Rick Brodersen

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since Apr 22, 2011
Commercial HVAC/R Mechanic, 15+ Years
Entrepreneur, Inventor and General Jack Of All Trades.
Bainbridge Island,WA
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I didn't make it to first two but have heard great things from a few of the attendees, It's like all events like this, you'll get out of it want you want. Either way I'm in it more for the business aspect so I'm going this year and I'm looking to see if anyone is looking for a room mate for the hotel to share costs?, or I'll be booking a room soon to get the event rate. Pm/email me...Cheers
Thanks, I just updated mine, you just need to add: http://

On another note there are many podcasts on residual income streams, I really like SPI Smart Passive Income Podcast..good stuff on there
3 years ago
Adsense can be great, I also do Amazon Affiliates, and then I have my youtube video channel that I get advertising on. The videos and ebooks are great because once it's done you don't have to do anything else other then marketing it. Knowing how to setup up your website for SEO and Organic traffic and it just builds and builds. Just one example I did a DIY video a few years back and have been running the banner on it since then. I did no advertising, only listed on youtube and my site. I spent about $200 on materials the most I've done on any video and in it's lifetime I have made just under $2,000 from it. Do that several hundred times and your doing really well. I was busy with expanding my physical product business this year, so I haven't added any videos to my site this year and I still get deposits every month for $250-400. Crazy... It's not the perfect setup but it's a nice bonus.

I know one gal who has a popular Yoga channel on youtube and grosses over $200K a year from it....just saying...Take Action!
3 years ago
I was just reading the most recent ACRES USA mag and there was an article about Tagasaste (tree lucerne) for a forage/fodder crop. The article mentioned Permies which I thought was cool. Anyhow these seeds can be nearly impossible to find in the US due to importing restrictions it seems. I have been experimenting/growing them for the last year. They are hard to Germinate but I do have a few that I'm over wintering for planting next spring.

We have some friends in New Zealand who was working with a local University Extension Program and had stayed with us for a few days. I had mentioned something about permaculture to him and he then told me all about Tagasaste and left some seeds with me to see what I could do with them. I was planning on selling the seedlings next spring but may offer some seeds depending on my stock, I need to count what I have left.

If interested just let me know,

Cheers!
3 years ago
Anyway we could sub out some more categories for biogas to separate the Wood from Digesters and so forth?
I had 5 of out of 12 chickens die a few years back, sounded the same way. Once I moved them to a new area and they couldn't get to the compost they were ok, was really odd. Had a vet friend do an inspection and she couldn't find anything without doing lab tests. Never had the issue again.
3 years ago
I've got some siberian pea shrub and our chickens will just destroy anything within their reach, will even fly onto a branch to bring it down to the ground. I had to protect my younger ones from them or they would have eaten everything. I also have some Tree Lucerne (tagsaste) growing that is supposed be good for livestock just not sure about chickens yet
3 years ago
if you don't feed them raw, look at making a huge batch of chicken soup. You can then freeze them into containers or gallon bags for easy feeding later. My grandfather did it that way when culling the roosters, he would cut their necks, collect the blood for the animals (dogs/pigs) then scald, eviscerate and then into the apple chopper hung over a 55 gallon drum, that was placed over the fire. He would also add in vegetables/scraps from the garden too like corn/potatoes etc. Good times...
3 years ago
We use a mobile coop/tractor that I move every week to 3 weeks depending on time of year and our number of birds, it changes due to our egg layers/meat birds. If you don't provide a place for dusting they will create it for you, this can be good. After moving them you have a patch of bare soil where you can dump a load of compost in and plant whatever you like.

At our new place the pasture sucks so I have a 5 gallon bucket full of my own seed mix that I throw down first, then cover with the compost, slowly the patches spread and you improve your forage. Otherwise look at using a kiddie pool or a large plastic concrete mixing tub( what I prefer as they have better UV protection), fill with whatever you like, I usually screen local soil through 1/2" hardware cloth and throw that in , along with some DE. I keep this under the tractor where it stays dry year round!
3 years ago