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by Magpie
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Can I eat a chicken dead from unknown cause?
Replies: 4
Views: 4145

Re: Can I eat a chicken dead from unknown cause?

If you don't know how it died then it is unsafe.
by Magpie
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hatching eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 2935

Re: Hatching eggs

I have had really good success with posted eggs, so it can be done.
by Magpie
Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Exotic vegetables
Replies: 11
Views: 2358

Re: Exotic vegetables

Mmmm oca! We know them here as yams, no roast meal is complete without them! I have decided pretty much the same though, as regards to unusual veg, there's usually a reason they aren't so popular... remembering the terrible Asparagus pea disaster...
by Magpie
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Photo from my bedroom window
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: Photo from my bedroom window

Excuse the fog on the window.....
by Magpie
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: What to do with shells?
Replies: 9
Views: 8576

Re: What to do with shells?

I have other shells which have been through the compost untold times, they just keep hanging around. :-) These aren't decorative at all, so not much good for that either. Great suggestion of putting them in the fire though - they are in there now. I never think to put anything other than wood in the...
by Magpie
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: What to do with shells?
Replies: 9
Views: 8576

What to do with shells?

We foraged a nice number of Pipi (clams) the other day, and now have a lot of shells. Any ideas on how to recycle/reuse them? My only thought was to take them back to the beach.
by Magpie
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello again!
Replies: 6
Views: 2960

Re: Hello again!

Welcome back - I too, am back after a few years' absence. Perhaps the site will get busier!
by Magpie
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Anyone with a super small growing space?
Replies: 16
Views: 2528

Re: Anyone with a super small growing space?

Yes, as Diggernotdreamer said, with strings, or I have wrapped trunks and posts in chicken wire, so things can grow up them. The pumpkin vines have tendrils to cling on as they climb up, but require training and persuasion at first. Make sure its a strong tree, as pumpkins are heavy - or grow a smal...
by Magpie
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Anyone with a super small growing space?
Replies: 16
Views: 2528

Re: Anyone with a super small growing space?

Think vertical too - grow things up trellis and supports, hang things from walls.... grow your pumpkin up a tree...
by Magpie
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: DIY bathroom - leveling floor
Replies: 11
Views: 3365

Re: DIY bathroom - leveling floor

Yes, I didn't make it too thin, as I can level it out with the compound.
by Magpie
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: DIY bathroom - leveling floor
Replies: 11
Views: 3365

Re: DIY bathroom - leveling floor

I had to do a bit of normal concreting yesterday, and realised how easy it is! So did a layer over part ofthe floor, leaving up to about 10mm for the self leveling to finish. It really isn't cheap - easy-mix is about $10 a 25kg bag, the self-leveling is $65 for a 20kg bag....
by Magpie
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: DIY bathroom - leveling floor
Replies: 11
Views: 3365

Re: DIY bathroom - leveling floor

It's about 3.6 x 1.2m. Have been to the hardware shop, where the assistant rang the supplier for me. Do-able, in layers, apparently, so I'm giving it a go next week. Using sand as extender for the first fill. I'm still a little concerned about over-filling, can imagine having to re-do the whole floo...
by Magpie
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: DIY bathroom - leveling floor
Replies: 11
Views: 3365

Re: DIY bathroom - leveling floor

Trouble is, it's a sloping floor, so ranging from 0mm down to the 30mm, which is why I thought the self leveling stuff. The timber part has been leveled to the highest point of the existing concrete.
by Magpie
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Worst summer in living memory
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: Worst summer in living memory

Ugh, we've had the worst winter I can remember, so I'm hoping for a great summer. May up sticks and go if it's not! You all aren't giving me much hope...