Really great video. I did see some things that surprised me. I saw machinery tilled land; maybe this is where he plants his grain? I also saw small raised beds planted with crop rows mulched with straw. Maybe this is where Josef differs from Sepp in his farming style? Or maybe Sepp does till and plant rows sometimes?
I met Josef about four years ago. All the knowledge of Sepp in a humble package. I remember Sepp insisted that all of the chickens would find their own food all year and Josef told me that while that was true for the pigs, they set aside some feed for the chickens for the dozen or so coldest days of the year.
This video is a good competitor with the other half hour videos.
i also couldnt help but notice the lupines
couple other comments of mine are thus:
white wasnt the best color choice for the text in this film, with the bright sunlight abound, coupled with josefs shirt i had trouble reading it at times
i also noticed that you could say the had some small scale monocultures going on with the rye, obviously it wasnt in bad shape but still looked like a monoculture to me:p
and the pig pens seemed to me at least to be overgrazed.. as if the animals should have been rotated before it getting to that point, it might just be me and im no expert by any means but that seemed to be less than perfect pig management
all this being said im so glad to see another video added to the kramatahoff series:)
One thing to keep in mind when you have ponds located on slopes or near the bank of a stream where trees live and die. Roots that found their way into the pond that die will over time rot down and become a passage way for water to escape. You will never seal it unless you line your pond. Just something to keep in mind.
obviously that depends on the species of plant, no? Willows, elderberries, blueberries....root rot? I am putting in ponds this spring and am being torn between the clear crystal waters of David Pagan Butler's approach with Sepp's approach...I see many ponds that arent so crystal clear. Obviously sepp knows what works if you have 100+ ponds, but what if you only want 1-3? Liners? Im feeling that i will go that way, but its always a fun thing to think about before going to sleep at night lol...AWESOME vid - just downloaded it with the "download helper" on Firefox - on the hard drive for airplane watching and when internet goes down. Thanks for sharing the vid.