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by caithnesscrofter
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Small village rumours
Replies: 28
Views: 1239

Re: Small village rumours

your post made me chuckle Green aura. I've heard sutherland even worse than here. lol I once got asked by a council official, "are you a cult?" Needless to say I nearly peed mysel laughing at him. He felt like a right tit. They grow veg, plant trees, live in wigwams and there are lots of h...
by caithnesscrofter
Sun May 02, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 1263

Re: What are you growing this year?

wow. Everyone is growing loads! Good to see! This year i'm growing more than usual as i decided to not grow so much last year but, this year its: pak choi, mustard, mizuna, chicory, lettuces for every season, corn salad, turnip greens, several types of chard, few types of kale, brussels, early sprin...
by caithnesscrofter
Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: hand / face lotion recipe wanted.
Replies: 16
Views: 1608

Re: hand / face lotion recipe wanted.

i can also do small quantites of shea butter, hemp butter, apricot kernal oil and borage oil if anybody interested. Herbs too. Pm if needing.
by caithnesscrofter
Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: hand / face lotion recipe wanted.
Replies: 16
Views: 1608

Re: hand / face lotion recipe wanted.

i can send you a small bag of either emulsifying wax or cetyl stearyl alcohol. I have both in bulk. Enough for a small batch of of lotion for 3 quid. Pm me if u need it.
by caithnesscrofter
Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: musical instruments - any trombone players on here?
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: musical instruments - any trombone players on here?

yep, played trombone for years. Hm. Trick is learning where all the positions are then learning to use the lips to get the proper notes out. Warm it up b4 starting each playing session by blowing air through it. Mouthpiece should feel warm b4 you start playing. He could practice by trying to get the...
by caithnesscrofter
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Just for fun... which ecoHouse do you like best
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: Just for fun... which ecoHouse do you like best

i take it the planning regulations must be more relaxed in poland than the uk eh?
by caithnesscrofter
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Plan/build a sturdy shed/workshop for windy location?
Replies: 17
Views: 4216

Re: Plan/build a sturdy shed/workshop for windy location?

aye, i would agree with the green roof idea. I'm in a high wind area as well and green roofs are heavy and stay put in stormy weather.. You could just do post and beam. Build a frame out of 4" x 4" posts then clad it. Put a gable roof on.. Flat roofs are terrible for windy locations. Best ...
by caithnesscrofter
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: So who manages without TV?
Replies: 46
Views: 1911

Re: So who manages without TV?

no tv for nearly 6 years. Don't miss it. No iplayer and no broadband and not enough power to think about running my laptop anyways! My internet usage is pretty much solely on mobile phone. Instead of broadband and tv... We play guitar for several hours in the evenings.
by caithnesscrofter
Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Turf Walls
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: Turf Walls

hello, i wondered the same thing a few years ago! We've since built a lot with turf here. My brother-in-law built an entire horse shelter out of it. I describe the method on my blog. sitdownbymyweefire.blogspot.com look under the label "vernacular building" and yes, there is a book... Call...
by caithnesscrofter
Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: fukuoko & semi-wild veggie patches
Replies: 13
Views: 791

fukuoko & semi-wild veggie patches

anybody ever tried the fukuoko method of semi wild veggie gardening or natural farming? Read about this a long time ago and yesterday saw it in action but was happening accidently. Came across this field on the moor yesterday.. Field that looked like fairly normal over grown field with long grass, t...
by caithnesscrofter
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: self sufficient an expensive hobby ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1739

Re: self sufficient an expensive hobby ?

what's wrong wi landrovers? Lol when i think about it, it is my landrover that keeps me even more ish! I harrow with it.. Haul in all my own wood which is then all cut by hand.. Shift cattle and horses... Hauls feed for the animals... Shifts round silage bales from a to b... Moves building supplies ...
by caithnesscrofter
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: thunder box/ compost toilet question/s
Replies: 22
Views: 3433

Re: thunder box/ compost toilet question/s

believe it or not my husband still uses his bucket albeit in the treebog shed and carries it 30 meters to the compost bin every few days... He prefers it he says... Talk about set in his ways! Lol however, whenever it is we get a house built we will just use the bucket system.. Easy to maintain and ...
by caithnesscrofter
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: thunder box/ compost toilet question/s
Replies: 22
Views: 3433

Re: thunder box/ compost toilet question/s

Treebog.jpg this is our treebog. You can just build a platform that takes the weight of one person sitting on it. Fit a normal toilet seat on the platform and have a step up to the platform. Ours is posh... Lol has a wood fired shower too. On the otherside of the building i attached a tool hut and ...
by caithnesscrofter
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: thunder box/ compost toilet question/s
Replies: 22
Views: 3433

Re: thunder box/ compost toilet question/s

hmm... I'd skip the hole in the ground. If it is just temporary build a small box above ground with slats between the boards so it gets aeration. Fill the box half full loosely with grass clippings and then dump the contents in there... Covering each deposit from your bucket. You could plant willow ...

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