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.