Hello from Birmingham

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tom_birmingham
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Hello from Birmingham

Post: # 284356Post tom_birmingham
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:13 am

Hi Folks,

Just dropping in to say hello, found this forum via the wonders of google. I have been reading quite a lot of books on self sufficiency over the past few years and have decided to go harder into practice and try and improve our home and our lives more so with low impact living whilst enjoying the ideas and philosophy along the way. One of the things I decided to do was diarise it via a blog, it's in it's infancy but there is a recipe up at the moment and a little background information on myself and my thoughts as they go along. You can read it on this https://selfandroots.wordpress.com and I hope it will become useful or interesting to read.

Happy to chat to anyone here and continue learning, any Birmingham folk please do say hello - would be great to exchange ideas and localised information.

All the best,

Tom

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Re: Hello from Birmingham

Post: # 284358Post Green Aura
Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:38 am

Hi Tom, welcome to Ish. :wave:
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Re: Hello from Birmingham

Post: # 284359Post doofaloofa
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:06 pm

Hi Tom

What's the difference between a buffalo and a bison?
ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln

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Post: # 284360Post tom_birmingham
Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:28 pm

No idea, but I have a feeling you are going to tell me ? :icon_smile:
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Re: Hello from Birmingham

Post: # 284362Post Zech
Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:18 pm

Hi Tom :wave:

Are you in Birmingham, UK or Birmingham Alabama? I'm guessing the first from the description in your blog (do they even have terraces in Alabama?) but maybe Doofa was thinking of the other one :lol:

Not a brummie myself, but my husband is, though we've settled in Wales now. Good to meet you.
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Post: # 284363Post tom_birmingham
Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:00 pm

Just adjusted location, wish we had the weather of Birmingham in Alabama !
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Re: Hello from Birmingham

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Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:01 pm

You can't wash your hands in a buffalo
ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln

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Re: Hello from Birmingham

Post: # 284369Post ina
Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:03 pm

doofaloofa wrote:You can't wash your hands in a buffalo
Arghhhhh! :roll:


Hiya, Tom! :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Hello from Birmingham

Post: # 284370Post tom_birmingham
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:13 pm

Hello all,

Just finishing off a blog on sourdough baking tips and resources, will be up tomorrow once I have read it over again and added images.

A lot of different places here - Kincardineshire is a great name for a place, used to live in the Borders for most of my childhood until I landed back in Birmingham !
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Re: Hello from Birmingham

Post: # 284373Post tom_birmingham
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:17 pm

https://selfandroots.wordpress.com/2015 ... d-make-it/ - as promised, thought this might be useful with bread baking and researching sourdough bread.
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