IF Emma were cooking tasty and nutritious meals - tasty as in meat, raw veggies, and fruit... NOT beans and rice, chili, stew or some other one pot gruel type concoction... Then yes I absolutely would buy meals from Emma.
Visitors, volunteers, Ants, and seminar attendees all need to eat. A market that has Wheaton approved food would be very helpful. My local 'approved' meat sources didn't pan out, so I'm preparing for the sticker shock of the organic stores in Missoula.
Evan will need to wait 180 days (from whenever he arrived) before he can get his MT residency.... or pay non-resident hunting license fees. 100's of dollars for license and appropriate tags.
Spring Turkey? maybe MT has a season. Spring deer? I'm highly doubtful.
Hang tight Evan, find their water sources, bedding areas, and travel routes. In October, should be close to your 180 days, after you renew your DL, you can buy resident tags and it'll be way cheaper, and legal.
I have broken one of the rear derailleur jockey wheels. 13 tooth top and 15 tooth bottom. I'd like something better that the plastic OEM wheels. This bike is about 5 years old, and has been sitting since it broke, 2-3 years ago.
Sorry for the fuzzy cell phone pics, but you can still make out the broken plastic wheel.
New wheels or a whole new upgraded rear derailleur? Any recommendations? This bike will be used on old logging roads and well used trails - nothing cross country or off road.
I would like to know if refrigeration is available for food I would bring? I'd like to bring enough for a week
I'd also like some clarification on allowed meat. I'm going to try to bring venison, but how "Organic" would beef need to be? Is normal grass fed, farm raised ok? These cows walked around in the field their whole life. They would have been fed some kind of feed (pelleted something) along with their winter hay.
Chicken eggs. I feed my chickens non-gmo layer feed from a local farmer/processor. My chickens have free access to a fenced yard, that I move every few weeks. One length of Premier poultry electric fence. I also let them loose each afternoon to roam around.
Anyone have food related suggestions? I'm looking for meals that are quick and easy. My thoughts are I'm going over to help out, not perfect my camping cooking skills. Less time cooking is more time working - or sitting on my ass watching the clouds go by. I talked with Evan yesterday. Once I get meals figured out, I'll be sending in the gapper fee.
Bird flu losses likely to top 20M with new cases in Iowa.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Agriculture officials say five more farms likely have been affected by the deadly H5N2 bird flu virus, including an egg-laying operation with 5.5 million chickens.
Thursday's announcement means Midwest losses will top 20 million turkeys and chickens.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says more than 15 million of Iowa's 60 million egg-laying chickens are now affected with the news of it spreading to another farm in Buena Vista County.
Thursday's numbers include two turkey farms in the same county with an unknown number of birds, an egg-laying farm in Sioux County with 84,000 chickens and an unknown number of chickens on a Clay County egg farm.
Minnesota also reported three new presumed cases, adding another 35,000 turkeys to the state's total of almost 4 million birds killed or euthanized.
paul wheaton wrote:
450) I'm not sure if I have made this clear yet: Evan says that he will feed any gappers that are super industrious working on his stuff (but he warns that his fare is pretty basic stuff). Taylor (a deep roots guy) is currently here and building his stuff and says that he would be willing to feed hard working gappers and maybe even pay folks.
From a potential gappers view, For those of us that will be bringing groceries, Can you post info about the available cooking sources and equipment? I'm very interested in helping out.
Once I get stuff together to officially "proclaim", I will be starting a post asking for menu assistance. A 7 day Wheaton Lab approved Super Week Gapper menu. Food I will buy at the store in Missoula or that is available to buy at the Lab.
Alfrun Unndis wrote:Ok so the beautiful, young things can wield a scythe with speed and efficiency, But can a pudgy older lady, with a worn and ill used musculoskeletal system mow her suburban front lawn, keep the neighbors happy and her anti lawn mower ethics intact?
She can handle a canister vacuum cleaner inside, a bamboo leaf rake outside and she sharpens her own kitchen knives.
I have zero knowledge or experience with ascorbic acid, but Ca and Mg are positively charged elements, Cations.... (Cat - Ions) Negatively charged are called Anions..... If there is and excess of Ca it will interfere with the Mg uptake, the term I learned is "Antagonistic". So, too much Ca, can appear as a Mg deficiency (-Mg)
But in tomatoes a Ca deficiency leads to blossom end rot.....
I agree, search google images for Tomato Deficiencies. Looks like the start of -Mg. BUT, it could also be root bound.... or.... or.... or
If these were mine, I'd water thoroughly, (wet roots bend - dry roots break) then gently remove the plant from the cup and check the roots. They should be white and fuzzy. If the roots are circling its time to transplant.
If you do decide its a -Mg, then for a quick fix, I'd suggest an Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate - MgSO4) foliar spray. Double check this but I think its 2 Tablespoons MgSO4 to 1 gallon water. Apply early or late in the day when its cooler out. Fine Mist top AND bottom of the leaves until it almost drips off (trial and error) Once daily for a few days, you should see green color coming back in a week or so. You can also add MgSO4 to the bottom of your transplanting hole. You'll have to research how much to add for your soil conditions.
9 weeks in a Solo cup.... I'm betting they're ready for a bigger home.
I'd suggest you let them out in the afternoon/evenings after a few days. They'll want to return to the coop before it gets too dark. If any do not return, they've only had a few hours to wander off and shouldn't be too hard to find. Check under stuff, behind garbage cans and boxes, they'll be hiding.
Increase yard time as you see fit.
As far as a timeline.... Are they fully feathered? If so they're good to go. They'll just have to watch out for/learn about predators.