What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

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What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Brambles » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:38 pm

It's the New Year so time for a new thread.

I'm starting making plans for the veg garden.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Deeps » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:52 pm

As discussed elsewhere, got some new toys and a few more bits and bobs still to come. Tomorrow will be the day to go through a lot of my gear and tidy/rationalise stuff.

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Post by pseudonym » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:55 pm

Just found a leak in the garden shed roof, so that's a priority.
The roads are pretty bad and if you do end up getting stuck its hard to justify your reason for being on the roads as 'vegan mince for a feckin' princess'.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:52 pm

pseudonym wrote:Just found a leak in the garden shed roof, so that's a priority.
Oh joys

Pita this time of the year you can't get the wood dry before you refelt


If I was you I would overboard then refelt with 'torch on' felt (requires a big propane blow torch) as you unroll it you heat it and it sticks to the dry boarding sticking like poo to a babies nappy as it cools added bonus is that the wind can't shread it

Start at the bottom and work up with a 3" overlap or so

You can get a fancy torch on under felt too but on the average shed I've never bothered it's about £30 for a 8x1m roll


https://www.roofingsuperstore.co.uk/pro ... -roll.html

And it should last 10 years unlike that crappy tar paper you get from the big DIY emporiums

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PL8RVd ... cueplRH2-8

Mines been done 2 years and still looks like the day I did it
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Post by grenfell » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:35 am

Not quite sure if it fully qualifies as a prep as such but I have been adding further insulation to the house. I've spent a day and a half crawling around under the floor and squeezing through holes in sleeper walls to put that insulation under the boards. It's been frankly too wet to do much outside.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by aldhelm » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:48 am

Hoping to get my new shelving up and sorted this week, got the shelving in the kitchen cupboard sorted out so I'm part way there.

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Post by PreppingPingu » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:50 am

Planning what to grow, when and how. Last 2 years down the allotment were somewhat written off due to family health. Looking forward to getting it productive again and to planning my preservation too - trying to tie it in with what I am growing too. Got my gardener's diary and my almanac for Christmas so making a few scribbles in them already in regards to the year ahead. I did go down to the clay bog fest that my patch is at this time of year to have a look. Baring in mind I haven't been down there since July, I discovered parsnips that were so huge it was like something from the story of the enormous turnips - I pulled and I pulled and they still wouldn't come up! I imagine they will be woody as hell but hey! I will be better prepared this year so they don't get left this time!
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Post by Brambles » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:18 pm

It's been a terrific year for Parsnips PP. This is the first year in many that I have even managed to get parsnip seeds to germinate and the crop so far has been excellent. I lifted one weighing 3lbs and it was not woody at all, neither are the ones I'm lifting now. I'm so chuffed as we eat a lot of Parsnips. So don't give up hope :)
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by itsybitsy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:56 pm

Did an inventory on the food stocks and general 'stuff' they are not great. Shopping trip needed but I am keeping things as inexpensive as possible this month, so it will have to wait.
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Post by Jay » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:38 pm

Spent the last few days collecting up all the mole hills from the countryside around us, we use it to help break up the clay in the garden and as potting compost, works a treat for both. Will be planting the first batches of seeds undercover at the weekend as well as harvesting the spinach and lettuce we have grown over the winter, chickens/geese and rabbits in for treat over the next few days.
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