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by lsm1066
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Here I am again!
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Here I am again!

Hi all :wave:
Not exactly new am I? But I looked at when I was last on the group and it turns out that was about a year ago! :? So I'm back. Still in South Lincs (hello to anyone in the Fens) and still trying to be self-sufficientish.
Looking forward to re-connecting.
Lynne
by lsm1066
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Using washing-up water on plants
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

Re: Using washing-up water on plants

My mum used to use washing up water on her house plants all the time as the soap kept the aphids down. Of course, in the garden you have so many other happy creatures doing it for you (anyone else noticed a massive increase in Ladybirds this year?). Still, I figure if it's safe enough to wash the th...
by lsm1066
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Swine flu
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Swine flu

Just to add to this, my sister got swine flu. As a teacher in a class where 7 kids got it as well as 6 of the other teachers, it was inevitable. She has severe brittle asthma and her lungs have collapsed more than once (the last time only a few months ago). She also has diabetes and is showing signs...
by lsm1066
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: dishwasher help
Replies: 23
Views: 1342

Re: dishwasher help

Don't know if this applies to you but when ours does this, it generally means the soakaway's full because it's rained a lot so the dishwasher isn't draining properly and is re-using the dirty water instead of rinsing. I've only found two cures. Either don't use it for a week (or until it's not raine...
by lsm1066
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home birth availability survey
Replies: 0
Views: 851

Home birth availability survey

I hope this is ok. Mods please move it or delete it if it's not. I've set up a survey about birth choices, specifically home birth availability. If anyone's interested in completing it (which will take 5 minutes tops), please go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=x_2fSnZ4qVBcyRuSmkiJcnOg_3d_3d...
by lsm1066
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: chickens NOT out!
Replies: 16
Views: 2971

Re: chickens NOT out!

You know, it occurs to me that a friend of ours kept a Vietnamese pot bellied pig (named Caesar) in the garden of their council house for years and no-one batted and eyelid!

Great news that they get to keep their hens. Such a shame so much time and money had to be wasted by all concerned.

Lynne
by lsm1066
Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken Coop Fencing
Replies: 17
Views: 4043

Re: Chicken Coop Fencing

I built a beautiful new coop for my hens (suitable for 20 and I only have 7 - OH thinks I'm trying to pull a fast one :wink: ) and fenced them in to my 360 sq ft orchard. Since when they've nested in the trees and not set foot in the coop except to lay (and that's only 3 of them!) Consequently the p...
by lsm1066
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A personal question...
Replies: 30
Views: 1507

Re: A personal question...

As for rejecting it because it was written by a man? i dislike sexism, and it strikes me as a silly reason... Actually, it strikes me as sexism. Which often happens when someone says that one gender was oppressed in some way and so they'll automatically rebel against the other. Sexism, just the oth...
by lsm1066
Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: home education petition
Replies: 15
Views: 2894

Re: home education petition

The whole Baddman report (which has no effect in Scotland BTW) relies on 2 facts 1. That all parent who choose to home educate are likely to cause mental, emotional and physical damage to their child unnoticed by the health authorities. 2. That children in main stream education are protected as the...
by lsm1066
Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I loose my beer belly
Replies: 31
Views: 2896

Re: How do I loose my beer belly

Eat when you're hungry Eat consciously (don't pick at stuff in front of the telly) Eat what you want When you've had enough, stop. If you put your knife and fork down every mouthful and chew properly, you'll find you eat less and the food tastes different. You might even find you like things you did...
by lsm1066
Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Norwich
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Hello from Norwich

Hello Norwich! Welcome aboard.
Lynne
by lsm1066
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bees anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 2384

Re: Bees anyone?

My OH picked up a couple of second hand hives from a local beekeeper. Cost us 45 quid each. A few hours cleaning them out and the purchase of some wax sheets was all it took. Unfortunately he's too late to really do anything with them this year but that gives him time to get everything set up ready ...
by lsm1066
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: how do i eradicate ants?
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: how do i eradicate ants?

I've found sugar mixed with borax to be pretty effective. They carry it back to the nest and it poisons the lot of them. That's if you can get hold of borax nowadays! I've stockpiled.
Lynne
by lsm1066
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: The great rhubarb debate
Replies: 20
Views: 2192

Re: The great rhubarb debate

Oh my giddy aunt! If that's a reduction in stems, I'm going to be farming the stuff! Maybe I should have left it after all. I took about 10lbs off it before it flowered and the same again after, but before I cut the flower spike off. Still, with that amount I guess the last thing I need is rhubarb s...
by lsm1066
Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: The great rhubarb debate
Replies: 20
Views: 2192

The great rhubarb debate

The world seems divided into two camps so I thought I'd ask you lot.

My rhubarb (which I only got as a crown from my dad's plant last year) has flowered. So the debate is this. Cut it off or leave it.

Discuss :mrgreen:

Lynne

ps. I cut it off, but only because my daddy made me do it :cry:

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