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d tyler huff

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Mossy Stone Farms
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Bryant Redhawk, as usual, great reply.

That makes a lot of sense.

I'm gonna divide that pile as you did and add Bokashi. What do you think of that?
11 months ago
Yea, from what I've learned it's "normal" because municipal composters use meat / flesh / animal waste in the compost (they can't seperate it, obviously) and that stuff composts with funny gasses.

If you've ever smelled anerobic.. it smells like sewage. THIS stuff smells exacltly like the bottom of a just emptied trash can / dumpster, on a hot summer day. Not burning tires.

11 months ago
Ok, I bought some compost from a municipal facility, such that was raved about by other farmers.

The only problem is: it smells like the inside of a dumpster.

NOT anearobic / like sewage per se, but exactly like the inside of a dirty, just emptied dumpster on a hot day (you know that smell?).

Question is, anyone have experience with that kind of smell and if it goes away? The compost has not cured for very long. It's still warm.

It looks good, not slimey, but just smells rancid.

Municipal composts are notorious for having flesh waste in them.

Should I add bokashi?



11 months ago
Hey all.

We here in the beautiful northern Catskills of New York State are looking for a farm caretaker and farmhand to live and work at our farm and permaculture site.

Mossy Stone Farms is in it's 3rd season as a market garden and in need of an individual or couple to live in the farmhouse, help out with harvests and market days, and help us design and implement our future permacultural project, including a series of terraced paddocks, rice paddies, cold climate aquacultural projects and food forests.

As far as the farm goes you will share in the net revenues from our young but growing market garden operation.

Room and board is provided, as well as all the veggies and eggs you would ever want to eat.

This is a great opportunity for a young person / persons to get hands on experience in market gardening, as well as help design a permacultural site from the ground up.

For more information about the farm visit: https://www.mossystonefarm.com/

Or send us an email with questions: mossystonefarms@gmail.com

1 year ago

Steve Farmer wrote:

d tyler huff wrote:

Steve Farmer wrote:A 20W RV pump for $5 will do this



So an RV pump is designed to pull water rather than push? Or perhaps is it that it's so cheap that burning it out is acceptable?


No. The water is flowing already with no pump,, the pipe into the rv pump will not be dry.



Ok, so a 20 watt RV pump at the pull side of a very long 1/2 inch pipe being gravity fed from a pond will add just enough additional pressure to give me the boost I need (how much boost I need is a matter for another thought...).

I'm gonna try out something from Amazon and see if it works.

Question: do you think this size pump is capable of also starting the water flow effect to begin with?
1 year ago

Steve Farmer wrote:A 20W RV pump for $5 will do this



So an RV pump is designed to pull water rather than push? Or perhaps is it that it's so cheap that burning it out is acceptable?
1 year ago
Hey all. I have a pond way up in my woods, upslope, and I use a 1/2 poly tube to gravity feed irrigation to my market garden.

I'd like to increase the pressure just a tad bit.

There's NO way I'm gonna get an electric pump way up there in the woods (no electrical line...yet). I need to PULL the water, rather than PUSH it.

Any suggestions for a small electric pump that can do that? Doesn't have to be strong. Just a few PSI increase.

Alternatively, anyone familiar with any settups that anyone has done with solar and battery and small pumps?

Thanks!
1 year ago
That must be it! Thanks!
3 years ago
Ah, sorry, it has blue berries in the summer.
3 years ago
Can anyone give me an idea what this is? Thanks!
3 years ago