nate sherve

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since Sep 08, 2017
retired knuckledragger
marengo county, al
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Kc, yea I have in a wheelbarrow at the barn. I got them on the side of the road, also.    Eric, I haven’t heard of trimmings. I reckon it’s too late for this year, yea? It’s for 5 acres field and paddocks
1 year ago
I haven’t seen black locust around here...I guess I could just buy some seeds. I’d rather not use nonnative plants., they can be very invasive.  I’d rather plant the Osage by seeds other than clumps of the fruit. It seems to me that it would cover more rows. I have to drive around a good bit get a lot of the fruit...
1 year ago
I’m planing to grow (attempt) a living fence of Osage Orange. I have the fruit sitting in a wheelbarrow right now... question is, how do you plant the seeds? By hand? Or, is there another way?
1 year ago
I’m planning to use it for misting the water...
1 year ago
I’m looking into starting hydroponics using the ram pump for watering. Is there a way to cause a “pause” in the pump for a time between watering? I don’t know if this makes sense... thanks in advance.   Nate               I don’t know which forum to post this on...
1 year ago
Tj, I have also been thinking about raising hogs along with the sheep,  mostly for family food, though, and it will help me clean up the overgrowth of these invasive non-native plants. I have no idea on how to sell meat, but I am thinking about it. It just seems easier to sell plant produce than livestock. I am very new to farming anything, since I grew up in a heavily populated area...
1 year ago
On another plant...I wonder if chinkapins would do well as a product. I know they'll grow here, and, from what I've read, they grow back from the chestnut blight.
1 year ago
We have both walnut and pecan growing on our place. They're both wild. Wild pecan is often pretty bitter, though. I could plant commercial bred pecans, but it would take a good while for it to start producing.
The point of growing any of these is for income (and family produce also), since I am medically retired from the military. I have no job skills that would move over to the civilian side. It would be nice to be able to stay home with the kids to raise them, instead of leaving that to the school...if that makes sense.
1 year ago
I won't plant the whole 30 at once (if I do plant it all), I have a lot of invasive non-native plants that need to be taken care of (wisteria, kudzu, and privet being the most), which is a main reason we're having the timber cleared. I'm also thinking about black walnut. I'm going to plant a good bit of black locust to prevent washouts and improve the soil, also for honeybees. Huckleberries are over the place, as well as persimmons and pecans. I'm thinking about raising sheep, too, but right now it's all thoughts and ideas that I think are worth looking into. The price of equipment needed is something I don't know yet.
I figured it'd be easy to hear from somebody who lives in this climate who knows about varieties that do well, so I'm asking here. I'll be reading around other places also. Thanks for the replies y'all have given, and please carry on.
1 year ago