Joined: Jun 06, 2013
Location: Southern California
I am kinda trying something new and out of the blue here, but I have been posting a recap type thread here and there on reddit and people found them helpful. So I wanted to see if something like this could be duplicated here on permies.com
Since this is my first time doing this here and I really don't have much experience with permies and I need to frequent and post here more but here it goes:
I just checked out the "Recent Topics" thread and picked ones that looked interesting and had a decent amount of comments (the criteria could change as I learn more about this site)
paul wheaton wrote:It would be good for people to arrive between 8:30 and 8:45. We officially start at 9am. We will talk about hugelkultur and do a little Q&A.
We have lots of wood to gather and move. We have an excavator and a dump truck in motion and several different soil types to work with. We have mountains of seeds. We have mulch. We have the opportunity to add artistic shapes.
We will be filming.
We will provide lunch and dinner.
Everybody will get a chance to drive the excavator (if it is running).
People coming from far away can set up a tent and stay a little before or after. (April in Montana can be cool and wet)
Limit of 24 people.
(note in relation to the gapper program: if you get set up, come out and do a good job - you can come back and you don't need to pay the gapper fee)
Please ask questions in this thread. When you are certain you will be coming then send an email to workshop at richsoil.com.
matt sorrells wrote:Started digging foundations for the walipini today! Building an 18 by 40 mostly underground greenhouse - it'll be exposed a little on the downhill side because of the way the hill sits. I'm also going to leave the east wall ground level (where it will naturally fall) so I can run a wheelbarrow in there easily. Got me a pile of 240ish blocks to start, and going to pour 4 yards or a little less of concrete to support the block walls. It will be 6 foot or so deep at the deepest part on the north western corner, and falling away shallower toward the opposite end. Going to pile up dirt on the southern exposed section of wall to insulate that part.
I'm just really exited we have a trackhoe in the family so I dont have to do anything but buy fuel!
oh, the ditch isnt really crooked, it just looks like it from this perspective because of the way the hill falls away.
Hope this attachment thing works!
Jeremiah wales wrote:Lets Talk WOOD STOVES, Exhaust and Chimney information. Nothing about RHM or rocket stoves Please. Talking about a standard wood stove that John Q Public can buy in a store today.
Let me throw this example out there.
You put a wood stove in the middle of your Basement. You run the exhaust pipe up 36" from the stove, then a 90 degree elbow, and horizontal aprox 12 feet to another 90 degree elbow to the outside wall of your structure to a Verticle pipe that runs 15 feet up as a chimney. Would this work properly.
Compare that to an insulated pipe outside.
Lets change the Horizontal pipe to instead of Horizontal we change that to a 5 degree incline to the outside of the structure and then connect to the Chimney.
Is a Chimney really needed? An insulated pipe compared to a Black pipe.
Temp outside is 0 and snow on the ground.
Use real wood. Not pine 2x4 scraps. Use firewood that you cut in the forest last summer. The wood stove stays lit all winter to heat your home.
Any input to advantages and Disadvantages of different types of pipes and chimney pipes.
I am not searching for a specific answer, Just to start a conversation from Experience Firewood Burners who have used different types of pipes for their Wood Stoves. (not RHM or Rocket Stoves)
Theresa Brennan wrote:We are looking into getting a generator for backup power and the stationary ones I'm looking at are around $2-3,000 dollars. So I'm just wondering if it is possible/practical to use solar power as a backup instead? Totally new to this and just asking the beginner questions
Lucas Branham wrote:I'm raising my first batch of broilers. I started with 75 Cornish cross and 25 Rhode Island reds. I had a few losses while brooding. Now they are six weeks old. My problem started a couple weeks ago. I came home to find 4 Cornish pecked on the butt to the point of bleeding. One more was pecked to the point where it had an open hole in its body. I moved the injured birds into the pen with my goats. They are ok. The one with the hole died. I initially thought it was the reds pecking the Cornish. I separated them. Since then the reds have been fine I'm still getting pecking with the Cornish. I've probably got 10-15 with the goats because of injury. I've had a couple more die from pecking. They are in a 13x7 salatin style tractor moved once per day. They have constant access to a 50/50 mix of 9% hen scratch and 23% starter feed. I also toss a couple shovels of compost in every now and again. I went with this feed to slow the growth a bit. They do scratch and forage a lot as well. The ones that I've moved in with the goats have had no issues since. I've searched a lot online and have found no mention of an issue with Cornish and pecking. The ratio of birds to square footage in the tractors with 50 in each is the same as salatin does. Any ideas? What am I missing? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I didn't link to a comment in this thread as it's a pretty huge, I did however link to the 6th page of comments so it goes to the most recent one.
This is a great thread that has an incredible amount of beautiful pictures for all to enjoy and become inspired. Check it out if you need some visual incentive. It's kind of funny how it's in the hugelkultur forum but most of the gardens are lacking giant mounds of soil on wood. (Unless they're cleverly hiding them! - hehe)
Here are some pictures from the last page.
Fairy Circle - Kinda neat!
Thanks everyone and let me know if there is a better place to post this!