Have you ever wondered whether manure should be treated on your livestock operation? What technology will work best in your situation? This webinar discusses strategies for selecting the right technology to meet your farm’s needsand reviews some proven and emerging technologies that are showing promise for the dairy industry. This presentation was originally broadcast on February 16, 2018. More...
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Dana Kirk, Michigan State University (28 minutes)
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- Manure Handling, treatment, and storage systems. Large Dairy Herd Management e-book, 3rd edition
- Newtrient website
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We finally found a good used
truck on Craig's list that was not too far away.
It's a 1997 Ford F-150 with 122k miles.
Big thanks to our neighbor Tony for helping to evaluate the road worthiness and to test out the 4 wheel drive. It was his idea to counter offer 2500. It has a little surface rust and the AC stopped working but has some new parts along with new tires.
This awesome recipe is a guest post from another wonderful real foodie blogger, Lisa from www.thygoodness.com. She offered me up some of her recipes to publish over here on my website and I had to post this one immediately!!!! I have been so curious about powdered peanut butter and she put it to great use in these amazing Powdered Peanut Butter Cups!Healthy Powdered Peanut Butter Cups
Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
For the Chocolate Layer:
- 1/3 cup powdered peanut butter, prepared to package directions (should be a runny consistency) — where to find
- 2 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil melted — where to find (use coupon code REALFOOD at checkout for 10% off your entire order!)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
For the Peanut Butter Layer:
- 1/3 cup powdered peanut butter, prepared to package directions (should be a runny consistency)
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- Pinch of sea salt
- Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners and spray with coconut oil or non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, stir all ingredients together for the chocolate layer until smooth.
- In another medium bowl, stir all ingredients together for the peanut butter layer until smooth and add a pinch of kosher salt.
- Scoop a heaping 1/2 tablespoon of the chocolate layer into each muffin cup. Repeat until you’ve filled around 12 cups. Tap the muffin tin on the counter until the layer is set evenly.
- Scoop a heaping 1/2 tablespoon of the peanut butter layer on top of the chocolate layer. Again, tap the muffin tin on the counter until the layer is set evenly.
- Place the muffin tin in the freezer for 30 minutes or until firm.
- Note: Store the Healthy Powdered Peanut Butter Cups in the freezer!
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At the turn of the twentieth century, Dr. Charles A. Campbell, a physician and former city bacteriologist in San Antonio, Texas, began the first experiments with attracting bats to artificial roosts. Although he had the highest regard for bats, the motive behind his experiments was not that he thought bats needed homes. The real reason was to find a way to control a disease that caused millions of deaths throughout the world each year: malaria. In his native Texas, mosquitoes and disease rendered countless acres of fertile land uninhabitable, and Campbell, who treated victims of malaria, knew the suffering it caused.
In the beginning Campbell thought the answer was simple: recruit great numbers of bats who, he believed, were the natural predators of mosquitoes… But after years of unsuccessful experimentation with boxes of assorted sizes and shapes, he learned that bats did not choose any old ramshackle roost at random. Undaunted, his solution was to build a bigger bat house. With a personal investment of $500.00, Campbell built the first Malaria-Eradicating, Guano-Producing Bat Roost in 1907 at the U.S. Experimental Farm near San Antonio.
He called the 30 foot tall tower “my monument.” Inside, a series of inclined shelves had been carefully crafted for the bats to roost upon, and 20 yards of guano saturated cheesecloth were festooned on the inside walls for their further comfort. The hopper, from which he intended to collect their droppings, was seeded with about 100 pounds of fresh guano. And to further attract visitors, he provided a meal: “three perfectly good hams with a nice slice cut out of each, exhibiting their splendid quality for the delection of the intended guests.”
Read more: Murphi, M. “Dr. Campbell’s malaria-eradicating, guano-produding bat roosts.” BATS Magazine7 2 (1989). See also: The Bat Tower: The 30-Foot Monument to Biological Pest Control and Cross-Species Design, The Atlantic, 2012. Via Aaron Vansintjan. Image.
We have been enticed into a world in which computing has faded into the background of everyday life, effectively becoming invisible. At the same time, we have actively concealed the ways in which these networked systems of software, data, technologies, and infrastructures “have politics”. And, with promises that computers are impartial, we have removed them from the public eye, making them difficult to expose and critique.
Yet these systems can only be understood as the flawed extensions of human creation. They act on our biases by replicating them and distributing them into the background of everyday life, thereby reinforcing and even exacerbating existing structural inequalities… Rather than letting these systems fade into the background, a deeper engagement with the material realities of digital technologies is necessary.
If you are looking for a simple, inexpensive, and labor-free way to grow potatoes, then potato crates are the answer! Over the past few years, we have switched to growing our entire potato crop (traditional and sweet potatoes), in homemade
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We picked just the right
time to tap
the sugar maple just outside our back door. Twenty-four hours
later, the two-gallon bucket was nearly full!
When tapping in Virginia, I couldn't taste any sweetness in our maple sap, but here the sugars are more condensed and are evident even in liquid straight from the tree. After boiling down a gallon and a half of sap, we ended up with half a cup of quality maple syrup. Just in time for Mark's weekend pancakes!
Huckleberry was having some trouble keeping his food down. His new cat doctor suggested he was eating too fast and recommended a slow feed pet dish to discourage rapid eating.
“No country in the world currently meets the basic needs of its citizens at a globally sustainable level of resource use. Our research, recently published in Nature Sustainability (and summarised in The Conversation) is the first to quantify the national resource use associated with achieving a good life for over 150 countries. It shows that meeting the basic needs of all people on the planet would result in humanity transgressing multiple environmental limits, based on current relationships between resource use and human well-being.”
“The purpose of this interactive website is to foster discussions about the meaning of a good life for all, and what it would mean for nations to thrive within planetary boundaries. Explore the challenge using the chart below, check out a World Map with our results, or select individual Countries to see their environmental and social performance relative to a ‘safe and just’ development space.”
Source: Media is Ignoring This One Crucial Factor in Florida School Shooting For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.
by DAVID KUPELIAN Here we go again. A horrific mass shooting occurs. Everyone is in shock and grief. Democrats blame guns and Republicans. Pundits urge the public, “If you see something, say something.” And everyone asks, “Why?” As information about the perpetrator emerges, a relative confides to a newspaper that the “troubled youth” who committed […]
By Dr. Mercola Breast cancer is probably one of the most feared diagnoses a woman can get. The mere mention of it conjures up images of death, despair, or at best, disfigurement. According to breastcancer.org,1 one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, and nearly 40,000 women lose their lives to […]
It can be so tricky to
buy potting soil off the shelf. All of the bags are covered with pretty
printing...with no truth windows to show off the quality of the product
The brands you can get at the big-box stores are notoriously hit or miss in quality. So I was thrilled to find high quality garden amendments of all types at White's Mill on the other side of town.
I splurged on small bags
of two different brands to get an idea of their quality before making a
larger commitment. At home, I pulled out a handful of each and was
quite pleased with the texture and moisture level of both Fox
Farm and Happy
Frog. (I was even
more pleased to discover that White's Mill's prices are less than half
of what's listed on Amazon.)
Here's a closeup view of
the two soils side by side. Pretty similar! I potted up four lettuce
seedlings into each type of soil and will report back if I see a
difference in growth. But, at the moment, I'm guessing it would be hard
to go wrong with either product.
By Dr. Mercola About 5 million U.S. adults and 1 million U.S. children use homeopathy every year, and the remedies are known to be “generally safe and unlikely to cause severe adverse reactions,” according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.1 Yet, if the U.S. Food and Drug […]
730,000 Filipino Children Receive Faulty Dengue Vaccine Which Causes Dengue Rather Than Preventing it
Source: 730,000 Filipino Children Receive Faulty Dengue Vaccine Which Causes Dengue Rather Than Preventing it For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.
In a story that is being mostly censored in the U.S. media, vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur has admitted that their vaccine for dengue (a deadly tropical disease spread mostly by mosquitoes) is defective. In a press release from France, the pharmaceutical company admitted that the vaccine is harmful to those not previously infected with dengue, […]
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