We’re near Penrith, so the Hawkesbury is definitely do-able. I know where the Uni campus is… will have to do some digging around to find the places you’re talking about.
On another plus side, I have a “neighbour” up the street who apparently sells worms and castings at times, which is handy to know. My back neighbour (who I’ve already met) is…[Read more]
At the moment I’m going to see how long we can live without it…
And my dishwasher died this morning too… 🙁
Let’s hope things don’t happen in threes!
I’ve posted on the thread Elizabeth (baringapark) started in my honour :shy:
I will have to be more organised without a microwave and remember I don’t have one when planning meals… but other than that we should be ok…
Hope everyone is well!
I’ve just dredged this thread up because our microwave died… I usually use it for:
Wheat packs (occasionally)
Reheating leftovers (that’s the biggun!)
Heating milky drinks (occasionally)
Cooking pasta and rice – I can do that easily enough on the stove
Cooking porridge and scrambled eggs. Not as easy but still completely doable.
Melting butter…[Read more]
Well, I took the opportunity to clean out my pantry today, but there is no sign of them anywhere in/near food.
OK, they are indian meal moth larvae.
Does anyone know if the eggs are likely to cling to broom bristles and survive there for who knows how long before they hatch?
For each of the kids I have a box of things (small box) from when they were born, I would probably grab that.
Photos would be the biggest things. And, for practicality’s sake, a favourite toy of each of the kids’, just to “get thru”.
Luvinh was around at her normal place at the time of the posting date…
My bug bear is cheap toys.
Why do people insist on buying them for my kids? They often break quickly, causing my children to be upset that the special toy that so-and-so bought them is broken. I try to teach them to look after toys so they wont get broken, but when they are “cheap and nasty” in the first place, they are not going to last long,…[Read more]
We spend $140-$170 per week on groceries. Most of that goes to fresh produce as we aren’t in a position to grow anything to seriously supplement our bought produce.
The $21 a week is a $21 challenge… you spend the $21 on fresh/perishable stuff and “live” out of your pantry. It can be a good idea if you’re not actually stockpiling but have a…[Read more]
What I don’t like but originally thought they were a great idea, are the supposedly biodegradable or degradable bags. One of the local butchers has them and another store and I must have had a few in my old “bag bag”. Well, degrade they have, all over my pantry floor underneath the bag bag, into a zillion pieces and making a right…
just a tip… Make sure there’s some sort of air space under the cubby or the floor will rot.
If you’re looking at recycled, in most industrial areas there are old wooden pallets available on the side of the road. You could use them as a base for the floor. I don’t know what they are coated in although it might not be too bad if they are under…[Read more]
We have a chronic cockroach problem, partly caused by living in units (even if we eradicated them from our place they’d just go next door and come back here…) and partly caused by me having a bad habit recently of leaving the kitchen messy.
Peppermint essential oil works as a deterrent for Cockroaches as do cucumber peelings. However, both…[Read more]
Lady B, as sad as it is for the people who have missed out on receiving their pot holders, I think it’s time to “cut the losses” and move on.
If we wait for everyone to receive one, it could be the end of swaps… 🙁
If we want the tea towel one done by Christmas, we’re going to have to get a move on… less than two months…
Melissa, I have the same question although it might work for the tea towel swap if the idea is that it is reflecting where WE live…
Even though I live in a small city I don’t think I’d find a tea towel with the name on it because it’s not at all a tourist-y area… but I’m happy to be in a tea towel swap.
I think that we should continue, although I think that anyone who has gone MIA and their buddy has not received their swap item should be excluded from future swaps. People…[Read more]
How many people are still waiting on their pot holders? We can’t start the next one til this is closed and I think Lady B and Chezza wanted it to be swapped in time for Christmas…
Rice is apparently also less likely to attract weevils
Me! I received mine and it was made by Bella and I got the guess right.
My pot holder has been received by the recipient but not guessed yet
I haven’t had time to read all the replies (sorry) but here’s my reasons for not growing much.
We live in a unit. We do have a large balcony (north facing even) but every time I fork out money for seeds, potting mix etc we get nothing or barely anything edible for the time, money and effort. We spend far more on seeds, potting mix etc than the…[Read more]
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