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by diamond lil
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 52
Views: 2467

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Awh poor wee cat, I hope she isn't too cold. We had a big ginger tom living in our stick box for a few years, I loved him. He took care of the rat we had under the chicken coop then. He turned out to be tame and cuddly, not feral at all. An outdoor cat is very handy.
by diamond lil
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Island Retreat
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: Island Retreat

My last house was stone walls and yes they do hold the heat well, for a few days after the stove went out. This house is modern gas heated and as soon as the heating goes off, the house goes cold. But at least we don't have to trek out in the cold to get coal thank god :mrgreen:
by diamond lil
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 52
Views: 2467

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Great help, ty. I know Scottish rasps can grow without sun and if I had the room I'd grow some. But green leaves and herbs will do nicely :mrgreen:
by diamond lil
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 52
Views: 2467

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

I had no idea any herbs would grow in shade, magic 8-) Anything that needs strong sunlight I can do in pots around the front. The back is looking very sodden, I hope it hasn't bad drainage. Re lockdown, I'm happy. I know so many people are totally sick of it and struggling though. But for me, it bri...
by diamond lil
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Island Retreat
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: Island Retreat

I think the house is an odd mix of old fashioned Scots and designer yuppy modern. The box bed would be cosy but it's kind of plonked there, not in an alcove or corner as it would have been. And the stove is far too wee to heat that room :shock:
by diamond lil
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Island Retreat
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: Island Retreat

Yes they burn peat, and they also get coal in on the boat :mrgreen:
It's not dark for half the year lol but it def is windy. I love the long dark nights in Scotland, it#s peaceful and cosy and recharges the batteries. But not too keen on the light nights in summer.
by diamond lil
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 52
Views: 2467

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Has to be up on shelves or hanging pots, because its in the corner of two fences and the sun doesn't hit the ground there for long but does higher up. If that makes sense :mrgreen:
by diamond lil
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 52
Views: 2467

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

TY Arzosah pet, I've got tons of seeds just no ground to put them in :mrgreen: I could do chives in pots round the front in the sun - I like the flowers. The other thing I'm thinking of is one of those Ikea shelf units, the outdoor ones in metal. There's a space against the big fence and it gets the...
by diamond lil
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 52
Views: 2467

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

I dont think I'm going to bother growing veg any more. I'd like to do some onions but not sure if there is the room. Tiny garden. We've got a very good organic farm shop just 3 mins away by car. Still thinking things through though. New area/new house, all change.