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by ina
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unwanted presents?!
Replies: 12
Views: 771

Re: Unwanted presents?!

Thanks for all your helpful suggestions! None of them unwanted, I assure you. Yes, it's true - this time of year is the worst, and I would probably deal with it better in summer... As for volunteering - unfortunately, can't be done. There's no food bank as such near by; there's just a collection poi...
by ina
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unwanted presents?!
Replies: 12
Views: 771

Re: Unwanted presents?!

Well - keep warm is a bit of a problem... Current temperature in my bed room (warmest place in house) has just reached 14 degree C. Hasn't been this warm for a while! (Guess why I can't grow tomatoes in my house! :mrgreen: )
by ina
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unwanted presents?!
Replies: 12
Views: 771

Re: Unwanted presents?!

Yeah, I know - those presents that stick about for years because you fear the person who gave it to you might visit and ask about it... But - what doctor? I haven't seen a doctor for years. Always have to think what the health centre is called where I am registered. The few times I went there (many ...
by ina
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unwanted presents?!
Replies: 12
Views: 771

Unwanted presents?!

So, what presents did you get that you'd rather not have? In my case, people always seem to be able to think of nothing else but food, and more food. (She's fat, so she must love eating, so let's give her food. :cussing: Actually I hate eating, as it makes me even fatter... Can't they see that I hav...
by ina
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello everyone!!
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Hello everyone!!

Hiya!

How does the "rock" get into your name?
by ina
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: No Bees?

I think that's one thing we've all noticed, wherever we are: fewer bees. And we (on -ish, I mean) are all aware of what we can do and do our bit... Unlike most of my neighbours, who would find even normal lawn too untidy looking and tend to go for chuckies!
by ina
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Fairly simple and quick-ish recipe for curd cheese
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: Fairly simple and quick-ish recipe for curd cheese

I made some even more simple and quick curd cheese not long ago... I'd bought one of those bottles of Jersey milk (was reduced, so I couldn't resist). Half way through the bottle the contents went thick on me. I just tipped them into a cloth - and hey presto, curd cheese! And very nice it was, too. ...
by ina
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just before ...
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Just before ...

Ah yes. Hohoho.... And bah humbug. Yesterday the big bash at my place of work took place - very few people seem to go these days; fewer every year. Wouldn't dream of inflicting that on me.
by ina
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Spring?

Maggie - you can only have half the national collection - the other half is at my feeder! :)

I also seem to have a large portion of the nation's starlings...

I agree, it seemed almost like spring. And pretty glad I am about it; my house seems so much warmer.
by ina
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: Vertical gardening

Odsox wrote:
It's a bugger getting old, isn't it? :lol:
Don't I know it... :(

However - I think there will always be a certain amount of bending etc be involved in establishing whatever crop you grow. even if it is at waist height, like strawberries... I like my raised beds; certainly make life easier.
by ina
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 31
Views: 3096

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

There wasn't just a hint of celery. And I do like to eat it...

Oh - and hello back to you! :wave:
by ina
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 31
Views: 3096

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

The very worst wine I've ever tasted was celery.... Yuk. It's about 40 years ago, but I still remember it!
by ina
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: Vertical gardening

Climbing french beans and cucumber also grow nicely upwards, and in the greenhouse in our climate...
by ina
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Being self sufficient in 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 4288

Re: Being self sufficient in 2017

Woohoo - Wombat is back! :wave:

Will read your list after work...
by ina
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 2513

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

I have also heard that Stale Beer is good for catching slugs & snails - forgive my antipodean ignorance, but what is Stale Beer? - I know of Malt Beer, Wheat Beer, Horehound Beer etc. but never one made from Stales. Hehe - no, I never found that in Australia, either... Actually, you can't buy it he...