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  1. Tim C

    ongrid water bills?

    Flamin' corporate criminals Stevo. What about the ATO FOI data hey? 60 of the 300 biggest companies didn't even pay ANY tax!!! And Turncoat wants to take money out of health and raise the GST. I don't think so Malcolm! :pig:He/ they need to come down hard on the corporates. The F(ed)eral...
  2. Tim C

    Fires in the Barossa and Light District.

    Yeah,still smoky here and the wind is blowing it our way. I just read and ember alert for areas ahead of the fire front-that's still 50km from the Dutton fire still burning though. 2 or 3 dead so far from the Balaklava fire. I rang Mum before to remind her NOT to try and come across the river to...
  3. Tim C

    Fires in the Barossa and Light District.

    Here's a pic out the backyard this arvo. Closest fires at Dutton and Blanchetown, 40-50 km away, but had me wondering.......
  4. Tim C

    A few pics from around the garden

    Maybe you could eat them when very young, but even then I think they would be too bitter. I get the logic with the path weeding being a pain. Following a pattern, sort of like painting a house, which I hate.
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    A few pics from around the garden

    An hour a day average weeding in the warmer months in the veg garden, but the front garden has a layer of natural mulch that keep the weed numbers down, but broadcast seeds still seem to make their way to the soil layer. The creeping thyme also keeps the weeds out- I think because it has many...
  6. Tim C

    Solar Cookers

    You could make one with a curved bit of shiny stainless steel, or curve some plywood and cover it with reflective material/paint. Smooth and shiny. And use a black cast iron bbq plate to absorb the reflected heat.
  7. Tim C

    MY HOUSE IS FALLING APART

    Jess those are copper pipes? Probably the water just came out the tap seals, if the pipes were silver-soldered properly and it only leaks when you turn it on. Turn the water off at the mains. Take the handle off. Unscrew the chrome cover. Use a tube spanner to remove the tap assembly from its'...
  8. Tim C

    Pour in place rubber surfacing DIY any good?

    That sounds good Mark. Especially if you can get it second-hand. What about old carpet? If you could make it look nice that might be okay too????
  9. Tim C

    A few pics from around the garden

    Tamarillo and Peach. Dead stuff is coriander(self-seeding constantly). Groundcover is creeping thyme. Kangaroo Apple. Last year they were bean size, they're nearly golf balls this year. Feral lettuces.Russian Tarragon. Peanut left lower. Clove basil left upper . Rosemary and oregano right...
  10. Tim C

    Veg Showcase Mibuna

    My best cooked leaf veg here is spoon choy, and for salad/sangers I use southern giant curled mustard greens. I have heaps of seed for purple choy, just didn't get any in yet. That one is similar to broccoli in texture. My leaf lettuces are all mixed up, and come up everywhere, all year round...
  11. Tim C

    From the Canadian Rainforest

    Howdy Trev. I haven't been around much so missed your post. Beautiful looking country there mate.
  12. Tim C

    Instead of staking tomatoes cascade them over a raised bed

    That's handy Stevo.:) I have a couple of self sown ones about a foot high. Most of my first planting copped snails then hot weather. Put another lot of seeds in at random, then we got 72mm rain in 2 sharp storms, so I have stuff coming up everywhere, where the seeds got washed to. We had 41C...
  13. Tim C

    Instead of staking tomatoes cascade them over a raised bed

    Yep Elle. That pot in the middle gives them the moisture wick they need to stop the leaf, therefore growth sporadic-ness. As the days humidity and heat change, it gives them a chance to recover in an ongoing fashion. Good find!:):thumbsup:Like a micro-climate.
  14. Tim C

    What creature would you rather get bitten by? (Game)

    Bloody Hell!! I bet you won't do that again Cliss... That's a very steep learning curve dear. :blackeye: Reminds me of the bloke who rang my[shearing contractor] boss looking for a job shearing. Asked if he could shear, he said, "no, but I'm good with animals"......:facepalm: Even 2 cats...
  15. Tim C

    Flow Hive Bee hive invention to let honey run out

    A retro-fit for standard bee boxes would be cost-effective for established apiarists, if it was possible.
  16. Tim C

    Flow Hive Bee hive invention to let honey run out

    Yeah a real culture shock for the young bloke, never having had to worry what day of the week it was beforehand. I hope he fills the orders before the stomach ulcers set in......... A bit off-topic, but I recently checked out Zen energy SA. I heard they were making stand-alone power systems and...
  17. Tim C

    What creature would you rather get bitten by? (Game)

    Squeak,squeak..A huntsmen is as bad as the green and black ants. A kangaroo or a wombat?
  18. Tim C

    Exercise/training motivational one-liners

    Sorry, I'm just cleaning the lint out from between my love handles.....:hysterical:
  19. Tim C

    Flow Hive Bee hive invention to let honey run out

    Yeah, I think there's a lot of jealousy there from the traditionalists, and the dis-information and wives tales abound. A bit of tall poppy syndrome methinks. I have worked for several beekeepers extracting honey. Bloody hot, hard work.!! My hat goes off to the lateral and simplistic thinking of...
  20. Tim C

    Hello Everyone

    Congrats Jess.:cheer: