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by paul123456
Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: self sufficient an expensive hobby ?
Replies: 36
Views: 3518

self sufficient an expensive hobby ?

Hello everybody, for the last 10 years we've been trying to be self sufficient, started off in Holland ,soon moved to Ireland , and now have landed in Germany . In Ireland an English neighbour gave us the John Seymour book of self sufficiency , since then we've really seen the light. Now after nearl...
by paul123456
Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Multi fuel stoves etc
Replies: 60
Views: 26066

Re: Multi fuel stoves etc

Hello there , we've got a Stanley Erin in the living room and a Esse Ironheart in the kitchen ,both connected to a 1000liter water reservoir.On the roof there's 16m2 of solar boilers. We started building the system is May 2008 and until now it's made a saving 0f around 70% on the gas bill. This is n...
by paul123456
Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: We've moved house and I have a plant I can't identify
Replies: 8
Views: 1943

Re: We've moved house and I have a plant I can't identify

Hello there,

we in Germany think it's rettich ,family of the raddish , puple ish root ,and it s gone to seed .
We've got the same in our garden , they make good rabbit food , the chickens like the seed s.

regards ,

by paul123456
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: own made furniture
Replies: 8
Views: 3060

own made furniture

Hello there , I make furniture out of old scaffold boards , because the wood is otherwise thrown away I think it's good to give the wood a second life. My website is ,it's not yet translated to english but if you look at the pics you canget an impression. I'm interested in ...
by paul123456
Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Germany Ost Friesland
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Germany Ost Friesland

Hello there from Germany , we live in Ost Friesland near Norden , 5000m2 , 16m2 solar boilers , esse and stanley cookers .We try to be self suffiecient ,as far as it work here .We've lived in Ireland ,Holland ,England and now in Germany .Read the John Seymour bible alot . Interested in getting a win...
by paul123456
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Using Solar Energy To Get Paid?
Replies: 11
Views: 2002

Re: Using Solar Energy To Get Paid?

Hello there , here in Germany people can purchase a pv system , then they can supply back to the net ,the energy company and government will pay around 45 euro cent per kwh.Recently my neighbour got a big installation , 34kwh , cost €120K ! It won't make you rich but after around 13 years the invest...