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by mamos
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Trapping Crayfish in the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 5047

Re: Trapping Crayfish in the UK

Thanks GA
I have never heard of Signals in our area of Cornwall but that does not mean they are not there.

I will do some digging. It might even be a good idea to do as the chap did in the article and go fishing with some bacon.

Paul
by mamos
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What has happened to this website?
Replies: 39
Views: 5908

Re: What has happened to this website?

Nice to see you back Ben

paul
by mamos
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Trapping Crayfish in the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 5047

Re: Trapping Crayfish in the UK

I would love to find out if there are these critters down here in Cornwall. I would be quite happy to do my bit to reduce the population.

Is there a list of waterways that do have them

paul
by mamos
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slow Geodesic Dome build
Replies: 65
Views: 11380

Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Green Aura wrote:Don't forget he has all the YouTube tutorials as well.
Yes, good call. I did watch those over and over again.

Paul
by mamos
Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Support renewable energy projects!
Replies: 10
Views: 3845

Re: Support renewable energy projects!

Are any of those schemes 'Off Grid' or are they all 'Grid Tied'?

I am not a massive fan of grid tied systems. I agree it is better than non renewable energy generation but I would prefer to see more de-centralised, off grid systems that build local resiliency.

Paul
by mamos
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...find books about discussions on self-sufficiency and how to build self-sufficient communities
Replies: 4
Views: 2629

Re: ...find books about discussions on self-sufficiency and how to build self-sufficient communities

How to live off grid by Nick Rosen is not a bad book but the title is a bit misleading. Nick travels around the country visiting people who are living the off grid life from millionaires to people with virtually nothing. Quite interesting but not actual information on the nuts and bolts of off grid...
by mamos
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slow Geodesic Dome build
Replies: 65
Views: 11380

Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Yes I printed them off on A4 so I could make notes and sketches etc. I think it ended up costing about £400 in the end but I do have a lot of the plastic left over as I ordered more than I needed. The plans are not a how to on building the dome so you have to do a lot of thinking and beard rubbing b...
by mamos
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Helping our libraries - easily.
Replies: 14
Views: 4220

Re: Helping our libraries - easily.

What a fantastic idea. My neighbour buys the New Scientist and passes them on to me to read but because I live in a tiny space I don't know where to keep them all. This would be a great solution.

I will talk to the library next time I am in there.

Paul
by mamos
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What has happened to this website?
Replies: 39
Views: 5908

Re: What has happened to this website?

Welcome to the forum

Questions are what we are all about

paul
by mamos
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Cob 'barn'?
Replies: 6
Views: 9827

Re: Cob 'barn'?

Cob is a fantastic material and I love the look and feel of cob but it is just too labour intensive for me. I would probably go for straw bail and if you have enough land to go down the field to farm route you could allow a local farmer to use one of your fields for growing wheat in return for the b...
by mamos
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you sowing ATM (Autumn)
Replies: 16
Views: 3464

Re: What are you sowing ATM (Autumn)

I normally sow onions in mid August for overwintering but life took over this year and I have only just got them in now. It is pretty mild down here in Cornwall with few frosts plus now we have the dome I have a lot more under cover area for them. Last year I sowed them in modules 3 or 4 to a cell a...
by mamos
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you sowing ATM (Autumn)
Replies: 16
Views: 3464

What are you sowing ATM (Autumn)

Hi All Just wondering what other people are sowing now for winter produce or over wintering for an early crop next year. I have just sown about 700 onions. Mostly Sturon but a few Paris earlies, Australian yellowleaf lettuce, Red Ursa Russian kale and some Wizard field beans. I am a bit later than u...
by mamos
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Photo from my bedroom window
Replies: 11
Views: 2422

Photo from my bedroom window

I'm not sure I can call it a bedroom window as we only really have one room but this is from the window at the head of my bed

Image

paul
by mamos
Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: THE FUTURE OF ISH
Replies: 29
Views: 22477

Re: THE FUTURE OF ISH

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Paul
by mamos
Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: THE FUTURE OF ISH
Replies: 29
Views: 22477

Re: THE FUTURE OF ISH

Sorry, missed this.

Yes of course. I would be honoured

Send them over. i will PM you an email address.

Use and abuse me

paul