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by nick
Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: fowlers vacola jars
Replies: 0
Views: 636

fowlers vacola jars

sorry - not sure where to post this one - has been quite a while since I have had time to spend on the computer. If anyone lives in the Hunter area, NSW, and is interested I have some preserving jars that i'm not using and would like to clear up the space. leave me a message before the 30th November...
by nick
Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Carrots again - growing from tops
Replies: 14
Views: 3032

try planting them. somewhere on the www i read that they regrow. worth a try. oneday.............
by nick
Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Whats the borax recipe for cockies?
Replies: 16
Views: 3631

Hi Boots, some tips in a green living book are: leave cucumber ends in the cupboard until they shrivel rub tea tree oil over shelves use a bait of 5% borax in sugar (the 50:50 may not be to their liking :)) use 2tbsp boax, 1tbsp flour, 1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder mixed together grease the neck of a bottl...
by nick
Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got to be more to life than this
Replies: 17
Views: 4282

I have an idea of what I want to do, and how I want to do it but sometimes things change along the way. I try now not to look at how far i have to go but how far I've come. five years ago I had no idea about growing vegetables. my 'little' boy will be five this year and so I guess I became more awar...
by nick
Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: permaculture methods
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

haven't heard of the carrots growing roots before. used to regrow the tops as kids so will give that one a go. grew green sprouting and jennings broccoli last year. don't know if I was a bit out of season for the jennings but only one head developed. I collected some bean seeds in summer to resow ne...
by nick
Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from a newbie!
Replies: 11
Views: 2599

Hi and welcome Witchy. :flower:
by nick
Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: permaculture methods
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

permaculture methods

Have been doing a bit of reading through some permaculture books from local library. some of the bits that I have found interesting are when you cut a head of cabbage, cut a deep cross into the stalk and four new smaller heads will form. with leeks, cut 2cm below ground level and the stalk will regr...
by nick
Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken wing clipping?
Replies: 20
Views: 18375

we always clip the wings on new chooks to stop them from flying out of the coop. only occasionally have to reclip once they are used to the surrounds. they are locked up in a fox proof pen at night.
by nick
Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Anyone care to join me?
Replies: 26
Views: 5061

Sunday.. moved fence to strip feed cows washed clothes pulled out tomatoes and stakes cut the string off tomato stakes filled wheelbarrow with manure for garden dug over a bed and added manure hung out washing and washed more clothes planted out some leeks and celery weeded/mulched broccoli washed/h...
by nick
Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:37 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: You have to feel for the chicken that laid this...
Replies: 19
Views: 7085

haven't had an egg that was bigger but had the same size with a 60 gram egg inside. from an isa brown hen who had just started laying. none since.
by nick
Mon May 29, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Yay for Eco Parenting
Replies: 28
Views: 11255

I fed both babies. the first was the hardest with severe mastitis and a baby who was never satisfied. I fed for 13 months and was often questioned as to how much longer and didn't I think he was old enough. second baby I fed for 18 months and was so much easier. Guess a bit of experience helped as w...
by nick
Sat May 27, 2006 3:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy Birthday, Mr Wombat
Replies: 18
Views: 4300

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by nick
Fri May 26, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Silkie Bantams
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

after seeing the silkies at an animal nursury, mr 4 had his heart set on have a fluffy chook at home. got hold of one and fluffy needed a friend. we now have fluffy and fluffies friend. don't know if you get fowl pox on the other side of the world but catch them up and have a close look around their...
by nick
Fri May 26, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Gettin pretty worried ere
Replies: 15
Views: 5400

depends on how far down they plan on putting bores, it will cost quite a bit so should put people off for at least a little while. if someone does get a drilling rig in and hits nothing but dirt, it will put a lot of people off. we have found that the underground streams have been influenced by the ...
by nick
Thu May 25, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: your right foot.
Replies: 6
Views: 2076

your right foot.

How Smart Is Your Right Foot? >This will boggle your mind. And you will keep >trying it at least 50 more times to see if you can outsmart your foot. > >Bet you can't!!! >  > >1. While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and >make >clockwise circles with it. >2. Now, while doi...

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