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by KathyLauren
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What I'm up to
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: What I'm up to

Yes, it's all about priorities. :mrgreen: :occasion5:
by KathyLauren
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What I'm up to
Replies: 4
Views: 722

What I'm up to

I'm as guilty as the next person of falling into lurking mode when forum participation falls below a critical mass. Rather than post on an existing thread, I thought I'd start a new one, 'cause it makes the forum look busier. ;) My wife and I moved a month and a half ago. We had been in an "interest...
by KathyLauren
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: New Farmers Gathering
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Re: New Farmers Gathering

On the remote chance that there are lurkers on here who were planning to attend the New Farmers Gathering, it is only right that I pass on the information that the event has been cancelled due to poor preregistration. Bummer, man.
by KathyLauren
Sat May 30, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: New Farmers Gathering
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Re: New Farmers Gathering

Flo wrote:Keith you may find that they are all normal if it's not your day. :lol:
Normal?? Eeeww!! :tongue3:
by KathyLauren
Tue May 26, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: New Farmers Gathering
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

New Farmers Gathering

This will be too far away for most of you, but, you never know, there might be lurkers in Nova Scotia... I just learned that, two days after we move to our new place, they are having a 'New Farmers Gathering' ( http://newfarmersgathering.harvesthand.com/ ) not far away. Yay! :cheers: There will prob...
by KathyLauren
Sat May 23, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Planning for being self sufficientish in 2015
Replies: 46
Views: 5115

Re: Planning for being self sufficientish in 2015

Where are you moving to? I'd love to have asparagus and raspberries, but I think my garden is too small to have all those things. Hall's Harbour, NS. Same province, same part of Canada, but a community that is moch mure our style than where we are. Our theme song these days is, "We gotta get out of...
by KathyLauren
Sat May 23, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Planning for being self sufficientish in 2015
Replies: 46
Views: 5115

Re: Planning for being self sufficientish in 2015

With moving and all its uncertainties, I didn't think we were going to get much of a garden in. I just had a visit to the new place, and there are raspberries, something that may be blueberries, rhubarb, and asparagus in the garden. We'll get there in time to sample the rhubarb and asparagus. Have t...
by KathyLauren
Thu May 07, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why are cardboard coffins so expensive?
Replies: 39
Views: 3596

Re: Why are cardboard coffins so expensive?

The entire funeral industry is based on gouging people when they are the most vulnerable. They know that the recently-bereaved are probably in shock and will not argue about price, no matter how exorbitant it is. If someone does argue, they will say, "You've got to have it, so pay up." Where I used ...
by KathyLauren
Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Google
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Re: Google

Firefox gives you a choice of search engines. On the toolbar search window, there is a magnifying glass icon. Click that and you should get a list of available search engines. Select Google and voila!
by KathyLauren
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: T'internet woes
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: T'internet woes

I'm glad you got it sorted. My "broadband" Internet comes as a wireless signel across the water. It is advertised as being 1.5Mbps, but it rarely gets anywhere close. The other day, I measured it at 280Kbps, barely faster than dial-up. We will be moving soon, and one of the nice things about the mov...
by KathyLauren
Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Drive a stake through the heart of winter, please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Re: Drive a stake through the heart of winter, please!

Here's the snow pile at the corner of our driveway. This was after the snowplow got stuck and we had to bring in a front-end loader to move all the snow. It left this 3-metre high pile. The shovel is there in preparation for my taking the top metre off it to reduce the size of future drifts. http://...
by KathyLauren
Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Drive a stake through the heart of winter, please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Drive a stake through the heart of winter, please!

Please, won't someone kill this undead winter? The gazillionth blizzard of the year is howling across my back yard. I literally lost count after 7 or 8 blizzards. I had to go out first thing this morning and re-shovel the path to the back door so the hound could go out and pee. The snow plow operato...
by KathyLauren
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Woo-hoo! Found the Good Life
Replies: 10
Views: 1390

Woo-hoo! Found the Good Life

I found a DVD set of 3 seasons of The Good Life and, since I had some Christmas money to blow, I ordered it. Ever since I joined here, I've wanted to see the series. :cheers:
by KathyLauren
Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How Selfsufficientish were you in 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4908

Re: How Selfsufficientish were you in 2014

Not too good on the reducing our carbon footprint scale: we pretty much have to drive anywhere. It's half an hour to the nearest town, and an hour to the next one. We did have an impressive haul of carrots and parsnips. Since we also got a generous supply of same from our CSA grower, we pretty much ...
by KathyLauren
Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Have a cool Yule
Replies: 10
Views: 1191

Re: Have a cool Yule

Happy December 25th, everyone! :iconbiggrin: