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by Islaskye
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Being "Enlightend" is tough....
Replies: 17
Views: 8079

Being "Enlightend" is tough....

Has any one been watching Enlightend on sky tv? In so many ways I can relate to Amy, the lead character and the way she is constantly battling to live her new found lifestyle in such a modern and consumerist world. she's constantly looking for ways to make a difference with everyone, including her o...
by Islaskye
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Lancashire
Replies: 11
Views: 1056

Re: Hello from Lancashire

Hi from windy Billinge, Lancashire :mrgreen:
by Islaskye
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: TV licence - are we being conned?
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: TV licence - are we being conned?

now that would make sense!! I wonder if the inlaws have miss heard the licencing guy as he ran through things, possibly!! Will check out the statement when it comes through.
:salute:
by Islaskye
Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: TV licence - are we being conned?
Replies: 5
Views: 662

TV licence - are we being conned?

The inlaws have been living with us since early this year after moving back to sunny UK from South Africa and have just bought a house. They are busy setting up bills and direct debits and set up a tv licence. They told them they have to pay the full years licence even though they only move into the...
by Islaskye
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: what to do with a glut of eggs????
Replies: 16
Views: 4180

Re: what to do with a glut of eggs????

Does the quality of the eggs get affected if you freeze them and then use them in baking????
by Islaskye
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Christmas Hamper
Replies: 31
Views: 3434

Re: Christmas Hamper

Last year I did a cooks hamper for my mum with home grown dried herbs such as rosemary, basil, thyme etc. It also had infused oils like garlic and basil olive oil and lavender rape seed oil for salads. then added some handy crafts such as cross stitched place mats and some nice cheeses from the loca...
by Islaskye
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: volunteering on a farm
Replies: 2
Views: 3416

volunteering on a farm

after spending a few holidays at farm B&B's and keeping a few ex batts in my garden I am itching to get some real farm hand experience as I hope to get a smallholding and would like to get proper experience beforehand. Ive looked at WWOOFing and cant find anywhere localish that has a variety of ...
by Islaskye
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: free range gardening
Replies: 14
Views: 6335

Re: free range gardening

same here, I was worried about my dogs ( 2 schnauzers aka little ratters who chace anything moving!!) getting along with the ex batts, I neednt have worried, the youngest tried the whole "ooohh, chace me, chace me!!!" routine and the whole flock obliged in one huge swoop!!!! they were very...
by Islaskye
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: free land drainage pipe in wigan area
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

Re: free land drainage pipe in wigan area

Its approx 20m long, 8cm wide flexi pipe with small holes along the sides. you use it to drain waterlogged land by digging a small trench, line it with weeding sheets (to keep the mud from clogging the holes) and surround the pipe with pebbles then you wrap the lot up in the sheeting and bury it. th...
by Islaskye
Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: free land drainage pipe in wigan area
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

free land drainage pipe in wigan area

Ive just dug out some french drains in my garden using some perferated plastic piping but could only get a large roll of it. it was approx 25 meters long and I only used about 5meters of it!!! Its just sat in my garden and is free to anyone who can make good use of it. Im in the wigan / st helens / ...
by Islaskye
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: how do I improve drainage??
Replies: 2
Views: 631

how do I improve drainage??

My garden is on a slope down towards my house and I have leveled it off into 3 stages - a patio at the house, a dog lawn and veg patch in the middle and the chicken paddock/fruit trees at the top. I have just moved all the trees ( as they were in pots) to the boarders and want to put some grass down...
by Islaskye
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: what to do with a glut of eggs????
Replies: 16
Views: 4180

Re: what to do with a glut of eggs????

I think Im going to try the butter and salt method, do you think that kiln dried sand would work as well as salt / bran as it would be air tight?
by Islaskye
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: veg to plant now
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: veg to plant now

thanks, like the idea of chard, never grown that before, will definately give it a go.
by Islaskye
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: what to do with a glut of eggs????
Replies: 16
Views: 4180

what to do with a glut of eggs????

I seem to have a lot of VERY happy hens at the moment, Ive 7 ex batts and they are all laying an egg a day at the moment! I use the eggs in cakes I make over the weekend for the local farm shop but they are laying more then I use at the moment!!!! I have given loads to the neighbours, friends and fa...
by Islaskye
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: veg to plant now
Replies: 5
Views: 676

veg to plant now

Hi Guys, Just pulled up the last of the spring onions, parsnips and lettuce I had growing in my veg patch and now its looking very naked!!! Does anyone have any suggestions for things I can sow now for harvesting over winter??? Ive anready got lettuce, toms, peas, strawberries and nastersiums growin...

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