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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Lee-Mika
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Mark
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    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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  13. Mark
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    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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  14. Mark
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    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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. stevo
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    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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  20. Mark

    New fishing trawling net design New Zealand sustainability invention

    Yeah, I'm hoping people will start to demand their fish be caught via safe methods and then this could become a good sales pitch for retailers selling fish caught this way initially. Overtime,...
    Yeah, I'm hoping people will start to demand their fish be caught via safe methods and then this could become a good sales pitch for retailers selling fish caught this way initially. Overtime, market demand may make it the norm in western countries at least.
    Yeah, I'm hoping people will start to demand their fish be caught via safe methods and then this could become a good sales pitch for retailers selling fish caught this way initially. Overtime, market demand may make it the norm in western...
    Yeah, I'm hoping people will start to demand their fish be caught via safe methods and then this could become a good sales pitch for retailers selling fish caught this way initially. Overtime,...

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  21. Val.Stewart
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    Dragon Fruit

    Hi MYX, firstly welcome to SSC :) It sounds like you are doing all the right things with respect to growing dragon fruit to make them grow like crazy but not flower. And you've even given it some...
    Hi MYX, firstly welcome to SSC :) It sounds like you are doing all the right things with respect to growing dragon fruit to make them grow like crazy but not flower. And you've even given it some "tough love" by leaving the plant "high and dry" and still no luck hey? That's unusual, because my...
    Hi MYX, firstly welcome to SSC :) It sounds like you are doing all the right things with respect to growing dragon fruit to make them grow like crazy but not flower. And you've even given it some "tough love" by leaving the plant "high and dry"...
    Hi MYX, firstly welcome to SSC :) It sounds like you are doing all the right things with respect to growing dragon fruit to make them grow like crazy but not flower. And you've even given it some...
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  22. Mark
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    Matthew Evens - The Dirty Chef

    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Matthew Evens - The Dirty Chef Read more about this showcase item here...
    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Matthew Evens - The Dirty Chef Read more about this showcase item here...
    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Matthew Evens - The Dirty Chef Read more about this showcase item here...
    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Matthew Evens - The Dirty Chef Read more about this showcase item here...
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  23. Mark
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    Raised Quail Cage Hutch Made From Kids Swing Set With Auto Drinker

    I haven't even started yet mate and I wouldn't have any for about 6 weeks I reckon - offers open and up to you no probs - I never have too many.
    I haven't even started yet mate and I wouldn't have any for about 6 weeks I reckon - offers open and up to you no probs - I never have too many.
    I haven't even started yet mate and I wouldn't have any for about 6 weeks I reckon - offers open and up to you no probs - I never have too many.
    I haven't even started yet mate and I wouldn't have any for about 6 weeks I reckon - offers open and up to you no probs - I never have too many.
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  24. Mark

    Can you help me finalise the definition for "Self Sufficient Culture?"

    Wise words and good examples of how life can be so much more fulfilling when we work together as neighbours and be more inclusive. It not only gets things done at low cost but it also harnesses...
    Wise words and good examples of how life can be so much more fulfilling when we work together as neighbours and be more inclusive. It not only gets things done at low cost but it also harnesses the best of humanity like sharing and caring for others whilst making the best use of the resources...
    Wise words and good examples of how life can be so much more fulfilling when we work together as neighbours and be more inclusive. It not only gets things done at low cost but it also harnesses the best of humanity like sharing and caring for...
    Wise words and good examples of how life can be so much more fulfilling when we work together as neighbours and be more inclusive. It not only gets things done at low cost but it also harnesses...
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  25. Mark
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    Brooder Made From Old Dishwasher

    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Brooder Made From Old Dishwasher Read more about this showcase item here...
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    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Brooder Made From Old Dishwasher Read more about this showcase item here...
    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Brooder Made From Old Dishwasher Read more about this showcase item here...
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