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by greenorelse
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Guaranteed to make you feel better about your house...
Replies: 21
Views: 2832

Re: Guaranteed to make you feel better about your house...

Bonnie, a reasonably cheap solution might be a dehumidifier, run only when necessary. Worth a thought. When we've used one in the past, the water is saved for use in the electric iron!
by greenorelse
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: One way to reuse polystyrene
Replies: 2
Views: 2032

Re: One way to reuse polystyrene

Copy the image address (control-click the image for a menu on a Mac) and put it between "img" tags.

The only problem is, your image is too big!
by greenorelse
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Milk intolerance?
Replies: 37
Views: 8066

Re: Milk intolerance?

Here's a nice article.
by greenorelse
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: homemade soaps/shampoos from home produced ingredients
Replies: 15
Views: 3079

Re: homemade soaps/shampoos from home produced ingredients

southeast-isher wrote:hi Demi, this photocopy might help you:

http://www.divshare.com/download/16506542-a40
That's from Carla Emery's (RIP) Encyclopedia of Country Living. All ishers should have a copy!
by greenorelse
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: It's a Bit Windy Here
Replies: 22
Views: 3549

Re: It's a Bit Windy Here

It seems that we have had almost continuous windy weather for months now, it's about time it went and bothered somewhere else for a change. :iconbiggrin: + concur Actually, it's not been quite as bad as you say where we are, wind-wise. We do get the occasional calm day, sorry, hour. What we seem to...
by greenorelse
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: greenhouse heating
Replies: 21
Views: 10523

Re: greenhouse heating

I have been growing lettuce a few peas in my tunnel by using half of one raised bed in the centre of the tunnel and using wire hoops covered with clear plastic.In the centre of of the bed. I used a very cheap paraffin round flat heater about £17 the name of which escapes me, :roll: and above it sus...
by greenorelse
Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: It's a Bit Windy Here
Replies: 22
Views: 3549

Re: It's a Bit Windy Here

Yup, exciting here too in county Clare. No real damage, though an old cow shed we have won't stand much more of this. We lost the mirror which we use to help us get out of the driveway and a bird feeder got smashed up. The polytunnel is 100%. Oh, and the leccy just went off for a split second, while...
by greenorelse
Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Manage without buses and no car?
Replies: 13
Views: 3687

Re: Manage without buses and no car?

Horse and cart?
by greenorelse
Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Milk intolerance?
Replies: 37
Views: 8066

Re: Milk intolerance?

Actually, you'll find the majority of humans can't tolerate milk.
by greenorelse
Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Milk intolerance?
Replies: 37
Views: 8066

Re: Milk intolerance?

I don't use dairy products at all but SWMBO liked her milk. I bought her a milk maker (they're basically liquidiser and heating element sitting in a jug, but obviously there's a bit more to them than that) and she's converted, no problem. It's partially because you're more in control - you can make ...
by greenorelse
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Sprouts!
Replies: 21
Views: 9866

Re: Sprouts!

I like them roast for 15 mins with ginger, then another 8 mins with garlic, then served with a bit of nutmeg but more often than not, they just get steamed. But the nutmeg is always there; lovely. A very hot roast (so they get a bit blackened) with cashews and a splash of soy sauce towards the end i...
by greenorelse
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Lower cholesterol levels without $$$products?
Replies: 13
Views: 6120

Re: Lower cholesterol levels without $$$products?

AFAIK, no plant foods contain cholesterol, so a vegan diet combined with daily exercise would be ideal.
by greenorelse
Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Best insulate a 1930's cottage ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6004

Re: Best insulate a 1930's cottage ?

scotsmart wrote:Clair
Aaaahh...I wondered who this 'Clair' was. Just figured it out. :lol: :lol:
by greenorelse
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Buning of the clocks next week
Replies: 7
Views: 892

Re: Buning of the clocks next week

Just trying to work out how to bune. :oops:
by greenorelse
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Glued Meat
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Glued Meat

Durgan: +1

I reckon ravens. They're really intelligent creatures.

Mind you, intelligence hasn't really been an evolutionary success, has it? :shock: