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by Minnesota
Sun May 08, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: mead
Replies: 7
Views: 1618

Re: mead

Temperature can get slow/sluggish yeast back in the mood !
has it gotten warmer where you keep it ?
by Minnesota
Sun May 08, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: What to do with a bale of hay ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

Re: What to do with a bale of hay ?

I'm not sure what constitutes as Hay in the UK? in my area, it is typically alfalfa and when it gets wet, it really stinks. I would NOT use it like straw, ie. around strawberries. I would compost it. mix some fresh grass clippings, some freshly composted soil, and water.
by Minnesota
Sun May 08, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Cuttin' firewood
Replies: 4
Views: 1965

Re: Cuttin' firewood

Keith, it is White Oak. As you can probably notice the "wet" looking spot in the middle is rotten...if teh base wasn't rotten, I would have probably not been able to successfully cut it with that saw, Stihl 360 Pro, which is my largest saw. niknik, yes, lots of wood from that tree, except for the ba...
by Minnesota
Sat May 07, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Cuttin' firewood
Replies: 4
Views: 1965

Cuttin' firewood

Normally I don't get to cut Large trees and actually I prefer not to. this is a Dead windfall, the base is about 36 inch in Diameter (almost a 1 meter) My chainsaw has a 20 inch bar (about 1/2 Meter). This is the largest tree I ever Cut up. http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu127/JonB_in_Glencoe/bi...
by Minnesota
Sat May 07, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free Meat
Replies: 12
Views: 6614

Re: Free Meat

IF YOU'RE NOT CONFIDENT OF A CLEAN KILL WITH ONE SHOT, DON'T BOTHER PULLING THE TRIGGER. Mike +1 on that same thought. I take several squirrels (in town, where firearm shoting is not allowed), for the BBQ. I use a air rifle. Clean one shot kill or don't pull the trigger. We owe that to the animals ...
by Minnesota
Sat May 07, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: God on Lawn care...
Replies: 16
Views: 2649

Re: God on Lawn care...

LOL

I've never heard this, thougth it seems from others that it's been around a while.
I'm going to share this around the US.
Good Luck
by Minnesota
Sat May 07, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: remoska users
Replies: 16
Views: 3495

Re: remoska users

I've never heard of the remoska.
did some searching...sounds very interesting, especially if living in a RV.
seems as though none are available in US :(
Jon
by Minnesota
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rain awareness...something new to stress about!
Replies: 17
Views: 1703

Re: Rain awareness...something new to stress about!

Seriously considering connecting another tank up to the other end of the house. Of course if I did that, we would have one of those rain-soaking summers where we have too much water. Regards, Chuck I have 2 rain barrels (50 gallon each) and a underground cistern (about 1500 gallons) Last summer was...
by Minnesota
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Maple sap is just starting to run
Replies: 0
Views: 710

Maple sap is just starting to run

The maple sap is just starting to run :icon_smile: I make syrup a little differently that most. I tap two large trees, each with a triple tap. During the best part of the run, I get about 12 gallons of sap per day. I simmer large pots full of sap on my woodstove all day and all night, when it gets t...
by Minnesota
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South America
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Re: Hello from South America

Greetings,
you have found one great place to learn about self-sufficiency.
are you originally from Colombia ? Or the US ? Or the UK ?
just curious.
by Minnesota
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rain awareness...something new to stress about!
Replies: 17
Views: 1703

Re: Rain awareness...something new to stress about!

Central Minnesota must be getting all the moisture. our snow pack is melting and there are lots of Flood predictions, more that usual. last summer and fall were some of the wetist on record. so our soil moisture is way up there. Plus, we had lots of snow storms...I think the season total so far is a...
by Minnesota
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Know a good charcoal making course
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Re: Know a good charcoal making course

Here is nearly everything you need to know
http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=37313
by Minnesota
Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Peak Oil
Replies: 49
Views: 6420

Re: Peak Oil

I think that the best solution to reducing our dependance on fossil fuels is to manage our city infrastructures better, things such as :icon_smile: devanning large trucks to solar charged electric delivery vehicles :icon_smile: banning civillian vehicles in central business districts :icon_smile: d...
by Minnesota
Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: 10 things I've done that you probably haven't
Replies: 148
Views: 18787

Re: 10 things I've done that you probably haven't

grahamhobbs wrote: the only thing that stands out for me is that I wrote the first computer game after that simple tennis game, it was the first interactive Starwars game.
Are you talking about "Asteroids" ?
by Minnesota
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This coming Winter
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: This coming Winter

winter is predicted to be Long and Cold in USA again this year too.
they call it El' Nino or la Nina ???