Try to remember that their tendency to ruin a fruit and discard does not mean that the fruit does not get used, they are making that food available to more of the food web by doing so......not sure that helps, but the whole fruit does get used.
Please do not resort to cruel treatment, it is the easiest approach but not nessecity. Can you put out feeders that will serve them better than your crops just until the crops are harvested? You can get noise makers that will make your life as poor as theirs, but it will scare them off, many are motion activated.
I am sure there will be more ideas coming from permies!
Old barn builders created ducted cupolas that created a draw like a chimney, constantly replacing the air in a structure, it was said that is should be a strong breeze if standing in an open doorway. These had openings on all levels of the structure, to service the whole building.
It really is a situation where the solution is best designed into the structure.....today's codes have no knowledge of old wisdom, that leads to tying hands.
I used to make porcelain from the individual ingredients fir a major supplier in my youth, it will crack, porcelain is very much near the glass side of the pottery spectrum, glass is a poor heat conductor. Because of this the heat will expand one part of the tube before the other and the material will not be flexible enough to take it.
There is too much A-400 in porcelain, look for a clay that has a majority of a clay called Tennessee Ten, it is much more what you are looking for.
Most glazes will be melted of or slumped by the heats in a rocket...
If it is cold where you are newly planted needled trees can freeze dry when the roots are not established. If it is very cold spray the tree with water so that the ice protects it from losing too much moisture in the dry cold air....
I think the people who aren't experiencing the nitrogen rob, are the ones applying manure and compost to the top regularly, and aging the wood well, if you are interested in wood chips I do suggest the back to Eden film, but you have to be listening for the small hints throughout that make it work.
I am a student and believer of the "old ways" our great grandparents and before all had houses that breathed, and moved with the weather. Heating a structure is far less damaging to it and the residents than cooling it, the cooling of our homes is where I see the issue originating.
As soon as we try to create our own weather system the need for greater insulation and plastic sick film becomes nessassary.
Any attempt to seal anything in nature becomes a sick environment for mammals.
My experience is that the next big thing or the next regulation is not the solution, however the earlier methods tend to hold the most usefull solution or the info needed to create one.
The big waste cuts are like the underhand chop then you knock the blocks off between them, this us what you are doing with the chainsaw...do one of these about a 1/2 inch from your line every 16-18 inches down the length, then you can chop the blocks out all the way down, save the blocks for firewood! This guy is competing to chop through but we do this to get to the line fast
Yes exactly! It's hard to vocalize but you got it! That cut will save hours and if angled against the direction of hewing cuts will keep the work clean too.....NICE WORK! Don't be afraid to leave the last 1/8-1/4 inch of those cuts too, that's the cuts you see traditionally.
The lesson I find most important that I would like everyone to hear is that it is ok to build a structure semi temporary and have it go through maintenance cycles, so much effort today goes into making things immortal.....even though we cannot.....
The reason for the conflicting data is that we are working with a natural resource, milled and kilned wood is inspected and sorted by its quality, pole wood in any form comes with the strengths and weaknesses inherent in each piece.
A 14" red oak that was grown in canopy will have a higher load rating than one grown in pasture, etc
I will say find your outlet of goods and grow to that market,
I have a produce auction 5 min away, but they don't give farmers market prices....
I live in a rural area that is very traditional in eating, micro greens would be a hard sell here...
Because of these I want to grow and sell produce with a relatively high value and a very high shelf life, this will afford me to ship to customers and have extra time to sell goods that are harvested at the higher priced venues before they spoil.
However if I was nearer to Pittsburgh there are fancy restaurants there that I could market micro greens to, and other time sensitive high value produce....
So the conversation was casual, and Amish don't like to show off about money, but I think it was gross, along the lines of he got a check from the auction barn of $30,000 off an acre of tomatoes.
They also don't view profit and income quite the same, they don't have tractors to fuel, most of the costs are ones they would already need to put out and a lot of it is family land, so it doesn't matter as much what they put in, but what they receive from that work.
Dillon I try to always remember that at any moment it could be a person who just found permies because they are into *blank* and are in search of some info that they know nothing about, so the question is poorly worded because they just heard a term and found us.
I too have thought about how a person can get an answer more easily, some of my ideas were decent but didn't really play well with the culture, others were proven troublesome as soon as thought was given to them.
There is nothing more disheartening than asking a question and getting no answer or the super friendly look around its already been discussed....
Permies doesn't seem to have the " go look through years of stuff, we already answered that" culture, that is a no deal for me, for the most part it is friendly and informative around here.
There are a few topics that are popular and a few that aren't here.....some that seem to be the place where people will argue with you and measure body parts in an attempt to be alpha person.....that's something that I steer clear of, and has the effect that I don't give advice where I am most informed......the first time I replied to someone I got a fight, I almost didn't come back to permies, and the fight was childish and needless, as it didn't change the advise I was giving it only was semantics of what I said.......real fun