What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by diamond lil » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:50 pm

Forecast for me is very cold end of March then very cold April. :evil: Again. Spring seems to be getting colder and later every year.

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Post by jansman » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:32 pm

diamond lil wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:50 pm
Forecast for me is very cold end of March then very cold April. :evil: Again. Spring seems to be getting colder and later every year.
Ha ha!damned cold. Just had a call from the gaffer. I have been ‘furloughed’. Tax man will pay me... yeah right! Been offered a job , waiting for a call.
In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.

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Post by diamond lil » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:50 pm

Hope it's a good one!

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by ukpreppergrrl » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:56 pm

Potted up me tomato seedlings. I don't think I'm going to have much time this year to care for much in the way of veggies, so I've decided to concentrate on one veg that I know I can grow fairly easily, and I know I will eat. :D
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by peejay » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:05 pm

jansman wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:32 pm
diamond lil wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:50 pm
Forecast for me is very cold end of March then very cold April. :evil: Again. Spring seems to be getting colder and later every year.
Ha ha!damned cold. Just had a call from the gaffer. I have been ‘furloughed’. Tax man will pay me... yeah right! Been offered a job , waiting for a call.
And I wonder who your boss thinks will be re-filling the tax mans coffers next year? He will! Along with the rest of us.

Clearly there's little choice for anything but all these measures, but the next round of "austerity" is going to make the last decade look like a walk in the park...

As it happens my current contract has suddenly taken a drastic turn - from a promise of a 6 month renewal to potentially finishing on 31st so currently justifying why they should keep me on for a least a month or two..

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by Bosworth » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:41 pm

peejay wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:05 pm
jansman wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:32 pm
diamond lil wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:50 pm
Forecast for me is very cold end of March then very cold April. :evil: Again. Spring seems to be getting colder and later every year.
Ha ha!damned cold. Just had a call from the gaffer. I have been ‘furloughed’. Tax man will pay me... yeah right! Been offered a job , waiting for a call.
And I wonder who your boss thinks will be re-filling the tax mans coffers next year? He will! Along with the rest of us.

Clearly there's little choice for anything but all these measures, but the next round of "austerity" is going to make the last decade look like a walk in the park...

As it happens my current contract has suddenly taken a drastic turn - from a promise of a 6 month renewal to potentially finishing on 31st so currently justifying why they should keep me on for a least a month or two..
In my opinion there won’t be austerity. There will be massive quantitative easing and perhaps even direct monetary injection.

This means inflation and currency collapse.

For me, this is the bigger issue which will eclipse current noise around covid-19.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by jansman » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:02 am

Whatever form the financial sh*t storm takes, it won’t be pretty, that’s for sure.
In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by diamond lil » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:21 am

I'm very late trying to organise the veg garden and I cannot get seeds at all, unless at silly prices. Sellers on ebay asking £4 postage for a pkt of seeds :shock: All the sites I usually go to like Realseeds are closed until they catch up. Everything is out of stock. Starting to panic now because meat is already scarce, now no veg either :shock:

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Post by Arzosah » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:30 pm

diamond lil wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:21 am
I'm very late trying to organise the veg garden and I cannot get seeds at all, unless at silly prices. Sellers on ebay asking £4 postage for a pkt of seeds :shock: All the sites I usually go to like Realseeds are closed until they catch up. Everything is out of stock. Starting to panic now because meat is already scarce, now no veg either :shock:
Sorry to hear that Lil :( can you look at seeds for sprouting? The other thing is, even normal 500g packs of lentils or whatever - they can sprout too. If they're inside the house, there's no season when they can't be grown, they're secure from thievery, you can grow portion sized amounts, and there's no physical labour involved. Better to have food in your garden as well, of course - I know you don't like (loathe :mrgreen: ) the "K" word, but chard might do. My lemon balm is perennial. Good luck.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by cbp125 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:05 pm

diamond lil wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:21 am
I'm very late trying to organise the veg garden and I cannot get seeds at all, unless at silly prices. Sellers on ebay asking £4 postage for a pkt of seeds :shock: All the sites I usually go to like Realseeds are closed until they catch up. Everything is out of stock. Starting to panic now because meat is already scarce, now no veg either :shock:
Sorry I posted on another thread then read this one, hopefully they will be open again soon

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