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by Pumkinpie
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Image
Replies: 19
Views: 3784

Re: Image

Hi Skippy,
It's always useful to know a good handyman for future reference
Especially with your credentials.
I am in Burton on Trent .
Are u based any where near by as I see u are from South Staffordshire.
I don't care how people look as long as they do a good job.
by Pumkinpie
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment visit.
Replies: 1
Views: 1011

Allotment visit.

Confession time . Went to allotment . The first time since Christmas. I was surprised how it looked. Garlic and onions planted in the autumn are looking good as are the leeks. Got some parsnips and potatoes for Sunday dinner. Had a good look round to see what needs doing. Must be good and get into g...
by Pumkinpie
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How Selfsufficientish were you in 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 8414

Re: How Selfsufficientish were you in 2014

Feeling lazy today.
Want parsnips for dinner but can't be bothered to go and dig them up.
Must make the effot although the coop is calling.
Home grown frosted parsnips . Yummy.
I think I will see if the sun comes out!
by Pumkinpie
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How Selfsufficientish were you in 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 8414

Re: How Selfsufficientish were you in 2014

Not as well as previous years due to ill health.
Still got a large pumpkin, onions and potatoes. Parsnips still in ground.
Hopefully a better year next year.
by Pumkinpie
Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Onion chutney
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

Onion chutney

Realy enjoyed the carmalised onion chutney I made in the summer with my prize winning onion. Just wish I knew what went into it apart from the onions and the fruit left over from my summer fruit flavoured vinegar. It is really yummy and goes well with the local derbyshire cheeses from Bakewell farme...
by Pumkinpie
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Meitheal
Replies: 10
Views: 1465

Re: Meitheal

Great idea.
I might put it too our u3a gardening group.
It sounds like fun and productive too.
by Pumkinpie
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment thefts,how can we prevent?
Replies: 27
Views: 5647

Re: Allotment thefts,how can we prevent?

I suppose H and S would stop traps being laid to catch them.
Treacle and feathers or paint that can't be removed.
It should make them stand out in the crowd.
by Pumkinpie
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Home made cleaning products
Replies: 22
Views: 9440

Re: Home made cleaning products

It can be cheaper. I am on a site where a lot of people make there own washing powder from basic household soap and washing soda ( I think) and sware by it.
by Pumkinpie
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Define your alternative self
Replies: 33
Views: 5992

Re: Define your alternative self

I have always done things different .
It's nice to stand out from the crowd and be unconventional .
People always seem to remember me though.
At the minute into poetry events with hubby who writes poetry.
by Pumkinpie
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Define your alternative self
Replies: 33
Views: 5992

Re: Define your alternative self

Ha ha.. My hubby did that years ago when he was a cygnet in 'swan lake '. 3 large bearded , hairy men in pink tutus and boffer boots dancing round a dying swan. Never laughed so much in all my life and his mother nearly fell off her seat as she only went to see her grand daughter dancing . It was a ...
by Pumkinpie
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where do all the alternative people hang out?
Replies: 27
Views: 4183

Re: Where do all the alternative people hang out?

Friday craft club seems to attract alternative type of people I like. Topics discussed are wide ranging and a lot of us are into self sustainability, recycling , art, festivals music , green issues , heathy natural healing and lifestyles. As well as growing our own food and sharing, occasional commu...
by Pumkinpie
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Winter veg suprise box
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Winter veg suprise box

Right suns out cold but bright . Off to do some planting.
Good mixture to see me through the hungry gap ( hopefully not too late to put them in.
Garlic , mixed onions , leeks and lots of assorted brassicas and winter salads.
Hope I have enough cloches.
by Pumkinpie
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Winter veg suprise box
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Winter veg suprise box

I suppose late autumn or early winter. Other than that rope in some gardening cover to do basic essentials whilst on holiday.
by Pumkinpie
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Winter veg suprise box
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Winter veg suprise box

I had ordered ages ago a box of mixed winter veg plants and sets for planting at lotty . They were supposed to come sept / October . I had forgotton all about them until the weekend. I chased them up and my order had got missed . It I is been delivered tomorow . It's typical I have missed the nice w...
by Pumkinpie
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Old dogs........
Replies: 13
Views: 3476

Re: Old dogs........

My electric machine is up the creek at the moment . Need to work out why the thread from the spool keeps snapping. Going to have a play with it on Monday using the manual and try to get it going. Otherwise it's back to using my good old manual singer. I must look up the registration number and see h...