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by peejay
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 449
Views: 28944

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

Annoyed this evening - I've realised that my two best "chilli" plants are not chillies at all but appear to be tomatoes!!!! I have loads of bloody tomato plants almost ready for planting out/potting up already, I don't need any more, but I WAS looking forward to my chillies! No idea how the hell I m...
by peejay
Mon May 24, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 449
Views: 28944

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

I've just realised - I replaced the side door & windows in our garage recently as they were rotten and I never had a key for the door anyway, so only had the electric up & over door which would have been useless for access in a power-down situation. Now that I have a "manual" door available I can mo...
by peejay
Sun May 23, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 449
Views: 28944

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

Have sown some new lettuce seeds today - last year those in the ground were virtually untouched but this year they've just getting cut off at the base, presumably slugs. No idea why so different but might be due to a different bed this year (with different compost in the current bed).
by peejay
Fri May 14, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: prep fail
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: prep fail

Funnily enough I had a small bbq this evening using charcoal bought last year for similar reasons but other than some mouse damage to the bag it seemed to be fine, no issues so perhaps you were unlucky (our shed isn't the driest place in the world either!)
by peejay
Tue May 11, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: This I'll come in handy .
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: This I'll come in handy .

I have developed an almost super-human skill over the years. It beggars belief, honestly, how extraordinarily readily my "skill" manifests itself. The skill revolves around all the stuff I have "retained" over the years, and the skill itself is: Whenever I can't find the "thing" I need, and I give i...
by peejay
Sun May 09, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Security
Replies: 27
Views: 1030

Re: Security

Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 11:02 pm

May I suggest KRS -one . it's da sound of the police :lol:

Will go well with the flashing blue and red lights

Or welcome to the jungle by guns and roses
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by peejay
Sun May 09, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 449
Views: 28944

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

We finally got our new peat bank allocated to us, so we have spent many hours over the last 2 weeks up there. Digging peat for winter fuel is heavy work at first but well worth the effort. We normally burn wood that I can source almost for free, but peat burns better and for longer. Hopefully we ca...
by peejay
Sat May 08, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Security
Replies: 27
Views: 1030

Re: Security

Sorry the OP had the experience but glad they didn't get in, but this topic has inspired me to think about a "panic button" setting for my smart-home kit. It's entirely feasible to have a specific button (or a shortcut/command on phone etc.) to kick off an automation sequence that turns on (or flash...
by peejay
Sat May 01, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 449
Views: 28944

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

After a 2yr hiatus (last year due to covid, previous year due to house move) I'm deep-cleaning the caravan as we had a couple of mice in there last year & she knows where they've been so I'm cleaning every millimetre I can reach with a cloth. Got half of it done this afternoon, will finish it off to...
by peejay
Sat May 01, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Article of the new rules around wood and coal burning for home heating
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Article of the new rules around wood and coal burning for home heating

I knew there were changes on the way but hadn't been keeping up with it. Bit of a pain as I was planning on buying a bag of two of coal just to keep as emergence fuel as I have a reasonable stock (and supply) of wood fuel currently but we're peppers & plan for when such fuel isn't readily available....