Newbie from N Wilts.

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Newbie from N Wilts.

Post: #277132 duckdad
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:23 pm

Hi All, It's nice to find a forum where I can share ideas and chat to others with out being classed as a bit odd or eccentric.

My name is Steve and i live in Wiltshire, we have a big ish garden, enough space for 5 chickens, 2 ducks, a polytunnel, greenhouse, 2 sheds, I try to grow as much of our own stuff as possible, self sufficient in Toms, lettuce and carrots at the mo. We have a solar thermal panel for hot water and a 2.75 KW photo voltaic solar array for electric (which has surpassed all my expectations, can't recommend it enough), we have a small log burner which provides heat and hot water in winter, I get the wood for free (basically I'll do anything for wood). I collect apples annually and make my own cider, and preserve anything else i can. I like to make things for the allotment from pallets, ie shed, raised planter, raised beds, benches etc. I also tinker and try to invent energy saving devices so classed as a bit mad. So am I in the right place as selfsufficient 'ish'.

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Re: Newbie from N Wilts.

Post: #277133 diggernotdreamer
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:51 pm

Hi Steve, welcome to Ish. I think you will fit in here just fine

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Re: Newbie from N Wilts.

Post: #277137 doofaloofa
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:46 pm

Hey Steve

cool user name
ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln

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Re: Newbie from N Wilts.

Post: #277141 boboff
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:37 am

Hello, watch the above two they are "Crazy"
Millymollymandy wrote:Bloody smilies, always being used. I hate them and they should be banned.
No I won't use a smiley because I've decided to turn into Boboff, as he's turned all nice all of a sudden. Grumble grumble.

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Re: Newbie from N Wilts.

Post: #277164 bonniethomas06
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:08 pm

Hi Steve, nice to meet you, from a S Wiltshirer(Warminster)
"A pretty face is fine, but what a farmer needs is a woman who can carry a pig under each arm"

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Re: Newbie from N Wilts.

Post: #277471 Thomzo
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:13 pm

Hi Steve I'm just across the road in Swindon :wave:

Sorry, I know it's taken me such a long time to reply - I'm just a bit slow...

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Re: Newbie from N Wilts.

Post: #277484 thesunflowergal
Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:43 pm

:wave: Steve.

Welcome, we are just down the hill from Zoe in Swindon.
Stay at home Mummy to Orin 8, Trixie 6 and Temogen 4 . Also three Chickens Dottie, Poppy and Dr Mumbo. Three cats called Flossie and Pickle and Lexi.

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