Mike Jay wrote:
Homesteader scale oil press for seeds
Pearl Sutton wrote:A poop Roomba!! What a cool idea!! I bet a classier looking version would sell to suburbanites to vacuum up dead leaves so they don't have to rake....
This idea is gonna bug my head... Edit to add: something like the portable solar fencing used for animals, that tells the poop/leaf roomba what it's parameters are. And the leaf one wants a mulching head, so it can carry more leaves in it's tank.
Carla Burke wrote:
While we're at it, why not make them all solar powered, as well? Or, rechargeable solar batteries might work better, because of the roofs and trees. Oh, and all the above must be composting friendly. After all, we're talking about the ultimate in compostable materials - urine, manure, & dead leaves, so the emptying set up must be easy to tote to the compost, whether it's in a tumbler, a heap, tossed onto the hugelkulture stack, or layered lasagna style in the annuals beds.
Mike Jay wrote:And the best idea ever (give me one if you make it):
Shade drone - small rechargeable drone that flies up high and unfurls a small flag/kite and uses a gps doohickey on your belt to arrange itself between you and the sun to cast a spot of shade on you.
Mike Jay wrote:I've heard of the Piteba press but hadn't looked into it much. I guess I'm talking about something that you can make a gallon of oil in a few hours. Maybe I'm thinking of a problem that doesn't need a solution but it seems like it might be nice to make a bunch at a time (quart to a few gallons) instead of a small jar. Thanks for the recommendation Alley!
Peter VanDerWal wrote:I'm thinking a bug sombrero would be cheaper and easier.
Cindy Skillman wrote:I looked for cheese making machine on Amazon... not exactly a machine, but you can get your choice of easy, everything included kits.
My candidate: small scale, easily portable livestock shade. Serious. I have three highland heifers and I’m gonna want it by next spring, or at least some clue as to how to build it myself.