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by fruitcake
Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: does anyone leave their carrots in over winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: does anyone leave their carrots in over winter?

I've left mine in under cardboard - just been digging them up as and when required - ground has been pretty well frozen for weeks but cardboard seems to stop them getting frozen in too
by fruitcake
Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Are Rats Bad?
Replies: 44
Views: 7789

Re: Are Rats Bad?

For me, they are 'specially bad when the cat brings them in live to play with in the bedroom - 2 days in a row, as she did last week! :angryfire: They were quite cute tho..... :scratch:
by fruitcake
Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Who's your favourite folk musician?
Replies: 65
Views: 5961

Re: Who's your favourite folk musician?

I forgot - Joan Baez !!!
by fruitcake
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Who's your favourite folk musician?
Replies: 65
Views: 5961

Re: Who's your favourite folk musician?

Eric Bogle ...... Oh, yes. And I can't listen to his other great song - No Man's Land - without tears in my eyes. utterly and absolutely agree - one of my total fav songs ever!!!!!! Other folky stuff I like includes:- Julie Fowlis Dick Gaughan !!! The Men they Couldn't Hang - do a fabulous version ...
by fruitcake
Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: "Natural"diet for cats?
Replies: 13
Views: 1790

Re: "Natural"diet for cats?

Really interesting thread and around something I regularly debate with my neighbour. My cat seems to like a real mix of stuff - she prefers the pouches to dried food and kills something most days - although I'm jealous of oldjerry at the mo re the rats - the cat has recently brought 2 in, 2 days in ...
by fruitcake
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: In what ways aren't you green?
Replies: 45
Views: 4167

Re: In what ways aren't you green?

too many to mention - altho like most peeps, we try and do as much as poss but still have a very western life I drive too much - one of those rural issues and altho i have a diesel car which is pretty efficient I'm actually pleased to say that my motorbike does even better mpg so i try to use that m...
by fruitcake
Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wind turbines on your door step?
Replies: 82
Views: 28699

Re: Wind turbines on your door step?

We're just working our way through the process of getting a couple of large wind turbines for the village. It's an opportunity for us to raise some money for our community. The nearest power station to us is Dounreay :shock: -currently being decommissioned thank goodness. excellent - good luck :che...
by fruitcake
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wind turbines on your door step?
Replies: 82
Views: 28699

Re: Wind turbines on your door step?

H not related to the health suff but many communities are now approaching developers and using the opportunity to get their own turbine and income for community trust as a pay back / local benefit thing see groups like http://www.fintrydt.org.uk/ where they get an annual income from a turbine that t...
by fruitcake
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Anybody Survived Taking Iron Tablets?
Replies: 25
Views: 4660

Re: Anybody Survived Taking Iron Tablets?

as another regular anaemic you have my full sympathies - there are several different types of iron tabs out there - you dont have to put up with the standard ferrous sulphate that they initially prescribe - whover it was mentioned Vit C is correct - your body needs vit c in order to process iron. Th...
by fruitcake
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from sunny Dundee
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

Re: Hi from sunny Dundee

Hi

You'll be haen a cup o teh an' a peh an' a ingin ing an' a' ?

I too studied in the land o' jute, jam and journalism - but left immediately after.

Good luck with the freedom plan - keep us posted
by fruitcake
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Lawns
Replies: 17
Views: 2905

Re: Lawns

It's gorgeous, I've always been envious of people with stripy lawns, ours rubbish grass just doesn't do that (how DO you do that?) :scratch: I just opened the pics and am gobsmacked that they black n white a circular lawn - that takes patience and effort - and practice. :thumbright: How amazingly n...
by fruitcake
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: 101 ethical things to do before you die
Replies: 42
Views: 19168

Re: 101 ethical things to do before you die

9. use freecycle or similar
10. give a homemade present
11. learn to ride a bike
12. go skinny dipping
13. wear hand me downs
by fruitcake
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Lawns
Replies: 17
Views: 2905

Re: Lawns

JM - I am so with you on this one. I've just caved in tonight and organised a man to come an cut my grass (lawn would give the impression I care for it, lol, and its got more dockens than grass I think) tomorrow cos I have got more than enough to do (plus I can't get my workboots on owing to a bad s...
by fruitcake
Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Help with geothermal underfloor heating
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Re: Help with geothermal underfloor heating

Hi NB Not got Geothermal heating myself but know a lot of peeps who do - I'm assuming it is a ground source heat pump. I'm afraid everyone with GSHP that I've spoken to reported massive heating bills this winter - you don't say if the pipework for it is vertical or horizontal but both suffered from ...