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by gdb
Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: beetroot juice
Replies: 1
Views: 868

beetroot juice

has anyone ever made this themselves?

i have been given a "Juicer" and i'd like to start off by making beetroot juice. but does it need to be mixed with other fruit? can it be made from the raw beet? or do they have to be cooked first? :scratch:
by gdb
Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wind turbines on your door step?
Replies: 82
Views: 23548

Re: Wind turbines on your door step?

400m away from his house? Are there no limits in the UK? I understood that the general adivce was to put them a minimum of 2km away. Is that only a guideline and not a law? As to the other... it must be infuriating. Sadly all councils seem to be the same wherever you go. Always ready to bow down and...
by gdb
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Keeping Wild Boar
Replies: 15
Views: 5220

Re: Keeping Wild Boar

Some wise words there. Thanks for that.

I have eaten boar many times myself - in France, for example, and I certainly like the taste. A sort of cross between pork, beef and game.
by gdb
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Keeping Wild Boar
Replies: 15
Views: 5220

Re: Keeping Wild Boar

Massive Fencing definitely seems to be the ideal. But I've noticed that some farms here in Sweden have just two or three strands of electric wire. (The Boar regularly crash out .. but that doesnt seem to upset the boar or the farmers!) Mike: Boar are a good bet for several reasons. The meat is leane...
by gdb
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Keeping Wild Boar
Replies: 15
Views: 5220

Re: Keeping Wild Boar

That's a great link, Marshlander. Very useful stuff. I think I'd need a grant (or a pools win!) to put that fencing in.... Same here, Oldfella. I think the latest estimate said that there are over 100,000 wild boar in Sweden now - having returned in just small numbers in about 1980 they've really fl...
by gdb
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Keeping Wild Boar
Replies: 15
Views: 5220

Keeping Wild Boar

I've enough land - and the right kind of mix, I think - to keep some boar. Has anyone kept them? It's not the rules and regulations I'm after, as they might be different here in Sweden anyway, but more of an idea of what they are like to keep. Like, are they easier than pigs? Harder? Are they bad-te...
by gdb
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie looking at move to Ireland
Replies: 15
Views: 2896

Re: Newbie looking at move to Ireland

Best advice I can think of is to "do everything your self". Even the impossible.

Because any money saved is like money earned.

Good luck!!!! :salute:
by gdb
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Torygraph & Citigroup start to wake-up to peak oil
Replies: 2
Views: 2228

Re: Torygraph & Citigroup start to wake-up to peak oil

We need to use less and find alternatives.

But, then, some people were saying that in the late 1960's...
by gdb
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: wood for the burner
Replies: 17
Views: 7067

Re: wood for the burner

When wood smells acrid and or fills the air with muck it is because it has not been properly seasoned. Too many people buy/sell wood as firewood which has only been cut for one season - often that same year! Wood must be kept a minimum of two years after cutting and, if you've any sense, for three o...
by gdb
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: arctic sea ice reaches record low
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

Re: arctic sea ice reaches record low

From The Independent August 27th "Scientists have already observed a link between disappearing sea ice and the release of methane, a greenhouse gas that is more than 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide, from beneath the Arctic Ocean. Researchers flying over the melting sea ice reported las...
by gdb
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Spring water supply
Replies: 15
Views: 8331

Re: Spring water supply

I've been in a few houses outside of the UK where water comes from an untreated spring. (Sweden, France and Bulgaria). In every case the water the people living there have never had problems with it. I've also known other properties with filter systems. They seem fine as well. What I'm saying is tha...
by gdb
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: arctic sea ice reaches record low
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

arctic sea ice reaches record low

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19330307 worst ever loss of arctic ice. :shock: and that's not just bad news for polar bears but it also means ever more methane getting into the atmosphere. which in turn is *likely* to mean more (and more) erratic weather for northern europe (floods an...
by gdb
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: dead easy + dead tasty fish dinner
Replies: 1
Views: 622

dead easy + dead tasty fish dinner

a packet of herring fillets . (can be salted, non salted, smoked, non smoked). chopped into small pieces. put fish in plastic container. chop lots of fresh parsley onto the fish. in a glass mix 75% olive oil, 25% white wine vinegar with a little mustard and chopped shallot. pour all over fish and st...
by gdb
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wood burning stove, back boiler and oil fired combi!
Replies: 2
Views: 2571

Re: Wood burning stove, back boiler and oil fired combi!

replied on your other thread about pellet burners..
by gdb
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Pellet burning boilers.
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Re: Pellet burning boilers.

I should add, in the summer they are very very good. A sack of pellets will give you two or three days hot water. Which is about as cheap as you could wish for. (Oh, and no issues at all with tweaking. Once it's set up it more or less chugs away by itself. As to moisutre and so on in the pellets, th...

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