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by frozenthunderbolt
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apple trees
Replies: 13
Views: 5364

if you can then compost the manure first then dig it in underneath beofre you plant the tree. alsp, a word of warning, if you have wormed your horse recently then the broad spectrum vermifuge - (worm killer) is also fairly likely to knock off any earth wormis in that patch of ground - definitly not ...
by frozenthunderbolt
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apple Tree?
Replies: 6
Views: 2781

Pruning it back quite strongly - maybe 1/4 -1/3 - at the right time of year can also force seedlings to fruit sooner. Try find a reference to back that though - i think i saw it in one of my John Seymour books but am not certain
by frozenthunderbolt
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Mulberry trees
Replies: 26
Views: 12514

not sure bout the differnt parts of the uk, but here in nz you can get fruit within about 4 years. just to note, there are at least 3 kinds of mulberries (types not cultivars - mite me untols numbers of those) there is the white mulberry that grows Uber fast - ours ahs been in 4?5? years and is well...
by frozenthunderbolt
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Is nothing sacred???
Replies: 32
Views: 11030

am pagan, not brittish, do wantch and enjoy the simpsons, still find this in very bad taste, largely because its ADVERTISING. and i HATE advertising particularly is it is ammerican invasive to my visual/aural/personal/WHU space. Rampent comercial conmerist culture painted oh so high, nasty stuff, it...
by frozenthunderbolt
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Will they ever stop digging OIL?
Replies: 27
Views: 8683

The effect that peak oil has will depend on people's (read societiey's) responce to it (wow big surprize i hear you say!). Whether there is a slow decline in oil use and a general addaption to a low energy society by the mundanes (Such as is happening in the transition town movement in the UK), or a...
by frozenthunderbolt
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Petrol price increase
Replies: 17
Views: 5784

ditto that - i abhor driving; the polution inefficiency and the stress - yet so many jobs require you to have a drivers licence. sigh.
by frozenthunderbolt
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Nearly finshed a great big book
Replies: 37
Views: 14196

Seconded, it would be great if you could get it into the Borders Bookshop line - they're round the world as far as i know . . .
by frozenthunderbolt
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: The Selfsufficientish Bible coming to a bookshop near you
Replies: 101
Views: 33986

NZ distributer?

Looks awsome - i'll have to add it to my library alongside Seymour and the Storeys! Do you know what distributer/s it will go to in New Zealand yet?
by frozenthunderbolt
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi there from New Zealand
Replies: 8
Views: 2070

Hi there from New Zealand

Hail and well met fellow back-to-the-landers! Im a Uni student in the northisland of New Zealand in the south pacific ocean :lol: I've been brought up on a home orchard lifestyle block and love the conection to the land and the abbundenc it provides. I look to the future with a curious mixture of an...