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by Teadrinking
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Brambles
Replies: 11
Views: 4595

Re: Brambles

Wow thanks folks, some excellent suggestions there.
Colletia hystrix looks particularly vengeful!
We've sorted the front our our site with some new high fencing and gates so this is the next step. :thumbright:
Fort knox here we come. :salute:
by Teadrinking
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: What would you do if you had access to a free plug socket?
Replies: 14
Views: 12899

Re: What would you do if you had access to a free plug socke

Jons right batteries are heavy and really you should never fully discharge one but keep them above 50% full if you want the battery to have a decent life (and you do because they ain't cheap) You be better running 12v stuff off them otherwise you have to mess about with invertors which is an additio...
by Teadrinking
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: part time work ideas... or how to juggle full time work
Replies: 16
Views: 5547

Re: part time work ideas... or how to juggle full time work

I'd love to be able to say we bake our own bread. Ive never been able to get a decent loaf. Might try again next year!
by Teadrinking
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Brambles
Replies: 11
Views: 4595

Re: Brambles

Hmm maybe you're right... We've been looking at other 'anti burglar' plants online but its a pricey option so I just figured this would be free, but may less managable... Worth a thought I guess!
by Teadrinking
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Brambles
Replies: 11
Views: 4595

Re: Brambles

I'm watching this with interest as we want to create a hedge inside the perimeter of our allotment site to deter the blinking robbers and arsonists that have started frequenting of an eve.... Bramble hedge would be perfect and we can harvest from it!
by Teadrinking
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Let’s have a list of New years resolutions & !revolutions! t
Replies: 31
Views: 5221

Re: Let’s have a list of New years resolutions & !revolution

Successfully grow a bloody cauliflower. Mike I'm up for successfully growing a bloody cauliflower. I've never ever got a curd and most of mine split into flowers straight away. Have tried really firming ground etc... any more tips folks? One of our jobs this winter is to split a load of rhubarb cro...
by Teadrinking
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: part time work ideas... or how to juggle full time work
Replies: 16
Views: 5547

Re: part time work ideas... or how to juggle full time work

ps I'm not suggesting you work a full time and a part time job. I have no kids / dependants and it's almost too much for me! Must be super hard to cram everything in and bring up a family!
by Teadrinking
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: part time work ideas... or how to juggle full time work
Replies: 16
Views: 5547

Re: part time work ideas... or how to juggle full time work

I think the small things can build up and make a massive difference. Last year we did the whole take the cash out you need for the month thing and then split it by week and if we had something left over at the end of the week tried to pay off a bit more of our debt with it. I work a full time job an...
by Teadrinking
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: How much?
Replies: 6
Views: 1817

Re: How much?

Wow that's weirdly fascinating, be interesting to know how much of this stuff they sell.
I wonder if they’ll be a little dip in sales after midnight tomorrow if the Mayan believers are proven incorrect.
Be interesting to see what scary chemical additives are in there to prolong shelf life.
by Teadrinking
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Let’s have a list of New years resolutions & !revolutions! t
Replies: 31
Views: 5221

Let’s have a list of New years resolutions & !revolutions! t

Let’s have a list of New years resolutions & !revolutions! towards an ishy-er 2013. Last year we moved properly from land to water and have been enjoying our new life on our boat. This has reduced a lot of our bills but we know we can do more to increase how energy efficient and self sufficiantish w...
by Teadrinking
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: wood for the burner
Replies: 17
Views: 10464

Re: wood for the burner

Never tried it but it sounds like a pretty fire
by Teadrinking
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the rainy North West
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: Hello from the rainy North West

Hi! Just realised our profile doesn't say which NW we are (thought the latitude / longitude thingy would stick it in. We're NW England although NW Ireland would be a nice trip :wave:
by Teadrinking
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??
Replies: 33
Views: 9951

Re: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??

We're on a boat so heating costs are fairly low ish. We've a multifuel stove and use a mix of smokeless fuel (usually excel but sometimes supertherm which is more expensive but burns at a higher temp than the excel (I think anyway!) and wood which we buy in, or find and cut and split. Reckon we use ...
by Teadrinking
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the rainy North West
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Hello from the rainy North West

Hello lovely forum looking forward to contributing to posts where we can now as well as reading them :icon_smile:
Hope you're all doing ok out there in this weather :shock: