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by KathyLauren
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 26
Views: 4459

Re: Someone say something

I think this forum lost its critical mass some time ago. I hope it's only because people would rather be out in their gardens than on the computer. We are in the process of having a solar heating system installed. There are five panels on the roof. The crew is working on the plumbing right now. It w...
by KathyLauren
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar heat
Replies: 6
Views: 2662

Re: Solar heat

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The installers are here. Four panels up, one more to go.
by KathyLauren
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar heat
Replies: 6
Views: 2662

Solar heat

We are installing a solar thermal system on our house. Weather permitting, the installers will be here next week. The house is actually not bad for passive solar, but, even after a sunny day, the furnace (oil-burning) comes on at night. Since the heating system is radiant in-floor hot water, and the...
by KathyLauren
Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Season's greetings
Replies: 18
Views: 11025

Re: Season's greetings

Humbug, I say!

Oh, what the heck... merry Christmas anyway! :)
by KathyLauren
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Can a rat do this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

Re: Can a rat do this?

Drying the dishes? Actually, I gather, now, that they use it to make a nice warm nest for the winter. I told my boss who was getting paranoid, and is now a lot happier. He doesn't mind the rats, but humans messing around in his kitchen behind his back is something else! Just hope that the rat is no...
by KathyLauren
Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What happened to everyone....
Replies: 20
Views: 2552

Re: What happened to everyone....

Taking advantage of the nice weather to build stuff. Picked some raspberries and blueberries the other day. Yum! Might have peaches in a couple of weeks. Major yum! Going out to mow the grass now.
by KathyLauren
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What I'm up to
Replies: 4
Views: 772

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: 772

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: 2395

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: 2395

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: 2395

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: 5458

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: 5458

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: 3910

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: 678

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!