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by KathyLauren
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Re-introducing myself
Replies: 9
Views: 3352

Re: Re-introducing myself

Thanks everyone. :)
Green Aura wrote: (I was going to say keep us up to date but I'm not sure if that's right or not, but you can if you want). :wink: :roll: :lol:
Well, keeping you all totally up to date might be TMI. :wink: But I plan to stick around here and discuss anything ish-y in my life.

Kathy
by KathyLauren
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: KeithBC is no more
Replies: 2
Views: 613

KeithBC is no more

Hi, all. I would like to draw your attention to my re-introduction thread here: http://selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=29507 . Yep, some major changes in my life! :iconbiggrin: It could be a bit confusing on the forum. I see that the admin magic that changed my username (thanks, Ods...
by KathyLauren
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Re-introducing myself
Replies: 9
Views: 3352

Re-introducing myself

I am not new here, but I have a new identity. You have known me as KeithBC. As you can guess from my new username, I am making a major change in my life. I have (finally!) figured out that I am transgender, and am in the process of becoming the woman that I always should have been. Trust me, it is a...
by KathyLauren
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Turning Veggie!
Replies: 18
Views: 5498

Re: Turning Veggie!

I'm a bit late to the party, having just noticed this thread. I've been vegetarian for so long (about 35 years) that I don't even remember what it was like to give up meat. I followed the recommendations in "Diet For a Small Planet" about combining foods to get "complete" proteins. The author has si...
by KathyLauren
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Tell me what a self sufficientish lifestyle is
Replies: 13
Views: 3387

Re: Tell me what a self sufficientish lifestyle is

I come here to try to stay in touch with some of my core values. It doesn't necessarily mean that I always live by those values, but I don't want to abandon them altogether. I prefer to live frugally. I joined one forum that claimed to be about frugal living. I quit when I saw one member's definitio...
by KathyLauren
Tue May 17, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Asparagus and raspberries
Replies: 2
Views: 1956

Asparagus and raspberries

We had our first harvest of the year: some asparagus was up. We missed harvesting it last year with moving, but this year we were ready. We got about 8 spears, enough for a small side dish each. Yum! It's a pretty pathetic bed, and needs some rejuvenation. We are hoping that the shoots we harvested ...
by KathyLauren
Sun May 15, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Strawberry boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Re: Strawberry boxes

I've never heard of everbearing strawberries. Have you got any more info - size, variety etc? I'm wondering if they're what I'd know as alpine strawberries. These ones are a variety called 'Seascape'. We grew 'Alpine' berries that last place we were at. They are also everbearing. I have no idea wha...
by KathyLauren
Sun May 15, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Strawberry boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Strawberry boxes

A couple of days ago, I finished building three strawberry boxes. My wife and I filled them with a layer of sand topped by lots of topsoil and planted 52 strawberry plants in them. They are everbearing berries, so, after a couple of months picking off the blossoms to help them get established, we sh...
by KathyLauren
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar heat
Replies: 6
Views: 3241

Re: Solar heat

Well, the solar heating system has been operational for a couple of weeks. It is providing all the hot water we can use, at a higher temperature than the boiler provides. The more hot water we use, the more efficient it is, since unused hot water is kept hot by burning oil, whereas used hot water is...
by KathyLauren
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Get the forum to just show me last updated posts?
Replies: 5
Views: 2381

Re: Get the forum to just show me last updated posts?

I use the Quick Links / New Posts item in the top banner.
by KathyLauren
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm Back Too - and I have LAND!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 5784

Re: I'm Back Too - and I have LAND!!!

Congratulations!
by KathyLauren
Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: My family
Replies: 4
Views: 2716

Re: My family

a feral cat can be the best house guard ever - we had one that patrolled and was worth more than a burglar alarm as it was much more dangerous. Ha-ha! Not Liesl. Her middle name is Heidi because she likes to hide. We have had house-sitters come to look after the cats when we were away. Riley (and h...
by KathyLauren
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: My family
Replies: 4
Views: 2716

My family

Here are my furry kids: Riley. 18 years old, adopted at 17. Scruffy looking but tons of personality. Fancies himself to be an opera singer, especially at 2:00 am! http://www.dulcemelos.ca/test/riley.jpg Liesl. 11 years old, adopted as a feral kitten. Will always be feral. Dislikes Riley and doesn't ...
by KathyLauren
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Birds
Replies: 17
Views: 5893

Re: Birds

KeithBC wrote:There ought to be blue jays, but a bluejay-phobic neighbour exterminated them all last year. :(
Woo-hoo! We saw a blue jay today at the feeder!
by KathyLauren
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Crocuses and dandelions
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Crocuses and dandelions

Spring must be getting here! We saw some crocuses today, both in town and locally, as well as a bunch of dandelions flowering.