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by Weedo
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Opportunity to run a Herb Nursery!
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Opportunity to run a Herb Nursery!

Yes;
Youth is wasted on the young or, as my then 80 yo mother said, "my 25 old mind does not appreciate this 80 year old body"
by Weedo
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?
Replies: 20
Views: 7990

Re: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?

Seriously DND? You waste good goose fat on your dog? As an ageing male with far more face to wash that hair to shampoo these days I can't add anything into this discussion other than to say try rubbing some coconut oil into your hair and scalp, waiting about an hour and then washing with an olive oi...
by Weedo
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Organic fire
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Organic fire

Works for me too OS, all our heating at the "farm house" (does that sound a little decadent?) is wood fired - 1 combustion heater and fireplaces. Ash serves mainly as a soil "sweetener" because the ash is alkaline but it does carry good levels of Potash and essential minerals also. Yours is probably...
by Weedo
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

WE are also very low key - Christmas now is taken as an opportunity for the family to gather and re-bond for a couple of days; particulalrly the little cousins. Christmas tree (actually a suitably shaped dead gum tree branch) is decorated by the grandies et al on Christmas eve as a fun activitiy. Do...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Christmas Tomatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: Christmas Tomatoes

Well done! I don't think mine will make it for Christmas, they are only just setting now (early November planting). I still can't get a handle on your varieties versus those I can get so I have just gone back to the old standby varieties, mostly heritage plus a couple of plants from a mate. He has b...
by Weedo
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 15
Views: 1181

Re: Pet gripes

This is a gripe that really really gets to me and is more amd more common these days!!!!!! First picture below is a grub screw - a small screw that goes into a matching hole on a cog or sprocket to hold it onto shaft. As you can see it is a simple thing. This one is the last of 4 that SHOULD be in c...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: No plastic

The supermarket I use is gradually moving away from pre-packaged fruit & veg towards simply putting the box full out; unfortunately they still only provide plastic bags to put it in.
by Weedo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Self sufficient skills List

Odsox - is it possible to get a refund, at least in part?

Here, and I presume there, effective protein foraging (I think I will lodge IP rights for that term) necessitates less than legal methods such as illegal equipment and taking undersize / unseasonal material.
by Weedo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 15
Views: 1181

Re: Pet gripes

not just a seasonal gripe Skip, seems to be more and more of these "events" every year including adopting Halloween from the yanks (NOT All Hallows Evening). We now prefer to only buy one gift per grandchild but give a cash gift to the parents which is much apreciated (drip feed the inheritance?) Mr...
by Weedo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Self sufficient skills List

Thought provoking! Who would survive armageddon? Hopeless at any household crafts (with you Odsox) except perhaps basic basketry but I know how to prepare a number of fibres for spinnig and dyeing I can cook in almost any situation from campfire to range and Le Creuset to leaf lined hole in the grou...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 15
Views: 1181

Re: Pet gripes

Sorry Skip but having horses does make them most important people in the world, just ask them. The Prado (not a typo) Princesses around here have an absolute priority on the road with their huge floats and insist their packaged dog food on legs be given right of way.
by Weedo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5648

Re: How to post a picture

Playing devils advocate 1/A weed is a plant whose virtues are yet to be found 2/Humans are a naturally occuring species that is expanding its range; ergo, as a vector for plants, animals and diseases this spread is a naturally occuring and necessary process. 3/ Hmmmmm! can't really argue with that o...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5648

Re: How to post a picture

Odsox this raises a discussion (polite word) that has been going on in the "weeds" world for many years and I don't want to start it again here BUT; there are three things that it centres around. 1/ What IS a "weed"? Essentially the concept of a weed is a human construct and doen't exist in nature 2...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Berry identification urgent !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Berry identification urgent !!!

Hi I tend towards OS's identification although the pics are a little vague for a couple of points. I went to my records for toxic plants in ornamental horticulture (Australian information so not absolute for that little island off the French coast) 1/ My references note all Berberis species should b...
by Weedo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5648

Re: How to post a picture

Horsetails (around 12 spp) are native to the cooler Northern climes and inhabit moist / riparian areas. Yes they are very prolific and extremely hard to eradicate once established - hence our Nationwide "nil-tolerance" approach. I your case PMcG they are in their natural environment. Don't worry GA,...