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by Viper254
Thu Feb 29, 2024 12:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 329766

Re: Got the Signoff...

I'm amazed that this thread is somehow at the top of the forum after all this time - a couple of years now. Cost of living got us in the end; whereas I had hoped before we could live on less, it became the case that we could barely live on what we had for a short while. I've got nothing to whinge ab...
by Viper254
Fri Nov 10, 2023 10:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I am back
Replies: 3
Views: 17662

Re: I am back

It's very quiet. I had tried to log in a bit over the last few years and hadn't been able to find the site - so I assumed it had gone.

It's good to see it back up, but needs some life injecting in to it for sure.
by Viper254
Fri May 06, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: Make your own polytunnel cheap!
Replies: 25
Views: 144255

Re: Make your own polytunnel cheap!

A few here too. Storm Eunice was unkind!
by Viper254
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 329766

Re: Got the Signoff...

Weeds are a prominent feature of my spaces... I think the worst thing is that I'm actually quite fond of a couple of types as long as all the crops/plants are getting along OK
by Viper254
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 329766

Re: Got the Signoff...

There's time! I'm turning over as much as I can at the moment and letting the frosts do the job for me - the weeds have got a bit out of hand in some sections and I need to rotate the brassicas badly.

Hoping to pick up a trailer load of muck soon.
by Viper254
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 329766

Re: Got the Signoff...

Reduced hours beginning from around March - will hopefully start to a) plan and b) produce proper updates and c) produce stuff I can eat!
by Viper254
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 329766

Re: Got the Signoff...

It's not politics to point out that food's a touch more erratic in it's supply and more expensive; that's just truth :)
by Viper254
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 329766

Re: Got the Signoff...

I know I've not exactly been a shining light presence on this forum recently, but I'm still here, and still very much learning. The plan creeps forwards. I will be dropping hours by March; not as many as I'd like, but enough to give me an afternoon a week dedicated to working out back, instead of sn...
by Viper254
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: DIY Energy
Replies: 16
Views: 72411

Re: DIY Energy

I can't deny the looming gas issues worry me a little bit. We're on a fixed price for energy, which expires in... January. Something to look forward to. Thankfully our main working/living area is heated by a wood stove, and our bedroom is a very well insulated room where the heating pretty much neve...
by Viper254
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 306054

Re: Growing in 2021

Do you lot watch the weather radars in your respective countries? Sometimes you can get a better picture of the local patterns. They're not infallible but the UK has one of the best networks in the world.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/wea ... fall-radar
by Viper254
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Thrifty self sufficiency?
Replies: 7
Views: 14085

Re: Thrifty self sufficiency?

She is very thrifty, but it has the slight feel of a hobby in the very rigorous way it's implemented, if that makes sense. There are some tips on the blog that are just a bit odd - for example, the one about ditching clock radios, which have an incredibly low power drain from the LED segment. Some s...
by Viper254
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 329766

Re: Got the Signoff...

On my weetabix right now :D
by Viper254
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 329766

Re: Got the Signoff...

Crop's been pretty poor; got a small amount of blackcurrant jam but the bushes are recovering, I think, from being moved over winter. There's a lot of tired soil here and I need to do some serious mucking/green manuring over winter to put the zip back in it, I think. Raspberries and tayberries comin...
by Viper254
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 329766

Re: Got the Signoff...

I think we talked about that earlier in the thread and I hadn't, but tried to order some books from the library to get me started; thank you for reminding me about that again.
by Viper254
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 229665

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Camping wild - if anybody can tell that anybody has done it, they're doing it wrong :|