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Rach Hasbu

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since Jun 01, 2015
Devon, UK
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Last week I was walking my two dogs down the street, they stopped to do their business, as they do, I cleared it up and and an elderly chap walking his dog in the opposite direction offered to take my poo bags from me. It is the second time this has happened to me, in different locations, but both times by elder gentlemen walking their dogs in the opposite direction to me. There are real gentlemen in this world.
5 years ago
I have taken on our school garden plot, the first smaller courtyard is mainly maintenance so I started there, but there is a larger sloping plot that I want to bring permaculture ideas to. There are many ideas out there, but as this is surrounded by buildings on all 4 sides, it's hard to know where to start. I would love to hear more of your ideas on it.
6 years ago
First off, welcome Sylvia
My question is:
In you short video, you mentioned that ratio is important, is that ratio of fish to water, or fish to plants or a ratio of all three?
Also what is the smallest system that you think is viable? What sort of space do I need available to start? My garden has very limited space.

Thanks
6 years ago
Being an email, you can't see our faces of delight and concentration as you inspire us with a new set of ideas, as I at least try to digest the ideas and ponder how I can introduce some into my life. I find that the variety and quality of the topics are great, with the useful description, as are the freebies!
I ventured into the hot pastry pie a while back, using a old English cook book, based on a pork pair but with a pheasant that had been donated to us. At the time we didn't do a lot of baking so this was a holiday adventure in someone else's kitchen.
It came out looking beautiful, I have to say the meat part was delicious. The pastry had a weird taste to it... It was old flour that had been stored in a cupboard with some medicine... With a bottle of TCP. Just storing the flour in the same space as the closed TCP bottle had made the entire pastry taste of TCP. Lesson learned, beware where and how you store your flour. Other than that, the process was surprisingly easy.
6 years ago
This is great, well done, this is the way as a world, we need to start to move forward.
6 years ago
I'm a MoonCup girl, In the UK we can easily get hold of this menstral cup called the MoonCup, small box found in Boots for about £23. I've been using one for about 6 years now and can't ever imagine faffing around with anything else. Yes you can sleep with it in, and swim, and bath and get on with life. It does take a bit of practice and fitting (chopping off the long bit once you have mastered the bit of relaxing to get it out) follow the instructions and a monthly deep clean. It's descrete, and holds quite a lot of blood, so you probably won't need to clean it in a public toilet very often. I remember horror movie style as tampons casscaded out of my handbag in public in the dark days, no more.
6 years ago
This weekend we removed a slab of concrete from my garden, dug down, filled the space with logs and branches, compost and other juicy bits, then replaced the soil. I've transferred some white strawberries that were struggling in a pot, planted squash, peas and beans. The main reason behind this is to manage water run off better, before, all the water that hit that slab, ended up a a drain outside my back door, occassionally inside for very heavy rain. But trying a buried Hugel bed, and increasing the green in my garden is great.
6 years ago
Thanks Mike, Good to know about the soil.
6 years ago
Hi,
I'm new here, Glad there are other more local people here. I have a tiny garden in Devon, mild and wet, full of slugs. I've been trying to grow more fruit trees and veg, so far, the best success has been my tayberry (not sure of spelling). Has anyone tried the Hugel beds in the uk?
6 years ago