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by demi
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: fencing in chickens
Replies: 3
Views: 893

fencing in chickens

how high a fence should i build to stop the chickens getting out? i know their wings will be cut so they cant fly, but how high can they flutter? we have a 10 foot wall round the garden which i dont suppose they can get over but we need to fence off the back of the garden for them or the dog will ch...
by demi
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wind turbines on your door step?
Replies: 82
Views: 29856

Re: Wind turbines on your door step?

say good bye to dirty coal and oil thats distroying our beautiful plannet. unfortunately coal or gas is going to continue to be necessary to make the grid work when the wind doesn't blow. This country does NOT have vast hydro-power (like Norway for instance) to balance the grid, so we are stuck wit...
by demi
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: methane anerobic digester/ septic tank
Replies: 8
Views: 4228

methane anerobic digester/ septic tank

does anyone know if its possible to connect the sewage directly from the toilet into an anerobic digester to make methane gas. we're buliding a new house and i was wondering if we could combine the septic tank with the anerobic digester. all the gray water from the sinks/bath ect would be re-cycled ...
by demi
Sat May 28, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wind turbines on your door step?
Replies: 82
Views: 29856

Re: Wind turbines on your door step?

i love the windmills! i think they look grate, much better than the electricity pilons. i feel prowed when i see them because i know they are doing good. we have some a few miles from our house, in all directions, 10 here, 10 there and theres is loads of them off the coast in the sea thats about 6 m...
by demi
Sat May 28, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: using cooking oil in a deisel engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1936

using cooking oil in a deisel engine

i have this really old car thats had its engine changed to a deisel engine from an old renault traffic 89 van. i know this is probably not legal in the uk but im in the republic of macedonia so anything goes here! anyway, we currently dont use the car because the fule is so expencive. iv heard about...
by demi
Thu May 12, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Beer and slugs
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: Beer and slugs

you can also try putting a ring of salt round the seedlings. if the slugs/snails cross it they explode. :shock:
by demi
Thu May 12, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Golden Virginia seeds.
Replies: 140
Views: 21139

Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

hi everyone, iv just joined and came accross this thread.
iv got a degree in tobacco production if anyone needs advice id be happy to help. im from macedonia, the land of tobacco, lol!
by demi
Thu May 12, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: solar pannels running a pump for a water well
Replies: 9
Views: 2360

Re: solar pannels running a pump for a water well

What he said. But have you considered a windmill / header tank combination? It might be cheaper and lower maintenance, depending on the scale of setup you need. i concidered this but we live in macedonia in a mountain vally, it is nearly allways sunny and hardly ever windy. plus the well is surroun...
by demi
Thu May 12, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: advice on goats & hens
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: advice on goats & hens

thanks for your advice. i was worried 500m2 was not big enough for 2 goats plus the hens. what kind of high protien food you do feed them? along with hay and fruit&veg.
by demi
Wed May 11, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you growing this year??
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: What are you growing this year??

this year we have : cherry tomatoes french beans dwarf beans leeks spring onions challottes red onions squash peppers chillies broccili cabbage couliflower various varieties of lettis parsnips spinnach potatoes rocket strawberries raspberries blackcurrents rubarb white grapes basil corriander thyme ...
by demi
Wed May 11, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: solar pannels running a pump for a water well
Replies: 9
Views: 2360

solar pannels running a pump for a water well

is it possible to have a soler pannel making the electricity to run a pump to pump the water up a well, connected to hoses running through the garden providing a drop by drop watering system?
by demi
Wed May 11, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: advice on goats & hens
Replies: 3
Views: 942

advice on goats & hens

we have about 500m2 free space at the back of the garden which we would like to convert into a little paddock for 2 milking goats and 5 egg-laying hens. there is already a brick built shed there which we would extend to form 2 rooms, 1 kitted out for the hens and the other for the goats. there is a ...