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by Nurseandy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: The most unusual thing used as food
Replies: 16
Views: 384

Re: The most unusual thing used as food

We used to shoot the wild rabbits out the back and eat them. My daughters are early teens now and I'm not "allowed" to. Ffs. :-(
by Nurseandy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Foraging in cemeteries
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Foraging in cemeteries

I am certainly no expert but I've always been led to believe that you shouldn't grow any edible plants anywhere near graveyards due to the decomposition of the bodies. This advice (?) came from my parents who had an agricultural background and local farmers where we live now (and opposite a graveyar...
by Nurseandy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Panic room
Replies: 25
Views: 1661

Re: Panic room

You could also fit an old fashioned door bar. https://www.historicallocks.com/Other/Historical%20Locks/Dictionary/lexicon_4_small.jpg Couple of different modern examples https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaCZgIalZz4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=tr0N3gmtQTo Or a brace-bar like this ...
by Nurseandy
Mon May 27, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 526
Views: 31058

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

Bit random & not strictly prepping but made me chuckle
by Nurseandy
Tue May 21, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Tiny garden growing
Replies: 16
Views: 1481

Re: Tiny garden growing

Try sticking plastic forks into the soil handle down so that the tines are poking out, or short lengths of bamboo, anything really that makes the bed unappealing to er, "relax" :lol:
by Nurseandy
Wed May 01, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Ready-seasoned wood?
Replies: 12
Views: 1103

Re: Ready-seasoned wood?

We rely on a wood burner for all our heating (and have done for the last 15 years). Kiln dried ready to burn wood is stupid expensive. As others have said - offer to buy the existing pile (moving it would be a heap of hassle for the seller anyway) then as you're planning, get in with the conservatio...
by Nurseandy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: actually that could be useful.
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: actually that could be useful.

I have an old-lady-type shopping trolley :oops: and it's **really** strong. I've carted 90 litre bags of bark chippings about on it. I don't know quite why it's over-engineered to that extent, but I'm glad it is. Is it because granny's were way ahead of us in carrying around a supply of tinned food...
by Nurseandy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Septic tanks.
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Septic tanks.

I dont know the topography and situation but a reed bed / filtration pond might be a way forward if you have to undertake major works? Lots of different types and options available, especially if its located downstream / after the septic tank. But local bylaws and NIMBY attitudes to contend with as...
by Nurseandy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Septic tanks.
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Septic tanks.

hedgerowpete wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:56 pm
could it be jetted down the pipe work to reopen the clogged gaps or perferations or do you think it is the gravel thats blocked
I like that idea but sadly no way to access the outlet pipe (its too far down inside the tank & on the inner upper surface of the "onion")