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Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-07-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By inMichigan
It's what temporarily kills the mosquitoes and...

It's what temporarily kills the mosquitoes and many nematodes.
inMichigan
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-05-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By inMichigan
No chance of dandelions here in Michigan ...

No chance of dandelions here in Michigan

https://photos.smugmug.com/BackyardMayhem/2020/January/i-B6WfmFQ/0/a8ba3557/X3/20200105_172714-X3.jpg
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-01-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,414
Posted By inMichigan
Hot Biscuits Amaranth--the leaves and stalks can...

Hot Biscuits Amaranth--the leaves and stalks can be eaten like spinach (and it doesn't bolt) and the grain can be stored and eaten thru the winter

Pole Bean like Rattlesnack--can be use as a green...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 12-15-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
Winter solstice coming...looking forward to the...

Winter solstice coming...looking forward to the days growing longer!

Been threshing, cleaning, sorting and threshing.... seeds everywhere!

Neither of us smoke, but we grew several types of...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-29-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
Yep, just one seed.

Yep, just one seed.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-29-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
Weeds, here too, but I am artful in my photo...

Weeds, here too, but I am artful in my photo compositions....

We have mulched with strips of newspaper torn to width and grass clippings to hold it down. We did that once tillering had begun for...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-28-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
The Duborskian Rice has begun to bloom: ...

The Duborskian Rice has begun to bloom:
https://photos.smugmug.com/BackyardMayhem/2019/July/i-5vjQvV9/0/8d6670a4/X3/20190728%20Duborskian%20Rice%20%28plants%29-X3.jpg
...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-13-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,922
Posted By inMichigan
very good point! Also, don't forget a stone ...

very good point!

Also, don't forget a stone
https://scythesupply.com/images/products/accessories/stone-dragon-300px.jpg

My scythe came from https://scythesupply.com/snaths.html#
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-13-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,922
Posted By inMichigan
definitely... but it does vary by breed. We...

definitely...

but it does vary by breed. We chose American Buff as a US heritage breed and they are more mild mannered than most. Also, they can't fly very well because they are too heavy (more...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-13-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
upland rice

I would not use a pot with multiple seedlings. The young plants' roots are delicate, I'm concerned about the damage to the roots as you take them apart.

I would recommend individual 'cell' type...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-13-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,922
Posted By inMichigan
OP only offered us 1 acre to use with this...

OP only offered us 1 acre to use with this thought experiment.

As a kid, we had a horse on a little more than an acre, and we watered it with a windmill as necessary. Bought oats and hay bales. ...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-12-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,922
Posted By inMichigan
American Buff Geese They can not fly. Trim...

American Buff Geese

They can not fly. Trim the grass like a golf course. There are some weeds they avoid. Flock works as a group to raise their replacements. Good roasted or smoked.
...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-07-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
They were 2 to 3 inches when transplanted. I do...

They were 2 to 3 inches when transplanted. I do 9 inch row spacing so that I can run my wheel how thru and tend to space 9 inches in the row as well.

They are starting to develop a canopy and...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-07-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 87,307
Posted By inMichigan
Castor bean

Do you eat the castor beans?

InMichigan
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-06-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
Even here in Michigan, rice is a staple crop that...

Even here in Michigan, rice is a staple crop that can be grown. There are two kinds of rice: paddy (like you're probably thinking about) and upland. Paddy needs a period of 'flooding' which...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-06-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By inMichigan
You might monitor eBay to see what the value is. ...

You might monitor eBay to see what the value is. 24 VDC might have some value as an industrial spare if the item is no longer available. I know that factory maintenance teams have to resort to eBay...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-01-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 21,346
Posted By inMichigan
Whatever starts the civil war, I believe there...

Whatever starts the civil war, I believe there will be two very different phases. In the last one, the bulk of people were rural and food production and processing was very local. Phase 1 will have...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-29-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 15,405
Posted By inMichigan
I think the OP confused 20+ days of Turnover with...

I think the OP confused 20+ days of Turnover with continuous resupply with days on hand. They are not the same.
InMichigan
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-29-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,592
Posted By inMichigan
Crossing is only a problem if want to keep the...

Crossing is only a problem if want to keep the seeds for next year. The squash fruits of this season will be true to the seed you planted. So, you can plant a few different varieties in one season...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-26-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,528
Posted By inMichigan
Well, per the OP’s guidelines: I assume food...

Well, per the OP’s guidelines:
I assume food costs would go up a lot. We would plant more millet such as West Africa Millet as it is a staple crop suitable for dry regions and will fill your...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-23-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,424
Posted By inMichigan
Caution on “old Ford” and tiller#, ours is a NAA....

Caution on “old Ford” and tiller#, ours is a NAA. Back then, the wheel speed and PTO were not yet independent unless you had the Sherman transmission option. I borrowed a tiller and tried. Could...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-23-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By inMichigan
Looking forward to hearing how they work out...

Looking forward to hearing how they work out compared to conventional.
In.Michigan
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-22-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,424
Posted By inMichigan
BCS 853 tractor

This is our first season of using our BCS 853 diesel in our 35,000 square ft gardens...oh what a joy. Not some you need with a small plot, but when you go big, this is the way.

InMichigan
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-22-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By inMichigan
I have never tried horizontal as I live were it...

I have never tried horizontal as I live were it is very cold. I have assumed the bees could more easily move up the comb than to cross it in the cold.
InMichigan
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-20-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,374
Posted By inMichigan
If you want to virtually experiment with...

If you want to virtually experiment with different angles, you can use this website: https://pvwatts.nrel.gov/
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-20-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
Rain, wet, rain, ... is this going to be like the...

Rain, wet, rain, ... is this going to be like the year without a summer?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Without_a_Summer
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-19-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,965
Posted By inMichigan
For purchased food, have you calculated how many...

For purchased food, have you calculated how many pounds per bird per day you are buying? That will tell you how many pounds of protein and calories they are eating. Converted into garden plot...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-19-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,374
Posted By inMichigan
Suggest you post a picture of the outside where...

Suggest you post a picture of the outside where the vent comes out. Maybe somebody in Alaska off-grid will spot something critical for cold weather, off-grid use.
inMichigan
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-04-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 116,974
Posted By inMichigan
So nice to see Green in your photos!

So nice to see Green in your photos!
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-08-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,707
Posted By inMichigan
I like bone meal for my root crops, either bought...

I like bone meal for my root crops, either bought or self ground depending on what is laying around.
InMichigan
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-08-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
We've been planting Tennessee Red Valencia Peanut...

We've been planting Tennessee Red Valencia Peanut for several generations here in SE Michigan. These are some of the seeds I've selected for direct seeding this Spring:
...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-22-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
no TV in the house....

no TV in the house....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-22-2019, 06:33 PM
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Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
Had to drive 90 minutes each way to bring home my...

Had to drive 90 minutes each way to bring home my new tool:
https://photos.smugmug.com/BackyardMayhem/2019/January/i-sKQfjfp/0/b76923b1/XL/20190114_173809-XL.jpg
but it was worth it.
inMichigan
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-14-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
Spread very thin this past year... No such...

Spread very thin this past year...

No such things a dumb question to help make things more clear... for the dozen too shy to ask!

inMichigan
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-12-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
Buckwheat, both Tartary and Japanese, have a...

Buckwheat, both Tartary and Japanese, have a tough little hull. Removing those hulls at the homestead scale of equipment is not well documented or known to me. However, if you want 'flour' for...
Forum: Financial Forum 11-22-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,193
Posted By inMichigan
Recently turned 50, colon inspection would be a...

Recently turned 50, colon inspection would be a new expense to consider.
InMichigan
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 11-12-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
Did a deep empty of the chest freezer to make...

Did a deep empty of the chest freezer to make space for some fresh poultry. From the odds and ends, ran 14 quarts of beef and potatoe soup thru the All American last night.

Found about a dozen...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 11-10-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
Highlights of November: Used the pull behind...

Highlights of November:

Used the pull behind potato digger to lift the main 'fill the root cellar plot':...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-06-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
We had a frost a few nights ago, so, it's time to...

We had a frost a few nights ago, so, it's time to bring the squash into the house/barn.

https://photos.smugmug.com/BackyardMayhem/2018/October/i-Gv8Fk5h/0/7718f4eb/X2/20181006_165344-X2.jpg
...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-04-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By inMichigan
Fall grains planted and have had a great...

Fall grains planted and have had a great germination rate.
InMichigan
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-29-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
Thoughts to a recipe for the fermented squeezing?

Thoughts to a recipe for the fermented squeezing?
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-29-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
yes Should ready to cut & squeeze stalks in...

yes

Should ready to cut & squeeze stalks in 1 or 2 weeks.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-27-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
What kind of syrup?

What kind of syrup?
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-25-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
clue: ...

clue:
https://photos.smugmug.com/BackyardMayhem/2018/September/i-fQjdbVN/0/f05cdd12/X2/20180922_183917-X2.jpg

inMichigan
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-25-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
Need to clean, purge and organize the one I have!...

Need to clean, purge and organize the one I have!



Most are a little bigger than cherry tomatoes, up to "salad size"... often, we just eat them in the garden.




Have not seen a 'home...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-21-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
We really bit off a lot this season by expanding...

We really bit off a lot this season by expanding the garden by another 125 by 75 ft plot and growing so many kinds of wheat, barley, beans and squash. A few more weeks before the frost would be...
Forum: New Member Introduction 09-10-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By inMichigan
Welcome from southeast Michigan InMichigan

Welcome from southeast Michigan
InMichigan
Forum: Urban Survival 08-12-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,362
Posted By inMichigan
I can understand everything you wrote, except for...

I can understand everything you wrote, except for the elevation:



Very curious, what draws you up?

inMichigan
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-31-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 161,497
Posted By inMichigan
Took a small grains farming course at Tillers...

Took a small grains farming course at Tillers International. It included a few tasks I've done had the pleasure to do, such as using a sickle mower drawn this way to cut the wheat!
...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-23-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,248
Posted By inMichigan
Well, this certainly goes in the 'hmm, I did not...

Well, this certainly goes in the 'hmm, I did not know that' category!
Thanks for the photos!
inMichigan
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