What did you do to prep today??

AGreyMan

I'm gravely disappointed.
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Looks like Auguson Farms is following My Patriot Supply in the bagged food kits.

I have liked what I have gotten from Auguson Farms In the past. I’d expect the same quality from these kits.

Except their cheese powder. It’s pretty bland and doesn’t taste much like cheese to me.
 

NoFlyZone

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Question about bees. If I wanted to put a give on my land, just to encourage pollinators, could I and then not do any upkeep or harvest the honey?
You need to check on them from time to time just to make sure they're still there. They're bugs after all, and they tend to fly away.
Also there is periodic hive maintenance that needs to be done to keep the colony healthy.
 
Question about bees. If I wanted to put a give on my land, just to encourage pollinators, could I and then not do any upkeep or harvest the honey?
If you’re looking for just pollination and no maintenance, you’d be much better off building a bunch of houses for Mason bees, or other solitary bees. Mason bees are actually more efficient pollinators than honeybees, and require no maintenance. Obviously the down side is you don’t get honey, but it sounds like that’s not an issue for you.
 

NoFlyZone

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Rebuilt the plumbing in the greenhouse.
I didn't get it drained before the heavy freeze hit back in February and every...single...pipe... shattered.
They looked like spaghetti!
Anyway, got the system repaired and even expanded to service the herb containers and strawberries on the outside of the greenhouse.
We're having thunderstorms move through today, so the system should fill up and be ready to go.

Still need to change the filters at the top inlet though.
 

HandLoad

Mourning for America
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Tractor Envy, Tiller Envy... They're all Connected.

Looks like INFLATION is ramping up - gonna take a real Hard Squint at all The major Devices/Machinery round the Hacienda, and evaluate whether any i gonna need replacement in the Next Two Years. Then gonna decide how far to go Financially, to get New. Gonna Buy before the FIAT Shrinks in Purchase Power!
 
Tractor Envy, Tiller Envy... They're all Connected.

Looks like INFLATION is ramping up - gonna take a real Hard Squint at all The major Devices/Machinery round the Hacienda, and evaluate whether any i gonna need replacement in the Next Two Years. Then gonna decide how far to go Financially, to get New. Gonna Buy before the FIAT Shrinks in Purchase Power!
That’s pretty much what I’m doing. I had, last year, planned to throw all of this money at the house to get it paid off in the next 3 years. As prices of EVERYTHING go up, I decided the money would be better spent on capital expenses now, since the house is fixed. As of right now, the greenhouse was the last major expense that I have in mind.