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by gdb
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Kill a rabbit
Replies: 12
Views: 4265

Re: Kill a rabbit

Agree totally with MIE. 1. Start with the 'Priest'. That should put the rabbit out cold - maybe even kill it. (It kills fish). 2. Then adopt the Islamic approach; ie. a single slit with a razor sharp knife across the jugular. Hold up over a bucket. Wear overalls or something your not too fussed over...
by gdb
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Winter 2010 and Spring 2009 photos of my Garden
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Winter 2010 and Spring 2009 photos of my Garden

Nice pics!

And amazingly similar architecture to here! Did a lot of Swedes once migrate to that part of the states?
by gdb
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Almond oil
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: Almond oil

by gdb
Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Snow shovelling—the Stonehead way
Replies: 19
Views: 2454

Re: Snow shovelling—the Stonehead way

And thats a four storey house!!!! :wink:
by gdb
Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Half price seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Half price seeds

I dont know Dobies.

Do they deliver outside the UK?
by gdb
Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Late post
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Late post

How things have changed in GreenGrocers shops since I last visited one in France!

Last time I saw one of those boxes it had Oranges in it. :icon_smile:

Do they do mail order delivery? If so. I'll have a half dozen!
by gdb
Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Still picking tomatoes
Replies: 11
Views: 2577

Re: Still picking tomatoes

WOW! Very impressed. Still got Toms in January? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

They wont grow here even in July! :pale: (Not because we dont get lots of sun I hasten to add. But because by the time the evenings are mild enough it's too late to plant 'em and I dont have a glasshouse).
by gdb
Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Travelling Around Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: Travelling Around Europe

Hello Derry, As you are based in Brum, I'm going to assume you are an EU citizen? In which case, you'll need nothing other than a valid passport to visit those countries. And to travel between most of them, not even a passport. (There are no passport checks between France and Germany, for example, b...
by gdb
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Lack of allotments or a lack of use of existing plots?
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: Lack of allotments or a lack of use of existing plots?

It's been a long time since I had an allotment. (Back in the mid 1990's). But I recall the same thing being an issue then. I knew a chap who had taken on some - and didnt work them. He said that he had them because, otherwise, the council would say that no-one was interested and sell the plot for bu...
by gdb
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Dentures Imminent!
Replies: 76
Views: 13079

Re: Dentures Imminent!

You'll be fine! :thumbright:

My Mother had them too. And she could eat solid old toffee better than me! (And no, they didnt even need to come out at night).
by gdb
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: iced in!
Replies: 28
Views: 2570

Re: iced in!

Aww... sorry to hear some of you are struggling and fed-up with it!

Never mind, it shouldn't be there for too much longer. :wink:

As for me. I love it. And I'm not expecting to see the back of it for another 2 months...!!!! :cheers:
by gdb
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Our "Leaders" fail to lead - so what next
Replies: 45
Views: 12117

Re: Our "Leaders" fail to lead - so what next

Whatever the rights and wrongs, Blaise Pascal put it pretty well with his famous 'Wager'. And I cant see any reason to not apply that wager here:- 1. Assume that we all change our behaviour and consume less and pollute less. 2. If it then turns out that Global Warming IS caused by Human Activity - t...
by gdb
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Anyone here hunt?
Replies: 49
Views: 10919

Re: Anyone here hunt?

I fish for pleasure and food. Hunting with firearms is possible over here but it is pretty restricted. It has always seemed to me that if you are not a veggie, the only -Ish way to obtain meat is to 'grow' it or hunt it. Meat should have as free and natural life as possible before it ends up on a pl...
by gdb
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Our "Leaders" fail to lead - so what next
Replies: 45
Views: 12117

Re: Our "Leaders" fail to lead - so what next

I no longer believe in ' global warming' caused by humans ----------------------- No longer believe? It's not a question of belief or disbelief. It isn't a religion. 'Global Warming' is made up of very many individual human acts. It isn't one single item. But a large human cake baked of many ingredi...
by gdb
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Calling
Replies: 23
Views: 2510

Re: France Calling

MMM,

87 is Haute-Vienne (in the Limousin) and 86 is Vienne in the next door region.. which is.. er... something or other... :?