Finished mine. Multilevel benches for starting seeds.
Fluoro tubes (warm white + cool white together as tube choice)
Timer turns lights on/off on 12 hour cycle
Heating controller for adapted from beer making turns the heat unit on/off at 21.1C
Heat unit is a single bed electric blanket given to me for free by a co-worker
Barrier seal thick…[Read more]
replied to the topic "Climate Change/ Global Warming (under human influence) is a Hoax." in the forum Global warming and climate change 8 years, 9 months ago
I always like to take both sides and hash them both around to see how things sort out.
I get my hand basket message via permaculture and environmental groups.
I got my first counterpoint from the famous rice video.
I would fix it as a link but I’m attacked by the forum bug cutting off my screen and…[Read more]
Fresh shot rabbits grazing off my back paddocks taste absolutely amazing, just as described on River Cottage DVDs. I’ve never had luck with the store bought rabbits though as they always tasted gamey compared to wild rabbits. Go figure? My best guess is all the commercial feed must be full of chemicals and medicines that might be doing something…[Read more]
I use siteka meats in Bell Park / Geelong for my continental meats. Old world recipes but modern refrigeration (forced requirment) but after buying I just hang them up on hooks from the ceiling and they dry and store all winter long. And the taste of concentrated flavours with no nasty chemicals, yum!
I’ve just finished they fencing and have my…[Read more]
I am patiently waiting for a miniature jack russel litter to happen in my area to get one as a ratter for the property. Until then I have had to resort to bait when all other methods failed. Feral cats do the job but create other problems such as eating all your native frogs, lizards, birds and just about every animal it can sink its claws and…[Read more]
My wife thinks QLD Blue is best she’s ever had but not your normal one but picked early when not fully ripe, it’s sweeter and baked it has a thin crunchy shell and creamy smooth slightly sweet centre. So I think I am stuck growing it for a while yet 🙂
replied to the topic Supermarket "sourdough" scam.. I'm sure you all know in the forum General chat and catching up 9 years, 2 months ago
Fred is a beaut bloke. He has been lifting the rye flour like no tomorrow but he’s been struggling with the multigrain, possibly too much grain and less flour as the first dough was too wet as per original instructions. I’ll have to seive out the grains and check the actual flour weight and adjust water accordingly.
I knew about the cheating…[Read more]
Hey you got my 220 litre Kalmata olive barrels!
I use them for grains to keep them away from rats but good job converting them to water tanks!
I’m with Dave, fresh home made bread (once you can finally make it that is!) is bloody great!
I have the Dark Rye Sourdough almost down pat now after a false start. I had to get a premix from the wholesalers as I have had tough luck sourcing cereal rye grain and high protein wheat for my grain mills.
I am in the middle of wheat (cake/plain…[Read more]
For Ballarat area I have settled on http://wendoureewholesalers.com/
Wendouree Wholesalers also have some butcher supplies and can order in special butcher kit that is not on the shelf. The gentleman also runs the Gluten Free shop in Ballarat so I can get my goods on the weekend from that store as the wholesale business is shut on weekends so…[Read more]
Bad experience ordering from Country Cacklers in NSW so beware everybody.
I ordered Australorp fertile eggs and they were all infertile except for two, one never hatched and the other pipped but died in the shell.
I sent them an email and they promised they would get me my fertile eggs and that their chooks were being rotated out.
I then…[Read more]
I ended up with 3 Dexters and a bull calf who is now a steer. One thing about that web site to be aware is they force personal email accounts and the place is full of scammers that will send you emails so you have to weed through the chaff yourself.
I got lucky and my local butcher runs his own milk and beef dexters for his shop and another…[Read more]
Coarse or fine is set on the mill by the lock nut on the stone wheel. Tighter is finer grind, etc. I make sure mine spins at low rpm so the grain does not heat up during grinding, something hand grinders don’t worry about but electric grinders have to.
I have the Survival Ark. But I also have the pulley wheel and belt and have an old washing machine some one threw away that had a perfectly good motor in it so mine is automated and the hand crank is attached to the bench I build for it just for that day fuel/electricity becomes too expensive if that is the path things are to take.
I have the…[Read more]
Taken pending pickup by this Thursday, I will contact the rest on the list that expressed interest in order recieved if the first person does not show up Thursday.
I don’t think Rob is on anymore and we just moved to the Ballarat area.
What is the current go on information on buying in bulk around the Ballarat area? My first priority is to sort out bread flour (about 20kg to 40kg of it) so I can keep making bread, although wholemeal would be better than my current white as its healthier.
We have an ABN if…[Read more]
The Japanese did this yonks ago with Solar Optic fibres, solar light collector on the roof and then a light output unit installed inside. However it was of course very expensive and for office buildings.
Its great to see the Phillipino’s making an Appropriate Technology version of solar lighting that affordable by all.
I have a clay mud pickle…[Read more]
It looks like Rob is no longer on the forum? and I’ve moved into the Ballarat area. drat!
Whats the current up-to-date go on wholesale bulk price buys in the Ballarat area? If needed, I have an ABN and initially will need to look at flours, mostly wholemeal bread, rye, etc. as time permits I can get more involved in breaking down the bulk items…[Read more]
Adding onto Dave’s links I also use
I find the prices more reasonable on average as these are farmer-to-farmer and covers cattle, goats, etc.
some more club like or specialised forums may habve high prices and birds good for show but not bred for utility function.
I run top bar hives. I think extraction is way easier and less expensive as the extractor is not necessary. The $2 shop bread knife beekeeping tool, a bucket and $5 of synthetic swiss voile from spotlight is all you need to harvest and a large jar or recepticle for honey storage. Cut the harvested combs into the bucket, cover with cloth to keep…[Read more]
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