What area are you in Mike?
Mike Haych wrote:GEORGIA JET
Short season variety. They store really well if properly cured. We've tried other varieties but none yielded like Georgia Jet so that's all that we grow now. Price $2.00 per slip plus postage. Payment is by Paypal or Interac.
We've been growing this variety for 4 years so they're well adjusted to a growing season of ~ 120 frost free days. They are virus free so far.
Kyrt Ryder wrote:I'll have to look him up, thanks for the tip.
Sure hope he's still in good health, he was already 77 when that article was written in 2004.
Kyrt Ryder wrote:So I'm looking for cultivars which do well here. Typically that means the earliest ripening cultivars I can get my hands on. [I'm doing the same with apples and plums but that's because I want those fruits to ripen during our limited solar dehydrating season, rather than out of necessity to ripen the fruit.] Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
David Sharp wrote:Parbuckling was the term I was looking for, but if others know it by other names throw them out there, and thank you for the responses.
David Sharp wrote:Ok, it's not really an emergency but it's driving me nuts. I know there is a term for the method of pulling logs up an inclined plane (ramp) using ropes. I CAN'T REMEMBER IT. It's driving me bonkers. I believe I saw it here on Permies.com but can't find it, and I googled it and found thousands of references to the technique but didn't find the term. I am a long time reader but have never posted before. I absolutely love this site and the people here. So, I guess I'm no longer a lurker. "Hello my name is David, and I'm a Permie"
Adam Chisholm wrote:
Is there a chance you could do a basic sketch of the toilet with the diverter itself? What I see in the pictures all make sense.
Sure Tim, I'll see what I can sketch up quick after work today as well as our other option we're considering instead of the very expensive SunMar. If I wind up building a large scale chambered unit similar to the SunMar, I'll use the same urine diversion I built for the bucket system in the woods. We've considered the cinderblock chamber like you mentioned, but it's not as feasible on our location. I like the idea of longer time between clean outs too. Hopefully I'll have something posted this afternoon.
Wyatt Barnes wrote:I dream of building in an area with no building code. Not going to happen, the nanny state is here to stay. I do hope to take some of the petty stupidity out of our local code gradually. I should have started 20 years ago. In the jurisdiction next to us you can't have more than three buildings on a lot without a minor variance. ( at $500 +) A women I know had a house, a shed and a gazebo on her property. Before she could get a building permit for a garage she had to agree to remove one of the other buildings after the garage was finished.
Adam Chisholm wrote:First off, Tim I just clicked over to your YouTube channel and I love what you guys are doing. Great job doing life together as a family.
We are a family of six starting a homestead on 16.5 acres in Central Kentucky. We are also planning on using a composting toilet. I think that we will eventually use a SunMar unit (maybe) or a similar design (we're permitting our timber-frame and straw bale house, so we've got to work with inspectors who won't issue a certificate of occupancy with just the humanure bucket system. But, right now we use a simple bucket system when we are camping on our property. I'm a teacher (for now) so we have summers off to work on our land, so this is our only toilet when we live in the camper for two months, and it works fine. I'm attaching a few pictures of what we have now, and I'll describe the rest and try to post some pics again later when I can get through the snow-pack to our place. These pics are in our summer bathhouse which has a loo on one side and a shower on the other. This is the bucket loo in the bath-house before we put the skin on. The water is gravity fed from rain catchment up slope, there is a homemade urine diversion unit underneath that seat which separates our solids from the liquids. The urine diverter is flushed by the sink water, and it simply empties into a mulch pit down grade at the base of a big cedar tree. The solids are then composted. Here's closer look at the toilet itself when it was just surrounded by a tarp on a clothesline in the woods. The wood is just scrap that I salvaged. The top piece had a big map painted on it. (sorry no inside photos, but I can arrange that if you like). The two black pipe elbows you can see are air intakes that allow air into the chamber, and what you can't see is the tall black chimney that rises out the back to vent air out. Not as important in the woods, but I'm experimenting for the future. That "tank" on the back of the toilet is for our carbon (sawdust, coffee hulls, shredded barley straw, etc.) We put in a scoop each time we poop and and it works to break down when the bucket is emptied into the compost bin. Right now ours only gets seasonal use by the family. I hope this helps. Good luck on the homestead.
Wyatt Barnes wrote:These houses people want removed, could you charge 75 percent of what an excavator demolition with trucking away and tipping fees would be? Not sure how things are done in your area.
Wyatt Barnes wrote:Ethical demolition. One that reuses or repurposes the materials. I think its time has returned, I don't think it was unusual 30 years ago but has gone out of fashion.