Is gib board ecologicaly friendly?

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13 years 6 months ago #15918 by Ghilly
I have a whole feed sack full of plaster from the wall I pulled down. It weighs a small ton and I was going to put a little in a rubbish bag each week to get rid of it. I then thought maybe I could toss it about on the driveway where there are hollows. There is one particular area where the vehicles are turned around and the tyres have worn a hollow over winter when it turned to mud.

Is it ok to put this stuff in the hollow? I've been sticking all sorts of stuff there, like lawn clippings and straw from the back of the ute when the girls went to a show etc. If I can build it up a bit over summer, with any luck it will harden a bit and the more I stick there, the less of a hollow there will be. The new ute goes straight into the carport and with the extra space, the car is easier to turn around as well so the hollowed bit won't be getting as much wear and tear on it.

It seems silly to fill up rubbish bags with the stuff when I could throw it about a bit. I don't care about the paper bits still stuck to it, that will get wet and rot down anyway but I don't want to screw things up ecologically.
Oh and I was very careful and removed all nails when I deconstructed the wall so there won't be any floating about in the debris.

I know sending it off in rubbish bags wouldn't be ecological either but what else can you do with rubish you can't recycle.?

Oh and I hope those that need the rain are getting what we're getting right now. I'm going to have fun feeding and milking the goats tonight!

Very very low thick cloud and it's teeming.

Yakut

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13 years 6 months ago #240811 by wedtoiain
According to my computer its 10.54pm. Surely you're not going to feed and milk them at this hour?

70 acres with 1 husband, 1 mother-in-law, cattle, horses, dogs, cats, chooks, wild ducks, pigs.[:D][:D]

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13 years 6 months ago #240821 by Pumpkingirl
Gib board is just gypsum. You could put some in your compost, in your chook run, on your paddocks, or on your driveway.

The cardboard outside is literally just cardboard, so you could put that in your compost too.

Or, you have one of the few places in NZ where gib board is recycled just down the road from you at Tuakau, so you could always take it there, if you can't be bothered re-using it anywhere else.

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13 years 6 months ago #240828 by Ghilly
Yup, wedtoiain, just about to head out now. In fact, it's earlier than I usually get out there. They only get milked once a day and there are only two of them, they all know the routine. The others get fed a minimal amount to keep them busy while I'm milking or I'd get an earful about how Koru and Athena are getting food but not them. Last night I got the bestest cuddles from Athena, Hanukkah and Koru, a group hug with no pushing, bossing, bitching or biting. Awwwww

I'll toss the stuff on the driveway then. YAY! Another bag of rubbish dealt with. They could really do with emptying the recycling bins here in Pokeno, they are full to bursting.

Yakut

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13 years 6 months ago #240831 by wedtoiain
Wow Yakut. I'm impressed. Seriously. Milking at this hour of the night. But worth it for all the cuddlies. We had goats at our previous property but not for milking etc just for keeping the weeds down. We loved our 'babies' but don't have any where we are now. Sounds strange but we miss them and don't miss them at the same time. They preferred the grass to the weeds but speind time with all our babies was wonderful. Got new babies now - our ram has decided he loves scratches and so do our piggies.

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13 years 6 months ago #240845 by spoook
Wedtoiain, ask Yakut when the day starts [}:)] when the goats get milked could be like lunch time [:I]

There are no bad questions only those that are not asked.
"You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed"

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13 years 6 months ago #240847 by organicltd
Gib Board is calcium sulphate (Gypsum) and DAP. (Yes the fertiliser.) It's the chemical reaction between the phosphate and the calcium that sets it hard. Use it sparingly in your compost heap add it gradually.

Wine does not make you FAT it makes you LEAN...
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13 years 6 months ago #241196 by devan
Ohhhhhh is yakut like me and NOT a morning person :D on weekends i get up at 10-11am but work until 11-12 pm so i figure thats ok really [;)]

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing,and then they marry him.

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13 years 6 months ago #241199 by Ghilly
Here, here Devan!
I actually hate waking up too late but I've tried and tried to adjust my body clock with no positive results at all.

Going out to milk, feed and spend a little while with my goats late at night is really nice. They've stopped grazing for the night and are quite keen on contact. The other night I had three of them being very gentle and all wanting a cuddle at the same time. Group hug!!!!

It's usually quiet and when the stars are out and the night is warmish, it can be really pleasant... as long as I spray insect repellent on me. Otherwise I just end up as a mozzie buffet and covered in infuriating itchy bumps.

When it's nice and quiet, all I can hear is the serious but contented chewing. "Crunch crunch crunch"

Yakut

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13 years 6 months ago #241200 by devan
Yep i seem to come alive around 7pm and get a hell of alot of stuff done, usually run out of steam about 10-11pm. Luckily i'm only at work during the day when energy levels are at their lowest lol :D
City boy is the opposite....he's up at dawn and snoring on the couch at 9pm BORING!!!!!!!!!

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing,and then they marry him.

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13 years 6 months ago #242059 by Ghilly
I got out there way late the other night, actually, it was very very early in the morning and was treated to a Morepork hooting away over SH1 in a stand of trees. We don't hear them very often so it's a real treat. We've had one tui visit which was also a huge treat.

Our main 'noise' at the moment is ruddy blackbirds. It sounds like someone hitting a metal pipe with a hammer! Arrgghhhh!

Yakut

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13 years 6 months ago #242110 by Dream Weaver
Yakut, II am so like you and not a morning person. Try as I might I can not get myself to rise as early as I would like. I am trying to get myself up when I first wake up, as if I go back to sleep I wake feeling like crap. I take Thyroid tablets but some days they don't seem to kick in and give me alot of extra omph either. I have always been a tierd person even from young. The Thyroid tablets give me a little extra.
I have though, always been a night person, love the night, especially a full moon. I have always wanted to go for a walk in a full moon but hubby is the opposite to me and we haven';t been able to both be awake to do it yet Ha ha

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13 years 6 months ago #242132 by Ghilly
Right now, I could quite happily toddle off to bed. I have earache and a sore jaw to go with it. The jaw, I know about but the earache has just turned up this afternoon.
I was supposed to be on ibuprofen for 5 days to see if it would help my jaw, and then I was supposed to go back to the Dr but a return visit didn't match up with my budget. I'm going to have to go back but that will mean being sent off to a specialist and I'm not sure if I have to pay for that or not. If I do, I won't be going. It may mean another operation, if they can do it again.
Once again, it may be out of my budget. I have no idea how these things work. The last time I think it was on ACC but that was 18 years ago. They told me the operation would last 10 years so I got a bit more mileage out of it.

The operation itself was a piece of cake to recover from, it was eating mashed everything that wore me thin. I was very close to buying fish and chips and mincing them, anything for a change from minced apricot chicken and mashed potato or baby food. They stick A LOT of peas in baby food, so many, it tastes 'green'. One little jar is like a couple of spoonfulls so I went through a lot of jars and cans.

I am cooking dinner and have yet to go out and feed and milk my lot. Nigella has sat in something nasty and squishy and has a black behind as a result. I can't tell if she has had the squirts and sat in it or she's sat in someone elses mess. Charming!
She doesn't seem at all worried about her grubby bum.

Yakut

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13 years 6 months ago #242140 by Dream Weaver
Oh Yakut that doesn't sound good. Let us know how you get on. I would imagine surely ACC would pay for another op if they did the first time. Take care

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