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  Topic: Norway to kill 25% of its wolves
Eigon

Replies: 45
Views: 80355
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jan 21, 15 6:12 pm   Subject: Norway to kill 25% of its wolves
I don't think he mentioned wolves in cities - but there are wolves in Italy, and they don't seem to be a problem around cities.
  Topic: Norway to kill 25% of its wolves
Eigon

Replies: 45
Views: 80355
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 15 7:04 pm   Subject: Norway to kill 25% of its wolves
George Monbiot talks about this in his book Feral, which is all about "re-wilding" the countryside. His argument is that sheep farming is unprofitable and propped up by subsidies, and it would be far ...
  Topic: Re-carding fleece?
Eigon

Replies: 7
Views: 4714
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Jul 15, 14 5:40 pm   Subject: Re-carding fleece?
I used to go into schools with some friends, whose full-time job was to be Vikings for the day in primary schools! I used to help with the spinning and weaving, and some of my wool (Jacob's sheep woo ...
  Topic: alternatives to fossil fuels
Eigon

Replies: 105
Views: 79522
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Apr 22, 14 6:53 pm   Subject: alternatives to fossil fuels
The project where rooftops are being used is in Leominster - I think it's the New Leaf people who are involved. There was a talk about alternative energy at the Hay Spring Fair the other weekend wher ...
  Topic: alternatives to fossil fuels
Eigon

Replies: 105
Views: 79522
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 14 8:26 pm   Subject: alternatives to fossil fuels
Near Hereford there's a project going on to build a solar panel farm on land which was used for landfill. The ground is polluted, so it can't be used for grazing, growing crops or building houses, so ...
  Topic: Lovely B&B between hereford and Hay-on-Wye
Eigon

Replies: 4
Views: 9147
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 13 6:59 pm   Subject: Lovely B&B between hereford and Hay-on-Wye
This house was used as the home of Mr Armstrong, the solicitor who was hanged for poisoning his wife in the 1920s in Hay-on-Wye, in the film Dandelion Dead. The actual house is up Cusop Dingle, but t ...
  Topic: Making urge
Eigon

Replies: 26
Views: 8987
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 13 7:24 pm   Subject: Making urge
Hi, Mistress Rose - I use a lucet. I started off using it for medieval re-enactment, but at the moment I'm making my second rug by lucetting a loose cord, then plaiting three cords together, and then ...
  Topic: Portacabin
Eigon

Replies: 3
Views: 6480
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 13 4:45 pm   Subject: Portacabin
I lived in a portacabin for almost two years, and I can safely say it was one of the warmest and cosiest places I'd lived up until then, after a series of cold and damp rented houses. We had a little ...
  Topic: Is it possible to live supermarket-free?
Eigon

Replies: 35
Views: 182989
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Wed Dec 26, 12 12:13 pm   Subject: Is it possible to live supermarket-free?
Where I live, there's a lot of local discussion (to put it mildly) about the possibility of a new supermarket moving in.
Some locals did a shopping basket survey, and found that shopping in the local ...
 
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