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by Pumpkin&Piglet
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Watery Cider
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

Re: Watery Cider

We are currently making apple wine in a half full demijohn so although I can't help at the moment once we rack ours i may be able to give some information which may be of help. I am also interested in anything mentioned about the affect of having the demijohn half full as we have blackberries in the...
by Pumpkin&Piglet
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving country to be self sufficient
Replies: 62
Views: 17907

Re: Moving country to be self sufficient

We are in rural France, with chickens (eating and egg varieties), cat and dog, veggie patch, and walnut orchard. No neighbours for miles, no heavy traffic, and enjoy a sort of selfsufficincyish life. Couldn't possibly afford this in the UK. However, we only had 10 years before retirement pensions k...
by Pumpkin&Piglet
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Bokashi A-Go-Go!
Replies: 16
Views: 6271

Re: Bokashi A-Go-Go!

So an airtight bucket with a grid an inch or two from the bottom so the liquid can collect, does it need a tap at all then if the liquid is going to collect at the bottom like that that? It could just be drained off after i remove the solid?
by Pumpkin&Piglet
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello, New Member from Hampshire
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: Hello, New Member from Hampshire

Hi, welcome, sounds like you'll be able to give loads of advice about plants whereas I'm still learning about almost everything so i'm constantly asking questions! :lol:
by Pumpkin&Piglet
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 44
Views: 34773

Re: Composty questions

Great thanks, life is even easier now! :iconbiggrin:
by Pumpkin&Piglet
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Bokashi A-Go-Go!
Replies: 16
Views: 6271

Re: Bokashi A-Go-Go!

We are definitely going to try one or two of these! I'd like to make sure I've got it right though. I need an airtight bucket to put my waste food into with some of the special bran and a hole in the bottom to collect the liquid that runs off - presumably with a tap to keep the bucket air-tight? My ...
by Pumpkin&Piglet
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 44
Views: 34773

Re: Composty questions

Thanks very much, I'll give it a go, I'd read newspaper was good but we don't have one regularly and I resented buying one just to put in my compost bin.
We have egg boxes though, I can shred them and pop them in!
by Pumpkin&Piglet
Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Dry Your Washing Without the Tumble Drier....
Replies: 29
Views: 9041

Re: Dry Your Washing Without the Tumble Drier....

I often dry my washing inside and as we are in an old house with old windows we suffer with condensation which is unsightly and causes mould. I also don't think that much water vapour inside is healthy for my young family. Opening windows can help but through the winter not only does that mean we ge...
by Pumpkin&Piglet
Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 44
Views: 34773

Re: Composty questions

I think our compost has too much liquid in it. I only really put in it kitchen waste as we don't get a lot of garden waste at all (we have a concrete yard with pots as opposed to having a garden with grass). How can I keep it as it's supposed to be?
by Pumpkin&Piglet
Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: how do i use etsy
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: how do i use etsy

I am on folsky.com, do people recommend I change to Etsy or use both?
by Pumpkin&Piglet
Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: make £22 a day?
Replies: 15
Views: 12061

Re: make £22 a day?

Some great ideas, I am definitely going to crochet some items to sell on folksy or at markets and get my husband onto making bird boxes to sell! I love the idea about flavouring the oil and re-bottling it to sell (or just give as cheap Christmas presents!) - do you need legal hygiene certifications ...
by Pumpkin&Piglet
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Going car-free(ish)
Replies: 17
Views: 9951

Re: Going car-free(ish)

I would love to go car free but am still trying to find answers to problems such as getting to toddler groups from a remote village with my baby and toddler (baby is too small to put on a bike seat) and just the basic normal shopping and outings. The current bus service is known for being rubbish fr...
by Pumpkin&Piglet
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello, we are new!
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Hello, we are new!

Hi, we are new to the site, our friends introduced us as it were via facebook. We have recently moved to Gloucestershire and are getting into the whole country living. I would love to become more and more self sufficient but my husband needs some persuading. We currently have only a small concrete s...