Mt. Ord Trip

April 1, 2013 · Posted in Hike, Photography, Radio, Updates · 2 Comments 

The communication towers on Ord.

View towards Bartlett Lake

View to the southwest.

Roosevelt and Four Peaks

A john in the woods.


What mountain top expedition would be complete without a little radio action? (check out the antenna mounted in the bed.)

Some Wildflowers

View of tonto basin.

Fodder trial 2

March 25, 2013 · Posted in Updates · 1 Comment 

Here we go again. This time I am using 9oz of grain, soaking for 24 hours, and I put a couple drops of bleach in the soak water to try to counteract any mold.  I wont put up photos every day. Just the final weight on Monday. Hopefully a longer soak will make a little bit of difference.

End of fodder test

March 20, 2013 · Posted in Photography, Project, Updates · Comment 

Well, I got 39oz of fodder to my 10oz of barley. Not quite the 8:1 I have heard about, but 4 times isn’t bad for a first run. There are quite a few grains not sprouted, I would say up to 20 percent or more. Maybe a longer soak or a different container would make a difference. For now hopefully the chickens will enjoy it.


I think they do, of course they always run up to me when I go out there, but it looks like they have been eating the barley.

Day 7

March 19, 2013 · Posted in Garden, Photography, Project · 2 Comments 

Today is the 7th day. Tomorrow morning the chickens will get to try their new food source. And holy cow does it grow fast! In 3 days it has grown over 4 inches. Tomorrow morning I will weigh it and then I will know how much it has really grown. Here is the photo from this morning.


The cantaloupe is just poking up in the pots to the left side of the picture. Another exciting development. Last year the bugs got all but 2 melons. I am going to keep a closer eye on them this year and apply sevin when necessary, I really want a good melon harvest this year!

Day 6

March 18, 2013 · Posted in Photography, Project · 1 Comment 

Holy cow! This stuff has taken off like a rocket!


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