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by okra
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 118131

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Grape wine which uses the natural yeast in the fruit for fermentation. Collect about 5Kg of grapes, wash and mash in a container. Leave to ferment for about 5 days and then draw off the juice. Dissolve 1Kg sugar in hot water and mix with juice in a demi-john ans add enough water to make up to the ga...
by okra
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: alternatives to fuel burning heating in the med regions
Replies: 16
Views: 7800

Re: alternatives to fuel burning heating in the med regions

What about attaching radiators to your wood burning stove?
by okra
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Planting Garlic Seed (bulbils)
Replies: 3
Views: 1429

Re: Planting Garlic Seed (bulbils)

Very interesting
by okra
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Blackouts by 2015?
Replies: 26
Views: 5607

Re: Blackouts by 2015?

I cannot understand people objecting to wind farms when pylons have been with us for many years and for me are much uglier
by okra
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Ben Goldacre's new book 'Bad Pharma'
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

Re: Ben Goldacre's new book 'Bad Pharma'

Something I have suspected for sometime, the phara industry cares more about profits than people
by okra
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Blackouts by 2015?
Replies: 26
Views: 5607

Re: Blackouts by 2015?

I suspect these stories are a softener to get us all in a mind set to accept the commissioning of nuclear power reactors which the taxpayer will have to massively support to attract private investors. Without sunsidies private companies will not build plants and the coalition's commitment not to use...
by okra
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Poly Tunnel
Replies: 8
Views: 2741

Re: Poly Tunnel

Thanks for the tips
by okra
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Exercise Equivalents of various food.
Replies: 5
Views: 2035

Re: Exercise Equivalents of various food.

Weight loss is a simple equation. Consume more calories than you burn = weight gain. Consume less calories then you burn = weight loss. The whole weight loss industry is a money making machine.
by okra
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Poly Tunnel
Replies: 8
Views: 2741

Re: Poly Tunnel

Thanks for the link Marshlander. The polytunnel built by Green Aura looks amazing but also very expensive.
by okra
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Poly Tunnel
Replies: 8
Views: 2741

Poly Tunnel

Has anybody built a poly tunnel. Looking at new prices they are very expensive. If you have built one any advice would be welcome.
by okra
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Grape harvest
Replies: 9
Views: 4489

Re: Grape harvest

You could try making grape must roll. Sucuk or soutzoukos is a traditional Cypriot sweet which has been made in villages for generations. The process is in two parts. Firstly, the making of the grape jelly. And secondly, the dipping of shelled walnuts or almonds, which have been threaded through a s...
by okra
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Please allow me to introduce myself
Replies: 14
Views: 3178

Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Welcome, the self sufficiency movement is spreading.
by okra
Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you love most about being a bit self sufficient?
Replies: 20
Views: 3948

Re: What do you love most about being a bit self sufficient?

So much, its hard to know where start so I suppose at the beginning. Going to let the chickens and geese out in the morning, and then picking a couple of Toms to go with my home smoked bacon and eggs, walking back to the house after peeing on the compost heap. After breakfast the Dogs takes me for ...
by okra
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Men and Money!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 10690

Re: Men and Money!!!

I wouldn't live with somebody who I didn't trust with money (or anything else). We both earn (him more than me) and all that money is paid into a joint account and belongs to both of us rather than the person who earned it. To me that is fair and is an essential part of a partnership. General bills...
by okra
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to earn a little extra cash
Replies: 24
Views: 20340

Re: 101 ways to earn a little extra cash

17. Sell unwanted books on Amazon