"I've tried a couple of prototypes of using a rocket stove as an evaporator. Both are disappointing but I am heading in the right direction. it seems you really need to adhere to the design principles ( low mass burn chamber and chimney, equal…"
"Beautiful tree. It might be amusing but you might be disappointed by the results (sugar content is likely to be very low). It's the less than optimal tree to tap and the weather conditions are not ideal. There's a reason why all maple…"
"Will have 10 trees tapped this year - more next year if things go well and I can scale up (will have to see how much work 10 trees will produce). Still several weeks away here in western Quebec.
I think 2 1/2" to drill into the tree is too…"
"Nice ideas but an even more appropriate technology version of this, which prevents the use of virgin paper, color ink, power to run the printer, double sided tape (which is difficult to find and very expensive where I am) is to simply reuse a…"
"I've just recently successfully sown saved lettuce and tomato seeds which were both 6 years old and were not kept in any conditions as precise as suggested by High Mowing Organic Seeds so, I think YMMV and the above is probably a very informed…"
""I have made bread for years, but recently got a Bosch." - I have no idea what that means! or why you are just now embarking on the journey to the perfect loaf.
The absolute best book I have ever found for bread is one I picked up…"
"flour - glutinous mass
water - to allow water to stick together.
That's it really - those are the basics of bread.
If you want it to rise, then you need yeast and some form of sugar ( sugar, honey, molasses ) as the yeast needs something…"
I'd gladly consider a swap. Postage to/from NZ is a bit of a nuisance but if we're swapping things which we otherwise couldn't get, it might just be worth it. I have an abundance of wood so the material costs of wooden…"
"Hmmm, I'm really interested in barter. A couple of things though, I am in New Zealand and it is spring here, so not much of anything from the garden yet. I could exchange some hand made wooden spoons made from indigenous trees (rimu) for say,…"
sold the city house, moved to the country and the forest. Eventually will live off of the forest, mostly as we once did but using the best of the past and the present. For now, I am a telecommuter, working from home. I have the best office view!
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Cinnamon raisin bagels.
Currently listening to:
Nu age jazz over the internet. We get no radio!
My latest DIY project:
retrofitting wool insulation into the walls of my 80 y.o. house