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by Odsox
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just before ...
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Just before ...

Umm, it's only the 22nd !! Is it the norm now to be paralytic between now and the 2nd of January? :lol: Anyway, seasons greetings to all of you from all of us, which should just about cover everybody. :santa: PLUS ... a special seasons greetings and a BIG thank you to all the loyal Ish members who h...
by Odsox
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Spring?

When I went out to feed the chicken this morning the dawn chorus was deafening. The blackbirds and thrushes were having a right old singing duel, which was on the face of it quite understandable. It was calm and overnight temperatures like April, with patches of blue sky promising a nice (spring) da...
by Odsox
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: bike gears
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: bike gears

Sorry can't really help, but I assume you're talking about derailleur gears, so a search for that might help you if nobody here can.
I always lusted after a derailleur bike when I was a lad, they were very expensive then and the common system everyone had was a Sturmey Archer 3 gear hub
by Odsox
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New potatoes for dinner
Replies: 5
Views: 210

New potatoes for dinner

Should make a nice change. I came across a couple of sprouted spuds back in September, so I planted them in an old bucket of soil and put them in my new greenhouse with then intention of having them at Christmas. Well it's close enough so I tipped them out this afternoon and got more than enough for...
by Odsox
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: December planting
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: December planting

I agree with Flo, it's just about the wrong time for everything. A month or two ago you could have sown overwintering peas and broad beans, and you will be able to again in a couple of months time, but not now. I was born and lived for many years in the south east, and I know that when the wind sets...
by Odsox
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 28
Views: 10511

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

Yes, been licenced now for about 40 years, still have my old UK callsign as well as my Irish one and it keeps me off the streets. Ah the National HRO, I remember it well although I had the RCA AR88 which also literally weighed a hundredweight. Quite glad those days are gone though, my newest transce...
by Odsox
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 28
Views: 10511

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

Yes I tried Wine a long time ago, but the problem is emulating Windows is not quite the same as Windows native. My radios are totally controlled by the computer, controlling all the features, transmit and receive sequences, polling the frequency and generally using commands that are relatively uniqu...
by Odsox
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 28
Views: 10511

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

I have a love/hate relationship with Linux. The main problem with me is that I use several computers for my radio work, and although there are some programs ported to Linux, the vast majority are Windows only. They work very well, but I'd be the first to admit that Windows programs need a fast proce...
by Odsox
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Vertical gardening

All good replies, but am I missing the point? If you can't bend or kneel, then how are you going to sow or plant these fruit and veg plants, as well as train them upwards until they are at an appropriate height? I would suggest that (depending on your greenhouse(s)) that you make a permanent staging...
by Odsox
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Chilli wine
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: Chilli wine

HEY MIKE, welcome back ... long time no see. :cheers:

Totally off topic I know, but you've come to expect that, haven't you.
by Odsox
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Mid-Devon!
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Hello from Mid-Devon!

Hi Dave, welcome to the forum. :wave:
You are among like minded people here, as I also took "early retirement" in 1994 and moved here to become as self sufficient as I can.
by Odsox
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Goede avond vanuit Nederland.
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Goede avond vanuit Nederland.

Hi there and welcome to our forum. :wave: In my opinion there is absolutely nothing to beat home cooking from fresh ingredients. To start with you know exactly what went into every meal, and if you feel yourself thinking that it's all too much trouble, just read the ingredients on that ready meal an...
by Odsox
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's for the festive lunch 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: What's for the festive lunch 2017

Christmas dinner is the one meal in the year that is probably totally bought in. Our daughter (next door) does most of the dinner while we roast the turkey. So all veg will be bought, and the pudding, although homemade, will be made with shop bought ingredients. Christmas tea on the other hand will ...
by Odsox
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 50
Views: 7860

Re: It's that time of year again ...

Green Aura wrote:If those new toms taste good I'll volunteer for the North Scottish trials

That's OK, but the problem is do you want cuttings that will be true to the parent, or saved seed that could turn out very different.
by Odsox
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 50
Views: 7860

Re: It's that time of year again ...

It looks like my timing is just about right this year, should have at least a dozen freshly picked ripe tomatoes for tea over Christmas. SFT.jpg Plus the concrete grown plant is doing the same. This plant is purposely bonsaid to stop it taking over and to just stay alive until spring. I have high ho...

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