Diogenese simpson

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all my father told me 50 years ago was "keep the heel down " , in his young days all they had was the sythe for hay and grain harvest ,
4 years ago
Taxes also .
Texas has no income tax low property taxes but does tax farm trailers that use the road , Arkansas taxes near anything with a engine on whether roadworthy or not, OK vehicle taxes are 4 times higher than TX .
I looked at AR at one time where there's good dirt its hot and humid further west the dirt is no so good but its higher and cooler at night . If I were moving now I would pick NW New Mexico , hot in the day cool at night and high enough to get snow in winter and rain in summer ,low humidity so no need for AC and little state interference in what you do (permits ) .
4 years ago
As Adam says be extremely carefull around a bull especialy when they are in with the cows to breed them , I have seen them destroy a welded pipe coral to get at a cow in heat .
4 years ago
Polarding is cutting the top of a tree out above brows height so the livestock cant help themselves ,Animals are fenced out of copiced woodland so they dont destroy your " crop " of Withies .
4 years ago
wow thanks ! i have a 1 acre garden made from pasture that was bermuda I ploughed 6 times during summer to kill it well it was partialy efective BUT I have been diging patches out ever since , man that stuff takes some killing,I have ploughed it rototilled it poured boiling water on it covered it in black plastic and it just comes up around the edges , thanks for the information , Where did you get the vetch seed ?
4 years ago

Cj Verde wrote:

Diogenese simpson wrote:If you YouTube "medieval monastery farm ". There is a really good look at how Elizabethan farmers in the UK worked , they had to be permies , they had no choice ,it show the use of tree hay, harvest for human consumption and the " waste " fed to animals , their system worked ,we are still here !
There are lots of BBC video on how farming was done before fertilizers and diesel supplied muscle , "Tales from the green valley" . "Victorian" /" Edwardian" farm series and right up to "wartime farm" (second world war )lots of i think accidental information that permies can use, after all it was supposed to be entertainment , watch with your permie hat on .



Yes those are all awesome. I started a few threads about them but it never sparked any interest.

Not a bad idea to save them to your HD.


they are great tv lots of ideas from the time they had to be self suffiicient permies ,though i watch them use a scythe and cringe lol. the victorian kitchen garden is another series that is very educational well worth watching just to see what we have lost in the art of gardening and horticulture , all that know how gone in one fossill fuiled century that took three thousand years to learn and they call it progress .
4 years ago
If you YouTube "medieval monastery farm ". There is a really good look at how Elizabethan farmers in the UK worked , they had to be permies , they had no choice ,it show the use of tree hay, harvest for human consumption and the " waste " fed to animals , their system worked ,we are still here !
There are lots of BBC video on how farming was done before fertilizers and diesel supplied muscle , "Tales from the green valley" . "Victorian" /" Edwardian" farm series and right up to "wartime farm" (second world war )lots of i think accidental information that permies can use, after all it was supposed to be entertainment , watch with your permie hat on .
4 years ago
Andre Chapelon modified some Chillian locamotives to gas producer fireboxes , as i can remember they were 30% more efficient than the unmodified engines , what killed steam was the 24 hour warm up from cold , and they had to be kept hot working or not , thermal shock kills boilers very quickly , the entire locamotive has to be warmed up slowly and evenly or it leaks like a seive , ya just turn the key on a diesel and off you go .
4 years ago

David Livingston wrote:Firstly I am shocked that deasil costs more than petrol as its much cheaper than petrol here than France .mind you its 1.40 a litre
Secondly have you thought of a landrover a little one they go forever dont rust And are FWD I saw one used for ploughing once.

David


The EPA wont let landrovers in , They dont meet the air quality rules .
4 years ago
Looking around at the ranchers around here they have a Ford for pretty , if its towing cattle / hay round its a Dodge Ram, 12 valve cummins ,Stick shift , the new 24 valve cummins is to fragile they tried them they broke them , they have the old ones rebuilt . Ford Diesels are too unreliable worked hard every day and Chevvys just blow up .
4 years ago