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by extractorfan
Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: fags and booze!
Replies: 37
Views: 22347

That is a good idea,

Bees to protect the allotment from the marauding chavs. They vandalize the place at the moment and there isn't even a shortage of food!

If you learn how to, will you train my bees?
by extractorfan
Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: fags and booze!
Replies: 37
Views: 22347

I've thought about keeping bees also, the allotment society said I couldn't, which is confusing. Surely gardeners like bees!!! Increased harvests and all that.

Isn't Mead made from honey?
by extractorfan
Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Learning to grow food
Replies: 49
Views: 28446

Thanks for that aliwood and newmac, I will look at the RSPB site, didn't think of that. Not sure about the salt solution for the slugs though, doesn't that get into the soil? I've grown food in my garden for the last 2 years and yes I will use beer traps, but It's quite a large allotment so I think ...
by extractorfan
Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Learning to grow food
Replies: 49
Views: 28446

I?m hoping for some advice for myself a perhaps others too. With my day off today, I?m planning the use of my allotment for next year. I had it since about August this year so it was too late to make the best use, we grew some winter cabbage, cauliflower and established a Globe Artichoke plant near ...
by extractorfan
Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Learning to grow food
Replies: 49
Views: 28446

Beer traps work well for slugs, as has been said. Put a large flat stone protruding from a small bush and you may attract the Thrush which will use the stone to smash snails aginst. Snails are usually abundant where there's slugs. Slugs don't like copper pipes, so surround your allotment with bits o...
by extractorfan
Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Eco Footprint calculator on BP site
Replies: 12
Views: 7807

12 tonnes :oops: Gutted, there's only 2 of us. Will try a bit harder, need energy efficient bulbs. We have loft insulation but not cavity wall (terranced house wasn't an option either). We are getting rid of one of our cars in the new year. We don't own a freezer and have an energy efficient fridge....
by extractorfan
Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: fags and booze!
Replies: 37
Views: 22347

Here's an interesting link I found for this thread:- http://www.beyondpeak.com/drugs-beyondpeak.html If you make your own still, you could make ethanol for transport fuel as well as 'Die-Off Moonshine'! :lol: Good link and as for the moonshine, John Seymore's 'Fat of the land' talks a little about ...
by extractorfan
Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: fags and booze!
Replies: 37
Views: 22347

Learn to brew a decent beer from hops and malted barley. Its fun and cheap and when it turns out right it is better than the bought stuff. Trade in beer, always gonna be a market for that. The wife can make good wine but grapes may be a problem, trying elderberry next year. Learn to make salami (alt...
by extractorfan
Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Advice on how to 'wake up' the parents?
Replies: 10
Views: 6355

Actions speak louder than words. Maybe if you did something to show that you are serious (like start an allotment) and asked for a bit help from your parents? An excellent suggestion, I started an allotment early this year, not only does it give me some exercise, I have met some great people. My fo...
by extractorfan
Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Cheer up!
Replies: 16
Views: 11295

A while ago I told some shareholders and partners about peak oil, I wanted to plan for a difficult business environment. Man that was the wrong thing to do, I was ridiculed, laughed at, told I was crazy so many times I started to believe it. Looking back its no supprise, a public freak out if you wi...
by extractorfan
Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Anti-biotics
Replies: 7
Views: 5462

I've got an ear infection right now, I get them too from time to time. I'm trying to see if it will clear itself up, but I've had it a week. If it is worse tomorrow am going to the docs.

Just trying to say, I share your worries on this snow hope.