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by KathyLauren
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Email etiquette
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: Email etiquette

For emails sent to an office, it is considered normal to send to all recipients with all addresses visible. Most offices do not require or benefit from secrecy: typically, the employees' email addresses are published internally. If you are using a personal email address for work, you should have a s...
by KathyLauren
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Meitheal
Replies: 10
Views: 1043

Re: Meitheal

We used to belong to a similar group. We dropped out because the organizer was an over-the-top control freak, but we did enjoy the work bees and the socializing afterwards. A great way to get a bunch of work done. Hang onto your tools, though! At the end of the work, everyone set down their tools wh...
by KathyLauren
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Define your alternative self
Replies: 33
Views: 4338

Re: Define your alternative self

(Some of my alternativism touches on areas of restricted discussion. I mention those areas only to answer the question, not to raise them as points of discussion.) I have always been a hippy at heart. I have worn my hair long, in a ponytail, for years, and have had a beard for 30 years. I only shave...
by KathyLauren
Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where do all the alternative people hang out?
Replies: 27
Views: 3012

Re: Where do all the alternative people hang out?

A lot of alternative people don't hang out *as* alternative people. When they're not doing something "alternative" like going to a festival, they are at home or at work, just looking quite ordinary. They may drive a hybrid car or eat vegan, but unless you were paying attention to such things, you mi...
by KathyLauren
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Latest addition to our family
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Re: Latest addition to our family

Pardon me for not keeping this thread up to date. It's turning into a bit of a soap opera! :shock: The latest is that Riley got a reprieve. We figured that some of his problem was the steroids that the vet had him on for allergies. The meds did the job, but a known side-effect is aggressiveness. The...
by KathyLauren
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Latest addition to our family
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Re: Latest addition to our family

(and he isn't too much of a terror!) Unfortunately, he was too much of a terror. Liesl, our 9 year old ex-feral tabby kept provoking him by hissing every time she saw him, long after the obligatory 3 or 4 day introductory period. It became clear that she would always hiss at him. Riley, in turn, af...
by KathyLauren
Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Latest addition to our family
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Re: Latest addition to our family

I'm no great cat lover,but Riley definitely has the look of McCavity about him.(in spades) You sure called that one! He is terrorizing our other cat, Liesl, a timid ex-feral. Riley has been de-clawed by a previous owner; Liesl has not. Neither of them seems to be aware of those facts yet. I see tro...
by KathyLauren
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Latest addition to our family
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Latest addition to our family

This is Riley. He is 17 (85 in cat years). We adopted him from a local rescue shelter because he deserves a good home for his remaining years, and, frankly, no one else is going to adopt a 17-year-old cat. He has some health issues that the vet will be looking into in the next couple of days, but he...
by KathyLauren
Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Show us your harvest!
Replies: 84
Views: 8251

Re: Show us your harvest!

I've seen seeds for those purple carrots,and often wondered about them.Taste wise?,ease of growing ?carrot fly?? Advise Please!! I couldn't resist the urge to chomp into one or two straight from the ground (rinsed, of course). They are orange inside, and taste like ... carrots! No doubt the subtlet...
by KathyLauren
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Show us your harvest!
Replies: 84
Views: 8251

Re: Show us your harvest!

I harvested my carrots and parsnips this week. This is a row of freshly-dug purple carrots. I had another similar row of orange carrots, and one of parsnips, some of which were lethal-weapon-sized. Since we are still getting a ton of fresh veggies in our CSA basket, all the carrots and parsnips that...
by KathyLauren
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?
Replies: 45
Views: 5502

Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Good to see some action here again. My lifestyle has, unfortunately, become less self-sufficient in the last year. My wife was homesick for Nova Scotia, so we left the hippy heaven of Denman Island for rural Nova Scotia. No one around here is remotely hip; nothing is within walking distance. There a...
by KathyLauren
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy Earth Day
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Happy Earth Day

Mother Earth is 4,540,002014 years old today, but I'm sure she stopped counting eons ago. Happy birthday, Mother Earth!
by KathyLauren
Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Sewing machines
Replies: 11
Views: 2013

Re: Sewing machines

Years ago, I bought a reconditioned second-hand all-metal Singer. It only did one stitch. I am still getting good value from that machine 30 years later.
by KathyLauren
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Carge Multiple Car Batteries with Solar or Wind?
Replies: 8
Views: 2714

Re: Carge Multiple Car Batteries with Solar or Wind?

Whatever kind of connector they use, get a bunch of the mating connectors. Wire all the new connectors together in parallel, black-to-black, red-to-red. Run wires from the bunch of connectors to your charge controller. Now plug all your solar panels into the connectors.
by KathyLauren
Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How do we feel about artificial meat?
Replies: 28
Views: 4008

Re: How do we feel about artificial meat?

I personally wouldn't be tempted to try it. It's been over 30 years since I ate meat, so I have lost the taste for it. On the few occasions where I eat a meat-like product, an Yves Gardenburger does it for me. On the other hand, there are people who crave the taste of meat. While I understand that t...