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Pokletu Staktu

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Aroostook County, Maine
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Recent posts by Pokletu Staktu

I read/heard somewhere that what we Americans call "daddy longlegs" are called "Aphid Suckers" in several other languages.  

Is it possible to import "Daddy Longlegs"?
2 years ago

Jason Silberschneider wrote:Geoff Lawton has stated in an interview with Paul Wheaton that there is absolutely no requirement to have done a PDC in order to teach permaculture, or use permaculture, or describe what you're doing as permaculture. So there's that.



Are you sure?

I specifically remember him stating his concern that permaculture not be taught in such a way as to be considered "wacky".
2 years ago
What's your interest in Turmeric?

It's funny that I've found this thread, as I recently read elsewhere that it helps alcalize your body if added to coffee, so my wife and I have only been adding it to coffee for 3 days, now!

She's Jamaican, so she's been cooking with it forever, but I really like it in my coffee...
3 years ago
I've been wondering if it'd be viable to seal the top, somehow, and capture the methane product.

3 years ago
I like it!

I hope I'm not being an idiot, here, though: Is there a practical advantage in using this calendar?
3 years ago
I'd like to start a few fences between my rotating cattle pastures, in zone 4.

Can a tree be selected that's both cattle-holding, as well as cattle forage??
3 years ago
Hey all,

I have a fairly challenging property in Maine; USDA zone 4.

The slope faces North, which of course, isn't ideal; but it's what I got, and it's not that bad for sun exposure.

Where I have my largest pond planned, I'd like to put the house just north of, to catch all that reflected sunlight. My reservation is that the pond, and it's feeding swales, would have nicely hydrated the soil; and while good for my plants, isn't so good for the foundation.

Is there any history of building Downhill from a dam? What measures could I employ to keep the foundation dry?

Thanks!
4 years ago
Though the cat poo is rancid, it may play a role in repelling mice that might otherwise chew the bark off your trees, no?
4 years ago
I think the 801 is the measure of feet on that line, corner to corner.

Yeah, I'll have to call the realtor and find out what the reference is. It sure isn't global coordinates...

4 years ago
Thanks, Dave.

Lotsa good stuff in there! Thank you!

I realize that my question wasn't as clear as I had thought, though.

The crux of my problem is that I don't understand where the individual corners of my land are located on a map.

On the survey map, all of the coordinates printed near the corner points are on some coordinate system that I don't understand. For instance, the top border says, "S 89 00 38 E 801'" --Now I understand the 801' part; but I don't know what to do with those coordinates. GPS reads from North, not South, and I tried figuring what that would be by North-reckoning, but failed.

There's the North-Easternmost corner that looks like the datum point for reference for all the others, since it's all zeros, but I don't know how I can locate just that one point on a map.

Thanks again.

4 years ago