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by A&A
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Permaculture in the Desert
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Permaculture in the Desert

It's quite an old clip, but very, very interesting anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S6kTlz6Mk4

...and this was the follow-up.

http://www.youtube.com/user/permascience#p/u/5/q_Hfxeh3t6I
by A&A
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: VAT rise
Replies: 67
Views: 5183

Re: VAT rise

Additionally, with all this talk in the media of everything going up 2.5%, for the average person (i.e. not a VAT registered business), prices (VAT inclusive) should only increase by 2.15%. You don't add 2.5% onto an already VAT inclusive price. Yeah, yeah - I'm doing my accounts at the moment...zzz...
by A&A
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: VAT rise
Replies: 67
Views: 5183

Re: VAT rise

... With VAT at 20% it does make it easier to work out the net price now, divide by 6, before at 17.5% you had to multiply by 7 and divide by 27, when at 15% it was multiply by 3 divide by 23, so it should save accountants about 3 minutes a week as well. I think you typo'd. At 17.5% it was multiply...
by A&A
Tue May 04, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: settle in a dog...
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: settle in a dog...

Harsh as it sounds, you need to ignore it. If the dog is feeling stressed and is nervous around you or other people, then you must give it space. Put its food down & walk away. Always have the odd treat in your pocket. If the dog comes to you just allow it to sniff - don't rush to pat it etc. Ma...
by A&A
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rant about waste
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: Rant about waste

You keep your own records here. It's your responsibility to take them with you when you go for appointments and if you lose them it's your own misfortune. It's a good system. If you're particularly concerned about losing them - you make copies and keep them elsewhere. No responsibility on the health...
by A&A
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Ish Springwatch 2010
Replies: 57
Views: 3967

Re: Ish Springwatch 2010

Last year's swallow thread: http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=13424 It was 18 March last year chez moi! That's pretty strange isn't it - an entire month's difference. I wonder if the swallows that you saw travelled up on different winds perhaps, especially since we're ...
by A&A
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Breadmaker Question. Need Some advice.
Replies: 32
Views: 4512

Re: Breadmaker Question. Need Some advice.

Just out of interest, regarding the 'green' thing - my electric oven uses 6 times more kw/h than my bread machine does to bake a loaf. Therefore, I have to bake 6 loaves to break even on energy use. However, it's not as simple as that since there's no way I can fit 6 loaves in the oven...
by A&A
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: How best to grow chard?
Replies: 15
Views: 1579

Re: How best to grow chard?

We grew swiss chard this winter both indoors (polytunnel) & outdoors. With just 18 plants, we've been eating the indoor stuff every week and have given away loads - always by leaf-picking. Since mid-february it has really started to grow rapidly & we can't eat enough of it now! It looks stun...
by A&A
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Breadmaker Question. Need Some advice.
Replies: 32
Views: 4512

Re: Breadmaker Question. Need Some advice.

If you get unpredictable results, it could well be that your measurements are out. However carefully you try and measure out 100ml of water - you'll probably vary by as much as 10ml or more depending on the measuring jug. The answer is to weigh it instead. As an experiment, measure out 100ml and the...
by A&A
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Ish Springwatch 2010
Replies: 57
Views: 3967

Re: Ish Springwatch 2010

Probably a little early still for swallows. I record a load of things each year as they first appear: last year the first swallow was 10th April. The Almond & Apricot blossoms are out now - both produced their first flowers a fortnight later than last year - perhaps a sign of the bad winter. A p...
by A&A
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: New herb garden
Replies: 13
Views: 1571

Re: New herb garden

I don't know about herbs in there, but those walls look absolutely perfect for some stunning espaliers (apples perhaps?) or cordons/fans (pears/peaches). Wow.
by A&A
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No dig gardening in the Northern Hemisphere?
Replies: 20
Views: 1304

Re: No dig gardening in the Northern Hemisphere?

We're pretty hot here (i.e. above 30C and up to 40C during much of July/August) and mulching is absolutely the only way to go. We concentrate on keeping the sun off the soil and it gets a deep water every few days - if required. Even our raspberries love it - although we keep them in a semi-shaded a...
by A&A
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Sinusitis
Replies: 62
Views: 4751

Re: Sinusitis

May I suggest something that many Yoga practitioners have been doing for a very long time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsZeILCedRw
It works extremely quickly.
by A&A
Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: It's 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 885

Re: It's 2010

Happy New Year folks.
by A&A
Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I make bread?
Replies: 68
Views: 5598

Re: How do I make bread?

Thanks for that Graham - it's a bit addictive isn't it?! It'll cost me a fortune in books if I'm not careful ;)

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