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by eccles
Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Weeds underneath a bird feeder
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

Re: Weeds underneath a bird feeder

Chill out let em grow my dogs love em , when they are big enough pull them up.
by eccles
Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tea Bags
Replies: 21
Views: 2564

Re: Tea Bags

Heres what i do with my used teabags i sprinkle eucalyptus oil on em and lay a few round the soil to keep cats off and the rest i thrown under my azaleas or camillias with the crushed eggshells
by eccles
Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Collecting items to reuse
Replies: 28
Views: 3281

Re: Collecting items to reuse

I love reading yours now heres mine, i did feel a bit mean when i started saving everything with a view to "one day i will use it for something" I now save all our hair cuttings when the hairdresser comes and i put them round the garden, one to keep slugs at bay and two for a mulch for fruit trees/b...
by eccles
Tue May 12, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: forage buddies
Replies: 9
Views: 6113

Re: forage buddies

I have a foraging guide book and have learnt alot from this but im not brave enough to try fungi i would like somebody to show me first hand as i dont trust myself with just a book.
by eccles
Tue May 05, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: breadmaker recommendations
Replies: 32
Views: 6206

Re: breadmaker recommendations

can only wish I had a Rayburn or Aga but I don't use my oven very much as its electric fan assisted. I prefer to make things in the pot on the gas hob. And I eat a lot of stuff raw, given that I'm vegan. The breadmaker is great for us, especially as we like to know exactly what is in our bread and w...
by eccles
Tue May 05, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Alternatives to the Mooncup? (a women only thread i guess!)
Replies: 65
Views: 27372

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

Well what can i say? i stumbled across this and ive read through your posts and clicked on the links and now im sat here wondering which planet ive been on ive never heard of moon cups or such like Hmmmmmmm just been diagnosed as at the beginning of my menopause too so maybe too late for me but i ha...
by eccles
Mon May 04, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Sick of Junk Mail Cluttering Up Your Mail Box
Replies: 10
Views: 1824

Re: Sick of Junk Mail Cluttering Up Your Mail Box

Well i have decided today to save all my junk mail cardboard and paper rubbish and make my own paper bricks for my garden chimeneys i will need a log maker off ebay and im not sure if all paper/card will be suitable but hey i will give it a go.
by eccles
Sun May 03, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Anyone here hunt?
Replies: 49
Views: 6358

Re: Anyone here hunt?

Very recently my partner has taken to hunting i have a colleague with a farm and he attempts to keep the bunny population down for her, usually ive got 4 or 5 in the freezer, he also shoots pidgeon and pheasant when in season, his latest ventur is to get a fire arms licence and go deer hunting now t...
by eccles
Sat May 02, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello from newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: hello from newbie

Hi ex Stapleford girl i was born and bought up in Stapleford, attended the awful Arthur Mee Secondry Girls School, they closed it down the year after i left, nothing to do with me i promise. My parents still live in Stapleford.
by eccles
Fri May 01, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person
Replies: 121
Views: 43354

Re: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person

Hi I work for social services as a home care manager, i have cared for over 24 years for the same organisation, im all cared out, sounds harsh but i now want to care more about me, instead of being stressed out by the manic, crisis managed, paper bog of local organisation. My O.H. works as a design ...
by eccles
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: buy a field?
Replies: 12
Views: 4455

Re: buy a field?

we too would love to do the self sufficiency thing and have a place to live and some land, we too have very little money to do it. the best option scotland some quite cheap crofts and derelict buildings but of course u have to like the weather, the remoteness, the peace, the quiet,the tranquility th...
by eccles
Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello from newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: hello from newbie

Thanks for the welcome , i live in west hallam, near ilkeston. Currently my partner and i have desk jobs and im so very tired of the stress and daily travelling, i dream of a far simpler better life. i attempt to grow some veg and fruit, i have 3 dogs who do not earn their keep, lazy devils, and ive...
by eccles
Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello from newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 623

hello from newbie

Hi all im in Derbyshire , been interested in changing my lifestyle for a few years and interested in reading your posts and learning anything.