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  Topic: Bacon chop anyone?
Shan

Replies: 9
Views: 184
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 20, 19 8:14 am   Subject: Bacon chop anyone?
People also seem to forget that if we don't eat species like the Large Black Pig, it will definitely die out as no one will be breeding it.
  Topic: It's all a bit fishy
Shan

Replies: 10
Views: 364
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 19 8:48 pm   Subject: It's all a bit fishy
adding value by mending it/adapting it: plenty of ruins for sale (we didn't have the time or inclination to manage that level of repair)

i have a bad back but i could have time and i do have the s ...
  Topic: It's all a bit fishy
Shan

Replies: 10
Views: 364
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 19 8:47 pm   Subject: It's all a bit fishy
There’s also wind power.
Plenty....
  Topic: It's all a bit fishy
Shan

Replies: 10
Views: 364
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 19 3:03 pm   Subject: It's all a bit fishy
adding value by mending it/adapting it: plenty of ruins for sale (we didn't have the time or inclination to manage that level of repair)

sufficient resources for mostly off grid living: you could c ...
  Topic: It's all a bit fishy
Shan

Replies: 10
Views: 364
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 19 1:36 pm   Subject: It's all a bit fishy
The North is absolutely beautiful.
  Topic: It's all a bit fishy
Shan

Replies: 10
Views: 364
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 19 11:37 am   Subject: It's all a bit fishy
I don't know where the thread is but Mr Shan and I drift between Portugal and Wales. Our intention being to retire there. As things currently stand, you have the NHR route open to you. If the UK becom ...
  Topic: New Book - The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook
Shan

Replies: 11
Views: 439
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 19 4:51 pm   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: Fox Killing Chickens
Shan

Replies: 3
Views: 453
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 19 9:31 am   Subject: Fox Killing Chickens
Nice to see the tables turned!

There is a pair of magpies that regularly visit our garden. I have seen them terrorising the squirrel several times.
  Topic: New Book - The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook
Shan

Replies: 11
Views: 439
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 19 9:28 am   Subject: New Book - The Sustainable Smallholders' Handbook
Well done Lorraine!
  Topic: Flattening tins
Shan

Replies: 17
Views: 1074
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 19 9:21 am   Subject: Flattening tins
If only....
  Topic: Flattening tins
Shan

Replies: 17
Views: 1074
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 19 8:12 pm   Subject: Flattening tins
We have a few empty metal ones lying about here.

PS Sgt. Colon - if you have no luck let me know.
  Topic: Flattening tins
Shan

Replies: 17
Views: 1074
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 19 8:26 am   Subject: Flattening tins
If you know anyone with a tractor they should have empty Diesel engine oil tins. Normally 20l and smooth sides.
  Topic: Bye bye little pup
Shan

Replies: 7
Views: 1028
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 19 8:34 pm   Subject: Bye bye little pup
Hi Henry. Sorry to hear about your loss; it's never easy losing a pet and it always seems they are gifted with shorter lifespans than we'd want.
  Topic: How many of you are salivating over seed catalogues?
Shan

Replies: 22
Views: 2439
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 19 6:15 pm   Subject: How many of you are salivating over seed catalogues?
I need to get my seeds all sorted out and the chillis and aubergines sown. I find that they need the longer growing period with heat under to get a decent crop here.

Also, my name is Joanne and I' ...
  Topic: How many of you are salivating over seed catalogues?
Shan

Replies: 22
Views: 2439
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 19 6:14 pm   Subject: How many of you are salivating over seed catalogues?
I bought all mine at the back end of last year from Real seeds and a couple from Suttons, so there is no point on me looking now.

I got, sprouts, carrots, tomatoes, chillies, parsnips, cucumber, ...
 
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