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by Rainy
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the Lancashire coast.
Replies: 12
Views: 1323

Helloooooo :cheers: Just get plenty of organic matter on there - though to be honest I think most parts of Lancashire [including me] are holding a lot of water at the moment. When you first take on a plot its best to do minimal changes over the first year and see how your land changes with the seaso...
by Rainy
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from sunny Blackburn, UK
Replies: 12
Views: 1684

Hiya Urn

its nice to see someone on here thats local to me - Im in Bury.
My plot is at home too! - veg fruit, chickens, turkeys, ducks etc.

You are going to have a ball :lol:

Youre girlfriend will come round - does she like cooking?
by Rainy
Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: willow as fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 5795

whats a rocket stove then? do you have a pic?
by Rainy
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: willow as fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 5795

thanks for that. I suppose the amount of space required was a bit vague. But the 3 acre self sufficiency thing gave me an idea. I suppose it depends how often its used, size of house etc. At the moment we have oil as there is no piped gas here so Im looking for a long term alternative that is renewa...
by Rainy
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: offered: dvd that came with last issue of permaculture mag
Replies: 8
Views: 2725

Hi
if the dvd is sitting around now could I possibly watch it please then will pass on again
Rainy
by Rainy
Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: willow as fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 5795

willow as fuel

Happy New Year Does anyone have experience of growing willow to use in their woodburner? Weve always had an open fire[s] and are thinking about installing stoves instead - seems VERY expensive so far! We already grow willow for craft and general uses on the smallholding but were wondering how it bur...
by Rainy
Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: pork chop guilt trip
Replies: 13
Views: 2862

I found the turkeys great to keep. Ive actually kept a trio on for next year to have a go at raising my own. They are slates - not the massive white commercial hybrids. The ones weve killed were Norkolk bronzes. They were very tame - I expected them to be a bit nasty - I dont know why - but they wer...
by Rainy
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: pork chop guilt trip
Replies: 13
Views: 2862

Hi all we havent got pigs [yet] but have just killed our first turkeys yesterday. I thought I would feel bad but I actually found it quite a positive experience. Not the killing - hopefully no one would ever actually enjoy that ! - but knowing that my turkeys had the best life ever, totally free ran...
by Rainy
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: licensed poultry slaughterman?
Replies: 0
Views: 1007

licensed poultry slaughterman?

Does anyone know of a licensed [or very experienced] poultry slaughterman in the Bury / Bolton area. I'm waiting to go on a course with the HSA but I wont be ready in time to do the deed for christmas. I only have two turkeys to do this christmas. Ive had numerous offers from people but they involve...
by Rainy
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Best and worst toys
Replies: 32
Views: 9664

I'd second that snapdragon. My two love nothing better than digging dirt, making dens etc and can go into absolute raptures over a big cardboard box !

As far as buying a toy goes - mine like small figures thats they can use in a pretend world - duplo - homemade playdough and sellotape !
by Rainy
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: does your religion influence your selfsuficientish life?
Replies: 51
Views: 11786

Hi I'm a christian and although my religion didnt influence my choice of hobby / lifestyle, I am much more aware of God and his creation when I see nature at work - the seasons, weather, how animals and nature work together. I think my faith did influence me this way though .... I was a strict veget...
by Rainy
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: turkeys in North West England
Replies: 0
Views: 817

turkeys in North West England

Hi
Does anyone know where I can get turkeys [day olds or young growers] in the North West of England??
by Rainy
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: eco menstrual stuff
Replies: 97
Views: 27292

here here
by Rainy
Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: eco menstrual stuff
Replies: 97
Views: 27292

I dont mean to cause offence here but ...... I thought disabled toilets were provided so that people with a disability may use the toilet safely, with dignity and space to move around. I didnt think that they were provided so that disabled people never have to queue up or wait [[although I see the I...
by Rainy
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: 250 year old york stone flag floor - help??
Replies: 12
Views: 7560

I think my husband would gag on that one! Im a bit of a stranger to housework :lol: so I wouldnt care! My husband says we have to invite guests regularly otherwise there would be no housework done at all! We sometimes still have visitors who ask what we plan to do with the floor - Ive given up being...