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by Farmer gra
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: hydro power or not??
Replies: 1
Views: 963

hydro power or not??

How do I find out more about electricity generaton? we have a spring turning out up to at least 60 litres per min(measured) down to 10 litres (at a guess) with a possible 10 metre drop. But so far it looks if I call the experts they want a year and up to £3000 to tell me if its a goer!!! Any thought...
by Farmer gra
Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Dydd da from Carmarthenshire
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: Dydd da from Carmarthenshire

Graham here up near Newcastle Emlyn about 20 miles from you. Welcome to ish and to west wales. Enjoy the hard work!
Farmer Gra.
by Farmer gra
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New to site
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: New to site

what sort of off grid you thinking? we have a stream we could use if we cuold afford to live cheeply!!! I've been looking at it and the only answer is to put money into one idea or another, money seems to be the answer. farmer gra
by Farmer gra
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken Tractors
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: Chicken Tractors

I think most animals will get used to a routine after a while. So if your tractor is visable from the field or in a position they can relate to, and are fed at the tractor every night I am sure they will come running!
Farmer gra
by Farmer gra
Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: self sufficient an expensive hobby ?
Replies: 36
Views: 3823

Re: self sufficient an expensive hobby ?

Just to add I sometimes feel self suffiency is a myth, at the end of the rainbow etc. But doing what you can with the time you have to do things your self and be kind to the planet and others is all any of us can do. I've got a couple of pigs I would like to have out foraging but I need fencing and ...
by Farmer gra
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Illness, recession but I still want to grow my own - how?!
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Illness, recession but I still want to grow my own - how?!

Sorry you're right it is .com!!! i'm famous for my computer skills. thanks for the welcome, its not all bad news here, still keeping up with the home brew. Farmer Gra
by Farmer gra
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Illness, recession but I still want to grow my own - how?!
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Illness, recession but I still want to grow my own - how?!

As a family, we have been living the ‘good life’ in west Wales for 5 years now on 40 acres. Half of it is fields and the rest is deciduous woodland. Our main aims to look after the wildlife habitat and aim towards self suffiency probably 20/30% there? Our present problem is that as opposed to when w...