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by dirtmurphy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Eye on Events
Topic: Events & Fairs to Attend if you want.
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Events & Fairs to Attend if you want.

Here is the schedule for the Organic Grower's School Spring Conference. If anyone is in the southern Appalachians, they should really consider going to this conference. I have attended it for a number of years and always look forward to it. The quality of instruction is excellent. In addition to the...
by dirtmurphy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: Not sure where to put this but this is what I did today -
Replies: 19
Views: 261

Re: Not sure where to put this but this is what I did today -

I agree with you about their use of transfer entropy. The lag time that you had pointed out in a previous post was what got my thoughts back to that paper. As far as temp effects of GCRs go, it seems to me that during Zharkova's talk at GWPF, she said something to the effect that GCRs would lead to ...
by dirtmurphy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 245
Views: 5213

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

I'm sending my love Elew.
by dirtmurphy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: Chicken Poultry Husbandry
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Chicken Poultry Husbandry

Hens can spontaneously switch genders. The left ovary produces estrogen, the right one produces testosterone. If the left ovary stops functioning for whatever reason, the hen will develop a larger comb, male feathering, can start crowing and mounting other hens, as well as in rare cases, actually fa...
by dirtmurphy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: Not sure where to put this but this is what I did today -
Replies: 19
Views: 261

Re: Not sure where to put this but this is what I did today -

I read this one last month. Maybe you will be interested. New perspectives in the study of the Earth's magnetic field and climate connection: The use of transfer entropy https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0207270&type=printable This was published last month and lo...
by dirtmurphy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: Chicken Poultry Husbandry
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Chicken Poultry Husbandry

Here are some books that I consider essential for chicken keepers. I refer to them frequently.

Storeys Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow
The Chicken Health Handbook by Gail Damerow
Chicken Tractor by Andy Lee and Patricia Foreman
City Chicks by Patricia Foreman
by dirtmurphy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: Not sure where to put this but this is what I did today -
Replies: 19
Views: 261

Re: Not sure where to put this but this is what I did today -

Interesting conversation. Thanks for posting the link. It's giving me some things to think about.
by dirtmurphy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 245
Views: 5213

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

We haven't had heat other than space heaters for years now. The wood stove has been a long time coming! And I did stretch and didn't try to do everything at once but there's just so much of the stuff! There are still several inches on the ground and we've been above freezing for several days now. I'...
by dirtmurphy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 245
Views: 5213

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Balancing out the physical to sit down? That's smart! Wish I would have been doing more of that over the past couple of days. I'm so tired and hurt all over. Too much shoveling! The contractors had to reschedule our chimney installation due to the snow. We aren't getting it until next Tuesday. I kee...
by dirtmurphy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: 8 Keys to Growing in Winter in an Unheated Greenhouse (Hoop House)
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: 8 Keys to Growing in Winter in an Unheated Greenhouse (Hoop House)

Hoop houses are relatively inexpensive and easy to construct, but I have to say that if I had been growing in one during this past snowstorm, I wouldn't have had anything left. If you can afford it, I strongly suggest going with polycarb panels.