It worked but only for a while. It looks like the commutator has worn down too much. Despite cleaning it up there was too much gap with between the mica insulators so it essentially acted as a rasp wearing down the carbon bushes which arced like crazy!! Now I could buy a new armature but … Continue reading Getting into the guts of the thing….an update.
Repairing our own tools can seem intimidating at first. Simply the idea of messing with something electrical can bring forth images of horror. But let’s face it as long as the tool isn’t plugged in nothing’s going to happen. Absolutely nothing. And the tool is already knackered so it’s not exactly like we could … Continue reading Getting into the guts of the thing
What swales are, how they work and why it’s important to keep water on your property? This is a good example of how we can design to maximise the energy on our properties. Yes water is energy. Well to be more exact in this case we are using water as a metaphor for energy as … Continue reading Permaculture video episode 7
Following on from last week’s post here we go more in deep with Polyculture and its parallels with forest systems. Essentially we are planting crops together to maximise yields. We are starting to see how the science of the design and how each piece connects and see the patterns of design coming through. How does … Continue reading Permaculture video 6
The week we use 7 Forest layers as an explanation of how design principles work together and how different systems interact. This pertains to the example I gave in the last post in this series a week ago.. Again I can work with various different layers and fill in that space to great productive systems. So … Continue reading episode five in our permaculture series.
Design systems and how to work with nature using design principles. In this week’s episode we start to go in depth with the design principles. We cover understanding and working with natural systems and how they work together. . In short, work with what you have rather than force something to conform to what you … Continue reading Video Number 4 in our series.
Wranglestar One of the advantages of the self-reliance lifestyle is taking advantage of the free stuff that is just laying around. It helps your thinking process to see something and just go ah ha! And at this time of year one of those free resources is the wild fruit that is ripening on the … Continue reading It’s Cider. Not cidre…
Hi guys here's the third video in the weekly series I'm sharing with you. This week we go a bit more in depth with the third ethic. The one thing that has really annoyed me about permaculture today is it has started to become very politicized. Back in the mid ninety's when I first started to learn about this design … Continue reading The third permaculture video.
Toil and trouble. I do love to brew booze. It’s a bit weird to explain as I’m tea total. I just like the process I guess. And it helps keep my friends happy. There’s nothing better than popping open a fresh one knowing you’ve made it yourself. You know what’s in it, and there’s a … Continue reading Hubble bubble….
Today I'm sharing the second video in this weekly series I'm sharing with you. This week we are introducing the principles and ethics. Stick with it, there's some more practical stuff coming once we get this stuff out of the way. But this is still important for you to get to grips with as the … Continue reading The second Permaculture video