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Forum: General Digging March 15th, 2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,490
Posted By Longtail
Re: driveway weeds

I've sprayed Roundup around the hives, barns, fences and driveway/barnyard area and never lost any bees.
Forum: General Digging March 13th, 2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Longtail
Re: alsike clover

It gets over 1 foot tall, up t 2 feet, might not be so good as underplanting. Its good for pastures which are wet and lower ph. Ive planted a couple acres before, when the mill gave me the wrong...
Forum: Squashing Pests & Problems March 9th, 2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By Longtail
Re: Anyone with a remedy for Squirrels?

Heh? owl urine would be much more efficient. Squirrel are rarely fox prey! Maybe a chipmunk.
Forum: Squashing Pests & Problems March 9th, 2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By Longtail
Re: Anyone with a remedy for Squirrels?

yeh, probably a little lead is best. Squirrels will return from up to 20 miles distant. Something like 80% relocated do. Not to mention wildlife really struggles when relocated, they don't fit in...
Forum: The Politics of Food March 1st, 2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By Longtail
Re: Food Waste

Gotta be careful feeedin yer chooks food scraps, they can get food poisoning in the hot weather. Not that weve seen hot weather in awhile, all that global waqrming and all!!

Food waste is huge....
Forum: The Politics of Food February 24th, 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Longtail
Re: Could This be the Answer to Big Food?

Many large farms practice good soil management, more all the time. More is better. Many farmers tend their owned land much better than their leased/rented crop land unless the land owner requires...
Forum: Off Topic February 20th, 2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By Longtail
Re: are you blessed?

Oh yeh. Ive had my share of bad times but I for sure feel Ive had a blessed life. I love every day even tho I sometimes whine about things.
Forum: The Politics of Food February 16th, 2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,341
Posted By Longtail
Re: Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered

Global warming, gmo food/feeds, guns; the anti factions use all the same tactics. Then they don't understand why they cant get lasting traction..
Forum: Heirloom Gardening February 13th, 2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Longtail
Re: Neutral pH level 7.1

Yeh, gypsum is what I am adding this year. 50 lbs per 1000 sq ft.t I wouldn't be afraid to add boo coo lime either.rushed limestone that is. Not enuff Ca and nothing else matters. If ya start...
Forum: General Digging February 11th, 2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By Longtail
Re: Foliar feeding

I prefer not to argue a lot with bh cause he does contribute thoughtful stuff.
Forum: General Digging February 9th, 2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By Longtail
Re: Foliar feeding

Ive been foliar feeding for several years using Growers Mineral Solution as well as a fish emulsion/kelp product. I am quite happy withy the results as determined by leaving test rows to note any...
Forum: The Politics of Food February 6th, 2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,280
Posted By Longtail
Re: Obama Proposes New Food Safety Agency

cliffrat could benefit by closer attention! There are huge differences between the parties. Tho it is easy to just sit back and take it on the chin.
Forum: The Politics of Food February 4th, 2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,280
Posted By Longtail
Re: Obama Proposes New Food Safety Agency

Another foolish plan from this bankrupt administration. Hire mere government hacks who can never be fired. Why not put present employees to work.. tax and sprend is their only ideas to solve any...
Forum: The Politics of Food January 31st, 2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,717
Posted By Longtail
Re: Big Food Gets Bigger

Smallgrocers are leaving because they can not compete with the purchasing power of larger chains. They have higher per item costs, people shop at price levels and product availability. How would you...
Forum: Off Topic January 30th, 2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,241
Posted By Longtail
Re: Husqavarna lawn mower?

Old post I see. My 28 hp Husky with a 54 inch deck has been super. No complaints at all.
Forum: Recipes and Food Preservation January 30th, 2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By Longtail
Re: meat pies

The wifes' pork pies are the best!
Forum: Recipes and Food Preservation January 30th, 2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,500
Posted By Longtail
Re: butternut squash soup

We use winter squash of any kind for all sorts of stuff from main course to dessert. Ive always been a bit disappointed in squash soups?? Maybe the new butterscotch butternut will be better? They...
Forum: General Digging January 30th, 2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,483
Posted By Longtail
Re: Urine to Activate the Compost Pile???

I just toss on some urea or woods litter to kick start a slow compost.
Forum: The Politics of Food January 30th, 2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,717
Posted By Longtail
Re: Big Food Gets Bigger

More buying power results in lower prices to consumers as well as more product availability. More squeeze on the producer is a downside. But, that is the capitalist system which has grown this...
Forum: Heirloom Gardening January 25th, 2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Longtail
Re: Neutral pH level 7.1

I would add carbon, skip manure, and check to see where your calcium is at. My best plots are where the winter feed lots were, lots of manure for years and lots of imported hay. I have always had...
Forum: The Politics of Food January 14th, 2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By Longtail
Re: week its done

As a law abiding person I am offended by those who come here illegally, and even more offended by those who support law breakers. We aren't supposed to svoose which law breakers to punish and those...
Forum: Off Topic January 13th, 2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By Longtail
Re: No Cats

How about a chia pet
Forum: The Politics of Food January 7th, 2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,497
Posted By Longtail
Re: Farmers Harmed by Decline in Nation's Public Seed Supply

I guess ya know there are over 200 independent seed producers in the U.S. I just don't see a shortage out there. Here again, there seems to be a drive of misinformation to confuse fpolks for a...
Forum: The Politics of Food January 7th, 2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,621
Posted By Longtail
Re: Can Organic Crops Compete with Industrial Agriculture?

But organic growers could receive the same subsidies couldn't they? If corn has a target price, who would care who gets the deficiency payments? That's the case with crop insurance.
Forum: General Digging January 7th, 2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,329
Posted By Longtail
Re: I've ordered my seeds

I call it gambling, not faith. Johnnys, Rupp and Dixondale is where all my stuff comes from, other than seed stock from right here. I gotta say, most seed catalogs really rip off the consumer.
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