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by Mortimer657
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weight loss group
Replies: 441
Views: 53494

Re: weight loss group

Hi all. I spent most of my time in the army specialising as a regimental Physical Training Instructor (PTI) and also hold several ABA Boxing Coach Qualifications, im Personal Trainer Qualified and also compete in Muay Thai Boxing. Having been on the sharp end of you lot there is only one word to de...
by Mortimer657
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: what livestock do you keep?
Replies: 13
Views: 2715

Re: what livestock do you keep?

We have 4 Chickens on their way, just paid for them.We also have a Patterdale terrier who has attention deficit disorder, he's 6 months old :lol: . We then have 3 ferrets, all workers, a Peregrine for taking woodpigeon on the wing and a Buzzard which im in the process of training up to take rabbit a...
by Mortimer657
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Potatoes in Bins
Replies: 23
Views: 4128

Re: Potatoes in Bins

Brilliant replies all.

I think i'll give this a go then. It'll be a good way to get started and get my hand in while i wait for my allotment plot to come up.
by Mortimer657
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: 3 Rod Plot any good?
Replies: 10
Views: 1764

Re: 3 Rod Plot any good?

Thanks all, just what i wanted to hear. Really stoked about this now. Hopefully the next 18 months will fly by. I have heard that if you keep on at them, not OTT on at them, but keep on top of them you can get them a little quicker. Have a mate on the particular site im going for who seems to think ...
by Mortimer657
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weight loss group
Replies: 441
Views: 53494

Re: weight loss group

Hi all. Anyone interested in losing weight, improving their cardiovascular fitness/general strength and conditioning, improving their confidence as a result and generally having more energy and a greater feeling of wellbeing, im willing to offer training programmes free of charge to members of "Ish"...
by Mortimer657
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Potatoes in Bins
Replies: 23
Views: 4128

Potatoes in Bins

Hi all, Is it possible to grow decent crops of potatoes out of bins? A friend of mine grows his in normal black plastic bins. He has 4 of them running up one side of his garden and seems to get reasonable yields out of them. Is it much of a space saving idea? I only ask as i was considering this mys...
by Mortimer657
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens-first timer
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Chickens-first timer

Hi All, Just looking for a few pointers with regards to keeping chickens (for egg laying mainly). What are the basic care requirements? What sort of breeds make good layers? What kind of expenditure am i looking at overall? Space, how much do they need? Am i best off letting them free roam the garde...
by Mortimer657
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: 3 Rod Plot any good?
Replies: 10
Views: 1764

Re: 3 Rod Plot any good?

If by a rod they mean 5 1/2 sq yds,then 3 rods divided into deep beds will grow loads of food. Hi Jerry, Well i couldnt find a photo of one of the plots on the site im in the waiting list for (18 month waiting list, though they do tend to come up faster apparently). But i've found the Portsmouth Co...
by Mortimer657
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free Meat
Replies: 12
Views: 7496

Re: Free Meat

I've been thinking about this kind of thing more lately, but had no idea how to get into hunting rabbits or pigeons. Hi Nomada, I'd really reccomend it. I never had an interest in this kind of thing myself at one point. My brother has been a keen small game hunter for quite some time and remarked h...
by Mortimer657
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: 3 Rod Plot any good?
Replies: 10
Views: 1764

3 Rod Plot any good?

Hi all. Though clued up on hunting (and muay thai haha) im a relative newcomer to growing my own produce. My names down with the local Authority/Council for an allotment patch. Im currently planning to grown produce (as much as is possible) out of a few raised beds in my garden. However i digress. W...
by Mortimer657
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from me
Replies: 13
Views: 1891

Re: Hello from me

Welcome. Im new myself so im in the same boat :icon_smile:
by Mortimer657
Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free Meat
Replies: 12
Views: 7496

Re: Free Meat

wow! you seem to know your stuff! sure some people will make good use of your writings! Many Thanks Berti. Would be great knowing someone else has learnt something from me that will benefit them. For me i just think its crazy that there is this free bounty going cheap and people pass it by everyday...
by Mortimer657
Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free Meat
Replies: 12
Views: 7496

Re: Free Meat

frozenthunderbolt wrote:Awesome post!
Many Thanks. Always a pleasure.
by Mortimer657
Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free Meat
Replies: 12
Views: 7496

Free Meat

As a newbie to the site i thought i'd add a little something of my own, and i'll apologise in advance if this one, or a topic similar, has already been covered. Theres a cheap as chips meat source on offer in the UK, farmers, especially cereal/vegetable etc farmers , will be more than happy to let y...
by Mortimer657
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi From Portsmouth, UK
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Hi From Portsmouth, UK

Hi Morti, welcome to Ish :wave: Like the sound of that wind turbine - did you need planning permission? I did indeed. Im in a detatched house but still had to have planning permission from the local authority. It was quite a complex procedure as well. However to make the process as painless as poss...