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by judyofthewoods
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Road Kill Chef...any one?
Replies: 32
Views: 12696

I have a problem with eating roadkill. If you understand the anatomy of the animal, then OK, but if you don't have the knowledge to know if the guts are perforated and the meat consequently contaminated by faecal matter, be careful. Cheers, Midori I have eaten road kill, but only if the animal had ...
by judyofthewoods
Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: earth friendly paint
Replies: 5
Views: 3513

There is a book on making your own natural paints, stains and varnishes. Here a link to the amazon page on the Americn site:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... 29-6375833 for
by judyofthewoods
Mon May 09, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: papier mache
Replies: 14
Views: 5787

I used to make p m jewellery commercially, and made some larger show items. I mostly used the pulp method, and for a few items (vases - not for holding water, just show) I used paper strips. I got shredded office paper from banks, insurance people etc. (early 90's - they may be more cautious now, ev...
by judyofthewoods
Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Powering a TV from my Bicycle
Replies: 18
Views: 9823

yes, Nev, inspired by the very same book (sadly out of print).
by judyofthewoods
Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Does anyone know how to make clogs?
Replies: 13
Views: 6104

I believe Shire Publication had a booklet on clog making, but can't find it in their list, could be out of print. Here the website, they may still be able to help, and if you are patient, you may find the title somewhere in the long list, though its not under clogs or wooden shoes. http://www.shireb...
by judyofthewoods
Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Powering a TV from my Bicycle
Replies: 18
Views: 9823

The otherpower website is brill, thanks. Andy, the cycle powered sound system is probably Rinkidink, isn't it? Or similar name. I have used a pedal generator myself, and my own experience backs up Wombat's figure of 1 amp for sustained pedalling. See this thread on the green-trust forum http://www.g...
by judyofthewoods
Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sprouted Beans - How?
Replies: 23
Views: 9910

check this thread http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=163&highlight=sprouting and this on the downsizer forum http://forum.downsizer.net/viewtopic.php?t=2520&highlight=sprouting If you use the jar method you can also just hold a tea strainer over the mouth as you pour off the wate...
by judyofthewoods
Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Alternative Energy
Replies: 4
Views: 3009

sounds a good idea, I've got some experience to pass on.
by judyofthewoods
Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Composting Tissues
Replies: 5
Views: 2942

Wombat wrote:( we just won't mention the 2 foot long mutant cockroaches - there is no evidence that they are linked to the tissues:wink: )

Nev
Ah, but absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Have they really conducted a thorough test against different types of tissue, brands, colorants etc.?
by judyofthewoods
Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Composting Tissues
Replies: 5
Views: 2942

All biodegradable with no added pollutants, as long as the tissue isn't coloured. I suspect you probably use recycled non coloured. If you could inhale enough pollutants to worry about the snot, I'd be more worried about your lungs.
by judyofthewoods
Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Electric generation from home fire?
Replies: 2
Views: 2326

Probably negligable amounts of power from a home fire, and steam boilers need to be very strong, and there is the danger of explosions if any pressure relief valve should fail. I'd say, if worth doing at all, its an advanced job, wouldn't tackle it myself. A sterling engine would be safer, but proba...
by judyofthewoods
Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: That was a close shave!
Replies: 21
Views: 8535

:shock: there is a good article on the downsizer website about green funerals if you need one. Not sure about the law in Oz about burrying someone in their back garden though.
by judyofthewoods
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Eco Shampoo
Replies: 37
Views: 17544

my guess is that unless you have very short hair, getting enough soap latherred up to wash all of it, is probably quite awkward, a liquid is easier to handle. I have tried in the past to use Ecover washingup liquid, but it dulled my hair, was rather strong, and I would think bar soap would probably ...
by judyofthewoods
Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Home Brewing Compost
Replies: 16
Views: 8165

[quote="mountaingirl I think slugs and things may like it to sleep under. mountaingirl :cat:[/quote] Now there is Permaculture in action, the problem is the solution - use the stuff to trap slugs away from your plants. They'll even eat some of it, hopefully leaving your veg alone. Even if some critt...
by judyofthewoods
Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: US to accelerate change from petrol to hybrid vehicles
Replies: 2
Views: 2129

Well, a glimmer of hope, but even hybrids have to run of something, and even the cleanest power like renewables require energy and resources in their manufacture, almost certainly non-renewable. A lot of hydrogen is made with hydrocarbon fuel rather than elecrolytically split from water. Electric ve...