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THE WAY OF THE PALLET
Sun 6-Jun-10
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MOS
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i allways need a cupa just ask the wife she has become great friends with the kettle, bless herDevil

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

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a cuppa works wonders ....

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"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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JoannaS said:  

I had a whole roomful of stuff for craft projects that had to be got rid of when we moved Thumbs_Down


 Oh Joanna, my room is like that now - how on earth do you decide which things to keep from those you won't want any more?

That must have been heartbreaking. Big_Hug

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Sun 6-Jun-10
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just found a bostin little pallet just rite for my new turkey hutch and a couple of sheets of mdf for the ends OH how i love skip rumaging CoolDevil

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Mos, I just had a picture of you come into my mind - a pair of legs waggling out of the top of a skip...Whistle

I'll try that again!

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MOS said:

just found a bostin little pallet just rite for my new turkey hutch and a couple of sheets of mdf for the ends OH how i love skip rumaging CoolDevil


 

Try not to wake me up when you do. i love skip rumaging too.

Mon 7-Jun-10
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we had a bloke live in a covered skip for three weeks at the old shop we gave him a key and a mornin cuppa and he kept the yard clean then his misses let him go home, shame

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Mon 7-Jun-10
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just fetched another load of free slabsCool, oh i love EBAYHeart its amasing what people will give away Cheers MOS,

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Tue 8-Jun-10
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brightspark said:

JoannaS said:  

I had a whole roomful of stuff for craft projects that had to be got rid of when we moved Thumbs_Down


Oh Joanna, my room is like that now - how on earth do you decide which things to keep from those you won't want any more?
 

That must have been heartbreaking. Big_Hug


 

It was heartbreaking  Cry but some stuff was fairly easy as I could give it away to those who work with children and I knew I would get something similar again like fancy papers (I did keep some though). Fabric was an absolute no way as I use that a lot and it doesn't matter about the colour as I sometimes paint or dye them for my embroideries but I did make them easier to pack by cutting up clothes that I had kept for the fabric. I got the stuff I kept down to one wardrobe full from a room full but some of that was the way it was packed Whistle. I tended to keep all the tools to make things too like the frames I made for making paper and the bamboo mats for making felt.

Sun 14-Aug-11
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The bases of my log piles (that's not a medical condition by the way smile) are all pallets - they are ideal as they let the air flow under to stop damp and help dry the logs, and don't conduct the wet up like using logs on the ground seemed to do.

 

Meus terra erro est frigus

Mon 15-Aug-11
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A very good suggestion there, especially if you have access to them. We use logs laid lengthways but then we have our own forest - well all 7 or 8 acres of it. Still working our way along to clear it out so trees can grow better.

Tue 30-Aug-11
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I've just joined the site and have been enthralled with all the information - so much to take in!

We've just moved to a very rural property and, being ex-townies, are learning the ways of the countryside.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to construct a compost area using pallets?  Do you just screw the sides together or does it need a base?

We've already used a supply (copying you Glen in Northumberland) as the base of our new log store - happily sitting in the garden with a tarpaulin over it and looking like a gianormous caterpillar!

Starting another post too in a mo - how on earth do you light a wood burning stove...and keep it going!  Any tips welcome

Tue 30-Aug-11
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Hi there Sue, welcome.

I'm not sure if pallets make a good compost bin as they probably let in too much air and don't allow the compost to retain heat, unless you lined the pallets with something before you started to fill it.

Tue 30-Aug-11
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Ah, that's interesting.   Along with country living, we've just taken over a very overgrown allotment and spent 5 hours yesterday morning just clearing weeds

I don't want to have a bonfire as we are too close to crops so was thinking a compost heap would start us off

Any alternative ideas - should we buy one of the big bins?

Tue 30-Aug-11
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Do you have any old carpet or anything that you could line the pallets with?

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