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by Green Aura
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 29
Views: 1951

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Although making sauerruben would probably be more my thang.
by Green Aura
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 29
Views: 1951

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

That's probably because you don't partake of alcohol, Flo.

I think I'd rather have a go at these things at a time of glut instead of wasting good food. Once anyway. :lol:
by Green Aura
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 29
Views: 1951

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Looks lovely. I'll await the taste test though. :wink:
by Green Aura
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie here :)
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: Newbie here :)

Welcome to Ish, Bubblefamily. :wave: Is it difficult (legally) to live self sufficiently in a Yurt in the UK or Ireland ? For the past year I’ve had my eyes peeled for cheap land but it all seems to have too many restrictions or is far too close to residential areas to stick a yurt on without being ...
by Green Aura
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 31
Views: 836

Re: The new banish plastic movements

When I was at uni there were two lecturers who were in complete disagreement about recycled paper products. One said that the distances traveled to recycling plants far outweighed any environmental benefits from recycling. The other, although he didn't necessarily disagree with the "paper miles" arg...
by Green Aura
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Flavour of supermarket veg
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Flavour of supermarket veg

Yes, the main factor is being able to harvest them all in one go.

I wonder if they're also pretty tasteless because they're given sufficient feed (hydroponically) to mature but not sufficient/good enough quality to give the produce any flavour or colour - they're always really pale too.
by Green Aura
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Forum upgrade

Everything seems to be well. However it is a huge forum (far too big for us to trawl through all the old threads - although Odsox keeps trying :lol:) and it's possible some things may not be quite right. So if you're browsing and come across anything that's broken give us a shout. We know some pictu...
by Green Aura
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2662

Re: Composty questions

I'd have four questions - is it definitely wax and not some sort of plastic or similar, what wax is used, would it affect the ability to compost effectively (as I presume it's there to preserve the cardboard in some way) and would putting it through a shredder eventually gum up the works? Having mad...
by Green Aura
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are you now?
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Where are you now?

Crikey, I think I'd melt. I read the transcript of quite an interesting TED talk today about adapting gardening methods to changing climate patterns. Unfortunately, although it discussed flooding and drought it didn't go into extreme temperatures (you) or regular very high winds (me). Still it's enc...
by Green Aura
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Forum upgrade

As you all know the forum is many years old and has had its troubles at times (we had great difficulties gaining regular access a few years back). Anyway, being old and clunky (a bit like me) it needs some serious upgrading, which John Headstrong is currently undertaking. Some of you may have notice...
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 31
Views: 836

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I read to day that a few establishments are going back to the old paper straws, I'm don't know how much of an improvement that is, really. It seems to me that straws are, like most packaging, largely unnecessary.
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The not buying new compact?
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: The not buying new compact?

Since we got rid of the van there's no chance of buying secondhand furniture - no-one will deliver up here. Or collect for that matter - although we do have a little unit in the village for smaller items - just not sofas, which seems to be all folks want to offload.
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are you now?
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Where are you now?

Not too bad here either. Icy roads but we've nowhere pressing to go so we're staying snug and warm in the house.

The mountains are quite beautiful from in here.
by Green Aura
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 31
Views: 836

Re: The new banish plastic movements

Plastic packaging has always annoyed and baffled me - often in equal measure. I may have mentioned it once or twice. I can feel my hackles rising as I think of ridiculous examples, so I won't go there. Yes I will, plastic-wrapped coconuts in their shell, peeled oranges in little plastic boxes, trays...
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 749

Re: Storm Dylan?

Weedo wrote:I do also have a tractor with a metal seat
I don't care what they say - don't use that one. :wink: :lol: