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PostPosted: Mar 10th, '17, 08:01 
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I had to try the onion thing. 2-3 cm slice of the root section. That works rather good. Took 3 days and it started sprouting. Wonder if 2 sprouts mean 2 onions


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PostPosted: Mar 10th, '17, 12:26 
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Did ya get much Winter? Glad to see the Winter garden did well. Is the onion in the new greenhouse?

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PostPosted: Mar 10th, '17, 23:59 
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Serious winter, with tons of snow. Last snow was Monday. Now it is outright warm, upper 50 and lower 60.
First sign of Spring the Canadian Honker pair has shown up this morning, inspection time for the nesting house on island in the big pond. Its still white outside, 2 feet of snow and the pond is still iced over.
Filling nicely, should make 3/4 full, from completely dry.
The onion is in the winter garden.
I planted in the greenhouse, this week, dirt beds. Potatoes, onions, garlic, strawberry roots and asparagus. The dirt is 50 degree warm during the night and in the upper 60 during the day.
The aquaponics system in the greenhouse has to wait for a nother 4 weeks, it still gets to cold at night, just barely above freezing.

I am ready for spring and getting rid of the white stuff. Full ponds and green pastures.


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PostPosted: Mar 11th, '17, 01:36 
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I bet you are, that is a lot of snow. We've had constant winds which is drying the ground out fast. I guess rapid climate change is coming in waves of unusual weather. The scientists have been predicting the tipping point could be when the tundra in Siberia melts and off gasses massive amount of CO2.

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Here some spring pictures, its 58 degrees, real hot, real hot :D


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My goodness it is beautiful up there. Great look your dog has going for that last shot.

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Thanks Brian, it is very beautiful up here on the Mesa with all the Ponderosa.
Its kinde said that in a few years I will have to move on and start all over again.
But that's the way it will be and I have a nother adventure for the old bones to come.


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Things are going fast now. Soil temp is 68F during the day.

The big pond added a nother foot today


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That's beautiful soil Gnoib

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I love how once upon a time, anything below 60 was cold. Now, anything above 30 is HOT.... When sun is out and very little wind.

Lord help me if I move to Texas!

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If your winter days have a high of 20, than 58 or 60 feels rather hot :D

We are supposed to make 70 this week. Nothing wrong with that.
But by the end of next week they snow again, grrrrrrrrrrr.

In the green house the potatoes are pushing leaves through the dirt, asparagus, onion and Garlic are sprouting.
De big pond is filling up quiet nicely. Nessy will get a wet belly and probably more. She is at the shallowest point, her back is 3'6" high. She used to be a jump.


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I have never ever seen so much moisture out of so little, in 30 years.
We had maybe 6 feet of snowfall and the large pond is about full. It was completely dry going into the winter.

Today it is 80% full and my guess it will make overflow in a day or two.
Last year we had twice as much snow and it made hardly a dent in my ponds. There was hardly any moisture in the snow. All my ponds are either overflowing or on the verge.
I am in hogs heaven. The ponds full and pastures will be green.
The big pond is now 2 acres. My Honker pair and Duck pair are around and about 40 or 50 other ducks. Its ice free. Its fantastic to see it come a live again. The last 4 years were bad.


Last year was really bad, the pond dried out before the young ones were able to fly and the Coyotes got them.

Normally in the spring Mr and Mrs Honker show up with last years kiddos, same for the ducks. They inspect their nesting grounds and than take of again. This year they were not able to show of their kids.

They have been coming for over 10 years, same pairs. When they come I know Spring is around the corner.

I can watch them right now, the pairs, just floating around the pond, the rest is already gone, they are just visitors.
Peaceful picture

Their offsprings will be able to fly this year and come back next spring.

Small things, but they make happy.


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I still had some boards lying around. So I built a portable wicking bed. It holds around 50gallons of water and is 63 by 33 and around 24 high. Pond liner inside.
Bottom is lava rock and than well cured Alpaca manure, woodchips and one bag of potting soil, and than all mixed. I still had some piece of the green house plastic enough to cover the top.
It will need it, because weather will cool down quiet a bit in the next weeks. Might get even some snow again.

In the Winter I put the forks on the traktor and move it out of the way, or leave it, depends how lazy I am. :D

I put potatoes into it, Yukon gold and gold rush. once the potatoes are up I will stick some onions between them.


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During the winter I needed the inside system to keep the fish a live. Something has to clean the fish water.

For some odd reason the eatable stuff did not grow or died or did not germinate.

So I tried something else and used plants, were you can cut a branch of stick in the grow bed and it will get roots and than grow. It took a while till they got good roots but now they are rocking.
one other thing I tried are onions and garlic. They do and did good.
I have 7 Tilapia, White Nile and 8 Goldfish in the 250 Gallons FT.

I still can not use the Aqua grow beds in the green house still to cold at night, it would cool down the water in the FT to much. Still frost.
It snowed the last 2 nights and more is on the way, coming week.

The dirt beds are doing good.


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wow wow wow.

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