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by MidnightFarm
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: leek and potatoe soup
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: leek and potatoe soup

Mmm, my favourite soup too! I must get round to making some, as I haven't made any soup in a while. In fact, I think the last one was cream of nettle soup in the spring...
by MidnightFarm
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Our jam is Melancholy!
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Our jam is Melancholy!

We have been experimenting a lot with our jam making this year. I saw half a honeydew melon in the fridge, and inspiration hit me like, erm, well the other half of the melon..... ..You know when you taste something and you're not quite sure what to make of it? Well this was one of those times, it mu...
by MidnightFarm
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Nasal Forraging
Replies: 9
Views: 1536

Re: Nasal Forraging

Really, eating them is a whole lot better than what could happen to them....my youngest decided my sleeve was a good place for his....he is 5 too. Euw, i wiped them back on him. shudder!
by MidnightFarm
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from the Forest of Bowland
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Hi from the Forest of Bowland

Hello, welcome to the forum. From another newbie.
by MidnightFarm
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Apple incident!
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: Apple incident!

Actually, now I think about it that's not the first time.... Many, many years ago when I was a young teen I spent some of my paper round money on a demijohn and other wine making kit from a car boot sale. My bedroom housed the airing cupboard, so I could covertly have a go at making my own alcohol (...
by MidnightFarm
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Hypermiling?
Replies: 2
Views: 1776

Hypermiling?

We were wondering if anyone had any experience of Hypermiling (the art of maximising fuel economy)? There are several techniques, like overinflation of the tyres (not neccesarily advisable as it increaces stopping distances and reduces traction), coasting, weight reduction, driving style etc.. So fa...
by MidnightFarm
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Project: Solar water heater.
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Project: Solar water heater.

One of my first experiments was heating water by solar energy. In it's basic prototype form, initial testing heated the water to approximately 85 degrees C. Pretty impressive for what essentially was a black radiator in an insulated box, behind a double glazed patio door panel. It was mounted vertic...
by MidnightFarm
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Project: Solar oven.
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Project: Solar oven.

I love experimenting with things, and one of my future projects is going to be a solar oven. After doing a bit of research I have started collecting materials (all recycled, naturally) in order to construct my creation. So far I have managed to find a large satelite dish which I intend to cover in t...
by MidnightFarm
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Hello

Hi Liz, you've come to the right place! Don't be afraid to ask any us all questions in your quest to become selfsufficient-ish. :wave:
by MidnightFarm
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Hi

Hello from middle England, we're new-ish here to. I'm sure you'll be fine, everone is really friendly. :iconbiggrin:
by MidnightFarm
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Apple incident!
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Apple incident!

There we were last night, I was washing up and the better half writing (we try to do as much as we can in the same room to save on energy usage). When suddenly there was a phssssshh noise coming from the direction of the fridge. It was an unusual yet familiar noise, even the cat stopped eating to se...
by MidnightFarm
Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Bike shed & Beer crates from Pallets
Replies: 19
Views: 9762

Re: Bike shed & Beer crates from Pallets

Nice work alun, it's nice to see some creativity. Seeing your post reminded me about a friends TV corner unit built out of pallets by his father in law. Erm, lets just say it needed more work so it didn't look like a pile of scrap wood.
You've either got it, or you haven't! -keep up the good work.
by MidnightFarm
Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rammed earth tyre walls.
Replies: 15
Views: 8553

Rammed earth tyre walls.

This one is short and sweet. Does anyone have any experience, knowledge, or hints about building rammed earth tyre walls? We are seriously contemplating this for our self build, we plan to experiment with a workshop first to master the technique and learn how to problem solve the corners, doorways a...
by MidnightFarm
Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Midnight Farm Recycling Project. -A house for free?
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Midnight Farm Recycling Project. -A house for free?

Ah yes, I remember the series. It's a nice setup they have there. I particularly liked the overshot waterwheel generator idea (not that we could do that, being on the top of a ridge!). Am I right in thinking they were Devon/Cornwall direction? We're building slap bang in the middle of the country in...
by MidnightFarm
Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Midnight Farm Recycling Project. -A house for free?
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Midnight Farm Recycling Project. -A house for free?

Thanks for your encouragement, we really have found a friendly bunch of similarly minded people on this site. We are still newbies, I was wondering if there was anywhere on selsufficientish to post a blog? I would love to share our journey with anyone who was interested. Hi Paul, it sounds like we s...

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