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by Weedo
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Free food

You tweaked my curiosity on cereals Odsox. I wonder if any Ishers or have, grown and processed their own cereals? If so what was involved in method and uipment; particularly wheat for bread, oats for porridge and baking or barley (for whatever you might use processed barley for)? I do grow cereals f...
by Weedo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 2201

Re: Onions

Time to give up? I replanted the lullaboo ravaged Brassicas and re-covered them, they are doing quite well provided the weather doesn't warm too soon and send them to head. BUT, the critters decided to uproot all my maturing onions and eat them instead! Yhey have tried the Rhubarb but only chewed a ...
by Weedo
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: That other plastic problem
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: That other plastic problem

Not all annual Odsox; as with yours they range from annual to five year periods. It was just that this year a few came due at once and the bank changed all their cards to tap types so these were all renewed at once. It was just the EVENT when I got a renewal in the mail each day last week that trigg...
by Weedo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: That other plastic problem
Replies: 6
Views: 302

That other plastic problem

A whinge or vent, take your pick It is that time of year again; the time when your various plastic card replacements arrive and you need to "activate" them etc. I have had three arrive this week and it started me thing about just what we are doing (I will reaffirm that selfsufficientish in practice ...
by Weedo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Christmas Tomatoes
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Christmas Tomatoes

Too early to plant them here, at least in the open. If the weather continues to warm as it is perhaps plant in Mid Sept. to ensure the first ripe ones by Christmas
by Weedo
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Weird plants
Replies: 9
Views: 1958

Re: Weird plants

I don't know what is happening with your corn Odsox, but it is not unusual for some grasses to produce apoximitic seeds, formed without pollen or fertilisation, in addition to sexually produced seeds.. These are usually a reproduction "insurance" strategy (grazing pressure avoidance) and occur befor...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 12
Views: 389

Re: RAIN !!

Still in the big dry here. 10mm of rain on Saturday last and very welcome. We have just shifted our domestic water pump (again) to another waterhole as the last one has now dried up. The Murrumbidee river is now as low as I have ever seen it and it is getting harder to access water; we are now consi...
by Weedo
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Random wine

about the pear tree, I'm with you MKG. It is a stately old thing, it does no harm and the lullaboos like it so it stays - it may become incorporated into the chook run later (or have an Iris bed under it if I'm not quick enough)
by Weedo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Random wine

Wine out of anything? I have an ancient pear tree that produces reasonable numbers of small, very rock hard, fruit despite feeding and watering. It is a remnant in a very old orchard (along with the resurrection figs) so may have been there as a cross pollinator? Essentially, I leave the lot to the ...
by Weedo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Oval-necked demijohn - fix/throw out ?
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Oval-necked demijohn - fix/throw out ?

On another tack, I have two stoneware "demijohns", both of Oz manufacture. These came with the property and have been lazing about in various rooms trying to look decorative. One is stamped Number 2 and has the standard type bottle neck about 1 inch and the other is stamped Number 3 and has a wide m...
by Weedo
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Meath
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Hello from Meath

G'day from Wagga Wagga

Like you I am only beginning in this - land and water rich but very time poor but moving forward slowly
by Weedo
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato varieties
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Tomato varieties

This looks exactly like what we call a Roma Tomato - a great allrounder but better known for bottling and sauce here . I love this one for fresh eating and cooking as it has much more fruit compared to the amount of seed and pulp. If it is the same, it is open pollinated, determinate hybrid.
by Weedo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Men plucking their eyebrows!
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Re: Men plucking their eyebrows!

I'm with Odsox - every couple of months or so a quick trip to the barber for hair, beard and trim back the eyebrow overhang. In between take the scissors to any eyebrow hair that intrudes on my field of vision.
by Weedo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ckook adventure
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: Ckook adventure

Isa Browns are hybrids bred for high egg production in commercial situations - up to 300 annually. Broodiness is a trait that has been largely bred out of them but I would expect the odd "rebel"; I will be patient though as these ones are only now getting their feathers back after their time in inte...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: How far can a dog walk?
Replies: 16
Views: 9060

Re: How far can a dog walk?

Old thread but I will pick it up from our working dog and feral dog perspective. Our working cattle dogs (Heelers) are more than capable of following a herd for 10-15 miles with added running bursts to keep the cattle in order. A couple of years ago a friend in the high country lost a black Kelpie f...