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We love hearing from you, so here is your chance. Introduce yourself and tell us what makes you selfsufficient 'ish'. Go on don't be shy, we welcome one and all. You can also tell us how you heard about us if you like.
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Lentil
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Location: Walsall, West Mids. UK

Hello everyone!

Post: # 241037Post Lentil
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:59 pm

Hello everyone!
So pleased to have found you all.
All my life I have cared about the environment & tried to be as self sufficient as possible.
I have been vegetarian for almost thirty years but recently eaten a little fish on rare occasions
At the moment, I have a little plum tree loaded with large fruit, a sort of cordon style pear tree that has drooped all its fruit (disappointing), raspberries canes, small currant bushes, herbs & the usual flowers etc. (cuttings are taking nicely).

I also have compost heaps & two wormeries (one indoors & one outside): Small solar panels (12volt battery nearly worn out & expensive to replace). I did have a homemade windmill, it was only 2metres up but grumpy neighbour moaned about it. I also had a solar water panel, it was made by a friend, out of copper pipes: Unfortunately it burst during the freezing winter: I still have a tiny water heater that only holds half a litre.

*As I am a’Freegan’ I acquire lots of stuff to feed the worms & freebies to share with friends & to take into Oxfam.

I love crafts & make some of my own cards & also jewellery. I did take up spinning but was just too tense to be of much use at it.
I hope to do a bit of felting & knitting this winter & use up some of my wool stash.

I am desperately saving to move house & make, re-use, re-cycle (collecting cans again now & this also tidies up my less than perfect environment). I live alone & as I am getting a bit long in the tooth, everything takes me an age to accomplish now.

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Milims
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Location: North East

Re: Hello everyone!

Post: # 241040Post Milims
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:08 pm

Hi there and welcome again :iconbiggrin: :wave:
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
Edward Monkton


Member of the Ish Weight Loss Club since 10/1/11 Started at 12st 8 and have lost 8lb so far!

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snapdragon
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Location: Wiltshire, on the edge and holding

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Post: # 241048Post snapdragon
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:18 pm

welcome in Lentil - :wave:

don't give up on the spinning just yet, sometimes it just takes a while to 'kick in' :happy3:
Say what you mean and be who you are, Those who mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind
:happy6:

Merry
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Post: # 241060Post Merry
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:10 am

Welcome Lentil, sounds as though you`re already very 'ish'. I`ve always fancied spinning myself. Have you got a wheel or do you use a drop spindle or something? I love felting too! There`s something so basic about it.
We are stardust, we are golden, and we`ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.

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Post: # 241061Post Green Aura
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:06 am

Hi Lentil, welcome to Ish :wave:
Maggie

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have. Marge Piercy

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin

Lentil
Jerry - Bit higher than newbie
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Location: Walsall, West Mids. UK

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Post: # 241073Post Lentil
Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:18 am

Thank you all for your nice welcomings!
When I was at Walsall Hand Spinners, I borrowed a wheel; I returned it on leaving. I have two drop spindles & on being prompted by your interest I will go back to mastering that.
I have some nicely carded wool (I love hand carding & combing too,) that I plan to hand dye with plant dyes & wet felt some of it & needle felt less of it: The yarn I spun looks very rustic LOL.

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MuddyWitch
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Location: Leicester, uk, but heading to Ireland

Re: Hello everyone!

Post: # 241206Post MuddyWitch
Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:55 am

Welcome to ISH :flower:

Where abouts are you? If you pop your location into your profile it'll help us if you ask for advice.

MW
If it isn't a Greyhound, it's just a dog!

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Location: Orkney, Scotland.

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Post: # 241237Post spider8
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:21 pm

Hello Lentil, love the name :wave:
Life's a bitch and then you diet.

crazymaisey
Jerry - Bit higher than newbie
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Post: # 241239Post crazymaisey
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:22 pm

Hi Lentil! Sounds like you'll be able to give lots of advice on a thing or two. I have 2 compost bins and am planning to get myself a wormery soon. Maybe you could give me some advice on one soon.
Welcome to the forum anyway. It's a brilliant place!

Lentil
Jerry - Bit higher than newbie
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Post: # 241255Post Lentil
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:44 pm

Hello all you lovely people,
I will put in my location when I find out out how & also a signature perhaps. I can't even seem to be able to use the smilies!
Of course I will give any help I can with setting up a wormery etc but there is a lot of info if Googled: Unfortunately some of it is a bit conflicting. I have a small wormery (made by me) in the house & there is no smell at all from it.
Compost toilets, using worms, are my study area at the moment.

My location: Walsall, West Mids. UK

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Millymollymandy
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Post: # 241269Post Millymollymandy
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:38 am

Hi and welcome! :wave:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)
http://chateaumoorhen.blogspot.com/

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