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by Waterbaby
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: What are we planning to grow this year?
Replies: 95
Views: 13882

Re: What are we planning to grow this year?

I think I may get a blueberry to add to my fruits -now raspberries,gooseberries and blackcurrants.
I've started to train a big bramble up the back shed -working with nature rather than against,this beastie is so well established I may as well make an asset of it.
by Waterbaby
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: Charity shops
Replies: 11
Views: 3771

Re: Charity shops

I tend to look for specific books -knots and rope techniques,or natural remedies,,as examples.

Lots of books on eco/sustainable/green living can be useful,and seem to turn up in charity shops too
by Waterbaby
Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.
Replies: 1232
Views: 191278

Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

Got a few more LED lights (the ones that you can use as a torch or 'lantern',and either hang or bung on the fridge etc because there's a magnet on the back.They've been in the Primark sale and I reckon I have 9 now -great for powercuts/camping. Have bought a new apple tree to plant,a blackcurrant,fi...
by Waterbaby
Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Moving to an island?
Replies: 13
Views: 4108

Re: Moving to an island?

I'd fancy the idea of a Scottish island personally,but I'd have to be 100% that the whole family would be on board -without it'd be a non starter.
And I suspect it'd be a non starter.... :(
by Waterbaby
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.
Replies: 1232
Views: 191278

Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

Getting busy in the garden.Thats pretty much it at the moment!
by Waterbaby
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Help with veg please
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Help with veg please

I'll be interested to read the replies,since I've just started planting up the old chook run -I'd assumed the extra fertiliser would be good.
Hope I'll get away with it since they weren't in the run much -normally free ranging unless there was a reason to keep them in.
by Waterbaby
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: New Skills - what are you learning for 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3844

Re: New Skills - what are you learning for 2015

I'm hoping to keep learning about permaculture and get to learn how to do bicycle repairs.
by Waterbaby
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.
Replies: 1232
Views: 191278

Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

And brilliant for lining an improvised shelter...
by Waterbaby
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.
Replies: 1232
Views: 191278

Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

I've managed to get 2 paraffin hurricane lamps and 4 out of my 5 oil lamps from charity shops and bazaars -all working,and with a total cost of under a tenner! At the weekend I got a couple of new blankets and a barometer,second hand.I have a thing about good quality blankets -in this day of duvets ...
by Waterbaby
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: What are we planning to grow this year?
Replies: 95
Views: 13882

Re: What are we planning to grow this year?

I've got raspberries in,thanks to jansman's suggestion,and I'm ordering and planting a fruit tree at a time -I've got a russet apple tree on order at the moment.
Always tomatoes of course too,and hopefully quite a bit more this year.