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Postby richard p » Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:37 pm

ive been reading an old permaculture magazine where it was suggested that keeping rabbits in the greenhouse (presumably in a cage) would heat it enough to keep it frost free. but there was no indication of the size of the greenhouse or the number of rabbits.
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Postby secret guest » Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:07 am

Hmm, I think you need to consider the rabbit's welfare rather than the benefit to a greenhouse. Animals don't like to be cooked in a greenhouse when the sun is shining in winter...Apart from our cats of course.....
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Postby Guest » Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:14 pm

I have been striving for organic self-sufficiency for more years than I care to remember. I pride myself on not spending much on my efforts - I have a 12’ unheated greenhouse that house all my seedlings. I have kept off minus 5-6 frost with just 2 candles burning over night.
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Postby nog » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:26 pm

Think of all the greenhouse gasses you ahve released. Most candles are made of Parrifin wax and plastic. Not very Organic.
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Postby richard p » Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:44 pm

there again they could have been beeswax :twisted:
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Postby Lyn » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:07 pm

Or tallow.
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Organic?

Postby Guest » Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:20 pm

I use Beeswax. The term organic is an interesting one in that its exact meaning is subjective in today’s capitalist society. Nevertheless I make a conscious effort to produce the very best food, well you would wouldn’t you. Who would choose to eat chemicals? Let alone those pale shadows of real fruit’n’veg masquerading on supermarket shelves!
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Postby Allan » Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:57 am

Another parson who eats porridge without salt and won't drink that recycled H20, or maybe not?
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Postby richard p » Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:25 pm

o whoops did someone use the "o" word again Allen
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Postby Guest » Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:02 pm

Porridge is very nice, I have not knowingly eaten salt in my memory. Oh dear am I strange?
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Postby Allan » Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:22 pm

You missed the point. Salt (sodium chloride, mainly), water, and loads more are undeniably chemicals and are essential ingredients of our diet.We must also have calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, selenium, the list is almost endless. The vitamins are chemicals and can be isolated or synthesised. Vinegar is basically acetic acid.
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Postby richard p » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:58 am

one of the beauties of the english language is that one word can have many different meanings, which are perfectly clear taking the context in which it was used. my young daughter used a shovel (teaspoon) to eat and a bucket and plastic shovel to make sandcasles, we gardeners use a shovel with a wooden handle to fill a wheelbarrow or a two gallon plastic bucket, in the plant (earth moving machinary)context a shovel has a six cylinder diesel and will shift 3 tons or so in its bucket . my kids were never asked me to hire a big yellow shovel to go to the beach to make sandcastles!!!
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Postby Iain » Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:23 pm

????Is that a nice way of saying, "Allan, you're being a prick again"? :D
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Postby Carole B. » Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:36 pm

That's it......I'm off to dish up the Periodic Table for lunch......
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Postby nog » Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:29 pm

Trust a woman always going on about their Periodic tables.
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