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by contadino
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: 'The Edible Garden' starts at 8pm on BBC 2 on April the 7th
Replies: 126
Views: 36928

Re: 'The Edible Garden' starts at 8pm on BBC 2 on April the 7th

Then I suggest you look back at any of your postings and tell me where you have ever been friendly? Look at your post to me Cool your jets, for heavens sake - arrogant and condescending as usual and absolutely uncalled for. If you can't take it don't give it out Contadino. Why not try smiling for a...
by contadino
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: 'The Edible Garden' starts at 8pm on BBC 2 on April the 7th
Replies: 126
Views: 36928

Re: 'The Edible Garden' starts at 8pm on BBC 2 on April the 7th

It doesn't do tarmac a lot of good and I really don't want to see old men's codgers on display thank you! They could at least have the decency to go behind a bush, or use the bloody public toilets! Oh, now I'm confused. It's somehow indecent to have a pee? There was me thinking that it wasn't just ...
by contadino
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: FITs
Replies: 20
Views: 3254

Re: FITs

However if you only produce from wind/water or small photovoltaic to battery you get nothing. I'm fairly sure that's not the case in the UK. FiTs are applicable to off-grid installations too, although it's a bit unclear as to how the metering will work. Personally, I think it's a good scheme, and g...
by contadino
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: 'The Edible Garden' starts at 8pm on BBC 2 on April the 7th
Replies: 126
Views: 36928

Re: 'The Edible Garden' starts at 8pm on BBC 2 on April the 7th

It doesn't do tarmac a lot of good and I really don't want to see old men's codgers on display thank you! They could at least have the decency to go behind a bush, or use the bloody public toilets! Oh, now I'm confused. It's somehow indecent to have a pee? There was me thinking that it wasn't just ...
by contadino
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: 'The Edible Garden' starts at 8pm on BBC 2 on April the 7th
Replies: 126
Views: 36928

Re: 'The Edible Garden' starts at 8pm on BBC 2 on April the 7th

Seeing blokes peeing in supermarket/brico carparks and at the side of the road is very common round here. :roll: I don't use supermarkets, but if I did I'd be tempted to pee in them. This hang-up about peeing really is misguided. Blokes are blessed with a degree directional control, and it's valuab...
by contadino
Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Eat the Dead? (chickens)
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: Eat the Dead? (chickens)

Best remember to lime it if you're gonna bury it. I buried a dead chook once - very deep - and one of the dogs turned up with it a week later. :?
by contadino
Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: waterless urinal
Replies: 16
Views: 2679

Re: waterless urinal

Is it the sitting down to pee that they're uncomforable with? If so, there must be urinal manufacturers or...ahem...outlets in the UK. Otherwise I've seen special unisex composting loo bowls that capture the pee and divert it to a separate 'store.' If that's what you're after, shout, and I'll have a...
by contadino
Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Eat the Dead? (chickens)
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: Eat the Dead? (chickens)

My question is, should we consider eating her. Would it be a dignified final end to put her in a slow, rich stew or is it recommended that birds that die of old age are fed back into the soil to nurture the ground more directly? No. Don't eat anything you haven't slaughtered. It may have been old a...
by contadino
Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home brew Outside UK
Replies: 35
Views: 2778

Re: Home brew Outside UK

I get the feeling that Limoncello is one of those drinks like pastice or ouzo, that taste great in the right setting, but are a bit of a disappointment 'back home'. That said, my niece made up a batch on returning from a trip over here and took it to a mate's party. The party rocked (several grim 'f...
by contadino
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home brew Outside UK
Replies: 35
Views: 2778

Re: Home brew Outside UK

Ha! Mike, I was born in 1969! :iconbiggrin:
by contadino
Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home brew Outside UK
Replies: 35
Views: 2778

Re: Home brew Outside UK

I was a Thatcher-era child. However, she's been gone a long, long time now, and I really hope she has no lasting effect on my way of life/values. Personally, I don't think anyone since has been any different - they all encourage grab-what-you-can and screw-everyone-else societies. There's no point b...
by contadino
Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home brew Outside UK
Replies: 35
Views: 2778

Re: Home brew Outside UK

frozenthunderbolt wrote:
contadino wrote: mainly producing fig grappa - distilled fig wine.

Do they make fig fine per-say as well? i struggled to find a recipe earlier this week.


Nah! It's just an ingredient for the still, and would never get drank. It's too cloudy, for a start. I think I saw a recipe on Jack Keller a few years ago.
by contadino
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home brew Outside UK
Replies: 35
Views: 2778

Re: Home brew Outside UK

Here in Italy pretty much every family makes their own wine. Maybe not enough for the whole year, but a few hundred litres at the very least. It's a family operation, with the oldest male in charge. We head off each year to the vinyard with a couple of other families and spend the morning picking gr...
by contadino
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Aggressive Turkey
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Aggressive Turkey

It is actually both. He attacks strangers because he is protecting his territory and he has a natural role as protector. But this time of year they get pretty aggressive and the girls seem to love it, so let him be the big man for a few weeks, but be seen as often as possible. I suggest feeding fro...
by contadino
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Tired of no electricity (whine)
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Tired of no electricity (whine)

Oh, that's pretty shit. but at least it's a good dress rehearsal for when oil hits $300/barrel. I think we all need power outages to keep us aware of the fallacy of energy security. Christ, if we had them on a more regular basis, at least the wife would think a few PV panels would be more important ...

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