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  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
dpack

Replies: 20
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PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 18 8:08 pm   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
brackish water can be quite a challenge, iirc quite a few places have plenty of it but potable water is too expensive for laundry
in some places laundry water would go on the garden which has another ...
  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
dpack

Replies: 20
Views: 147
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 18 4:21 pm   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
if it helps

most detergents are sulphonated aliphatic mineral oils and could be considered mildly acidic

soaps are usually complex fats/oils with extra hydroxyls stuck on and could be considered ...
  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
dpack

Replies: 20
Views: 147
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 18 10:38 am   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
hence stale urine is a pretty good laundry liquid

you might want to line dry

vinegar is quite good at washing machine maintenance as it helps reduce limescale, soap and grot build up whi ...
  Topic: Keeping apples
dpack

Replies: 12
Views: 387
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 18 12:55 pm   Subject: Keeping apples
As I wrote this post last month some of the apples have now turned but despite a wrinkled skin the flesh is still reasonably crisp. We bought the tree as a Discovery from Scotland Nursery in Matlock ...
  Topic: Keeping apples
dpack

Replies: 12
Views: 387
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 18 12:35 pm   Subject: Keeping apples

single layer in a coolish, mid humidity place is best.



By humid, is "damp enough to soften cardboard" too humid?

probably too damp if the box fails or becomes a culture medium. a little le ...
  Topic: Can't stay connected to internet
dpack

Replies: 4
Views: 53
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 18 12:30 pm   Subject: Can't stay connected to internet
ps it might be the router as different machines have different expectations regarding data qualities
might be the machine that isnt working properly not working properly

happy hunting.
  Topic: Can't stay connected to internet
dpack

Replies: 4
Views: 53
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 18 12:26 pm   Subject: Can't stay connected to internet
turn everything off
clean, mechanically adjust for contact and wd40 every plug and make sure they go back in properly.
turn everything on again.

if that wont sort it i would probably go with a "w ...
  Topic: Keeping apples
dpack

Replies: 12
Views: 387
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 18 12:04 pm   Subject: Keeping apples
something that does make a lot of difference to how long they keep is handling. some of the stuff below could make a lot of difference even for different experiences with one type of apple

as gentl ...
  Topic: Asparagus is in.
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 187
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 18 3:22 pm   Subject: Asparagus is in.
On a scale of 1-10, how much effort is it to grow the stuff?

from seed, moderately.
from crowns, a bit.

if you know how to make a friable and very rich soil, pretty easy.
takes a few years to ...
  Topic: Keeping apples
dpack

Replies: 12
Views: 387
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 18 1:01 pm   Subject: Keeping apples
ones with a waxy coat keep best

layered on newspaper, not touching each other in boxes or draws works pretty well. check em now and again .

single layer in a coolish, mid humidity place is best. ...
  Topic: Asparagus is in.
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 187
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 18 10:30 pm   Subject: Asparagus is in.
  Topic: Asparagus is in.
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 187
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 18 7:15 pm   Subject: Asparagus is in.
ooh i will check the market on the morrow
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

Replies: 641
Views: 223917
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 18 9:31 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
.... should feed on them

mended

my favourite like that was being harangued for "murder" on the evidence of white fibres on the chopping block.

animal product? or bits of kevlar rope f ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

Replies: 641
Views: 223917
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 18 9:23 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
A couple of years ago someone wrote to the Torrington Commons Conservators suggesting that they collected up all the adders and relocated them.

  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

Replies: 641
Views: 223917
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 18 8:39 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
"i have lost 3 good dogs in 5 yrs" scottish keeper
and a little later
"delicious" dpack

i have mixed feelings about adders, a charming and useful part of the fauna which should be considered hono ...
 
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