Hello from Angus!

We love hearing from you, so here is your chance. Introduce yourself and tell us what makes you selfsufficient 'ish'. Go on don't be shy, we welcome one and all. You can also tell us how you heard about us if you like.
SunniePartII
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Hello from Angus!

Post: #237856 SunniePartII
Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:08 am

I'm a USC (with very close UK ties thanks to Welsh mum, and Scottish great and grandparents who home-schooled me) married (very recently) to a Scotsman, we live on the outskirts of a market town and are in the process of becoming as self-sufficient as possible. We are in the second half of our lives (hence the username) and are able to spend a lot of time carving out a more self-sufficient lifestyle at our semi-detached home with several areas to garden if we are creative.

We both bring skills to the effort-I was raised off grid in the California desert and raised my son to live as self-sufficiently as possible by teaching him how to sew, cook, garden, hunt, recycle-upcycle-salvage. My husband is a keen fisherman whose efforts nicely add to the freezer!

We heat our house and water with our two wood stoves, and have been busy the past year refitting windows, floor covering, and insulating the loft; we make our own briquettes for the stoves with newspapers our neighbours are pleased to save for us-although that source may be drying up, lol, as several of them are taking lessons from us on making the briquettes.

We are trying to reduce our reliance on the grid and part of that effort includes learning to bottle food so that we can store it without the need for electricity. Home bottling is one thing I never learned out there in the West, and so this morning went a-Googling. I found a great site on using Kilner jars that had a link to this site. As soon as I read a few posts I decided to join up.

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Green Aura
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Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:16 pm
latitude: 58.569279
longitude: -4.762620
Location: North West Highlands

Re: Hello from Angus!

Post: #237861 Green Aura
Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:19 am

Welcome to Ish SPII :wave:
Maggie

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have. Marge Piercy

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin

SunniePartII
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Re: Hello from Angus!

Post: #237908 SunniePartII
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:58 am

Green Aura wrote:Welcome to Ish SPII :wave:


Thank-you!

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kit-e-kate
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Posts: 174
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:06 pm
Location: Barry, Near Carnoustie

Re: Hello from Angus!

Post: #237916 kit-e-kate
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:04 pm

Hiya neighbour! Welcome to Ish! Whereabouts in Angus are you? :icon_smile:

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MuddyWitch
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Posts: 2460
Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:13 pm
latitude: 52.643985
longitude: -1.052939
Location: Leicester, uk, but heading to Ireland

Re: Hello from Angus!

Post: #237940 MuddyWitch
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:16 pm

Welcome to ISH :flower:

'Squoose my ignorance but what does USC stand for please?


MW
If it isn't a Greyhound, it's just a dog!

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Milims
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Joined: Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:06 pm
Location: North East

Re: Hello from Angus!

Post: #237953 Milims
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:15 pm

Hi there and welcome :wave:
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
Edward Monkton


Member of the Ish Weight Loss Club since 10/1/11 Started at 12st 8 and have lost 8lb so far!

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spider8
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Posts: 803
Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:44 am
Location: Orkney, Scotland.

Re: Hello from Angus!

Post: #237989 spider8
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:03 am

Hello and welcome from Orkney :wave:
Life's a bitch and then you diet.

becks77
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Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:49 pm
Location: Hailsham East Sussex

Re: Hello from Angus!

Post: #237997 becks77
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:15 am

Hello :wave:
"no-one can make you feel inferior without your permission"

Shirley
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Re: Hello from Angus!

Post: #238000 Shirley
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:23 am

Hello from me too :flower:
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