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by KathyLauren
Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 26
Views: 4641

Re: Someone say something

The Question - Is (or can) self sufficiency be ecologically sustainable in the modern world ? That is indeed the $7,000,000,000 question. I get upset when people tell me that there is not a problem with food supply, that it is just a problem of distribution. They say that "green revolution" techniq...
by KathyLauren
Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Autumn is here
Replies: 10
Views: 1266

Autumn is here

http://www.dulcemelos.ca/test/FallColours.jpg Our maple trees are changing colour. It has been a warm, very dry summer, and that trend is continuing into the fall. Normally this weekend (Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada) is the peak of the fall colours, but everything is late this year. The tree...
by KathyLauren
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Hide wires?
Replies: 7
Views: 5001

Re: Hide wires?

Green Aura wrote:It might be worth working out why it's externally wired, before embarking on ambitious projects. There may be a good reason.
The installer was probably too lazy to hide them. It's a bit of a pain when retrofitting wires, especially if the run is over a long distance.
by KathyLauren
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Woodshed
Replies: 9
Views: 5707

Woodshed

I have just finished building a new woodshed. The old one was too far away from the house to haul wood in a storm, too small, and too airtight, despite being rickety. Our objectives for the new one were: 1. close to the back door, with no intervening gates; 2. not too far from the driveway for deliv...
by KathyLauren
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: KeithBC is no more
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: KeithBC is no more

Sorry 'bout that. I guess it could be seen as alarming. I am actually more alive than ever.

Kathy
by KathyLauren
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Re-introducing myself
Replies: 9
Views: 3169

Re: Re-introducing myself

Thanks everyone. :)
Green Aura wrote: (I was going to say keep us up to date but I'm not sure if that's right or not, but you can if you want). :wink: :roll: :lol:
Well, keeping you all totally up to date might be TMI. :wink: But I plan to stick around here and discuss anything ish-y in my life.

Kathy
by KathyLauren
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: KeithBC is no more
Replies: 2
Views: 581

KeithBC is no more

Hi, all. I would like to draw your attention to my re-introduction thread here: http://selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=29507 . Yep, some major changes in my life! :iconbiggrin: It could be a bit confusing on the forum. I see that the admin magic that changed my username (thanks, Ods...
by KathyLauren
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Re-introducing myself
Replies: 9
Views: 3169

Re-introducing myself

I am not new here, but I have a new identity. You have known me as KeithBC. As you can guess from my new username, I am making a major change in my life. I have (finally!) figured out that I am transgender, and am in the process of becoming the woman that I always should have been. Trust me, it is a...
by KathyLauren
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Turning Veggie!
Replies: 17
Views: 4547

Re: Turning Veggie!

I'm a bit late to the party, having just noticed this thread. I've been vegetarian for so long (about 35 years) that I don't even remember what it was like to give up meat. I followed the recommendations in "Diet For a Small Planet" about combining foods to get "complete" proteins. The author has si...
by KathyLauren
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Tell me what a self sufficientish lifestyle is
Replies: 13
Views: 3284

Re: Tell me what a self sufficientish lifestyle is

I come here to try to stay in touch with some of my core values. It doesn't necessarily mean that I always live by those values, but I don't want to abandon them altogether. I prefer to live frugally. I joined one forum that claimed to be about frugal living. I quit when I saw one member's definitio...
by KathyLauren
Tue May 17, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Asparagus and raspberries
Replies: 2
Views: 1925

Asparagus and raspberries

We had our first harvest of the year: some asparagus was up. We missed harvesting it last year with moving, but this year we were ready. We got about 8 spears, enough for a small side dish each. Yum! It's a pretty pathetic bed, and needs some rejuvenation. We are hoping that the shoots we harvested ...
by KathyLauren
Sun May 15, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Strawberry boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 1719

Re: Strawberry boxes

I've never heard of everbearing strawberries. Have you got any more info - size, variety etc? I'm wondering if they're what I'd know as alpine strawberries. These ones are a variety called 'Seascape'. We grew 'Alpine' berries that last place we were at. They are also everbearing. I have no idea wha...
by KathyLauren
Sun May 15, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Strawberry boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 1719

Strawberry boxes

A couple of days ago, I finished building three strawberry boxes. My wife and I filled them with a layer of sand topped by lots of topsoil and planted 52 strawberry plants in them. They are everbearing berries, so, after a couple of months picking off the blossoms to help them get established, we sh...
by KathyLauren
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar heat
Replies: 6
Views: 3007

Re: Solar heat

Well, the solar heating system has been operational for a couple of weeks. It is providing all the hot water we can use, at a higher temperature than the boiler provides. The more hot water we use, the more efficient it is, since unused hot water is kept hot by burning oil, whereas used hot water is...
by KathyLauren
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Get the forum to just show me last updated posts?
Replies: 5
Views: 2309

Re: Get the forum to just show me last updated posts?

I use the Quick Links / New Posts item in the top banner.