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by Farside
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Energy
Topic: No well, off-grid water. Solar powered sourcing. Emergency back-up solution.
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: No well, off-grid water. Solar powered sourcing. Emergency back-up solution.

Anyone here living in desert regions (especially coastal ones) should research the topic "Air Wells". Fog catchers are also an interesting technology if you happen to live in areas where you get low cloud / fog.
by Farside
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: Ontario, Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Ontario, Canada

Hey I'm just a short 17 hour drive away down the trans-Canada highway!

Welcome to the forum :-)
by Farside
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: How does your garden grow?

Wow already?
Around my neck of the woods the soil is just thawed enough for planting cold hardy seeds around April 14 and frost danger doesn't pass until the middle of June.
by Farside
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: How does your garden grow?

I have attached a document that contains instructions for growing sunflower microgreens that I developed. The system uses 3 trays. The lower tray contains water, the middle tray contains newly prepared seeds and the upper tray contains seedlings that are 7 days old. You harvest the top tray after 7 ...
by Farside
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: How does your garden grow?

Nice one Jethro! I did some experimenting last winter with microgreens. If you can grow sunflower microgreens successfully then you can grow anything! When I was doing my initial research, I realized that the biggest expense / waste in this type of system is the growing medium. Most people use some ...
by Farside
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Pastured Broiler System
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Pastured Broiler System

Here is a photo of my prototype roof truss system: Assembled.jpg The pieces of wood sticking out the sides will be 6ft long and come together to form a triangular shape. Two of these triangle shapes are then bolted together to form a peaked roof. Here is a photo of the system disassembled so you can...
by Farside
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Christianity
Topic: GSM and the End of Days
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: GSM and the End of Days

I've been listening to a series of lectures recently on the possibility of the sun micro-noving on a cyclical basis. Not quite sure what to think about this because of some kabbalistic beliefs incorporated into the body of work. Then again, much of the key scientific discoveries of the 20th century ...
by Farside
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: Hello, I'm here to help
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Complex jointing

I took a look at the diagrams, right after I looked up what a pastured broiler enclosure was.... :D Without more specific information about material types and dimensions of the building materials, I would have to assume the difficulty in joining at the ridge beam involves the shallow angle of attac...
by Farside
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Pastured Broiler System
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Pastured Broiler System

Here is a diagram of the enclosure looking at the sides and ends. Pastured Poultry - Mobile Pen - Side.png The rear end has two sliding panels so the feed troughs can be accessed. The roof is 1 foot high at the peak, and overhangs the walls just a little so that the rains runs off correctly. The pea...
by Farside
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: Hello, I'm here to help
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Hello, I'm here to help

Hi Walter and welcome! Yes you can help right away! I'm working on a pastured broiler enclosure and posting in this discussion forum on my progress. I have a prototype jointing system for constructing the roof. Where the peak joins the ridge beam is a complex joint and Id be interested in your opini...