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by Green Aura
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland

I hope all goes well for you, John. :hugish:
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland

It's all relative, Flo. Where we are now we have a 40 mile round trip to get our click and collect order. Pretty much the only company who deliver to us, without surcharge, is Amazon! A trip to the nearest supermarket is 140 mile round trip (220 to the nearest big supermarket). What used to be a ple...
by Green Aura
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland

Just across country, Flo, to Caithness.
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland

Best of luck with the sale, John. We've just bought a house and will be moving next month - then ours is on the market too!!!!
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Living off grid is full time
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: Living off grid is full time

Some good tips there - especially about heating. Many people live in their summer clothes all year and crank the heating up instead of putting on a jumper or vest. However, in the current situation, that's not an option for many folk. Nor is getting in diesel to run generators (and red diesel is una...
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: DIY Energy
Replies: 16
Views: 1468

Re: DIY Energy

Indeed, Simon. The number of people having to decide between heating and eating is enormous. Far more than a so-called developed nation should stand for.
by Green Aura
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 157
Views: 103970

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Well I'm glad you've said that - I thought it was just me! Mine just get loads of foliage and not much root. However, we do a good line in radish pods, which I believe are quite trendy. :lol:
by Green Aura
Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: DIY Energy
Replies: 16
Views: 1468

Re: DIY Energy

Hmm, not sure I like the idea of exporting energy. I'll have to think about that!.
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Old shoes - what to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: Old shoes - what to do?

There are several charities that transport clothes etc to "developing" countries. The problem is, I'm not sure they'd send shoes that are less than wearable, so they might dispose of them here. I don't know of any leather recycling/reusing sites. Or rather, not recycling small items like shoes. Wors...
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: DIY Energy
Replies: 16
Views: 1468

Re: DIY Energy

If things get "interesting" it's not as if we'll be able to go sit in a café for warmth or the local library to read - they'll be in the same situation as the rest of us. No, although it may be a time to pay/receive visits - more bodies warm up the space a treat! Think pot luck lunches or suppers. ...
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: DIY Energy
Replies: 16
Views: 1468

Re: DIY Energy

It's not just direct gas supply, electricity generated from gas power stations is at risk too. In answer to your question, though, there are a few things you can do. The first thing is to shut your living area down to just one room, so any heat you can create will be optimised. Aim to live, cook and...
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: DIY Energy
Replies: 16
Views: 1468

Re: DIY Energy

We had a very strange situation last night. We're fairly used to power outages and have lots of back ups ready but last nights was different. OH has a small back up power supply to enable him to save his work (software developer) in the case of loss of power. It started alarming, at about 10pm, but ...
by Green Aura
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 157
Views: 103970

Re: What are you harvesting now?

My courgettes have finished - not ver productive at all this year!

Still getting a few tomatoes out of the greenhouse but I think we'll harvest all the green ones and get shut this weekend. Chillies continue and have done rather well this year.
by Green Aura
Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Thrifty self sufficiency?
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: Thrifty self sufficiency?

I suppose if she doesn't drink tea herself, it would be unreasonable for her to stock them in case of visitors. The article didn't read like that though - just anything to save a penny or two. Mind, that could just be the journalistic slant!
by Green Aura
Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Thrifty self sufficiency?
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: Thrifty self sufficiency?

In answer to your question, I think it's the last - maybe brought on by periods real hardship. I don't know if it's thrifty, or just mean. Don't encourage friends to come round or if they do bring their own teabags. I wonder how many invites she gets to theirs. There are undoubtedly some very good i...