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by Odsox
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 3636

Re: Spring?

It's definitely spring, they have started picking daffs in the daffodil field opposite.
Doesn't feel like spring though.
by Odsox
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 3636

Re: Spring?

Must be.
I just found the camellia is starting to flower, so there :tongue:
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by Odsox
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 3636

Spring?

It's on it's way.
First daffs almost out on a dank and dismal drizzly day.
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by Odsox
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path
Replies: 15
Views: 3483

Re: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path

I was stunned to read an article, a few years back, that said many people had never used their kitchens. A few years ago when my missus was working at a seafood company, they commissioned a survey in America to see what demand there would be for frozen ready meals. One of the "facts" that was disco...
by Odsox
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path
Replies: 15
Views: 3483

Re: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path

Nowadays there's a bus passes the front door We have a community minibus pass here twice a week which goes to the local town and returns 2 hours later, so OK to go shopping there, but if you want to go anywhere else you can't get home, unless you wait 2 days or the next week, depending on which day...
by Odsox
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path
Replies: 15
Views: 3483

Re: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path

I was born into it. Growing up just after the war with rationing, all country folk grew their own fruit and veg, and caught rabbits for meat. Plus we lived on a small farm, so just about all food was home produced especially eggs, milk, cream and butter (but not cheese!) Also I was taught the art of...
by Odsox
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Today I Dug Up...
Replies: 16
Views: 5356

Re: Today I Dug Up...

That's rather odd. Sheet glass is definitely recyclable here, although you do have to go to one of the larger council recycling centres rather than the village bottle bank type centre.
by Odsox
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 17744

Re: Pet gripes

Green Aura wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:19 am
doesn't want any hassle so is getting in a takeaway!
Are you telling me that you can get a takeaway on Christmas day, and a vegan one at that?
If so I'll add to my Pet Gripes and very pleased I left the country as it most certainly has gone even more downhill than I thought. :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 17744

Re: Pet gripes

Of course you can Ms Scrooge :santa: :santa: :lol:
by Odsox
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 17744

Re: Pet gripes

Weedo wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:28 am
What's next? Predigested foods to save the time and effort of preparing, cooking and chewing?
Well that's more or less already happening up here when you can buy ready made mashed potatoes and ready made omelettes.
by Odsox
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Lean-to Greenhouse Roof
Replies: 3
Views: 5100

Re: Lean-to Greenhouse Roof

Found some (but not all) photos. This is the latest one, I had a spare wall that was crying out for a lean to greenhouse, so I did. . . leanto.jpg leanto 2.jpg . I also built a lean to greenhouse with a glass roof, and then rebuilt it and posted the details on here, but the relevant photo seems to h...
by Odsox
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Lean-to Greenhouse Roof
Replies: 3
Views: 5100

Re: Lean-to Greenhouse Roof

Yes, I have used both glass and corrugated plastic.
I also have photos of them somewhere, I will look them out later and post them here.
by Odsox
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Breezy
Replies: 10
Views: 3240

Re: Breezy

Well it was quite rough for 24 hours.
We lost electricity for about 3 hours and had to run the generator, which was nice but not very Ish.
All calm now and sunny.
by Odsox
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Breezy
Replies: 10
Views: 3240

Breezy

'Tis a tad breezy down here at the moment and due to get worse later this evening with a red wind warning. I think it's going to be worse further up country though, from Kerry to Donegal. https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-14.81,53.77,1979/loc=-9.806,51.705 Of cou...
by Odsox
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A self sufficient Christmas?
Replies: 8
Views: 3101

Re: A self sufficient Christmas?

Well all the veg will be fresh out of the garden.
Christmas pudding and mincemeat will include home grown and produced raisins, sultanas and dried apricots.
Other than that, not much I'm afraid.