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by ina
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The cellar !!
Replies: 20
Views: 16190

Re: The cellar !!

Wow! I'd always thought I might start making wine again... And just recently, looking for something entirely different, I found my demijohns and other stuff. As you do. So maybe next year.
by ina
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 35
Views: 12509

Re: Got the Signoff...

Yes, seems to be a good year for berries. Blackbirds having all my red currants.
by ina
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 19974

Re: Growing in 2021

Weedo wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:24 pm
I read somewhere recently that water, and the way it behaves, is a scientific anomaly - it really shouldn't exist. Much like the bumblebees ability to fly
If that is true, life itself would be an anomaly? Seeing that we are mostly water...Makes you think.
by ina
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 19
Views: 2570

Re: To all those junk collectors

Yep - they are good at talking, but not good at doing... Same with the supposedly environment friendly grass areas around here. In other places, they've turned them into wildflower meadows. Here, everything is sprayed dead, and what isn't killed by herbicides is killed by overenthusiastic mowing. We...
by ina
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 19
Views: 2570

Re: To all those junk collectors

Yeah, that's another thing... I used to use the tip in Montrose, but can't anymore, because it's Angus and I live in Aberdeenshire. Nevermind that the nearest in Aberdeenshire is simply not at all accessible by bus - but hell, I can't walk in there anyway. So what do they want: do they want us to re...
by ina
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 19974

Re: Growing in 2021

There seem to be floods all over the world. Where's the water coming from? All that defrosting arctic and antarctic?
by ina
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 19
Views: 2570

Re: To all those junk collectors

It's getting more and more difficult to dispose of any rubbish if you don't have a car. The recycling places won't even let you on unless you are in a car - allegedly, it's too dangerous if you are walking? So how am I supposed to get rid of stuff? I used to take things like small electrical items (...
by ina
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 35
Views: 12509

Re: Got the Signoff...

And you'll be so healthy with all that veg... ;)
by ina
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 13099

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Potentially it will also lead to people camping wild. I think that's a serious problem in some parts of the country already...North Coast 500, for example?
by ina
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 13099

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

My neighbours have a very old campervan and used it every year for their holidays... This year, they can't afford the charges; they've gone up threefold.
by ina
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 35
Views: 12509

Re: Got the Signoff...

Good news! I'm glad for you.
by ina
Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 19
Views: 2570

Re: To all those junk collectors

That's a lot. But the problem with living in a place with lots of space for junk - it seems to breed junk. I see that on a friend's farm... All those more or less derelict buildings stuffed full of things that might come in useful one day!
by ina
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 13099

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Is that because people are more inclined to take holidays with their own accommodation? Understandable... But I hear that places in caravan parks are a lot more expensive than they used to be.
by ina
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 19
Views: 2570

Re: To all those junk collectors

I'm sure there is. But then it comes down to the time/cost factor of collecting it in suitable quantities, and getting it to where it's needed.
by ina
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 19
Views: 2570

Re: To all those junk collectors

My niece has just about finished building a straw house. But even that needs some external materials...