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by Jove
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Shredded paper
Replies: 20
Views: 3977

Re: Shredded paper

I surely will give it a try as well (It was not my intention to judge :dontknow: )
by Jove
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Shredded paper
Replies: 20
Views: 3977

Re: Shredded paper

oooh, I tought you referred to motor oil :roll: yep, why not give it a try ? Every time you'll burn one of those you will find yourself in a fish&chips shop :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:
by Jove
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Shredded paper
Replies: 20
Views: 3977

Re: Shredded paper

with oil ? not very eco :scratch: .... when using water you just need to be patient. I made the blocks not too big (size of a small round tin can and others about the size of a small brick) and put them in my shed to dry. It took some time (weeks, months,...) but when I burned some of them this week...
by Jove
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Shredded paper
Replies: 20
Views: 3977

Re: Shredded paper

I got quite a lot of shredded paper from my office : I use it for the chicken coop and they like it for sleeping and laying their eggs. I also use it in my two -small- homemade paperbrick-makers.
by Jove
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Re-using old tee shirts
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: Re-using old tee shirts

the shirts that are still wearable are being used for gardening, the really beaten ones can have many new use : to clean my shoes, to clean up the mess after a paintjob :? , general cleaning of equipment, etc....
by Jove
Wed May 14, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Shower question
Replies: 22
Views: 4964

saving water in the shower

In our shower we always put a bucket : before the water is warm it takes a few liters. I aim the shower into the bucket and catch the cold water. Every shower I save about 5 liters of water; that water I can use to clean or flush the toilet ! :cheers:
by Jove
Wed May 14, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Blueberry questions
Replies: 27
Views: 6301

blueberry

I also finished building my fruitcage around my berries (red berry (in flemish : jenever berry) , blueberry, raspberry....the last few years I tried it with nets only but that was such a mess and birds still got in and stole the fruit. This year will be different, my feathered friends :mrgreen: I do...
by Jove
Wed May 14, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What do you guys do for seeds?
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

seeds

Hi, here in Vlaanderen (Belgium) I'm a member of VELT (http://www.velt.be), an group for ecological living. Every year we get the chance of buying bio-seeds for the (vegetable) garden. These products are bought in companies like De Bolster (http://www.bolster.nl - site in dutch only) in Holland and ...
by Jove
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: brocolli
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

brocolli

Hi, it's been a while, but I'm back. Harvest was quite allright this year (especially appels and berries) but my brocolli was a disaster. All my plants were eaten by caterpillars. Every early morning I plucked them away, but it was no use. And because I refuse to use pesticides I wonder what I can d...
by Jove
Tue May 08, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar powered security lights
Replies: 9
Views: 3634

solar security lights

have a look on Ebay for solar security lights. I bought one from an english seller and it works very good. Mine is not a security light but a regular light to light up my "cargo bay". It contains 1 light with 5 bright LED's, 3 meters of cable and a mountable panel of 15 x 10 cm. I paid abo...
by Jove
Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Slugs and salt
Replies: 36
Views: 9413

the war on slugs

Hi, if I catch slugs I throw them in the part of the garden where I keep my chickens. Better is to feed slugs to ducks, because sometimes chickens don't even want to eat slugs. Also I use a biological product called 'escar-go' : it's 100% biological and slugs are attracted to it. It is supposed to d...
by Jove
Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: had a harvest yet?
Replies: 20
Views: 5867

harvest

just harvested our peas. We bought biological seeds/beans this year from a dutch company (via our gardeners club http://www.velt.be). I used about 3 square meters to plant the beans and we got about 2,5 kg of peas. Not bad for the first time I tried growing peas. We already ate some of them tonight ...
by Jove
Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Reusing/Recycling corks
Replies: 46
Views: 18172

recycling corks

In the city of Liège (in Wallonia, the french speaking part of Belgium) there is a firm called 'Le petit Liège' ('Liège' is also the french word for 'cork') and they recycle corks and turn it into insulation for homes. http://users.swing.be/petit.liege/ is their website (sorry only in dutch...
by Jove
Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Series 2
Replies: 3
Views: 2093

The Good Life

everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask :wink:

http://www.phill.co.uk/comedy/goodlife/

cheers,
Joeri
by Jove
Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: recycling tetra Pak
Replies: 31
Views: 14488

recycling

we can also take our recyclable stuff to the local 'container park' : every town has one of these places (run by the town coucil) where we can bring the stuff that can be recycled : plastic, metal, glass, construction rubble, paper, wood, etc...etc... the place is filled with large containers, one f...

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