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by Sophie_Chillie
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cob Nut Sowing
Replies: 4
Views: 2125

Re: Cob Nut Sowing

Thank you for that. Its just for my front and back garden so no stock proof required.
I'd love to have the space for a 'Nut Walk'. Sounds fab but alas my gardening space can't stretch to that.
by Sophie_Chillie
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Great Mosquito War 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1260

Re: The Great Mosquito War 2012

Garlic. I take "no-odor" garlic capsules in the summer, 2 or three per day (one with each meal), and when I take them I rarely get bitten. I've heard garlic is an excellent deterrent too. I was always told dark clothes attract them more than light - not sure if this isn't an old wives tal...
by Sophie_Chillie
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: The Pig Idea
Replies: 19
Views: 5177

Re: The Pig Idea

Mustardseedmama wrote:I'm confused. Is it actually against the law in the U.K. to feed your animals your kitchen scraps and waste?


Apparently so, I didn't know that either until reading the poster. Maybe the H&S brigade took over, again!
by Sophie_Chillie
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: just to say hi
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: just to say hi

Hi there, I'm a relative newbie too.
by Sophie_Chillie
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Fake meat
Replies: 15
Views: 2279

Re: Fake meat

It makes me to very sad if this is the only future for food. Then my second thought was - why do 'we' want food to look and taste like fish or meat if it isn't real fish or meat? I'm trying my best to be more veggie but to me that means not eating meat, not eating soya shaped like a sausage! I'd lik...
by Sophie_Chillie
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cob Nut Sowing
Replies: 4
Views: 2125

Cob Nut Sowing

Hello, I was just wondering, do you think it's possible to germinate cob seedlings from shop bought cob nuts? Or do I really need to buy seedlings? Is it possible to get seed cobs like you would potatoes if the shop bought ones aren't viable? I'm just asking because I'd like to create an edible hedg...
by Sophie_Chillie
Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Good Life is rubbish so shop in A5da.
Replies: 90
Views: 3343

Re: The Good Life is rubbish so shop in A5da.

Flo wrote:Hmm - if the good life is rubbish, so is shopping in A5da which sure ain't my favourite place to shop.


I agree!
by Sophie_Chillie
Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Started walking again!
Replies: 3
Views: 3378

Re: Started walking again!

6 miles, thats no mean feat there! Nice one :cheers:
As another non-driver I also do a lot of walking to and from work, although tend to catch the bus as I haven't quite got the stamina to walk both ways!
by Sophie_Chillie
Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Good Life is rubbish so shop in A5da.
Replies: 90
Views: 3343

Re: The Good Life is rubbish so shop in A5da.

Hey,I REALLY understand where your coming from,but please don't buy into the idea that everyone that lives in the country is some kind ofmiddle class s------d,in many ways rural poverty is about as bad as it gets. Apologies I wasn't suggesting poverty doesn't affect rural lives as well, I know it d...
by Sophie_Chillie
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Good Life is rubbish so shop in A5da.
Replies: 90
Views: 3343

Re: The Good Life is rubbish so shop in A5da.

I've never read so much dribble in my entire life and as usual it's always the Daily Mail that supplies it! Stuff and non-sense! 9/10 times it it goning be cheaper to shop at a supermarket because they have the huge buying power but that doesn't mean to say its right or ethical! So for those that ca...
by Sophie_Chillie
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I am Miranda
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: I am Miranda

Hi Miranda!
by Sophie_Chillie
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Homemade Shampoo
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: Homemade Shampoo

Thank you for all your replies - I'll do some more digging and see what I can find. My biggest bug bare is that the manufacturers insist on try to pull us in with words like cotton and pineapple etc..; etc. but when you look at the actually ingredients there is nothing in the list to suggest such 'p...
by Sophie_Chillie
Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Homemade Shampoo
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Homemade Shampoo

It was the last straw today - shopping for shampoo when I came accross one that had 'coconut & cotton extracts' :shaking: Who do these companies think they are trying to kid? So then I thought, what about making some home made shampoo and wondered if anyone could point me in the right direction ...
by Sophie_Chillie
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: survive?!?!?!
Replies: 62
Views: 12014

Re: survive?!?!?!

I must just say that this is such an inspiring thread. I am sure more and more ppl will become redundant in the next few yrs (I'm included in that as I currently work for a PCT), however its all about attitude and the 'can do' approach both of which I'm using at the moment in preparation of any job ...
by Sophie_Chillie
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ... find out about little producers/farmers?
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: ... find out about little producers/farmers?

Also a townie I find it difficult to just go and knock on doors but the idea is good. I wish we were all more community driven but alas just is't so and at the very least I'd feel foolish. I thought there was a website set up for small suppliers/producers - a co-operative enterprise? Not sure of the...

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