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by ina
Sun Jun 26, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 9280

Ian, I think you have intuitively done something very right. Both mustard and chives grow well around here; I've got chives growing everywhere, because the neighbours let theirs flower and it keeps seeding itself out, so it must be very easy to grow! And we had lovely mustard at the farm where I wor...
by ina
Sun Jun 26, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Dont use plastic shopping bags!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 14676

I'm not much of a revolutionary, Nev... That bloody "good" education is holding me back. :?

Ina
by ina
Sat Jun 25, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Another little rant
Replies: 21
Views: 9432

Nice one, Stew! (Does that have sound, too? Our computers don't do music.... But I can just imagine it.) Well, I think we'd better agree to disagree - I have no problem with that. I can see your point(s), but they just don't seem that important to me personally. Anyway, I've long been carrying my pa...
by ina
Sat Jun 25, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Dont use plastic shopping bags!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 14676

In supermarkets they still have those flimsy bags, and the organic stuff is ALWAYS pre-packed - simply because otherwise they wouldn't be able to tell the difference at the checkout... But I rarely buy veg at supermarkets, and at the farmshop they've got used to me bringing my own bags. So at least ...
by ina
Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: pea problems
Replies: 3
Views: 2456

I think rodents would attack lower down, and I've never seen a squirrel in my garden. (Actually, no rabbits, either - I've gone to some lengths to make the veggie garden rabbit proof, and the cat keeps them out of the rest of the garden for most of the time.) But I saw the cat chew off some grass at...
by ina
Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: stop smoking article
Replies: 15
Views: 9287

Any of you smokers out there - if you had been here today, I would have bought the ciggies and encouraged you! Those blasted midges have been eating me! Slapped half a jar of wonderful natural anti-midge stuff on my face and anything else that was exposed - it smells nice, and the beasties seem to l...
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: stop smoking article
Replies: 15
Views: 9287

I'm sure it would be interesting to hear (or rather read) your experience. Anyway, if you are an on/off smoker, that's better than a constant chain smoker... I smoked from age 19 to 29, a maximum of 20 per day. Gave up from on day to the other, never looked back. Couldn't stand smoke at all for the ...
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: motorbike and sidecar
Replies: 17
Views: 7619

Actually, that picture might not be so far out... When I went to France (on a two week language course in Nice first, and then to work on a farm for 6 months) I went on my trusty old Suzuki 400 (oops, that was in, eh, can hardly remember - 1987???) I somehow forgot about the Mediterranian Alps. Got ...
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: PC power
Replies: 10
Views: 6213

Maybe instead of a windturbine you could connect a cycle generator to your computers? Keeps you from turning into a couch (or rather desk) potato, too... :wink:

Ina
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Dont use plastic shopping bags!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 14676

We can't get plastic bags in any of the French supermarkets in our vicinity. So what do I do - I have to go out and BUY bl**dy plastic bags to put the cat poo in. Grrrrrr :cry: :tongue2: MMM - I suppose you live in a reasonably rural area. Do you know any farmers? Here at least we have loads and lo...
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Park and ride - A bike!
Replies: 25
Views: 10221

They had a project in the town where I went to university in Germany (Witzenhausen) in which the bike use was free - basically it was run by a few dedicated "greenies" who collected and repaired old bikes, which were then left at certain bike parks in the town (at the station, too) for anybody to us...
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Farmers Markets
Replies: 9
Views: 4315

Hi MMM

Try this link:

http://www.farmersmarkets.net/

No nylon blouses, you are right. But there is a fish stall and some other produce on the markets that I visit that are not straight from tghe farmers - all very local, though. Homebaking, jams etc.

Ina
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Broody hen
Replies: 15
Views: 9354

6 days of broodyness doesn't seem too much to me... Well, it's different if you want the eggs, I suppose. I worked in France once for 6 months, and one of our hens was broody at least half that time. Don't know what she lived on, I never saw her out of her elected brooding place: the hay heck of the...
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Loo rolls
Replies: 5
Views: 2626

Glad to see somebody else knows the immense value of loo rolls... I've done broad beans and peas in them in the past, and with that there's another bit of "rubbish" that comes in handy - those plastic punnets you get with fruit (those deep ones without holes - with holes you need a tray underneath)....
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hemp Seed Ideas
Replies: 49
Views: 18954

Thanks for that link, Matty - I was quite surprised to get into the site. I'm using the institute computer (eh, yeah... :oops: ), and they filter out anything that's remotely "unsuitable". So I've not been able to get into any of the other sites mentioned that have "hemp" in the address! Rather anno...