Robert Neville

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An alternative to lacto-fermentation might be fermenting with some natto starter -or even just inoculate from some frozen natto.  I've always done this with cooked legumes to insure the desired bacteria take hold.  
2 years ago
This is sort of a makeshift solution, but it worked for us so we've kept at it for more than a decade.  We've always just used a glass, half-gallon milk bottle with a plastic snap-on cap.  When setting out to ferment, we'll put a couple paper towels folded over the cap and a heavy ceramic mug over top of the lid.  A sort of makeshift gasket.  When the gasses build up and pop the top, it just sits on there loosely under the paper towel gasket and mug.  This insures it remains covered from stray fruit flies of whatever.  
2 years ago
Hi,

East Kentuckian here.  There is remote land to be found hereabouts.  We're about 3/4 miles from our nearest neighbor.  Bet you could find more isolated if that's your thing.  Parts of Lawrence, Elliot, Letcher counties are awfully remote.  Just be on the lookout for heavily polluted land.  There was some proto-fracking done here in the 80's that seriously polluted some areas around oil fields -also a lot of strip mining, but you can avoid those spots if you do some looking.  Lots of very hilly land that is free of minerals that is probably a bargain -just look for flat places that can be cleared for solar exposure to permit gardens, photovoltaic power, etc.  Utilities are often lacking but you can luck out as we did with a rural phone coop and end up with a fiber connection run back in the woods.  

Good luck!

Michael Riley wrote:I'm looking for really remote land, like miles and miles between neighbors. Can anyone recommend any areas in KY or help in any way?

2 years ago
Hi,

Looking for a good deal on tree pots.  Where do you get yours?  I've done tree propagation projects over the last 3 winters and ended up with ever more seedling trees that require temporary potting -some for a year or two.  I'm talking about plastic pots of 2 gallon capacity or so.  I've got chestnuts, Toona and now a bunch of metasequoia that need to go in bigger pots. Looking for sleeves of 100 or something like that.  I've exhausted my supply of often recycled pots, buckets, etc.  Local outlets have got ridiculously pricey.  Any suggestions appreciated.  

2 years ago