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by Medusa
Sun May 19, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Next Stage First Aid Course
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: Next Stage First Aid Course

The description of the course should tell you if it applies to the workplace. Red Cross and St Johns usually do, but just check. First aid is first aid,and the workplace course is suited to all real- life situations. At the end of the day there is one way for a first aider to deal with a ( for inst...
by Medusa
Tue May 07, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Are there any bee keepers here please?
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Are there any bee keepers here please?

I have been researching local bee keeping courses, but would appreciate the opportunity to discuss with someone who has knowledge on the subject. Thanks
by Medusa
Tue May 07, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Tiny garden growing
Replies: 16
Views: 1020

Re: Tiny garden growing

Hi Pitchshifter, growing stuff is great fun isn't it? Relative newbie here too, but sounds like you have made a great start. We grew a few basic bits in containers last year and have increased this year to include a couple of raised beds. If you have a bit of spare space I can recommend growing pota...
by Medusa
Tue May 07, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Ready-seasoned wood?
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Ready-seasoned wood?

We are lucky enough to have a very regular supply of pallets which are delivered to us for free. An ex employer who has to pay to have them removed as even offering them free outside their premises saw them continue to pile up decided it was worth the hassle. Breaking them up is time consuming, but ...
by Medusa
Fri May 03, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Starting Afresh
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Starting Afresh

Some great tips, thanks! Sadly it doesn't have a look out tower, which I agree would have been great but there is potential for a tree house/hide/viewing platform.
by Medusa
Thu May 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Starting Afresh
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Starting Afresh

Without going completely OTT as in buying an island and having unlimited cash to kit it out etc. What would you look for in a potential home? I'm thinking about things like having it partially rewired so that you have a way of flipping a switch to turn on a generator on, a stream, well or natural sp...
by Medusa
Thu May 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 360
Views: 22795

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Medusa , how did your granny use comfrey for sprains and bruises? Hi Diamond Lil, Granny used to dry the leaves which she kept in a kilner jar in the pantry. She would steep a few leaves in some hot water until it had cooled down enough to put the affected area in. I also remember her squeezing the...
by Medusa
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 360
Views: 22795

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

For a newbie my fruits and veggies are coming along amazingly well. The plastic greenhouse we bought has been brilliant and the raised bed is even more brilliant. We have spent a fortune on compost and containers this year, but for anyone who has access to a plumber F & E tanks make brilliant plante...
by Medusa
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 360
Views: 22795

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Today we have mostly been planting vegetables and doing a better job of securing the plastic greenhouse which has been flapping around a lot in the recent winds. I didn't actually realise that growing things could be so much fun and we have laughed loads at some of the You Tube videos we have looked...
by Medusa
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 360
Views: 22795

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Bought a bulk amount of chicken breasts to freeze and several waxed cheeses from a company we discovered at an agricultural show last year to put into storage. Sowed some more beans and some leeks and planted some blackcurrant bushes and a dwarf bramley apple tree. Ordered a load of individually wra...