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by Skippy
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Curious Wiring - Ideas?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Curious Wiring - Ideas?

I've come across this stuff many times in the past in old buildings. It seems to have been used where nowadays steel conduit is used. Over here scrapyards call it pencil lead but it's not liked much as the combination of materials (well the rubber mainly) make it a dirty stuff to recycle.


Pete
by Skippy
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: almonds
Replies: 9
Views: 2436

Re: almonds

I've only had bat droppings once Demi. They are said to be very rich in nutrients but aren't the easiest thing to come across. Bats are of course a protected species and it's illegal to disturbe them. I got the droppings when I worked on an old coach house near Worcester. The bats migrate and we had...
by Skippy
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Out of date tins
Replies: 14
Views: 3603

Re: Out of date tins

I never worry about the dates on tins either. However, that said I always look for damage . If the label shows signs of damage though for example water then this may be an indication that at some point the tin has been stored in a less than perfect situation. Clearance sales of "de identified " tins...
by Skippy
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Why do Dogs Dig Holes?
Replies: 18
Views: 2894

Re: Why do Dogs Dig Holes?

doofaloofa wrote:Why do dogs lick thier balls?
they have to , 'cause I'm sure as hell not doing it for them


Pete
by Skippy
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown
Replies: 57
Views: 12025

Re: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown

Make life easy for yourself, Skippy - use parsnips for your re-enactments. . That idea has crossed our minds and I'd be happy to do it , I can eat them 'till they come out of my ears , but it's surprising how many people will eat carrots but won't touch parsnips. It's a pity really as the "season" ...
by Skippy
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Why do Dogs Dig Holes?
Replies: 18
Views: 2894

Re: Why do Dogs Dig Holes?

doofaloofa wrote:
Skippy wrote:I don't know
why do dogs dig holes?
Punchline please.


Pete

Because it's FUN!!!111
Oh and here was me thinking it was something along the lines of "digging holes for their bones because they just can't fathom out the fridge door"

Pete
by Skippy
Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Why do Dogs Dig Holes?
Replies: 18
Views: 2894

Re: Why do Dogs Dig Holes?

I don't know
why do dogs dig holes?
Punchline please.


Pete
by Skippy
Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Festive Sweaterage!
Replies: 7
Views: 2423

Re: Festive Sweaterage!

Very funny
although I can't help but think that this promiscous Rudolf has got his red nose from a certain sexually transmitted diesease :shock:


Pete
by Skippy
Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown
Replies: 57
Views: 12025

Re: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown

I've said before that I'm a re-enactor and because orange carrots are not really authentic for the middle ages ( yeah I know picky picky ) I've tried growing white carrots several times but never with any success, I've experienced very poor rates of germination and very stunted growth of the ones th...
by Skippy
Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging Phone App [brainstorming]
Replies: 7
Views: 2267

Re: Foraging Phone App [brainstorming]

The app I have in mind wouldn't include reference material... it would just be a tool for archiving specimens found while out foraging. You could take photos, enter notes, tag the location, etc. All that information would go into an archive that you could later browse or search. To be honest then I...
by Skippy
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: the little green cafe
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: the little green cafe

opps yes I forgot the link , must be too much " goodwill" last night
http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/thelittlegreencafe/


Pete
by Skippy
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Powdered concrete for lime. Yeay or nay?
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: Powdered concrete for lime. Yeay or nay?

I'd say not really either and would agree it would most likey be almost completely inert , however would add that if you or anyone did choose to use it to be careful handling it and werar a mask at the very least. Powdered concrete is likey to contain very small pieces of quartz which can cause all ...
by Skippy
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: the little green cafe
Replies: 4
Views: 468

the little green cafe

I don't know how widespread this is but the little green cafe is said to be a sister site to freecycle and being a member of a couple of freecycle groups I recieved an e-mail about the cafe. It said in the email that it was for things that are generally unsuitable for the main group boards such as "...
by Skippy
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging Phone App [brainstorming]
Replies: 7
Views: 2267

Re: Foraging Phone App [brainstorming]

I don't use apps or even have a phone that can take them but I could see a small potential for such a thing. I shouldn't think you will be able to retire on the profits from it but at least you'll be able to say you've done more good than all those dancing elf type of apps . As to what features then...
by Skippy
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Politics and religion........
Replies: 16
Views: 166647

Re: Politics and religion........

Politics and to a lesser degree invade all our lives at one point or another. However, I find that most political arguments tend to go round in circles. I post on a building forum (this place is much better by comparission, for example the majority there seem to be in favour of covering the country ...