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Nick Kitchener

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Recent posts by Nick Kitchener

I live in zone 3. There are no insects at all for 4 or 5 months of the year. We typically store food outside for 3 months because it is as cold, and often colder than the chest freezer.

I haven't even seen flies in a barn. I have seen the odd one in the house, but they go sort of dormant even if it's 72 degrees. It might be something to do with light levels as much as heat.
1 week ago
T-shirts are actually abbreviated from Tyrannosaurus shirts because of the short arms.
1 month ago
The CEO of Ikea has just been voted president of Sweden. When asked what he will devote his first 3 months of office to, he responded "Assembling my cabinet".
1 month ago
Ducks have tail feathers so we don't have to look at their butt quack.
1 month ago
Have you tried opening a window in the basement? As someone already mentioned, you may not have enough volume of air entering into the house when it's sealed up to offset the volume of exhaust gasses escaping through the chimney.
1 month ago

Edward Norton wrote:

Nick Kitchener wrote:We can get hard red wheat sacks (50lb) at the feed store for $15.
Our local food security group has a flour mill, a roller mill for processing husked grains like barley, and a cheap corona mill for processing beans, peas, and corn.



I have no idea what a ‘food security group’ is . . . Sounds like a great set up.



It's a local group of people who predicted supply chain breakdowns a few years back, and got together to establish greater food independence. We coordinate what each site grows based on the merits of the site, we work together on different projects at different sites, help with sowing, weeding, harvesting, and processing etc. And we share the bounty.

We are also connected to similar groups around the region and trade amongst each other (seeds, plants, animals, products). As it grows, it establishes a distributed food supply chain largely independent of the one most people's lives rely on.

Who controls the food supply controls the people...
1 month ago
We can get hard red wheat sacks (50lb) at the feed store for $15.
Our local food security group has a flour mill, a roller mill for processing husked grains like barley, and a cheap corona mill for processing beans, peas, and corn.
1 month ago
The pond site is the blue dotted line, and the white lines are the property boundary.

Contour lines are 2ft increments.
2 months ago
Hi all,

I'm looking at a potential pond site at the highest point in the property. It's about 80ft uphill from the building site and it will be an excellent gravity fed water source delivering roughly 35psi.

The trouble is that the high point in the property sits on the end of a flat topped hill. The flat top is about 5 acres in area, and I'm wondering if the pond will fill.

Any thoughts? Is this going to be a pond or a crater?


2 months ago