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by Flo
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Not been around for some time
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Not been around for some time

Can talk about gardening with the best of the rest of the world. Fowls are not my thing - not since leaving home and leaving keeping hens behind many years ago. Deceased husband was into showing bantams in his early days (and keeping goats) which I missed much to my happiness.
by Flo
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 1765

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Someone elsewhere on the internet said that being tidy (!!!!!!!!) and putting the same things together stopped you buying another one when you didn't need it.

That sounds a bit like one of those Marie Kondo tidying up ideas to me but I do see what the intention is.
by Flo
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Not been around for some time
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Not been around for some time

Nice to see you again. What can we interest you to talk about?
by Flo
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 1172

Re: Growing in 2021

Fink that the rules changed on 1st January. It's the phytosanitary certificate that is causing the trouble. It all used to work under the general EU rules which applied to everyone. Now the UK has to do its own thing and showing that seed potatoes and plants meet the required regulations - well sh!t...
by Flo
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 1172

Re: Growing in 2021

Got up to walk round as the knee gets like that in the middle of the knee - well somewhere near dawn or something. Anyway the snow has settled so not gardening weather. But the son-in-law raided the allotment shed yesterday and found a dozen potatoes from last year's crop that will keep for starting...
by Flo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 1765

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Exactly Ina. You can only be so self sufficientish. Even on the farm in my youth we had a 5% chance of outside "stuff" and something to do.
by Flo
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 1765

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

No problems with food delivery. No problems with going out at present until the knee is trained. But it is boring. The real problem is that none of the village hall events have been able to start up again even when lock down rules are loosened. So there's no chat club for older folks, no craft club,...
by Flo
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 1765

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

The gal's gone, starts her placement next week. We've just discovered we've got Covid in our village, so won't be venturing out for any reason. Stats up here - so many cases in the nearest four or so miles that this whole village could be laid up with the virus. We're in a real virus hot spot. Not ...
by Flo
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 1172

Re: Growing in 2021

Excuse me but it was -7.0 here last night. That's just plain cold and not growing weather.
by Flo
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 1765

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Now that we are under a national lockdown, it's good to have had a big supermarket delivery on Tuesday that has left the cupboards bulging. May get some strange meals but shan't starve doing a live out of the cupboard challenge. As I'm only just a couple of days after the stitches have been taken ou...
by Flo
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 1172

Re: Growing in 2021

I put winter onion sets and garlic sets on the allotment in raised beds under netting in November knowing that I'd be off the road training the repaired knee when they should go in if doing spring ones. That's the extent of growing for now.
by Flo
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: It really is difficult at the moment
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: It really is difficult at the moment

Don't knock the rubbish sold Weedo - it's the economy that counts and selling of tat finances government income
by Flo
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's a Self Sufficient Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: What's a Self Sufficient Christmas

The work that went into the Christmas family gatherings when I was a youngster living on the farm are a memory of hard labour. Everything from the Christmas pudding to the Christmas cake and mince pies were home made. Fruit and veg had been preserved all through the summer and autumn. Jam had been m...
by Flo
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's a Self Sufficient Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 726

What's a Self Sufficient Christmas

If you celebrate Christmas what do you consider to be a self sufficientish one?
by Flo
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 1765

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Part of the family has just discovered that it is in tier 4 which is the same as a national lock down in all but name. What a difference a day makes. Luckily the grandson and his lady are pretty self sufficient in a lot of things, can work at home. But they had to put off their wedding last summer. ...