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  Topic: Feathers
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 7320
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Wed Sep 20, 17 10:34 pm   Subject: Feathers
[url=https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-08106-7]give me a couple of days
  Topic: ceps awol ? not any more
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 314
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Sep 20, 17 10:28 pm   Subject: ceps awol ? not any more
at last they are up, i got about a kilo of button ones from my best site which are now sliced and dried, a couple of days reaching full flavour in a no longer on dehydrator and they will be ready for ...
  Topic: a close rellie?
dpack

Replies: 2
Views: 64
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Sep 19, 17 11:20 pm   Subject: a close rellie?
if i got it right the second one was best of breed saluki at crufts in 2017 pictured with it's owner
it aint a saluki as i know them and as you mentioned it does seem to have more than a hint ...
  Topic: a close rellie?
dpack

Replies: 2
Views: 64
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Sep 19, 17 7:42 pm   Subject: a close rellie?
i spotted this beautiful beast in the reports of the UAE hunting show [url=https://blogs.voanews.com/photos/files/2012/09/afp_uae_dog_show_07Sep12-975x757.jpg] photo linky and there is a striking fami ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

Replies: 546
Views: 136280
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Sep 19, 17 2:41 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
nice snaps, ta for the trouping crumble cap id, i designate all the ones of that sort of form as pixie umbrellas
  Topic: Lead
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 219
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 17 4:32 pm   Subject: Lead
  Topic: Lead
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 219
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 17 1:52 pm   Subject: Lead
One thing about traveling around the UK that surprised me was your comfort with lead. Over here it's not nearly as ubiquitous, and is very much public enemy number 1 for a lot of organizations.

To ...
  Topic: Lead
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 219
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 17 10:48 am   Subject: Lead
you might be surprised at how much you need to balance 4 sheets of 3+3 laminate in a sash window

ingots seems ideal if you make em sash weight diameter you can cut to length and drill holes ...
  Topic: Lead
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 219
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 17 9:23 am   Subject: Lead
it is very useful to have "in stock" for a variety of things, top of my list would be for making lead sash weights to replace the cast iron ones.
if replacing sash windows or replacing old glass wit ...
  Topic: LED grow lights
dpack

Replies: 7
Views: 237
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 17 1:42 pm   Subject: LED grow lights
being able to change the colour mix of the spectrum is useful if your crop has to grow and then flower/fruit.

for just vegetative growth a fixed spectrum rig will be cheaper

led is far better th ...
  Topic: mulling over my table bird flock
dpack

Replies: 8
Views: 245
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Sep 15, 17 8:28 pm   Subject: mulling over my table bird flock
penned with another boy chances are one will be dead or damaged to the point of a kindness being needed very quickly.

he might be ok penned with ladies but that means looking after a savage beast ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

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Views: 426628
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Sep 15, 17 10:40 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
ditto to the top line of cassandra's post.
i dont often comment on day to day stuff but i find your posts a fascinating insight into downsizery life in NJ.
  Topic: ceps awol ? not any more
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 314
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Sep 14, 17 7:23 pm   Subject: ceps awol ? not any more
i got two yesterday from the second best site and left the one that was half eaten by slugs to spore

hopefully that heralds the start of the cep season at last and the best spot will follow ...
  Topic: Mushroom ID please
dpack

Replies: 18
Views: 1158
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Sep 13, 17 6:51 pm   Subject: Mushroom ID please
st george's are fairly easy to id .

spring, grassland, pale buff, plump, with a indented edge to the cap. nowt else that is nasty fits the bill.

blewits, the lilac stem is unique among shrooms i ...
  Topic: ceps awol ? not any more
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 314
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Sep 12, 17 10:21 am   Subject: ceps awol ? not any more
best avoid any that stain blue unless you are very sure and quite bold.
 
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