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by Sky
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Anderson style
Replies: 10
Views: 3089

Re: Anderson style

OP I see you are NZ Sheeps wool? (Thanks for the flat worms by the way) LOL I'm not kiwi, originally from the UK. Wool would be too expensive I think unless we bought a flock of sheep. And I don't really want to do that as we breed Arapawa goats and have a donkey so that's enough livestock for us a...
by Sky
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Anderson style
Replies: 10
Views: 3089

Re: Anderson style

Thanks for the replies :iconbiggrin: I think straw bale is a good option inside but it takes up a lot of our valuable space .... maybe we could find a way to halve the bales so we still get the insulation value but reduce the area it takes up. We thought maybe if not straw bales we could maybe make ...
by Sky
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Anderson style
Replies: 10
Views: 3089

Anderson style

Hi there, Long time since I visited here .... loads gone on. So we are selling our 10 acre block and buying another, temporarily we will be living in Anderson style shelters that we will be making out of grain silos. I have most of it organised but was wondering if anyone has any inspirational ideas...
by Sky
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??
Replies: 33
Views: 3595

Re: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??

We heat our house with wood, we have our own pine plantation for firewood and also we get free wood from my hubs work. I've also planted willow to use for burning and some to weave with.
by Sky
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Cling film green house
Replies: 27
Views: 7585

Re: Cling film green house

It lasted the whole year and then we recovered it again the following and it worked really well. But now we've turned it into a shed and put corrugated steel sheets on it to keep our meat rabbits in.
by Sky
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Another personal apology
Replies: 21
Views: 1917

Re: Another personal apology

Off to read old posts lol
by Sky
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Oh do stop moaning
Replies: 33
Views: 2001

Re: Oh do stop moaning

Come to NZ, I find every day is uplifting and optimistic here ...I really hate moaners, it makes me uncomfortable and I feel sad. My husband is like Victor Mildew and as he gets older he gets worse, good job we don't see much of each other lol. I will wear a bangle to remind me not to moan but as a ...
by Sky
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Substitute you for my......
Replies: 22
Views: 8085

Re: Substitute you for my......

Also we have a very productive veggie garden, the season has been sh t this season in NZ but we've had loads of lettuce obviously and spring onions, bok choy, and zucchini/marrows. The corn has not rippened or the tomatoes .... we had loads last year but this year has been awful. Garden/ pod peas we...
by Sky
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Substitute you for my......
Replies: 22
Views: 8085

Re: Substitute you for my......

I still cook from basics old jerry, and bake loads. In NZ I find everything expensive in the shops and supermarkets so doing the old fashioned nana baking day is the only way we have survived and kept my children happy
by Sky
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sugar
Replies: 59
Views: 5260

Re: Sugar

Everything in NZ is sweet too
by Sky
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Using CDs in the garden - problems?
Replies: 13
Views: 3452

Re: Using CDs in the garden - problems?

I hung a cd in the veggie garden six months ago and it's totally ok, no change at all!
by Sky
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: and thats why i love physics!
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: and thats why i love physics!

I must be like one of those Victorian folk who thought if you went too fast in a moving vehicle you would pass out. I am suspicious and wish folk would stop messing with stuff we don't understand ... maybe when they open whatever door they've been trying to understand, we will all get sucked into it...
by Sky
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 80
Views: 24902

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Sky, it must be pretty crap over there!! Truly awful oldjerry, too many commercials and american soaps/dramas! Give me good old british tv any day, but I think if I had i sky I could get rid of the commercials but am not willing to pay the extra to do this. I don't really watch a lot anyways, am us...
by Sky
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: A natural deodorant that really works.
Replies: 17
Views: 2506

Re: A natural deodorant that really works.

What a great blog!
by Sky
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 80
Views: 24902

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

I miss British tv sooooo much, it seems so sober and sensible compared to the mindless rubbish aired here in NZ.

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