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by KathyLauren
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy birthday KeithBC
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Re: Happy birthday KeithBC

Hey, thanks, folks. Actually, it's not my birthday today. For privacy reasons, I don't give my real birthday on sites that don't actually need to know. The year is correct, for those who want to know my age, but the date isn't. But, what the heck, it's the thought that counts, so party on! :drunken:...
by KathyLauren
Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Birds
Replies: 17
Views: 6200

Re: Birds

We have lots of chickadees, both black-capped and boreal. Song sparrows and fox sparrows. Juncos and american robins. A pair of mourning doves showed up last week. There are barred owls in the woods out back. There ought to be blue jays, but a bluejay-phobic neighbour exterminated them all last year...
by KathyLauren
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 26
Views: 4958

Re: Someone say something

Green Aura wrote: I did a double take at the belt and suspenders comment - we call them braces. Suspenders are a different thing entirely. :lol:
Duh, should'a thought of that. I was a Brit myself for the first ten years of my life. :icon_smile:
by KathyLauren
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 26
Views: 4958

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: 3408

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: 3408

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: 13041

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: 1533

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: 3029

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: 910

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: 910

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: 3094

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: 3094

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: 3094

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: 6048

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...