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by Berti
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Starting a new, simple life in Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 2362

Re: Starting a new, simple life in Spain

good for you and good luck with making your dreams happen!
Niknik on this board sure will chime in here, she's english and did exactly that....went to live in spain.
by Berti
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: grow your own, eat your own
Replies: 1
Views: 1281

grow your own, eat your own

one of bob flowerdew's books. big, coffeetable, and allthatjazz. nice pics. its supposed to be a guide how to make to the most about your garden produce but I think it misses the point. to me, it was a bit of an disappointment (and I am willing to trade for something else) because I find it trying t...
by Berti
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: fresh food from small spaces
Replies: 0
Views: 1052

fresh food from small spaces

this book focusses on growing your own in the city with limited space. usual topics are covered....compost, sowing etc but also good descriptions about how to make selfwatering containers, and how to decide what to grow and how to make best use of your light in the garden. more detail into vertical ...
by Berti
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: the urban homestead
Replies: 17
Views: 4936

the urban homestead

authors kelly coyne and erik knutzen did start an urban homestead, and trying to be self-sufficient, in USA its all about being ish.....grow your own, make your own, you name it. seems that nowadays more and more city slickers (like me) are awakening to these ideas and giving it a go. the book is me...
by Berti
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Gardening job at River Cottage
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Gardening job at River Cottage

always have known I live in the wrong country.
would love to.
don't think I have enough knowledge....
by Berti
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Good starter selection
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Good starter selection

sounds like a good selection to me :) and the chilies too because you have a little greenhouse.
if you read up on soil improvement and what feed you might need for the chilies.
sure others will chime in.
by Berti
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are we all having for dinner?
Replies: 452
Views: 54218

Re: What are we all having for dinner?

tonight, steamed mussels in their shells, in beer/mustard/garlic, with french stick bread.
glass wine along.
thats it :)

tomorrow: organic steak with potatoes dauphinois.
by Berti
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Ladies: Spatial awareness problems pre-period?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2358

Re: Ladies: Spatial awareness problems pre-period?!

GOSH!!!!!!!!!! I sat nodding through all that, and yes I do recognize it too.........being VERY clumsy those days before....its ridiculous.
Dropping stuff, making a mess etc....burning myself....you name it.
by Berti
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Bee petition
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Bee petition

SHEESH. whats next??? :(
by Berti
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Am I sick?
Replies: 17
Views: 1458

Re: Am I sick?

this sounds *really* serious!
albeit not deadly.
and no doctor will be able to cure you.;)
by Berti
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Not new, but it's been a while!
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: Not new, but it's been a while!

wb linzibean!! maybe you can plan outings to places where there are hedgerows in the weekends to gather your fruities? we will do our best to keep you sane!! ;)
by Berti
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Frugal Gardening Tips
Replies: 26
Views: 2478

Re: Frugal Gardening Tips

and why exactly is the human urine a good feed for tomatoes? whats in it that makes it so?
by Berti
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How far would you go?
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

Re: How far would you go?

mmpph!! yesterday I had written a nice post and then the board went legsup again so could not post.... For myself, I think I prefer to stay on grid but try to use as little as possible, which is what I am doing right now too. I bet my energy bill is lowest in the neighbourhood,(70 euros a month for ...
by Berti
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are we all having for dinner?
Replies: 452
Views: 54218

Re: What are we all having for dinner?

I'm having baked "still-no-clue" with "mystery sauce"........aka NO IDEA YET.......