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monty ali
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Hi All,

I have my compost heaps set up for my kitchen scraps but there are a lot of thinks that i can't compost. I've recently heard about Bokashi and thought it would be useful in getting rid of things like meat and fats. so my question is can i bokashi animal bones like chicken, sheep and cow?
What do you guy's do with your waste that can't just be thrown onto an open compost heap?
 
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Personally, I would initially go one of three (3) routes, to extract usable nutients out, that I could use.

1.) I'd make some of Sepp's Famous Bone Sauce for keeping various animals away from certain areas.

2.) I'd make up some Soluble Calcium or Soluble Calcium Phosphate by toasting or charring the bones to begin to breakdown the structure and burn off any toxic residues and then soak in ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) 3:1 ratio (vinegar:bones/eggshells) for a couple of weeks. After, which I could use the diluted solution at a 500:1 ratio (water:vinegar solution) in a foliar spray or soil drench for plants.

3.) Bake the bones and grind up to make a bonemeal soil amendment or to use as a feed supplement for livestock/fowl.

To use with Bokashi, you'd still want to reduce the size of the bones, however way possible i.e. bandsaw, hammermill, etc., etc. to expose as much surface area as possible. The bones could slowly decompose not because of the Bokashi, as it's a pickling/perserving method and odor reducer, but in that it can attract and proliferate all the good microbes that can/would digest the bone material.
 
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Ollie Puddlemaker wrote:

Personally, I would initially go one of three (3) routes, to extract usable nutients out, that I could use.

1.) I'd make some of Sepp's Famous Bone Sauce for keeping various animals away from certain areas.

2.) I'd make up some Soluble Calcium or Soluble Calcium Phosphate by toasting or charring the bones to begin to breakdown the structure and burn off any toxic residues and then soak in ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) 3:1 ratio (vinegar:bones/eggshells) for a couple of weeks. After, which I could use the diluted solution at a 500:1 ratio (water:vinegar solution) in a foliar spray or soil drench for plants.

3.) Bake the bones and grind up to make a bonemeal soil amendment or to use as a feed supplement for livestock/fowl.

To use with Bokashi, you'd still want to reduce the size of the bones, however way possible i.e. bandsaw, hammermill, etc., etc. to expose as much surface area as possible. The bones could slowly decompose not because of the Bokashi, as it's a pickling/perserving method and odor reducer, but in that it can attract and proliferate all the good microbes that can/would digest the bone material.


Thanks for this information, it is something I will need to learn more about.
 
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