Amanda Wheaton

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by the way, i think you could add some more materials to your bin for them to eat.. like shredded paper or leaves.
4 years ago
my bins are doing the same thing! lol! both in maggots andin heating up. I have some hay and rabbit manure though instead of sawdust. I keep knocking it around trying to break it fromheating. I migh take out half of the hay/manure andreplace with some half shredded leaves. I have about 1500 worms plus cocoons in three different bins. One bin is absolutely perfect! the other two a mess :/
4 years ago
Oooh that is wonderful! I had been thinking about her and hoping you would update. I had a goat once that had gotten cocci when little and she stayed stunted. I mean seriously stunted.. Its possible your girl will still be okay later on but she might stay small too and in that case you might just have a cuddle pet If I had a seriously stunted Jersey girl I would love her just for her manure and hay burps! Sure beats having a pony or something! Sometimes I get tired of milking the cow but at 800-900 lbs I sure cannot just have her be a hay burner for awhile :/ but if she was only 300-400 i sure could lol
4 years ago
We have a high ground water table too... it drains away from the house but some years gets real close. I hand dug a pond and find its always within 4 feet of my basement level. Sometimes I have a real nice pond over there and sometimes its just a huge sand pit. I wish I knew how to utilize the pond better.
4 years ago

Cj Verde wrote:I just looked at that 1st pic and I noticed the blueberries are totally in the shade on a sunny, fall day. So I wonder how many hours of sunlight this spot gets?[/]

Maybe 10.... They just have tall red pines to the south. They get first morning... then a break during hottest part and then full evening sun.

4 years ago

Alex Ames wrote:

Amanda Wheaton wrote:There is actually about 5 different varieties of blueberries... and I will probably steal quite a few of them for my orchards in the creating of my "permaculture orchard" I need to grow a lot of things around my blueberries my mind is churning like crazy today!



Just making sure they weren't all the same! Fill it in. Mulch it in. Have fun with it. We had a couple
of years of drought here in Georgia and my bushes stayed compact during that time. Then this year
we had an abundance of rain and they doubled in size. The less you do to baby them the better
off they will be, within reason.



I didnt intentionally get a variety.... its just what happens when you spend 2-3 years gathering them and from different stores! lol.. and stores not even selling the same kind each year. I suppose they could just be working on their root system and this year or next they will start leaping but they arent' going to leap if i cant keep their roots happy with moisture. Hopefully this year I do better and in the next 2-3 years they grow by leaps and bounds and start to give me yummy berries
4 years ago
There is actually about 5 different varieties of blueberries... and I will probably steal quite a few of them for my orchards in the creating of my "permaculture orchard" I need to grow a lot of things around my blueberries my mind is churning like crazy today!
4 years ago
Just thought I'd introduce myself. I just joined a little bit ago. I live on 2.24 acres in West Michigan. I have sand. I think permaculture is the answer to food self sufficiency for my family. I have 51 fruit trees, asparagus, 40 blueberry plants with dreams of more.Raspberries grapes etc though most in infancy. This year, now that I have gotten into the idea of permaculture i am going to stick even more fruit bushes in my yard! my poor husband! and work on ground cover and work to reduce my need to water the garden. I have over 1/2 acre in food... it should be closer to 3/4ths of an acre though now. Now that I know permaculture, my poor husband better watch out or else I will take up every space that doesn't involve the garage/house/driveway! muwhahahah! Anyways, I will post pics of my progress but for now this is my blog.... you can see my orchard/trees/berries but as you can see, they need permaculture applied yet!

My Blog
4 years ago
I found this link last night in googling. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO in love with the idea!!! I want to know more