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by Green Aura
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path

I have no idea where I started, Flo. I think some elememts were always there from childhood - following my Dad round his veg patch and greenhouse, helping my stepmother (who fortuitously was a chef) in the kitchen. Although most of that, apart from cooking (I've never liked the taste or used ready m...
by Green Aura
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Just saying Hello from Brittany, France
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Just saying Hello from Brittany, France

Hi Beewoman and welcome to Ish. :wave:

It sounds like you've got a lovely set up there. Have a look round the forum and ask any questions (or, indeed, answer some :lol: ). There's tons of info you can get, or add to.
by Green Aura
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 8246

Re: Pet gripes

I feel your pain, Flo. We never retrieved one of the sheets of polycarbonate when the polytunnel blew down a few years back. I just hope it didn't do any damage on the way to wherever if finally landed.
If we ever manage to get this dome constructed it will be much less of a problem. Hopefully. :roll:
by Green Aura
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3944

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

I had to google Fowlers jars. Specific to Australia, it appears. They look quite interesting but I'd be worried about the metal lids - are they coated on the inside? Also being screw top might be problematic for using for fermenting veg, sauerkraut and the like. Unless, of course, you're very dilige...
by Green Aura
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: The repair shop
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: The repair shop

I don't have a TV licence, skippy so until it appears on Netflix I won't be watching it. However, your concerns certainly resonate with past series of DIY/self-suficiency/craft etc etc programmes. I'm never sure who they're aimed at. As you noted, if you're interested in restoration, or any of the o...
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Today I Dug Up...
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: Today I Dug Up...

Our bottle banks are those old dome things - they don't have a lid. I'm guessing that shoving a wheelibins worth of small pieces of broken glass, through a 6" hole might not be an option.:lol:
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: raising chickens for meat
Replies: 4
Views: 4385

Re: raising chickens for meat

Hi ecogeorge. Welcome to Ish :wave:

You've stumbled on quite an old thread but any new information is always good, thanks.
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Today I Dug Up...
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: Today I Dug Up...

Also, anybody know what to do with a wheelie bin full of broken glass? I feel like it's recyclable, but have yet to work out where I can take it. That's a tricky one. You obviously can't put it into bottle banks. What about a craft glass blower? Can they recycle it? I know of one in North Wales - t...
by Green Aura
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hydroponics
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Hydroponics

I've just thought of a third (or is that fifth? :roll:) NY resolution. Well, it's not really a resolution but something I've been thinking about and we've talked about on here from time to time. I finally achieved my ambition of having home grown tomatoes for breakfast this Christmas. (We did manage...
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Today I Dug Up...
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: Today I Dug Up...

My thoughts exactly, ina.
Just make sure you've got good thick gloves, Viper.
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Phone apps
Replies: 14
Views: 3418

Re: Phone apps

I feel like I need a mobile phone because of the long distances I travel, often alone, to get to - well anywhere really. A "just in case" phone which usually cost a tenner from T$sco. We laughingly referred to them as my "drug dealer" phone (anyone seen The Wire?). I only moved on to smart smart pho...
by Green Aura
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Crab apple jelly ...well it was
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Crab apple jelly ...well it was

I've had a quick scout round t'internet but couldn't find anything definitive. I did find that if you don't get the acid/sugar/water/pectin balance just right that affects the runniness (makes you wonder how anyone ever managed to make jam with scientists!) but as it gelled initially that doesn't se...
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 8246

Re: Pet gripes

Good to hear that Flo.

We gave the Solstice bonfire a miss but Christmas dinner no. 1 went down well. The gal feels like she's had Christmas so now isn't upset at the idea of a curry. My job is done. :cheers:
by Green Aura
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ish Members' Blogs
Replies: 33
Views: 27521

Re: Ish Members' Blogs

That's great, Viper. Love the retro look!
by Green Aura
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 8246

Re: Pet gripes

doesn't want any hassle so is getting in a takeaway! Are you telling me that you can get a takeaway on Christmas day, and a vegan one at that? If so I'll add to my Pet Gripes and very pleased I left the country as it most certainly has gone even more downhill than I thought. :iconbiggrin: Apparentl...