Bill Ramsey

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SW Georgia, zone 8b
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And a happy Christmas to you too. I enjoyed it.
3 years ago
That's interesting. I guess I'd better stop referring to my "holding pond" on facebook and just talk about my clay pit instead.
3 years ago
Personally, I love blackberries and would probably enjoy cobblers from them but if not I'd be tempted to try pinestraw mulch with blueberries at the base of it. You say a half acre with a narrow strip of slope so I'm guessing it isn't a large area. If pinestraw is available for free, all the better.
3 years ago
Carpenter bees love my rabbit hutches for some reason. I mean MUCH more than any other wooden structures such as my porch. I've been thinking of building some sort of structure near the hutches with more of the features that seem to say "prime boring spot" to them, since so many of my fruit trees and other food crops are also nearby. I've never had them being aggressive toward me or, as far as I can tell, to my rabbits. It's interesting to see that they can behave that way. I guess I should do a bit of research before putting very much into it.
3 years ago
Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuweeeeee! I've never done any grafting but I LIKE those "fancy pliers". I might need to save my pennies for some new toys.
4 years ago
Probably putting a pyramid shaped "lid" that wil cause anything placed on it to slide off and hit the ground. Human nature gets in the way of cooperation when they think you are not watching. If it takes more effort to remove the lid, they will set their stuff on the ground. Sorry for the cynicism but that is my experience.
4 years ago
Looking forward to being able to work in the garden again. Summer is TOUGH!
4 years ago
A coppiced tree also rapidly regrows it's removed biomass to regain that balance so I wonder how much available material would be left for anything else. My guess is that the tree would reabsorb whatever was lost to the soil and that removed biomass (from the coppicing) would be lost to the system. Unless it is added back, of course, in some form. That's where being a nitrogen fixer might help. It comes from the air with the carbon dioxide so there is gain to the system there. I'm just thinking through my keyboard. My answer is I don't know but it's interesting to consider. My produced biochar gets mixed with compost, rabbit manure and other inputs and added back to the soil.
4 years ago
I'm always seeing new to me species of critters like that so I also hope to learn what that one is, just in case they also live in S W Georgia. Was this one found just as it was photographed or was it on something else?
4 years ago