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  1. From the gold thread, I have actually purchased 6 chickens at the cost of £11 each around mid 2008, and after a few weeks of getting them settled down and feeding them approximately 1 bag of pellets a month (cost of £6.50) I am currently getting at least 36 eggs per week. http://www.poultry.allotment.org.uk/Chicke...s_economics.php There are a few very good posts regarding producing food and the cost of it, and it got me wondering if there are many other GEI members who are currently “digging in” and producing home grown food ? Currently in the greenhouse: Tomotoes (Bush, Moneymaker & Roma (Seedless) Sweet corn Leeks Beetroot Courgettes (variety “Gold rush” lol – couldn’t resist growing these) Runner beans Cucumber Strawberries Various salad leaves Currently sown in the ground: Broccoli Brussels sprouts Some useful links : http://www.allotment.org.uk/vegetable/gene...table-chart.php http://www.poultry.allotment.org.uk/index.php
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    GOLD

    Warren Buffett - "Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful" An email from ATS bullion. This weeks special offer features the 2011 Britannia, we have 50 of these mint condition coins and are offering them £20 below our normal Britannia price! These coins are an excellent way to invest in Gold as they are exempt from both VAT and CGT. These coins are always popular with our customers so be sure to get your order in promptly! 50x1oz coins, I wonder if they all came from one investor ? 2011 dates, might have been someone who was just "jumping on a bandwagon" I've seen a few of these emails from ATS recently. $1550 is a key number for me, but it's a long way down from here. Tempted to buy
  3. Mabon, riggerz I appreciate the comments, I have very much enjoyed this thread and I thank you for your suggestions on places to visit. It has to be Ibiza, just has to be, plot up in the "quiet side" and do a few "missions" into the other side, got to do this while I'm still young ( erm...*cough*..... Lol) enough, we'll see. Either this year or next I need to get it "off the bucket list" and to be fair Carl cox doesn't play many other places now days. I'll keep an eye on this thread, and hopefully in the future I'll contribute and update again with a planting list Actually thinking about my initial question when I started this thread, is six chickens and a draw hoe a better investment.? Well.......... I'd say that it was, it didn't cost much other than a bit of labour, and my returns were fantastic. Very best regards
  4. Here's an update you may ...... Or maybe have not expected. I've given up why? To be honest I've no need to grow anything at the moment, I lost 3 chickenS during the early part of the year (2no due to age and the other flew the coup) the other two remaining are not laying at all....... And as soon as the last bag of feed runs out, well.......... If there are no eggs, then there's no point in keeping them. The patch has been fully mothballed just in case I decide to return to it, it's all covered up so the ground will get a good rest. Seeing the short life cycles of the chickens, the establishing of "pecking order" and how they live has been a fantastic experience for me, it really was like watching an episode of big brother, but the evictions were a little more severe, and of course there was no prize money nor fame for any of the chickens. The veg patch......... Well I did enjoy doing it, it's hard work but the benefits and the tastes of the produce are so much better than any shit you buy out of the supermarket. Anyway, I'm now confident that I have the skills to produce if I need to. Information and experience like that can not be taken from you. For those that are still growing I hope you have a fantastic growing season, but I'm now going to milk as many corporate c**ksuckers for as much money as possible and the company that I work for can pick up the bill of my living expenses. I no longer have the time to fully attend my garden. They say that for every sucessful man there's a good woman behind him, unless of course she's a cheating whore, then that man realises that everything he did really wasn't worth the effort. Think I'll visit Ibiza Best regards SR
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    Sorry ladies and gents, no xmas cheese from me i'm afraid You want the best of............... well the 10mins (the encore) left me feeling like....... well......... better not say really I realy need to see these boys live. enjoy
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    at his finest I'm hoping you neighbour isn't strutting his stuff in a pair of orange pants lol
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    I must let everyone know.............. Michael Jackson is not dead
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    A couple of my personal fav's
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    went to a goth night last night, they're a cheerful bunch - lol here you are, one off the Marine Parade label........... just for any goths reading http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl2oFfU26NI
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    hear hear i'm sure you can guess that Saltwater triggered this one in my head
  11. Thought i'd better post an update. Bit of a strange year for me........... only things i've grown have been Tomatoes, courgettes and strawberrys, which have all been grown in the green house. good yeilds on the toms, well pleased with those but i can safely say doing courgettes in growbags is a no if you ask me, thier much better in the ground. just dug in a new veg bed and have started encroaching into the field out the back, new compost bins going in shortly ( mine are currently located on concrete which isn't a good idea) and i've just hammered the patch with the contents of the chicken coup. Chickens have slowed down, now lucky if i see a couple of eggs per day, although they're still knocking out some quality eggs. about to empty this years compost onto the patch then i'll cover it all up hopefully with some old carpet. other than chicken feed and a few grow bags i've spent nothing this year on food production...... and still got a load of produce I've got a feeling next year is going to be a heavy one keep well everyone.
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    From about 5:45 but its worth listening to the whole lot. My money says that you recognise the tune from somewhere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dEb4v51K3w Hope you're keeping well m8, enjoy
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    Wrong * Cheers loads * ensure that you have the deluxe version, he's obviously been screwed over by a woman/partner/wife and for anyone else in a simular positon...... well, its a great album, it's not endtroducing, that album will never be rivaled GIVE ME BACK THE NIGHTS.............. OH MY WORD Circular Logic (Front to back) ........... lol Scale it back....... Just lovely (not so) Sad and Lonely ......... just a big smile accross my "chevy chase" along with an occasional tear from the eye Def surrounds us ........... it most certainly does Underling, give it time my friend Warpig, to save you searching performed perfectly at very special timepoint of my life
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    This week I think i've had a bit of an epiphany that i'm totaly powerless in the grand scheme of things, I was stood next to an Electric arc furnace (obviously not right next to it, the blast shelds were down of course) but it was like standing in Dantes inferno. All week long............. i've been blasting this out on my travels, and I dedicate this to all those who have had to sacrifice something, those who had the presence of mind that keeping up with the Jones' is not the corect path for life, those who saved and actively contributes to an economy not just financially but by the way they educate and share technology and ideas and support them. Those who know the meaning of Thrift, and are actively growing thier own food .............. and to you Merv for another 75 Billion, see if I F***ing care, for a revolution without dancing, is a revolution not worth having, and a revolution starts inside each of us, you just have to realise it first TURN THIS UP Keep well everyone (Not so) Silent Reader
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    Don't know the tune at all, but it reminded me of this one. Gets better from about 3mins onwards A remix maybe ? but I couldn't find anything on you tube/google to confirm that. Interesting video as well btw
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    oh I say sir.............. ooooooohhh, suit you Double-agent - Cicada, nothing better then a bit of dirty bass first thing on a Saturday morning, nice tune A fair pull up there, really should keep the Keith Floyd impressions to a minimum. Looks like I'll have to get my Stanton noodles on line I felt so obsolete trying to track down some record cleaner and Needles yesterday. But an enjoiable night was had last night. Heres a couple that I started with...........
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    Cora or Jem, now that is a question last "tron" song from me, and yes it's just as filthy as the other one. if not more so. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swcDeoZR0E8 Tonight the 1210's are being reurected from thier dusty grave (as long as I can find somewhere that sells a couple of Stanton neddles) and i'm so looking forward to dropping this one
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    Prefer this version m8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap7uGtw4QLc .............. and if I ever get to see a certain lady who i know dancing around a pole, with the odd flicker of a strobe light and the occasional "scan" from a laser accross her, with this tune blasting out at a level that the low freqs vibrates my chest the the highs tickle my spine.......... then theres a strong chance that I just might have found utopia. prob to much info for ya, but i thought i'd share it with you - lol
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    Sometimes its good to be in a protective bubble, or maybe a sphere perhaps Date - Thursday 12th of May Place - The Brighton Dome (Brighton - England UK) Best moment of the evening................. was this........... wonderful. but the 2d aspect of the screen that you are view really doesn't do it any justice. obviously the above video wasn't filmed in Brighton, but it was the exact same performance, oh, and the decision of "going off to have a pee" that is heard in the background on this video at the start, well I bet he's kicking himself now. ahhhh..... and another VERY special moment, better not forget this one ......... I'm sure the cheer for that in the dome could have been heard a good few miles away
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    The Green thing

    lol - fantastic Although the petrol mower is without the most welcome addition........ weighing up the lawnmower vs gym arguement i'm sorry chap, I get much better conversation at the gym than I do with a push along lawnmower. Great story. SR
  21. Not going to go "to heavy" this year, I've had some major changes in my life and a period of "adjustment" is required but I'm using the time to try a few things. Tomatoes, Courgettes, strawberry plants and some runners is all i'm planning. but hopefully in reasonably large quantities Now on Lunar Planting. Planted my Tomatoes and Corgettes while the phase was waning. (just after the last full moon around 4 weeks ago) Germinations have once again been fantastic but I've still yet to establish why this is. Is it the timing of a germination (7-21days) and as the plant starts to grow the extra light given by a full moon assists this, or does it have something to do with the gravitational pull of the moon, well all know the moon effects tides, animals, and people..... i'm sure plants would be effected to. Is it a combination of both ? hmmmmmmmmm I have noted that in previous years plants have growth spurts..... I’m now trying to see if this co-insides with the full moon. Anyway.... I am starting to think there’s something in it, although the spell of warm weather has certainly helped matters along. http://www.moonconnection.com/moon_phases.phtml Chickens are still doing well, getting 2-3 per day SR
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    Perfect music for 6:30am in the morning. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZxtySb5czM
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    The Best of Youtube - Music

    Endtroducing - one of the finest albums in my opinion I would recomend using headphones though....... and maybe while out walking.
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