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by Flo
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Old shoes - what to do?
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Old shoes - what to do?

If you can't repair is there a local cobbler who might be able to do so? I know it means parting with money but maybe you prefer this to parting with the shoes.

Can you use the leather uppers for something else? Are you a crafty person?
by Flo
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: DIY Energy
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: DIY Energy

Wise decision ina - landlord can do the upheaval when the bungalow is empty before the next tenant can't they? It was total chaos for a day when landlord here installed a replacement gas boiler which has had a good few hiccups since it was installed. Mind you I think I got the maverick boiler and th...
by Flo
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: DIY Energy
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: DIY Energy

Think we can add DIY water (very dry in Northumberland), DIY petrol and at the rate the local bus company is having trouble finding drivers - DIY buses.
by Flo
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: DIY Energy
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: DIY Energy

At that point we decided to go to bed, as it was likely to become a complete outage and sure enough the lights went out about 15 minutes later. Yep been there and know that one well. This is the time when I look back at the 8-18 year old years with heating being a bit of coal and a lot of wood off ...
by Flo
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: DIY Energy
Replies: 7
Views: 266

DIY Energy

Seems we have a bit of a problem on our hands here in the UK. We seem to have a spike in wholesale gas supplies and a fire at one of the French undersea cable terminals in France so that's out of commission - one less source of energy. Anyone using Gridwatch can see that ICFR3 is not supplying. Clou...
by Flo
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 152
Views: 98793

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Oh gloom Weedo that comes expensive in time if not in other things that have to be garnered to improve the situation.
by Flo
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 152
Views: 98793

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Green Aura wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:07 am
My courgettes have finished - not ver productive at all this year!
Thought it was just me - had a short period where they were productive and then they gave up.
by Flo
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 152
Views: 98793

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Plums at the moment; cooking apples about to start and then there's the pears.
by Flo
Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 18010

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Well Ina my first thought was the first in this list but take your pick: Lack of moisture at the roots. ... Lack of pollinating insects, perhaps because of cold, wet or windy weather. Very hot weather, especially at night, which inhibits the germination of pollen grains, interrupting the pollination...
by Flo
Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 18010

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

I'm sure a watched tree never bears fruit - like the watched pot that never boils. :mrgreen: Freezer is full at the moment though that does include a variety of pasta type meals made up with oddments of vegetables that didn't deserve the full blanching and freezing treatment. Should be able to eat o...
by Flo
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Thrifty self sufficiency?
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Thrifty self sufficiency?

The journalistic slant ignores the fact that she has internet access, owns a house, does have a car.
by Flo
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Thrifty self sufficiency?
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Thrifty self sufficiency?

I suspect that some of the attitude is bought on by being a retired truck driver - that has never been a social lifestyle and I think she did it for some 30 years.
by Flo
Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Thrifty self sufficiency?
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Thrifty self sufficiency?

Thrifty living for the self sufficient types This lady is certainly not your average thrifty type but she does her best to be self sufficient with what she has or finds before she buys. She's still going on despite the time since the article in the paper (click on home if it sticks on a December me...
by Flo
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 19
Views: 5186

Re: To all those junk collectors

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Trouble is that what goes down to our allotments seems to look like this and it never seems to be what you want in an emergency.
by Flo
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 25562

Re: Growing in 2021

Thing is - all the promises from the met office around here of rain does come with the warning that it will be showers and those won't be evenly spread over the area. In other words, thunder and hail 5 miles away in one direction, heavy showers 2 miles away in another. And the heavy showers seem to ...