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by Green Aura
Sat Aug 20, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Country Wines
Replies: 27
Views: 163129

Re: Country Wines

No, elfcurry, we're not making any country wines, at the moment - but we are making "Bachelor's Jam" - which is berries soaking in liquor and sugar (or allulose in our case). The fruit is still edible (if somewhat boozy) and the resulting liquor is refreshing, when diluted with some soda w...
by Green Aura
Sat Aug 20, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I seem to be back
Replies: 10
Views: 75212

Re: I seem to be back

Why did I not get notice. Welcome back DND.
by Green Aura
Thu May 05, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slugs and Snails
Replies: 2
Views: 18923

Re: Slugs and Snails

Not sure that's a good idea, Mike. Apparently (according to Mr Google) they're giant slugs which are set to wipeout native species and are impervious to all known poisons. I don't know what use slugs are in the foodchain, other than maybe bird food but it doesn't sound good.
by Green Aura
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: Make your own polytunnel cheap!
Replies: 25
Views: 145645

Re: Make your own polytunnel cheap!

That's good. Mine blew down in the storm of January 2015. Fortunately it was salvageable and is now happily residing with my old neighbours.
by Green Aura
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 333213

Re: Got the Signoff...

There's no reason you can't get some seedlings sprouting ready to transplant in March. Many things can't go out until then anyway - after the last frosts where you are.
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 10
Views: 94948

Re: Chickens

Ooh, pretty.
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 20, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 53
Views: 173384

Re: Pet gripes

Oh heavens, yes. I stopped buying from one particular manufacturer. With each wash their T shirts got wider and shorter. There's an economic/profit reasoning behind it, of course and, in today's throw away culture it probably doesn't matter to most people. I don't understand it though - the reason I...
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 20, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Not Self Sufficient
Replies: 7
Views: 68073

Re: Not Self Sufficient

In Oz the standard house construction is lightweight pine (pre-fabricated) held together with pressed on nail plates and stuck together with a few thin nail gun pins - roofs are similarly lightweight. Likewise over here, Weedo, with a single skin of bricks. Then they fill the gap in with expanding ...
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Not Self Sufficient
Replies: 7
Views: 68073

Re: Not Self Sufficient

I’m not sure what the answer is. As a nation we’ve spread out and relied on social services to take care of our elderly etc. Now that lifeline is struggling. The best of it is the 90 year olds probably have the better skills to survive this, but not the means.
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Not Self Sufficient
Replies: 7
Views: 68073

Re: Not Self Sufficient

I agree, Flo, and it isn't just emergency stuff either. A friend came round for dinner before we moved and we were talking about picking chanterelles. She's German and said everyone around her, growing up, went out mushroom picking at the appropriate season. When I went to Finland to visit family th...
by Green Aura
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 333213

Re: Got the Signoff...

they were wanting to find a casual assistant, for 3 months I doubt anyone will either, ina. It would appear it takes about 8 weeks to start benefits, so coming off them for 12 weeks of work doesn't make sense to anyone. I've just seen a friend detangle her benefits from her (ex) husband's. They par...
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 68065

Re: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland

I hope all goes well for you, John. :hugish:
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 68065

Re: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland

It's all relative, Flo. Where we are now we have a 40 mile round trip to get our click and collect order. Pretty much the only company who deliver to us, without surcharge, is Amazon! A trip to the nearest supermarket is 140 mile round trip (220 to the nearest big supermarket). What used to be a ple...
by Green Aura
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 68065

Re: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland

Just across country, Flo, to Caithness.