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by vancheese
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: replace a wood-burning furnace with an aga
Replies: 1
Views: 35

replace a wood-burning furnace with an aga

Hi everyone, I've a nice v. big wood burning boiler which runs a joint central heating system with a gas boiler. There is a lagged tank in the roof which open (not closed) so that we don't explode the central heating by overheating with wood. The current system doesn't have any active pumps but just...
by vancheese
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Crunching Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Re: Crunching Numbers

How much lard did you render too? You could make soap or use it for cooking- mmnm Hot crust pastry :)
by vancheese
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Pressure Barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 1735

Re: Pressure Barrel

Can you over-pressurise the barrel?
by vancheese
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Pressure Barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 1735

Re: Pressure Barrel

I'm interested too, I've the pressure adapter for the same barrel but never used it yet ...
by vancheese
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Poorly Goats slowing down
Replies: 1
Views: 1519

Poorly Goats slowing down

Hi people I've a problem with my flock of goats. The offspring of my two breeding goats seems to be doing fine and then they start to slow down, they stop eating,being active and then eventually die from a collapse of the nervous system(Vet's diagnosis). I feed them oats, barley, wheat and Hay. They...
by vancheese
Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Home-made Rabbit Trap
Replies: 7
Views: 2473

Re: Home-made Rabbit Trap

I can't use a firearm here in hungary and i would prefer a drop-trap. I don't like the idea of snares unless I'm dying of hunger
by vancheese
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Home-made Rabbit Trap
Replies: 7
Views: 2473

Re: Home-made Rabbit Trap

Its fenced but the rabbits/hares can sneak through
by vancheese
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rammed by a Ram
Replies: 13
Views: 2635

Re: Rammed by a Ram

I know Sheep's heads are built like Goats which are really tough - The electric Cattle prod idea may work well, I'll see what I can borrow/buy at the local shops. I would so agree with the animals know the difference in Gender. Our female pigs (currently in the freezer) would go crazy round me (and ...
by vancheese
Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rammed by a Ram
Replies: 13
Views: 2635

Re: Rammed by a Ram

I've a softball bat and I'm not too afraid of him, Just wary. He isn't too fast and if he rams again, I'll uppercut him as I step out the way. I'm ok with being the dominant member of the flock, the question is, how will he respond to the wife? Will he see her as competition or Boss?
by vancheese
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rammed by a Ram
Replies: 13
Views: 2635

Rammed by a Ram

This morning, I was rammed by my 90kg Ram. 'Twas a rather unpleasant experience and only a large bruise on the butt is the outcome of the experience. I managed to escape by parrying its charges until I got to a gate and could lock myself into safety I think I inadvertently threatened the ram by isol...
by vancheese
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Store Bales of Straw and hay?
Replies: 4
Views: 2208

Re: Store Bales of Straw and hay?

Any suggestions on how to keep a tarp on them? My attempts using rivoted tarps have resulted in large tears
by vancheese
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Store Bales of Straw and hay?
Replies: 4
Views: 2208

Store Bales of Straw and hay?

Hi lovely people My ever expanding collection of Goats/rabbits have required me to buy a large number of Straw and hay bales. I've enough physical space on my land to keep them but my question is what is the best way to keep them fresh/dry? Should I put them under tarpaulins individually or as a gro...
by vancheese
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Home-made Rabbit Trap
Replies: 7
Views: 2473

Home-made Rabbit Trap

Morning Team I woke up to find a wild hare in my veg patch. After checking isn't not one of my rabbits which has escaped, I was wondering if there is a way to make a trap so I can catch and eat it :) I've had a brief look online and Most suggestions are for using a snare. I was wondering if people h...
by vancheese
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?
Replies: 45
Views: 5191

Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

My problem connecting here is when there are too many posts - at one point there were 200+ messages a day and I couldn't connect into the conversations. I've been dipping in and out and when a discussion look interesting, I get stuck in. I'm grateful for all the cool advice I've received here and ju...
by vancheese
Wed May 28, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Higher fat meat rabbits?
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

Re: Higher fat meat rabbits?

One of the things about rabbits is that they produce lean meat. You can get big rabbits but they are really fat. You want to go for something like a New Zealand white/red and something with a bit of flemish in it. They will produce about 2 kgs rabbits. Here in Hungary, lots of people produce rabbit ...

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