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by Brod
Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Wanted: Sheep
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Wanted: Sheep

Welcome to the DEFRA paper trail :pale: Not being funny here but to comply with the current law (as I understand it) First to keep sheep on your land you'll need to register it as an agricultural holding and be given a Holding Number Then apply for a Flock Number (That individualy identifies your fl...
by Brod
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Get a good green?
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Re: Get a good green?

My friend has done it before using a weld dye first, overdyed using woad. Depending on the strength of the dyes will give anything between a bright yellow-green up to a snooker table beize green.
by Brod
Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: River Cottage - Hemp
Replies: 27
Views: 5859

Re: River Cottage - Hemp

Back in the days when ships used vast amounts of hemp rope for their sails it used to be grown in the "Glebe Field". Profits from the sale of the fibre provided a supplementary income for the clergy. Can't see many vicars these days subsidising their work by selling dope......... Love and Peace Jim...
by Brod
Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Too late for sloes...
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

Re: Too late for sloes...

Naff all sloes around my part of the world (Gloucestershire) they all withered and dropped off back in august. Luckily I was working near Salisbury last month (Winton area) and found plenty (picked 6lb odd in 10 minutes or so. They should still be on the bushes unless somebodies picked them even now.
by Brod
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Preserving sweetcorn
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Preserving sweetcorn

I seem to have overdone the sweetcorn this year and would rather save it to eat all the year round rather than pigging out on it now.
Anybody got any ideas (and tips) on how to store it?
(ps I hate relish so no recipes please :iconbiggrin: )
by Brod
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Anyone had a frost yet?
Replies: 30
Views: 2497

Re: Anyone had a frost yet?

Working down in a valley this morning (Ascott under Wychwood, Oxon), good frost on the ground, grass all white, but the ground underneath hadn't frozen. Van outside temp gauge showed a rise from 0c up to 2c as I climbed out of the valley. The old ones tales about cold air rolling down the hills are ...
by Brod
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Household carbon must be reduced to allow more flights??????
Replies: 18
Views: 3383

Re: Household carbon must be reduced to allow more flights??????

Going back on topic. This is the logic of the madhouse, its like saying we should own more pocessions so that burglars have more to steal! The sooner the government bites the bullet and introduces fuel duty on aviation fuel the better. a) More tax income so they don't have to play the cuts game. b) ...
by Brod
Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar Powered Flood Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Re: Solar Powered Flood Lights

When they said floodlights I assumed they meant something like security lights. http://74.125.77.132/search?q=cache:xvWTR5VZTooJ:www.thesolarcentre.co.uk/pages/Solar_Security_Lights.html+solar+security+lights+uk&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk Dont think the garden lights you get at the big DIY store would...
by Brod
Thu May 14, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Bees
Replies: 24
Views: 4858

Re: Bees

Again can't comment on the world situation but from my own experience Out of 2 of my local beekeepers one lost 3 out of 14 hives last winter and the other lost 10 out of 10 (both beekeepers of decades standing). Friends hive in wales was going well when we opened it up, the supers already felt quite...
by Brod
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: victorian farm
Replies: 62
Views: 10828

Re: victorian farm

Victorian Farm is being repeated starting Wednesday April 15th at 8.00 pm on BBC4
by Brod
Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: A Farm for the Future
Replies: 38
Views: 4886

Re: A Farm for the Future

The program is being repeated April 4th BBC2 at 5.20 pm, set your videos.
by Brod
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: pedal powered electrics
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: pedal powered electrics

The motors out of treadmills seem to be flavour of the month with the wind generator crowd. (run them backwards as dynamos)
by Brod
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Bio-Petrol?
Replies: 25
Views: 5342

Re: Bio-Petrol?

Bio-diesel seems to be well-established now - plenty of websites telling you how to convert your dirty chip-pan oil. But what about my petrol-engined flymo? What bio-fuel will work? Alcohol? Could I theoretically ferment plant matter and distill it to make pure enough alcohol that would work in a p...
by Brod
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: In an emergency......
Replies: 35
Views: 5077

Re: In an emergency......

Bit of a late contribution but here goes. Heat: We burn 99% wood, only used a single bag of coal this year (for banking up the fire late at night during the cold snaps. We've normally got about 2 years worth of wood in store at any one time (got to allow it to season you know !) Cooking: Mains gas c...
by Brod
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: victorian farm
Replies: 62
Views: 10828

Re: victorian farm

I'm enjoying it. But where did they live/eat/cook once the series began and before they got the cottage ready? An article in the "Radio Times" published at the start of the series mentioned that they lived in a self contained flat in the manor house refurbished using victorian furniture and fitting...