Daniel Morse

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When i lived in the desert of Joshua Tree, we had a very real heat problem. The flatish roof was covered in the tar and pebbles of yesteryear. It worked very well with the wind and harsh conditions. However, between 3pm and midnight, we could feel the stored heat coming from the roof in the house and above if you were on the roof.

A 110 F this is a major problem.

So, being a midwesterner, i found the solution.

Simply water.

Now everyone will scream I am wasting water. Yes and no. Grey water got used up and POOF! it was amazing ow well it worked. It would literally steam right off. Especially in the evening once the sun went below the mtn tops, a quick spray and problem went away. Thus less waste w the swamp cooler or ac unit.

The reverse in the winter.

Good luck.
9 months ago
Happy Solstice,

Good day friends. Been a while. I myself had to come back to the city for reasons. How are you all doing? My garden has dipped inot warp drive.

SO people of the lands how are YOU? Tell us your story and titillate Paul and the rest us plotters.
10 months ago
An underground house needs a hat and boots. Keep water out of the living area and drainage. I would use clay as a top or whatnot. Then cover with topsoil.
11 months ago
Hi Folks of all kinds.

First of all. I have let a lot of things go. This thread was one of them. I apologise. I got stuck back in the city again. No regrets, but time to back to my farm house.

I am selling one property to buy a different one. Lots of finagling to be sure. I found out a farmer has been bleeding into some of my field. He knows it but is acting he does not know,...whatever.

A new survey as soon as I can afford it. Then we re-fence. Popa knows how to put in a straight fence.

So, I got my canning in. We smoked a few hams and yes, it was sad to butcher them. But, as my parents always said to us in the fall. "They had the best lives a pig can expect." Same with all the other livestock. Usually my dad would look at one of us kids and say, "he looks ready for the hook," or something like that. Lol, thus teasing who would be dinner. Lol, mom and dad always put a bit of the spin on it all. A good life, a quick and swift kill, not the torture the industrial farms do. Cutting them before they are dead. Cows scream as they are cut up are not dead.

Usually a moment of silence after we killed them. Let the spirit leave. Be thankful and lest we be wasteful. Then the hoisting and cutting begin. Thank God for this fine animal to be our food.

In an indigenous tribe in Africa, they kill the beast with a poison arrow. As it is dying, the hunter apologises to the animal. Thanking it as it dies. Lets it die as best can be done.

So kids, whats new in your worlds. I am tickled pink the thread is still here. I am single men. Lol, planning to stay that way I think. Dogs are old now, almost 14. Life is good. Crops did okish. Lets see how my flax does nest year. Locally we have Equine Encephalitis. They want to spray this week the region. I am against it. Just kills the planet more.

Tell us how are things for you folks.

Paul,, as my one grandmother would say, "I am too busy to attend to silly people." She would smile and me and do as good people do, carry on. This whole thing I have watched from afar. Why? I have stuff to do. Carry on big guy and it will fade away. Good luck man.
Hi guys,

SO, I have a small field I am rehabbing from corn/soy production. Any input. I have oats for forage to sow there. I got a bag from a guy. I want to do biomass like waste and leaves. Any input kids? BTW, welcome to the group. I often wonder if our posts get noted, but hey we are here and working hard.

Whats is new this spring for anyone? Lets hear it.

2 years ago
Good Morning.

It is a balmy mid 30s here in Mitten of Michigan. Raining actually. Will be in the low 40s all week and sunny to cloudy I hear and read. So much to do. Had a job interview yesterday in town. Very adversarial. He actually questioned if a man my age can do the work. For real. I wasted half a day over this twit. Age is a very real problem when looking for work. Also recently i was asked in more than one job application my age, race and some other too personal stuff. That is the world we now live in.

I told my partner all my years of education are now worthless. Age is the next big discriminator. My partner tells me stories of older friends of his who being forced out of their jobs.

As the world burns everyone seems to be playing the fiddle.

Just put in a wood stove in my little house. Lol, a second set of hands was needed. My brother, who was also forced out of a job recently, helped. Good time spent with my brother. Just us old guys.
2 years ago
Well, its time to make the big decisions. I have a leg on the farm and a leg in the city. There are no jobs in the rural areas, or should I say few? Anyway I am spending the week here in the city working. Weekend at the farmstead. Last week, I found a lot of stuff had been stolen. Funny, I told the township supervisor I was coming out and I was robbed the next day before I got there.

Someone wants me to sell so bad. Prime location for some building lots for wealthy people. I will not sell. Period. I will sow it with salt first.

Getting ready to plan for next year. New fencing and security about to be installed. Got ideas myself.

SO the bigger question is this is this,... Does anyone feel like they are being targeted over political and or lifestyle by vandals and thieves? I think true thieves should have severe punishments. Just a personal opinion.

So I am putting in some trees soon. Not sure where. But some old producers. I want to see a 100-year-old apple tree in 100 years my kin can harvest from. My new fences will also produce raspberries and other tasty berries that are thorny. I look forward to people enjoying that as they try to trespass. Building for my kids and their kids.

My house n Detroit is about to be put on the market. I was mugged in front of the house a few weeks ago. Called a faggot and was knocked out by gang members. I have some broken teeth and still memory problems. The police never did much or care. Homophobic assholes. One cop was laughing. It is time to devote my full attention to our rural farm rich people want to buy the land. Maybe time to get pigs. Tasty and cute fellas they are.

Looking forward to doing more planting. The ground there waits to be used. What I planted this spring did so darn well. Darn well.

Hope to see more posts guys. Love it!

2 years ago