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by Weedo
Wed May 30, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 80
Views: 33733

Re: No rubbish fortnight

Here's a different slant on rubbish and littering
https://psnews.com.au/2018/04/02/skyfal ... ts-future/
by Weedo
Wed May 30, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 1816

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

I agree Ina - since we started actually exploring and walking rather than just rushing we are enjoying our (infrequent) breaks much more. Last trip was to have a "fact finding" look at North West and West Tasmania - 10 days travel; stayed at four locations; only drove 420km but walked about 80 more ...
by Weedo
Wed May 30, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 3098

Re: Onions

Look on the bright side Odsox - 6 growers in four different countries offer a lot of opportunity for ideas
by Weedo
Sun May 27, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 1816

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

The $60 per hour is the cost of employing the person using a minimum on cost of 40% on top of wages. Depending on the work performed etc. this could be as high as 70%
by Weedo
Sun May 27, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 3098

Re: Onions

I'm trying! still time poor but onions are in (red odourless, white spanish, brown globe) along with first batch of leeks. Seed for later varieties was sown in trays yesterday. Some winter brassicas in - more soon. All summer veg has finished with the last of the dwarf beans frosted off last week.
by Weedo
Thu May 24, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost worms
Replies: 18
Views: 2996

Re: Compost worms

if interesed a quick follow up on this trial 1/ not much has happened - the seasons have been too dry to do much 2/ the half patch has had 100kg per hectare of worm poo - the balance none 3/ The whole has received 1 tonne Gypsum per hectare. The problems with the soil are the result of 100 years of ...
by Weedo
Wed May 23, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 1816

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

Bit of a conundrum Skippy; In order to get things done (in any lifestyle) we either need to use the energy sources or employ help - probably highly skilled (craftsmen) help that can do the things manually the the machines allow anybody to do today. The costs of hiring these days is beyond economical...
by Weedo
Wed May 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 19
Views: 2270

Re: Weather forecast

I've switched to YR for forecasts - the Norwegians forecast Australian weather better then Australians - but use the Australian radar network also.
by Weedo
Wed May 16, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 17
Views: 2385

Re: Food waste

Here's more food waste issues to kick around. Here in NSW the loss of food product before it gets to the market is around 30%; due mainly to insect, pathogen and disease etc.etc. This is in the modern, non-organic production systems using all the chemicals and pesticides, fumigants, sealed storage s...
by Weedo
Wed May 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Cloned
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Cloned

"Her!"
by Weedo
Tue May 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 1816

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

I fly across Oz regularly for work and I agree that the airports get busier and slower every day. Flight windows (takeoff and landing times) are getting narrower as airports get busier and even a smalll delay with the palne can set you back hours while they wait for another window. I did charter a f...
by Weedo
Mon May 14, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 1969

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

Being time poor, I would hire a mini-loader. Here a mid-sized Dingo with 4 in 1 bucket will cost about $A 250 - 300 for a days hire and would move RC's 1 tonne Bulka of gravel in a couple of hours. Tee up a few other jobs for the critter while you have it. They will operate a rotary hoe, post hole d...
by Weedo
Mon May 14, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Re: No Bees?

Great you all have heaps of bees - all the species you mention are actually feral here, including the common honey bee, but are now so essential to food production that farmers pay bee keepers to bring their hives in. Apparently it is now more profitable than the honey. Tomato growers have been tryi...
by Weedo
Sun May 13, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 3849

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Weather is cooling so the ovens will be used much more often. My old Metters Canberra at the farm has to go - even the oven is filling with smoke now so the unit is obviously burnt out. For the time being though, it still heats water and the Sth end of the house and boils the kettle. I started to us...
by Weedo
Sun May 13, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Re: No Bees?

The sunflowers this year are a total loss. Although they grew very well, most have only empty husks. Not enough bees to polinate sufficiently I guess.