Steve Farmer wrote:Can you plant ten tree seeds or cuttings each day?
Could four of the ten survive to 3 months old?
Could each small tree be worth $4.50 after 3 months?
Could you market on facebook, craigslist and other free sites to sell 4 trees each day?
Could you get started in pots or borrow space in a friend's garden until you have built up a stock and tested the market.
Could you plant twice as many and let half grow to 6 mths old so by end of year you are selling larger trees too?
Miranda Converse wrote:Hatching chicks out is a super easy way to make some income. You could potentially make the $500 (or more) by selling chicks, although I wouldn't rely on it as your only source of income because demand fluctuates throughout the different seasons. If you are good with your marketing and managing your money, the good months would balance with the bad months and you could easily average $500 a month.
Just some rough math:
With 15 laying hens (in their prime), lets say you average 10 eggs a day.
10 eggs/day=300 eggs/month
Take away personal use eggs~200 eggs to go into the incubator
With a (modest) 75% hatch rate=150 chicks
Sell each chick straight run for $3=$450
If you go with a higher-demand breed, sell each for $5=750
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, I could go into more detail and give some tips on getting started.
Flora Eerschay wrote:Sarah Koster asked a great question in her topic What's Your Mind Like? and I didn't want to spam her thread, but it reminded me of this test. Actually, I learned about it on Tinder ;) when someone had this "code" for her personality type and I didn't know what it means, so she told me about this test. And I love tests, questionnaires and all that stuff... so I can procrastinate happily (instead of writing a report like I should right now).
Here is the website:
the test is free and I'm curious about your results! It has quite a lot of research behind it, so I think it's trustworthy.
Funny thing - when I took this test for the first time and we compared our results with the person who told me about it, we found out that we wouldn't be a good match... so maybe this discouraged us from meeting ;) but I liked that she was so introspective.
So my first result, almost two years ago, was:
Personality type: “The Advocate” (INFJ-A)
Individual traits: Introverted – 56%, Intuitive – 80%, Feeling – 53%, Judging – 58%, Assertive – 51%
Strategy: Confident Individualism
And when I took it today, my result is:
Type “The Advocate” (INFJ-T)
Traits: Introverted – 57%, Intuitive – 62%, Feeling – 68%, Judging – 53%, Turbulent – 51%
Strategy: Constant Improvement
So I'm still The Advocate, but a little different now... funny that I'm so much less intuitive! Not sure what to think about it... ;)
Judith Browning wrote:
Nicole Alderman wrote:First time I've gotten this (I never signed up, but it looks like Paul having it sent out to everyone is working--or at least it worked for me). All in all, I liked it, especially knowing what posts I got "likes" on, as this is rather difficult information to find out. I do wish, however, that the links to the "liked" posts contained the information about the threads. For example, instead of saying "https://permies.com//forums/posts/preList/0/407328", it'd be nice if it said, "https://permies.com/t/52406/cascadia/Cascadia-Bloggers-Websites-Facebooks-Project#433240." The 12 threads above the "apple" and "like" posts were listed in the latter format, so I could tell what they were about before clicking, but not so with the "apple" and "like" posts. I don't know if it could be changed or not, but it would be nice!
there is a box to check at your profile to be notified when you get an apple and another for when "someone liked your post" Both have links to the post where it happened.
Paul Cereghino wrote:Anything is worth a try--what is the nature and sequence of your proposed treatment? Are you interested/concerned about the genetic diversity? I don't have seed--and my species selection means I am shooting for a 10' shrubby hedge. Most of our Cascadian trees seem to take from cuttings... mostly floodplain shrubs.
I understand that many woody seeds of my species need cold stratification. I guess fall sowing would be in order.
In most cases I am staking through wood chip. I have had very poor growth sticking cuttings into sod without controlling competition for at least 1-2 years. I can get 2-3' from a cutting in a year with irrigation. With woody seedlings I'd expect to get 6-12 inches and I'd be more worried about competition from Eurasian grasses over the first and second seasons.
I think that I generally have low faith in seeds in my setting.
Brian Rodgers wrote:Good morning
Google photos appears to have cleaned up and made a nice animation out of my Bull Elk photos. Let's see if I can post a GIF.. No I guess not. Here is a link Backyard Bull Elk animation
I got a little bit done on my Hugel yesterday, although I was pretty sore from the day before.
It turns out that indeed I had added treated blocks under the low edges of the Koi pond spa project so it was easy to make a wedge to sledge in between the block and the spa to raise that corner up and get it level.
On a related note can someone tell me how to get images inline so I can add context to my photos?
I decided to take it easy and work on some light duty projects like making sauerkraut and working on the airlift pump in our aquaponics greenhouse.
Note to self: Don't leave the can of PVC cement outside during rainstorms, water may leak into can and cancel gluing project for the day!
Cherry Knobloch wrote:I inherited this from my mother. I don't know where she bought it, she was always finding interesting stuff. She thought is had something to do with winding yarn but I don't see how. The cross bars are nailed in place, there is nothing that is either adjustable or removeable. Can anyone here identify it? I already tried a reverse image search but didn't find it.