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by Weedo
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A self sufficient Christmas?
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: A self sufficient Christmas?

We are "in between" with our Christmases - kids grown, left and developing their own families and not yet returning to the nest for events. We will be having Christmas dinner with our daughter - picnic in a nearby national park. The only Ishish thing about Christmas this year will be rebuilding the ...
by Weedo
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Crop Rotation
Replies: 10
Views: 2420

Re: Crop Rotation

Its starting to be used here on very broad cropping enterprises - farms of several thousand Hectares are swinging over to mixed species crops and, in particular, mixed species fallow rather than bare fallows. It gets a bit more complex at this scale but seems to work. If we get any rain, we will tri...
by Weedo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Crop Rotation
Replies: 10
Views: 2420

Re: Crop Rotation

Just like to pick up the rotation thingy again. I have been delving further in the literature and find there are as many differing opinions and there are possible plants to grow. However, one thing that crops up (no pun intended) more and more is about mixed species planting rather than rotation - b...
by Weedo
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: Black Friday

Mystery solved, I now know what a "roup" is! I noted this word previously in old farm diaries (early 1900's) from the original owner of our place - Mr Ronald Macrae - and never knew what it meant. Never heard of "Black Friday" (except in relation to historical devastating bushfires) but then I don't...
by Weedo
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 1314

Re: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

Odsox, the phone is not deliberately switched off - it is just that I don't need to have it bolted to my head 24/7 and that often (because we have terrible access and the phone is constantly roaming to find service) it is flat. I hate having things stuffed in my pocket and only carry a wallet and ha...
by Weedo
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 1314

Re: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

I don't see the problem; I rarely carry the phone with me - usually resides in the ute or on the kitchen bench and not alwturned on. My telephone is there for my purposes, not others
by Weedo
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4049

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

Just about given up on 2019 in the patch - simply too hot and dry. Most of the veg and herbs are bolting - probably due to high temps and lack of any real winter. Potatoes are doing well and I have hopes for the toms and capsicums. Anything leafy (apart from Rhubarb) just wilts regardless of how muc...
by Weedo
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Water, water everywhere...
Replies: 17
Views: 2328

Re: Water, water everywhere...

We do NOT all look like that!
by Weedo
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 4119

Re: Malvern show

Skip - to put a couple of things in context. My patch is 900 acres mostly cattle grazing and fodder cropping near Wagga Wagga and my climate is transitional between Meditteranean and semi-arid (around 22 inches rainfall). In Southern Oz horehound is a significant weed and is regulated in most jurisd...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 4119

Re: Malvern show

Patience Skippy, it will come back. I have been trying to get rid of it for years and it still comes up in the same places (but not every year)
by Weedo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Water, water everywhere...
Replies: 17
Views: 2328

Re: Water, water everywhere...

Rain at last! 40mm ( just short of 2 inches) of good soaking rain this weekend - more than the total for the previous 3 months!
I actually had to tow two bogged semi-trailers out of the paddock Sunday afternoon.
by Weedo
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 44
Views: 15613

Re: Composty questions

Yay- more beer! for a good cause only of course
by Weedo
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 4119

Re: Malvern show

From the taste of the commercial mint teas (versus peppermint or spearmint) I would guess they mostly use the old common mint (I think Mentha viridis) which is the one growing on my patch.
by Weedo
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 44
Views: 15613

Re: Composty questions

Urine probably would help but I can't get the cows to cooperate - perhaps just add some granular urea. No much straw involved GA - mostly leaf - so very little ash; the variety is semi prostrate and grown for grazing & hay rather than grain. I think I will try it in pit compost.
by Weedo
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 44
Views: 15613

Re: Composty questions

I have about 2 tonne of scorched, water and smoke dammaged wheat hay in a pile courtesy of spontanious combustion in the haystack. The livestock won't eat it so I guess it will become "re-purposed". Any ideas on the suitability of this stuff going into compost or should I just use it as mulch? It is...