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by wattreesmassive
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weird Plant! Any Clues?
Replies: 8
Views: 3506

Re: Weird Plant! Any Clues?

Apparently the seeds can lay dormant in the soil for years and when the soil is disturbed {like by Piggy} they germinate. Feel such a fool as I was rather proud of it thinking it may be something tropical....not as bad as my mum who carefully replanted a bed full of Rosebay Willowherb thinking they ...
by wattreesmassive
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Carge Multiple Car Batteries with Solar or Wind?
Replies: 8
Views: 2606

Re: Carge Multiple Car Batteries with Solar or Wind?

Thanks to you all! I shall have to go back to the drawing board on this one as we dont want any "gassing" or anything that shouldnt be glowing orange! Ok,so I have another connundrum,we bought 15w solar panels from Maplin {God! I love that place!} and on the box it said you could join upto...
by wattreesmassive
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for old and worn out clothes
Replies: 40
Views: 18559

Re: 101 uses for old and worn out clothes

Im with the patchworkers and rag ruggers,have made one for each of us,made the boys out of old jeans but they weighed a ton and gave you a hernia when you shook them! of course old mens pants {as in worn out pants not pants from elderly gentlemen...although...} make brilliant dusters and old cotton ...
by wattreesmassive
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Rayburn hot water tank
Replies: 3
Views: 2649

Re: Rayburn hot water tank

Thank you both,I was imagining having to install some kine of "loft" in order to house the hot water tank! Now I know theres no need and that makes things much simpler! The water in the old system got so hot we had to turn the hot tap on and let water out before the tank blew! Is there any...
by wattreesmassive
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie from Wales!
Replies: 11
Views: 1937

Re: Newbie from Wales!

Hello from a Swansea-dweller! Your life sounds amazing :wave: You are most welcome to come over we are practically neighbours {we drag people in from the street as we dont get out much.... :iconbiggrin: Seriously we would love to meet you and pick your brains [having just nearly killed off our enti...
by wattreesmassive
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Carge Multiple Car Batteries with Solar or Wind?
Replies: 8
Views: 2606

Re: Carge Multiple Car Batteries with Solar or Wind?

Thank you both,I was getting in quite a tizz running around connecting one battery to panel and then charging the next! Ive got better things to do with my time then spend days connecting crocodile clips! Tony,can you explain,what it means to have greater voltage as we have mainly 12v appliances wit...
by wattreesmassive
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weird Plant! Any Clues?
Replies: 8
Views: 3506

Re: Weird Plant! Any Clues?

Ok just looked it up on the net,oh man! what with that and "the mushrooms" growing in the old brassica bed its a wonder we havent been raided! In all my years growing stuff Ive never seen anything like it before! One odd thing I found "historically it was mixed with other herbs and sm...
by wattreesmassive
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weird Plant! Any Clues?
Replies: 8
Views: 3506

Re: Weird Plant! Any Clues?

Crikey! Thank you all! Ill pull it at once! How on earth did it get into my field??? Thank you so much,poor piggy couldve met a very nasty end!
by wattreesmassive
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Help with burning waste
Replies: 9
Views: 3350

Re: Help with burning waste

I cant imagine having human poo drying anywhere,the smell would be overpowering and what if you had a "vindaloo tum"??? Wouldnt it be better to build a simple composting loo {those old chair commodes with a bucket placed underneath instad of the potty bit are what we use.} and put the resu...
by wattreesmassive
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Would you ever burn nappies in a woodburner?
Replies: 22
Views: 11853

Re: Would you ever burn nappies in a woodburner?

Oh Yes! Little ones nappies go on the woodburner,the weighing factor for me was seeing the amount of nappies one baby would use in a year going into landfill! Yes,there are chemicals that get put into the air as a result of them burning but weighed against the amount that cars and industry pollute t...
by wattreesmassive
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Blackout
Replies: 14
Views: 3826

Re: Blackout

Firstly can I say I didnt see the programme BUT I am old enough to remember "Threads" about the threat of the nuclear attack in the 80s,I was a child at the time and the nightmares it caused me were terrible.As an adult I have lived in the country and we have lived through blackouts,petrol...
by wattreesmassive
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weird Plant! Any Clues?
Replies: 8
Views: 3506

Weird Plant! Any Clues?

We have a very weird plant growing ooutside our pig pen,at first we thought it may have been a stray seed from the feedstuff but on closer examination of the contents of the feed we realised that of course we could identify all the components if they germinated! Obviously we need to know what it is ...
by wattreesmassive
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: dog crap on freecycle
Replies: 9
Views: 3311

Re: dog crap on freecycle

Hi, As we have 6 dogs we have plenty of dog erm poo??? to deal with,the first thing we tried was a wormery dog loo,this worked ok but obvioulsy with the amount produced it was a slow process especially as we didnt have ahuge amount of worms! Next we hit on the humanure idea {we now have composting t...
by wattreesmassive
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Carge Multiple Car Batteries with Solar or Wind?
Replies: 8
Views: 2606

Carge Multiple Car Batteries with Solar or Wind?

Hi! Im hoping that someone out there can explain to me,in idiot English as I dont do electrics,I dig holes and plant stuff,how can we charge multiple car batteries using a solar/wind turbine.At the moment we are charging each battery individually which is time consuming and of course means that one ...
by wattreesmassive
Mon May 13, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Homemade Vinegar
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: Homemade Vinegar

I don't understand your question, so I can't answer it. It sounds like you already know how to do it though so I don't know if this will help. We recently bottled some vinegar resulting from some rather revolting homemade wine made from (evidently far too strong) herbs. It was totally undrinkable. ...

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