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by Merry
Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rubbish 'carer'.
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Rubbish 'carer'.

I`m very grateful for those positive comments.
It`s made me think hard about how useless it is to grit the teeth and store things up that could explode later.
Thank you very much.
by Merry
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rubbish 'carer'.
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Rubbish 'carer'.

Thank you, folks.
I`m so sorry I inflicted the forum in this way. I won`t do it again. I appreciate your response.
by Merry
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rubbish 'carer'.
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Rubbish 'carer'.

I guess that midnight rants aren`t the thing for true ish-es, but - - - I wait on my OH hand, foot and finger and that`s fine. Although I know that many people who use a wheelchair are able to do a bit for themselves. Still - everybody`s different and he`s never been what yer could call domestic. He...
by Merry
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 39931

Re: What are you havesting

Picked the redcurrants and made jelly. Picked the last two cherry tomatoes - and ate them. Pulled a few sticks of rhubarb from new clumps. This year I`m adjusting to losing two productive allotment plots so it`ll be all systems go in containers and little beds next year. (Gardening`s all about 'next...
by Merry
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Another returner!
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Another returner!

Morning everyone. I`ve been out of it for quite a while and things have changed so much so I thought I`d re-introduce myself. My OH has a progressive disability which has resulted in many changes to our life - we had to give up our allotments for one thing. He now uses wheelchair - stairlift - bath ...
by Merry
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Leaving the allotments
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Leaving the allotments

We`ve had to give up our beloved allotments! My OH has become wheelchair dependent and has limited mobility in his arms. I thought that I`d be able to carry on but he is also becoming increasingly 'me-dependent' and I just couldn`t get up to the site often enough to maintain the plots. So now we`ve ...
by Merry
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: private allotment rents/prices
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: private allotment rents/prices

My plot is on a private site. We have water standpipes close to each plot, good security, a community greenhouse, community leisure areas including a workshop with electricity for plot holders` use, flush toilets, disabled access all areas, a helpful committee who keep the site well maintained and a...
by Merry
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Any home edders out there?
Replies: 61
Views: 9170

Re: Any home edders out there?

I home edded my grandaughter who subsequently grew up successfully. She is now 24.
by Merry
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What colour is your front door?
Replies: 31
Views: 2043

Re: What colour is your front door?

White - with windows - and various stickers. 'Age of Aquarius'- 'Friend of the Earth'-'Beware of the Greyhound'.
by Merry
Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Bees...
Replies: 15
Views: 2732

Re: Bees...

That`s been my experience too. The same hives swarmed last year and they just swarmed around me and moved on to a nearby tree.
by Merry
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: I went out faraging, apparently I am not normal
Replies: 29
Views: 4219

Re: I went out faraging, apparently I am not normal

Same here! A bit harder for children to ignore jibes from their peers though. Still, they`ve grown up all right - and still forage.
by Merry
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: I went out faraging, apparently I am not normal
Replies: 29
Views: 4219

Re: I went out faraging, apparently I am not normal

A couple of years ago my grandsons returned from a berry picking walk really upset. A group of school 'friends' had seen them and started name calling - 'Saddoes' 'Tramps' 'Your Mam`s too mean to buy food for you.' 'Your Mam makes you scavenge for your dinner.' etc etc. It was the 'your Mam' insults...
by Merry
Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Bees...
Replies: 15
Views: 2732

Re: Bees...

We`ve got a bee problem on our allotment site, i.e. a plot holder who goes hysterical if any honey bees go near her! There are hives on a neighbouring plot and they`ve never been any bother. I got a three page letter from the hysterical one reporting a 'sustained and vicious attack' on her and her d...
by Merry
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: Hello

Welcome to Ish!
Do you still live on the dairy farm? What do you plan to do when you`re 'back on your feet'?
by Merry
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: Hello everyone!

Welcome Lentil, sounds as though you`re already very 'ish'. I`ve always fancied spinning myself. Have you got a wheel or do you use a drop spindle or something? I love felting too! There`s something so basic about it.

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