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Re: Machinery for a post collapse world
« Reply #315 on: June 03, 2019, 03:52:58 AM »
Your beds look beautiful. My problem is deer/elk. Don't you have to worry that your fences will allow grazers in?? My fences have to be 7' high with 10' T posts and solid corner posts. Then the problem becomes how would you get a tractor in? (removable fencing gets removed by deer/elk. Gardening is an endless slog. AND now the weathers changing. Two weeks of scorching heat in early May followed by 2 weeks of rain with no sun. The slugs just loved the plants that I put in the ground for them :'(. And then the "organic" slug bait just attracted the Blue Jays that ripped out the plants to get the bait (doesn't hurt birds). So I had to buy a high powered BB gun (a 308 or even a 22 is overkill) to shoot the Jays. It never ends (except in collapse and death).
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its a pretty small maneuverable tractor. One side of the fence comes off so I can till then it goes back pretty quick. It's the bunnies that get me here. Never seen a deer on my property except in the dead of winter when they chew my apple trees if not covered. It's very wooded here the deer usually stick to grassy areas. Lots of moose but they like swamp.

Sounds like a great vidcast!  Got time for it?

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Re: Machinery for a post collapse world
« Reply #316 on: June 03, 2019, 09:03:50 AM »
Your beds look beautiful. My problem is deer/elk. Don't you have to worry that your fences will allow grazers in?? My fences have to be 7' high with 10' T posts and solid corner posts. Then the problem becomes how would you get a tractor in? (removable fencing gets removed by deer/elk. Gardening is an endless slog. AND now the weathers changing. Two weeks of scorching heat in early May followed by 2 weeks of rain with no sun. The slugs just loved the plants that I put in the ground for them :'(. And then the "organic" slug bait just attracted the Blue Jays that ripped out the plants to get the bait (doesn't hurt birds). So I had to buy a high powered BB gun (a 308 or even a 22 is overkill) to shoot the Jays. It never ends (except in collapse and death).
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its a pretty small maneuverable tractor. One side of the fence comes off so I can till then it goes back pretty quick. It's the bunnies that get me here. Never seen a deer on my property except in the dead of winter when they chew my apple trees if not covered. It's very wooded here the deer usually stick to grassy areas. Lots of moose but they like swamp.

Sounds like a great vidcast!  Got time for it?

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the fall? spring is too nuts. I'll be forming more beds at a friends place sometime this summer for next year... i'll set up for vids then.
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Re: Machinery for a post collapse world
« Reply #317 on: June 03, 2019, 09:15:40 AM »
Your beds look beautiful. My problem is deer/elk. Don't you have to worry that your fences will allow grazers in?? My fences have to be 7' high with 10' T posts and solid corner posts. Then the problem becomes how would you get a tractor in? (removable fencing gets removed by deer/elk. Gardening is an endless slog. AND now the weathers changing. Two weeks of scorching heat in early May followed by 2 weeks of rain with no sun. The slugs just loved the plants that I put in the ground for them :'(. And then the "organic" slug bait just attracted the Blue Jays that ripped out the plants to get the bait (doesn't hurt birds). So I had to buy a high powered BB gun (a 308 or even a 22 is overkill) to shoot the Jays. It never ends (except in collapse and death).
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its a pretty small maneuverable tractor. One side of the fence comes off so I can till then it goes back pretty quick. It's the bunnies that get me here. Never seen a deer on my property except in the dead of winter when they chew my apple trees if not covered. It's very wooded here the deer usually stick to grassy areas. Lots of moose but they like swamp.

Sounds like a great vidcast!  Got time for it?

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the fall? spring is too nuts. I'll be forming more beds at a friends place sometime this summer for next year... i'll set up for vids then.

Sounds like a plan.  July?  August?

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Re: Machinery for a post collapse world
« Reply #318 on: June 03, 2019, 05:20:40 PM »
Your beds look beautiful. My problem is deer/elk. Don't you have to worry that your fences will allow grazers in?? My fences have to be 7' high with 10' T posts and solid corner posts. Then the problem becomes how would you get a tractor in? (removable fencing gets removed by deer/elk. Gardening is an endless slog. AND now the weathers changing. Two weeks of scorching heat in early May followed by 2 weeks of rain with no sun. The slugs just loved the plants that I put in the ground for them :'(. And then the "organic" slug bait just attracted the Blue Jays that ripped out the plants to get the bait (doesn't hurt birds). So I had to buy a high powered BB gun (a 308 or even a 22 is overkill) to shoot the Jays. It never ends (except in collapse and death).
AJ
its a pretty small maneuverable tractor. One side of the fence comes off so I can till then it goes back pretty quick. It's the bunnies that get me here. Never seen a deer on my property except in the dead of winter when they chew my apple trees if not covered. It's very wooded here the deer usually stick to grassy areas. Lots of moose but they like swamp.

Sounds like a great vidcast!  Got time for it?

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the fall? spring is too nuts. I'll be forming more beds at a friends place sometime this summer for next year... i'll set up for vids then.

Sounds like a plan.  July?  August?

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Re: Machinery for a post collapse world
« Reply #319 on: August 07, 2019, 05:24:46 AM »
I've been dormant lately due to a pretty heavy work load. Its the agricultural fair this weekend though so I need to prep my charcoal powered tractor. To that end I ground up all my charcoal last night. This is not a hobby if you like to keep your hands clean in fact charcoal gasification people refer to themselves as members of the black hand gang...
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Re: Machinery for a post collapse world
« Reply #320 on: August 07, 2019, 08:01:06 AM »
I've been dormant lately due to a pretty heavy work load. Its the agricultural fair this weekend though so I need to prep my charcoal powered tractor. To that end I ground up all my charcoal last night. This is not a hobby if you like to keep your hands clean in fact charcoal gasification people refer to themselves as members of the black hand gang...

When are we going to do the Machinery for a Post-Collapse World video?

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Re: Machinery for a post collapse world
« Reply #321 on: August 07, 2019, 08:55:01 AM »
Dont know. I keep getting interesting projects thrown at me and I'm having trouble saying no... After all the shit of the last 2 years the kitty is feeling the strain. Fall plowing?
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« Reply #322 on: August 07, 2019, 09:37:23 AM »
Dont know. I keep getting interesting projects thrown at me and I'm having trouble saying no... After all the shit of the last 2 years the kitty is feeling the strain. Fall plowing?

Fall plowing sounds good.  When does that go off?

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Re: Machinery for a post collapse world
« Reply #323 on: August 09, 2019, 02:35:42 PM »
Here is a hot restart and a walk around with the new filter...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksk81s2RCIM

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ksk81s2RCIM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Ksk81s2RCIM</a>
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Re: Machinery for a post collapse world
« Reply #324 on: August 09, 2019, 02:45:05 PM »
Here is a hot restart and a walk around with the new filter...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksk81s2RCIM

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ksk81s2RCIM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Ksk81s2RCIM</a>

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Re: Machinery for a post collapse world
« Reply #325 on: August 09, 2019, 02:48:35 PM »
Here is a hot restart and a walk around with the new filter...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksk81s2RCIM

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ksk81s2RCIM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Ksk81s2RCIM</a>

I'll use that when we do the Post-Collapse Machinery vid.  :icon_sunny:

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Re: Machinery for a post collapse world
« Reply #326 on: August 11, 2019, 08:03:37 PM »
Well the fair went well. Here is a walk around of the tractor as it runs. It was impossible to narrate with the noise. Its currently going to a friend's to bush hog some trails. I'll try for video but its hard to coordinate schedules.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UXJjpo90AJc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UXJjpo90AJc</a>
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« Reply #327 on: August 11, 2019, 08:20:00 PM »
Well the fair went well. Here is a walk around of the tractor as it runs. It was impossible to narrate with the noise. Its currently going to a friend's to bush hog some trails. I'll try for video but its hard to coordinate schedules.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UXJjpo90AJc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UXJjpo90AJc</a>

I can knock out the sound so you can narrate over it.

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Chicken waterer
« Reply #328 on: December 19, 2019, 09:09:08 AM »
Well its that time of year again. -28 degrees celsius this morning and just in time for the christmas traveling time my heated waterer tank cracked from old age. The nearest TSC is 90 minutes away and what they offer uses 3 times the power. 
I had to dig around a bit for things to scrounge. The answer so far is  a seedling mat taped to a regular waterer and insulated. The mat uses 20 watts/hr so 480 watt/hr per day. I have a second mat on a piece of foam to sit the waterer on in the coop. I won't turn that one on unless the single one is not enough... We shall see.

Pic one is the standard waterer with the mat taped on. Pic 2 is it all bundled up hopefully for extreme cold.

Cheers!, Stay warm


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-36C ; a little chilly
« Reply #329 on: January 17, 2020, 05:31:37 AM »
It's the cold part of the year in central Ontario. -36 C (-34 ish F) kids thought it was the perfect morning to play in the snow as they waited for the bus...
If its important then try something, fail, disect, learn from it, try again, and again and again until it kills you or you succeed.

 

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