Eric Hanson wrote:Hi Shauna,
Compost? Wood chips? It sounds like you have basics right there.
Don’t worry about the nitrogen. The chips will break down on their own just fine. But having them on the ground can only improve the soil. I would say get those trees in the ground right away and spread compost on top, covered by a thick (I like 6 inches to 1 foot) layer of wood chips spread about 3x the diameter of the root ball.
So I say go for it! I really think you have all you need. Let us know how things work out.
Dirk Dorme wrote:I would like to install a 'natural' pond, using clay and gleying it with ducks. Aka, let them 'seal' the pond by letting the ducks drop their manure to block the water from leaking. Now, that is the theory. I would not like to install a pump, simply dig a whole, add some clay, gley it and move along.
I will install the pond in a section where it would not bother too much that it is not a clear pond, however I do wonder whether the quality of the water will not be very very bad due to the manure of my ducks. Aka, will the nitrate and the rest not build up massively and thusly poison my ducks? And suppose that I add plants, will they not perforate the 'seal' as such?
Does anyone have some experience with a natural ponds, leakage and gleying ponds? Or should I best dump the whole idea and use an epdm or the like? Should i use banks to allow certain plants to grow, should I make it large enough (aka how much m2 per duck)...? I realize it ain't an exact science, but any advise is more than welcome.
Alex Freedman wrote:
Michael Fundaro wrote:I posted a Thumbs Up but it may be a year or so before I have any extra cash. Still struggling to complete the house just to get through with final inspection and just got a $14k bill from the hospital for the appendectomy.
Michael, i'd be glad to donate/gift you this movie.
Maybe we can somehow set up a general fund or such, to cover movie costs for folks who have smaller budgets. I'll put in the first $60 to help spread the bliss of sharing this Wheatonia Wisdom.
denise ra wrote:I could do this roof instead and save myself all the framing cuts, and the grief about how to attach the 2x8 and the 2x10. I'm more comfortable with this as far as sealing the insulation is concerned. But I'm not really sure what attaches this roof to the container so it doesn't blow away?
Glenn Herbert wrote:I see a typo that was confusing me and probably others: where it says "2x10/2x FRAMING", it should be "2x10/2x8 FRAMING", meaning a 2x10 and a 2x8 side by side. The 2x8 sits on the steel tube and the 2x10 sits down beside the steel.