Richard Frame

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Recent posts by Richard Frame

Grant...thanks for the reply about deer fencing....I certainly knew that Ben wrote the book...just spaced out on that one. Good to know that you will be putting in 8 foot fencing...that is the only solution we could come up with to deal with our beautiful but hungry neighbors. Again, looking forward to seeing you in May!
5 years ago
Grant...you mentioned that "building fence infrastructure is one of (our) primary projects for 2014." On page 157 of your book you wrote: "it's simply not worth planting a tree in zone 3 or 4 without . . . a proper deer fence." Are you planning to install 8 foot deer fencing or perhaps 3D fencing? In other words, what type of fencing are you going to install? I ask because we have a tremendous number of deer in the woods surrounding our fields.
5 years ago
Grant,
I believe that in your interview with Chris you said that you are making some money from your forage. I assume you meant that you are selling hay. Am I correct?
5 years ago
Grant...great interview with Chris....I met Chris at Greg Judy's a few years ago....In your interview you mentioned Practical Farmers of Iowa...I subscribe to their site but our farm is in Central Illinois. Are you aware of any similar organization in Illinois? I have been unable to find any. My wife and I plan to attend your Ben Falk workshop...should be great! See you in May.
5 years ago

David Buchan wrote:

Richard Frame wrote:

Adrien Lapointe wrote:

Richard Frame wrote:I'm not sure if this is the place to ask questions about the video but I was wondering about the part where Mark mentions the dangers of terracing.



This is the right place to ask the question about Mark's statement.

The way I understood it, he was saying that terraces that are not properly built are the problem.



Thank you Adrien for the response. I would have been quite shocked if Mark was opposed to all terracing. I'm sure there must be many ways to build a terrace improperly. Would you have a guess as to what kind of improperly built terrace Mark might have been referring? That is, a terrace that might get waterlogged or interfere with the hydrologic cycle. I am interested because I plan to build many terraces on at least 50 acres and want to avoid building them improperly. Thanks.



Richard,
I once took a course in soil conservation at university where we looked at soil practices such as terracing, gully restoration an, contour farming etc. It was a long time ago but this was the text book we used (I still have it), it contains some useful info on terracing, and loads of interesting stuff for permies into earthworks or dealing with steep land (unlike me):

http://www.amazon.com/Soil-Conservation-Norman-Hudson/dp/0813823722

I'll have a look around in my old notes and PM you if I find any useful stuff?

Greetings
Dave



Thank you Dave,

I followed your link and ordered the book! Amazon wanted $441.00 U.S. for it but I ordered it through a reseller for $14.95! Looks like a valuable reference book. Yes, please let me know if you find any more useful stuff. Thanks again.

Richard
6 years ago

Adrien Lapointe wrote:I am really not an expert in that field. I think in Sepp Holzer's Permaculture, Sepp describes how to build them, but I don't have the book with me right now.



Thanks Adrien, I will look at that book again. Thanks for all the work you do.
6 years ago

Adrien Lapointe wrote:

Richard Frame wrote:I'm not sure if this is the place to ask questions about the video but I was wondering about the part where Mark mentions the dangers of terracing.



This is the right place to ask the question about Mark's statement.

The way I understood it, he was saying that terraces that are not properly built are the problem.



Thank you Adrien for the response. I would have been quite shocked if Mark was opposed to all terracing. I'm sure there must be many ways to build a terrace improperly. Would you have a guess as to what kind of improperly built terrace Mark might have been referring? That is, a terrace that might get waterlogged or interfere with the hydrologic cycle. I am interested because I plan to build many terraces on at least 50 acres and want to avoid building them improperly. Thanks.
6 years ago
I'm not sure if this is the place to ask questions about the video but I was wondering about the part where Mark mentions the dangers of terracing. I'm not sure I understood what he was saying but it sounded like he was warning that terracing can create a damming effect which could destroy the hydrology and collapse the terrace system through waterlogging. If this happens, what is the implication? Terracing is bad? Only certain types of terracing should be used? If so, what kind? Only certain slope grades should be terraced? If so, what grades? Only areas with a certain rainfall amount should be terraced? If so, what rainfall amount? Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
If this is not the place to ask this question, could someone direct me to the correct forum? Thanks.
6 years ago
I had no idea genetically modified trees were being developed. Now I am.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=w437uQf_A7c
6 years ago
I was completely unaware that genetically modified trees are being developed. Quite disturbing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=w437uQf_A7c
6 years ago