Heather Staas wrote:
Fascinating. More research needed.. off to follow the links and websites in this thread...
Nature composts all over the place, farmers often obtain benefits by composting in specific locations. Compost piles generate heat, so showers, green houses and animal shelters often benefit from concentrated compost piles rather than random deposits by wandering animals. The Quaker Barn had entrances at each level so the farmer never worked against gravity to put hay up in the hayloft and then fork it down. Animals walked in on the middle level and their feces fell to the lower level often with the aid of the farmer. The heat from the lower level kept the barn warm and the animals in one place.
TCLynx Hatfield wrote:Well just because the farm might not have "compost Piles" doesn't mean the farm doesn't have compost. Organic Mulch is essentially composting. Anything organic you drop on the ground will eventually break down. So mulching is composting. Letting the chickens have a garden bed for a season before moving them on and growing a cover crop is composting in a sense.
Xisca Nicolas wrote:Some diets are very close one to the other, which I believe is the case with paleo, GAPS and Wahls diets.
I would like to discuss about their common points, and then their differences, may be to help decide what to do...
Whoever wishes to correct and complete this is more than welcome!
Rather than learning to be both a cooper and a wainwright, it might be easier to contact a large Science Supply firm that can sell you a wide variety of glass flasks and bowls. One advantage is you can order them graduated, that is with measuring amounts indicated on the glassware. They are built to withstand the effects of acid so there would not be any leaching, however this would also avoid drawing in a good many flavors that you might get if you did actually use barrels.
tel jetson wrote:you could always take up cooperage and make some yourself.