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by Farside
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Cloning
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Cloning

Just a side bar... Last year I was researching rooting stimulants and came across the willow and the honey techniques and conducted some experiments using control specimens that have no treatment and comparing them with ones treated with willow extract. Long story short, both groups sucked equally b...
by Farside
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: Cheap and Free Protein
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Cheap and Free Protein

So I'm concerned about securing an affordable source of protein which is why I'm raising 50 chickens for meat this year. As part of my attempt to supplement their diets with as much free food as possible, I'm going to catch some smelts during the spring smelt run. Smelts are a small fresh water fish...
by Farside
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Tree Sap
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Tree Sap

Just thought I'd drop in and give a quick update on my maple syrup collection this year. I tapped 3 trees and the amount of sap I started collecting was so low I thought I had done something wrong in how I tapped them (I haven't tapped manitoba maples before). I retapped them and production went up ...
by Farside
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Please help... question on how grain/corn grown for storage...
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: Please help... question on how grain/corn grown for storage...

It does indeed appear to be a contentious issue in Auzzie: https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2016-11-01/glyphosate-herbicide-crops-grain-weeds-livestock-sheep-cattle/7982524 And yes I agree. Storing in plastic barrels probably isn't enough to keep Australian rats out. My aunt lives in Brisbane and t...
by Farside
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: Herbalist's Apothecary
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Herbalist's Apothecary

Last year I did a bit of reading up on the neurogenerative effects of lion's mane mushrooms. I have a friend who has nerve damage from diabetes, and he has found that taking the extract has made a real effect in helping his body heal. I have nerve damage from a spinal injury and can't feel some of m...
by Farside
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Tree Sap
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Tree Sap - Tapping

Tapping a tree requires drilling a hole into the trunk. The sap runs up the trunk just under the bark, so the trick here is to not drill too deep but deep enough to get into the active layer. Naturally this depth will vary depending on how big the tree is (at least 18 inches diameter). And you want ...
by Farside
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Energy
Topic: EMP & Solar Energy Systems - What happens?
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: EMP & Solar Energy Systems - What happens?

I worked at a small company a few years back that was involved in MRI among other things. One of the projects we had on the go was an MRI coil simulator which is a pretty big deal because a real MRI coil requires a lot of very expensive stuff to operate (liquid nitrogen, plumbing etc) which makes ma...
by Farside
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Tree Sap
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Tree Sap

Before we launch into actual tree species, it probably makes sense to talk about harvesting. Many of you will think of quaint metal buckets hanging from taps that have been inserted into the trunk of the tree. This is traditionally how sap is collected but it has some significant drawbacks, and mode...
by Farside
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Tree Sap
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Tree Sap

I've come to the realization that when the climate turns cold, tree sap from various tree species might just save your life. I say this because in cold climates, there is a long period of time where nothing grows. And when it comes time to plant, there is a period of a few months while things are gr...
by Farside
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Please help... question on how grain/corn grown for storage...
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: Please help... question on how grain/corn grown for storage...

Those 55 gallon plastic barrels with a screw top lid is probably your best and cheapest option. They keep moisture and rodents out.

Another option is an IBC tote. It holds an actual ton of water. The drawback is the ease of removing grain especially as you get towards the bottom.