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by Weedo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46732

Re: What are you harvesting now?

You really know how the burst a bubble don't you Odsox - I thought I was onto something new - life is full of dissapointment.
by Weedo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 17706

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Not so bad around here (Wagga) at the moment; yes the loo paper, tissues (I'm the old fashioned bloke that still carry a pocket handkersniff), paper kitchen towel, disposable nappies, baby wipes and sanitisers are basically gone - strangely the "ladies requisites" are still on the shelves (perhaps t...
by Weedo
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 17706

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

We have always been dependent on modern technology, fire drill, digging stick, knife, spinner, weaver, knitter etc. - the main difference is that the technologists no longer reside in our little clan. Depends on your interpretation of "clothes" - good enough to keep warm in or high fashion? The simp...
by Weedo
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46732

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I have found a way to stimulate strawberries for a second crop; let the sheep in to graze them to ground level. On a serious note I may actually try really hard pruning post crop next year.
by Weedo
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 32
Views: 10266

Re: Pineapples

Pineapples are a Bromeliad and can be grown and propagated in similar ways to other broms. - propagation is usually from offsets (slips or suckers) but you do need the proper growing conditions for the parent plant to mature to that stage
by Weedo
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23955

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Remember the nappy bucket in the laundry? This will be our fall back if the idiocy continues - cotton cloths, then into the nappy bucket with sanitiser and then the washing machine. Actually, with just the two of us now, this may work as a permanent process.
by Weedo
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 17706

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

I have spent a few days in Sydney for work and what is happening there is hilarious - Shops have run out of toilet paper and hand sanitiser, colleagues refuse to shake your hand (but happy to stand in a group for a chat surrounded by aerosol laden air); every flat surface in offices, motels etc. has...
by Weedo
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23955

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

In the nearly 40 years I have been working and studying invasive species and the natural environment I have been able to find a natural purpose and role for every nasty gribbly, weed, disease and bitey - they all have their place and reason being (even though that may conflict with mans desires at t...
by Weedo
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23955

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

You have my sympathy GA - the NSW Govt has Wagga actively targeted for a population of 100,000 (currently 64,000) It now takes me twice as long to get to work and parking in the main retail area is impossible. Quality clothing (Gentlemans outfitters) are long gone - green grocers and butchers relega...
by Weedo
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46732

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Dug the last couple of kilo of onions yesterday and they are in racks finishing drying - unfortunate as these were being left for seed but the grand-daughters pet lambs (which we inherited because they ran out of room - the "no pets" rule defied again) raided the veg patch and ate everything down to...
by Weedo
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 19
Views: 8567

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

I'm with you Ina - never seen the movie. However I do recall the brocades, damasks, twills, tweeds, satins and silks that were normal wear a couple of years ago, even for us guys. No-one would ever consider wearing jeans to go out, not even to an afternoon BBQ. My daughter converts old sheets etc. t...
by Weedo
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 19
Views: 8567

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

Try your local schools and libraries - if kids over there are like kids over here they are always short of book bags. Light materials like cottons etc. make great bags for keeping dried pulses and seeds.
by Weedo
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Cold Frame from Junk
Replies: 9
Views: 8357

Re: Cold Frame from Junk

It would be nice to be able to use scrap pine, plenty of it about. On my patch, if I put raw pine (or most timbers with sapwood) anywhere (even in the house) the termites would turn it into sawdust in a month.
by Weedo
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 15186

Re: Rusty tools

I Inherited a plethora of old and very rusty tools when we bought the block - the storage shed took weeks to clean out and the floor was about a foot deep in rat droppings. Our block floods and some of the tool boxes (under the rat stuff) had gone under water at least once; they are still in the too...
by Weedo
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 15186

Re: Rusty tools

careful with the bonfire Viper, too much heat and you can destroy the temper on old tools, particularly the edged ones as the cutting edge is very fine and overheats easily in even a small fire; best to drill the old handle out. Another more "techy" rust removal process I am trying is electrolysis -...