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Re: Off topic

Posted: August 28, 2020, 11:17 pm
by zim
Nice. Every now and then you just need to let nature (and old ladies) know who's boss.

Re: Off topic

Posted: August 29, 2020, 5:38 am
by T_R
Another tree gone. I think I just felt it get a little hotter...

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Re: Off topic

Posted: August 29, 2020, 6:57 am
by -PJ-
gergreg wrote: August 28, 2020, 8:30 pm So I had a 20m eucalyptus tree (pic) chopped from behind my garage today because it hung over the garage. As soon as the lads fired up the chainsaw this old woman appears from out of nowhere, eyes all lit up. She walks over to me and straight up 'what are you doing with the wood' so I said 'I want to check over it for some nice pieces for some woodwork and a friend wants some firewood, but I'll leave some for you'. Without a word of response she wanders over to the foreman and starts talking to him.

So she disappears and comes back 45 minutes later with a trolley jack and a plate of scones for the blokes and then as they're having a break - not finished the job - she just starts helping herself. Again, out of nowhere her neighbour, also an old bugger comes scurrying over with a wheelbarrow 'I'll give you a hand' and she responds 'nah, just help yourself'.... So I'm getting a bit steamed up but let them grab a couple of loads but the final straw. They've actually set a winch around the tree and one of them has chainsawed the base and they're trying to drag a 5m section to the ground (pic) and she's in there picking up more logs. They're all yelling at her to get out of the way and she's ignoring them.

So I'd had enough. Wandered over, intercepting her. I said 'that's enough, no more' she just looks at me dumbfounded 'they said I could help myself '.. I said 'this is my land, that's my house' pointing to my house .. 'but it's strata land...' I cut her off, 'no this is my land and besides you're not even a part of this strata, you don't pay rates or strata fees for this land'.... 'oh but I know [name].... '
I just looked at her and she finally backed off. And stood 30 metres away watching them finish the job.

Now most here know me enough to know I am a petty, petty man. I spent the next two hours shifting probably a 2 truck loads of wood, just so they didn't get any more.

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Lady..I dont have a drama with slapping you..back up !!

Re: Off topic

Posted: August 29, 2020, 8:05 am
by bonehead
T_R wrote:Another tree gone. I think I just felt it get a little hotter...

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excavators just cleared the 100 odd acres at the end of my street, the sweet smell of bleeding earth and eucalyptus oil

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Re: Off topic

Posted: August 29, 2020, 8:30 am
by T_R
Wait till the heady aroma of decomposing koala fills the warm summer air.

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Re: Off topic

Posted: August 29, 2020, 9:27 am
by gergreg
T_R wrote:Another tree gone. I think I just felt it get a little hotter...

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Are you having flashbacks to your land clearing experience for your estate? A dozen endangered species hit the bricks in Noosa and I'm guessing the wollemi pine sauna is a thing of beauty?

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Re: Off topic

Posted: August 29, 2020, 10:02 am
by bonehead
gergreg wrote:
T_R wrote:Another tree gone. I think I just felt it get a little hotter...

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Are you having flashbacks to your land clearing experience for your estate? A dozen endangered species hit the bricks in Noosa and I'm guessing the wollemi pine sauna is a thing of beauty?

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Terrible_Raider

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Re: Off topic

Posted: August 29, 2020, 3:35 pm
by T_R
gergreg wrote:
T_R wrote:Another tree gone. I think I just felt it get a little hotter...

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Are you having flashbacks to your land clearing experience for your estate? A dozen endangered species hit the bricks in Noosa and I'm guessing the wollemi pine sauna is a thing of beauty?

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I am at one with nature.

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Re: Off topic

Posted: August 29, 2020, 3:46 pm
by -PJ-
A million tress being knocked over every year to build homes..

Re: Off topic

Posted: August 29, 2020, 3:59 pm
by gergreg
-PJ- wrote:A million tress being knocked over every year to build homes..
I've probably thrown about 1000 seeds into pots within the past 3 months.

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Re: Off topic

Posted: August 29, 2020, 6:14 pm
by bonehead
I'm planting natives everywhere

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Re: Off topic

Posted: August 29, 2020, 6:36 pm
by gergreg
bonehead wrote:I'm planting natives everywhere

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What sort?

I grab about 30 allocasaurina (sheoak) seed pods and seeing how many I can sprout.

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Re: Off topic

Posted: August 29, 2020, 10:17 pm
by zim
gergreg wrote: August 29, 2020, 9:27 am
T_R wrote:Another tree gone. I think I just felt it get a little hotter...

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Are you having flashbacks to your land clearing experience for your estate? A dozen endangered species hit the bricks in Noosa and I'm guessing the wollemi pine sauna is a thing of beauty?
We've all seen the T_R robes before with each patch from a previously endangered species.

Off topic

Posted: August 30, 2020, 6:20 am
by Fuifui Bradbrad
zim wrote:
gergreg wrote: August 29, 2020, 9:27 am
T_R wrote:Another tree gone. I think I just felt it get a little hotter...

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Are you having flashbacks to your land clearing experience for your estate? A dozen endangered species hit the bricks in Noosa and I'm guessing the wollemi pine sauna is a thing of beauty?
We've all seen the T_R robes before with each patch from a previously endangered species.
Ahh yes, T_R and his Technimammal Dreamcoat.

Some say he inspired this show tune


Re: Off topic

Posted: August 30, 2020, 7:17 am
by -PJ-
Look how I spelt trees ^^^back there.

No one pulled me up.

Where's NR ?

Re: Off topic

Posted: August 30, 2020, 2:57 pm
by bonehead
gergreg wrote:
bonehead wrote:I'm planting natives everywhere

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What sort?

I grab about 30 allocasaurina (sheoak) seed pods and seeing how many I can sprout.

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grevillea, callistamon, banksias, hakeas

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Re: Off topic

Posted: September 9, 2020, 3:29 pm
by -PJ-
Hey guys..

I've just received some bad news.

The man killed by a shark yesterday on the Gold Coast was a mate of mine. We grew up in the same street together. When I left home to join the Army I hadn't seen him for years until funnily enough..without me knowing he'd joined the Army as well and we ran into each other in Sydney. Anyway after discharging from the military and both of us going our seperate ways I hadn't heard from him in over 20yrs. He'd been living in Canberra..

So sad..

RIP Nick.

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 9, 2020, 5:48 pm
by Fuifui Bradbrad
Holy hell PJ. Sorry to hear. I hope you’re keeping well and looking after yourself

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 9, 2020, 6:23 pm
by Coastalraider
Really sorry to hear that PJ.

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 9, 2020, 6:27 pm
by -PJ-
Yeah it's been a rough day..

Thanks guys.

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 9, 2020, 8:02 pm
by zim
Sorry to hear mate. Hope you're keeping well.

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 9, 2020, 8:20 pm
by -PJ-
zim wrote: September 9, 2020, 8:02 pm Sorry to hear mate. Hope you're keeping well.
Thanks zim.

His parents still live in the same house. I must go and say hello.

Terrible stuff.

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 9, 2020, 8:22 pm
by bonehead
-PJ- wrote:
zim wrote: September 9, 2020, 8:02 pm Sorry to hear mate. Hope you're keeping well.
Thanks zim.

His parents still live in the same house. I must go and say hello.

Terrible stuff.
sorry to hear mate that sucks

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Re: Off topic

Posted: September 9, 2020, 8:26 pm
by -PJ-
Cheers boner..

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 14, 2020, 9:00 am
by Fuifui Bradbrad
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My next batch is bottled, and doing their secondary fermenting. Should be ready to drink 24th October. This is a chocolate stout, which is an original recipe from my brewing supplier.

If this comes out alright, the next batch will be the first Fui original.

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 14, 2020, 9:01 am
by Fuifui Bradbrad
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2nd photo

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 14, 2020, 10:44 am
by -PJ-
I'd happily join your quality control team Fui, make sure it's good stuff ya know !!

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 14, 2020, 12:48 pm
by Fuifui Bradbrad
When I start expanding my enterprise Peej, you'll be the first on the list!

There's a brewery in Penrith who has leased a Kennards Storage-sized unit in an industrial area. Basically decked the place out with his brewing setup, and cross promotes all the local food trucks. So on set nights, he'll bring a different truck in to supply the food and they provide the drinks. It's a brilliant idea!

I think I'll need to invest in a Kegerator soon. From all accounts kegging beers is a much quicker process, because it cuts out the 6 week secondary fermenting stage

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 14, 2020, 1:11 pm
by bonehead
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:When I start expanding my enterprise Peej, you'll be the first on the list!

There's a brewery in Penrith who has leased a Kennards Storage-sized unit in an industrial area. Basically decked the place out with his brewing setup, and cross promotes all the local food trucks. So on set nights, he'll bring a different truck in to supply the food and they provide the drinks. It's a brilliant idea!

I think I'll need to invest in a Kegerator soon. From all accounts kegging beers is a much quicker process, because it cuts out the 6 week secondary fermenting stage
my cousin ran a twin keg set-up in an old fridge, had it against a wall so the taps were mounted on the other side was a really neat set-up all hidden nicely.
Bonus of no exploding bottles

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Re: Off topic

Posted: September 14, 2020, 1:37 pm
by Fuifui Bradbrad
Yeah I've seen YouTube videos to convert fridges to Kegerators. I want to compare the costs and see how I go. Also trying to convince Mrs Fui that I need a sink in the garage. The bathroom and Garage both share the wall where the plumbing is, so it could be done.

I could just imagine selling the place in a few years, with prospective buyers wondering why on earth someone would have a sink in the garage

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 14, 2020, 1:39 pm
by bonehead
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Yeah I've seen YouTube videos to convert fridges to Kegerators. I want to compare the costs and see how I go. Also trying to convince Mrs Fui that I need a sink in the garage. The bathroom and Garage both share the wall where the plumbing is, so it could be done.

I could just imagine selling the place in a few years, with prospective buyers wondering why on earth someone would have a sink in the garage
or why the bathroom sink smells like a brewery

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Re: Off topic

Posted: September 14, 2020, 4:55 pm
by -PJ-
I did home brew back in the 90s. I had plenty ready to drink and plenty on the boil at all times.

Cleaning the bottles was getting me down so I stopped brewing.

The paling fence in my backyard was quite a sight. Both the top and bottom runner of the fence had 6 inch nails evenly spaced where I used to hang the bottles to dry.

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 14, 2020, 5:14 pm
by Fuifui Bradbrad
-PJ- wrote:I did home brew back in the 90s. I had plenty ready to drink and plenty on the boil at all times.

Cleaning the bottles was getting me down so I stopped brewing.

The paling fence in my backyard was quite a sight. Both the top and bottom runner of the fence had 6 inch nails evenly spaced where I used to hang the bottles to dry.
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Yeah cleaning used to be a punish. I bought this setup which has made it quicker.

So at the top is a set up where you fill the bowl with sanitiser, then put the bottle over that white bit and it shoots the sanitiser into the bottle.

Then you don’t waste sanitiser, because it goes back into the bowl.

Also looking forward to December, because it could double as an Xmas tree.

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 15, 2020, 5:51 am
by The Nickman
Hahaha how good is the vernacular of this forum that we’ve turned the word “punish” into a noun?

Re: Off topic

Posted: September 15, 2020, 6:48 am
by -PJ-
It's a great word..punish.

I've been using it on MIL.