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by grahoom
Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Hawthorn leaves
Replies: 16
Views: 2994

they are edible - I like them. best to eat the young leaves.
go good in a wild leaf salad I reckon.
by grahoom
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: waxed cotton coats
Replies: 5
Views: 750

hello, found this on a web-site Cleaning Regular cleaning not only enhances the appearance of your garment but removes dust and dirt that can cause premature wear. Regular cleaning also prevents dirt build-up from becoming irremovable stains. - REMOVE dried mud, sand and grit as soon as possible esp...
by grahoom
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Unidentified eggs (millions of them!) any ideas?
Replies: 30
Views: 4481

yup,i am really interested in knowing what these turn into! keep us informed.
by grahoom
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Unidentified eggs (millions of them!) any ideas?
Replies: 30
Views: 4481

i think they might well be snail or slug eggs. if you have loads of snails - you could always eat them....
by grahoom
Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Unidentified eggs (millions of them!) any ideas?
Replies: 30
Views: 4481

possibly, - just possibly - they could be snail eggs??? when looking online for pictures, most of the snail (or slug eggs) where white - but i did find this link http://www.applesnail.net/content/species/pomacea_canaliculata.htm any help? http://www.applesnail.net/content/photographs/pomacea_can_egg...
by grahoom
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: pidgeons
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: pidgeons

May freind has shot a couple of pidgeons and has offered them to me to cook...The problem being I am not sure how to prepare them for the oven. I know I have to take the feathers off but that is all. Not sure how to gut them. HELP. :? hello, they are pretty easy to gut - have you gutted a pheasant ...
by grahoom
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: what constitutes a wild area
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: what constitutes a wild area

i have let an eighth of my back garden go wild,i piled up branches there when i pruned the fruit trees,and just left it alone to do its own thing, the birds love it,they hop about and nest in there,hedgehogs are living in there and a toad or two,but my naighbours complain that its an eyesore and ju...
by grahoom
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: the freeconomy community
Replies: 12
Views: 2751

Hear what you say, Sao....not unlike the conditional love of a mother for the child, BUT later on doesn't the father step in, for discipline and work ethic. so are you implying that Fathers don't give unconditional love?? and that the Mother is the only Parent capable of this? No Grahoom...I posted...
by grahoom
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: the freeconomy community
Replies: 12
Views: 2751

Archie wrote:Hear what you say, Sao....not unlike the conditional love of a mother for the child, BUT later on doesn't the father step in, for discipline and work ethic.
so are you implying that Fathers don't give unconditional love?? and that the Mother is the only Parent capable of this?
by grahoom
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: the freeconomy community
Replies: 12
Views: 2751

Re: the freeconomy community

Hey everyone, Just came across this site, it is wonderful eh! Last year I set up a project called 'The Freeconomy Community' ( http://www.justfortheloveofit.org ) which i think would be right up your collective alley! It's aim is to rebuild resilient communities through the power of sharing - skill...
by grahoom
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rabbit meat
Replies: 23
Views: 5137

i'd imagine in the UK - if you have the option to catch rabbit (i.e permission from land owner etc) then it would seem like false economy to breed them, when there are so many wild ones out there that could be caught and eaten. - i could be wrong though.
by grahoom
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Pedal Power Project
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

I've been looking into pedal powered stuff for a while, but it seems that for a hell of a lot of work not much energy is produced - which I am sure isn't strictly true, so would be interested in trying to make one - just to see it working myself (personally I have limited space for such tinkerings).
by grahoom
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: should plot holders have more than 1 plot?
Replies: 36
Views: 6581

the allotment I just (last week) got my plot on had 3 plots spare, and no waiting list. They also have work parties - people who have plots on the allotment, who clear up and reclaim any plots that are needed to be sorted to be leased out to people; there are people with multiple plots - which I thi...
by grahoom
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Would you give it all up?
Replies: 17
Views: 4232

Re: Would you give it all up?

Hello Andy & Dave et al, My idea is this:- i'd like to move back to the UK next year and start a self-sufficient commune on around 10-30 acres, which should eventualy support around 4 to 8 people. Or around 4-5 permanent residents and 3-4 seasonal workers [or WWOOFers] But i can't do this alone - i...