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Josef Holzer interview/tour

 
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hanks for the link! Definitely the best video I've seen in a long time!!
 
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Awesome! I was excited to come across it!



 
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I have watched this movie about six times in the last few days.
It has answered a lot of questions I had about Sepp's techniques.
Love it!
 
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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?
 
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Look at all that Lupin!

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.



 
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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:)
 
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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.
 
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I noticed the rye too, but then realized there was a lower growing ground-cover of some kind mixed in.

Does anyone know how well the Krematahoff competes economically?

[found some information, thanks Paul]
http://www.permies.com/t/2641/farm-income/sepp-holzer-income
 
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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.
 
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This is a great video. Its more of a tour than an in depth explanation of how they do things.

Great video to watch on a cold wintery day.
 
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What a beautiful place. It does not look at all like a farm, just nature at it's beautiful best.

Is that Sepp's Son or Grandson? He is a charming young man. I do wish he would wear a darker sweater,
if the notes are in White. Guess I need to learn to speak German.

It is a real inspiration to work on few little acres of rag tag little woodlands. It would be great to have a pond
trickling down my slopes.
 
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his son...and amen on that darker sweater
 
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