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by Odsox
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:27 pm
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

Nowadays there's a bus passes the front door We have a community minibus pass here twice a week which goes to the local town and returns 2 hours later, so OK to go shopping there, but if you want to go anywhere else you can't get home, unless you wait 2 days or the next week, depending on which day...
by Odsox
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:32 pm
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 was born into it. Growing up just after the war with rationing, all country folk grew their own fruit and veg, and caught rabbits for meat. Plus we lived on a small farm, so just about all food was home produced especially eggs, milk, cream and butter (but not cheese!) Also I was taught the art of...
by Odsox
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Today I Dug Up...
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: Today I Dug Up...

That's rather odd. Sheet glass is definitely recyclable here, although you do have to go to one of the larger council recycling centres rather than the village bottle bank type centre.
by Odsox
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 8245

Re: Pet gripes

Green Aura wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:19 am
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:
by Odsox
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 8245

Re: Pet gripes

Of course you can Ms Scrooge :santa: :santa: :lol:
by Odsox
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 8245

Re: Pet gripes

Weedo wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:28 am
What's next? Predigested foods to save the time and effort of preparing, cooking and chewing?
Well that's more or less already happening up here when you can buy ready made mashed potatoes and ready made omelettes.
by Odsox
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Lean-to Greenhouse Roof
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Lean-to Greenhouse Roof

Found some (but not all) photos. This is the latest one, I had a spare wall that was crying out for a lean to greenhouse, so I did. . . leanto.jpg leanto 2.jpg . I also built a lean to greenhouse with a glass roof, and then rebuilt it and posted the details on here, but the relevant photo seems to h...
by Odsox
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Lean-to Greenhouse Roof
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Lean-to Greenhouse Roof

Yes, I have used both glass and corrugated plastic.
I also have photos of them somewhere, I will look them out later and post them here.
by Odsox
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Breezy
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: Breezy

Well it was quite rough for 24 hours.
We lost electricity for about 3 hours and had to run the generator, which was nice but not very Ish.
All calm now and sunny.
by Odsox
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Breezy
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Breezy

'Tis a tad breezy down here at the moment and due to get worse later this evening with a red wind warning. I think it's going to be worse further up country though, from Kerry to Donegal. https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-14.81,53.77,1979/loc=-9.806,51.705 Of cou...
by Odsox
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A self sufficient Christmas?
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: A self sufficient Christmas?

Well all the veg will be fresh out of the garden.
Christmas pudding and mincemeat will include home grown and produced raisins, sultanas and dried apricots.
Other than that, not much I'm afraid.
by Odsox
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the West Midlands
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Hello from the West Midlands

Welcome to our little forum Viper :wave:
Anything you want to know just ask, there's bound to be someone who can help
by Odsox
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 856

Re: Black Friday

Ah, we can go one (or two) better than that. We have a quick boil gas kettle for our gas hob and a flat bottom kettle that goes on the wood burner stove. Both of which are left over from previous times, the gas kettle from when we were "of no fixed abode" living in a caravan 25 years ago. Both very ...
by Odsox
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 53
Views: 8670

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Competition eh? :lol: I decided to have later ripe tomatoes this year as in past years nobody wanted tomatoes at Christmas. So this year the plan is to have ripe fruit from late January onwards. Well done on your's, even if they are a bit too early. That's one of the benefits of keeping a gardening ...
by Odsox
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Water, water everywhere...
Replies: 13
Views: 2039

Re: Water, water everywhere...

We have post tropical cyclone Sebastien visiting tomorrow, but the forecast is nothing special.
"They" are only forecasting 50 Km/h winds, barely force 6, and about 6 mm of rain.
Although, as unbelievable as it sounds, "they" have been know to get it wrong. :iconbiggrin: