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by Big Al
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: health worries?
Replies: 9
Views: 2356

Re: health worries?

Actually wheat production is viable. Half of a 440sq yd allotment will produce enough wheat for a years flour for a family of 4. Your difficulty will be getting the seed in the first place as i think there are EEC restrictions on small scale production. I also think there is a way to use wheat speci...
by Big Al
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Lets not call last orders at the Selfufficientish pub
Replies: 31
Views: 7950

Re: Lets not call last orders at the Selfufficientish pub

In a previous life I was a high quality candle maker and I was on an American fourm as most of my products came from the USA. The southern Baptists are the real deal, far more so than any raw vegan. One occasion I was winding them up I got over 5000 flame mails :iconbiggrin: Another time I was told ...
by Big Al
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: health worries?
Replies: 9
Views: 2356

Re: health worries?

Demi, Don't worry about your grandfather, He's old enough to know and as he says he is going to gie sooner or later. I was paranoid about health and dieing, not anymore. Sadly if you eat anything these days there will be a side effect to it. Rear your own meat and you can get blue ear in pigs, Scrap...
by Big Al
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Multi fuel stoves etc
Replies: 60
Views: 24024

Re: Multi fuel stoves etc

SusieGee wrote:
Big Al wrote:...And you are doing this to a COUNCIL HOUSE??
Al behave! Housing Association actually. It's nearly Christmas be nice to each other :santa: :santa: :santa:
Sorry SG,

I didn't mean to post that before i checked the facts. As for christmas i try to follow a buddhist path..... :cooldude:
by Big Al
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Multi fuel stoves etc
Replies: 60
Views: 24024

Re: Multi fuel stoves etc

if so whats the rough cost of such a system and is there any special permissions required to fit one (we are in a rented housing association property) and lastly the rough running costs per month of such a system? We currently use around £25 a week in electricity and our cottage is never warm so we...
by Big Al
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Lets not call last orders at the Selfufficientish pub
Replies: 31
Views: 7950

Re: Lets not call last orders at the Selfufficientish pub

I've read the original post from andy and the follow up posts and understand it could be a problem for some getting wound up but I seem to have missed what instigated the post. Can someone point me to the post / topic that has prompted the ( I guess) complaint. Big Al is it possibly this? im just g...
by Big Al
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Multi fuel stoves etc
Replies: 60
Views: 24024

Re: Multi fuel stoves etc

...And you are doing this to a COUNCIL HOUSE??
by Big Al
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: back; like a bad smell;)
Replies: 25
Views: 2260

Re: back; like a bad smell;)

Any news on MW ??
by Big Al
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Lets not call last orders at the Selfufficientish pub
Replies: 31
Views: 7950

Re: Lets not call last orders at the Selfufficientish pub

I've read the original post from andy and the follow up posts and understand it could be a problem for some getting wound up but I seem to have missed what instigated the post. Can someone point me to the post / topic that has prompted the ( I guess) complaint. Personally I think it would be a trave...
by Big Al
Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: solar bottle lights
Replies: 11
Views: 4171

Re: solar bottle lights

I think it's a good idea too. I can see why they don't have skylights. If you're building a shanty hut out of corrugated steel then you need a matching piece of corrugated plastic to form a skylight or else it will leak. Corrugated plastic is not so common as steel. i guess that's true and on the w...
by Big Al
Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Using T bags to carry your shopping home.
Replies: 12
Views: 2834

Re: Using T bags to carry your shopping home.

Comment from OH, If I did that, who's going to carry it, you would'nt get it of the ground. :silent: :silent: As i said ir was either a bag, a duster or a tablecloth and we have a big table. It is always a talking point and even a chat up line ( bear with me here). Go into asda and they ask if you ...
by Big Al
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Using T bags to carry your shopping home.
Replies: 12
Views: 2834

Re: Using T bags to carry your shopping home.

Well you all should know me by now.... if not look at my profile comments. :lol: There was a link in the original post but I shrunk it down as it was a direct link to my site and I'm always cautious of self promotion being seen as spam et al.Obviously I shrunk it too much... Boboff, if I called it a...
by Big Al
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: back; like a bad smell;)
Replies: 25
Views: 2260

Re: back; like a bad smell;)

Heck it's good to be HOME! :grouphug: @KB Thanks :iconbiggrin: @Boboff, of course I'll be nice to the poor overworked nurses, (& it's not been 'free': so far we've had to pay out over £100 for the wretched tablets 'cos the doc wasn't allowed to prescribe more than a week's worth at a time (I was on...
by Big Al
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Using T bags to carry your shopping home.
Replies: 12
Views: 2834

Re: Using T bags to carry your shopping home.

Tbags.. When shopping you might buy some tea bags in your weekly shopping but why not use your t bags to CARRY you shopping home in? Follow these easy instructions to make large T Bags. Take a T shirt that you no longer wear. Cut the arms off. Place a bowl on the neck and cut around this. Turn the ...
by Big Al
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Using T bags to carry your shopping home.
Replies: 12
Views: 2834

Using T bags to carry your shopping home.

Tbags.. When shopping you might buy some tea bags in your weekly shopping but why not use your t bags to CARRY you shopping home in? Follow these easy instructions to make large T Bags. Take a T shirt that you no longer wear. Cut the arms off. Place a bowl on the neck and cut around this. Turn the T...