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by Skippy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: How many hours a day does it take?
Replies: 14
Views: 3992

Re: How many hours a day does it take?

A lot will depend on the state of the plot in the first place . If the land has been neglected you could spend a good deal of time clearing vegetation, weeds ,or worse , getting fences and hedges in order , and ditches or drains to go in perhaps . Part off my daily job is looking after people's gard...
by Skippy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 17
Views: 2383

Re: Food waste

Some of those in our family.
by Skippy
Thu May 31, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 17
Views: 2383

Re: Food waste

I suspect that if people only bought what they were going to use over the next week or so there would be a lot less of a hang up about best before and use by. I cannot deny the logic of that one little bit. However , it's perhaps the doomer in me that wouldn't feel easy having only a weeks worth of...
by Skippy
Wed May 30, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 17
Views: 2383

Re: Food waste

One thing I have picked up is that food producers have a legal obligation to place either a use by or a best before date on their products. As we know best before is about quality and is only a guide. Use by is about food safety . This has made me think , if it's accepted that food deteriorates and ...
by Skippy
Fri May 25, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

Oh I agree there is a conundrum here and fully understand that we use energy in pretty much all that we do. Using energy to make tools or grow food for instance I have no real problem with . It's more the frivolous uses we make of the available energy that sits a bit uncomfortably with me. Jetting o...
by Skippy
Fri May 25, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 1967

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

Not wanting to seem a downer but from experience I have found that the membrane doesn't suppress all the weeds for ever. Dirt will start to build up in the gravel and small weeds will start to grow . Ok so being largely in gravel means they will pull out easily but it does knock the whole maintainen...
by Skippy
Wed May 23, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Selling off eggs from chickens - tax concern?
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: Selling off eggs from chickens - tax concern?

I have one friend who has found what may be termed a loophole for selling food. We are both re-enactors and several years ago I built a portable bread oven which I unfortunately don't use now but my friend now has one she uses. She came up with the idea of pastries and pies and thought about selling...
by Skippy
Tue May 22, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

As a former military pilot, I love flying. But I really can't justify it, especially not for recreational purposes. I fear you are truly in a minority . Most feel perfectly justified in taking flights just to sit on a beach achieving nothing except the reduction in world booze stocks " because I've...
by Skippy
Tue May 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 17
Views: 2383

Re: Food waste

Yes I'd agree with what you say about use by dates even though they are generally over cautious rather than a turns to rat poison on a particular date and public safety is of course a serious issue but with regards to best before dates they are nothing more than a guide and producers do sod all to t...
by Skippy
Sat May 19, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Selling off eggs from chickens - tax concern?
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: Selling off eggs from chickens - tax concern?

Simple answer is yes it should be declared as income. I'd happily just paid PAYE for most of my working life until a couple of redundancies found me self employed. We soon leant about income and expenditure and as GA says there is an awful lot that can be put against income. Not only feed and pens b...
by Skippy
Fri May 18, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 17
Views: 2383

Re: Food waste

But "best before" dates does not mean that the food is spoiled or should be trashed... That people refuse to buy such products is a cultural artifact... I've family members and specifically my sister in law who throw out perfectly good food "because it's out of date and they wouldn't put dates on f...
by Skippy
Fri May 18, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

Mattresses

I've asked this question on another forum but always interesting to hear the views of a different set of people. Cut and pasted from the original because I'm too lazy to write it all out again, Sunday evening down the pub with a few friends the conversation went , as they do , from one topic to anot...
by Skippy
Thu May 17, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 19
Views: 2645

Re: Vegetarian diet

I had a few years as a vegetarian and that was for ethical reasons but my beliefs changed , or developed depending on ones point of view. I came to believe that the eating of animals was in itself not a wrong act. After all nature is full to the brim of one animal eating another and we don't see tha...
by Skippy
Thu May 17, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

I'm getting a little worried about this forum. For a forum with a whole section devoted to envoiromental issues it seems to go against the grain to even suggest flying let alone chartering private jets and then to have answers going along with the idea just seem so out of place . Then there was rene...
by Skippy
Tue May 15, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

Frankly no I wouldn't. I try not to fly at all if I can , I just see no real need for it. Burn tons of fuel just to sit around with a load of strangers in their underwear drinking far too much cheap plonk and eating far too much . Always makes me wonder just how many people are travelling at any tim...