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by Northern Boy
Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 151676

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

What do y'all think about this? I thought I'd finally found some Wood Hedgehogs ( Hydnum repandum ) but when I turned them over they looked more like Terracotta's ( Hydnum rufuscens ). I thought they were Woods because of the colour, but everything else (stem thickness, gills not going down stem) sa...
by Northern Boy
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Help with geothermal underfloor heating
Replies: 4
Views: 2115

Re: Help with geothermal underfloor heating

Not what I wanted to hear but it is what I expected! I think the pipework is vertical.

I guess we just need to get out. Anyone want to sell a smallholding in South Wales!?
by Northern Boy
Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Dryads Saddle?
Replies: 4
Views: 2788

Re: Dryads Saddle?

Well I ate 'em. The little was was good the big one was..... chewy!
by Northern Boy
Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Help with geothermal underfloor heating
Replies: 4
Views: 2115

Help with geothermal underfloor heating

I'm not sure this is the best place to ask about this but I don't really know where else to go. We live in a rented barn conversion. The landlords had the "foresight" to put in geothermal underfloor heating....... but it's crap. It is incredibly expensive and doesn't work (January we spent 300 quid ...
by Northern Boy
Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Dryads Saddle?
Replies: 4
Views: 2788

Dryads Saddle?

(I'm surprised this section has been inactive since November 2009! Has no-one found any mushrooms this year or is everyone supremely confident in their i.d. skills?) I found these today. I am pretty sure they are dryads saddle but my wife is skeptical. Win this one for me ish'ers; are these dryads s...
by Northern Boy
Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Most "money-saving" vegetable
Replies: 68
Views: 14679

Most "money-saving" vegetable

Greetings ish'ers I have been pondering this question thought it likely some of you will also have considered it. Which vegetable, in your opinion, offers the biggest saving when grown at home vs purchased in the shops. Lets assume you're both growing and buying organically. My current best guess is...
by Northern Boy
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens; ex-batt or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 3504

Re: Chickens; ex-batt or not?

Well, let me clarify. We are not planning on getting chickens just to eat. We want eggs and I am very attached to the idea of providing a home for rescused battery chickens. But it bothers me that, in a free market, the farmer is going to sell to the highest bidder. If people like me offer a higher ...
by Northern Boy
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Dydd da from Carmarthenshire
Replies: 13
Views: 1976

Re: Dydd da from Carmarthenshire

Thanks for all the welcomes folks! Any of you locals able to point me in the very general direction of a location that may at some point contain Boletus edulis and/or Cantharellus cibarius ..........? :help: (I know, it's cheeky, but I burned holes in my feet looking this weekend. Not even a sniff.....
by Northern Boy
Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: OK, here's one........
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: OK, here's one........

Thanks (again!).

Very much looking forward to the arrival of Rogers. There's so much woodland round here that have to contain boletus and cantharellus in there somewhere!

Seems like it's still a little early tho.
by Northern Boy
Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: OK, here's one........
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: OK, here's one........

Great, thanks! Shame it's not edible. OK, here's one more. These were everywhere . I apologise in advance if they're common and/or uninteresting, but I have no means of identifying them as our copy of Rogers is still in the post! http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/NB32/P9060692.jpg http://i43.ph...
by Northern Boy
Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: OK, here's one........
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

OK, here's one........

Found this growing on (I think) dead Silver Birch. Looks like a bracket but flesh is soft. Dense tho', very meaty. Older looking specimens looked darker and more dilapidated. This one looks so....... tasty Top. Is pale brown. http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/NB32/P9060696.jpg Bottom. Creamy wh...
by Northern Boy
Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens; ex-batt or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 3504

Chickens; ex-batt or not?

Hi. I'm in the process of preparing a chicken coop and am looking around for a place to get chickens. They will be both for egg-laying and, eventually, chicken pie. I originally thought of getting ex-batts, but the more I think about it, the less I like it. I strongly dislike battery-farming and fee...
by Northern Boy
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Really Wild Festival
Replies: 0
Views: 1331

Really Wild Festival

Anyone else going this weekend?

http://www.reallywildfestival.co.uk/
by Northern Boy
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Hunting Razor Clams
Replies: 3
Views: 10237

Re: Hunting Razor Clams

Unfortunately we were a little lax with the purging and so there was still a lot of sand inside. We pretty much ate anything that wasn't loaded with sand. The foot formed the majority of it. What we didn't eat I used for fishing bait the next day. As far as I know, there is no real season for razor ...