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by johnb1
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: App for foraging
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: App for foraging

Thank you very much. Will look into them but I am in the UK they appear to be for Australia. Thank you anyway JB
by johnb1
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: App for foraging
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: App for foraging

Some are free but they tend to be inferior to the paid for. The fungi ones tend to be a bit on the "I don't want to be sued so I will play safe and say don't eat it". When in fact it looks vaguely like a poisonous one. Note when I say poisonous I mean similar to a stomach ache. It goes:- E...
by johnb1
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Paper Log Makers - The Best One?
Replies: 16
Views: 11698

Re: Paper Log Makers - The Best One?

Had one given. Rubbish.
Huge amount of work.
Does not burn very hot (mix with wood?)
Poor burn.
Vast amounts of very light ash. Got covered in ash once from a gust of wind when I was taking it to the bin.
Don't bother just junk.
by johnb1
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: App for foraging
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

App for foraging

I am not to happy with the apps I have. The main ones I have are for Fungi. Does anyone else use one? and what's your opinion on it? Next I want one for edible wild plants, again has anyone got one and your opinion on it. Trees would also be useful. Now the the main thing I have problems with is rec...
by johnb1
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Storing - drying vegetables
Replies: 22
Views: 2349

Re: Storing - drying vegetables

I think so, maybe depending on what it is. My neighbour has a homemade rack made of stacking mesh shelves. She mainly uses it for quick-drying herbs but I've seen things like courgette slices on it. She keeps it in her conservatory which gets full sun (on days we get any) from February to November-...
by johnb1
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: How we are terracing a hill
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

Re: How we are terracing a hill

There was obviously a lot of value in the stone. Somebody else would have demolished the buildings taken away the stone and paid him. Either way I will be start terracing my back garden this year. All by hand as no way a digger would remain upright on it. Nor is there any obvious way in other than t...
by johnb1
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Collecting Wood for woodburner
Replies: 16
Views: 4433

Re: Collecting Wood for woodburner

I forgot to mention I have about 2 years worth of firewood. All of which was going to landfill. Nearly all geenheart apart from some treated softwood which I can't bring myself to burn.
by johnb1
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

Re: Hello from the Lincolnshire Wolds

I grow veg in a small front garden. Only tomatoes and herbs. Salad leaf, toms and sweet peppers in conservatory. I dehydrate loads of tomatoes and put them in olive oil with herbs. Give them out as presents. Normally leave them for a year before using or giving away. My aim with the garden is to hav...
by johnb1
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Collecting Wood for woodburner
Replies: 16
Views: 4433

Re: Collecting Wood for woodburner

Part of my foraging involves the collection of what can be described as kindling. You can only have so much kindling before it becomes firewood albeit only an hours worth. If you are walking along a footpath or a road it will be classed as foraging. There is no actual law on foraging just a court ru...
by johnb1
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Storing - drying vegetables
Replies: 22
Views: 2349

Re: Storing - drying vegetables

I use a rather over rated Excalibur dehydrator for tomatoes and occasionally mushrooms. But am quite interested in solar options ie not paying the electric companies. Are they really practical in the UK?
by johnb1
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

Hello from the Lincolnshire Wolds

Retired a while back. Moved here 9 years ago. Main aim is to keep my cost down so I can spend my money on important things.....beer and bicycles, I like quality in both. Had a few illnesses and injuries since moving resulting in some mental problems , generally referred to as bone idleness. Things h...

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