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Pirellithecat



Joined: 05 Aug 2019
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 19 8:33 am    Post subject: Hi  Reply with quote    

Hi,
I'm Ian, live in the wilds of West Cumbria, I've a few acres of land, have planted about 1500 trees and want to develop a wild flower meadow on about 2 acre. (and if it "fails" I'll plant some more trees). I like ponds and wetland, plant trees, burn wood, am about to start growing stuff to eat and want to do more for the environment and biodiversity. Can't be fully energy independent as we get no sun for 50% of the year - but keen to look at alternatives.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44281
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 19 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome on board Ian

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35705
Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 19 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hello, enjoy the archive and chatting.

re energy , do you have moving water or gravity that could be used to provide moving water.
most types of water movement can be harvested fairly simply for leccy

afaik biodigesters only start to become useful if they are big , ie very expensive,they should have a constant consistent feedstock as a bit of this and a bit of that and none of what it had yesterday confuses the microbiology and they run a continuous cycle so any gaps in the feed supply leads to quite a long restart period.


iirc west cumbria has water in abundance, wind might be a possibility if you have an area with a decent smooth wind and a reasonable budget.

sean
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 19 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome aboard.

Rusticwood



Joined: 01 Dec 2009
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Location: All over the South West
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 19 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hello

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 19 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hello, hope you enjoy it here.

jema
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: escaped from Swindon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 19 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome to downsizer
Still the place where any question tends to get a decent answer.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 19 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 19 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hello and welcome.

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