Daniel Richardson wrote:I've always had a fascination with the idea of trying to grow all of a person's food in a lab under very controlled and optimized conditions.
Philippe Elskens wrote:
Many thanks for explaining!!!
I have no idea yet what my Head and Flow are exactly. Our part of the river is 150-200 meters long, but the height difference between begin and end point is minimal. I'll try to get an estimate for Flow using the float method, since there are no waterfalls and it will take some time before I could construct a dam for a more accurate bucket method. I've only seen the river once and it was 2 meters across, 1 meter deep, but I have no idea how much less this will be in the dryer months of the year. Also, there's the fact that it's located 2 meters below the land, which makes it more difficult to use gravity-powered methods of pumping water. But electricity production is definitely on the table!!
Skandi Rogers wrote:We have a collie Lab cross (22kg) and a pug (8kg) the collie has been on raw food since she was 11 weeks and the pug since age 1. They get chicken legs/thighs for breakfast and then slaughterhouse waste for dinner. We buy the pluck from a local slaughterhouse, so liver, heart, lungs, kidneys, tongue and if it is pork normally the trachea and other tubing as well. It is important to balance it with ours receiving around 10% bone 80% meat (includes lung and heart) and 10% organs (includes Liver, kidney, spleen etc).
The cats are not so lucky they get cheap kibble (free fed) and as many mice/voles/rats as they want. I want my cats to go catch their own, I do not want to feed them all the food they desire they have free access to all the dried food they could possibly eat but it is one type. one flavour and never changed, mice taste much better apparently and that is the whole idea.
Amanda Launchbury-Rainey wrote:This is how we feed our dogs and cat at the moment and how we will develop this as we grow more of our own food.
All hail the canner!
My last batch contained lungs that I got from the butcher. As I progress I will up the amount of beans and veg to the cans. When we butcher our own pigs I'll include brains, hear and lungs, ears and feet, all pressure cooked first for sanitary reasons but also to release the goodies.
Hope this helps
Bryan C Aldeghi wrote:Hi Bob,
Is yours a normal fridge, or a special one designed for solar? I dont know much about the solar ones, but do know they exist.
We have a large fridge that is just a year or two old. It is listed as running at 230 watts. When the compressor kicks on it definately takes more power. But less than the old fridge. The old fridge would make the lights flicker. The new one doesnt. All that being said that the exact model and such are going to run totally different. The best thing you can probably do when planning any alt power system is to get a kill-a-watt sensor off of amazon. Plug the fridge into the sensor and it will give you a constant readout of the used wattage. I believe it does amperage also.
$20 on amazon -
P3 P4400 Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00009MDBU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_99UCCbVWWZQJM