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  1. ClissAT

    Nice gentle drought breaking rain

    There's been over 200ml here so far this month which is amazing and brings my total for the year to within the average range. That in itself is astonishing considering how bad the dry has...
    There's been over 200ml here so far this month which is amazing and brings my total for the year to within the average range. That in itself is astonishing considering how bad the dry has been. But looking back over my rain charts for the last few years I see that the rain has been coming in...
    There's been over 200ml here so far this month which is amazing and brings my total for the year to within the average range. That in itself is astonishing considering how bad the dry has been. But looking back over my rain charts for the last...
    There's been over 200ml here so far this month which is amazing and brings my total for the year to within the average range. That in itself is astonishing considering how bad the dry has...

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  2. AndrewB

    Kombucha & fermenting

    That's how I make sauerkraut. I bet that fermented juice tastes great then... and would be fantastic for gut health!
    That's how I make sauerkraut. I bet that fermented juice tastes great then... and would be fantastic for gut health!
    That's how I make sauerkraut. I bet that fermented juice tastes great then... and would be fantastic for gut health!
    That's how I make sauerkraut. I bet that fermented juice tastes great then... and would be fantastic for gut health!

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  3. Mark

    October Competition - General Knowledge

    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH! The prize will be emailed directly to your inbox:twothumbsup: I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting SSC! Visitors to our Website are...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH! The prize will be emailed directly to your inbox:twothumbsup: I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting SSC! Visitors to our Website are valued greatly, but it's our members who interact with each other, help solve issues, share images or...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH! The prize will be emailed directly to your inbox:twothumbsup: I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting SSC! Visitors to our Website are valued greatly, but it's our members who interact...
    Competition Time! WIN $100 in PayPal CASH! The prize will be emailed directly to your inbox:twothumbsup: I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting SSC! Visitors to our Website are...
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  4. Pauljm

    Organic snail repellent

    Good luck - it should work a treat! :)
    Good luck - it should work a treat! :)
    Good luck - it should work a treat! :)
    Good luck - it should work a treat! :)

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  5. Bea

    Just Peppers

    You're doing well to get three years out of a chili bush - I know that's generally the expected lifespan but I usually regrow a new plant from seed every two years to keep them fresh. Personally,...
    You're doing well to get three years out of a chili bush - I know that's generally the expected lifespan but I usually regrow a new plant from seed every two years to keep them fresh. Personally, we've always had a hard time growing large sweet peppers (capsicums) on our property. The fruit fly...
    You're doing well to get three years out of a chili bush - I know that's generally the expected lifespan but I usually regrow a new plant from seed every two years to keep them fresh. Personally, we've always had a hard time growing large sweet...
    You're doing well to get three years out of a chili bush - I know that's generally the expected lifespan but I usually regrow a new plant from seed every two years to keep them fresh. Personally,...
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  6. Lou

    Hi From Cedar Grove, Brisbane..

    Hi @Lou and thank you for joining SSC! Summer can be a challenging time to grow in warm climates such as the subtropics but there are certain crops you can turn to that will do well and much...
    Hi @Lou and thank you for joining SSC! Summer can be a challenging time to grow in warm climates such as the subtropics but there are certain crops you can turn to that will do well and much better than traditional crops usually grown in temperate or cold climates through their summers. In...
    Hi @Lou and thank you for joining SSC! Summer can be a challenging time to grow in warm climates such as the subtropics but there are certain crops you can turn to that will do well and much better than traditional crops usually grown in...
    Hi @Lou and thank you for joining SSC! Summer can be a challenging time to grow in warm climates such as the subtropics but there are certain crops you can turn to that will do well and much...
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  7. CjFrancis

    Hello from SW Brisbane

    Hi @CjFrancis welcome to SSC and thanks for joining us! We have several ex ADF members here (including myself) so you're "in good company" lol (book by Gary McKay) I was his driver in the 80's....
    Hi @CjFrancis welcome to SSC and thanks for joining us! We have several ex ADF members here (including myself) so you're "in good company" lol (book by Gary McKay) I was his driver in the 80's. Anyway, you have a nice blank canvas of land to play with so all the best :)
    Hi @CjFrancis welcome to SSC and thanks for joining us! We have several ex ADF members here (including myself) so you're "in good company" lol (book by Gary McKay) I was his driver in the 80's. Anyway, you have a nice blank canvas of land to...
    Hi @CjFrancis welcome to SSC and thanks for joining us! We have several ex ADF members here (including myself) so you're "in good company" lol (book by Gary McKay) I was his driver in the 80's....

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  8. JenM

    Hi from Durban, South Africa

    Hi @JenM welcome to SSC! I have visited RSA twice and Durban several times yes you do live in a beautiful part of the world. Hope you enjoy your time here and best of luck on your...
    Hi @JenM welcome to SSC! I have visited RSA twice and Durban several times yes you do live in a beautiful part of the world. Hope you enjoy your time here and best of luck on your self-sufficient journey. :)
    Hi @JenM welcome to SSC! I have visited RSA twice and Durban several times yes you do live in a beautiful part of the world. Hope you enjoy your time here and best of luck on your self-sufficient journey. :)
    Hi @JenM welcome to SSC! I have visited RSA twice and Durban several times yes you do live in a beautiful part of the world. Hope you enjoy your time here and best of luck on your...
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  9. Priccabona

    New here

    Thanks for joining us @Priccabona I hope you enjoy our forum :)
    Thanks for joining us @Priccabona I hope you enjoy our forum :)
    Thanks for joining us @Priccabona I hope you enjoy our forum :)
    Thanks for joining us @Priccabona I hope you enjoy our forum :)
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  10. IanB

    Hello from Sydney

    Hi @IanB welcome to SSC looking fwd to seeing your pics and how you go with your heat mats :)
    Hi @IanB welcome to SSC looking fwd to seeing your pics and how you go with your heat mats :)
    Hi @IanB welcome to SSC looking fwd to seeing your pics and how you go with your heat mats :)
    Hi @IanB welcome to SSC looking fwd to seeing your pics and how you go with your heat mats :)

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  11. Mark

    Back from holidays in the USA

    Hello everyone, I'm back from our trip to the USA and will endeavour to work on our forum updating things and fixing issues such as that dreaded photo competition that is still broken! I had the...
    Hello everyone, I'm back from our trip to the USA and will endeavour to work on our forum updating things and fixing issues such as that dreaded photo competition that is still broken! I had the developer supposedly fix it himself but obviously, the bugs still remain. If you follow my YouTube...
    Hello everyone, I'm back from our trip to the USA and will endeavour to work on our forum updating things and fixing issues such as that dreaded photo competition that is still broken! I had the developer supposedly fix it himself but obviously,...
    Hello everyone, I'm back from our trip to the USA and will endeavour to work on our forum updating things and fixing issues such as that dreaded photo competition that is still broken! I had the...

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  12. Mark

    Photo Of The Month Contest - 09/2018

    Obviously, this photo app isn't working still... I'll have to suspend it and find another way to do this :(
    Obviously, this photo app isn't working still... I'll have to suspend it and find another way to do this :(
    Obviously, this photo app isn't working still... I'll have to suspend it and find another way to do this :(
    Obviously, this photo app isn't working still... I'll have to suspend it and find another way to do this :(
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  13. Ray Speed

    New Animals

    Oh Andrew, i can just visualize the cruiser being treated as a jumping gym! :D I've seen goats playing on a line of old wrecked vehicles. They really seemed to love loosing their footing and...
    Oh Andrew, i can just visualize the cruiser being treated as a jumping gym! :D I've seen goats playing on a line of old wrecked vehicles. They really seemed to love loosing their footing and sliding down the windscreen!
    Oh Andrew, i can just visualize the cruiser being treated as a jumping gym! :D I've seen goats playing on a line of old wrecked vehicles. They really seemed to love loosing their footing and sliding down the windscreen!
    Oh Andrew, i can just visualize the cruiser being treated as a jumping gym! :D I've seen goats playing on a line of old wrecked vehicles. They really seemed to love loosing their footing and...

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  14. Priccabona

    Chinese incubator help

    Question... Do they have a fuse? Or reset button? I had a power surge, now the only light that comes on is in the power button... It did it once before, and it started working again. ? Maybe a...
    Question... Do they have a fuse? Or reset button? I had a power surge, now the only light that comes on is in the power button... It did it once before, and it started working again. ? Maybe a short? Hoping I didn't fry it this time. On another note... I ordered one several years ago, msg the...
    Question... Do they have a fuse? Or reset button? I had a power surge, now the only light that comes on is in the power button... It did it once before, and it started working again. ? Maybe a short? Hoping I didn't fry it this time. On another...
    Question... Do they have a fuse? Or reset button? I had a power surge, now the only light that comes on is in the power button... It did it once before, and it started working again. ? Maybe a...
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  15. Sigrun

    Question Quail keeping

    Hi hi everybody I have had quails for about 6 years now and love those birds. And the eggs are fantastic. Im trying to have some kind of free range, 8 m2. Lots of stuff, nesting playses and to...
    Hi hi everybody I have had quails for about 6 years now and love those birds. And the eggs are fantastic. Im trying to have some kind of free range, 8 m2. Lots of stuff, nesting playses and to hide and play with. Have 2 questions: i need tags on them, the 1 cm clip on is a bit big on most of...
    Hi hi everybody I have had quails for about 6 years now and love those birds. And the eggs are fantastic. Im trying to have some kind of free range, 8 m2. Lots of stuff, nesting playses and to hide and play with. Have 2 questions: i need tags on...
    Hi hi everybody I have had quails for about 6 years now and love those birds. And the eggs are fantastic. Im trying to have some kind of free range, 8 m2. Lots of stuff, nesting playses and to...
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  16. Ray Speed

    3 small paddocks coming up

    When you are in next just ask one of the team for "Ray" from Builders ;)
    When you are in next just ask one of the team for "Ray" from Builders ;)
    When you are in next just ask one of the team for "Ray" from Builders ;)
    When you are in next just ask one of the team for "Ray" from Builders ;)
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  17. ClissAT

    Food Forest at Cow Shed

    Sort of same but different hey Andrew. That's why I get confused as to what exactly it is. Years ago I got some to worm my horses and it grew huge. I used to give them some branches of it as I am...
    Sort of same but different hey Andrew. That's why I get confused as to what exactly it is. Years ago I got some to worm my horses and it grew huge. I used to give them some branches of it as I am again now. It grows into small trees. But this time I am keeping it smaller during the dry season by...
    Sort of same but different hey Andrew. That's why I get confused as to what exactly it is. Years ago I got some to worm my horses and it grew huge. I used to give them some branches of it as I am again now. It grows into small trees. But this...
    Sort of same but different hey Andrew. That's why I get confused as to what exactly it is. Years ago I got some to worm my horses and it grew huge. I used to give them some branches of it as I am...

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  18. ClissAT
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    Protection Frame for Tomatoes or any fruit/veg

    The weather here is just starting to heat up, may be that although you are higher up.
    The weather here is just starting to heat up, may be that although you are higher up.
    The weather here is just starting to heat up, may be that although you are higher up.
    The weather here is just starting to heat up, may be that although you are higher up.

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  19. Pauljm

    Zucchini

    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings...
    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings and pressed the cup just a little into the soil. These days you could use a yoghurt container or...
    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings and pressed the cup just a little into the...
    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings...

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  20. DarrenP

    What are you harvesting/picking?

    @ClissAT ...Yes DH is a big kim chi maker we have a special pot always on the go. The chilli powder, he makes sure is always Korean lol. Orders it online. I will stick to my kombucha thanks very...
    @ClissAT ...Yes DH is a big kim chi maker we have a special pot always on the go. The chilli powder, he makes sure is always Korean lol. Orders it online. I will stick to my kombucha thanks very much, kim chi too sour and hot for me.
    @ClissAT ...Yes DH is a big kim chi maker we have a special pot always on the go. The chilli powder, he makes sure is always Korean lol. Orders it online. I will stick to my kombucha thanks very much, kim chi too sour and hot for me.
    @ClissAT ...Yes DH is a big kim chi maker we have a special pot always on the go. The chilli powder, he makes sure is always Korean lol. Orders it online. I will stick to my kombucha thanks very...

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  21. Mark

    Photo Of The Month Contest - 10/2018

    Dear Members, A new Photo Of The Month 10/2018 contest just started, you can submit your images on the dedicated album page. You have 25 days to submit your images, up to 3 images(s) per user...
    Dear Members, A new Photo Of The Month 10/2018 contest just started, you can submit your images on the dedicated album page. You have 25 days to submit your images, up to 3 images(s) per user are authorised. Once the submission phase ends, members will have 7 days to vote for the media they...
    Dear Members, A new Photo Of The Month 10/2018 contest just started, you can submit your images on the dedicated album page. You have 25 days to submit your images, up to 3 images(s) per user are authorised. Once the submission phase ends,...
    Dear Members, A new Photo Of The Month 10/2018 contest just started, you can submit your images on the dedicated album page. You have 25 days to submit your images, up to 3 images(s) per user...
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  22. Ray Speed

    Fruit tree collection growing

    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
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  23. Letsgokate

    Native Stingless Bees

    we have 3 hives they are awesome little critters
    we have 3 hives they are awesome little critters
    we have 3 hives they are awesome little critters
    we have 3 hives they are awesome little critters
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  24. Ray Speed

    Holman BTX1 controller

    Got this great little bluetooth controller for our vegie patch, playing around currently with the settings but straight out of the box its going to be an awesome bit of kit. Heaps of options,...
    Got this great little bluetooth controller for our vegie patch, playing around currently with the settings but straight out of the box its going to be an awesome bit of kit. Heaps of options, download the App and away you go
    Got this great little bluetooth controller for our vegie patch, playing around currently with the settings but straight out of the box its going to be an awesome bit of kit. Heaps of options, download the App and away you go
    Got this great little bluetooth controller for our vegie patch, playing around currently with the settings but straight out of the box its going to be an awesome bit of kit. Heaps of options,...
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  25. Letsgokate

    Dick Smith on overseas booking sites

    Saw this some time ago also. Not something that is self-evident, so well worth informing the general population about. The middle-man in any transaction is not the guy we should support.
    Saw this some time ago also. Not something that is self-evident, so well worth informing the general population about. The middle-man in any transaction is not the guy we should support.
    Saw this some time ago also. Not something that is self-evident, so well worth informing the general population about. The middle-man in any transaction is not the guy we should support.
    Saw this some time ago also. Not something that is self-evident, so well worth informing the general population about. The middle-man in any transaction is not the guy we should support.
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