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by Rosendula
Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Single pallet garden
Replies: 7
Views: 1436

Re: Single pallet garden

I like this. My daughter's just got her first garden and it's very small. Part of it is taken up with a small, enclosed patio, so this would be great against one of the walls.
by Rosendula
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I get a white ring off my pine dresssing table?
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

Re: How do I get a white ring off my pine dresssing table?

My parents always had real wood furniture which my dad made himself and spent days French polishing - and then the rest of the years we lived in their house telling us not to put anything on it, don't scratch it, don't play near it, etc., etc. Moving on a few years, you can imagine my horror when my...
by Rosendula
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Any home edders out there?
Replies: 61
Views: 19688

Re: Any home edders out there?

The most recent opposition I've come across is people saying it will be so full on and I will have such little time to myself - whereas if the boys were at school I would have time to get chores done, have hobbies or work. While I think this view is a little selfish and I hope to share hobbies and ...
by Rosendula
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New Years Resolutions anyone??
Replies: 20
Views: 2866

Re: New Years Resolutions anyone??

I don't usually make them, but I did decide, having tried it, to swear in capital letters on Facebook much more often - and I said so on there too. You should have seen the language that followed in the comments. :shock: Terrible it was. :lol:
by Rosendula
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Help with family
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: Help with family

Good advice above, so all I'll add is two little bits
1) you can't like everyone and you can't be liked by everyone. It's the same for everyone.
2) you choose your "family" (your husband and your kids if you have them). The rest of them are nothing more than "relatives".

:grouphug:
by Rosendula
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Yule - how did/are you spending it?
Replies: 20
Views: 5084

Re: Yule - how did/are you spending it?

We have our "Christmas" dinner on or around the solstice complete with jokes about how the Yule log follows the Yule meal :lol: . Got the turkey in the oven now and am about to start peeling vegetables. I'm doing extra veg to go in the big stew pan with some beef and that's what we'll be eating on t...
by Rosendula
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: solar bottle lights
Replies: 11
Views: 5359

Re: solar bottle lights

sorry to disagree. It's a crap idea if you ask me and yes I know you didn't but why go to all the hassle of making these to fix in the roofs of shanti town dwellings when it would be better to scavange a piece of glass/ plastic/ see through material to replace part of the roof. As Keith BC says it'...
by Rosendula
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: solar bottle lights
Replies: 11
Views: 5359

solar bottle lights

This is really interesting. These people are making solar lights using a plastic bottle, mineral water and a bit of bleach. http://blogs.worldbank.org/dmblog/solar ... ight-bulbs
by Rosendula
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: chicken - daft walk, comb paling
Replies: 4
Views: 1756

chicken - daft walk, comb paling

I have three chickens of different breeds. They're about 2 years old now. The white sussex is on her second moult so is looking a bit bedraggled and off-lay anyway, but she has also started doing a silly walk, lifting her legs really high. She doesn't do it all the time and I can't see anything wron...
by Rosendula
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Any home edders out there?
Replies: 61
Views: 19688

Re: Any home edders out there?

I home educate my youngest daughter who is now 5.5 years old. My eldest two, who are now grown up, went through the whole school system from start to finish, and that is my biggest regret. No, I don't think (most) home educated children miss out, and I don't think (most) of them are over-protected -...
by Rosendula
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Any home edders out there?
Replies: 61
Views: 19688

Re: Any home edders out there?

What better time to start home edding than when the weather is wet and miserable. Lots of snuggly mornings in PJs ahead of you now. :) Have fun!
by Rosendula
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Alternatives to the Mooncup? (a women only thread i guess!)
Replies: 65
Views: 37277

Re: Alternatives to the Mooncup? (a women only thread i gues

Congratulations on becoming pregnant Helen :thumbright:

If you have a caesarean (sp?) you should be OK with the smaller size, but if you have a vaginal birth the bigger size is recommended. By the time you've had 3 kids you might need a bigger husband too :lol:
by Rosendula
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Cabbage.
Replies: 4
Views: 2262

Re: Cabbage.

:lol: Oh dear!
:lol:
by Rosendula
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Home made bone meal
Replies: 28
Views: 10320

Re: Home made bone meal

That sounds interesting Tony. Sorry I've no suggestions about the feathers other than stuffing something with them. What I am wondering though, is about the Fish Blood and Bone fertilizer. If you're now producing the bone, and you're going to hair dry some blood :wink: , what about the fish? I'm won...
by Rosendula
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: free range gardening
Replies: 14
Views: 9315

Re: free range gardening

Blimey, I didn't realize it was that bad :(. I always felt a bit uncomfortable that my three are enclosed in a run but compared to that they're practically wild!