we just tipped a metal barrel half way on its side built a fire under it dunked the pig turned then pulled it out to a pallet used buckets to pour hot water on spots that didn't quite get enough. scraped and washed
you need a lift to hang any way the higher up in a tree you can hang from the more movement you can get side to side we never let them get over about 150 lbs just to much work for two.
butchered a 700 lb cow once, week long non stop. won't do that again alone .
you also need a way to cool and refrigerate while you are working on other pieces .
I think raccoons and birds are going to be your biggest problem but raccoon is tasty .
been wanting to do this for the longest but keep seeing turtles and birds at my pond daily not sure if i can compete with them on catching.
let us know how it does. thanks for posting.
wayne fajkus what i have is still full of bones and such but they seem to stay to the bottom
I do a row garden and it slopes one end to the other when I lay out a row i will use a hoe to cut a furrow put water hose down at high end and just pour the fish stuff into it water it well then when water soaks in I will spread my seeds out in the row ,cover them they come up quick.
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I fish a lot and have a 55 gallon plastic barrel I put fish leavings in have been doing this for couple of years .
use it in my garden ,
what is your idea on what it's worth does it help or needed ?,
i can tell when i use it that plants do better but man does it smell.
in a way we all are modern sharecroppers 40 years I worked my job and shared my salary with the land holder ie the government in multiple tax dollars . I am working on building a bunk house to share the work on my place not there yet but think it will be of added value to all who takes advantage of it.
you will know by the smell the longer you let it go the closer it gets to digested poop similar to cow.
anaerobic/aerobic stir or oxygenate and it's a better product
leaves also are good,each plant will have a different bacteria
close to using mulch as water filters through it ,it picks up nutrients and the micro in the soil will pick up what they can use .
It's close to getting the drainage off a compost pile .
but to answer the to how long I put together a bucket full let it set a day strain and use then fill the bucket back up for tomorrow all the time adding to it as i can if i need it before tomorrow I'll use it. as a continuous cycle.
we have inside and outside cats that don't mix .we keep diatomaceous earth outside on porch and were cats hang out and inside .sprinkle around and sweep into cracks. be careful and don't breath it in.seams to take care of fleas.
All depends on your view as to what a plant is ,look out over a meadow all plants grow in community with each other .
you have some plants that are bigger stronger and some that are weak and scroungy.
they all produce their product for there purpose .
then we come along and breed a plant to fit our purpose and it wont produce as well if grown in with other strong plants.
you have to plant things that will out compete your (weed) ground cover.
or be a companion to your plant.
and maybe sacrifice or enhance some production .
I have planted things all together some years they do good some they don't.
which brings up the three sisters garden most that try this don't understand that it works because the mounds that were planted were enhanced with fish,sticks,charcoal,leaves,weeds,they gathered up surrounding fodder and put under the mound.
and the plants that they planted were stronger than what we plant to day because they were closer to the original plant that competed to live.
and they were companion to each other,benefiting from each other.
corn by providing something to climb
beans by nitrogen
squash by ground cover .
and a lot of other things that we haven't even began to understand
I don't know that you will find something that will work with all plants you might find something that will work with a certain plant.
I plant a row garden because it is the easiest for me to do and i let some weeds alone after it is established .
I have a terrible problem with sedge grass,crab grass annual beds with enhanced nutrients arn't an option .
I don't know about Deb but my ear worms have been set back a lot by my fire ants not going to say they are gone just get ate before they do much damage.
thanks for renewing this post I want to try the 10 " deep planting
as far as what to use to make the hole I have a pointed pry bar that is metal that works great but is heavy
but a pointed broom stick should work in lighter soils.
solid soils might need something heaver
Paul you have done a great job and yes it's up to a few to carry the torch .
People in this modern world are in for instant gratification and they are lazy.
That is what they were taught or rather not taught .
If a thing don't have the (al gore) effect no one substantial is going to be on the band wagon because it don't bring in the MONEY or FAME .
As long as there is a Walmart down the street they have no use for any of this and it will stay that way to the majority
I know you want to save the world ,you have saved a lot of us.
But saving the world won't happen until they feel the need to be saved.
It's totally not your fault,you have done your part 100+ times your part,and we thank you for that .
worm bins and black fly larva bins .all the stuff from the chicken house floor goes into one and watered then stocked with worms don't take long for it to be ready for the garden.I also store feed in them.one gets all the fish heads and guts to make fertilizer .I have about 20 that I have stuff in.the blue plastic ones.I fill one with water and leaves grass and any thing else I decide or have on hand and water the garden out of.make good scaffolding if half filled with water.
wooden spoons or rakes, hammer,ax,hoe, handles,coloring book boxes,bee hives, brooms,book cases,picture frames,butcher block,bows and arrows,. theirs just lots of things that you can make of wood that takes very little investment in tools or knowledge . good luck
contrary they do care about it and it probably is against the law . as it is in most states.
but as far as the meat being bad for any reason only that part that took the blow would be damaged and my chickens or dogs like it.
most states you are suppose to report this but if you hit it they might make you pay for it so don't.
but I wouldn't want to get caught picking one up either hefty fine.
try adding salt to her diet when I had rabbits they always did this if I didn't add salt to there food.
When I put there feed out I would sprinkle a little water on there food and salt it so they had to eat it.
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