This board ain't self sufficient

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This board ain't self sufficient

Post: #290014 Flo
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:59 am

There are not enough posters to make it so. Where are you all? :dontknow:

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Post: #290015 Odsox
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:39 pm

Flo wrote:Where are you all?

Well I'm on my way back home, at least I'm in the right country now.
I'll be home tomorrow with 10 days of catching up to do.
But you're right Flo, not enough posts.
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Post: #290016 Flo
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:22 pm

And yet we seem to have readers. Very odd.

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Post: #290017 ina
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:49 am

Sorry - just don't seem to have anything to say at the moment...
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Post: #290018 Odsox
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:58 pm

Flo wrote:And yet we seem to have readers. Very odd.

Back home now :cheers:

Just looked Flo, at the time I wrote this there are 75 users online, me and 4 search engine crawlers plus 70 "guests".
Any idea how to get those 70 to register and say something ?
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Post: #290019 Green Aura
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:45 pm

We do keep getting new members. I've activated a few in the last week or so.
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Post: #290029 Cassiepod
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:00 am

I'm sadly not hugely self sufficient at the moment and just check in here to get moral support that I can get back there but have nothing of any great interest to post :(

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Post: #290031 Green Aura
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:15 pm

Don't worry about that Cassiepod - we all have varying degrees of self-sufficiency.

I've not done any gardening for about a year, for various reasons.

We're Ish remember, no judgment here on what you do (or don't :wink: ).
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Post: #290034 Weedo
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:51 pm

Perhaps others, like me, are just stunned into open mouthed silence by the achievements of the Ish leaders?

For me it has just been a (expletive deleted) year where I have not been able to get anything really done - just work 10 - 12 hours a day 7 days a week; my transition to retirement plan seems to have been mislaid.

As posted previously, we have essentially abandoned the veg garden for this year with the plan of a rebuild and re-start by autumn. Pic below of what it looks like now
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Post: #290040 Flo
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:50 am

What is that word work Weedo? It sounds as if it wants training. Suppose you are self sufficient in work but possibly that's not want you want.

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Post: #290042 Green Aura
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:14 am

It's still looking better than mine Weedo. We've been taken over by nettles, which will be a nightmare to get out.

I had thought about collecting the seeds, apparently they're very nutritious and I've even heard tell they're tasty, but I'm guessing the gales we're currently experiencing will put paid to that. Ne'mind we'll have plenty of spring tonic soup when they grow back next year, then out with them (she says hopefully).
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Post: #290043 Flo
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:19 am

Only the young nettles are tasty - the older ones are unpleasant.

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Post: #290045 Green Aura
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:42 am

I know, that's why I need to wait til spring for my soup :(
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Post: #290052 Thomzo
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:34 pm

Flo wrote:Only the young nettles are tasty - the older ones are unpleasant.


Ah, but if you "prune" your nettles (cut them back to just above the ground) they'll sprout new, fresh young leaves. Maybe not if it's already frosty where you are but I'm still harvesting mine.

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Post: #290054 Weedo
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:47 am

Flo

The "work" is something I do because I like the bank manager to call me by my first name rather than Mr. It is also allowing me to (hopefully) reach a point of semi independence on my block - that is that it returns enough in needs and excess so as to not require the external inputs anymore.

GA - the nettles are there; prolific in last years beds, along with a fantastic crop of Marshmallow, I simply don't allow them to survive much past a few inches high. Most of the old beds are now under a thick layer of horse poo and straw and quietly fermenting (?) until next year (I knew I would find a use for those horses eventually)
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