Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
The connection between composting dead animals and springtime is that its really hard to compost in the winter because the animals are frozen, and most animals die in the wintertime, in summer, it is really smelly and gross and fall is acceptable because it is just like spring though there aren’t a plethora of dead animals like there would be in the spring… Most farmers have to deal with dead animals, and they have to spend their money on a big truck that comes by and scoops up dead animals it can be very expensive. A good solution to this issue is composting. In Sweden they are composting humans instead of cremation because it is more ecologically sound.
All animals die, us included, good and humane farmers have to deal with this just as bad and abusive ones do, just maybe not on such a grand scale.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Hello I'm sorry I haven't updated my blog in a long time. Today I'm going to talk about my visit to the MOSES conference. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about MOSES stands for Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service. The workshop I went to was about sustainable organic apple farming. The first part was about organically killing or getting rid of pests the second part was about pruning. If you have a lot of a lot of apple trees the lecturer suggested you use "CHAINSAWS!" here is a drawing of a picture from his instructional picture slideshow:
Monday, February 22, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
White earth is an Ojibwa reservation.
I am going because I want to learn about indigenous agriculture because I am interested in rare seeds and ancient forms of agriculture and nutrition.
I will give a full report when I am back.
Monday, February 8, 2010
In mandrakes both the fruit and the roots were used as ingredients in "flying ointments," psychedelic preparations allegedly used by fifteenth-century witches to enable them to fly on their brooms in astral projection.
Mandrake is called mandrake because the root looks somewhat like a human. Also mandrakes were used as intense sedative so early physicians could amputate a limb.
Milk thistle seed extracts have been used for over 2000 years in treating liver diseases, and modern research has confirmed their value. Milk thistle is well known in Europe, but not to the same degree in North America.
Seed extracts have been used for treating Amanita mushroom poisoning, and many other liver problems.
Various parts of the plant have also been regarded as edible and eaten as a vegetable.
Elderberry is a killer of the flue virus, it is an immune system builder, and a syrup from the berries is good for your lungs thank you good bye.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Hello this is Thurman I'm here to tell you about aquaponics (although I have never done this I have done a considerable amount of research on it). Aquaponics is mostly about feeding your plants with fish waste turning ammonia into nitrates and then into nitrogen which then is given to your plants through tubes.