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by Odsox
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Self sufficient skills List

Weedo wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:04 pm
Hopeless at any household crafts (with you Odsox)
I found the best way is to get a wife, Weedo.
That was the best 30 shillings I ever spent (marriage licence)
That works out at 3p a year in new money or 7d in old ... so far.
by Odsox
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Self sufficient skills List

First off I can't claim to do any household craft skills because I've never tried I can do a lot of things to do with self sufficiency though. I can lay bricks and blocks, I've constructed extensions to 2 houses. I can build sheds and greenhouses from scratch. I can mend most engineering type things...
by Odsox
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5077

Re: How to post a picture

No to #1, Weedo, I agree with Flo, certainly for growers. For instance in spring I have tomato seedlings sprout in my tunnels, as well as other last year's crops,. Their virtues have been known for centuries, but they need weeding out as they "are in the wrong place". 2, if humans are treated the sa...
by Odsox
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Berry identification urgent !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Berry identification urgent !!!

That is a Berberis Vulgaris and I'm pretty sure all Berberis berries are not toxic. I can only really comment on the purple berried one (Berberis Darwinii) I used to have, and those are sweet but rather bland to eat.
According to Wikipedia the red ones are "tart, refreshing and full of vitimin C
by Odsox
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 13
Views: 540

Pet gripes

I have loads of pet gripes, one tends to collect them with age, but I have 2 concerning cooking that gets me going every time. 1 .. Every time you see a picture of a roast leg of lamb in adverts for supermarkets, there is a slice cut to show the nice pink meat inside. This slice is always without fa...
by Odsox
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5077

Re: How to post a picture

As an aside to this thread of eradicating noxious weeds, one thought occurred to me .. is it ethical? Horsetails are known to have been growing in the carboniferous period due to fossil traces in coal. Human have been around for about 200,000 years and as horsetails have for at least 270 million yea...
by Odsox
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New members please read
Replies: 25
Views: 17657

Re: New members please read

Hi Bobbysgirl
Nice to meet you and welcome to our forum :wave:
by Odsox
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Grow lettuce in pop bottles
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: Grow lettuce in pop bottles

Almost the same Weedo, except not alcoholic.
Think lemonade and cola type of drinks, although I won't confuse you with Irn-bru.( some weird Scottish concoction)
We need a smiley in a kilt :lol:
by Odsox
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Second flowering of peppers.
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Second flowering of peppers.

Shouldn't be too much of a problem, especially if your east facing window gets a decent amount of light. I purposely grew a small pepper plant for winter fruits, I think there is a photo somewhere on this forum, and it was a success. The only problem was the variety, which grew such small peppers th...
by Odsox
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 551

No plastic

Well almost none.
I went to Lidl today and bought some mushrooms.
They are now sold in cardboard punnets instead of the blue plastic ones, although it still had clingfilm over it.
But it's a step in the right direction, so well done Lidl or the Irish mushroom growers, or both. :salute:
by Odsox
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Adopting ex battery hens
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Adopting ex battery hens

First off, I don't think you need to worry about disease from the ex-bats, as they are probably dosed up the their eyeballs with antibiotics as a norm. Plus you have the bullying round the wrong way. In my experience of keeping chicken it will be the resident birds attacking the newcomers, protectin...
by Odsox
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

Re: Free food

Flo wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:15 pm
And it was an interesting learning curve.
It was Flo, and now I know that I can do it again next year.
I have to save a whole cob, the biggest as well, just to provide me with 25 seedlings.
There's always going to be some left over.
by Odsox
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 1982

Re: Hot weather and water

Of course that would work, and work very well. It's no different to at least 4 similar growing systems that I use here, including the simplest one of my windowsill troughs being watered via the saucer the trough is standing in, or the porous hose pipe I bury in my greenhouse beds and connect to a ta...
by Odsox
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

Re: Free food

Odsox wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:10 am
I will have to have a slice of each to compare.
Just tried that and I can confirm it was wishful thinking.
No difference in the 2 sets of loaves, but as I said, it saved wasting old seed. :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

Re: Free food

We tried it last night. There would be no grittiness as it was ground to a fine powder like the wheat. I can say that I couldn't taste any difference, but it did have a sweeter aftertaste, or I "think" it could have had a sweet aftertaste. I will have to have a slice of each to compare. Either way i...