try cranberries.... what? you're thinking......... well there's a new kind that doesn't need a flooded bog to grow in
(SAME WITH RICE)
you can also buy dried cranberries at wally world too for under 5 bucks . i eatem every day or i have "WHOLE BERRY" cranberry
sauce with every hot plate meal i have. i also buy concentrated cranberry supplements from puritan pride .
don't forget cinnamon but you want the ceylon cinnamon -> nothing else
Yes i have experience REBUILDING a Crushed by snow hoop-house!
just don't give up...
because it happened to me and my 16 x 100 foot hoop-house on a freaky
Halloween snow storm and i only had shade cloth on it.
Here is what i did... I took every single arch that had a usable HALF
and i sawed them in Half so i could rebuild a "smaller" hoop house.
the home depot sells sleeves that you can join your salvaged Halves
back together again . I built a ridge pole supported by posts and screwed
the sleeves to it so it became more solid and supported the other end
on top of a "pony wall " short enough you can swing a leg over it.
on the top of this pony wall i drilled holes in the 2 x 4 every 22" inches
to shove the bottom ends in .Actually i drilled the holes in the pony wall to receive
the sleeves THEN i shoved the arches into them.
here's a photo showing the construction of it , it supported 2 feet of snow.
i use 3 inch deck screws on EVERYTHING !!! make it super strong!
The stamp could be impregnated with oyster mushroom spores in between two layers and make it a thick stamp one that you can actually feel with your thumb. Oyster mushrooms clean up the environment of oil spills so these could
circulate world wide for people to have easy access.
Did you know that we can differentiate between one million of an inch
of thickness with our quite sensitive fingers?
Imagine if all people had to do was to feel for a thick stamp then roll it up
and tuck it in the soil where someone accidentally spilled some OIL.
it would be so easy to find a junk envelope to do this
instead of utilizing them only to start your fire in the wood stove.
Joseph......... you have what i have termed
or the ability to see subtle differences in plants growth structure
that is invisible to the average person .... for you it's easy
i have it too
reason for the post
if you haven't already done so
read about Luther Burbank who had this ability
one of the most famous plant breeders ever..........
in the garden area i place "duck boards" just cheapo 10 inch pine planks that
you can spray clean of duck poop and walk on to stay out of the mud.
under these boards insects seek shelter (cool and shady) and collect there so i will walk
out flip the board and sprinkle down some mash right where the board "was".
before i do this...
i also will hand pick some bugs ,collect a few worms, potato bugs ect to sprinkle down
in a straight line to condition them to hunt bugs on command essentially making them
encourage me to flip over more boards faster than i'm able to with a soft peck to my ankle.
soon they will be using their long necks to search the underside of your plants to find slugs
beetles and more importantly caterpillars that would otherwise go unnoticed ....
don't forget to provide some spots that have plastic trash can lids or other pallet rinsing water
areas for them to wash down their selections. Slugs are Slimey so keep that in mind.
have to be careful with the pain killers as they inhibit the waste mgmt system
slowing it down to a crawl or even worse causing ulcers.
that said: JC shave Pauls neck smoother than a babies bottom
then you can attach lido caine (5%) patches to numb it down several notches
and they will stick and work for 8 hours
paul ..... ask for a prescription for lido caine 5% cream and or patches
increase your lecithin intake as it protects the myalin sheath surrounding your
nerve bundles since your REM sleep (when /where it gets replenished) has been
then the pressure can't inflict pain so easily....
chondroitin/ glucosamine and hyaluronic acid- (your body makes less after age 40)
are 3 lubricants you need for (getem at puritanpride)
full range of motion pumpkin seed oil and fish oils help too
I really enjoy your videos as they sometimes give
me additional idea's to that which I've sort of discontinued
trying to improve a process.... and I hear myself saying out loud
now there's a great idea ! you belong here I think.
Speaking of idea's I learned allot about creativity and where it
originates. On the threshold of Sleep...okay ...you'll know
your almost there when you suddenly twitch involuntarily telling you
your about to NOD off.... that's where you can build " in the Mind"
anything you want really , and you will remember it in the morning.
immune system boosting is always number one i read and studied "linus pauling's" huge thick book on vitamin C definitely include that in your regimen (vitamin C)
i use emergency packets 2000 mils in oj or ruby red grape fruit (fast acting)
definitely start taking echinacea herb ( proven in Germany)
garlic bread strong made with chopped garlic golden light fried in butter
phlegm is concurred with slippery elm throat lozenges- sends it out the south end
chicken broth helps allot to regain your strength
spices will double the power of your immune system (read that book too)
i try and eat some of the white stuff in between large naval oranges as it contains bioflavenoids
that makes vitamin C work even better
Cayenne pepper helps to heat the body and increase circulation (keep a salt shaker of it handy)
WHEN first starting out ........it's easy to get over whelmed by the numbers of different things you can plant
and get yourself stretched too thin.
One person.... can manage about a half acre intensively and do it well ....and that's starting at dawn not 9 -11 .
Use the old strategy of war ...and divide and conquer deciding what the goal is to start out with ....fast food production
or permaculture strategies...
i once read about Montana having a WILD temperature swing of -20 ....and then going all the way to 80 degrees in a single day.
So that's a HUNDRED DEGREE TEMPERATURE CHANGE. you need to plan for that scenario.
NOTE: to PAUL and Jocelyn, your spell checker still doesn't recognize the word Permaculture
WHEN...it's going to rain that's when you think about WATERING everything. TRY and water everything that has deep roots
because water doesn't penetrate down to a deep depth UNLESS the tilthe of the soil is quite loose allowing it to penetrate easily.
then when it does rain... instead of the rainfall spreading out thin (as it does) it'll go deeper where it's less likely to evaporate.
WITHOUT making the land your BITCH (love Paul's line) and striving to let it become a wild permaculture food source it
would be very wise to get yourself a good PONCHO and a water proof rain hat so when it rains hard you can be outside comfortably
and study how the land redistributes run off and how to work with the contour's of the land and not against it ...work with NATURE
same as training a horse.... you utilize it's natural tendencies and habbit's and work with them not against them.
DON'T try and turn the farm into a forty years of permaculture bonanza in ONE season.... it takes time to achieve this as SEP would tell you.
you will need staging area's to get things started and then when they get to the point of "taking off" a strategy of transporting them
to a given area then doing a massive planting preferably just before several days of misty rain so they get a chance to adjust.
I once over planted tomatoes and was quite proud of my crop at the initial stages as they were extremely healthy and prolific.
instead of staking them to get them off the ground to prevent fruit rot...i said, i'll let nature figure it out and let them go wild.
for a time they looked just awesome, a bumper crop planted in several wide rows which later became ONE HUGE ENTANGLEMENT
you'd walk out there and try to venture here or there and the tomato vines would trip you, snag you, and trap you like a bug in a spider's web.
it was a tomato NIGHTMARE and then some. I tell you this because Nature can be CRUEL in how it responds to spacing .
it is far better to put 1-3 tomatoes here and then 1-3 tomatoes way over there instead unless you stake the hell out of them.
No where did i see SUGAR snap peas mentioned as they are an extremely hardy *easiest vegetable and will push up thru snow with ease in spring
the idea is to plant them just before the last snow fall ...the old saying is snow is free fertilizer... and they are a prolific fast producer.
Broccoli is a seed that needs to be ALONE because every sing seed will sprout and it needs 18-24 inches between the next one if direct seeding
otherwise they crowd one another and compete for light instead of growing a huge stalk in width to support a 8-10 inch head.
your planting schemes are to give adequate space so they don't crowd or bolt and reach for the sky
but also shade out the soil to make the micro climate
thus controlling temperature and conserving moisture as well as preventing weed growth.
SOMEWHERE build a little pond for ducks... as they are the most proficient bug eaters imaginable if you train them right.
and they won't poke holes in everything like chickens do and because of this chickens suck
but ducks will walk the rows stick their long necks out and looking around to the UNDERSIDE OF LEAVES of all the foliage to find slugs and all types of bugs.
when they are fuzzy yellow chicks you flip over the "duck boards" (for bugs to hide under)between rows
and allow them to feast on bugs as they grow older
having trained them to eat handfuls of bugs you collected so they become conditioned to eating them....
later, they will walk the boards and keep the garden bug free.
After the fire:
we were told it would take a few weeks to process the insurance claim
yeah right? well.... not to delve into that ugly business
suffice to say... they reneged on their promise ------------------------------------------------------------------------
So we had waited many months @ the Farm and having no hot showers
was simply not an option ...
so we purchased from Cabela's a hot water on demand unit (around $250.00 aprox)
that runs off cans of gas ($15 to fill em) same as a BBQ does... and the pressure
is as good as what pressure you have on site... (the unit has an internal pump actually)
it will however act temper mental in REALLY cold weather
so we had ours set up in a greenhouse i built out of recycled sliding glass doors
that i scan Craig's list for quite Often.
Your other option is to spend the money on a large copper coil preferably 1" in diameter
that you place up hill from the shower site.... inside of a closed system Glass hot box
which you can make out a of sliding glass door and some leftover lumber and one sheet
of plywood and one sheet of 1/2 inch reflective foiled insulation and man does it
generate some HEAT enough to get sunburned.
so that the water inside the coil gets heated via the SUN
then you drain that water out to shower and replenish it as needed.
in either CASE: you have to have an insulated from freezing water drum
to act as your supply to either the solar hot water maker or the hot water on demand unit.
Preferably it is Nice to do this VIA free compost heat but
unless your going to stockpile compost resources: Manure ,leaves, grass separately
until their needed for a new batch of compost you won't have consistent hot water available.
this also APPLIES to when the SUN is not shining
I would think a ROCKET stove could be built with an internal coil for heating plenty of hot water too