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by Andy Hamilton
Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Vote for vegetable of the month
Replies: 10
Views: 7627

broccoli, brassica

yep broccoli is from the brassica family. Does not seem that popular though at the moment I am afraid Oscar, but not many votes have been cast so I guess it is anyones race still.
by Andy Hamilton
Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I love my allotment
Replies: 17
Views: 9793

Love my allotment too.

would not use the words 'rip off' it is a homage to the good life, that people can eaisily identify with.

I get some stick for having an allotment too, but when it comes to harvest time and you have cupboards full of organic vegetables it makes it all worth while.
by Andy Hamilton
Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Hi guys!
Replies: 16
Views: 11621

pumkins and such

That does seem to be the case in the UK, Pumkins are not originally from here so I guess we (as a nation) don't know what to do with them. I think we have more (old) recipes for turnip as this was what we orginally used as Jak-o-lanterns. I believe that it originated in Scotland then the americans s...
by Andy Hamilton
Thu Nov 11, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Hi guys!
Replies: 16
Views: 11621

Re: Newbie

Hi, My Name is Gill (gillian) and I am from Adelaide South Australia. I think this site is great and sooooooo many ideas too. I have an organic vegie garden and grow many vegies. I was born UK and miss some vegies, like lambs lettuce and water cress that are not available here. Happy gardneing to y...
by Andy Hamilton
Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:58 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: livestock
Replies: 1
Views: 2752

Livestock

Just put a forum topic up for you mate. However, if you mean on the main site a few things about livestock, neither myself nor dave keep livestock. (at the moment) However, there is a thing about chickens that was kindly written for us by mike, and an organic welsh hill farmer will (hopefully) be wr...
by Andy Hamilton
Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:44 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Stop global emmisions
Replies: 8
Views: 5683

Stop global emmisions

Visit this and sign the petition http://iw.rtm.com/ed/undoit_petition_1.asp?sitecode=uredirect Not sure if these petitions make that much difference, but it cannot hurt. What will definetly make a difference is if everyone took stock of how they live their lives and changed it. Check out which compa...
by Andy Hamilton
Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Hi guys!
Replies: 16
Views: 11621

PS small holding

Hi - me again! Hope you don't mind me starting that thread on urban it's just peeps on there seem to be interested in organic food and sustainability. I agree some of them missed the point but I reckon they were just in an argumentative mood that day! :) I think you might be right about the argumen...
by Andy Hamilton
Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Alltments are a great source of exercise
Replies: 4
Views: 3672

moving allotments

Me and Dave were talking about this the other day, we both agreed that having an allotment ties you to a town or city. I have not had mine for anything like as long as the old fella you speak of must have, but I am still very attached to it. I feel for him, must be terrible to see something that you...
by Andy Hamilton
Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 3681

general section

Hello Oscar Have changed it so it now says "knock yourself out (general section)". I think that you might not be the only one not to understand my turn of phrase. In fact there was a bit of discussion about my use of the English language on this http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/yabb/forum.pl?board...
by Andy Hamilton
Mon Nov 08, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: The Good Life(or as it was called in the US good neighbours)
Replies: 35
Views: 20953

The Good Life(or as it was called in the US good neighbours)

I thinking about the classic comedy the good life (I believe it was called the good neighbours in USA). I thought it would be good to get enough people together to pester the BBC and see if a new series could be made. Then I thought, it might be rubbish, along the same lines as Are you being served ...
by Andy Hamilton
Mon Nov 08, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Recycle your unwanted goods, get goods for free -no gimmick!
Replies: 23
Views: 11359

free cycle

I thought that it would be good to do the same on here. I think what freecycle seems to rely upon is that things are available for collection. I think this will depend on what you want to get rid of. Small things could be posted. What do you reckon, could we do the same on here, or should we leave i...
by Andy Hamilton
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:06 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 3681

general section

there is a general section oscar, I have called it knock yourself out. As for The people mentioned on the front page, the photos are of me and Dave. We are twin brothers and we thought up, write, design generally make the site. There are also a few articles written by people that have kindly sent us...
by Andy Hamilton
Sat Nov 06, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Seymour
Replies: 6
Views: 4943

Re: seymour

Thanks Andy...another 'favourite' site. Funny can't remembner seeing him on TV, perhaps local showings. Have ordered the NEW complete Book of S/S from the library.Cheers. I went into waterstones looking for Johns books the other day and they said he was out of print. The NEW book sounds interesting...
by Andy Hamilton
Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Seymour
Replies: 6
Views: 4943

Re: seymour

Agree...Oscar... he certainly inspired me. Read he was being looked after by a lady disciple.Will try to look up obit. I am afraid it is true, the ledgend died on the 14th September this year aged 90. self-sufficiency.net have an obituary for him http://www.self-sufficiency.net/ - if you want to re...
by Andy Hamilton
Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:05 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Hi guys!
Replies: 16
Views: 11621

urban 75

had a look around Urban 75 forum the other day. Not sure weather or not to post anything to the conversation that you seem to have started on the forum. Working on an article about solar enegry and dave is working on a wild food article. Could not believe some of the posts, the fella living in a fla...