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jared strand

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It's not just trees.  The grass seems to thrive in the light/shade/light cycle occurring all day, instead of one long dark cycle and one light cycle.  You'll see it under signs or other overhangs as well.  Though I do admit, the tree as water source and humus supplier probably intensifies this effect.  That is why silvopasturing works well, as the grass benefits from this booster effect, and the animals benefit from a ready shade source and supplemental forage.
10 months ago
Being sheep farmers, my wife feels compelled to wear wool.  Almost everything she wears is wool, and on many days EVERYTHING she wears.  Ibex used to make wool underwear (and are relaunching the brand after an absence) as well as a number of merino- based companies.  
I wear Darn Tough socks every day, they have a lifetime replacement guarantee.
10 months ago
Here's my brush pile.  It was started well before this thread, and I'm not about to move it or start another one just to prove something.
I just threw 3-4 shrubs worth of dead birch and sucker cherry trees on it.  A year and a half, and I can still see over the pile, so it is MAYBE 5 feet high.  But it's about 25 feet wide by 10 deep.  I guess I don't qualify for any badge.  But that's OK, I got nothing to prove.  I have animal shelter.
1 year ago
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A lot of bugs are attracted to white- I've been "attacked" by Asian lady beetles when wearing a white t-shirt.
Maybe you could spread a white sheet to attract these beetles, and keep it dusted with diatomaceous earth to kill them.
1 year ago
Well, I'm surprised there hasn't been much of a "bump".  I think people have gotten burned out on Instagram when I post every day.  I figured "the daily-ish" hits a lot of people.  Maybe if I was giving something away...
1 year ago

Nicole Alderman wrote:Voted again!



Just need a couple hundred people to do that every day!
1 year ago

Kate Downham wrote:

Nicole Alderman wrote:Have you guys thought of writing a book about raising sheep for fibre and milk in a permaculture/regenerative way? I would LOVE to read such a book! I think such a book is very much needed in the world right now!



I agree. We need permaculture sheep books!



Maybe that's what winter is for...
1 year ago

Nicole Alderman wrote:Voted! I'm interested in getting shetlands in a few years (when my kids are a bit older, and I'd love to learn more about what you're doing, especially as you're almost in my neck of the woods!)

I'm going to try to mention you in the dailyish tonight--hopefully that'll get you some more votes!



Thanks!  I appreciate that!
1 year ago