Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Col 4:2
Motosabaka. Snow Dog
Interesting machine. A lot of them are homemade. They just need a gas producer mounted on them. They are mostly used on snow.
On YouTube search for Motosabaka
The Russians seem to build them a lot.
Hey Jeff, that looks like a real cool machine for frozen people to use. Hopefully I’ll never get to try one out. haha
Apparently they work as well on soft ground, could be the ultimate mini skidder if used with a log arch…
Oh you don’t know what your missing… you should come north for Christmas I am sure someone north of the border could find a nice snow bank for you to pitch a tent in… lol. I am hoping I don’t have one here for Christmas but the way this winter is going I expect snow any day. They are predicting an inch i think on Sunday.
I just got some cement blocks set in the barn today to fix the back wall. The wind came in the wrong way last winter and the 12 foot door in the back of the barn just let too much wind in. So now the cows will be downsized to a 3 foot door.
We had a pretty productive day around here.
Poured 6 yards of concrete including the floors for the dome bath houses.
Also mixed and poured 5 yards of “dirtcrete” for Naomi’s garden project. Not the traditional way of doing it with a rototiller. We mixed it 10:1 with portland in a small electric mixer and worked it like concrete. It’s actually a lot harder than concrete to work. Sticky. But it turned out really nice. The ditches are where we harvested our dirt/clay. When we used that trencher that Jakob got running to put in a pipe, we realized that it chewed up the clay into the perfect size material, so we decided to just harvest the dirt from under the garden. So we moved the topsoil and dug a ditch next to each dirtcrete project and used the dirt from there. Later we will fill the 4’ deep ditches with composted wood chips when we bring in mulch / top soil to cover everything. Jesse says he wants to plant some carrots over them and see if he can’t grow some really long carrots.
Looking good Billy, walkways too. I like it.
Use Yellowstone carrots I have had them grow 15 inches long and about 4 inches across. There is a white radish which will grow insanely long to but I can’t remember right now what those are.
Goodnite the day after ;~) Blessings TNC - Too Numerous to Count.
All the best, and GO Auburn!
I believe that is called daikon radish. But they need cool wet conditions to grow like that, as they would experience in coastal Japan. Here they tend to bolt to seed. They might do ok in the south during the cooler months. Should be possible to produce seed from a supermarket daikon, though it’s available from many seed sellers.
We grow daikons in our cover crop mix. they serve as subsoilers. then when they die and rot out they leve a tunnel into the subsoil. they are also one of my favorite vegetables although virtually noone here would eat one. They are considered cattle fodder, not food. Garry is right, they do well about this time of year down here. we’ve grown some in the better compost soil over 40" long and over 6" d.
As for long carrots:
According to the Guinness Book of Records Joe Atherton created the World Record longest carrot record, a gigantic 20 feet 5.9 inches (6.245 metres) in 2016. Grown for the UK Giant Veg show Malvern.
I have experienced the snow up there. In fact, It snows here occasionally. My wife spent a year at college in Vermont, way up toward Canada. They went winter camping and all that. But I guess I always did have a thing for slightly crazy redheads. I never saw snow on the ground until I was 14. Never saw it in the air until I was 16. After digging my car out of a few drifts and fixing a few frozen pipes, I decided that I really hadn’t been missing much haha
The fun part comes once you learn to keep the car out of the snowbanks sliding is fun as long as you don’t hit anything. Lol
I will take the cold over the heat. The winter reminds how wonderful the summer is… lol. I think we all adapt to the climate we grow up in and like it there the best.
You have no idea what fun you’re missing. Nothing focuses the mind like minus 30, makes you aware you’re alive. And if the pipes are freezing something was very poorly built, according to our standards.
Great to hear about the daikon. Ever try growing fodder beets? Should similarly break soil, and are good food, though normally considered animal feed.
You where right I just checked. Here is where I got my seeds they will grow right up out if the ground and are really good in a stew they stay crunchy even after freezing.
I’m not talking about not being able to drive in snow, I mean when you wake up and your car is buried in a drift. Yeah, it’s hard to beat sunny, breezy Florida beaches. even with the mosquitoes and 100 degree summers
That’s why we build ourselves a garage or barn to park in. Besides you don’t want to fix things out there in the elements. Lol. At least with a little work and a shovel I can move that snow out of the way and the work warms me up. Working out there in the heat only makes me pass out…
Yeah. Hard to swat Zika or malaria carrying mosquitoes with a shovel… I guess it could work on the venemous snakes…
Freezing temperatures does clean up on all the nasties, you could call it free air conditioning.
Me too. The older I get the more I like winter. Maybe this is my second childhood phase. I agree about dislike going to work (corporate job) in the winter time but I really like working outside in the winter time. Wrench turning isn’t that bad as long as I can take my time. Any temp bellow 55°F works for me.
Got a little more done on the barn repair today.