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    Your video is wonderful. It's really nice to actually see what you're doing. What kind of equipment did you use to make the swales? Is there a photo online somewhere of your over-all plan?
     
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    I submitted a plan to gain my PDC certificate, but I added in a number of elements that weren't there to enhance the design. Otherwise, my designs are all on spiral note paper as I haven't yet learned to use software. I might do a whiteboard design though, just for you... Thanks!

    Here is a list of videos:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDCRYtmkDsX-XF0F4vPZrYv3m6TbmBZ3_
     
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    Thanks Rick! I look forward to viewing all of them.
     
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    Finally got around to watching your chainsaw video. Why you picked that weather, I have no idea! Unfortunately, I had to watch it without sound so I had to get a gist of it.

    Is there a reason why you picked the solstice?
     
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    Just doing what comes natural, or otherwise what some would recognize as convenient. I do have a penchant for making an interesting video though. :) In case anyone is fishing to know, since the question has been asked, I'm not part of any religious group. However, it is important to know the Earth Moon Sun Cycles for a lot of reasons!

    These trees will grow fast - in cold climate terms - and I think over the next five years of video together will make an interesting segment. My only regret is I should have used a hand saw. I have more deprogramming to do...
     
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    The wild land first earthworks!

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    Cabin upper right. Circle swale upper midpoint of the long clearing. Swales on contour lower left.
     

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    I'm goofing around figuring out pictures and tried this on the Corel paint brush program. Am close to being on contour where the arrow points are. Short arrow shaft is steeper grade than long one. X is the high spot. Dark blue swales. Light blue pond. Black pond wall.

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    I'll go watch it if you promise you're not swigging on a bottle of Pepsi at the end of it ...
    :) ;) :) :) :)

    Laugh.
    You know you want to :) :) :)
     
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    Nope. Haven't drank soda for a long time... Very rare occurance. Coffee in the winter, tea in the summer.
     
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    Now that is good news :)
    And while you're drinking all that tea & coffee ... don't forget water! You were made to run on it :) :) :)
     
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    It's the middle of the day over here ... 1.25 p.m. to be exact ... & it's hot.
    So where's eco, where's kimbo & where's mouse?
    Surely not out in this?
    Not even mad dogs & englishmen would be braving this ...

    What time is it over there?
    We need an international clock widget thingy on here :)
     
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    Oh wow!
    That's awesome! :)
    I love blue corn :)
    Do you have all the multi coloured varieties as well? Have you seen the glass bead corn? Isn't it amazing?
    How did the muffins taste? The blue flour looks wicked :) I haven't watched the youtube video yet ...
    Thank you for putting up photos with you in them :) I love seeing what everyone else looks like :)
     
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    Three Sisters 1 out of 3


    Enjoyed the video. That was some hail storm!. I wasn't sure about your conclusions on multiple fish vs. fish and sheep manure. Would you say the multiple fish produced more but smaller ears?

    Last year I planted Bloody Butcher corn, Jacob's Cattle beans, and North Georgia Candy Roaster squash together. I put alpaca manure in each hole, no fish. All three plants did great at first. The corn grew 6 feet high, and the ears were just beginning to fill out nicely when the grasshoppers attacked and destroyed the corn and beans. They didn't like the squash, and it continued to produce gigantic squashes all summer. The plants got huge, spreading out and taking over the whole garden area. Here's something interesting about the squash: we were having a terrible drought, and the weather got very hot, and the roots of the squash plants died and shriveled up. But where the branches of the squash plant had reached a shady area of the garden, the (now rootless) plants continued to flower and produce squashes. I've never seen anything like that before. I thought maybe it had put down adventitious roots, but no -- there were no visible roots anywhere on the plants. I'm still eating that squash, it's kept very nicely all winter.

    So I envy you those gorgeous muffins. All I got from my corn last year were a couple of anemic roasting ears that the grasshoppers somehow overlooked.
     
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    Watching the youtube video now :)
    Up to harvesting the corn ...
    You sure are keen with the video stuff :) I envy you you're energy :)
     

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