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by kathleen
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Colours, think I'm here to stay!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1417

hello!

Hi Colours - what you're doing is fantastic, good on you! Really motivating :flower: . Welcome!
by kathleen
Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: India's Deadly Chemical Addiction
Replies: 4
Views: 1437

Biodynamics in India

There's an amazing guy called Peter Proctor who does a lot of work in India to help the people convert away from hideous intensive farming & to organic & biodynamic agriculture - he's doing a fantastic job. Amazing film called 'how to save the world - one man, one cow, one planet' http://www.howtosa...
by kathleen
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Dressmaking patterns....on the scrounge!
Replies: 11
Views: 2871

cool sewing book

There's a great book called 'Yeah! I made it myself!' by Eithne Farry, it has clothes & other random things which you can make without a proper pattern, I've used it for a few dresses & skirts with great success :mrgreen: One day I think I'll have to buy it, I constantly have it out from the library!
by kathleen
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: There once was an ugly duckling...
Replies: 14
Views: 1646

tomato!

I have had tomatoes mysteriously pop up in the middle of my basil before! (I've had tomatoes pop up EVERYWHERE in fact...no idea where they come from?)
by kathleen
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: peppers/chillies
Replies: 48
Views: 9120

Millions of chillies!

I don't know if being in NZ helps, but I have about a zillion chillies this year! I put a polytunnel over the plants out in the garden last winter, they went to sleep, then woke up again in the spring and gave me exponentially more fruit in their second year than they did in their first. And now it'...
by kathleen
Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Can I "not buy anything new for a year?"
Replies: 162
Views: 128526

toiletries...

I've been working on eliminating 'hair washing' as such...have a look at http://crabappleherbs.com/blog/2008/02/01/simple-herbal-hair-care/ , I've cut down to rinsing my hair with baking soda & water followed by a weak vinegar & water solution, then the next step is using leftover herbal tea with a ...
by kathleen
Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Any dressmakers out there?
Replies: 40
Views: 9904

open source patterns...

I found a website the other day that has free patterns on it! you just print them off & stick them together... www.burdastyle.com. There are some pretty dresses & things on the site, and if you're clever you can post your patterns for other people to download & use. Old sheets are fantastic for maki...
by kathleen
Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi there!
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Hi there!

Hi, I'm Kathleen & I live with way down in New Zealand on a biodynamic vineyard with my husband and 2 cats... We're working on being more self sufficientish! Living out here is great, since the vineyard is already organic & biodynamic we don't have to worry about nasty sprays or any of the other hid...