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by diamond lil
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Rabbit
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Rabbit

Up here people still eat a lot of it, but the wives will say "it's for the dog"... :mrgreen:
by diamond lil
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 725
Views: 61916

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

We've had a thaw here and it's gone back to grey and damp. I've moved around the ashbin and bagged coal to be nearer the back door for me when the snow comes - forecasts talking of a bad winter up here but they might be wrong. Munching our way through some of the Brexit stash but keeping some back f...
by diamond lil
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Help please
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: Help please

Aw that's nice Andy. We had a big ginger tom for a few years and we made him a cosy box too.
by diamond lil
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Help please
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: Help please

Bloody thing froze again, minus 5 this morning. It never used to do this - only used to freeze at minus 9-10. So this morning we went really high tech.. I filled a pink hot water bottle and stuck it on top of the damn thing. Next door will think I've lost the plot. :lol: :lol:
by diamond lil
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Internet- based heating controls
Replies: 25
Views: 722

Re: Internet- based heating controls

The internet is my lifeline. I talk to pals on it, I order groceries on it, books and clothes and xmas stuff, everything really, because I live too far out/am too decrepit to trek into town for it. But I would survive without it if I had to, just with a much more limited choice. The Alexa and fancy ...
by diamond lil
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Internet- based heating controls
Replies: 25
Views: 722

Re: Internet- based heating controls

Jansman that sounds like the stupidest system I've ever heard of!
by diamond lil
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Help please
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: Help please

Son stuffed a handful of loft insulation round it and jammed a 6pt milk carton over it. See how that goes.
TY all for help xx
by diamond lil
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Help please
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: Help please

No, just a 47kg propane cylinder sitting on slabs outside the kitchen. north facing wall of the house and gets no sun at all in winter. Looking through all the suggestions, ty everybody.
Featherstick we have had a stove like that,before we got this one :mrgreen:
by diamond lil
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 725
Views: 61916

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

Not cold in here in the mornings though, fire on all the time so the house stays warm. If I let the fire go out then it's ten times the work getting it going again. Main prob is the 4 steps at back door but I've started filling carrier bags with coal and just lifting them into the house instead of s...
by diamond lil
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 725
Views: 61916

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

Two out three are helping us. Giving me lifts to the hospital and filling up the fire at night.. just first thing in the morning it's only me. Husband not going to be fit for months to do the fire so we will have to keep things going for a while yet.