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by marshlander
Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Too late to save my beetroot?
Replies: 10
Views: 2160

Re: Too late to save my beetroot?

Although bolted leeks are edible the flavour isn't so nice and can be bitter.
by marshlander
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Landfill Harmonic Recycled orchestra
Replies: 3
Views: 4354

Landfill Harmonic Recycled orchestra

The ingenuity and optimism of those living in dreadful conditions never ceases to amaze me. Inspiring.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXynrsrTKbI
by marshlander
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Help! 5 year old started pooing in her pants!
Replies: 21
Views: 10443

Re: Help! 5 year old started pooing in her pants!

Lucky for me I've no first hand expeerience of this. From what I've read it seams a combination of a very high fibre diet and persevering with putting little un on the loo repeatedly whether they like it or not seems to help other mums with the same problem http://www.circleofmoms.com/moms-with-scho...
by marshlander
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken rehoming Grantham Lincs
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Chicken rehoming Grantham Lincs

Re posting, can you help? We have hens being released from the new enriched caged system in December – can you offer some hens a new home for Christmas, rather than face the slaughter house. Although the weather is chilly, they won’t mind, and will enjoy a lovely new life. The re-homing date is SATU...
by marshlander
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Farmers style
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Farmers style

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX153eYcVrY Farmers style (Gangnam style parody) :lol: Sorry, I couldn't resist!
by marshlander
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnels - maintenance and running.
Replies: 13
Views: 2845

Re: Polytunnels - maintenance and running.

Bob Flowerdew has a smaller tunel inside the big one for melons & bananas.

Here's one old thread, there are probably more http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/ ... 55&t=22026
by marshlander
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Should I oil or grease a 'skimmed' Rayburn hotplate?
Replies: 3
Views: 1804

Re: Should I oil or grease a 'skimmed' Rayburn hotplate?

Our old house had a Solid fuel Rayburn when we moved in. As we both worked full time then we gave it away! Yes I know, what a stupid thing to do. Rayburn instructions say how to clean but do not say to oil hotplates. http://www.rayburn-web.co.uk/Prodin/Rayburn%20current%20products/Rayburn%20600Kseri...
by marshlander
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Energy Prices
Replies: 64
Views: 23021

Re: Energy Prices

Maybe worth looking into;= Co-operative Energy has today announced it is to cut its electricity prices and is once again calling for the other suppliers to follow its lead and put customers before profits. http://www.cooperativeenergy.coop/news-and-views/
by marshlander
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Hot air distribution
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: Hot air distribution

No much help as it's an au website but is this the kind of thing? http://www.homeefficiencygroup.com.au/D ... fault.aspx
by marshlander
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: PDF Seymour's Complete Guide to Self Sufficiency
Replies: 11
Views: 9852

PDF Seymour's Complete Guide to Self Sufficiency

Free download of one of my FAVOURITE books! Seymour's Complete Guide to Self Sufficiency http://www.rivendellvillage.org/The_Complete_Book_of_Self_Sufficiency.pdf Edited to say was working when posted but seems to have disappeared now. :( Ok, try this http://www.slideshare.net/DaErudite/complete-boo...
by marshlander
Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Fancy a house in China with good transport links?
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Re: Fancy a house in China with good transport links?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/dec/02/chinese-middle-road-house-demolished-video " house that was left stranded in the middle of a newly built motorway in China has finally been demolished after its owner accepted a new compensation deal. Photographs of the house went viral on China's so...
by marshlander
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm Moving
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: I'm Moving

sleepyowl wrote: some minor issues but most of all no rowing
:scratch: rowing?
by marshlander
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: Lost dogs, tags and microchips
Replies: 9
Views: 5171

Re: Lost dogs, tags and microchips

Harry, my Bichon, had his chip done at the same time as having his ambitions removed so was under at the time.
by marshlander
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: What now?
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Re: What now?

Bronze fennel, yes cut down to about 3". Should come up next year but can be a short lived perennial. Watch out for seedlings some may come true but most will revert to common green. Blooming things come up everywhere are are the devil to dig out once established.
by marshlander
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??
Replies: 24
Views: 3946

Re: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??

Mine's only a youngster circa 1990 but I love it. Have never used a lot of the fancy stitches of course and it came with lots of weird feet for heaven knows what.