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by grahoom
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Grand Designs
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Re: Grand Designs

by grahoom
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I think we are getting there...
Replies: 15
Views: 1574

Re: I think we are getting there...

But all in all I think we might be getting somewhere with this crazy project! “Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.” - Robert Anton Wilson. It sounds like a great project! And I can imagine it's a real struggle at times... but it's those moments of realisation and wonder that make ...
by grahoom
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Household carbon must be reduced to allow more flights??????
Replies: 18
Views: 3283

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

It's all become about the Carbon Economy these days. It's bonkers! most of the policies that seem to be happening regard the ability for government and multinationals to trade "carbon credits" rather than actually do anything that would be effective.

:banghead:
by grahoom
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycle to work
Replies: 32
Views: 9183

Re: Cycle to work

I cycle 7 miles each way to work - it's not bad at all, I've been doing this for about a year and a half now, my work mates think I am bonkers (especially when it is raining / or winter) - but once you get into it it's totally fine. I would consider cycling further - I'd reckon up to 15 miles would ...
by grahoom
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Killer of weeds
Replies: 14
Views: 2342

Re: Killer of weeds

Green Aura wrote: Regular hoeing will deny it nutrients and eventually it'll die.
yar that's the plan.

a couple on our allotment rotorvated their plot .... bad idea with the horsetail!
by grahoom
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Killer of weeds
Replies: 14
Views: 2342

Re: Killer of weeds

"non-toxic to the environment, but unpleasant for dandelions" Dandelions are a "weed" that has some good uses !! the leaves for green salads, the root for making drinks (two name a few) most weeds are just things in the wrong place at the wrong time :iconbiggrin: But seriously the only advice I can...
by grahoom
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: woodburner
Replies: 6
Views: 1983

Re: woodburner

I normally use mine to boil water, I have a small pan that fits nicely on to the top of the stove (my flue comes directly out of the top of my stove so means I have limited surface area)

But I can get it too boil the water very easily, as the stove can kick out some serious heat.
by grahoom
Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Free print to PDF software
Replies: 9
Views: 6212

I have a mac, and the option to save to pdf (instead of printing) is already there.

so no need for additional software.
by grahoom
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: pidgeons
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: pidgeon

can anyone tell me how long game birds have to 'hang' for. As you can see I am a novice at this sort of thing....... this is totally a matter of taste. Personally I don't like my game hung for too long as I don't like a too "gamey" taste. I think the longest for me (for a pheasant) is about a week....
by grahoom
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Selfsufficientish LIVE May 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2800

ah this looks like a good day out, I live in oxford so not too far to get to swindon!

excellent.
by grahoom
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: first nettle test...
Replies: 20
Views: 3919

nettle pesto - lovely stuff.
by grahoom
Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wood Sorrel
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

lovely taste - but don't eat too much - as it's a diuretic.
by grahoom
Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Fishing for Crayfish
Replies: 34
Views: 19259

hello, I plan on doing this, I've recently moved to living on the water, and there are loads of Signal Crayfish near where I moor. seeing as I will regularly be at my mooring, then I plan to catch them on a regular basis. interesting reading the report about increasing the population if the larger c...
by grahoom
Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Anyone recommend a push lawnmower
Replies: 42
Views: 8529

ah excellent, like the original poster I am on the look out for a push mower!
by grahoom
Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Hawthorn leaves
Replies: 16
Views: 3348

Yeah, they're OK. When I was a nipper, we used to call them bread and cheese. No idea why. another name for the Hawthorn is the "Bread and Cheese Tree". This refers to the young leaves and leaf buds which country folk would eat straight from the tree. They have a sweet nutty flavour and can be adde...