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by Jorieke123
Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Most "money-saving" vegetable
Replies: 68
Views: 14147

Re: Most "money-saving" vegetable

I'd have to say... mixed lettuce. I try to grow them all year round, in all different types/flavours/colors. We eat a lot of BIG salads (with goat cheese, nuts, bacon, whatever), and a nice bag of mixed greens will cost allmost 2 euros in our supermarket. For about 100 or 150 grams.
by Jorieke123
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Goats
Replies: 15
Views: 3776

Re: Goats

Ok thank you, do you know the age of your meat? (of the goats, that is ;) ) It seems castrating is far to expensive, my vet will only castrate them with an whole operation. I have searched the internet for a 'normal' age to slaugther the male goats, and I think we will keep them on the farm for 5 to...
by Jorieke123
Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Goats
Replies: 15
Views: 3776

Re: Goats

Yesterday, 2 baby male goats were born :D My question: We do not want to slaughter the boys too young. We want them to have as many hapy month at our farm as possible, but offcourse we also want some nice meat. What do you guys advise? And I think it is the best thing to castrate them? For the flavo...
by Jorieke123
Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Home-grown pig food
Replies: 10
Views: 2179

Re: Home-grown pig food

We feed the pigs the corn plants (and some corn), finely chopped and kept in plastic under a layer of sand. I am sorry, I do not know the English term.. Ensiled?
And we are going to grow a lot of wheat, beets, cabage, etc.
by Jorieke123
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Mung beans
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Mung beans

Hehehe Yes, that's the shop!
by Jorieke123
Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Mung beans
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Mung beans

Ok! We have to drive too long to go to Amsterdam for a few items :) But last year we took a city trip and bought big bags of mung beans in a Chinese supermarket. It was on the Zeedijk, but not yet on the Nieuwmarkt... And there were windows ;)
So next time we will walk furter!
by Jorieke123
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Mung beans
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Mung beans

Yes, we sprout the mung beans a lot, so this year I want to sow them in the ground and collect the seeds.
I will try, the alfalfa and cress plants are no problem to grow. So we should have some seeds this winter ;)
by Jorieke123
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Mung beans
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Mung beans

Isn't everybody? :)
by Jorieke123
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Mung beans
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Mung beans

I will be the first then... :D
by Jorieke123
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Mung beans
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Mung beans

In the winter-time, we grow a LOT of vitamines in the windowsill. Like cress, alfalfa, fenegreek, sunflower shoots, and mung beans. But buying all those seeds, cost a lot of money. So I am going to sow the seeds in the garden, and harvest even more seeds! Last year I allready harvested soms cress se...
by Jorieke123
Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from the Netherlands
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

Re: Hi from the Netherlands

We are going to sow a lot of different types of wheats (I do not know the English terms..) to see wich are best to grow/eat ourselves/feed our animals. To see wich types of crops are easy to harvest, easy to store, etc. We have our own (little) tractor and sowing 'machine' (it is not motorised). So ...
by Jorieke123
Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from the Netherlands
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

Re: Hi from the Netherlands

@Berti: Thank you for your reaction :) I did not say there is NOTHING written, it is just not enough for me ;) I want more info, and there is just more info in English. You have to aggree :) And 'consuminderen' is not really the main thing for us, because we consume allready as less as possible. May...
by Jorieke123
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: what livestock do you keep?
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Re: what livestock do you keep?

We have:
- 3 goats (2 female, 1 male 'Uri')
- 2 and a half sheep (1 male 'Sock', 1 female 'Trui' (=sweater), and 1 boy-lam)
- a lot of chickens. Only a few have names. Such as Ozzy, Sharon, Ernie, Roosty.
- 4 Geeze (2 female, 2 male)
- 3 pigs (2 female, 1 male, all KuneKune)
by Jorieke123
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from the Netherlands
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

Re: Hi from the Netherlands

I live in the Achterhoek :) Near Doetinchem. I have put it in my profile.
by Jorieke123
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from the Netherlands
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

Hi from the Netherlands

Hi! I am glad I found this forum :) We (my boyfriend Joep and me) are getting more and more selfsufficient, but we did not have a lot of information about everything we want to know/do. Selfsufficiency is allmost not written about in Dutch. So after viewing the episodes of The Good Life (I would hav...