Delila Jahn-Thue

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since Apr 28, 2015
Saskatchewan, Canada
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Hey Dave, where you growing? I hugled in all my greenhouses this year too. Pleased with the results and the stuff that self seeded from last year. Thanks for the borage tip. I have comfrey in some of my greenhouses but that hummingbird sold me on trying some borage all over the yard too. Thanks for sharing the video!
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3 years ago
This has to be the most BEA-U-TIFUL pooper I have every seen. Love it. You understand two holes if you have small children. Waiting for a slow pooper when you've really got to go would teach you that 2 holes are better than one. My hubby bought two old phone booths we are converting into poopers on our farm. We left the TELEPHONE signs on them. Very handy behind the greenhouse and near the kids' sand box. You people inspire me.
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3 years ago
Tough row to hoe. Reminds me of trying to get an honest day's work out of a teen glued to a cell phone and hard wired into any excuse for a day away/party. Holy hell. On the topic of farm hands, I have tried to "hire" help in exchange for farm goods. People expect to be given produce and I haven't found many interested in actually helping harvest in exchange. Wish I lived closer. Fantastic opportunities to learn and be a part of something great are wasted on those who do not appreciate the potential and possibilities of working with nature. Even so, miracles do happen, don't they?
Hi! Thrilled about eating wild plants. Husband calls me cracked. Mallow, pigweed (amaranth) and lambs quarters grow in abundance here. I am thinking of starting to eat quack grass roots. Digging them out of the garden lots. I understand a bread was made with these during war times in Europe. Curious about your thoughts on that.
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3 years ago
Yes, I let my chickens have the run of two attached (recycled from other life times with plastic and a few windows) greenhouses. They love the extra sunshine and room to roam in winter months, fertilize the areas and scratch up bugs. When it's time to kick them out into their outdoor run (before I pasture them) I wash the insides of the gh walls with a garden hose, amend the soil and plant early. Bees set up a home next door and are in there early too. I found they can be hard on plastic though and strung chicken wire up the walls to protect the plastic wherever possible. They like to peck frost off the walls and this really degrades the plastic fast.
3 years ago
raspberries are very independent. transplant before they leaf out and they'll do better - that is early in the spring or bring it in dormant from a supplier. All they seem to need is room away from the grass to get established. Mine flourish with no care but I started them heavily mulched. Very useful preserved fruit to get one through a long winter.
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3 years ago
Ok, I've been thinking a great deal about the hugelK and how to use it, especially since I read Sepp on this last winter and built a 26 foot geodessic dome last fall and worked to complete it inside all of winter. When I saw the space for raised beds inside the perimeter HugelK seemed the only answer. Here's what I did: gathered rotting fallen wood from the windbreak on the north side of the dome and laid it on the ground, covered with leaves from Uncle's yard (some people actually rake leaves, imagine) and layers of compost and soil as the ground outside thawed this spring. A properly vented greenhouse isn't going to condensate and rain on the grow beds as much as one would hope, especially in the heat. Vapour will go up and out. Only in winter does it freeze and stay on the walls until the rocket stove heats up and you get some rain. We had a workshop and used an Ernie design near the north wall, just south of the water tank where we hope to have fish.
Anyhooo, I have another question about HugelK: how the hell do you keep quack grass from taking it over?
I took a picture but it's still on my phone of some seedlings I found in the rotting wood in the windbreak. I'm still bringing this stuff in for large pots that will house cucumbers to grow to the ceiling in the dome. Last year our summer was so cold it was hard to grow a cuc in the garden. I only had success in our cold frames. Anyway, I love rotting wood. I filled the bottom of these (mineral tubs actually) big pots to at least 1/2 before adding the other soils and then planting. Very excited about the HugelK tub experiment and the spongy factor of rotting wood. Beats the hell out of peat in so many ways. We are in a growing zone 3b but were beyond the regular cold of that zone last winter. Every way we can extend that growing season is a plus. I cringe to buy factory food.
3 years ago