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  1. Lee-Mika

    Wood vinegar a farmers friend in Asia.

    A very interesting and informative video. Down here in the Mallee, charcoal is still made today, but the distillation process is not incorporated. This is an invaluable and all-encompassing...
    A very interesting and informative video. Down here in the Mallee, charcoal is still made today, but the distillation process is not incorporated. This is an invaluable and all-encompassing product, the likes of which capitalism no doubt detests. The big-wigs at Monsanto will be horrified.:confused:...
    A very interesting and informative video. Down here in the Mallee, charcoal is still made today, but the distillation process is not incorporated. This is an invaluable and all-encompassing product, the likes of which capitalism no doubt detests....
    A very interesting and informative video. Down here in the Mallee, charcoal is still made today, but the distillation process is not incorporated. This is an invaluable and all-encompassing...
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  2. Lee-Mika

    Moringa also know as Malunggay

    No, I didn't see that. I will review that information. Thank you..
    No, I didn't see that. I will review that information. Thank you..
    No, I didn't see that. I will review that information. Thank you..
    No, I didn't see that. I will review that information. Thank you..

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  3. Mark

    Good hardy native fish types for a small dam

    Yeah, the duck poo is the worry but I'll give it a try and see how they go.
    Yeah, the duck poo is the worry but I'll give it a try and see how they go.
    Yeah, the duck poo is the worry but I'll give it a try and see how they go.
    Yeah, the duck poo is the worry but I'll give it a try and see how they go.
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  4. Mark

    Frog in my boot

    At least you didn't have a frog in your throat!:ROFL:
    At least you didn't have a frog in your throat!:ROFL:
    At least you didn't have a frog in your throat!:ROFL:
    At least you didn't have a frog in your throat!:ROFL:
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  5. jessiejane0727

    Learn Chinese! Chinese idioms: calling a stag a horse

    Some thing never change. This story or something similar happens nearly every day within the parliament of Australia. Hypocrites, power mongers and conniving worms all professing to have the best...
    Some thing never change. This story or something similar happens nearly every day within the parliament of Australia. Hypocrites, power mongers and conniving worms all professing to have the best interests of the people at heart. When their intentions could not be further from the truth. Penal...
    Some thing never change. This story or something similar happens nearly every day within the parliament of Australia. Hypocrites, power mongers and conniving worms all professing to have the best interests of the people at heart. When their...
    Some thing never change. This story or something similar happens nearly every day within the parliament of Australia. Hypocrites, power mongers and conniving worms all professing to have the best...
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  6. Steve

    Patch of dirt of my own

    yeah bit of humour there, I guess you'd have to watch a bit of prepper stuff :blush:
    yeah bit of humour there, I guess you'd have to watch a bit of prepper stuff :blush:
    yeah bit of humour there, I guess you'd have to watch a bit of prepper stuff :blush:
    yeah bit of humour there, I guess you'd have to watch a bit of prepper stuff :blush:
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  7. jessiejane0727

    Chinese

    Customs and celebrations The largest festival — also called the Spring Festival — marks the beginning of the lunar new year. It falls between mid-January and mid-February and is a time to honor...
    Customs and celebrations The largest festival — also called the Spring Festival — marks the beginning of the lunar new year. It falls between mid-January and mid-February and is a time to honor ancestors. During the 15-day celebration, children receive money in red envelopes for good luck and...
    Customs and celebrations The largest festival — also called the Spring Festival — marks the beginning of the lunar new year. It falls between mid-January and mid-February and is a time to honor ancestors. During the 15-day celebration, children...
    Customs and celebrations The largest festival — also called the Spring Festival — marks the beginning of the lunar new year. It falls between mid-January and mid-February and is a time to honor...
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  8. jessiejane0727

    Chinese food

    Food Like other aspects of Chinese life, cuisine is heavily influenced by geography and ethnic diversity. Among the main styles of Chinese cooking are Cantonese, which features stir-fried dishes,...
    Food Like other aspects of Chinese life, cuisine is heavily influenced by geography and ethnic diversity. Among the main styles of Chinese cooking are Cantonese, which features stir-fried dishes, and Sezchuan, which relies heavily on use of peanuts, sesame paste and ginger and is known for its...
    Food Like other aspects of Chinese life, cuisine is heavily influenced by geography and ethnic diversity. Among the main styles of Chinese cooking are Cantonese, which features stir-fried dishes, and Sezchuan, which relies heavily on use of...
    Food Like other aspects of Chinese life, cuisine is heavily influenced by geography and ethnic diversity. Among the main styles of Chinese cooking are Cantonese, which features stir-fried dishes,...
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  9. Lee-Mika
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  10. Lee-Mika

    Duckweed and Azolla

    The Plants like still water to grow in, but thats about it.. great way to save on the feed bill. :)
    The Plants like still water to grow in, but thats about it.. great way to save on the feed bill. :)
    The Plants like still water to grow in, but thats about it.. great way to save on the feed bill. :)
    The Plants like still water to grow in, but thats about it.. great way to save on the feed bill. :)
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  11. Lee-Mika

    The Plum rains have arrived

    Sure it an easy one. The east Asian rainy season, commonly called the plum rain in Chinese; 梅雨. I have also heard it called the mould rains because every thing gets mould on it because of the...
    Sure it an easy one. The east Asian rainy season, commonly called the plum rain in Chinese; 梅雨. I have also heard it called the mould rains because every thing gets mould on it because of the long period of rain.
    Sure it an easy one. The east Asian rainy season, commonly called the plum rain in Chinese; 梅雨. I have also heard it called the mould rains because every thing gets mould on it because of the long period of rain.
    Sure it an easy one. The east Asian rainy season, commonly called the plum rain in Chinese; 梅雨. I have also heard it called the mould rains because every thing gets mould on it because of the...
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  12. Lee-Mika

    Our land for the farm.

    Thank you everyone I am proud, but also concerned at the same time. I am far from being a rich guy. The cash is limited, really wish I had a better budget to work with. I have to build a house,...
    Thank you everyone I am proud, but also concerned at the same time. I am far from being a rich guy. The cash is limited, really wish I had a better budget to work with. I have to build a house, poultry housing, shed, Hog house, etc etc. Then buy a truck. So I guess I will be doing some nail...
    Thank you everyone I am proud, but also concerned at the same time. I am far from being a rich guy. The cash is limited, really wish I had a better budget to work with. I have to build a house, poultry housing, shed, Hog house, etc etc. Then buy...
    Thank you everyone I am proud, but also concerned at the same time. I am far from being a rich guy. The cash is limited, really wish I had a better budget to work with. I have to build a house,...

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  13. Mark

    Question What "prepping" have you done at your place?

    That's a pretty cool post Jennie, and I agree with your overall sentiment that it doesn't come easy and delving into self-sufficiency does take some hard work but then there's also plenty of...
    That's a pretty cool post Jennie, and I agree with your overall sentiment that it doesn't come easy and delving into self-sufficiency does take some hard work but then there's also plenty of rewards! :)
    That's a pretty cool post Jennie, and I agree with your overall sentiment that it doesn't come easy and delving into self-sufficiency does take some hard work but then there's also plenty of rewards! :)
    That's a pretty cool post Jennie, and I agree with your overall sentiment that it doesn't come easy and delving into self-sufficiency does take some hard work but then there's also plenty of...
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  14. stevo

    Medieval Spanish ghost town becomes self-sufficient ecovillage

    You could make your own channel and use your new Panasonic Action Cam to make some YouTube hits?!
    You could make your own channel and use your new Panasonic Action Cam to make some YouTube hits?!
    You could make your own channel and use your new Panasonic Action Cam to make some YouTube hits?!
    You could make your own channel and use your new Panasonic Action Cam to make some YouTube hits?!
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  15. stevo

    Waste Deep - Video

    Same here - it's a rare sight nowadays in our area and just shows how stupid trends will all pitter out once the wind behind them dies down. For something like plastic shopping bags you can't just...
    Same here - it's a rare sight nowadays in our area and just shows how stupid trends will all pitter out once the wind behind them dies down. For something like plastic shopping bags you can't just expect the population to give up such a convenience unless you have a credible...
    Same here - it's a rare sight nowadays in our area and just shows how stupid trends will all pitter out once the wind behind them dies down. For something like plastic shopping bags you can't just expect the population to give up such a...
    Same here - it's a rare sight nowadays in our area and just shows how stupid trends will all pitter out once the wind behind them dies down. For something like plastic shopping bags you can't just...
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  16. belveder

    Anyone in Adelaide want pond plants?

    My brother made a pond years ago to attract frogs to the area, then the frog calls/noise drove him and the neighbours mad.
    My brother made a pond years ago to attract frogs to the area, then the frog calls/noise drove him and the neighbours mad.
    My brother made a pond years ago to attract frogs to the area, then the frog calls/noise drove him and the neighbours mad.
    My brother made a pond years ago to attract frogs to the area, then the frog calls/noise drove him and the neighbours mad.
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  17. Mark
    Showcase

    How To Make Grilled Eggplant Or Aubergine Antipasto

    Yeah, we've had a good season as it turns out because early on I lost a few plants to wilt (so I was fretting a little) but I planted several others in different spots and they are really growing...
    Yeah, we've had a good season as it turns out because early on I lost a few plants to wilt (so I was fretting a little) but I planted several others in different spots and they are really growing well now producing heaps of fruit!
    Yeah, we've had a good season as it turns out because early on I lost a few plants to wilt (so I was fretting a little) but I planted several others in different spots and they are really growing well now producing heaps of fruit!
    Yeah, we've had a good season as it turns out because early on I lost a few plants to wilt (so I was fretting a little) but I planted several others in different spots and they are really growing...

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  18. Mark
    Showcase

    Easy Dog Or Fox Proof Fencing (poor Man's Method)

    Not probs, I'm glad to help if I can, & look forward to getting some in return, great site :noproblem:
    Not probs, I'm glad to help if I can, & look forward to getting some in return, great site :noproblem:
    Not probs, I'm glad to help if I can, & look forward to getting some in return, great site :noproblem:
    Not probs, I'm glad to help if I can, & look forward to getting some in return, great site :noproblem:
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  19. Mark
    Showcase

    How To Make Compost Bays From Recycled Pallets

    Cheers Steve - saved me some cash building it with pallets might not be overly pretty but it does work! :)
    Cheers Steve - saved me some cash building it with pallets might not be overly pretty but it does work! :)
    Cheers Steve - saved me some cash building it with pallets might not be overly pretty but it does work! :)
    Cheers Steve - saved me some cash building it with pallets might not be overly pretty but it does work! :)
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  20. Mark
    Showcase

    Rooster Soup With Kidney Beans, Spinach, & Rice - Recipe

    Some people can be a little queasy about eating home grown poultry but most I've cooked for love it. I can't say the same for myself however because I still have a small attachment to the bird...
    Some people can be a little queasy about eating home grown poultry but most I've cooked for love it. I can't say the same for myself however because I still have a small attachment to the bird due to me being the one who slaughtered it... Weird I know :D Nevertheless, I don't have any trouble...
    Some people can be a little queasy about eating home grown poultry but most I've cooked for love it. I can't say the same for myself however because I still have a small attachment to the bird due to me being the one who slaughtered it... Weird...
    Some people can be a little queasy about eating home grown poultry but most I've cooked for love it. I can't say the same for myself however because I still have a small attachment to the bird...

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  21. Mark
    Showcase

    West Indian Cucumbers Pickled

    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: West Indian Cucumbers Pickled Read more about this showcase item here...
    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: West Indian Cucumbers Pickled Read more about this showcase item here...
    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: West Indian Cucumbers Pickled Read more about this showcase item here...
    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: West Indian Cucumbers Pickled Read more about this showcase item here...
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  22. Mark
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    Quick Pickled Cucumbers

    Certainly are! Practically all cucumbers are fine. You do have your specialist pickling varieties but most need to be picked small otherwise they become terribly bitter. All of the large...
    Certainly are! Practically all cucumbers are fine. You do have your specialist pickling varieties but most need to be picked small otherwise they become terribly bitter. All of the large varieties can be pickled even if they are picked large just quarter them length-ways and they'll still make...
    Certainly are! Practically all cucumbers are fine. You do have your specialist pickling varieties but most need to be picked small otherwise they become terribly bitter. All of the large varieties can be pickled even if they are picked large...
    Certainly are! Practically all cucumbers are fine. You do have your specialist pickling varieties but most need to be picked small otherwise they become terribly bitter. All of the large...
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  23. jerrysherry

    fancy ideas for decorating small backyard

    I think the hummingbirds took it back to the States.
    I think the hummingbirds took it back to the States.
    I think the hummingbirds took it back to the States.
    I think the hummingbirds took it back to the States.
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  24. Graham

    Clearing fence line on farm

    fenceline? phht, looks like a bike track to me :cheers:
    fenceline? phht, looks like a bike track to me :cheers:
    fenceline? phht, looks like a bike track to me :cheers:
    fenceline? phht, looks like a bike track to me :cheers:

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  25. stevo
    Showcase

    Toilet Conversion - Mains Or Tank Water

    That's a nice find - had a drill like that just recently (but mine was a battery) still wrapped I didn't have to buy a new one though ;)
    That's a nice find - had a drill like that just recently (but mine was a battery) still wrapped I didn't have to buy a new one though ;)
    That's a nice find - had a drill like that just recently (but mine was a battery) still wrapped I didn't have to buy a new one though ;)
    That's a nice find - had a drill like that just recently (but mine was a battery) still wrapped I didn't have to buy a new one though ;)
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