Fredy Perlman wrote:
Since hot composting is going to be key in my work, I wonder if I should try to build a compost waterheater. Heating water out here is currently a pain involving propane, and electric heat seems inefficient as well. Like the septic, good to have electric and propane as backup options, but compost is of course most sustainable. (But, this from a guy who wonders why hot composting is not used to heat buildings.)
Marco Banks wrote:In the vein of "the problem is the solution", I'd be curious if you could market it as a natural deer and pest repellent? Does it still scare the varmints away if it's been composted a bit? Sell it by the box or big bag with clear instructions that it must not come into contact with food or be used near a veggie garden, and that you need to handle it with care. But for people who are at their wits-end in trying to keep the deer from eating their flower gardens, buy a box of "Cougar Sentry" for $5.99.
Bambi eating your roses? Spread a box of Cougar Sentry and send him scampering back to the forest.
Trouble with a neighbor's dog crapping in your yard? Just spread a box of Cougar Sentry along the borders of your property and watch Fido tuck his tail and scoot away.
Raccoons tearing up the place? Put the Cougar Sentry on patrol, stopping the bandits in their tracks.
Are you tired of the stray cat strut out back by the garbage cans under a full-moon at night? Show them who the big cat is, with a box of Cougar Sentry.
Cougar Sentry -- all natural and scary as all hell. Buy it at a nursery near you.