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13 Dec 2006 13:31 - zorro
Windpower installation March 07





Tuesday 13th March '07

This is a page for those interested in installing [ ... ]

Windpower
18 Nov 2008 18:09 - snipe

Windpower Update November 08


So its now November and our turbine has survived some heavy winds [ ... ]

Windpower
06 Nov 2009 17:08 - zorro
Windpower november 09

So the turbine has been working well now for over a year and a half, Fitting the smaller blades has really [ ... ]

Windpower
04 Dec 2009 12:24 - jimnoctor
Pv solar power


We have been living and working off grid for three years now, with electricity solely from [ ... ]

Power from the Sun
10 Mar 2011 11:10 -
Diary of a week 2007... 4 years later

10th March 2011


Four years have flown by, we have become one with the earth and energy here. [ ... ]

Off grid living
01 Mar 2012 19:07 - jimnoctor
Rebuilding Charlie

Rebuilding Charlie

Charlie has been providing our power here for the past 5 years , has weathered many [ ... ]

Windpower

Using up old candle butts


There are enough candles here for us to enjoy on our kitchen table with our meals, and for many a long dark night in the winter ahead. It is such a pleasure to light them knowing that they have been made from material that would have been dumped, it was worthwhile keeping a bag under the sink for this moment.

We have been saving wax with the intention of re-making it into usable candles. We have lots of bits, different colours, and it is time to use them up instead of buying new ones. We bought wicks of varing sizes in a craft shop a year ago.

We are useing glass yogurt jars, jam pots, old candle glasses, an olive tin, peanut can, milk cartons, some reusable others are a once off.

Jimmy is full of ideas and is using unmelted lumps of wax along the outside edges to give a marbled effect, there is even one that looks like a birthday candle. We have kept some single colours and have given some stripes, others are fragranced with essential oil, (good for bath night).





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