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by Cassiepod
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This self sufficient thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: This self sufficient thing?

I'm not sure if it's precisely harking back, as hearkening for contact and context in a world that's pushing us further and further away from real contact with real things. There's a pleasure and satisfaction from creating or doing for yourself that can't be found in popping to the supermarket or bu...
by Cassiepod
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 1857

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

I'm sadly not hugely self sufficient at the moment and just check in here to get moral support that I can get back there but have nothing of any great interest to post :(
by Cassiepod
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 67
Views: 7882

Re: What Is For Tea?

Brisket slow cooked with apricots and tomatoes served with veggies also low carb (only a small handful of apricots in a large recipe) but still a sure fire winner with the other half.
by Cassiepod
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bird Flu restrictions
Replies: 11
Views: 4954

Re: Bird Flu restrictions

I don't think so there' new, less tight restrictions on keepign their food and water covered. "After 28 February From 28 February we will adopt a more targeted approach, with mandatory biosecurity measures across the country and continued housing or range netting in higher risk areas. Anyone plannin...
by Cassiepod
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Hotbed Propagator
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

Re: Hotbed Propagator

So is this a special hot bed or is it your 'normal' compost bin that you're adapting to function as a hotbed whilst it's working away?
by Cassiepod
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bird Flu restrictions
Replies: 11
Views: 4954

Re: Bird Flu restrictions

little blighters escaped today.... through a gap, they're not happy at being cooped up!
by Cassiepod
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bird Flu restrictions
Replies: 11
Views: 4954

Bird Flu restrictions

SO I just received an email from my mum to lock up my chickens based on the article below. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38231416 There are a lot of migratory bird around at the moment so it's not unreasonable guess. but, apart from locking them in the garage with no light and a concrete floor the best...
by Cassiepod
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Hooray, hooray...
Replies: 7
Views: 1029

Re: Hooray, hooray...

Good news indeed. I hope it becomes something more steady and permanent.
by Cassiepod
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do you grow turmeric
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

Re: How do you grow turmeric

oooh sounds interesting! Let me know if it works I'd love to try that, if you can succeed green Aura we should be able to a bit further south I imagine

Cassie
by Cassiepod
Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Re-introducing myself
Replies: 9
Views: 2399

Re: Re-introducing myself

Wow. Big change indeed. I'm not sure how to react - it won't make much difference to me, your opinion retains the same value irrespective of gender :)

Welcome and good luck!
by Cassiepod
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 52
Views: 8648

Re: It's that time of year again ...

Thanks Odsox

mmm onion and garlic much more my thing! although with a bit of tomato your getting a nice pasta sauce going....
by Cassiepod
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 52
Views: 8648

Re: It's that time of year again ...

eh? where do you keep them and how on earth do they ripen?
by Cassiepod
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: What can we watch which is funny and topical?
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

Re: What can we watch which is funny and topical?

TBH we watch the same as you, and there's not much else worth watching. Not quite topical but good for a laugh and a bit of a mental workout is "8 out of 10 cats do countdown" . And not comedy but I am enjoying Brian Cox's "Wonders of the Universe" programmes on BBC1 at the moment a nice gentle wand...
by Cassiepod
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's it called when
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: What's it called when

that's a new one on me! interesting though!
by Cassiepod
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: My New Patch
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: My New Patch

I've twigged that if I keep the hens cooped up they will scratch and clear the ground where I want the veg beds to go... so waiting a year and clearing the ground organically sounds like a good plan too!