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The ducks have a new yard, my future tomato and bean garden. 12.22.17
Daniel, do mothballs work for you. Laura had dozens all around their mowed area and I just threw a few mothballs in each one, covered the hole with their excavated soil and the moles disappeared.
Oh! Kathy, your news just makes my day! I love to learn of your progress with the hugelkultur, and getting it to grow things. I surely want to know how your volunteers turn out.
Daniel, your garden produces such lovely things. You even have a house hummingbird! Now, how smart does one have to be to get that treat? You inspire me!
Has your corn developed ears? We have such cold days, only a few hot days. It is great to work in the cool air, but not so good for corn.
Daniel, do you use your cell phone to type your messages? You have another skill I don't have.
I'm a pure slug and enjoying every bit of it. I don't even feel guilty.
Happy 4th dear friends.
Integrating animals with agroforestry aids in carbon farming
THE POTENTIAL OF CARBON FARMING
"Carbon farming is a term used to describe a suite of crops and agricultural practices that sequester carbon in the soil and in above ground perennial biomass. If widely implemented, these practices have the capacity to sequester hundreds of billions of metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere in the coming decades. If we combine carbon farming with a massive global reduction in fossil fuel emissions, it can bring us back from the brink of disaster and return our atmosphere to the “magic number” of 350 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide (CO2)."
"Carbon farming can take many forms.
1) and simplest are modifications to annual crop production to reverse the loss of soil carbon from tillage.
2) we can incorporate perennial elements like trees or perennial grasses.
3) improvements to grazing and pasture management.
4) incorporating trees in pastures.
5) is the use of perennial crops in orchards and other monocultures.
6) are considered ‘other’ practices of perennial polyculture systems that include terraces, rainwater harvesting, amendments like biochar, and productive management of “wild” ecosystems."
How I feed 30 chickens for $1.25 a day
Daniel, your harvest looks so healthy!! A real testament to your knowledge of experimenting rewards you in a tangible way.
Smart experiment, Dan. Potatoes take a while to emerge, and after they have, of course, you can just rake up some soil over them if a freeze threatens.
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