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by dirtmurphy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Вчерашний закат
Replies: 2
Views: 10

Re: Вчерашний закат

Here's what Ivanidony wrote in English:
Yesterday's End
Hi to all!
Probably every observed end of the sun?
Majestic sight!
by dirtmurphy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 557
Views: 30842

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

We've been stocking up on food this week. I haven't seen any food shortages here, and I'm not complaining. Anyhow, I've spent the past two days canning peaches and tomatoes. I hope to finish processing the bushel of tomatoes tomorrow. I started the black soldier fly digester but got sidetracked. I h...
by dirtmurphy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 557
Views: 30842

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

We discussed mealworms and almost went with them but black soldier flies have other benefits. They eat biological wastes so we can feed them poop and roadkill. That means that I can speed up the decomposition of my chicken manure. I took a class by Chris Link who runs the farm at Southern Appalachia...
by dirtmurphy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 557
Views: 30842

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

I too have been doing home repairs in the heat. Today I finally finished rebuilding the windows in our house. They were never flashed and I had to replace rotten sills and trim. It took two years to get all of them done. I've also been cutting and splitting firewood. The chickens have cut back on th...
by dirtmurphy
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: puma schoenen
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: puma schoenen

Tell 'em Andy! I'm too mad! :lol: Seriously, who the hell would want to buy shoes from a bot?
by dirtmurphy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Mycelium
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Mycelium

Good to know!
by dirtmurphy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: Chicken Poultry Husbandry
Replies: 37
Views: 1088

Re: Chicken Poultry Husbandry

That's difficult to say. It really depends on how long they're separated. Princess was separated from the rest of the flock for 3 weeks. When I reintroduced her it took a week for my rooster to calm down and she was the one he cuddled with every night until she went broody. It could be that you have...
by dirtmurphy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 557
Views: 30842

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

What's happening y'all? So here's my take on pesticides, even the ones approved for organic use. I don't use them in my gardens and I won't apply them for my clients. The only place I use DE is in the nest boxes to control lice. Here's why I avoid them in the garden. Any pest insect has countless be...
by dirtmurphy
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 557
Views: 30842

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Yo Kink! You've done a lot! If anyone has suggestions/criticism I'd love to hear it! :) Lessons/things I intend to improve next year: -Start seeds much earlier than may with us entering the GSM and the amount of precipitation I'm seeing. -Do a bigger garden bed, having a tiller and all, there's no e...
by dirtmurphy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: Chicken Poultry Husbandry
Replies: 37
Views: 1088

Re: Chicken Poultry Husbandry

I have a couple of thoughts. Well, maybe three. First of all, those low brooder temps really set them back. Remember how I was saying that it's hard for them to recover from something like that? Their food was being burned to keep them alive instead of fueling growth. Second, they needed full access...