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by Viper254
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Change of Lifestyle
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Re: Change of Lifestyle

We've also struggled getting stuff secondhand from shops locally. I sell a huge amount on eBay (I break motorcycles for parts) I have been selling stuff at an incredible rate as people turn to projects they have in their garage as a way to kill time. This means I need a steady supply of cardboard bo...
by Viper254
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 87
Views: 39572

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Lettuce, chard, spinach, broad beans and a few strawberries are starting to roll in :)
by Viper254
Wed May 13, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 87
Views: 39572

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Just got my first "crop" of lemonbalm in this morning - going to dry it for tea, which I was too slow to do last year :)

I've missed it over the winter months!
by Viper254
Tue May 12, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11598

Re: Self Isolation

You know, I've quite grown into this lock down thing. I don't think I'll be getting out and about much even when and if ever they extend the rules for the over 70s. It's quite an education in being self sufficient in time management! I know that there are thousands of suggestions as to what you can...
by Viper254
Tue May 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 4382

Re: Allotment the 2nd

I have started going back to Park Site as it becomes increasingly clear that this is the new norm for the foreseeable future. Cleared enough of it to perhaps crop half the half-plot this year, cover the rest and then get the whole lot up and going for next year :) I'll take some photos when I'm up t...
by Viper254
Tue May 12, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 87
Views: 39572

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Not harvesting much more than nettles and ground elder. We have one new raised bed which was intended for beans but as only one has sprouted from an entire tray of 4 different varieties it may now be a salad bed! Nettles still usable? I've got loads of them - I was freezing them and using them like...
by Viper254
Tue May 12, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 87
Views: 39572

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Fingers crossed for next week - it's getting a little cluttered in my greenhouse now!
by Viper254
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11598

Re: Self Isolation

I'm actually starting to kind of enjoy it. I am getting so much done and in some ways the pressure not having to go out to do stuff is quite enjoyable. Mrs. Viper is struggling a bit more. It's much better when the sun shines; that's for sure! The moped made from canibalised other mopeds in the gara...
by Viper254
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11598

Re: Self Isolation

Thanks for asking - I'm ok. Officially furloughed now. Not feeling that great, but I think it's a mixture of my ongoing thyroid problem (feeling a bit weak and wobbly, with high blood pressure and palpitations), and the mental stress of just everything. Could be worse. How are you? Are you getting ...
by Viper254
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 6421

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I'll survive - thanks though :)
by Viper254
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 6421

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I'd kill for a Tunnock's Caramel Wafer right now.
by Viper254
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 4382

Re: Allotment the 2nd

I've heard this as well. Where I am is big circus and traveller country so many of them are getting roped in. If I were off work I might go for it, but there's no chance of me being set aside in the near future. I've kept well away from Park allotments for three weeks now. It's just not worth the ri...
by Viper254
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 6421

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

We've eaten a lot of nettles in the last week from out back - Mrs. Viper wasn't a massive fan of the idea but hasn't noticed since that she's been eating them with pretty much every meal.
by Viper254
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11598

Re: Self Isolation

Ahh, face masks... looking hilarious and doing very little :)

I've stopped going to the Park allotment for now - too many of the other users are quite elderly and I don't want to make any more risk for them.

I'm concentrating on what's out the back of the house for now :)
by Viper254
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11598

Re: Self Isolation

Flo wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:59 pm
I could well get used to this self isolation.
I have to admit, it's productive; I've serviced the car, hoed beds like a fiend, barrowed compost around and done unprecedented amounts of DIY.

For me, it's not all bad so far.