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by Nurseandy
Tue May 21, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Tiny garden growing
Replies: 15
Views: 651

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: 465

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: 460

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: 507

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: 507

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")
by Nurseandy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Septic tanks.
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Septic tanks.

Thanks Yorkshireandy. I've also ordered some additive that is meant to rejuvenate the drain field but I dont really have much hope for it. I suspect I shall be doing the same as your boss & digging it all up. Thankfully there's a lot of farmers around with machinery so hopefully won't be too ruinous...
by Nurseandy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Septic tanks.
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Septic tanks.

That is my horrible premonition of the future.........
by Nurseandy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Septic tanks.
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Septic tanks.

Not actually prepping as such but hoping someone will have some experience of this and be able to advise - we live in an old house with a septic tank, sadly the soakaway/drain field/leach field is very very soggy. I believe this means that a "biomat" has built up around the soakaway pipes and restri...
by Nurseandy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Fire lighting.
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: Fire lighting.

"I am truely shocked, a fire post with common sence and reality in it. i dont know if its a wind up or a serious discussion." Hedgerowpete - no, its not a wind up, it was a genuine enquiry and I'm reassured that a number of people agree. Just for reference I have a disposable lighter alongside my fe...
by Nurseandy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Fire lighting.
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: Fire lighting.

"I am truely shocked, a fire post with common sence and reality in it. i dont know if its a wind up or a serious discussion." Hedgerowpete - no, its not a wind up, it was a genuine enquiry and I'm reassured that a number of people agree. Just for reference I have a disposable lighter alongside my fe...