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by elfcurry
Fri May 05, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Green TV
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

Green TV

Seeing so many threads about The Good Life here, I was idly thinking there should be a channel just continuously looping Tom And Barbara. Then I thought there are other green, organic or self-sufficiency related programmes, like It's Not Easy Being Green , some news reports from main channels on gre...
by elfcurry
Tue May 02, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Are supermarkets evil?
Replies: 75
Views: 29217

Rise up!

Actually I'm thinking of doing it as a community venture - thus I won't make millions but then I don't really want to - but rather it will be a community owned business that will make a difference to a lot of lives. This is how the original cooperative movement started: ordinary people getting toge...
by elfcurry
Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Tallest sunflower competition
Replies: 123
Views: 47350

Can I join in too please? Last summer was my first time with sunflowers and they were alright-ish about 1.6m tall. I experimented with time-lapse photography, hoping to see them track the sun or grow but with limited success. I planted a few seeds in a progagator this week but nothing to see yet. Ho...
by elfcurry
Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: How Long Before My Home Made Water Butt Leaks?
Replies: 38
Views: 32565

I like it and I expect it will hold more water - if you get some. How long will it last? I'd worry about two things: 1. thin plastic getting ripped or punctured by a splinter or snagged on something sharp. 2. whether the wooden joints will take the pressure of the depth of the water How confident ar...
by elfcurry
Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for plastic onion nets
Replies: 15
Views: 8160

101 uses for plastic onion nets

You know, the small orang or yellow bags which prepackged onions sometimes come in. I've been keeping these for some while as I'm pretty sure they'd last for ever in landfill and there must be something useful I can do with them. 1. sewn or tied as large areas: bird netting for crops 2. filling a cu...
by elfcurry
Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Standby power consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 13456

computer clocks

Muddypause wrote: If it's what I think it is, the little battery that keeps the clock going in the computer will last for years - probably the life of the computer. Think of the tiddly little battery in a digital watch; that will often last for years before it needs changing. To save power, I'd go f...
by elfcurry
Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: water saving tip
Replies: 14
Views: 6564

What about diverting the grey water straight into a water butt outside, and then into the garden? As long as you keep to a relatively eco-brand of washing stuff, you channel the "wasted water" straight to where it's needed... without using a hose pipe! I reuse grey water from the washing machine. T...
by elfcurry
Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Free Energie
Replies: 63
Views: 29391

I actually think Michel is right.

I actually think Michel is right. No, only kidding. He thinks he's found a bunch of people who want to believe (and I would love to believe in harmless free energy). But he thinks we haven't got the critical faculties to spot a scam. Anyone with more brain cells than toes knows perpetual energy is ...
by elfcurry
Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: kumiss
Replies: 7
Views: 3541


I had some drink made from fermented milk in northern India in the foothills of the Himalayas. I think it was called chang but not sure if that's how you spell it! It came in a tall glass with small bits of somethin black on the top (unless that was accidental!) and was only available in the kind of...
by elfcurry
Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Making wine from frozen fruit
Replies: 5
Views: 4337

using old fruit

I've grown blackcurrants for some years and often to put them in the freezer to avoid deciding to what to do with them. There were quite a few bags in there but I didn't think much about them. Last November my freezer packed up and largely defrosted so I did a triage operation on all the contents (f...
by elfcurry
Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for an old/scratched/promo cd
Replies: 29
Views: 11259

free indoor heating

22. stuck on the walls on a walled garden to reflect some light back in. 29. Similar to above; attach a whole lot of CDs to a frame by my hedge which gets early morning sunshine, to create a big mirror which reflects sunlight and more importantly heat into the house in cool but sunny weather. When ...