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by crepesuzette
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Income & self-sufficiency
Replies: 7
Views: 1894

Income & self-sufficiency

How do you get the balance right between being as self sufficient as possible and earning money? I used to work part time which left plenty of time for growing food, foraging and looking after animals but didn't really provide enough to live on. I now work full time (business has taken off which is ...
by crepesuzette
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hiya, from Finistere in France
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Re: Hiya, from Finistere in France

Hello, I'm east of you, in lower normandie. Hope you enjoy the site.
by crepesuzette
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Bonjour from France
Replies: 25
Views: 4821

Re: Bonjour from France

Hello David and family. I'm in France too, Basse Normandie. Just as I thought Spring had finally made it, I've woken up to snow again and its still snowing now. Guess the hedge cutting will have to wait again!
by crepesuzette
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Portugal
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

Re: Hi from Portugal

Hello and welcome. Sounds like a wonderful lifestyle.
by crepesuzette
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Get rid of moss?
Replies: 7
Views: 5214

Re: Get rid of moss?

Why do I want to get rid of it? Because it traps the moisture in an already damp area and then other weeds start growing around it and the front of my house looks a mess. I have spent hours hand weeding this year but eventually gave up and sprayed the gravel with weedkiller. Only the moss has surviv...
by crepesuzette
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Get rid of moss?
Replies: 7
Views: 5214

Re: Get rid of moss?

Thanks for the replies. The moss is in the courtyard in front of my house, shade in the morning, sun in the afternoon. Its a very damp site, not helped by the gravel being sprinkled on to about an inch of weak tarmac so there is very little drainage. Its difficult to dig through although I have mana...
by crepesuzette
Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Get rid of moss?
Replies: 7
Views: 5214

Get rid of moss?

Does anyone have any ways of getting rid of moss from a gravelled area? I wondered whether salt would work? Not possible just to rake it up as all the gravel would come away with it.
by crepesuzette
Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from france
Replies: 28
Views: 4293

Re: Hello from france

Bonjour à vous aussi. I've just learnt where Correze is; the furthest south I've been is Angers!
by crepesuzette
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from the Isle of Islay
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: Hi from the Isle of Islay

I just did a double-take on your post. I misread it and thought you were cross-breeding ponies and sheep!
Are you able to grow much on the Isle of Islay? Looks beautiful from pictures on the net.
by crepesuzette
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from france
Replies: 28
Views: 4293

Re: Hello from france

Hello Millymollymandy (loved those books when I was little) Have you been in France for long? I've nipped back to the uk this weekend so am enjoying central heating, what a luxury!
by crepesuzette
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from france
Replies: 28
Views: 4293

Re: Hello from france

I agree - if it was easy there would be something seriously wrong with us! Nobody likes despatching their animals but it is a necessary part of raising animals for meat. There are days when I can't face it and other days when I set my mind to it and get on with it.
by crepesuzette
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from france
Replies: 28
Views: 4293

Re: Hello from france

Riff-raff element, nice to know there are other people in france using this site. Any more of us? Demi - I haven't found rabbit meat to be a strong flavour but cooking it in red wine does add a certain something. Try it in cider instead or just in stock with lots of vegetables. And younger ones will...
by crepesuzette
Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie looking at move to Ireland
Replies: 15
Views: 3530

Re: Newbie looking at move to Ireland

Hello, I moved to rural france nearly 5 yrs ago and its taken a while to get myself up and running partly because of the language difficulties (now much better) but also because work in a rural district is really hard to come by. I'm self-employed looking after secondary homes, childminding and clea...
by crepesuzette
Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from france
Replies: 28
Views: 4293

Re: Hello from france

Hello Milims and Merlin, nice to hear from you. Merlin - re. the rabbits. The general ones used here are Lapin Normand which is medium sized, brown/grey coat, basically a wild rabbit. Others are Fauve de Bourgogne which has a beautiful reddy brown coat or Geant de Flandres which is grey/black and a ...
by crepesuzette
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from france
Replies: 28
Views: 4293

Re: Hello from france

Thanks for the welcome. It doesn't normally snow until February here so I was hoping to hang on to my wood supply for a bit longer but I think I will have to start lighting fires more regularly.