Re: Ophelia

Doesn't sound good at all. Hope we keep at least a couple of admin for the next couple of days. Looks like Tony has been blown out of cyberspace - hope he's OK.
by Flo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 981

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

I remember as a kid on the farm, we roasted chestnuts in the ashes of the coal fire. Didn't skin them or anything, just put a cross cut with a penknife across the top in the hopes that it would stop them exploding. Mostly it did. Me Dad was the expert in this but he's not with us now. Other than tha...
by Flo
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 3055

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Sounds like accountants who understand the price of everything and the value of nothing.
by Flo
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 1150

Re: Ophelia

Thank heavens for the Pennines/Cheviots. We are sheltered from of the worst of it here. Done nothing for the rainfall today mind. That's very generous.
by Flo
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 3055

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Come on Thomzo - you are going for the soft south west of the UK. Come up here to Northumberland for some bracing weather - will take you for a walk on one of our bracing windswept beaches. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This self sufficient thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: This self sufficient thing?

Cassiepod wrote:There's a pleasure and satisfaction from creating or doing for yourself that can't be found in popping to the supermarket or buying something.


Ah we would be run off our feet with posts here if more people thought that way Cassiepod.
by Flo
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: It's been a while
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: It's been a while

Helen - the children will grow up one day. But yes I do remember the days of small children. Think they were easier small than teens mind :lol:
by Flo
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: It's been a while
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: It's been a while

Well hello again Helsbells! Nice to see you again. Yes it's a bit quieter nowadays. Possibly we've all found that the complete self sufficient dream is something we can't achieve. However some of us are plodding along doing as much as we can to be self sufficient. Sometimes doing as much as we can i...
by Flo
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This self sufficient thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 510

This self sufficient thing?

Do you think we are all harking back to the old days when we had to do more for ourselves because the consumer society hadn't happened?
by Flo
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 1538

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

Only the young nettles are tasty - the older ones are unpleasant.
by Flo
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 1538

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

What is that word work Weedo? It sounds as if it wants training. Suppose you are self sufficient in work but possibly that's not want you want.
by Flo
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 3055

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Did you ever read the report on the biosphere experiment that was carried in the 90s, in the US? If memory serves they couldn't provide sufficient food and all came out fairly malnourished. I sort of remember hearing that. One wonders if the people involved had any knowledge of growing and nutritio...
by Flo
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Household chemicals
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Household chemicals

I expect that if you gave up gardening and sitting in a comfy chair in front of the computer you'd cure the back ache Mr Odsox! :lol: Seriously back ache is often using the wrong tools and sitting in the wrong position. I'm not into making my own household chemicals either so Green Aura can lecture ...

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