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by Viper254
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Walnut tree
Replies: 47
Views: 30506

Re: Walnut tree

Just need to suss out what to do with them; I've got little piles of these green fruity things that have fallen off the tree. How do I get to a nut from here? If I try and peel it, it's a bit on the fleshy side
by Viper254
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Walnut tree
Replies: 47
Views: 30506

Re: Walnut tree

Resurrecting an ancient thread for what appears to be the fourth or so time; we've come to the realisation that what I thought was a birch is a walnut tree, and we're being peppered with walnuts falling down from above. This is a big tree, and probably the same age as the 40-odd year old hazelnut it...
by Viper254
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 46
Views: 34066

Re: No plastic

I don't know if you get anything from Amazon delivered? Every month or so I order a set of drum sticks - when they arrive (it breaks my heart) they're always in a box that's maybe a foot by half a foot and stuffed with brown paper. The brown paper can be folded into little bags and used for wrapping...
by Viper254
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 29261

Re: For saving money around the house!

As somebody working at home, I've been acutely aware of increasing costs of this. Normally, it doesn't bother me too much - I make a flask of coffee in the morning, which keeps me going for the day. I am careful not to snack too much. A lot of soup gets eaten - prep in the morning, get up at about 1...
by Viper254
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 70
Views: 32152

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Mrs. Viper (she would hate it if she knew I called her that, not least because we aren't married) works for a University admissions office. Almost all universities are adopting the online/hybrid approach, but they're acutely aware of the social effect of that first term lost, and they're all very ke...
by Viper254
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A newbie oldie!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4979

Re: A newbie oldie!!

Hiyo :)
by Viper254
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Change of Lifestyle
Replies: 12
Views: 4062

Re: Change of Lifestyle

We've also struggled getting stuff secondhand from shops locally. I sell a huge amount on eBay (I break motorcycles for parts) I have been selling stuff at an incredible rate as people turn to projects they have in their garage as a way to kill time. This means I need a steady supply of cardboard bo...
by Viper254
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 61327

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Lettuce, chard, spinach, broad beans and a few strawberries are starting to roll in :)
by Viper254
Wed May 13, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 61327

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Just got my first "crop" of lemonbalm in this morning - going to dry it for tea, which I was too slow to do last year :)

I've missed it over the winter months!
by Viper254
Tue May 12, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 26303

Re: Self Isolation

You know, I've quite grown into this lock down thing. I don't think I'll be getting out and about much even when and if ever they extend the rules for the over 70s. It's quite an education in being self sufficient in time management! I know that there are thousands of suggestions as to what you can...
by Viper254
Tue May 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 10476

Re: Allotment the 2nd

I have started going back to Park Site as it becomes increasingly clear that this is the new norm for the foreseeable future. Cleared enough of it to perhaps crop half the half-plot this year, cover the rest and then get the whole lot up and going for next year :) I'll take some photos when I'm up t...
by Viper254
Tue May 12, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 61327

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Not harvesting much more than nettles and ground elder. We have one new raised bed which was intended for beans but as only one has sprouted from an entire tray of 4 different varieties it may now be a salad bed! Nettles still usable? I've got loads of them - I was freezing them and using them like...
by Viper254
Tue May 12, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 61327

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Fingers crossed for next week - it's getting a little cluttered in my greenhouse now!
by Viper254
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 26303

Re: Self Isolation

I'm actually starting to kind of enjoy it. I am getting so much done and in some ways the pressure not having to go out to do stuff is quite enjoyable. Mrs. Viper is struggling a bit more. It's much better when the sun shines; that's for sure! The moped made from canibalised other mopeds in the gara...
by Viper254
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 26303

Re: Self Isolation

Thanks for asking - I'm ok. Officially furloughed now. Not feeling that great, but I think it's a mixture of my ongoing thyroid problem (feeling a bit weak and wobbly, with high blood pressure and palpitations), and the mental stress of just everything. Could be worse. How are you? Are you getting ...