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by Nikki
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Cob 'barn'?
Replies: 6
Views: 8255

Re: Cob 'barn'?

Thanks everyone. Metal prefab constructions by and large don't fall into that category so proceed fairly easily. You might find yourself having to explain your choice of materials and why you particularly want it for this project. Yes, thank you. I was coming to realise myself after looking at what ...
by Nikki
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Cob 'barn'?
Replies: 6
Views: 8255

Cob 'barn'?

Hey all. We'll be going down the 'field to farm' type route soon enough. Part of this process is applying for prior notice of agricultural use building. I've searched everywhere for information on what are the materials criteria for such a barn but cant find it. I've read that the materials from whi...
by Nikki
Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: composting-ish
Replies: 29
Views: 1958

Re: composting-ish

thanks Mmm. :) i'm not too concerned about getting great compost, rather composting our waste, mostly kitchen waste. it's just not having much to compost and seeing stuff go mouldy that concerns me. perhaps i need to add more cardboard. if i can get away with just kitchen waste and paper and cardboa...
by Nikki
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: composting-ish
Replies: 29
Views: 1958

Re: composting-ish

ok, thanks for the clarification... so something, like leaves, being completely dry and brown aren't necessarily Brown... good grief. so look for brittle slightly woody stems.... got it... i think :)
by Nikki
Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: composting-ish
Replies: 29
Views: 1958

Re: composting-ish

Brown stuff needs to be a bitmore than dry, a bit woody will do (or cardboard even? bit of shredded paper) Best is always horse poo, can't help but mention it! no horse poo. like i said previously, i have plenty of hand torn paper and cardboard. the only other thing i have are weeds (nettles mostly...
by Nikki
Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: composting-ish
Replies: 29
Views: 1958

Re: composting-ish

Millymollymandy wrote:
Millymollymandy wrote:loo roll holders

Oh dear I do write some gibberish sometimes, you know I meant the cardboard inner thingy not the holders! :lol: :lol: :lol:


chuckle, i understood! :D
by Nikki
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: composting-ish
Replies: 29
Views: 1958

Re: composting-ish

darn, forgot about drilling holes, thanks! must look for some worms...

thanks about the brown confirmation... wasn't sure whether it was simply dry plants or something to do with their chemical component! :p
by Nikki
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: composting-ish
Replies: 29
Views: 1958

Re: composting-ish

hey guys, you inspired and encouraged me to finally start. so we bought a water butt, with a great lid. i have so much kitchen waste, and am loving being able to do something with it. but the lack of Brown is worrying me. lists says straw is a Brown (carbon)... but garden waste is Green (nitrogen). ...
by Nikki
Sun May 09, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: composting-ish
Replies: 29
Views: 1958

Re: composting-ish

okay, this is really helpful. I had no idea a bin liner could be used! So that or a water butt, or anything similar as long as we have holes in the bottom. Got it. Now I just need to work out what brown to use. I can shred paper by hand at least and cardboard. That and kicthen waste, a little gree c...
by Nikki
Sun May 09, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: composting-ish
Replies: 29
Views: 1958

composting-ish

hello everyone! it's been over a year since I dropped in here. I've been busy with a new baby (now 2yrs old) and hubby has been building our stone house. We're finally in our little haven up a mountain (Montenegro). Sooo... a million and one things to do. One of the things I'm just dying to get goin...
by Nikki
Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Septic tank (sort of)
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: Septic tank (sort of)

Thanks everyone. This all helps.

Gdb, ours has a natural soil bottom. same thing?
by Nikki
Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Paper logs
Replies: 24
Views: 3272

Re: Paper logs

Thanks pbf.

I've taken a look at various photos online and it seems one thing that can easily be made at home. I think just some sort of tin, as howie mentions. And perhaps a tight-fitted disc thingy with a handle to push down.
by Nikki
Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Paper logs
Replies: 24
Views: 3272

Re: Paper logs

Oh this is a billiant idea. What do these things look like? Website anyone? We're going back to UK for a few weeks in January, so we could try to source one then. This would be rgeat as we'll have two stoves to run.
by Nikki
Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Septic tank (sort of)
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Septic tank (sort of)

Hi everyone, We're just built a septic tank thingy. Well, it has four concrete sides but a natural earthen bottom. It's how they do them here. The idea is that liquid seeps into the ground and solids degrade because they have a system whereby the liquid separates from the solids. I think... Point be...
by Nikki
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The problem with composting paper & cardboard
Replies: 16
Views: 1782

Re: The problem with composting paper & cardboard

So useful to know! I'm a compost virgin.

Might it be successful and beneficial to compost paper separately? It's that recycling initiatives where I live are facades.

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