nancy sutton wrote:Just got Harvey Ussery's book from the library and will buy soon (via Paul's website?) -- it is fantastic! Especially his long treatise on soldier flies. He also details how he uses housefly maggots, with minimum odor -- cuts into smallish pieces and buries in fluffy dry organic stuff... flies have no trouble finding the dinner. 5 gal buckets are covered and drilled with 3/8 holes... big enough for laying female flies, but not chickens, to get into contents... until it falls into their laps ;)
BTW, Jessi Bloom's book on urban free range chickens is terrific, also.... much smaller scale ;)
Re: irrigation in dry climate, it would be interesting to see how hugelkultur would work in So Cal summer.
Can you really tell me that we aren't dealing with suspicious baked goods? And then there is this tiny ad:
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