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  Topic: Pigs
Hairyloon

Replies: 27
Views: 813
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 19 9:33 pm   Subject: Pigs
how much cash do they have?
heat pumps and warm water prawns etc are not cheap kit.
I don't know, but one of the directors has an obsession with heat pumps: he wants to heat the city with them...
I ...
  Topic: Pigs
Hairyloon

Replies: 27
Views: 813
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 19 9:33 pm   Subject: Pigs
how much cash do they have?
heat pumps and warm water prawns etc are not cheap kit.
I don't know, but one of the directors has an obsession with them: he wants to heat the city with them...

re th ...
  Topic: Pigs
Hairyloon

Replies: 27
Views: 813
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 19 12:12 pm   Subject: Pigs
What I would do as a starting point, at least partly because one of the directors has a bee in his bonnet about heat pumps, is to use one to heat an aquaculture setup: integrated fish, fruit & veg ...
  Topic: Pigs
Hairyloon

Replies: 27
Views: 813
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 19 1:44 pm   Subject: Pigs
The first issue (electric fence) could probably have been resolved by mains powered electric fence but in our case, it would have been quite a job to do it as the power source was quite far away.
May ...
  Topic: Pigs
Hairyloon

Replies: 27
Views: 813
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 19 9:59 am   Subject: Pigs
I have spent enough time chasing pigs through pine forests to know that you need regular sight of the pigs plus good fencing.
Moving away from the original question and into more general piggery, is ...
  Topic: Pigs
Hairyloon

Replies: 27
Views: 813
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 19 7:54 pm   Subject: Pigs
Pigs will absolutely and easily do the job you want.
Well that's what I thought, and why I sought a second opinion.
But. You’ll need excellent fencing and water. Without those, you’re sunk. Wit ...
  Topic: Pigs
Hairyloon

Replies: 27
Views: 813
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 19 3:50 pm   Subject: Pigs
This is about as much as I know: [url=https://mailchi.mp/677238fbd23a/abbey-mills-795067?fbclid=IwAR3l8-LKs0bo8SdTeVZbLi0v363HTRUhPu5QsartJ2j-fkZmlWVaeQWyvng]Linky
I believe he grew some kind of crop ...
  Topic: Pigs
Hairyloon

Replies: 27
Views: 813
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 19 11:26 am   Subject: Pigs
To give you any information to convince you or otherwise,one would need more details that just an abandoned farm,

Some general points would probably be helpful. I should probably read my "Backyard ...
  Topic: Pigs
Hairyloon

Replies: 27
Views: 813
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 19 9:50 pm   Subject: Pigs
There is a local group trying to take on the lease of a farm which has been abandoned for two years.
Pigs have been suggested as a good way to clear and fertilise the ground, but the idea has been di ...
  Topic: climate rebellion etc
Hairyloon

Replies: 17
Views: 732
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 19 1:35 pm   Subject: climate rebellion etc
There was a row on the local XR facebook group when somebody suggested that people could use string to attach placards rather than loads of plastic tape.
One person sincerely(?!) did not understand w ...
  Topic: climate rebellion etc
Hairyloon

Replies: 17
Views: 732
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 19 11:46 am   Subject: climate rebellion etc
There was a row on the local XR facebook group when somebody suggested that people could use string to attach placards rather than loads of plastic tape.
One person sincerely(?!) did not understand w ...
  Topic: Nickel Batteries.
Hairyloon

Replies: 1
Views: 2572
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 19 4:49 pm   Subject: Nickel Batteries.
With the development of good Lithium based batteries, Nickel batteries have fallen out of favour. No great surprise because the lithium ones are a whole lot better, but it seems to me that a whole lot ...
  Topic: Forum hosts
Hairyloon

Replies: 0
Views: 1035
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 19 5:48 pm   Subject: Forum hosts
I thought we'd done this before, but I can't find it and in any case, times change.
Do we have any recommendations for forum hosts and platforms?
I think that [url=https://www.kvdt.org.uk/]this lot ...
  Topic: Anybody know about inverters?
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 16237
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 19 12:17 am   Subject: Anybody know about inverters?
i might dip into my pocket a bit deeper, apart from output quality the energy losses between battery and appliance are less with a decent mid range one which can matter if you have limited charging c ...
  Topic: Anybody know about inverters?
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 16237
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 19 5:12 pm   Subject: Anybody know about inverters?
unless it is an expensive inverter the time and parts to mend it might be a false economy, if one bit is snuffed there will be other bits ready to pop

I was kind of thinking that. There are various ...
 
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