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by Zech
Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: what to do with a burnout?
Replies: 30
Views: 3400

Re: what to do with a burnout?

Go easy on yourself. Accept that you're going to need time to recover and give yourself that time.
by Zech
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi all from a Crazy cat lady!
Replies: 13
Views: 1421

Re: Hi all from a Crazy cat lady!

Hello from another crazy cat lady!
by Zech
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Ish Springwatch 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 6772

Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

We saw our first daffodil out yesterday!
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The ones in our garden are nowhere near out yet, though - maybe it's the altitude.
by Zech
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: SEED SWAP SITE - brilliant
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Re: SEED SWAP SITE - brilliant

Cheers - bookmarked!
by Zech
Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: my new blog
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Re: my new blog

I've been wondering about archiving, too, so your question prompted me to look up how to do it. I found instructions here: http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2007/07/labels.html and tried it out in my blog (on blogger like yours). First, from the 'design' page, add a gadget... choose 'Labels' from the li...
by Zech
Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Ish Springwatch 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 6772

Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

boboff wrote:http://newsletter.lidl.co.uk/c/mv

From 3rd March, Lidls spring gardening stuff. Fruit trees 2 for £10, fruit bushes 4 for £5.
Thanks for that - I've been watching out for it.
by Zech
Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: So there go our woods and forests
Replies: 54
Views: 5715

Re: So there go our woods and forests

If your political horizons are limited to the options provided by the Big 3 parties in the UK, there's nothing I can do for you. They're all as bad as each other Is there an alternative? I always vote, and always take the time to try to figure out which is the least bad of the option on offer, but ...
by Zech
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: So there go our woods and forests
Replies: 54
Views: 5715

Re: So there go our woods and forests

Susie wrote:
boboff wrote:What I do like on here is senisble middle age male debate, and this shows it very well.
I'll make sure I keep out of this one, then ;-).
Much what I was thinking, Susie ;-)
by Zech
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: my new blog
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Re: my new blog

Very nice - I'm following :icon_smile:

I'm hoping to do a bit more foraging this year myself, so I look forward to reading more of your ideas and recipes.
by Zech
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are we all having for dinner?
Replies: 452
Views: 63600

Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Well Maggie, you inspired my dinner tonight - pizza topped with ground elder (didn't know I could eat it until you told me) and nettles. It was delicious!
by Zech
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: what did you do in the vegpatch/allotment
Replies: 79
Views: 8751

Re: what did you do in the vegpatch/allotment

Lots and lots and lots of digging. I've been using the Suttons garden planner (thanks for the tip, Niknik http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=21833&start=15 :icon_smile: ) and realised that I'll need ALL of my garden to grow all the things I want to grow, so I'm working my way...
by Zech
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Hurricane stove
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

Re: Hurricane stove

dave45 wrote:no, but I have a "storm kettle" - I rate it as useless.
I have one of those too - I thought it was just me being inept :wink:
by Zech
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Belgium
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: Hello from Belgium

ASPARAGUS!!!

Sorry for shouting, but I get a bit excited about asparagus :lol:
Perenial, delicious, and quite decorative too. Takes a few years before you can start harvesting, though :(

Welcome to ish :iconbiggrin:
by Zech
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Ish Springwatch 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 6772

Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Today I have snowdrops just opening: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZeDQdfJ_8F0/TVlzaMsQxrI/AAAAAAAAAEI/tg2BvlYw3G8/s400/snowdrops.JPG crocuses just peeping above the surface: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bgkk_LPqUc0/TVl0L81R_uI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/plIubFlBQjg/s400/crocus%2Bemerging.JPG and tiny pink buds of rhubar...
by Zech
Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weight loss group
Replies: 441
Views: 37114

Re: weight loss group

Can someone please explain the Kj/Kcal thing? I just looked here: http://www.unit-conversion.info/energy.html and apparently a 40kcal caramel rice cake is 40,000 calories????? :shock: I've been similarly horrified by the kcal units, but learnt to my relief that one kcal is the same thing as what we...