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by Arbor
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Live off the Land Challenge
Replies: 45
Views: 13282

Re: Live off the Land Challenge

There seem to be a lot of challenges to getting this off the ground. It seems to be most accessible to people living in the surrounding area in Wales, as this is a remote area with a lower population it will be harder to find willing participants. Anyone wanting to participate in the project from ou...
by Arbor
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: new member of your community ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1138

Re: new member of your community ...

Hi gypsygirl :wave: I had two dreams, a cottage in the country or a canalboat. The cottage won but I still dream of canal boats :icon_smile: Bill I dream of cottages and canals but live in an inner city terrace-one day...... Anyway a big welcome to the ish community. I am sure that many of us will ...
by Arbor
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Which wood for Whittling?
Replies: 15
Views: 4831

Re: Which wood for Whittling?

Thank you for your reply. Can I ask why Pine is horrible? I assumed it would be suitable because it is a soft wood.
by Arbor
Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Which wood for Whittling?
Replies: 15
Views: 4831

Re: Which wood for Whittling?

How fascinating - you are never to old to learn. Thanks for taking the time to respond to my query. I shall attempt to explain this to the children that I work with. Despite the fact that they have the lure of the digital age to distract them they are still fascinated to learn about the natural world.
by Arbor
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Which wood for Whittling?
Replies: 15
Views: 4831

Re: Which wood for Whittling?

Wow-that's fascinating! I have heard the expression 'sap rising' but more as a 'Double entendre'. I must admit to being completely ignorant to the real meaning of 'sap rising' in relation to trees. What exactly happens when the sap rises? Please don't laugh -I know what sap is but where does it rise...
by Arbor
Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Which wood for Whittling?
Replies: 15
Views: 4831

Re: Which wood for Whittling?

Thankyou Davie Crockett for your reply.

The Bodgers site is really amazing. I had no idea there was such a thing as a 'Bodger' but it is now added to my Favourites list.
by Arbor
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Which wood for Whittling?
Replies: 15
Views: 4831

Which wood for Whittling?

I work as a Forest School Leader in a school and am finding teaching whittling to children (6-8 years) a bit of a challenge. I start with potato peelers and when the children are more proficient move on to penknives. Part of the challenge is that childrens fine motor skills are varied so there is a ...
by Arbor
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Stuff for new baby
Replies: 15
Views: 4447

Re: Stuff for new baby

My son had delicate skin and I found that I had to be careful with wet wipes. I used wet cotton wool balls and stored them in the fridge until I needed them. You need very little for babies apart from food, clothing and blankets. Would you consider using second hand rather than organic clothing? If ...
by Arbor
Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What a day!
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: What a day!

Glad to hear you are feeling chirpier. :icon_smile:

I know what you mean about the rain-I am also looking forward to the rain (never thought I would hear myself say that) and hopefully all the gardens, allotments and fields will get a long overdue watering! :flower:
by Arbor
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: what was the last song you listened to?
Replies: 31
Views: 2061

Re: what was the last song you listened to?

Quite Appropriately for this site is was the 'Dig In Song' on the CBeebies Green Balloon website. I work in a school and our topic is 'Eco Warriors' and this afternoon we listened to some environmental songs. The Dig in Song encourages children to grow their own fruit and veg and is very catchy and ...
by Arbor
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What a day!
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: What a day!

What a rotten day :angryfire: The problem with being an 'emotionally literate' person is that you tend to be hard on yourself whilst being extremely tolerant of other people. Sounds to me that you behaved in a perfectly understandable way with some very difficult challenges. Take a deep breath, go o...
by Arbor
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are we all having for dinner?
Replies: 452
Views: 54282

Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Wild Garlic soup sounds amazing - any chance of a recipe?

Our tea tonight was homemade Sweetcorn and Macaroni Cheese and Swedish Glace icecream.
by Arbor
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: may I have a slightly annoyed rant please?
Replies: 24
Views: 2199

Re: may I have a slightly annoyed rant please?

Are you being paid for this? if not tell this woman that you need some help. Can't someone else help? using a sewing machine is not rocket science. Could someone not be doing the cutting out for you so that you just have to 'jzjzjzjjzjzz' it quickly through the machine! I would tell this person to g...
by Arbor
Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Is all recycling okay?
Replies: 11
Views: 1143

Re: Is all recycling okay?

Loads of interesting responses -thankyou. I am now determined to think about how I slim down my gift giving without giving offence to my family and friends. When I added it up it was shocking! £50 at Christmas and Birthdays for Husband and Son £20 at Christmas and birthdays for Mum, Dad, Brother, Si...
by Arbor
Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: It’s competition time!!! Win a copy of Dave’s new book
Replies: 66
Views: 21267

Re: It’s competition time!!! Win a copy of Dave’s new book

Thinking cap on and hoping for inspiration!

I can't open the link either. :banghead: