Paul Kurtz

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since Jul 15, 2018
Rockingham County, VA
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Recent posts by Paul Kurtz

"Under no circumstances should wood mulch be used as backfill." Is hugelkultur a contradiction to this warning?
2 months ago
In the last picture (rue), do I see Japanese honeysuckle? If so, is that an issue for you?
6 months ago
Have you accounted for the hour shift (Daylight Savings Time)?
6 months ago
Could someone please give an update on growing giant kale? Success or failure? (Actually, it sounds a bit like tomato trees.)
7 months ago
Orin,
I certainly don't understand why urine is separated from the solids. For nearly two decades I've been keeping a sawdust bucket toilet (Jenkins, Joseph. The Humanure Handbook, 2nd edition, 1999) with excellent results. Urine is integral to the composting process.
8 months ago
I am now (Aug 31) pulling flowering/seeding stiltgrass to prevent seeding. The pullings I am packing into black plastic bags and setting in the sun for several days. Is this sufficient to ensure that seeds are nonviable?
1 year ago
EVERY night just before stepping into the shower, I step on the scales. If the reading is 160# or less, a snack before bed is allowed. Otherwise, no snack and the next day I adjust intake and exercise. Simple.
1 year ago
I don't know a thing about baking bread, but when my daughter sends a loaf of her sourdough bread along with her kids as she did today when they came over for typing lessons, I ____ and ____. (What do you think goes in the blanks?)

http://mamajjsbread.blogspot.com/2009/02/understanding-concepts.html
1 year ago
Recently I heard of another type of "battery." Use excess energy to compress air which, when energy is needed can be released to generate electricity via a small turbine. Does anyone know about this?
2 years ago