Re: [homesteaders-50] Get ready for many ways to learn for free in 2013!

From: Alex K.
Sent on: Thursday, January 3, 2013 5:43 PM
Yes, I did not want to discourage you, but you really do not want to use ducks or grey water.

Alex Kallas
Ag PALS


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From: deb <[address removed]>
To: homesteaders-50 <[address removed]>
Sent: Thu, Jan 3,[masked]:21 pm
Subject: Re: [homesteaders-50] Get ready for many ways to learn for free in 2013!

I was afraid of that. 

deb
On 1/3/[masked]:07 AM, Alex Kallas wrote:
Grey water will not go with your system, but can be used for your landscape trees, etc...
Going from fish to ducks to plants would require much processing to work properly, and may not be worth it. Separate systems would be better to ensure proper production.

Alex Kallas
Ag PALS


-----Original Message-----
From: deb <[address removed]>
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Sent: Wed, Jan 2,[masked]:45 pm
Subject: Re: [homesteaders-50] Get ready for many ways to learn for free in 2013!

I am only in the research phase.... I read volumes before I start any kind of project.    But the effluent from the ducks is pretty rich.  And I hate to waste water.  To the point that no plant on my property gets watered.    I am even considering collecting the water I dump from cleaning the chickens waterers out.  Or at least doing some french drains to allow the water to be directed toward any fruit trees I want to plant.

What I wanted to do is have the Tilapia in totes in the green house room where I can provide heat for the winter then pass the water from them to the ducks wading pool then on to plants growing in water for the chickens and goats to browse on.

Can I put the grey water into this loop as well. 

so many questions.  and possibly just academic because I have mobility issues.

deb


On 1/2/2013 3:57 PM, Alex Kallas wrote:
Hi Deb,
Yes, Ducks are something to explore. Using them in a system to grow food sounds interesting. Usually they are used to feed the fish not the plants but would be happy to discuss your thoughts on it.

Alex Kallas
Ag PALS


-----Original Message-----
From: deb <[address removed]>
To: homesteaders-50 <[address removed]>
Sent: Tue, Jan 1,[masked]:36 pm
Subject: Re: [homesteaders-50] Get ready for many ways to learn for free in 2013!

Runner Ducks lay lots of eggs and aren't really into swimming much.  Plus they are Danged cute.  Next on my own list of livestock I want.

I would be interested in:
Duckponics.   I am not making a joke some people use the duck wading pool part of the loop for their Aquaponics projects.
Its the only way I would consider raising ducks in my waterless desert property.

also

Greywater mechanics....  what kinds of soaps good bad,  The best kind of filtrations purification processes that are organic as in using areobic or anerobic bacteria.  Mechanical filtration.....  fiber to graduated gravel....  eventually to Hyacinth...

food preservation yes also stock rotation and storage.  No cellars in CA  so how do we do it without refrigeration.

Wind power harvesting

deb

On 1/1/2013 9:13 AM, Laurie Huber wrote:
Here’s what interests me.
Tree pruning and care
Square foot gardening
Straw Bale/Pallet Chicken Coop Construction
Rain Water Harvesting
Also candlemaking, canning, and root cellars, or preserving root crops such as carrots, onions, and potatoes.  And I’m probably the only one around, but I want to learn about raising ducks.  Plenty out there on chickens, but we live on a pond, and it makes sense for us to get eggs from ducks.
 
Thanks,
Laurie
 

From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Alex Kallas
Sent: Monday, December 31,[masked]:51 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [homesteaders-50] Get ready for many ways to learn for free in 2013!
 
As we look towards the new year, we want to invite you to participate in one of the upcoming workshops that will start in January, and run through April/May. In addition, these completed projects will continue to be available to you, and will also reach out to teach over 1 million participants this year. Our first 2 workshops are already showing signs of the excitement to follow. This is in addition to the many additional opportunities to get involved. Let us know how you would like to participate.
Tree pruning and care
Square foot gardening
Permaculture Keyhole and Hugelkultur Garden
Companion Planting, Nitrogen Fixers
Green Wall/Roof
Hydroponics
Aquaponics
Beekeeping
Straw Bale/Pallet Chicken Coop Construction
Patio Construction
Rain Water Harvesting
Cobb Oven/Outdoor Kitchen
Cobb/glass wall construction
Earth Bag Wall Construction
Laundry to Landscape Construction
 
All the best in 2013!
Alex, Lacy, George
 
 
 




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