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by Bobble Hat
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: DO SOMETHING: even if it’s wrong!
Replies: 22
Views: 161

Re: DO SOMETHING: even if it’s wrong!

I planted a dozen peas, 5 spuds and a broad bean seed under little cloches, in one of my plots in late september, just to see what would happen. Peas and broad bean grew and produced flowers. Spud plants didn't get to more than a couple of leaves before they gave up. 2 of the peas have just produced...
by Bobble Hat
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 668
Views: 49106

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Bought 4 tins of carrots from home bargain. Sounds boring but we've been looking in local asda and tesco and there were NONE on the past couple of shopping trips. Usually if a product is missing one week its there on the next trip, but not this time. Wondered if they are in short supply after all th...
by Bobble Hat
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Eye on Events
Topic: winter storm crop failure
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: winter storm crop failure

Here in Britain theres been a lot of flooding. One news report featured a farmer a few miles north of Liverpool. She was describing how they had managed to plant their winter wheat, but the fields are now flooded and the whole crop is likely to be lost. So not only has she lost the crop and potentia...
by Bobble Hat
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: Herbalist's Apothecary
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: Herbalist's Apothecary

We planted parsley, sage , rosemary, thyme, oregano, borage, hyssop and peppermint when we first moved to this house. Learning as we go along really, and adding a few herbs each year! We've also got cleavers, nettles, dandelions, echinacea, and marigolds. We've read up on the uses of each one and ha...
by Bobble Hat
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 668
Views: 49106

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Hi 8greenbeans, We've not canned carrots, never managed to grow enough before haha! We did a couple of jars of tomatoes though this year. We get most of our recipes and other info from the John Seymour books. Mainly do jams and cordials, black and elderberrys,black currants, raspberries and plums. W...
by Bobble Hat
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 668
Views: 49106

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Dug up our carrots the other day and we had 62 reasonable sized ones which weighed in at just under 7lb12oz. Buried some in sand (as per John Seymour) and today we chopped the rest of them up into small pieces and boiled them up. Going to freeze them when theyve cooled down. :)
by Bobble Hat
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: Hiya from Liverpool uk
Replies: 7
Views: 2705

Re: Hiya from Liverpool uk

Hiya Harry,
lol at the red paint for the nose job! You've reminded us to use our stored fuel and refill the gerry cans tho! Many thanks!
Cheers
the Bobbles :)
by Bobble Hat
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: Hiya from Liverpool uk
Replies: 7
Views: 2705

Re: Hiya from Liverpool uk

Hiya Harry, Thanks for the reply! Nice to find some Brits who are thinking along similar lines. We dont know anyone near us who is "on the same page". We are like you, have a few months food and water stored, room to grow food, and a little genny from Machinemart to power a small fridge. We found a ...
by Bobble Hat
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 668
Views: 49106

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

We went to a local garden centre and bought some seeds for next years planting. Re potted a few plants in between the rain!
by Bobble Hat
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 19th October 2019 coincidences
Replies: 3
Views: 2491

19th October 2019 coincidences

MPs have called for a special meeting of parliament for sat 19th October to discuss Brexit. I noticed that its the same date that has been proposed for activation of the US marines and navy reserves. Also Turkey has just attacked parts of Syria which were just (conveniently) vacated by US forces. Le...