Fc Hintz

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I dehydrate (air dry and machine) a lot of my herbs. As I was wondering what to do with certain foraged greens, I decided to dehydrate some. I then powdered them and sprinkle them on whatever we eat.  We now have a jar marked "greens". It contains mallows, plantains, dandelion, purslane etc. They get added to top salads or into a meatloaf. Whatever.
9 months ago
I do a lot with wild herbs, teas, tinctures etc. and work with my now 15 year old girls on a casual basis. When we're out somewhere it's like  "oh look, do you know what that plant is" etc.  etc.  One shows interest, the other not so much. But, when they were at summer camp one year a counselor took all the kids on a hike. He began pointing out plants... does anyone know about this plant... my girls said they were the only ones that knew most of them. They even told him a few more.  They were so excited to tell me about it when they got home. Since then, they show more interest.
1 year ago
I have a large incubator and hatch different types of eggs for other people. I posted a similar question on another forum a couple of weeks ago. They suggested to me to crack open a few new eggs. Look for the "target" to see if the eggs are fertile. If not there's issue with the male. If there is a "target" then the issue is with the females.
1 year ago

Daniel Kaplan wrote:I hadn't thought of paddocks. Do you have to work much keep the paddocks cleared?
What sorts of things have you used the downed trees for? I was just thinking to let them lie until they decomposed. Well, anything that looked a little too far gone for firewood.



We don’t do a lot in the paddocks. We have used the tractor to pile brush and brush-hogged some areas. Don’t do a lot of cleanup cuz after a big rain things move….

We cut firewood, of course. We’ve used logs to help terrace the ground that’s too steep, used heavy logs as support beams on run in shelters, and around the garden as a weed barrier.

We like to let the stuff grow tall in there and feed it in the heat of the summer when nothing else is growing much.
2 years ago
We live next to a flood plain, our house and gardens are high and dry. We use the flood plains as extra paddock for our sheep. Falling trees are always an issue and downed trees floating around making it nearly impossible for fencing. We run electric strands, they are cheap enough if they get tangled in a tree. Downed trees are also a good resource. Some years there’s barely any water, some years too much.
2 years ago
I was asked by a neighbor who works at a nursing home to make these. Cotton both sides with non-woven pelon between. They are loving them. The hospitals get the stuff first. Nursing homes full of high risk patients aren't getting what they need. I'll also include a link where you can make a provided pattern, ship to Iowa and they will insert bands that go around the ears and a filter lining.


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4 years ago
I have found the same with my no till garden. We mulched 1/3 of the garden. The next year 2/3 and finally all of it. I can tell a noticeable difference in each section. I actually planted potatoes in the first and second section this year. There was a noticeable size difference in the potatoes from the 2 sections. We also added year old leaf mulch we bought cheaply at the mulch-selling-place over the entire garden.  The hardest thing for me is planting in a no till garden after years and years of walking through and planting a freshly tilled garden, so soft and fluffy. Still fluffy, just not "soft" anymore.

We haven't used a formula. We just add whatever we have or can get. Composted manure with wood shavings, vacuumed yard leaves, lime, grass, vegy compost, etc. etc. etc.
4 years ago
I put the eggs in a carton and date it on the end with today's date.  Tomorrow's eggs will finish filling the carton and the next carton started has tomorrow's date. etc. We get about 3 dozen a day. I also separate cartons by color of egg (white and brown) as I have some customers who only want white eggs??? I also use brown egg cartons for brown eggs and blue or green cartons for white eggs.I know at a glance the date the eggs were laid and what color they are.
5 years ago
Another site that I visit has a forum called a "Barter Board".
You list what you HAVE or what you WANT. Each proposal is listed. If you are interested in such an item you personal message the original poster and work out trades.
I have listed extra bulbs/seeds and swapped whatever the interested party offered that was of value to me.  For instance I had cleaned out a flower bed and had tons of
daffodil bulbs I no longer wanted.  But, I was willing to exchange garden seeds that I needed.  I ended up swapping for purple hulled pea seeds and celery seeds etc.
that I didn't have.  Each paid their own shipping costs.
6 years ago

"Weigela, I presume?"

It's a tulip poplar
6 years ago