Jan Corriveau

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I found this mushroom growing at the base of a fallen hackberry tree on my homestead. It looks so much like a reishi and after reading on it they are found here in Texas (I'd always associated them with colder climes) but I would love it if anyone could give me their thoughts?
2 months ago
Hello Jared,

I was wondering the same question... I've also seen people doing it like in this youtube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFKVMX0p6Lc

It's basically a velcro plate embedded in earth bags a few layers below with 2 vertical pieces of plywood (Those are strengthened by the next 2 layers of earthbags pushing against it's sides). Once the rafters are installed, you continue the last 2 layers of earthbags to tighten everything together.

See this video and forward at 8:06
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh6N_WWGwkU&feature=share

I hope this helps

Jan
9 months ago
Hello Justin,

Thanks for the purchase. They are nice containers and I think you'll like them... I just checked and we just sold the last 5 of the SC10 last night (4 to you and one to another person). We still have a lot of SC7 left though. Just let me know if that would be of interest to you and I'll check what we could do as far as discounts if you were interested in quite a few of them. From my experience, the SC7 would work for tree seedlings that don't have a serious tap root (i.e. pecans, mesquite etc...).

Cheers

Jan
9 months ago
I have many of these sets of Tomato/ Vegetable/Tree Seed Starter Cone-tainer trays for sale on ebay for $34 per tray plus shipping. The SC10 version are taller and more suited for starting tree seedlings and the SC7 version are shorter and better for vegetable seedlings. They really are a great and compact way of starting seedlings but I've just found that they don't work the best for me in my extremely dry Texas climate. If you're interested you can look at the ebay links below for more information:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tomato-Vegetable-Tree-Seed-Starter-Cone-tainers-SC7/282890350918?hash=item41dd943146:g:nHEAAOSwvGlaXoJr

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tomato-Vegetable-Tree-Seed-Starter-Cone-tainers-SC10/282865791794?hash=item41dc1d7332:gDUAAOSw2LZaYkvj

Please don't hesitate to contact me here on permies  if you have any questions:)
1 year ago
I have a brand new and completely unused set of 7 flow frames complete with flow key, manual and bee veil for sale on ebay for $445 plus $29.99 shipping. Everything will ship in the original box. If you're interested you can look at the ebay listing at the address below:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/FLOW-FRAMES-7-pcs-Honey-Tube-for-Flow-Hive/282903336836?hash=item41de5a5784:g:j54AAOSwU95au8pl

If you do need more information don't hesitate to contact me here on permies:)
1 year ago
I believe I may have not been fully clear about GeoPolymers, many of the recipes do require a higher temperature while curing . The temperature are never above 100C and I think I recall seeing 60C as the average temperature needed in many of those recipes. Some are done at room temperature (like concrete substitutes). I just thought I'd add that for clarity. Building the equivalent of a pottery kiln that would go to those lower temperatures would be fairly cheap and easy. It could even be used in conjunction to a wood gasifier for heat generation.

I also attached 3 PDF referring to studies made on using it as a coating on metals in case it helps someone. I haven't read them all, so not sure what they say, but may save the time for someone to have to find them. I can see GeoPolymers as a really nice way to make a burn chamber that can last an eternity and only need regular cleaning of ashes... The downside is that it's not a simple product that you can buy off the shelves and you're done. It will require some small or larger level of dedication to make it work, but the reward, in my opinion is in what it gives people like us that are into prepping and would like to have control of our technologies and do everything on the cheap. What I want to do with that new science on my ranch are water tanks, roads, pond sealant, CNC machine frames (dampens vibration), coating on metal to preserve and limit rust, insulation (sprayed or pre-cast like concrete), Construction replacement (foundation, walls, and name it), and the last is material science (they made high amp fuses out of that stuff. There's got to be more uses). That's just what comes to mind very quickly.

Cheers

Jan
2 years ago