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by cathode
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 32
Views: 1695

Re: Jobs

Hi All, So intersting to peek into other people's lives! I'm a herbalist, practice one day a week but rent for the room eats half the money. Also very unpredictable, so I work in the shop too - great fun telling people what herbs to use but also flogging 'natural beauty' stuff. Luckily an ethical co...
by cathode
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: mmmmm a bit private but i didnt know where else to post
Replies: 16
Views: 1012

Re: mmmmm a bit private but i didnt know where else to post

Hi Russian Doll, As you may have gathered, this is pretty normal. Most of it is pure exhaustion, plus there is this little creature using up all your energy. Incidentally that can satisfy a lot of your need for physical contact. It's hard to go from being parents to being lovers again. Then your bod...
by cathode
Mon May 04, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Learning New Skills
Replies: 13
Views: 2752

Re: Learning New Skills

We're going to need all those old skills, definately time to start learning while we've got electric lights, plenty food etc.
by cathode
Mon May 04, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Alternatives to the Mooncup? (a women only thread i guess!)
Replies: 65
Views: 27809

Re: Alternatives to the Mooncup? (a women only thread i guess!)

I just use some red silk scarves, they mould to the body and are suprisingly absorbant. Occasionally have to disappear to do a bit of discreet adjusting, but not often. I wear them to work and everything now. Bonus - soak them in cold water for an hour or two and you have the best plant food EVER es...
by cathode
Mon May 04, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Lemon Balm
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Lemon Balm

Makes a lovely bath, just make a strong tea and add or tie up in muslin cloth (or old tights) and tie to the hot tap. Tea to drink is great, Culpeper says it's good for the heart, stomach and head - helps digestion, lifts mood, helsp concentration and it's a brilliant anti-viral for cold sores. The ...
by cathode
Mon May 04, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Bring back the horse
Replies: 13
Views: 2442

Re: Bring back the horse

I think that it's a question of slowing down - a good team can do the same job as a tractor, sometimes better (they can get into tighter corners, don't plow up boggy ground the same) but takes longer. But no fumes, free fertilizer and a friendly presence...I'm all for it. Better for the soil as well...
by cathode
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from an overcast bristol
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

Re: Hello from an overcast bristol

hiya! We're just thinking about getting chooks, promised our son we'd have them for easter so got to get a move on now! I was thinking of starting with a little rabbit run thing while we build a bigger compound, but I'm worried the cat will sit on the top and torment them. As for seeds, start prepar...
by cathode
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I need to scream!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1840

Re: I need to scream!!!

yeaurk, there's just no easy way to do it, is there?

But there's a field out there with your name on, definately

Maybe go and talk to the local elder trees, they love a good curse :pirate:
by cathode
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Grow your own drugs - BBC 2
Replies: 42
Views: 6107

Re: Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

Maggie, where are you getting the gum arabic? It's the one thing I don't know where to get, although carrageen/ agar agar can be tricky. I'm getting really irritated by the lack of mention for herbalists - we have this sort of practical knowledge AND the clinical training to treat actual real people...
by cathode
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello ishers
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: hello ishers

well good morning everyone, happy spring full moon and I hope things are sunny and silly with you! Ann pan - I live in a little mining village in the middle of a bog, called Fauldhouse. You probably know a techytype who lives there too... :geek: You live out the A71 don't you? We need to meet up phy...
by cathode
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Grow your own drugs - BBC 2
Replies: 42
Views: 6107

Re: Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

What do folks think about the flowers programme? I thought the elderflower pastille recipe was good Thing is, it's driving me mad that there's no mention of herbalists. We're the professionals in this area, he's a blooming academic!! Ethnobotonist grrrr, is he insured to treat people, I think not :a...
by cathode
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello ishers
Replies: 10
Views: 542

hello ishers

Hi everyone, I've heard loads about this community but this is the first time I've ever posted on a forum! I'm a practicing herbalist in Scotland, more of a wildcrafter than a gardener (I tend to kill anything the least bit fragile, and it's darn cold up here). No livestock (yet) although now we're ...