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by Weedo
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Water, water everywhere...
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Re: Water, water everywhere...

We do NOT all look like that!
by Weedo
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 1733

Re: Malvern show

Skip - to put a couple of things in context. My patch is 900 acres mostly cattle grazing and fodder cropping near Wagga Wagga and my climate is transitional between Meditteranean and semi-arid (around 22 inches rainfall). In Southern Oz horehound is a significant weed and is regulated in most jurisd...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 1733

Re: Malvern show

Patience Skippy, it will come back. I have been trying to get rid of it for years and it still comes up in the same places (but not every year)
by Weedo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Water, water everywhere...
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Re: Water, water everywhere...

Rain at last! 40mm ( just short of 2 inches) of good soaking rain this weekend - more than the total for the previous 3 months!
I actually had to tow two bogged semi-trailers out of the paddock Sunday afternoon.
by Weedo
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 38
Views: 12924

Re: Composty questions

Yay- more beer! for a good cause only of course
by Weedo
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 1733

Re: Malvern show

From the taste of the commercial mint teas (versus peppermint or spearmint) I would guess they mostly use the old common mint (I think Mentha viridis) which is the one growing on my patch.
by Weedo
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 38
Views: 12924

Re: Composty questions

Urine probably would help but I can't get the cows to cooperate - perhaps just add some granular urea. No much straw involved GA - mostly leaf - so very little ash; the variety is semi prostrate and grown for grazing & hay rather than grain. I think I will try it in pit compost.
by Weedo
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 38
Views: 12924

Re: Composty questions

I have about 2 tonne of scorched, water and smoke dammaged wheat hay in a pile courtesy of spontanious combustion in the haystack. The livestock won't eat it so I guess it will become "re-purposed". Any ideas on the suitability of this stuff going into compost or should I just use it as mulch? It is...
by Weedo
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fancy a place on the farm?
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Fancy a place on the farm?

Could be done (mostly) oil seed cropping to produce bio-diesel for the equipment, solar/wind etc. power - ethanol from grains and "waste" materials and so on - for $A200,000 pa I would let someone try on my place. However, the modern farm machinery presents a bit of a problem; most of the stuff prod...
by Weedo
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: How far can a dog walk?
Replies: 18
Views: 13093

Re: How far can a dog walk?

I agree; the modern "pet" canine is an extremely modified species, most of the "dog" has been bred out of them to make them suit our lifestyles. The exceptions being the true working and hunting dogs thaat have been largely bred to retain the true dog traits evolved for long distance travel and hunt...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Raw feeding
Replies: 9
Views: 10576

Re: Raw feeding

All my other halfs dogs (I don't keep pets) eat raw or starve although some dried food is available for nibbles, maybe half a cup each daily. The secret to feeding raw is to slow down the rate of consumption and force them to chew; this stimulates the digestive system and satisfies without eating to...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 1733

Re: Malvern show

Heaps of things with plastic in them that could other wise be recycled or composted (recyclable Vs able to be recycled) Basically anything made out of paper that needs to hold a liquid or withstand immersion
by Weedo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Right Said Flo
Replies: 20
Views: 1297

Re: Right Said Flo

GA - my old blender had to be retired after many years simply because the rubber seals had perished and replacements were no longer available. The carp available these days is terrible, plastic jugs with the blades built in (not removable for cleaning) ans all computerised gizmos that don't allow hu...
by Weedo
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 49
Views: 5032

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Flo
Please send me a dozen - I haven't tasted a puddle in months.
by Weedo
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The cellar !!
Replies: 18
Views: 1557

Re: The cellar !!

Thanks all
The difference is logical and as I imagined, however some of the recipes about seem to cross over the dividing line.