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by confused
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: survive on a very tight budget
Replies: 65
Views: 12544

Re: survive on a very tight budget

Yep, I'd agree - I found that when my partner was made redundant, once people knew I was looking for extra income I picked up all sorts of extra little jobs here and there, and a few pounds a week would make a big difference to your food budget. I am also a great believer in soup and bread as a war...
by confused
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Preserving- A change in thinking.
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: Preserving- A change in thinking.

We eat pickle every day ! we both work and as such we take packed lunch with us , i honestly grudge buying a cheese and pickle sandwich/roll from the canteen for £1.35, and a carton of soup £1.10, a cup of coffee/tea from the vending machine .60p, a total of £3.05 x2 =£6.10 a day or even more fright...
by confused
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Cost of solar PV?
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: Cost of solar PV?

I had mine fitted 2 weeks ago 3.6 system 16 panels , £11,300. fitted in 4.5 hrs, i'm well pleased .
by confused
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Clean labels off jars
Replies: 22
Views: 3589

Re: Clean labels off jars

I've just cleaned 16 jars this morning , i give them a good soak (these ones were overnight ) then peel of as much as possible , then i use the back of an old kithen knife and just scrape it of , takes no time at all , and no nasty unpleasant smells in the jars. I wish i had tried this years ago it'...
by confused
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Quarter acre plot
Replies: 16
Views: 3384

Re: Quarter acre plot

I think you would do all right with a dozen ex batts, free range, split your plot in 2 , give the free range one side for a couple of month , then the other side , position your hen house so it can serve both sides , on the opposite side to your free range you could have half a dozen moveable chiche...
by confused
Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: solar panels
Replies: 17
Views: 3593

Re: solar panels

Green Aura wrote:Are these figures based on the reduced FITs for solar that Mr Cameron recently announced? If so, it looks pretty good , I'd say.

As far as i know, yes they are current predictions
by confused
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: solar panels
Replies: 17
Views: 3593

solar panels

We are having someone round to our house in a couple of weeks to look at our roof and explain the "ins and outs" of the scheme, the average figures being quoted to us around £1000 p/a profit, i reckon we are in a prime place with our roof facing due south, and nothing to block any sunshine...
by confused
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Beer and slugs
Replies: 15
Views: 1733

Re: Beer and slugs

Let us know how you get on :salute:
by confused
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: slightly green chitted potatoes
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: slightly green chitted potatoes

They will be fine , mine have been like that since i first started planting ,over 50 years ago !!!!
by confused
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: 3 Rod Plot any good?
Replies: 10
Views: 965

Re: 3 Rod Plot any good?

Why are talking "rods "+ "poles" the last time i heard that was at school 50years ago, just give me yds, or mtrs and i will can help. Remember my name "CONFUSED" :oops:
by confused
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Bring back the horse
Replies: 13
Views: 2219

Re: Bring back the horse

well i have been and gone and done it , a 2 year old clydsedale mare unbroken , i'm of my trolley, now i have to convince my mate that she will do the buisiness for him , i want her to go to the forestry eventually, untill then i will attempt to get her going over the winter , then let her run on th...
by confused
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: quail keeping
Replies: 12
Views: 10921

Re: quail keeping

i dont know if i asked this before or not , do you think they could be hatched under pigeons ? and if so what type of pigeon , ie fantails , ex racers , i fancy a wee shot keeping quail , is it a viable sideline ? i was wondering if my old budgie set up would be of use 3 set of cages 7ft long able t...
by confused
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: SEAWEED ?
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: SEAWEED ?

Thanks , i'm now a beach -raker !!
by confused
Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: SEAWEED ?
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: SEAWEED ?

Superb, i live by the sea, i will fill a couple of buckets , (the big horse muck ones with the rope handles,) eachtime i go up to the lotty, and spread it under my new raised beds .
by confused
Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: SEAWEED ?
Replies: 9
Views: 745

SEAWEED ?

What about seaweed for the garden , any use .?

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