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by 123sologne
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Damn those pesky rodents
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Damn those pesky rodents

I had mice and rats attaching my potatoes, carrots, beetroots and turnips crops a couple of month ago, so I know what you are going through. I ended up putting everything in the loft and then found out that the beetroot were molding there!... :shock: You just need to keep on with the battle. :icon_s...
by 123sologne
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Bonjour from France
Replies: 25
Views: 4731

Re: Bonjour from France

Bonjour David and welcome :iconbiggrin:
Where are you based in France?
by 123sologne
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Well hello there!
Replies: 7
Views: 1349

Re: Well hello there!

Hi there and welcome! :)
by 123sologne
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving
Replies: 25
Views: 4074

Re: Moving

I just looked up Nova Scotia and it seams really nice! I think you will enjoy it there even if it does look like it may be quite populated... I am sure you can still find a nice clear spot away from the masses to look at the sky. :) I wish you the best of luck with the move.
by 123sologne
Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Christmas Decorations
Replies: 12
Views: 3784

Re: Christmas Decorations

Very pretty indeed! Impressive I will even say! Well done! :)
by 123sologne
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you grow that perhaps you shouldn't?
Replies: 13
Views: 1419

Re: What do you grow that perhaps you shouldn't?

Hi Pete, Well my husband has some bonsai, which are very pretty, but obviously, no good for wood or for food. I suppose he could sell them one day if he wanted to and probably make a bit of money out of them, but he may have to wait a fair few years for that as they are still young trees and only th...
by 123sologne
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: SHIT!
Replies: 20
Views: 10625

Re: SHIT!

I wonder if the builders/plumbers around our part of the world are not over cautious with the 80 cm depth to avoid freezing pipes. But I suppose nobody will try to risk putting pipes at even 70 or 60 cm just in case... I will study the fosse tout eau and see what we can do. However, hubby has found ...
by 123sologne
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: SHIT!
Replies: 20
Views: 10625

Re: SHIT!

Hi Marshlander and Riff-Raff and thank you for your answers. Based on the depth of the trench we had to dig to get the water from our borehole to the house, it is possible to get a very serious frost in our part of France as deep as 80 cm. But digging our reed bed deeper than 60 cm as far as hubby i...
by 123sologne
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: SHIT!
Replies: 20
Views: 10625

Re: SHIT!

Having hunted high and low, I decided to ask my question here about reed beds. We are about to get started on building ours for grey water and I have some doubt about the sizes of the gravels to be used as well as the depts we need to dig as we face possible -20 C in winter, so I wonder if anybody h...
by 123sologne
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from france
Replies: 28
Views: 4214

Re: Hello from france

It is because of all these horrific ways of dispatching animals that some people prefer to do it themselves more humanly, not like heartless machines. Saying that there are people out there who enjoy the horrible jobs they do in those enormous abattoirs. I have only killed one old hen myself. The tr...
by 123sologne
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ish Members' Websites
Replies: 14
Views: 13604

Re: Ish Members' Websites

My husband's web-site about our work on the old farmhouse we live in is:
http://www.la-darnoire.com/
by 123sologne
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: blogs...
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Re: blogs...

Well, here is another one for your collection. This not my blog, but my husband's one... Just see below.
I should have a look at the frugal queen's one.
by 123sologne
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from france
Replies: 28
Views: 4214

Re: Hello from france

Hello Crepesuzette and welcome to this lovely forum where I haven't been myself for quite a while... I so know what you mean about the cold house in France. I was a French expat living in the UK (lived there 20 years), since early this year, when I came back home, so to say, with hubby in tow. All t...
by 123sologne
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: (Very) Down in the Dumps
Replies: 33
Views: 3500

Re: (Very) Down in the Dumps

Well I have stopped being upset about my poor potatoes. Nothing is stopping the disease, so I have cut most plants right to the ground and will start pulling my crop very soon... My only issue, they were only planted in May, so I am not expecting to eat many chips this year... maybe more salad type ...
by 123sologne
Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: jets and the jetstream
Replies: 22
Views: 4645

Re: jets and the jetstream

But who knows what will happen next... If the weather is changeable, you could have a super wet year followed by a super hot-dry one... There is no predicting anymore, that is the problem. Quarante jours depuis la fête de St. Medard le 19 juillet - ça fera beau, 27°, je vous jure :mrgreen: Peut-etr...