Improving being self sufficientish

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Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Post: #289978 Weedo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:24 pm

Interesting the plethroa of fresh produce you guys have at the moment

Eldest male child (Timmo) returns Monday from 8 weeks wandering England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. He is desperate for a good feed of fresh vegetables and has even resorted to visiting vegetarian restaurants to get some. His younger brother (obligate carnivore) will never let him live that one down
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Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Post: #289979 Green Aura
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:40 am

:lol:

I'm sure you'll be glad to have him home.
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Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Post: #289982 Weedo
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:21 pm

His mother is in child withdrawal at the moment (he is only 32 after all)
We will have him back for 2 days then he and I will drive (his ute) back to Mount Isa (2,500km) where he works - I will fly back. Unfortunately we will be forced to make several stops along the way to investigate the local marine fish species and sample regional produce. I am informed there are a couple of craft brewries along the way that are also worthy of close scrutiny
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Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Post: #289983 Green Aura
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:08 am

Weedo wrote:he is only 32 after all

Mine is 32 next week and is back at home. We joke about not being able to persuade her to leave but I'm happy where she is really.

Weedo wrote:there are a couple of craft brewries along the way

I'm sure you'll do them all justice.

2500 km seems an awfully long way. We baulk at driving 500 miles to see the in-laws! Have fun.
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Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Post: #290000 Weedo
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:30 pm

GA - 2500km varies in length depending on the route - we will be taking the "scenic" coast rout most of the way so it will take us about 5 days - with refreshment stops. The two boys took the inland route a couple of years ago in an ancient hilux - took them 2 days driving virtually non-stop dawn to dusk - you don't drive after sundown out there unless you have to, too many Kangawallapigs.
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Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Post: #290005 Flo
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:58 am

Next week I should be able to live on a tenner (grapes, bread and fees for the social chat club at the most) and whatever is in the food cupboard. Sound self sufficient to me.

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Post: #290006 Odsox
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:33 pm

Unlike you Flo I shall be a 100% consumerist next week. Off to blighty for the week and so EVERYTHING we eat will be either restaurant fare or supermarket crap, sorry I mean high quality sterile food.
Looking forward to the week after next already.
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Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Post: #290007 Flo
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:54 pm

You'll certainly notice the difference Tony. It'll do you the world of good to see how a lot of the world lives. You'll return ready to go back to doing the growing. Not travelling by Ryan Air then?

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Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Post: #290008 Odsox
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:15 pm

Flo wrote:Not travelling by Ryan Air then?

No, it's a ferry job so will be taking the car. At least that way we can take more of the home comforts with us, but I've been told that doesn't extend to taking fruit and veg.

We have a Ryan Air flight booked for a months time that at the moment is still scheduled to fly. It's my son's wedding so I'd better not say "unfortunately" :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Post: #290009 Green Aura
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:03 am

Well next week I might be bankrupt. I revised my veg box order and now it's trying to send me both versions!

Have a nice holiday, Tony.
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Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Post: #290010 Flo
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:01 pm

Hope you've sorted the vegetable box Maggie. Maybe they are going to let you have 2 for the price of 1. :iconbiggrin: :mrgreen: :lol:

If I ever get on top of the allotments I'll have to think about decorating the kitchen. I can but don't like doing it.

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Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Post: #290011 Green Aura
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:52 am

All sorted, Flo. Well, I hope it is.

We've nearly finished all the internal renovations (decorating can wait). Next year we must reclaim the garden.
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Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Post: #290012 Odsox
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:06 pm

Green Aura wrote:Have a nice holiday, Tony

I'm sitting in the cafe at the Eden Project wondering if I can fit one of their geodomes in my garden.
Probably not without covering the next village as well.
Ah well, maybe in my next life I'll be a multimillionaire.
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Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Post: #290013 Flo
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:02 pm

Wonder what visions Tony has of growing in one of the Eden Project geodomes. Having been there, one could be self sufficient for a household or two - perhaps you need a tribe to cover the costs? :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Post: #290020 Odsox
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:16 pm

Flo wrote:Wonder what visions Tony has of growing in one of the Eden Project geodomes

Well, they can keep the Rain Forest dome, far too hot and humid, but the Mediterranean dome on the other hand has great potential.
It would be fantastic to build your house in there, you could grow everything you needed for food (provided you went vegetarian). That would be the ultimate in dropping out and ignoring the rest of the world.
There must be a flaw in that plan somewhere though ....... :iconbiggrin:
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