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Shay
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:32 pm    Post subject: Hi from Westmeath. Reply with quote

Hi all.
Great site.
I started gardening about two years ago when I built a new house.
I have planted various fruit trees and bushes and have been enjoying the delights of home grown spuds and summer salad plants. I'm still learning as I go along but getting there slowly. I'm trying to get to some degree of self sufficiency as I believe the near future will be alot more local, frugal and energy scarce. I've installed a small wind turbine, solar PV and solar thermal systems as well as super insulating my house. However, I want to expand my food production siignificantly next year and experiment with storage methods i.e. canning, root cellaring etc. Hopefully I will be getting a polytunnel soon.....mmm juicy tomatoes that actual have a taste....cant wait.[/list]
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Shay, It sounds like you'll be teaching us all a thing or two!
I suspect everyone is too busy with Christmas to respond just now....just wait till January comes and the first bulbs peep up through the earth....we'll all be gardeners again, and back on the site regularly!
Happy Christmas!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Hi from Westmeath. Reply with quote

Hello there Shay. Nice to meet and greet someone with such an interest in self sufficiency.

Shay wrote:
I've installed a small wind turbine,


How is this working out for you? Any great saving in esb bills as I dont think we are able to sell the excess power to the grid at present.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Shay. Welcome to the forum. As sive said its been quiet in the last few days with all the Christmas shopping.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Shay, you seem to have made great strides in a short time, good luck with it. Its a quiet time on the allotment and in gardens generally, this is time for planning and looking at nice colourfull seed catalogues while sitting by the fire!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Hi from Westmeath. Reply with quote

Hi all.
Thanks for the welcome.

BlackBird wrote:
Hello there Shay. Nice to meet and greet someone with such an interest in self sufficiency.

Shay wrote:
I've installed a small wind turbine,


How is this working out for you? Any great saving in esb bills as I dont think we are able to sell the excess power to the grid at present.


The paypack period on domestic generated electricity (if you judge these things on purely economic terms) is quiet long and not for everybody.
The ESB has introduced a miserable interim feed in tariff for micro generators.
Follow the attached link if you are interested...

http://www.askaboutenergy.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1229373155
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