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by diggernotdreamer
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: .....re-black an old stove?
Replies: 8
Views: 2178

Re: .....re-black an old stove?

true about the stink, the first lot we bought smelt really awful, but we got some here that was great and has stayed on well, will have to try and dig out the pot and see what make it was, didn't stink either
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: .....re-black an old stove?
Replies: 8
Views: 2178

Re: .....re-black an old stove?

Yes, you can buy stove polish, we cleaned one up we got given with a wire brush on a drill, then bought some polish. You can buy it from most shops that supply stoves they usually have that kind of thing along with the rope and glue for the doors etc or you can get in online easily.
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Little things that really annoy you!
Replies: 238
Views: 40540

Re: Little things that really annoy you!

This week I have mainly been annoyed by the eggy smelling water coming out of the tap in my caravan, suspect bacteria in the hosepipe, the rooks are now digging up my potatoes after I chopped off the haulms due to blight, so will have to cover them up again, my onions have been blasted by rain and w...
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ... get rid of mare's tail?
Replies: 7
Views: 1820

Re: ... get rid of mare's tail?

There is the positive side, it is full of minerals as it is so deep rooted. In Sweden it is dried and fed to horses as hay, in olden times it was eaten like asparagus when the young shoots came up, it does look as bit like asparagus as it starts coming up. I make nettle,comfrey and weed liquid using...
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Potato Juice
Replies: 19
Views: 2305

Re: Potato Juice

We have a form of potato juice here called poitin, I think it could be more fun than this stuff
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: SHIT!
Replies: 20
Views: 8930

Re: SHIT!

Just wondered if you had a compost loo, do you have a septic tank as well, what do you do with bath and washing machine water , oh perhaps you have a compost toilet outside for using when you are in the garden. We have people here to pump out tanks and then blow the resultant sludge onto their land,...
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Alpacas in the Garden
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Alpacas in the Garden

Just wondering if anyone has alpacas on this forum, it would be nice to hook up with other owners and talk alpaca stuff. I have two called Teddy and Tony, they do have their own Facebook page Teddy Tony Alpaca where they tell all their friends what they get up to. They have been with us for over 2 y...
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What no wigglie worms ?
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: What no wigglie worms ?

Yup, got flatworms here too, I was gutted when I found them, but more philosophical now, I don't think it is the end of the world like I first did. At first there were none, but now I have found hundreds of them. I think they like the fact I have enriched the soil with compost and increased worm pop...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...improve my land
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: ...improve my land

We have the same here, loads of rushes, they were huge. Not sure how your land is, loads of rocks, stones etc. We set to and made raised beds and 3 years on the beds are doing great. We bought a lawn tractor and have just kept the rushes down by mowing, the rushes don't like the competition and now ...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: SHIT!
Replies: 20
Views: 8930

Re: SHIT!

Hey Boboff, what do you do with the grey water. Not even sure what legislation there is for compost toilets, we know someone that had to put in a tank even though they were using compost toilets. We got a company called Klargester to visit us from Northern Ireland, their system is approved in the ee...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: SHIT!
Replies: 20
Views: 8930

Re: SHIT!

Weren't people who took the shit away called gong scourers. We have some shit problems in Ireland, because of EEC regs, every tank in Ireland supposedly has to be registered and checked and if they don't comply you have to put in a new one with scrubbers and all kinds of stuff like electric pumps wi...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: (Very) Down in the Dumps
Replies: 33
Views: 2542

Re: (Very) Down in the Dumps

Haven't had blight on my spuds yet, am in North West Ireland. I have grown Arran Victory, Lady Balfour, Nicola, Sante, Cosmos and they are looking good, the second earlies are nearly ready to harvest and hopefully the maincrops are only a few weeks behind, I usually try to harvest all by the middle ...
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: (Very) Down in the Dumps
Replies: 33
Views: 2542

Re: (Very) Down in the Dumps

This is most distressing for you, months of hard work down the drain, so sorry. Have to say have mostly grown toms in greenhouses and more recently in tunnels, outside is usually a disaster. My outdoor potatoes do not have blight at the moment (touch wood) I noticed two of my neighbours had succumbe...
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bloody dog!!
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Bloody dog!!

Hi Demi, have had a good bit of experience with large breed dogs, had Great Danes and did Great Dane rescue for 9 years. One of the best things I have found for walking large breed dogs is a thing called a Lupi, it gives you complete control over the dog so you can control with one hand, there is al...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Hello from Ireland

Thanks very much, have settled in well, been having a look round the place and it is lovely