paul wheaton wrote:
...somebody else that was there helped me to remember details and she has the book that mentions this (which is all in german, but she speaks german!)
What was the name of the book? Has Sepp written any books? I've searched but my local library doesn't have anything by or about him. I've found lots of stuff online but no books by him.
paul wheaton wrote:
I remember when I took my master gardener training ... my exceptionally brilliant teacher, Helen Atthowe, said "Don't trust anybody's word - not even mine!"
So I think your skepticism is wise. At the same time, I submit that Sepp is way ahead of me on my path. So I will tend to put a lot more weight in his words. Just as I put more weight on Helen's words.
I agree with your analysis that predators and carion eaters will be attracted to bones and the like. I suspect that what ends up in the bottom of this pot doesn't smell like anything edible to predators or carion eaters.
Jim Kerwin wrote:I thought this was a great how to video for people w/ deer problems but I don't have so many deer here so I probably will not be making it for myself. What i was interested in was what was to be done w/ the byproducts that were used. Here we have the "bone sauce" obviously, but we also have the cooked & de-fatted bones and the ashes from the fire. Personally, I'd put the bones back in the ashes, add more hardwood & burn the bones till they're turned to ashes. Now you have potash and bone meal ready to put on your veggies along w/ some of that diluted Beer now donated as urine. I haven't done this before but i think it'll work. As my first post and as a small way of introduction this is the type of recycling / re-purposing i like. I prefer to use the secondary or waste products of one product or project to add to or complete another product.
Leah Sattler wrote:just missed some interesting spam is all from the president of the united states of all people
thats a big question.... is the iron really a neccessary part of the equation or just something that won't fall apart during the process? steamed bones. if sue is right then maybe a bonemeal paste would work too. if my thinking is correct the bones will get steamed and the water will condense and return back to the bottom pot. it seems that could be easily simulated (if the iron isn't crucial) by putting bones in steamer basket in my pressure cooker.
Jennifer Smith wrote:I guess as usual I see something else here.
I am seeing dry picked, clean, sun bleached, old bones. Nothing tasty there. I am seeing this gunk being absorbed into the trees and becoming part of them forever. More a calcium paste than a tasty paste,
I would not partisipate in this forum if I did not think Paul is worth listening to, and if he believes, I for one will try it.