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  Topic: So how are you all doing with the veg planting.
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 109
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue May 23, 17 9:31 pm   Subject: So how are you all doing with the veg planting.
a split bottom laundry bag and 50 liters of guinea pig compost has now been used as a spud cosy. this leaves about 20cm of greenery poking out of the top in a nice sunny spot so i hope they do as well ...
  Topic: So how are you all doing with the veg planting.
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 109
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue May 23, 17 11:42 am   Subject: So how are you all doing with the veg planting.
a box of spuds is ready for earthing up
peas a couple of feet tall
surviving two chilli about an inch tall
two boxes of onions are coming on stream as spring onions which is nice.

last a ...
  Topic: Drilling Metal Question
dpack

Replies: 1
Views: 83
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun May 21, 17 12:52 pm   Subject: Drilling Metal Question
hss twist bits

yes, clamp a back support to it

for thin metal start with a small bit, then a medium/ final , ( then final size if hole is to be bigger than the thickness of the metal )

dont ...
  Topic: Content management systems and security.
dpack

Replies: 3
Views: 175
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Wed May 17, 17 8:02 pm   Subject: Content management systems and security.
never post bank , security, personal, or political details and all will be fine

if it must be written a single sheet on a glass surface is usually ok

a one use slice of universal background radi ...
  Topic: Rubbishest place on the planet.
dpack

Replies: 1
Views: 247
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 16, 17 6:23 pm   Subject: Rubbishest place on the planet.
that type of thing is a visible tip of a very dirty iceberg ,micro plastics are also a huge issue, as are long half life radio actives, pcbs etc etc etc .

there is good reason to think humans have ...
  Topic: skips
dpack

Replies: 8
Views: 278
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Tue May 16, 17 3:43 pm   Subject: skips
no blatently toxic, no asbestos, everything else is ok

round here 220 for 6 cu m plus street licence (150 for loading on private land)

cheaper than legal wagon removal if the stuff is dense ...
  Topic: Puppies.
dpack

Replies: 65
Views: 2529
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Tue May 16, 17 2:13 pm   Subject: Puppies.
they still hunt up here anyway, supposedly they use dogs to flush and an eagle owl to make the kill, but I don't know how often it happens that way.

would that be my old "friends" the quorn?

re ...
  Topic: Windows XP & 'Ransomware'
dpack

Replies: 6
Views: 229
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon May 15, 17 11:30 am   Subject: Windows XP & 'Ransomware'
the uk's boomers run on a tweaked version of xp

although the current ransomeware stuff is messy it isnt as serious to infrastructure as the stuxnet style of attacks which exploit software t ...
  Topic: Puppies.
dpack

Replies: 65
Views: 2529
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Mon May 15, 17 10:21 am   Subject: Puppies.
that is disgracefully cute and a good way to make a pup still feel part of a puppy pack.
  Topic: Dryad's saddle (pheasant's back) - worth eating?
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 550
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon May 15, 17 10:19 am   Subject: Dryad's saddle (pheasant's back) - worth eating?
very young saddles are just about edible, old ones are less appetising than the tree they are growing on.
  Topic: Puppies.
dpack

Replies: 65
Views: 2529
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sun May 14, 17 6:42 pm   Subject: Puppies.
This is Octavia. Tavy, for short. She is a not very old golden retriever cross poodle.

A mongrel.

im glad tavy is your new family member rather than sean's dinner
  Topic: Puppies.
dpack

Replies: 65
Views: 2529
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sun May 14, 17 6:41 pm   Subject: Puppies.
Awww. Lovely. The boys went to the local dog show this afternoon ... I am angling for a wolfhound to train as an assistance dog, but they came back with nothing. Sadly disappointed

they are huge ...
  Topic: Puppies.
dpack

Replies: 65
Views: 2529
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sun May 14, 17 1:32 pm   Subject: Puppies.
barnstable food market has some exotic ingredients

roast,curry ,satay or stir fry ?

or is that nick's delightful new family member?
  Topic: Herbal vaporisers.
dpack

Replies: 12
Views: 290
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat May 13, 17 8:30 pm   Subject: Herbal vaporisers.
  Topic: Herbal vaporisers.
dpack

Replies: 12
Views: 290
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat May 13, 17 3:15 pm   Subject: Herbal vaporisers.
coltsfoot
balsam, as in friar's rather than himalayan
hemp
etc etc

iirc there are some for the "lower end" that kill worms and/or relieve blockages which were quite popular in the middle ...
 
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