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by Weedo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Raw feeding
Replies: 9
Views: 10088

Re: Raw feeding

All my other halfs dogs (I don't keep pets) eat raw or starve although some dried food is available for nibbles, maybe half a cup each daily. The secret to feeding raw is to slow down the rate of consumption and force them to chew; this stimulates the digestive system and satisfies without eating to...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: Malvern show

Heaps of things with plastic in them that could other wise be recycled or composted (recyclable Vs able to be recycled) Basically anything made out of paper that needs to hold a liquid or withstand immersion
by Weedo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Right Said Flo
Replies: 20
Views: 417

Re: Right Said Flo

GA - my old blender had to be retired after many years simply because the rubber seals had perished and replacements were no longer available. The carp available these days is terrible, plastic jugs with the blades built in (not removable for cleaning) ans all computerised gizmos that don't allow hu...
by Weedo
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 42
Views: 2988

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Flo
Please send me a dozen - I haven't tasted a puddle in months.
by Weedo
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The cellar !!
Replies: 18
Views: 961

Re: The cellar !!

Thanks all
The difference is logical and as I imagined, however some of the recipes about seem to cross over the dividing line.
by Weedo
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The cellar !!
Replies: 18
Views: 961

Re: The cellar !!

OK, I seek enlightenment and knowledge. I have been trawling through the various boozy links posted and have a couple of questions. 1/ what is the difference between cider an apple wine? the many recipes looked at seem to use the terms interchangeably for products with similar recipes? 2/ Some fruit...
by Weedo
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Country Wines
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

Re: Country Wines

Elfcurry You would possibly at more risk if you wild harvest plums etc. Even then, as GA states, you would need to crack the hull and the kernel. If plums were toxic in this form, I would be dead years ago. Mother made heaps of whole plum jam and conserves and served up whole stewed plums almost dai...
by Weedo
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 42
Views: 2988

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Broccoli, cabbage, green onions - we are in between the last of the winters and first of the springs - hopefully the frosts are over. Looking like another long, hot, dry year. The cereal and canola crops around here are now being cut for hay; no hope of enough moisture to take them through to harvest.
by Weedo
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The cellar !!
Replies: 18
Views: 961

Re: The cellar !!

roll on retirement and time to do this stuff!
by Weedo
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Life with no kitchen
Replies: 25
Views: 1241

Re: Life with no kitchen

Flo Apart from total fire ban days (extreme fire risk) it is quite legal for a bonafide traveller to light a fire to cook a meal here. My friend recently had their bathrooom rebuilt (for disabled use) and wound up with no hot water in the hand basin, hot water in the toilet cistern and no power to a...
by Weedo
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Nettles as Companion Plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Nettles as Companion Plants?

Yes, looking at the pics in the links Flo posted they are definitely a different species; apart from the general leaf shape etc. mine seem to be much woody-er and more upright. I might sneak a sample into the National Herbarium and see what comes back.
by Weedo
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Life with no kitchen
Replies: 25
Views: 1241

Re: Life with no kitchen

Fire, billy, camp oven, BBQ plate - what more do you need?
by Weedo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Nettles as Companion Plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Nettles as Companion Plants?

Ina Your question prompted a quick check of Herbarium records here; I always thought our nettles were "ferals" from Europe but it seems they (this particular common species) are actually native to Oz and NZ (Urtica incisa). Very similar to the common European species (U. dioica & U. urens - which ha...
by Weedo
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Nettles as Companion Plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Nettles as Companion Plants?

If you can get fresh bracken croziers, rub on the juice
Here are pics of the carefully designed and nutured companion planting process. I picked the cabbage and ate it last night - sound, solid and sweet.
by Weedo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Nettles as Companion Plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Nettles as Companion Plants?

I guess its just one of those things that worked this time - I might try it again, perhaps with some lettuce? Too early here for most moths etc. although aphids, mites etc. should be there. Flo - GA, I have never had a real issue with nettles, they sting at first, itch for a few minutes and then OK ...