Mike Schofield

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Thanks Glenn.
1 year ago
Hi,  another lime plaster question!  I heard you should make your mix 2 weeks prior to application.  Does this apply if using mature lime putty or can i just mix and go?  Thanks.
1 year ago
Yes I believe they would be smooth. I thought about adding hair into the mix to counter that,or maybe 50 50 beads and sand? 
1 year ago
Hi. Does anybody have experience of using insulating materials in their lime plaster mix?  I have seen expanded glass beads for sale that could be mixed instead of sharp sand. There are some pre mixed products on the market too, one for instance with bits of Cork mixed in...
1 year ago
Does anybody know of any scientific study done into raw milk? I would like to know if any of the reported benefits such as the ability for lactose intolerant people to drink it or its help with allergies has ever been subject to a peer reviewed study?
3 years ago
Hi I've got a length of galzanized steel ducting that I was going to use as a flue pipe on my woodburner. Good idea or bad idea?
3 years ago
Hi,

I'm in the process of making my market garden no dig. I'm setting it out mostly in 4' beds, some 3' 6''.

One issue that I anticipate coming up against is an increase in leather jackets - the larvae of crane fly Tipula oleracea

I wondered if a moveable chicken tractor that could be rotated around the beds in the quieter months might reduce their numbers, or do the larvae burrow deeper that would be accessible for a chicken?

If anyone has any experience in this I'd love to hear about it.

thanks

Mike
3 years ago
Hiya I'm a trainee grower in a market garden - we've got about 1.5 acres with 2 polytunnels. Anyway, we have no mains water only water from a well that is pumped up to a 1000l tank and fed into drip feeds that supply the polytunnels. Next year I want to collect the water from the tunnels and store them in IBCs. The question is am I limited to drip feeds or is there some technology out there that could pressurize the water so I could get overhead sprinklers in the tunnels?

Thanks in advance
3 years ago
Hi,

I am very interested in Oehler structures and wondered if anyone in the UK is building/has built one? I am Wwoofing at the moment and would like to visit someone embarking on such project. Also does anyone have any info on this method and UK building regulations?
5 years ago
Well done Mike, a very brave move. I wish I could be one of your volunteers but as I'm in England it might be difficult! If anyone in England is thinking of doing something similar then my wife and I would like to talk to you!
5 years ago