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by Ellendra
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: What next? Going to school with no shoes?
Replies: 45
Views: 6975

Re: What next? Going to school with no shoes?

How does it work in the States, we in the UK seem to think there are no beneifts in the States, and everyone walks round with Major Illnesses as they can't afford Health care, but then I read that the US spends more per head of population on "free" health care than we do in the UK? I never understo...
by Ellendra
Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Stupid Plants
Replies: 12
Views: 1108

Re: Stupid Plants

Do the stems show any changes as they ripen? On the strawberries that grow at my parents' house, once in a while the berries will only turn red in one tiny spot while the rest stays white, and I've noticed that when it's ripe-but-white the stem changes. It gets a little darker and looks dry. Just a ...
by Ellendra
Sat May 19, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Anyone have fibromyalgia?
Replies: 6
Views: 2543

Re: Anyone have fibromyalgia?

I had dizzy spells that sound like that, turned out to be a misalignment in my neck. I see a chiropractor every few weeks to deal with it.
by Ellendra
Sat May 19, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Odd bean
Replies: 20
Views: 2879

Re: Odd bean

I've had heirloom squash seeds do it, I think it's just a random mutation, or maybe a gene got switched off. It happens.
by Ellendra
Thu May 17, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Wiscosnin
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: Hello from Wiscosnin

Another cheese-head! Woohoo!!

I'm over toward the Dane/Green County area and don't get over to Milwaukee if I can help it, cities give me the creeps. Still, nice to meet you. Welcome to Ish!
by Ellendra
Thu May 17, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Is giving up, giving up
Replies: 18
Views: 2406

Re: Is giving up, giving up

But even to the liberal arty people who are my friends and family this is hearsay, I'm giving up, I'm wasting myself, I could do so much more etc. People will always try to tell you how to live your life. If you listen objectively you may notice that most of the time, what they're actually doing is...
by Ellendra
Tue May 15, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: debt collection agencies - advice needed
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

Re: debt collection agencies - advice needed

Get one of those gadgets that records your phone conversations. A lot of debt collection agents use tactics that are illegal. In addition, there are con artists who sometimes immitate debt collectors, and some of them are very good at it too! My dad still thinks I got in trouble for not paying my co...
by Ellendra
Sat May 12, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Odd bean
Replies: 20
Views: 2879

Re: Odd bean

Hmmm, save seed from that one. It might be a mutation made it less responsive to gravity, and thus usefull for space travellers. (No, I'm not joking. I used to have a special setup for testing how well plants would grow in low- or no-gravity. NASA used to do tests like that but I'm not sure if they ...
by Ellendra
Tue May 08, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Collard
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Re: Collard

Slightly off topic Durgan but does anyone know if there is an alternative UK term for collards? We don't seem to have it over here, unless we grow it by another name. It's what they sell as "spring greens" in the shops Maggie, which are immature spring cabbage. I don't think that's accurate, but th...
by Ellendra
Wed May 02, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Incubating without an incubator?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

Re: Incubating without an incubator?!

I came across a mention of an alternative way to incubate eggs, and it doesn't require expensive equipment, either. It involves putting the egg between one's . . . . umm, the censors will kick that word out, so lets just call it "an area of female anatomy". I'm still trying to find more info on this...
by Ellendra
Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bamboo ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1220

Re: Bamboo ?

I've tried growing the clumping kind a couple of times, but it never took root. To be honest, I think it was DOA. But, someone a few blocks away has a nice hedge of it, and I'm pretty sure it's the same kind I was trying to grow, so I might see if I can buy a clump off of him to grow. An online frie...
by Ellendra
Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Live off the Land Challenge
Replies: 45
Views: 14814

Re: Live off the Land Challenge

valcharman wrote:
Prospective tenants are not allowed to visit prior to application.

Ahh, I love the smell of scammers in the morning!
by Ellendra
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Parsnips
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Parsnips

My method for planting parnips involves ... um... actually, nature plants them for me. Turns out they've become invasive in parts of the US, I never had to buy a single seed. The wild ones are genetically the same as the garden ones, although if the soil is heavy or rocky the roots won't grow as big.
by Ellendra
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Leprechauns, Fairies and other little people
Replies: 37
Views: 3049

Re: Leprechauns, Fairies and other little people

Look up the term "otherkin" and you'll find people who believe themselves to be decended from various mythological creatures. Most of them are full of it, but some do have actual physical abnormalities that make you wonder. Pointed ears, extra bones, that sort of thing. I have a friend who swears th...
by Ellendra
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Re-use bamboo blinds ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3163

Re: Re-use bamboo blinds ?

Some corset makers use those for boning.