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by clanpowell
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: RE-USE OF WASTE,I CAN? CAN YOU?
Replies: 167
Views: 82731

Re: RE-USE OF WASTE,I CAN? CAN YOU?

Not sure if this is a shameless plug or not, but my latest blog post is on this very topic. Link's below!!
by clanpowell
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: small to medium size pigs
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: small to medium size pigs

They're also pretty friendly. The ones at the farm are anyway.
by clanpowell
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: small to medium size pigs
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: small to medium size pigs

The farm I help out at has mangalitsas. Sort of medium size. Good for meat and they have curly coats. Which is a bit different.
by clanpowell
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Straw bale toilet
Replies: 6
Views: 3196

Re: Straw bale toilet

The bales I can get hold of are quite small compared to the traditional size, and I'm not thinking of putting the whole one in at once. Just enough to fill a standard stacker box so I'm hoping that the weight shouldn't be an issue. The room is on the ground floor. I read that this is what Adam Hart ...
by clanpowell
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Straw bale toilet
Replies: 6
Views: 3196

Re: Straw bale toilet

doofaloofa wrote:Urine + Straw = Ammonia

......and?
by clanpowell
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Straw bale toilet
Replies: 6
Views: 3196

Straw bale toilet

Inspired partly by the mention of Adam Hart Davis' in the Self sufficientish bible, and the possibility of having redo our septic tank, I am slowly putting together alternative systems for sewerage and waste water. Phase one, which will also reduce our water bill, is a straw bale urinal. I thought I...
by clanpowell
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: UK centric Permaculture books
Replies: 10
Views: 4828

Re: UK centric Permaculture books

"How to grow perennial Vegetables" by Martin Crawford is excellent. Lots of practical stuff in there. Also info on hardiness zones which can be essential if you get cold nights or late frosts frequently where you live. Covers water/pond plants as well which could be something a bit differe...
by clanpowell
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: potatoes
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: potatoes

diggernotdreamer wrote:I might plant next doors cat if it shits one more time on my beds

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
If I were about 10 or more years younger I'd be writing "LOL" right now. But I'm not so I'm going to be a grown up and shout "Super Soaker that kitty"
by clanpowell
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Solstice Blessings
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: Solstice Blessings

Quick someone call Christopher Lee. There's a another job for him. (So long as he isn't busy writing another heavy metal album) There is also quite a cool lunar thing going on tonight as well. Closest full moon for years. Looks very cool here.
by clanpowell
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Re: Hi everyone!

Hello there. We did it a year ago this month. Don't regret it one bit. We came to France to do it and the only downside is the bloody paperwork here! :banghead: More often than not however 10min with you chuck/pigs/ducks or veg will make it all seem worth while :flower: Good luck.
by clanpowell
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Solstice Blessings
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: Solstice Blessings

That does sound cool. And also a little bit like something from the Wicker Man. Which is also cool. I wish more schools in Britain did stuff like that. I bet someone complained about it. Or is that me being grumpy?
by clanpowell
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Midges
Replies: 9
Views: 4073

Re: Midges

Citronella can help with midges and other biting insects. I can confirm how good Avon skin so soft is. We have loads of midges here on the plateau as well and skin so soft works (They are French midges so they will run away a bit quicker than British ones ;-)) I assume that you can make a spray with...
by clanpowell
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Blogging and money
Replies: 5
Views: 2475

Re: Blogging and money

Cool, will look into both of those suggestions guys. I don't write very often and I'm just happy if someone reads one of them but "every little helps!"
by clanpowell
Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Blogging and money
Replies: 5
Views: 2475

Blogging and money

Apologies if this isn't the place to ask the question. Some friends of mine tell me they've been paid for blogging. Not a lot but still. Both write about very selfsufficientish stuff. Green parenting mostly. They get £25 a blog. They use a twitter based company and have to have some adverts to one s...
by clanpowell
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Your idea of what is frugal?
Replies: 22
Views: 2929

Re: Your idea of what is frugal?

Incidentally, watched my phone for hour's, it didn't move an inch. :scratch: :lol: :lol: :lol: We're the same I hate my mobile. It's PAYG and I put 10Eu on every few months. Pretty much the only reason we have one is so the school can ring us for little Powell............and as an alarm clock, alth...

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