Chris rain wrote:They are nice to sit on too. Plenty of sitting space all around to sit and harvest lettuce.
Sometimes, I wonder if the next person that lives here, if we ever move, will appreciate these as much as I do!
Chris rain wrote:I'll post my solution to free borders for raised beds:
Jen Fulkerson wrote:I want to thank you all for your good advice. I decided to let mother nature take control. I put up a board and kept and eye for chicks, so they wouldn't fall to there death, but the hen has given up too soon. No chicks hatched. I was kind of looking forward to chicks, but we have more then enough chickens, and I really didn't want to have to deal with more roosters. One is more then enough. So I'm ok with the outcome. It's probably for the best. Thank you all again.
Jay Angler wrote:We have "professional egg laying hens" and every 2-3 years one goes broody. If they manage to hatch out the eggs, they've always done a fine job of mothering them despite their genetics. That said, I've always moved them early specifically to stop other birds from sneaking extra eggs in the nest and to give them less distraction that might drive them off the nest.
Jen Fan wrote:We're in off-grid in zone 3 and I had broodies hatching out chicks in late December. They a ll do just fine with a competent broody. We don't supplement heat. Mama is warm enough for them all, as long as they're out of the elements. I put broodies with chicks in a greenhouse to keep them out of of the snow and wind. If you take the eggs they all die. If you let them hatch, maybe some die, maybe some don't. Best case you get some free chickens
Nicky McGrath wrote:I haven't been a member of this site for long (though I kind of feel like I'm fitting in :)), so I can't really speak to my impressions of the moderation decisions. However, a couple years ago I did belong to another forum for similar topics and I left that site because I was not a good fit.
It's not about being in an echo chamber; I don't mind a diversity of opinions (I often play devils advocate to my own ideas). But seeing too many opinions that I felt were not making the world a better place, just made me feel sad, and that's the opposite reason I intend to join a forum. One day, a particular post crossed my line and I left that community. I didn't participate in any swan song, I just knew that I wanted to spend my energy elsewhere.
This seems like a good place ;)
Sorin Trimbitas wrote:A little bit of HTML never hurt anyone, I mean .. it looks nicer to the eye and it gets easier to read if you pick the proper background/text color.
bruce Fine wrote:my mother has grid tie solar, she never has electric bill, but one thing that amazed me is after a storm took out power lines on the street the grid power went down she had no power even though the sun was shining, I guess that's just the way her systems works. I'm no expert but just in practical terms I would think that type of set up needs to have a way built in to still provide you with power no matter what happens with the grid power.