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by homegrown
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Another use for pallets
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Re: Another use for pallets

Hi, if you can get big enough ones they can make a ventilation wall at the back of a green house or even become the frame work for a shed or play house, simply nail onto framing cover in building paper and tin, then line inside.
by homegrown
Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Barter markets
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Barter markets

where in Spain do you know of any? I would be very interested..... not aware of any in my area though, but could be mistaken
the piece I saw on the net was in barcelona
by homegrown
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Barter markets
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Barter markets

A barter market is where people bring goods rather than money and trade them for other goods, the river cottage version is based around food products but the big markets in spain go beyond this and include clothing and many other things. It is caller an alternative currency and is suppose to be esse...
by homegrown
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Barter markets
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Barter markets

has anyone had any experience with these, I am thinking about starting one here and would welcome ideas, I know they do large ones in spain and I have seen HFW doing a stall at his spring fair on the telly but could use more advice.

Cheers richard
by homegrown
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Plum season
Replies: 8
Views: 3033

Re: Plum season

Well we have sold alot at the farmers market but where also turning what's left plus some more yet to gethered into plum jam and plum sauce, so far they've all been small ones but I have found a couple of larger varieties including green gage.
by homegrown
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Plum season
Replies: 8
Views: 3033

Plum season

Well it's plum season here in NZ and while foraging along the local river I have found two huge areas of wild plum trees, so far i have gathered over 60kg without even making a dent, and next month our local group Food for thought is hosting a talk on foraging, i am hoping to alert NZ's to the idea ...
by homegrown
Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: what other boards do you read and think helpful
Replies: 30
Views: 3976

Re: what other boards do you read and think helpful

I am on ooooby.ning.org as well as tomatoville.com there is also smallholder.co.uk
http://www.countrysmallholding.com/forums--211794
by homegrown
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Have you ever seen a ghost?
Replies: 37
Views: 5873

Re: Have you ever seen a ghost?

I use to be a butler in aprivate gentleman's club in a very old building, back in the early days of the club the caretaker lived on site and he died in house one evening. many a staff over the last hundred years have reported strange things in the building, when i workked there I was the only person...
by homegrown
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Wee wee on the compost heap
Replies: 32
Views: 5123

Re: Wee wee on the compost heap

I often let the boys pee on the heap, they think its a great joke, I have been told that men's urine is stronger and thus higher percentages of urea, apart from that the wife says it cuts down the mess in the bathroom. :lol:
by homegrown
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How tall are you?
Replies: 21
Views: 3126

Re: How tall are you?

My mother is 5'11" my father 6', I'm 6'3" and a bit my brother 6' 1" my sister 5'9" my grandparents were shorter than my mum. My wife is 5'7"ish and already our ten year old is about to surpass her height and our 4yr old is wearing size 7 clothing while our two yr old is wearing between 3 and 5 size...
by homegrown
Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Starting a vegetable patch
Replies: 9
Views: 1880

Re: Starting a vegetable patch

hi NJK , container gardening can be as fruit ful as bed gardens and easier, weeds, feeding and watering is so much easier and you can grow in so many wonderful things. since joining Ish I have seen so many wonderous examples of recycled containers from wine bags to toilets. I'll attach some photos o...
by homegrown
Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self-sufficiency nightmare
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: Self-sufficiency nightmare

Boboff, don't let it go why don't you put it out there, talk to people like HFW and see if they can help, make it public so that the council are forced to rethink so they don't look like twits.
by homegrown
Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self-sufficiency nightmare
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: Self-sufficiency nightmare

Thats not a dream, that happened to me!
boboff please do tell, this sounds interesting
by homegrown
Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self-sufficiency nightmare
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Self-sufficiency nightmare

I had a dream last night that I owned a large farm which had cattle, sheep , chickens, ducks etc as well as vegetables and a dairy cow heard, but then this short ugly civil servant arrived and said we had to plant the farm with GE corn and I had the choice of pink, green, purple, orange colour. and ...
by homegrown
Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Peak Oil
Replies: 49
Views: 8153

Re: Peak Oil

I concur Minnesota Since I don't like flying it's not a problem for me but I suspect that most poeple would be in to much of a hurry to take a boat, but yes we should definately get rid of plains, sailings and I mean wind power is much more fun. I saw a boat that is wind powered, they use it to char...