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by EcoSam
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: forgaing courses or guides in Swansea, ,S. Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 1251

Re: forgaing courses or guides in Swansea, ,S. Wales

There's a few fringe events been run as part of the Abergavenny Food Festival next weekend some of which are foraging demos/courses/events - might be worth checking it out or having a look on the website for potential contacts.
by EcoSam
Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Heritage Grains
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: Heritage Grains

Cheers everyone. Marshlander, we're looking for wheat and oats primarily although I'm all for trying other grains as well. Just read that both amaranth and quinoa do ok in cooler climates so they're definitely an option for us to experiment with at 600'. DND, looks like an interesting place so thank...
by EcoSam
Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Heritage Grains
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Heritage Grains

Hey,

We'd like to experiment with growing heritage grains on our smallholding - anyone know of where we can buy viable grain? I have a couple of leads but looking for more.

Ta!
by EcoSam
Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Maths problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2016

Re: Maths problem

If you can buy your double cream in bulk from a wholesaler (if such a thing is possible) you could save a little money I guess.
by EcoSam
Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Siop y Bobl
Replies: 3
Views: 3113

Re: Siop y Bobl

Hey, sounds like an interesting project - I shall follow with interest :icon_smile:
by EcoSam
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Raw food diet. Healthier or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 7762

Re: Raw food diet. Healthier or not?

Whats wrong with Florine exactly? It is beneficial for your teeth, aiding repair and strengthening them. Toothpaste is fluoridated as well and, according to Wikipedia, it's introduction in the '70s is the main reason for tooth decay in industrialised countries and seems to be the single common fact...
by EcoSam
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from not so sunny Derbyshire!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Hello from not so sunny Derbyshire!!

Hey, welcome to the forum Megz. You could always do a bit of foraging to supplement whatever your mum lets you grow in the garden - brambles are in season at the moment (around here at 600' anyway).

Oh, and I love the concept of Guerilla Gardening :lol: Well worth looking into imo.

Sam
by EcoSam
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Raw food diet. Healthier or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 7762

Re: Raw food diet. Healthier or not?

Firstly, food doesn't have to contain dairy or eggs (or meat) to be classified as 'good food' (although that might be your opinion). Secondly, what makes you think that raw foodists are miserable because of what they do or don't eat? Anyone visiting here would have a pretty miserable time of they d...
by EcoSam
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person
Replies: 121
Views: 39844

Re: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking perso

Unemployed MSc student at the moment studying an architectural MSc in advanced environmental and energy studies at CAT (I'm not an architect though). I finish in January but I don't have a clue what I want to try and get work in... Preferably self-employed and in keeping with my principles. I'm real...
by EcoSam
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Raw food diet. Healthier or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 7762

Re: Raw food diet. Healthier or not?

Food is a pleasure too, I don't smoke or drink but I love good food, but if you want to be miserable then eat a raw food diet or one without butter, eggs or cheese I'm sorry but I think that's a pretty narrow-minded point of view on two points. Firstly, food doesn't have to contain dairy or eggs (o...
by EcoSam
Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: How many sweet corn cobs per plant?
Replies: 17
Views: 6028

Re: How many sweet corn cobs per plant?

You're overlooking the role of mycorrhizae, which can transfer nutrients directly between the beans and the corn in mixed-cropping scenarios. This is an active research area at the moment, but I believe there is already some pretty good evidence that this particular strategy works. Aye, some native...
by EcoSam
Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Pellet burning boilers.
Replies: 7
Views: 3017

Re: Pellet burning boilers.

A lot of the problems with biomass boilers come down to correct sizing (in order to get the best efficiency) and the quality of the pellets... Here in the UK suppliers tend to use all sorts of rubbish stuff and I've heard of people finding nails/screws in with their pellets. Often they're not dried ...
by EcoSam
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: going no-poo
Replies: 16
Views: 5990

Re: going no-poo

There's an interesting thread about no-poo on Permies.com. I just washed with water for a few weeks but I think I needed to use bi-card or vinegar as well. I keep meaning to give it another go... So maybe I will :flower:
by EcoSam
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wind turbines on your door step?
Replies: 82
Views: 23408

Re: Wind turbines on your door step?

I'm all for turbines - they're a simple, relatively efficient and cost effective way of producing electricity. Larger turbines are more efficient than smaller ones due to the added advantages of height and blade length and therefore they pay off their energy and financial investments in a pretty sho...
by EcoSam
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hey folks!
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: Hey folks!

Cheers MW!

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