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  Topic: Off grid water pumping
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 6
Views: 3374
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 12 7:32 pm   Subject: Off grid water pumping
We use a Patay hand pump like
I like this idea. Feels very resilient, although I am not sure if / how it would work in our situation. We need to move the water quite a distance. Something to reasear ...
  Topic: Off grid water pumping
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 6
Views: 3374
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 12 12:33 pm   Subject: Off grid water pumping
Hi. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with pumping water in an off-grid situation. We have a spring on our land, but it is unfortunately below our house. We want to pump water from the spri ...
  Topic: Solar Electric Fencing for Sheep
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 2
Views: 1376
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 11 7:30 pm   Subject: Solar Electric Fencing for Sheep
Having found some lovely ewe lambs, I am looking into electric fencing before they arrive in a few weeks.

We want to use a solar powered electric fencer (we are off grid) but which one?! There see ...
  Topic: Wanted-Shetland Ewes
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 8
Views: 2735
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 11 8:21 pm   Subject: Wanted-Shetland Ewes
Thanks for your help and comments. Part of our motivation for wantng Shetlands in particular is their high quality coloured fleece. I hope they will not turn out to be too wild as we are planning to r ...
  Topic: Scythe Course in West Wales
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 0
Views: 965
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 11 8:47 pm   Subject: Scythe Course in West Wales
Just a quick reminder to you all of the Scythe Courses that we have got coming up soon, run by experienced scythe teacher Philip Batten (who has just won the Quality Cup for his scything at the recent ...
  Topic: Wanted-Shetland Ewes
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 8
Views: 2735
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 11 8:37 pm   Subject: Wanted-Shetland Ewes
Hi. We are looking for four or so shetland ewes to start a small flock later this summer. Either ewe lambs or older ewes consider, registered or un-registered is fine. We are near Newcastle Emlyn and ...
  Topic: Natural Beekeeping in West Wales
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 16
Views: 33905
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 11 6:38 am   Subject: Natural Beekeeping in West Wales
I was ideally looking for a real-life mentor. Given the amount of low impact happenings in this bit of Wales, I thought there was a chance there might be someone using Warre or similar around here!
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  Topic: Natural Beekeeping in West Wales
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 16
Views: 33905
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Thu Mar 24, 11 8:00 pm   Subject: Natural Beekeeping in West Wales
I was inspired by reading the Bee-friendly Beekeeper by David Heaf, which I think is the beekeeper in N wales you were refering to. I have since read the translation of Warre's The People Hive, as wel ...
  Topic: Natural Beekeeping in West Wales
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 16
Views: 33905
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Wed Mar 23, 11 8:09 pm   Subject: Natural Beekeeping in West Wales
Hi. We are planning on getting our first bees this year and want to use Warre hives. The only beekeepers I have had contact with locally so far are using National hives. Lots of offers of help, but no ...
  Topic: Scythe Courses 2011 in South West Wales
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 6
Views: 3335
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 11 5:07 pm   Subject: Scythe Courses 2011 in South West Wales
Thanks for the positive comment Gil! Phil loves scything. We sometimes wonder what we would do without one - barely a day goes by in the spring/summer (and autumn!) with out the scythe coming out to c ...
  Topic: Scythe Courses 2011 in South West Wales
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 6
Views: 3335
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 11 9:54 pm   Subject: Scythe Courses 2011 in South West Wales
We are running a series of scythe courses at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust again this year,

Courses include Beginners scythe course to get you going with the essential smallholders tool, a Peening ...
  Topic: Sheep for a Smallholder in West Wales
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 8
Views: 3986
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Jan 13, 11 7:01 am   Subject: Sheep for a Smallholder in West Wales
Thanks for your comments. It is confirming my instinct, which is to go for the Shetland as a good wool breed and a bit more common so easier to source stock. And we have the potential for more colours ...
  Topic: Sheep for a Smallholder in West Wales
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 8
Views: 3986
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Jan 12, 11 9:36 pm   Subject: Sheep for a Smallholder in West Wales
Hi. After quite a few years of no stock of our own we are planning to get some sheep. We are looking at one of the Northen Short Tailed breeds eg Shetland, Hebredian, Manx Loaghton (not sure about the ...
  Topic: Harvest oats by hand, chance to have a go!
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 7
Views: 11240
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 10 7:43 am   Subject: Harvest oats by hand, chance to have a go!
Depends on the weather and ripeness of the crop - sometime in the next month. Hopefully I will have a couple of days notice and be able to email those who have expressed an interest.
  Topic: Harvest oats by hand, chance to have a go!
hedgerow.crafts

Replies: 7
Views: 11240
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 10 8:44 pm   Subject: Harvest oats by hand, chance to have a go!
Hi all
A local small holder has offered us the chance to help him harvest some or all of his oats by hand (near-ish to Newcastle Emlyn) - using scythes to mow it, tie it in sheaves, stook it etc. Is ...
 
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