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by Flo
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 18
Views: 2126

Re: To all those junk collectors

It's the same here with regards to household electricals Ina. It wouldn't be so bad but the small stuff I could put in a bag, get on the bus that goes past the household recycling turn in and take it but the rule is no walk ins here too (think it's the big lorries that take away the full skips that ...
by Flo
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 12505

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Hah but I didn't get caught.
by Flo
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 33
Views: 11893

Re: Got the Signoff...

Good heavens, season for fruit best part gone. Where's the jam made? :mrgreen: What a case you are Mr Viper. What's wrong with using internet anyway?
by Flo
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 33
Views: 11893

Re: Got the Signoff...

Believe me, the preserving is a job that will keep you busy and if the ingredients are free - excellent. Have you thought of learning to forage?
by Flo
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 12505

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Hah and the bane of Northumberland which is a large and wild in places county. The National Park regularly gets a snit on over it.
by Flo
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 12505

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Viper254 wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:59 am

Just realised we're talking about new campervans etc. Who on earth can afford them? :O
People with no sense, less money and a large credit card bill/loan?
by Flo
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 33
Views: 11893

Re: Got the Signoff...

Ah so it's not sleeping on the streets for the Viper household then after all. Learn to freeze, preserve, bottle - grow crops that can be made into something long lasting. This time of year from now till end of blackberries on the farm mother lived in the kitchen preserving, bottling, jam making. It...
by Flo
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 12505

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Another Covid spinoff - Apparently the huge demand for caravans, campers and boats is taking up all the materials I wonder what will become of all these caravans, campers and boats in two or three years time? Will there be a glut of these on the market when self sufficient travel goes out the window?
by Flo
Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 50
Views: 19080

Re: Growing in 2021

Nothing knows what it's doing here with very hot summer weather, humid days and the odd day of torrential rain nonstop or days of passing violent showers and hot sun. You hear the cry of "my cabbages are splitting" and "my turnips are going to seed" - well yes the kale has done that along with the s...
by Flo
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 18
Views: 2126

Re: To all those junk collectors

If someone has been told to clear their allotment of junk, they'll be flogging what's useful to the local area rather than being charged for having it taken away in a skip
by Flo
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 18
Views: 2126

Re: To all those junk collectors

I'm sure that there's an awful lot of junk collected in allotment sheds that could be useful.
by Flo
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 18
Views: 2126

Re: To all those junk collectors

Or the lack of containers to transport things. We don't seem to build using local "stuff" or reclaimed "stuff" any more.
by Flo
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 12505

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

So we are still on rolling lockdowns of sorts. Half way through the year and still tied down in many ways. Facebook full of local businesses trying to drum up custom. Do you think that the pub culture has gone in the UK?
by Flo
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 50
Views: 19080

Re: Growing in 2021

So following on from the wettest May on record, we now have hot weather and howling, dry winds. Sort of makes the allotments a bit like growing in a semi arid dessert type area. Not easy.
by Flo
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: I don't think I like Gooseberries
Replies: 12
Views: 6055

Re: I don't think I like Gooseberries

:lol: Yep gooseberry pruning is an art learned - with well protected hands and wrists and arms.