The Self-sufficientish Bible

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Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:30 am

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Post: #115844 Berti
Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:24 pm

YES!!!!!!!!!! Today my copy arrived through bol.com (property of bertelsmann, who also own amazon if I am right). I am real sorry it isn't signed but who knows what chances the future brings.
I am absolutely chuffed with my copy, and you guys did a good job on it..........amazing all the topics you got covered AND it's so inspiring things start to itch!!!
Thanks for such a wonderful bible ........I will enjoy it bit by bit.

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Post: #115929 Andy Hamilton
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:20 pm

Berti wrote:YES!!!!!!!!!! Today my copy arrived through bol.com (property of bertelsmann, who also own amazon if I am right). I am real sorry it isn't signed but who knows what chances the future brings.
I am absolutely chuffed with my copy, and you guys did a good job on it..........amazing all the topics you got covered AND it's so inspiring things start to itch!!!
Thanks for such a wonderful bible ........I will enjoy it bit by bit.

cheers
berti


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Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:22 pm

that was an absolutely, utterly PLEASURE, Andy!!! please keep writing.
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Post: #116440 Rod in Japan
Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:21 am

I have a question about the content.

The Amazon review says it covers bees.

Does it cover Top Bar Hives at all? And does anybody on this forum have any experience with them?

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Post: #116797 Andy Hamilton
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:54 am

Rod in Japan wrote:I have a question about the content.

The Amazon review says it covers bees.

Does it cover Top Bar Hives at all? And does anybody on this forum have any experience with them?

Thanks!


Best off asking in the Livestock section about bee's I know that there used to be some beekeepers about.

As for the bee keeping section, I wrote that and it is just meant really as reference showing what to expect for the beekeepers year. covers 2 pages. As I suggest in the text it might be worth finding a local beekeepers association not sure about Japan - but in the UK try - http://www.bbka.org.uk could be a good starting point.
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Re: The Self-sufficientish Bible

Post: #135773 deborah
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:38 pm

I got my copy yesterday, found it on the cookbook shelf in a big bookstore. And all I can say is..... WOW ! It's even better than I expected.

The idea of self sufficiency ( ish or not ! ) was daunting, even though it was something I had been more than just interested in for a very long time. But in this book there's no talking down to us readers, it's just straightforward-talking-to-a-friend stuff. The ideas are swimming round my head now, it's all I can think about ! Right now I have to start small, I only have a tiny walled yard & who knows how long I will be on the list for an allotment ( I talked to the bloke in charge today, he was very positive, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that its months, rather than years. )

But the point is that even if its only tiny steps, I can start.

And it's this bloody amazing book that made me see that.
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Post: #135782 Andy Hamilton
Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:58 pm

deborah wrote:I got my copy yesterday, found it on the cookbook shelf in a big bookstore. And all I can say is..... WOW ! It's even better than I expected.

The idea of self sufficiency ( ish or not ! ) was daunting, even though it was something I had been more than just interested in for a very long time. But in this book there's no talking down to us readers, it's just straightforward-talking-to-a-friend stuff. The ideas are swimming round my head now, it's all I can think about ! Right now I have to start small, I only have a tiny walled yard & who knows how long I will be on the list for an allotment ( I talked to the bloke in charge today, he was very positive, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that its months, rather than years. )

But the point is that even if its only tiny steps, I can start.

And it's this bloody amazing book that made me see that.


:oops: Thanks Deborah.
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