American Livestock Breeds Conservancy: Dexter Cattle Dexter cattle are among the smallest of cattle breeds in the world, standing 40" tall and weighing 700–900 pounds. Though size is the breed’s most distinguishing characteristic, the Dexter is a useful and producti ve multi‑purpose animal. The Dexter originated in southern Ireland during the early 1800s. It was developed from the Kerry, an Irish dairy breed, through selection for smaller size and improved beef qualities. Even after the Dexter gained an identity as a breed, its history remained intertwined with that of the Kerry. Dexter cattle are solid and compact in appearance. The Dexter has always attracted attention because of its size, and it has sometimes been marketed as a novelty or ornamental breed. Dexter cattle are increasing in numbers in North America and globally, and the breed seems destined to succeed. Status: See CPL Click Here for Breed Clubs and Association Contacts
Build A $300 Underground Greenhouse For Year-Round Gardening (Video) Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it's coldframes, hoop houses or greenhouses. Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini (an Aymara Indian word for a "place of warmth"), also known as an underground or pit greenhouse. First developed over 20 years ago for the cold mountainous regions of South America, this method allows growers to maintain a productive garden year-round, even in the coldest of climates. Here's a video tour of a walipini that shows what a basic version of this earth-sheltered solar greenhouse looks like inside: © Benson Institute It's a pretty intriguing set-up that combines the principles of passive solar heating with earth-sheltered building. SilverThunder/via
Boy Scout Camp Gateway out of PVC pipe Build a large PVC camp entrance /gateway like Boy Scout troop 210. Used at the World Boy Scout Jamboree in London. Archway was built out of PVC pipe. Free pictures & project plans A Camp Gateway This archway was built by Brett Pielstick and Boy Scout Troop 210. Pictures from the London 21st World Jamboree 2007: Troop Leaders and 36 scouts from Troop 210 in London with uniforms from various countries. The gateway was left with a troop from England Contact Brett Pielstick Return to pictures of PVC projects How to Prune Tomatoes: 5 Steps Edit Article Questions and Answers When growing tomatoes, the ultimate goal is to help the plant yield as much ripe fruit as possible. If you're growing indeterminate or "vining" varieties (Big Boy, Beef Master, most heirlooms), pruning your plants to remove unwanted shoots and leaves ensures that all the nutrients are going to the tomatoes. Ad Steps <img alt="Image titled Prune Tomatoes Step 6" src=" width="728" height="410" class="whcdn"> Tomatoes Step 6.360p.mp47Top the plant. Reader Questions and Answers Unanswered Questions Add New Question Answered Questions Tips Warnings Article Info Featured Article In other languages:
free pvc greenhouse plans Greenhouse Assembly: This 6x9 ft, pitched-roof kit greenhouse can extend the growing season on your farm or in your garden. You may also want to check out www.pvcplans.com for free arched greenhouse plans and free PVC coldframe plans. DIY Greenhouse From Used Windows Or Storm Doors Early that autumn morning, I knew it was going to be a great day: I dropped my toast, and it landed honey-side up! Then in the morning newspaper, I saw an announcement for a public auction of “dozens of used aluminum storm doors.” I could hardly wait to hitch up my trailer. My bid was $4 when the auctioneer said, “Sold! “All of them,” I said. Building the Greenhouse I always wanted a home garden greenhouse to start my own vegetable plants (and a warm place to putter as the snow swirled outside). We made the greenhouse frame from 2-by-6s. Heating the Greenhouse The greenhouse is heated by hot water piped in via underground lines coming from a woodstove outside my shop. If you love gardening and potting plants, build a greenhouse! Remember; your first greenhouse can be anything from a recycled flea-market fish aquarium to a heated walk-in model. For information on using a greenhouse, read Expert Advice for Greenhouse Growing.
The pastured poultry scam Late in my second season of raising pastured poultry on a small scale, I have become aware of some fundamental, fatal conceptual flaws in the operation. The implication of these is that, unintentionally and without malice, pastured poultry producers are foisting a scam on their market. The problems stem from basic lack of understanding about what words like "sustainable" mean and to some extent from denial about the realities of chicken production, both industrial and on the small farm. The two biggest unintentional lies are about pastured poultry's being environmentally friendly and its being humane. Environmentally friendly, sustainable production of livestock is first and foremost a function of what and how the animals are fed. Pastured poultry fails on both of these. As for impact on the environment, pastured poultry are overstocked. Another impression that pastured poultry producers like to give is that our birds are happy birds, treated humanely. Sigh... back to the drawing board.
DIY Low Cost Greenhouse From Pallet Wood The 5 Euro greenhouse... its organic produce.. Good companions, Courgettes and Tagetes erecta its tenants.. Vladamir, Diavolo and Co., pretending not to notice that the quail have a big heap of compost to play in. At the end of the courgette season the quail move in to clean up the woodlice from the rotted compost so that we can plant the next lot of vegetables. and its next lot of produce.. In line with tradition, we planted our garlic on the shortest day and will harvest it (hopefully) on the longest. ....and this is it These three models of greenhouse were made on the same principles of construction. With water shortages, uncertain weather and continuing fallout from Fukushima, you can provide your family with year round vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers. The largest greenhouse - which has all its walls made of recycled glass is more robust and remains warmer longer, once heated by the sun. Materials- Pallets: Mass Production: Home-made pallet jig Our Little Helpers Cheers, Andy
Made From PVC : justbuildstuff.com Browse > Home / Archive by category 'Made From PVC' In the previous post we built the ladder portion of the game, now it is time to make the bolas. A bola consists of two golf balls, one on each end of a string. I also recommend having the following tools Always remember to use care and precaution when working on any project. The trickiest part of this project is drilling a perfectly centered hole through the golf ball. Now without moving or adjusting the drill press table with the drilled board attached remove the 1 inch diameter drill bit and replace it with a ¼” diameter bit. Now it’s time to drop the golf ball down into the hole we drilled, notice how it sits perfectly centered with the drill bit. The golf balls are drilled, now we thread the ¼” nylon rope through the holes. Now just repeat this for the other eight bolas and you ladder ball golf set will be complete!! If you missed them you can check out part 1 here or part 2 here The next step is to cut the PVC pipe. Next Page »
Green Architecture & Building | Projects Our BatchGeo world MAP shows the locations of green building and renewable energy projects featured on Solaripedia. ALMOST ANY STRUCTURE that is built to look like a solar greenhouse will work. That is to say, the solar greenhouse concept is so right that you can ignore (or not know) the fine points of solar design and still build a house with much less need for supplemental heat than a traditional greenhouse. But once you understand a few basic solar-greenhouse design ideas, you can easily put together a greenhouse that truly lives up to the label solar, and provides remarkable efficiency. ©1978 Organic Farming and Gardening Dave MacKinnon, Ph.D., ORGANIC GARDENING greenhouse designer, has put it all together after three years of experimenting and has created a design formula that gardeners in any climate can follow. The best measure of a solar green house is the plant-growing environment it creates. In spring and fall the harvests are bigger.
Misty Meadow Farm, Virginia - All-natural Katahdin Lamb and Galloway Beef