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#21 Juthro

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 12:24 AM

LOL, I'm out of likes for the night, but thank you for sharing that TR.
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#22 Il19z8rn4li1

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 01:00 PM

great thread :) 

Love me some gardening and animals :)

 

 

Ive had 50/50 green/brown compost piles heat up to 125+ within about 12 hours.  Also

added some amendments like alfalfa, rock dust, kelp, and goodies like that.

 

They heat up FAST, be sure to have plenty of water.

 

 

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hahahah TR, you gotta love translations hahahahah

 

I bought myself some of those chinese lanterns, the directions are comical lol


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#23 Alder Logs

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 04:48 PM

The tree faller was here again this morning to do the last two house-threatening trees.  I made a photo record of getting the 155 foot Douglas fir pulled out of the woods yesterday.  I will post the pics over in my Farm thread in Fungi.  Didn't mean to hijack TR's aircraft carrier bird farm thread. 


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 11:15 PM

LOL you both have the best laugh of the day ;)

nice garden and animals :) TR cannot wait to see more love the mommy hen :)



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 08:45 PM

Single emu shit:
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Yesterday's and last nights poop gathered this morning, with handsome rooster behind:
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Turned the 1st compost pile again today, found some tiny mushrooms and pins growing off it, and most of the interior was colonized with various species of fungi, this pile is getting close to done, maybe another month.
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Second compost pile is big enough to start. I went to mix it and add more poopy oak leaves from the coop, and found that the top of the pile which was almost all solid emu poo was nicely composting and covered in mycelium, bonus.
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The second pile will be straw, oak leaves, grass, horsetail reed, chicken/duck/emu, and feathers. Plus some bat guano, and azomite.
Close up.
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I made alternating layers of the poo mix, then dry clean oak leaves, mixing in a layer of horsetail every so often. I sprayed every layer or field capacity with a hose as I added it.
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Two big coffee cup scoops each of 9-8-12 bat guano, and 0-16-0 bat guano, and three scoops of azomite. I added about 3 gallons of water, stirred it up, and poured it into the pile.
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#2 all piled up and wet down, now I wait. . .
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I am going to use lactobacillus bacteria on this pile to see how that goes, I will post about that process later.

The baby ducks are growing incredibly fast, it always surprises me. We put the mama ducks from the first two clutches out of the brooding pen and back in the general population yard this morning, neither mama's nor babies seem to mind. We are keeping the runner mama and the other Muscovy mama in the brooder pen for another day or so.
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Started the following veggies today:

Purple King climbing bean
Long Yellow Chinese climbing bean
Rattlesnake pole bean
Anellino Giallo pole bean
Mississippi silver cow pea
Oregano
And also
More morning glory, sunflowers and giant sourgum.

I planted about a billion sunflowers along places I wanted privacy from the public, and to give the birds shade in the summer. They are doing great, about 5 inches tall on average. I am going to feed them all soon.
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There are peeps coming out from our pet chickens nest, I will probably be posting baby pics tomorrow!

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 08:47 PM

This man knows his shit.


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:22 PM

What do you do with the results of your labor, dude?

 

Do you sell all aspects of the operation?

 

seeds?

starts?

harvested veg?

meat?

eggs?

live birds?

etc?


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

Geez you get a lot done in a day..........................

Loving the updates with the photo essay to go with.

 

I am however a bit confused with this:

"Two big coffee cup scoops each of 9-8-12 bat guano, and 0-16-0 bat guano, and three scoops of azomite. I added about 3 gallons of water, stirred it up, and poured it into the pile."
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I ask in all stupidity, how do you get Bat Guano in different nitrogen ratios? I always just crawled in the cave and filled a bucket. I did not know I could instruct the bats to crap in higher or lesser nutrient levels.


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#29 TurkeyRanch

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 10:13 PM

Geez you get a lot done in a day..........................
Loving the updates with the photo essay to go with.
 
I am however a bit confused with this:
"Two big coffee cup scoops each of 9-8-12 bat guano, and 0-16-0 bat guano, and three scoops of azomite. I added about 3 gallons of water, stirred it up, and poured it into the pile."post-114713-0-02239200-1429925218_thumb. 
 
I ask in all stupidity, how do you get Bat Guano in different nitrogen ratios? I always just crawled in the cave and filled a bucket. I did not know I could instruct the bats to crap in higher or lesser nutrient levels.


You can buy it from nurseries or grow stores. Nutrient content depends on age and location of harvest. Fresh guano is really only N, while aged guano can trend higher in the P-K numbers, depending on area. I wish I had a cave I could harvest guano from! Prepare for a house guest, i am easy, I can sleep in my truck if you direct me to said cave. . . .
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#30 TurkeyRanch

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 10:21 PM

What do you do with the results of your labor, dude?

Do you sell all aspects of the operation?

seeds?
starts?
harvested veg?
meat?
eggs?
live birds?
etc?

I have this very expensive impulse to take my hobbies way way way too far. For example: I like birds a lot, so I own about a hundred ducks and chickens, and two of the second largest living birds, the emu. Thus, I am making a serious attempt to monetize some of them to a degree, yes.

We sell eggs regularly to friends and neighbors, for very cheap, but it adds up because we get over a dozen a day normally all year, and much more once laying season hits, which is now.

Bev is working on selling some of our rare breed chicken eggs, we can get up to $5 an egg for some of these silly chicken's eggs! We are beginning our breeding program currently, we have to wait a few weeks for our breeding pairs to only fuck the correct chicken, and we can sell hatching eggs for quite a tidy profit.

Most or all of the starts are for myself, I am planning on selling the veggies locally, and I am hooked up with an established CSA that will buy all my excess that I can't sell.

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 10:35 PM

I seriously never thought about the age factor on bat guano.

 

As far as the cave, thats easy. You drive on Hwy 95 on the California side north outa Blythe for around 14 miles. Somewhere around one of the many curves by the weir, you park off road, and start hiking west up the hills. When you find the Shaman rings on top of the hills, take the goat path that goes West past the Indian grave and the Petroglyph covered canyon. Do not disturb or pester the Ancient Entities, They will screw with your head. Stay on the top of the hills from there and walk towards the rocky crags on the side of green rock canyon towards Chocolate mountains. Its about 3 mile to the rocky crags. The bat caves are riddled all through them. Bring a stick, you sometimes have to prod a rattler or a gila monster out of the way. And bring water........................

 

(These are actually the real directions, but a guide might make it a wee bit easier....................lol)


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 10:58 PM

I seriously never thought about the age factor on bat guano.
 
As far as the cave, thats easy. You drive on Hwy 95 on the California side north outa Blythe for around 14 miles. Somewhere around one of the many curves by the weir, you park off road, and start hiking west up the hills. When you find the Shaman rings on top of the hills, take the goat path that goes West past the Indian grave and the Petroglyph covered canyon. Do not disturb or pester the Ancient Entities, They will screw with your head. Stay on the top of the hills from there and walk towards the rocky crags on the side of green rock canyon towards Chocolate mountains. Its about 3 mile to the rocky crags. The bat caves are riddled all through them. Bring a stick, you sometimes have to prod a rattler or a gila monster out of the way. And bring water........................
 
(These are actually the real directions, but a guide might make it a wee bit easier....................lol)


A million likes to this post!!!

Sounds like good medicine for a garden for sure, not to mention the Gardener.
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Posted 25 April 2015 - 07:30 PM

Ooooh TR, that poo makes me wanna compost sooo hard!  Unnngh...


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:05 PM

Ya, me too dude, it's pretty hot, heh. Never thought I would hear myself say that. . .

I am seriously thinking of gathering all my neighbors unused animal dungs and going full scale and sell compost. I could make about 200 bucks a pile, plus all the compost I need for myself!

24 hours on compost pile number two, and the internal temp is 140 F already. Woo hoo!

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:05 PM

Full plant list so far, so I can keep track.

White spine cucumber
Green cucumber
Crystal apple cucumber
Pickle cucumber
Early yellow squash
Grey zucchini

Charentois melon
Edens gem melon
Tendersweet watermelon
Moon and stars watermelon

Sugar pumpkin

Country Gentleman sweet white corn
Our ornamental Indian corn from last season

Bell pepper
Carolina reaper pepper
Fatalli pepper
Peter pepper
Chinese 5 color
Thai red chilli
Chili bolita (sp)
Red hab
Orange hab

Chocolate Cherry tomato
Heirloom black cherry tomato
Copia tomato
Indigo rose tomato
Taiwanese target tomato
Omar's Lebanese tomato


Blue/purple pod peas
Sugar snap peas

Thai sweet basil
Red leaf basil
Green basil
Red stalk celery
Long purple eggplant

Giant Sunfowers (saved seed)
Marigolds (saved seed)
Morning glory (saved seed)
Safflower
Mimosa pudica, sensitive plant
Camomile
Marigolds

Chinese red noodle bean
Purple King climbing bean
Long Yellow Chinese climbing bean
Rattlesnake pole bean
Anellino Giallo pole bean

Mississippi silver cow pea
Oregano
Amaranth
Shade lettuce
Green leaf lettuce
Cilantro
Silver thyme
Eden thyme
Golden thyme
Hot and spicy oregano
Rosemary
Comfrey
Horseradish root

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:52 PM

Damn TR that's a hell of a list. Keep up the good work brother.

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 08:55 PM

Ya, I am working at keeping up lol.

I scored some pots from a friends trash. Gold!
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Also made a soil drench for the baby plants.
Into ten gallons of water went the following:
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Thyme
Mint
Aloe leaves
Comfrey leaves
A bit of San Pedro -I trimmed it off a sick cut (why not I thought)
Garlic cloves
Horsetail shoots
Camomile (whole plant)
Willow growth tips (leaves)
Mycelia laden emu poop

This went into blender to make a slurry:
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To which I added:
2.5 oz neem oil
Tablespoon Dave's Insanity Sauce
1 tablespoon of organic sugar beet nitrogen 17-0-0
Two tablespoons of doc bronners hemp soap
A pinch of tobacco
Two cups of lactobacillus bacteria cultured in grain water

Diluted down to ten gallons.

All the plants got a dose via soil drench.
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Posted 26 April 2015 - 09:04 PM

I sure hope you clean that blender good before the next time you make margaritas, lol.
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Posted 26 April 2015 - 09:09 PM

Ooooh TR, that poo makes me wanna compost sooo hard!  Unnngh...

boing!



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Posted 26 April 2015 - 10:54 PM

:) That is how I get new pots too waste not want not ;)


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