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by Cassiepod
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Leaf mould
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Leaf mould

I had mine in black bags for 2 years and they didn't decompose, but the pile by the fence that's been open to the elements since last autumn has started rotting down well, so I added the 2 yo contents of the black bags to that, i'm not convinced plastic bags are required at all...
by Cassiepod
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Mushroom propagation
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Mushroom propagation

Hello all, I have a tree root in my garden which each year grows large white mushrooms. I'm not sure what they are and I just let them do their own thing. but it got me thinking, would it be possible to intentionally "sow" other desirable and edible mushrooms in the same location? eg chanterelles wh...
by Cassiepod
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Busy day
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Re: Busy day

That sounds like a good day! I'm the opposite days in the office are frustratingly unproductive... except for my tomatoes on the windowledge but when I'm at home I get paid work done and things around the house/garden too. I finished putting up 2 shelves up in the back porch and stacked them whilst ...
by Cassiepod
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1306

Re: RAIN !!

Its wonderful Odsox! we had a downpour last night and more promised tonight/tomorrow. We're on a private water supply which has been fine so far but I'll be glad to have the rain...
by Cassiepod
Fri May 25, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 4133

Re: Onions

I'm growing too! but with the weather my stuff is far behind others'... I won't be self sufficient but at least I'll have treats directs from the garden. hoping to put in a strawberry bed this weekend, late I know but better late than never.
by Cassiepod
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Curiosity/Armageddon
Replies: 11
Views: 1249

Re: Curiosity/Armageddon

phone my partner and make sure that we spent the last 3 days together enjoying ourselves, go fishing, spend time together, go away into the hills, away from other people, eat well and treasure the last few days.
by Cassiepod
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 26
Views: 3556

Re: Has Spring sprung?

I planted mine yesterday along with doing a whole lot of other jobs in the sunshine, I know we're due some more snow but i'm hoping it won't last and they'll be ok....
by Cassiepod
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This self sufficient thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

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: 4078

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: 10770

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: 6518

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: 2682

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: 6518

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: 6518

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: 1384

Re: Hooray, hooray...

Good news indeed. I hope it becomes something more steady and permanent.