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by Weedo
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 8246

Re: Pet gripes

the "Poor Bugger Me" generation!
by Weedo
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3944

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

Maggie The Fowlers Vacola jars, and process, is the "Australian" way for preserving for over 100 yrs and are still the most commonly used - they must work. The lids are not screwed on. They are sealed with a rubber ring, pressed on by hand when contents are hot and held on with a metal clip - as the...
by Weedo
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3944

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

Preserving jars - Fowlers Vs Kilner Vs anything else. Any opinions?
by Weedo
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 44
Views: 15292

Re: Composty questions

yes, I found out that bread is a green also
by Weedo
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 44
Views: 15292

Re: Composty questions

Mrs Weedo has been reading innumerable websites etc. looking for the answer to this - the best answer was a research report that looked at the actual composition (carbon / nitrogen) of a range of materials as to their levels of brown vs green. So the short answer is that the browns are not all brown...
by Weedo
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: The repair shop
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: The repair shop

Mens and Womens sheds are going strong here; naturally I am not old enough to participate yet.
by Weedo
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Breezy
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: Breezy

very windy here too but not over 25 km thankfully - something to do with a rare heating of the upper atmosphere over Antarctica displacing lower level air. Unfortunately the wind is dry and with rising temps the last soil moisture has gone. It's a balmy 32c at 1340 today; 40c forecast for tomorrow r...
by Weedo
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 44
Views: 15292

Re: Composty questions

Any ideas about substitutes for the green when making compost? Green is becoming very very scarce around here and the tiny lawn area still being watered yields little.
by Weedo
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 8246

Re: Pet gripes

I don't know about up your way but packaged, pre-prepared vegetables and meats - sliced and diced ready to cook - are becoming more common down here. What's next? Predigested foods to save the time and effort of preparing, cooking and chewing? Enough gripe for today; I think I will just plug lunch i...
by Weedo
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 8246

Re: Pet gripes

Carp tool steel! Doesn't anyone make decent tools anymore? In particular thing like spades and axes are now made out of some strange material that is either very soft or very hard and usually weighs twice what they should. What my father used to call "dead steel" is the norm these days; dull, lifele...
by Weedo
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Plastic Free July
Replies: 9
Views: 1663

Re: Plastic Free July

I remember tea arriving in one pound wooden boxes (still have a couple of the boxes somewhere) It was normal for the more "remote" rural residents to order this through the stock agents and either they would bring it out when doing their rounds or it would come via the mail car. Surely someone could...
by Weedo
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the West Midlands
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Hello from the West Midlands

Hi Viper, welcome to the forum. As the resident ignoramus on ishish stuff I can assure you there are no silly questions; ask away
by Weedo
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A self sufficient Christmas?
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: A self sufficient Christmas?

We are "in between" with our Christmases - kids grown, left and developing their own families and not yet returning to the nest for events. We will be having Christmas dinner with our daughter - picnic in a nearby national park. The only Ishish thing about Christmas this year will be rebuilding the ...
by Weedo
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Crop Rotation
Replies: 10
Views: 2368

Re: Crop Rotation

Its starting to be used here on very broad cropping enterprises - farms of several thousand Hectares are swinging over to mixed species crops and, in particular, mixed species fallow rather than bare fallows. It gets a bit more complex at this scale but seems to work. If we get any rain, we will tri...
by Weedo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Crop Rotation
Replies: 10
Views: 2368

Re: Crop Rotation

Just like to pick up the rotation thingy again. I have been delving further in the literature and find there are as many differing opinions and there are possible plants to grow. However, one thing that crops up (no pun intended) more and more is about mixed species planting rather than rotation - b...