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by Weedo
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 61
Views: 3608

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

I seem to recall that one of the reasons that it was considered beneficial to "get it over with" while young was because of the added effects of contracting as an adult - mumps was rally not nice for the mature gonads, chickenpox turned into (or regenerated into) shingles and some measles strains co...
by Weedo
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 61
Views: 3608

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Some of the smaller town shops are now asking for proof of residency to make sure they keep enough on the shelves for the locals. Most of the larger town supermarket shelves are reasonable well stocked now - strangely the higher quality red meat cuts go first.
by Weedo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 21
Views: 965

Re: Allotment the 2nd

I don't know how the wording is there (seems to be almost clonal worldwide) but here, in regards to farming, the rules are pretty well bent out of shape - farms are determined to be workplaces so multi-people gatherings etc. for farming are allowable; farms are also not public places (they are actua...
by Weedo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 26
Views: 731

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Not sure but it seems the outright stupidity in the markets is waning a little - rice, dried pulses, flour, pasta etc. are still in short supply as is toilet paper, tissues etc. but most other foodstuff is available. Protein is a little hard to get but, surprisingly, dairy, mushrooms, nuts and fish ...
by Weedo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1505

Re: Self Isolation

In will be going into Isolation from today - apparently I am in a high risk category (post 65 - chronic heart disease) and the fact that a group from an infected cruise ship moved into the doss house (syn. Air BnB) next door for 4 weeks dictates my social imprisonment. Locking up the town house and ...
by Weedo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed saving
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Seed saving

Out of Date is always a risk when ordering on line but I don't know any other way to get "bulk" seeds (other than the tiny little shelf packets) - I can remember my father purchasing seed (and nails, screws, fertiliser) by weight over the counter - 2 oz of that and 6 oz of this etc. from the bins - ...
by Weedo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 26
Views: 731

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Another wrinkle for us on the lack of meat on the shelves subject - due to extended, nationwide droughts over the past 12 years or so, our cattle and sheep numbers are the lowest for more than 100 years and still falling - much of the herds and flocks are now reduced to core breeding stock with grow...
by Weedo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1505

Re: Self Isolation

So, instead of the carp being in one place where the risk can be managed it will now be under every tree and bush around the public parks etc. Sound thinking! Here the Sates are virtually closing the borders, particularly those with limited entrance points (Tassie, WA, QLD) - if you are not a reside...
by Weedo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Experimentalish

Fodder and fibre are the usual uses - at the moment I am more interested in its effects on soil fertility and structure as part of multi species fallows - an alternative to green manures. So far seed is difficult to get hence the trial growing, if this small plot works then I will go a little larger...
by Weedo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Experimentalish

The Sunn Hemp has reached about 6 foot and the first are coming into bud - as for the peas, I think I drowned them early on - too much water over a carp soil that hold it like a sponge
by Weedo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1505

Re: Self Isolation

The Australia Government social security online network collapsed yesterday - On Sunday they announced the mandatory closure of all pubs, clubs, entertainment venues, restaurants, cafes' etc. Guess what? Most people employed in those businesses are casual or temps working shifts , ergo, come Monday ...
by Weedo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1505

Re: Self Isolation

Yes Flo - the beaches were closed around Sydney and Melbourne after their populace mass congregated in the last few days of summer. However, my personal, private, no you can't visit beach is still open - all it lacks is salt, surf, lifesavers and sharks.
by Weedo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Experimentalish

Thanks Odsox - tickled my memory so I had a look in the scrap iron heap (inherited from the previous owner) and located two sic metre metres of old galvanised irrigation pipe, about 8 inch, that seems to be OK-ish if I waterproof it. On another note, the scavengers are crawling out from under their ...
by Weedo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our time has come?
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Our time has come?

One of the things that I like about this forum is the innovation if ishers - following the lead I have begun rummaging through the pantry and freezer for materials, converting them into meals and then freezing the results - e.g the frozen tomatoes (originally destined for sauce), zuchini (corgette),...
by Weedo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Experimentalish

Maggie - I also have an interest in the positive aspects of what we call weeds. Most are colonising species, establishing in disturbed and degraded sites, and serve as the first line in re-establishing vegetation. Some, like the thistles and docks, are heavy feeders with deep roots that extract and ...