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by Weedo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: No plastic

The supermarket I use is gradually moving away from pre-packaged fruit & veg towards simply putting the box full out; unfortunately they still only provide plastic bags to put it in.
by Weedo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Self sufficient skills List

Odsox - is it possible to get a refund, at least in part?

Here, and I presume there, effective protein foraging (I think I will lodge IP rights for that term) necessitates less than legal methods such as illegal equipment and taking undersize / unseasonal material.
by Weedo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Pet gripes

not just a seasonal gripe Skip, seems to be more and more of these "events" every year including adopting Halloween from the yanks (NOT All Hallows Evening). We now prefer to only buy one gift per grandchild but give a cash gift to the parents which is much apreciated (drip feed the inheritance?) Mr...
by Weedo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Self sufficient skills List

Thought provoking! Who would survive armageddon? Hopeless at any household crafts (with you Odsox) except perhaps basic basketry but I know how to prepare a number of fibres for spinnig and dyeing I can cook in almost any situation from campfire to range and Le Creuset to leaf lined hole in the grou...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Pet gripes

Sorry Skip but having horses does make them most important people in the world, just ask them. The Prado (not a typo) Princesses around here have an absolute priority on the road with their huge floats and insist their packaged dog food on legs be given right of way.
by Weedo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5151

Re: How to post a picture

Playing devils advocate 1/A weed is a plant whose virtues are yet to be found 2/Humans are a naturally occuring species that is expanding its range; ergo, as a vector for plants, animals and diseases this spread is a naturally occuring and necessary process. 3/ Hmmmmm! can't really argue with that o...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5151

Re: How to post a picture

Odsox this raises a discussion (polite word) that has been going on in the "weeds" world for many years and I don't want to start it again here BUT; there are three things that it centres around. 1/ What IS a "weed"? Essentially the concept of a weed is a human construct and doen't exist in nature 2...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Berry identification urgent !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Berry identification urgent !!!

Hi I tend towards OS's identification although the pics are a little vague for a couple of points. I went to my records for toxic plants in ornamental horticulture (Australian information so not absolute for that little island off the French coast) 1/ My references note all Berberis species should b...
by Weedo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5151

Re: How to post a picture

Horsetails (around 12 spp) are native to the cooler Northern climes and inhabit moist / riparian areas. Yes they are very prolific and extremely hard to eradicate once established - hence our Nationwide "nil-tolerance" approach. I your case PMcG they are in their natural environment. Don't worry GA,...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5151

Re: How to post a picture

Probably not GA although it is as situational; I have no doubt you would object to privet popping up in your potatoe patch. For us, there are two main focuses on the invasives front - protection of agriculture and horticulture and protection of our natural environment and these can sometimes clash. ...
by Weedo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5151

Re: How to post a picture

If I was a Grinch I would say that I can see at least 5 invasive species that would warrant a visit from the authorities; but since I'm not I won't say anything. (one mans meat....)
by Weedo
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Adopting ex battery hens
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Adopting ex battery hens

detached contact works for assimilating flocks; they can still test dominance through the fence. I would suggest that, as with all flock / herd animals, there will be a fairly constant dominance battle going on, generally mostly bluff, as each tries to climb the social ladder. Roosters tend to minim...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Grow lettuce in pop bottles
Replies: 11
Views: 1293

Re: Grow lettuce in pop bottles

Sorry for my antiodean ignorance, but what is "pop"? Down here the term is usually applied to sweet, bubbly, cheap alcoholic beverages commonly consumed by females in their teens.
by Weedo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 1119

Re: What are you growing right now?

First Dwarf beans in on Sunday, more capsicum and corgette plants in (seed failed in heat) First early tomatoes in under cover, all heritage varieties so seed saving a possibility (Grosse lisse, Mortgage lifter and tiny tom). Picked the last 2 OK cabbages, the rest and the cauli's bolting so they wi...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Adopting ex battery hens
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Adopting ex battery hens

I adopted several last year (Isa Browns), not into an existing flock though. There have been no health problems at all with them and they are very productive (but refuse to brood). I agree with Odsox, they have certainly been dosed with and for everything