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by herbwormwood
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: shredded paper
Replies: 16
Views: 5453

shredded paper

I have bought a cross cut shredder and now I am wonderig what to do with all the resulting shredded paper. I know it can be used for small animal bedding but I don't have any animals, the only people I khow with pets have cats and dogs!
Any ideas?
by herbwormwood
Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: uses for lime dessicant?
Replies: 0
Views: 1334

uses for lime dessicant?

Hi,
I have bought a few packets of dried seaweed in a far east food store, they have a packet of Lime Dessicant in to stop it going moist.
What can I do with it? Can I use it in gardening or cleaning? I don't want to throw it away.
by herbwormwood
Mon May 15, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What do you recycle?
Replies: 30
Views: 16235

I meant light card, like cereal packets Ask if the local preschool/nursery/infants want it for crafts? I know they dont accept loo roll or kitchen roll tubes for hygiene reasons (may I just :roll: cos its not harmed thousands of kids but now its no longer allowed grr). You could also cut up the pla...
by herbwormwood
Sat May 13, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Reporting spam
Topic: google tips
Replies: 12
Views: 5337

That's weird - our institute has replaced IE with Firefox - but left IE on as well, as lots of things just don't work with Firefox! SSish for example... and hotmail. Security is supposed to be better with Firefox, so we are asked to use that as much as possible. Maybe it's just a problem with our i...
by herbwormwood
Sat May 13, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What do you recycle?
Replies: 30
Views: 16235

Re: cardboard?

I'm collecting the cardboard but not sure what to do with it. Is having a bonfire better than letting it go to landfill? Maybe I should experiment with composting it. The next council area does accept cardboard. Try freecycling it and advertise it as suitable for eBayers. New packaging is expensive...
by herbwormwood
Sat May 13, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What do you recycle?
Replies: 30
Views: 16235

Re: What do you recycle?

We are on 2 weekly collections here and have both a green and black bin, and black box. I tend to put grass cuttings, cardboard and rabbit hutch waste in the green. I confess I dont use the black box, I got stung once by putting a full box out and it being left as I had put something wrong in. I st...
by herbwormwood
Fri May 12, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: hedgehog
Replies: 11
Views: 3677

Don't feed it - and especially don't give it milk . The time for feeding hedgehogs is in autumn if there are babies about who haven't put on enough weight to see them through the winter - in this case wet cat food is best (I mean of the tinned, not biscuit, variety). Other than that, enjoy :cheers:...
by herbwormwood
Tue May 09, 2006 9:09 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: ice cube or frozen soup bags
Replies: 0
Views: 1522

ice cube or frozen soup bags

I bought a roll of those plastic bags which you fill up with water or soup or juice to make little ice cubes, then I found they were too difficult for me to use as I have arthritis in my hands. The original container is gone but I have hardly used any, I think I got them at the Co-op, if anyone want...
by herbwormwood
Tue May 09, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: Reporting spam
Topic: google tips
Replies: 12
Views: 5337

Re: google tips

Google tips When using google I tend to put things into speech marks to narrow down the search. for example it you google andy and dave hamilton you get the mac observer as you top search. if you type "andy and dave hamilton " you get this site as your top search. Also I tend to narrow down a searc...
by herbwormwood
Tue May 02, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Dandelion Syrup
Replies: 16
Views: 6267

They are called Pissenlit in French which literally translates as 'piss in bed'. :shock: parts of them have diuretic properties in herbal lore but it is either the root or the leaf, I think the leaf. You can buy a tincture of dandelion at most good herbalists. Or make it yourself obviously. The lea...
by herbwormwood
Tue May 02, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Linseed/Flax
Replies: 0
Views: 1235

Linseed/Flax

Hi, I have a lot of culinary grade linseed UK origin, use by date 17th April 2006 :( to give away in exchange for Postage stamps to the value of the package. These are the royal mail postage costs for second class postage, see if you would save money by having mine or not. 60g 23p 100g 37p 150g 50p ...
by herbwormwood
Tue May 02, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: 2 old cookery books
Replies: 4
Views: 2368

Hi Ya Herbwormwood Thanks for your kind offer I could give a good home to your cookery books as have an interest in cookery Believe it or not when I was a child my family cooked sheeps heads for the family dinner and also other strange bits of animals. It was all quite normal in those olden days al...
by herbwormwood
Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Standby power consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 13379

And if I turn off the computer at the mains, I run down the internal battery, but save the electricity for the little lights at the back (what are they for, anyway :? ?) That's a dilemma, now - what does actually save more? Couldn't the battery be a re-chargeable one that gets charged while the com...
by herbwormwood
Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A4 envelopes and bubble wrap
Replies: 10
Views: 5828

Can you not shred them and use them for animals bedding? I used to shed all my envies for my bunnie rabbit. I tend to use my envies now for dinner money and stuff I send back to the school or to my mum in France. What a good idea about shredding them for bedding. I am a flat dweller without garden ...
by herbwormwood
Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Standby power consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 13379

Not just Belgium - sockets in Germany come without a switch, too. Would be interesting to know which countries have that - is it just the English-speaking countries? That's where I have seen them so far (Southafrica as well, for example). Also: "Computers and things with computer chips in them usua...