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by QB comes back
Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: road kill, common people what have you eaten?
Replies: 17
Views: 2013

Re: road kill, common people what have you eaten?

Don't try fox, the green fat on it doesn't taste good and hedgehog is too fiddley.

QB
by QB comes back
Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Council !!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: Council !!!!!

Is it a stock shelter or a tool shed that the sheep happen to walk into?
by QB comes back
Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing soya beans
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Growing soya beans

Hello, Mr. QB bought a packet of seads from RHS Wisley in Surrey. They were alegedly the variety most suited to the UK climate. However we couldn't get one of them to germinate. We tried all sorts of things, soaking, not soaking, windowsil, airing cupboard, everything. Each time we investigated the ...
by QB comes back
Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Can I grow ginger?
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Can I grow ginger?

Hello, Mr. QB has investigated this. Ginger will grow fine indoors in the UK. However we don't have a long enough growing season for it to put on root tubers. We just don't have enough sunshine for long enough. All you'll get is a leafy plant. If you're interested in growing unusal things in the UK ...
by QB comes back
Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How Do I Grow Grain On My Allotment
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: How Do I Grow Grain On My Allotment

Dear P00rstudent,

Would be interested to hear how your plan goes. Please keep us informed.

Thanks,

QB
by QB comes back
Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Pillows

1. Use the stuffing for kiddies/dogs toys.
2. Use the stuffing for draft excluders.
3. Make new cusions from the stuffing.
by QB comes back
Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 non-swear words
Replies: 109
Views: 38858

Re: 101 non-swear words

Mr. QB often says, "kitten flaps". Have no idea where he got it from or what it means...
by QB comes back
Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Doom. Doooom, we're all doomed
Replies: 23
Views: 1511

Doom. Doooom, we're all doomed

Has anyone else noticed an upsurge in doom disussions lately? When I say doom I mean societal and technological collapse. My local library now has a doom section where you can find out about emergency preparedness, past societies which have collapsed (e.g. Easter Island etc.) and prophesies of the o...
by QB comes back
Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How do you cope with ignorant people?
Replies: 29
Views: 1462

Re: How do you cope with ignorant people?

I come on Ish to moan about them and then get on with trying to change them through rational arguements.

Thank heavens Ish-ers are out there as some sanity.
by QB comes back
Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: wine, where do I start??
Replies: 15
Views: 3468

Re: wine, where do I start??

With a bucket and enthusiasm. Mr. QB makes his own and he always advises, keep it simple (he only ever uses water, sugar, fruit and baking yeast from the supermarket, no other ingredients), start with red fruits as they usually work best, and don't worry if it all goes wrong. You're bound to loose s...
by QB comes back
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Warning: Oil supplies are running out fast
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Warning: Oil supplies are running out fast

I think this is an issue which is becoming more visable to the general public. However I think much of the media attention is still focusing on the wrong areas, e.g. personal car use. Much more pressing is that oil is used for fertiliser and we just don't have enough organic matter to replace it. An...
by QB comes back
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Ha, Haaar, I'm back after a year
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: Ha, Haaar, I'm back after a year

Hello Everyone, It's lovely to hear from you all. I'm going to try logging in as the old me then. It has been a busy year. I changed job for one, I've given up being in the business world and now work for an organisation that's making a really positive and productive difference in the world. I joine...
by QB comes back
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Self Sufficientish Weddings
Replies: 43
Views: 4819

Re: Self Sufficientish Weddings

Hi ho folks, I'm actually getting married four weeks today (gosh that sounds close, better do some stuff towards organising it!) and here's a few of the things we've found: - This is the link to the Oxfam wedding list site m Your guest buy pressies for people who really need it. I mean, after all do...
by QB comes back
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: home made screen
Replies: 10
Views: 991

Re: home made screen

Well done OTM. It looks like the ones they have in Australia. As for cat flaps, the **** cats can find another way. I odn't like cat flaps any more after my sisters's cat spent 30minutes teaching me to use one. I thought I was helping the poor animal. Turns out the cat was smarter then me and was te...
by QB comes back
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: bob the builder all in one jammies...
Replies: 13
Views: 1119

Re: bob the builder all in one jammies...

Hello,

They look super, really warm and good. And it's also super to see you again Mrs. F.

:hugish:

QB