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by Weedo
Thu May 24, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost worms
Replies: 18
Views: 2097

Re: Compost worms

if interesed a quick follow up on this trial 1/ not much has happened - the seasons have been too dry to do much 2/ the half patch has had 100kg per hectare of worm poo - the balance none 3/ The whole has received 1 tonne Gypsum per hectare. The problems with the soil are the result of 100 years of ...
by Weedo
Wed May 23, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 738

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

Bit of a conundrum Skippy; In order to get things done (in any lifestyle) we either need to use the energy sources or employ help - probably highly skilled (craftsmen) help that can do the things manually the the machines allow anybody to do today. The costs of hiring these days is beyond economical...
by Weedo
Wed May 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 19
Views: 1380

Re: Weather forecast

I've switched to YR for forecasts - the Norwegians forecast Australian weather better then Australians - but use the Australian radar network also.
by Weedo
Wed May 16, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 17
Views: 1494

Re: Food waste

Here's more food waste issues to kick around. Here in NSW the loss of food product before it gets to the market is around 30%; due mainly to insect, pathogen and disease etc.etc. This is in the modern, non-organic production systems using all the chemicals and pesticides, fumigants, sealed storage s...
by Weedo
Wed May 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Cloned
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Cloned

"Her!"
by Weedo
Tue May 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 738

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

I fly across Oz regularly for work and I agree that the airports get busier and slower every day. Flight windows (takeoff and landing times) are getting narrower as airports get busier and even a smalll delay with the palne can set you back hours while they wait for another window. I did charter a f...
by Weedo
Mon May 14, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 718

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

Being time poor, I would hire a mini-loader. Here a mid-sized Dingo with 4 in 1 bucket will cost about $A 250 - 300 for a days hire and would move RC's 1 tonne Bulka of gravel in a couple of hours. Tee up a few other jobs for the critter while you have it. They will operate a rotary hoe, post hole d...
by Weedo
Mon May 14, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 1162

Re: No Bees?

Great you all have heaps of bees - all the species you mention are actually feral here, including the common honey bee, but are now so essential to food production that farmers pay bee keepers to bring their hives in. Apparently it is now more profitable than the honey. Tomato growers have been tryi...
by Weedo
Sun May 13, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 3070

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Weather is cooling so the ovens will be used much more often. My old Metters Canberra at the farm has to go - even the oven is filling with smoke now so the unit is obviously burnt out. For the time being though, it still heats water and the Sth end of the house and boils the kettle. I started to us...
by Weedo
Sun May 13, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 1162

Re: No Bees?

The sunflowers this year are a total loss. Although they grew very well, most have only empty husks. Not enough bees to polinate sufficiently I guess.
by Weedo
Sun May 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 718

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

The other trick is to try and find a barrow with a balance point that suits you. When loaded and picked up it should have as little weight as possible on your body (arms); The handles position should allow you to push it comfortable with nearly straight arms. The worst is to have one where you have ...
by Weedo
Sun May 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Yorkshire
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Greetings from Yorkshire

For me The Martian is a strange read - first up I thought it a boring litergy along the lines of Robinson Crusoe but this is the strange bit - I have now read it 3 or 4 times and it gets better each time. The film has little relationship to the book really.
by Weedo
Mon May 07, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 26
Views: 1791

Re: Has Spring sprung?

Not here, nor has Autumn - still a dry as a deceased canids fifth appendage. In opposition to most, I have just finished planting early onions and brassicas, mulching the Rhubarb for winter and preparing the beds to receive spuds in September / October, Also building beds for green manure legumes to...
by Weedo
Mon May 07, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Your diet
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Your diet

My other has been on a "mainenance diet" for a few months - the basis being that she only eats enough calories to maintain her physical state - most of the diet in millenian vego and super food. When she physically crashes from lack of nutrition I have to force feed her animal protein' This confirms...
by Weedo
Mon May 07, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Intelligent plants?
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Intelligent plants?

Communication between plants is becoming well documented. I have seen time lapse video of invasive climbers showing them waving the tendrils around until they contact a suitable support.