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by ojay54
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Esse lionheart & hot water
Replies: 9
Views: 3655

Re: Esse lionheart & hot water

I'm not sure if you can 'reconvert' as it were,but the oil to S/F is relatively easy.BTW most people put a shovel full of Anthracite on them to keep them in at night.
by ojay54
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens and winter
Replies: 1
Views: 1520

Re: Chickens and winter

At a guess,I'd say youngish hens and mildish winters.And obviously great husbandry etc.etc...Black rocks are also remarkably hardy.Just be pleased!!
by ojay54
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: red coating on some seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Re: red coating on some seeds

Never seen this on even inorganic seeds....which company?
by ojay54
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: cordless electric chainsaws /pruners
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: cordless electric chainsaws /pruners

A simple solution could be a small petrol jenny..........
by ojay54
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Taking a year off
Replies: 15
Views: 1771

Re: Taking a year off

From my personal experience,the 'relief of not having to care 24/7 for stock very quickly becomes a feeling of abject loss.It's 2 years + since we said goodbye to the pigs (and goats) and now I only think about them 4 or 5 times a day.You'll want them back as soon as .
by ojay54
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Esse lionheart & hot water
Replies: 9
Views: 3655

Re: Esse lionheart & hot water

I don't have one in our present house ,but have had both Rayburns and Agas.You're 100% correct about the new things:they arrive flat-packed! Far better ,and far cheaper,buy a gas or oil rayburn 2nd hand ,say £3-4 hundred and convert it to multi-fuel,all bits available on line.
by ojay54
Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: Fishing

Lure fishing from the cliffs must be fun,but for me,if you want to catch reliably you need to find depth.So a pier,or a boat.If I lived near the coast I'd have a boat before I bought a car.S
Sea trout! never caught one legally in my life!!!
by ojay54
Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: Fishing

The last time I fished the Tay,30 odd years ago,I used pieces of kipper on a single hook with a rolling leger.Took loads of flounder.I love oily fish as bait,or buy the oil and paint your lob. These days I live many miles from the sea,so I have to know the mackerel will be running before I fish for ...
by ojay54
Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for little bits of string
Replies: 10
Views: 2876

Re: 101 uses for little bits of string

If you wrap several bits tied together it will not only hold up your trousers,but it's readily available,i.e. just cut off a bit as and when you need it.Been doing this with baler twine since I was a kid.
by ojay54
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Step overs
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Re: Step overs

DND,these are pears so they're on pixy.Apples want to be on M27. For all you Salty Dogs,they are a good idea,a 3ft shelter would see them right. I start them in 10 lt containers for 2-3 years,as I find it easiest to deal with,I'll plant out in later years. BTW you can grow apples in coastal areas,th...
by ojay54
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Step overs
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Step overs

New experiment creating stepovers by cutting the leader and training 2 good sideshoots,rather than my preferred,bend the leader over method.....Only time will tell.....

If any body fancies a go ,but needs a bit of reassurance, I'll gladly go into details.
by ojay54
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated
Replies: 9
Views: 2098

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Doofa,I've had 5 stoves,3 were Morso.They are streets ahead of anything else I've ever experienced.The larger ones,Squirrel upwards,can run backboilers.
by ojay54
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Poorly Goats slowing down
Replies: 1
Views: 1442

Re: Poorly Goats slowing down

Andy.We kept goats for years,here's a few ideas. 1)What are they grazing near? Laburnum?Laurel?Ragwort?The adults might be strong enough to get over any minor toxin. 2)Do they have mineral licks? They need them especially as youngsters 3)How old are you weaning them at? If this keeps happening,and y...
by ojay54
Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vines
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Vines

Victoriana Nursury any good?
by ojay54
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Hand Made Wedding
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Hand Made Wedding

Hello Sleepyowl! I did see this prog on BBC about wedding macaroons....looked makeable and really neat.Checkout the BBC food site. And Congrats!!

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