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  Topic: New Book - The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 21
Views: 1959
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 19 2:52 pm   Subject: New Book - The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook
Ty Gwyn, we have had them for the last few months. They tend to congregate at roundabouts although one weekend they blocked the entrances to the main supermarkets etc.
Most of them are ok, they dela ...
  Topic: New Book - The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 21
Views: 1959
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Sat Mar 23, 19 12:01 pm   Subject: New Book - The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook
Over here, the French just dont understand why we are determined to leave as to most people the uncertainty both financial and security wise is a major threat. They are mystified. BUT, I have to say ...
  Topic: New Book - The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 21
Views: 1959
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 19 9:58 am   Subject: New Book - The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook
Doing the book has been great. Therapeutic and hard work, but the editing was the worst. Id love to do a serious book on apples, orchards and cidermaking, but would also include French so I need to ...
  Topic: New Book - The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 21
Views: 1959
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 19 11:11 am   Subject: New Book - The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook
Thanks both. Its been a slog. 70,000 words.....
Of course its never gonna make me rich, so the next book will be a bonkbuster set in the Dordogne. Im changing my name as ill be terribly embarrassed ...
  Topic: New Book - The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 21
Views: 1959
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 19 9:18 am   Subject: New Book - The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook
Hello all,
I'm delighted to announce that FINALLY my book is available on pre-order and will be on general release from 2nd May 2019.
It's been a long time in the making and I'm sure all you smallho ...
  Topic: Hybrid, Novagen Brown chicks - POL, Wigan
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 2
Views: 8533
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 17 9:22 am   Subject: Hybrid, Novagen Brown chicks - POL, Wigan
350 eggs a year? Hmmm. Think not.
  Topic: Redmite
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 18
Views: 39085
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Aug 01, 17 4:31 pm   Subject: Redmite
Eprinex or ivermectin pour on - you only need 3 drops for s standars hybrid and 4 for Orps or cockerels. Dont eat the eggs for at least a week.
Treat them again in 3 weeks.

For the house we used ...
  Topic: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 44
Views: 208288
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Aug 01, 17 12:13 pm   Subject: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
so BG has decided to bump leccy prices up by 12.5%. Thats gonna make people start thinking about renewables surely?
  Topic: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 44
Views: 208288
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jul 31, 17 10:17 am   Subject: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
Im actually finding the writing an excellent thing! Ive done stuff before for my thesis and for articles and reports, but the size is massive. Im shitting myself in case the computer crashes (a regu ...
  Topic: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 44
Views: 208288
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 17 2:51 pm   Subject: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
I have a headache and a muscle ache in my right shoulder, so Im stopping for the day....
45,800 words.

Enough.
  Topic: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 44
Views: 208288
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 17 9:20 am   Subject: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
The book thing came from me having a hard time after mum died (last Feb). I was told it would take a year and more to get over it, which it has. Ive only recently been able to go through her jewelle ...
  Topic: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 44
Views: 208288
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 17 6:25 pm   Subject: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
The whole self sufficiency thing has been a large part of our lives.
We have always been thrifty, but wanted to live a simpler life, which isnt always easy when you have a mortgage, 2 kids and need t ...
  Topic: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 44
Views: 208288
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 17 4:01 pm   Subject: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
...and for people who want/need to use power tools or whatever, they will have to rely on generators, petrol tools (eg chainsaws) or pony power.
Depressing.
  Topic: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 44
Views: 208288
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 17 3:59 pm   Subject: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
So, all theoretical. Im doing a book and HAVE to include some stuff on self sufficiency.
Some of the stuff Im quite happy with. Some, Im very unfamiliar with.

So, rainwater harvesting, sand filt ...
  Topic: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
Lorrainelovesplants

Replies: 44
Views: 208288
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 17 3:29 pm   Subject: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
So a kW and a kWp are basically the same for comparison purposes (assuming its sunny and working at peak efficiency?)

This is really complicated.
 
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