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by Thomzo
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: New year . New craft room.
Replies: 4
Views: 2134

Re: New year . New craft room.

Lol - love the idea of a new craft room. Last year I just gave up and moved myself into the small single bedroom so that I could use my large main bedroom as a craft room. Much more practical than wasting all that space on just sleeping!

I can't wait for the piccy of the lampshade.
by Thomzo
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie from N Wilts.
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: Newbie from N Wilts.

Hi Steve I'm just across the road in Swindon :wave:

Sorry, I know it's taken me such a long time to reply - I'm just a bit slow...

Cheers
Zoe
by Thomzo
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Want the dream!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2558

Re: Want the dream!!!

Hi Tree :wave: Don't be put off. But it's great advice to start small. What can you afford/have time to do now? There's loads of ideas on this site about where to start, small things you can do to get going, stuff to grow in pots. No point buying a huge plot of land if you don't know how to grow cre...
by Thomzo
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How do we feel about artificial meat?
Replies: 28
Views: 3677

Re: How do we feel about artificial meat?

I mentioned that the radio report I had heard said that it was a more efficient way of producing meat but it didn't really say how it was more efficient. Has there been any details of how this meat is grown? They are animal cells after all so what provides them with the energy to grow or is it just...
by Thomzo
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Need some advice ie, wood burner
Replies: 6
Views: 1740

Re: Need some advice ie, wood burner

Do you need to take out the Aga? They can sometimes be converted to solid fuel.

Zoe
by Thomzo
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 39859

Re: What are you havesting

My first fig!

sda - why not try one stalk? It it's too tough or a bit bitter don't bother with any more. Mine's in quite a shady spot so it goes on quite late.

Zoe
by Thomzo
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: @*!%@*** Royal Mail
Replies: 16
Views: 2480

Re: @*!%@*** Royal Mail

We got a letter adressed to My and my wifes first name By the Gravel Quarry Drimoleague [my local village] :iconbiggrin: An update on my poor little lost birthday card.... Suspecting it was too big or too heavy for a standard stamp, I'd taken it in to be weighed and measured and was told that it wo...
by Thomzo
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: @*!%@*** Royal Mail
Replies: 16
Views: 2480

Re: @*!%@*** Royal Mail

Sadly neither was tracked. One was a present that I'd made and the other was a hand made birthday card. I've learned my lesson now. Presents will be sent with tracking in future. It costs a bit more but worth it.

Zoe
by Thomzo
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Can you recommend a good climber
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

Re: Can you recommend a good climber

Oooo - reading this with interest. I also have an ugly wall. It's not mine so I have to be a bit careful what I put up it. It faces south but is heavily shaded by overhanging trees so is also quite dark. I was looking for something self-clinging as I can't really drill into it for trellis or support...
by Thomzo
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How do we feel about artificial meat?
Replies: 28
Views: 3677

Re: How do we feel about artificial meat?

I watched an interview about this with the scientist who is developing the process. He admitted that animals will still be required and they will still be slaughtered in order to obtain the initial stem cells. Vegetarians need to beware that the 'meat' isn't as cruelty free as the media is making ou...
by Thomzo
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: @*!%@*** Royal Mail
Replies: 16
Views: 2480

@*!%@*** Royal Mail

I'm gutted. For the second time this year a hand-made bespoke gift has gone missing in the post. What are Royal Mail playing at!

Zoe
by Thomzo
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: small to medium size pigs
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

Re: small to medium size pigs

clanpowell wrote:The farm I help out at has mangalitsas. Sort of medium size. Good for meat and they have curly coats. Which is a bit different.


I've just googled - they are soooo cute. They look like a pig-shaped sheep.

Zoe
by Thomzo
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Pond Bottom Covering.
Replies: 5
Views: 2062

Re: Pond Bottom Covering.

DND - what a lovely idea. It's a stunning pond. Back to the original question, my pond liner is brown on one side and black on the other. I chose to use the brown side. It looks a bit more natural. I then added stones from the garden. The bottom of the pond will silt up very quickly and the wildlife...
by Thomzo
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 39859

Re: What are you havesting

diggernotdreamer wrote:Rainwater


:lol:

This thread always makes me feel so inadequate. I was feeling quite pleased with today's gathering but compared to you all, it's pretty poor really. I picked:

Redcurrants
Blackcurrants
Gooseberries
Garlic
Strawberries
Loganberries
Physallis


Zoe
by Thomzo
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Taking delivery of a dehydrator soon
Replies: 29
Views: 4554

Re: Taking delivery of a dehydrator soon

Ours look just like grape currants of currant bun fame, but a lot more seedy and a lot more aromatic. Now there was me thinking that the dried currents that you buy are just that - dried currents. I thought that grapes became sultanas and raisins depending on which colour they were. I've found that...

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