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gil
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 11 10:31 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I use a cut-down litre milk carton (the kind with a handle) to carry my whetstones, immersed in water, when scything. I put my belt through the handle and then it's portable, leaving both hands free to work.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 11 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

naomij wrote:

Alternatively, use a milkman! I love milk bottles.

Hmmm, our milkman has just put up the price by 3p/pint and started delivering in plastic containers. One of our reasons for keeping a milkman was the use of glass bottles........and now I can get organic milk from the Co-op (200 yards away) for substantially less than I am paying for standard semi-skimmed.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 11 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We're growing carrots in our milk bottles this year, and hanging them along the fence.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 11 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

12Bore wrote:
naomij wrote:

Alternatively, use a milkman! I love milk bottles.

Hmmm, our milkman has just put up the price by 3p/pint and started delivering in plastic containers. One of our reasons for keeping a milkman was the use of glass bottles........and now I can get organic milk from the Co-op (200 yards away) for substantially less than I am paying for standard semi-skimmed.


Was in the Coop yesterday and very annoyed by their lack of any choice - no non-homogenised nor channel Island and all the organic options were semi-skimmed.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 11 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

AnnaD wrote:
We're growing carrots in our milk bottles this year, and hanging them along the fence.


Also ideal for strawberries. Puts them at comfortable picking height & sets the slugs/snails a bit more of a challenge.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 11 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hedgehogpie wrote:
AnnaD wrote:
We're growing carrots in our milk bottles this year, and hanging them along the fence.


Also ideal for strawberries. Puts them at comfortable picking height & sets the slugs/snails a bit more of a challenge.


Ooh, I didn't think of that!

12Bore



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 11 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
12Bore wrote:
naomij wrote:

Alternatively, use a milkman! I love milk bottles.

Hmmm, our milkman has just put up the price by 3p/pint and started delivering in plastic containers. One of our reasons for keeping a milkman was the use of glass bottles........and now I can get organic milk from the Co-op (200 yards away) for substantially less than I am paying for standard semi-skimmed.


Was in the Coop yesterday and very annoyed by their lack of any choice - no non-homogenised nor channel Island and all the organic options were semi-skimmed.

Hang on a sec, you live in Yorkshire, promote local food and low food miles, and complain that you cannot Channel Island milk?

Rob R



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 11 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 11 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the fizzy bottles are good as well

cut around ,warm and stretch edge of top bit and slip top over base to make a box

snip and pierce to make strainers ,funnels,plant pots etc etc etc

spagetti spoon is a neat one to make


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