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by cideristhefuture
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging goals for 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4296

Re: Foraging goals for 2012

Urban foraging,

We have aquired half of our log/ wood supply for end of/next year from skips and other peoples throw aways in a town. This includes about half a ton of hardwood. Have saved £1000 on gas since last september.
by cideristhefuture
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Close Escapes!
Replies: 35
Views: 3368

Re: Close Escapes!

Mine sweeping 6 bottles of larger from the bar of one of the roughest clubs in Glasgow.

Not something I had done before or again.... My glaswegian friend was very concerned for our health!
by cideristhefuture
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: CATS!
Replies: 22
Views: 2213

Re: CATS!

Dont think their is much of a solution to be honest. We bought one of the 'sonic' machines for our small front lawn. OH found cat sitting looking at it!! Have tried chilli powder works a bit, have to keep it up but rain is a problem. Parents had best method, Airedale....cat fits in mouth quite nicel...
by cideristhefuture
Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: We've been hedge cutting ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1246

Re: We've been hedge cutting ...

Wow, lot's of hard work but fantastic log pile.
by cideristhefuture
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello again :)
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Hello again :)

Hello

Have you looked at your local council's website, maybe they do compost give aways....

or freecycle, could ask for wood?
by cideristhefuture
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are we all having for dinner?
Replies: 452
Views: 67653

Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Chicken madras, with added home grown green beans, pepper, chilli and cauli from the freezer to make the meat go further.
by cideristhefuture
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are we all having for dinner?
Replies: 452
Views: 67653

Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Winter warmers. What are we all having in the cold weather? Tonight, cast iron pot - chucked in a free range chicken, onions and spuds, parsnips and carrots put in half an hur before cooked and 5 mins before pulling it out a large chung of savoy. Thick gravey from the juices. Bread to rise in the he...
by cideristhefuture
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Feeling sorry for myself
Replies: 16
Views: 1619

Re: Feeling sorry for myself

What about asking your family / house hold for a list fave of cheap tea's/ dinners. egg n chips, jacket spud & beans, veg soup with homemade bread... the list is endless.... as is cheap cuts of meat cooked long and slow. leftovers with spuds made into a pie the next day. liver, kidney and ribs also ...
by cideristhefuture
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Theft!!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3123

Re: Theft!!!!!!

ok, maybe not said by anyone else..... but thanks...

letting nature run it's way. we all need a bit of food to keep us warm for the winter.

I look at it this way, a little good will for 'mother nature' always gets re-paid.

Small price to pay for lots of enjoyment on a dull or cold day.
by cideristhefuture
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Feeling Anti-Ish
Replies: 27
Views: 5437

Re: Feeling Anti-Ish

Something will 'set' you off.

We have 2 allotments still 2 dig over......but OH is in a skip geting wood for the fire as I type. It's still January. dont rush the ish, you'll get it when your ready.
by cideristhefuture
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Planning growing round veg box scheme
Replies: 11
Views: 1243

Re: Planning growing round veg box scheme

Things i've tried, rocket, diffrent lettuce such as red little gem, pickling onions, radish - grow on for the pods, mint and peas. Also not veg but, mellon....cantaloupe type, 12" pot and i usually get a good 4/5 grapefruit size fruits and cape gooseberry (12" pot again). but what ever you grow it w...
by cideristhefuture
Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South East Bristol
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Hello from South East Bristol

Hello

Like most of us, start small and catch the 'ish' bug.

Well done for taking on those hens.
by cideristhefuture
Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Manure for the Garden
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Manure for the Garden

Compost - look at your local council website, some do 'free' give aways during the year... mine does about 6 per year. Also do any of your neighbours have chickens...? As for the cider, yes i do... but more wine . Have a look at the home brew section here, everyone gives great advice. Dont pay a lot...
by cideristhefuture
Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Manure for the Garden
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Manure for the Garden

Dont know your area, but look in your yellow pages for local riding schools/ stables......they maybe can help you out.
by cideristhefuture
Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Cut flowers
Replies: 11
Views: 2448

Re: Cut flowers

Sweet williams, seeds are cheep and they last very well.