Royal A. Purdy

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To: Permies.com Readers and Interested Persons
From: Royal A. Purdy, A. H. Tuttle and Company
Re: Yeomans Plows and Keypoint Solutions from Clear Choice © - Elysian ©

Folks,

Regarding the resources available for persons interested in the greater subject matter concerning Yeomans Plows and the “Absorption Fertility” - abilities available to all; …when compiling any “resource list” - please consider A. H. Tuttle and Company as your realistic premier choice with our over fifty years of hands on owned pasture and crop farming, tree planting and dairy livestock experience using narrow shank cultivation.

Thank you for your inquiries.

Be safe. Sincerely,

Royal A. Purdy
Clear Choice © - Elysian ©; and Yeomans and ZEUS © Brand Keyline Pasture Plow Dealer, Sales and Service
A. H. Tuttle and Company
1007 County Road 8
Farmington, NY. 14425
www.ahtuttle.com
www.clearchoicepastures.blogspot.com
rapurdy@ahtuttle.com
(315)-986-7007
Skype = clearchoiceelysian
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Yeomans Plow Shanks, ...as your soil gets richer - so do you!
5 years ago
To: “Mule Tree”
From: Royal A. Purdy, A. H. Tuttle and Company
Re: keyline agriculture when you don't own the key point


Folks,                                                                                                      03/02/2011 PM

Of course the most efficient method of rainfall water storage on land is in the soil itself (increasing the sod surface area via ripping cultivation helps accomplish this and “keyline” pattern cultivation in particular); secondary to this soil capture is water capture from runoff - sourced on and off site via channels leading to storage devices such as ponds, etc. and subsequent distribution via these same means or other.

Generally speaking, the keypoint needn’t be located within “your owned” property. Simply locate the relevant keypoint governing your site; visualize a level topographic line from this said keypoint toward your site and if your site lays above this line you will cultivate parallel to this line and “up” or conversely – if your site lays below this extended level line, you will rip parallel “down” .

Your question seems to imply abandoning topography water shifting effects and pond storage due to perceived impediments or obstructions such as driveways, orchard trees or other and wanting to utilize some sort of the various available water catchments other than “ponds”; but this is where the soil capture discipline shines and it can be slightly altered to avoid obstacles’ by “restarting” a level cultivation line when an obstruction is met and (from this new level contour line) again cultivating “parallel up” (or, "down" as the case may be). You need to be careful however, not to create a circumstance of directed water flow to non intended catchment areas prior to loss at the lower property line or an increased storm water event on neighboring properties. Incidentally as you probably know – the driveway itself will be a great rain event water capture device itself.

Hope this has been helpful to you. Be safe.

Sincerely,

Royal A. Purdy
Clear Choice © - Elysian ©; and Yeomans Plow Dealer, Sales and Service
A. H. Tuttle and Company
1007 County Road 8
Farmington, NY.  14425
www.ahtuttle.com
www.clearchoicepastures.blogspot.com
rapurdy@ahtuttle.com
(315)-986-7007
Skype = clearchoiceelysian
Facebook = Clear Choice - Elysian

Yeomans Plow Shanks, ...as your soil gets richer - so do you!
7 years ago
To: Elliott
From: Royal A. Purdy, A. H. Tuttle and Company
Re: Driftless region suggestions

Elliott,                                                                                                      02/22/2011 AM

I’ve just finished a low resolution “keyline” plan for a farm in this same region. My “Clear Choice – Elysian” work mainly  involves deriving solutions for pasture based situations such as yours.

The ambient seed load on most any land would be sufficient to allow it to manifest on its own with some dedicated grazing management effort from you and your herd animals, but if you are also interested to cheaply “get something else going” I would advise folks to consider frost seeding Red Clover seed by hand (five to fifteen lbs. per acre – I tend to go lighter rates than most recommendations); as it will only enhance the type ground you describe and a clover – timothy hay mix as much easier to hay than straight clover alone. Both types – safely harvested would be quite valuable on the open hay market or as in-house feed as well.

If “Bird-feed” avoidance is of a real concern, then a light coating of any regional clay slip will prevent that via a Fukuoka seed pellet coating we advocate for our readers and mentored client base; but it is mostly unnecessary.

If frost seeding – wait until a late winter or early spring windless morning (April around here) around four or five AM, when the frost is hard but most if not all snow is gone and broadcast as well as you can manage. A split application (1/2 seeding rate once over in one direction – the other half in the other direction) will cover well with a seed fiddle or you can “spin” it on with a hand seeder.

All this will take time to establish but have patients and it will most likely come around.


Be safe,

Sincerely,

Royal A. Purdy
Clear Choice © - Elysian ©; and Yeomans Plow Dealer, Sales and Service
A. H. Tuttle and Company
1007 County Road 8
Farmington, NY.  14425
www.ahtuttle.com
www.clearchoicepastures.blogspot.com
rapurdy@ahtuttle.com
(315)-986-7007
Skype = clearchoiceelysian
Facebook = Clear Choice - Elysian

Yeomans Plow Shanks, ...as your soil gets richer - so do you!
7 years ago
                                                                                                                07/02/2010 PM
To: Permaculture Forum
From: Royal A. Purdy, A. H. Tuttle and Company
Re: keyline in sandy soil 

Rickster, Paul and Folks,

Yes, of course “Keyline” works in sandy soils – it works in every soil type; let’s think about this, ..to say otherwise would be to deny evolution of soils in a (or any) particular area. Bare soil will “evolve” to establish grasses, forbs, etc. to the limiting factor of the immediate strata – environment involved. Keyline is an excellent management application (irrigation) method in most areas involving grass plains or pastures; …it accelerates the natural process. Anywhere there is a sod - SOM (Soil Organic Matter) to establish (and later sacrifice a small portion), Keyline will work. A percentage “clay” will help in this regard but is not strictly necessary; neither is the build-out of Keyline fixtures such as ponds, collection and distribution channels, etc. as these are simply designed for and added to a site to present water in a timely – predictable manner; if nature provides timely rains, you may choose to postpone or otherwise get by without the expense of earthworks for a time.

I just sold a Mennonite client friend a Yeomans Plow for his sandy soils in the upper (New York State) – Adirondacks; his is very pleased with the quick results and with addressing a hard pan problem.


Be safe.

Sincerely

Royal A. Purdy
Clear Choice © - Elysian ©; Yeomans Plow Dealer, Sales and Service
A. H. Tuttle and Company
1007 County Road 8
Farmington, NY.  14425
www.ahtuttle.com
www.clearchoicepastures.blogspot.com
rapurdy@ahtuttle.com
(315)-986-7007
Skype = clearchoiceelysian


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