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Old 03-04-2005, 02:13 AM   #11
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Most local breweries seem to leave their grain in 55 gal barrels outside for farmers to pick up. You might be able to check with your local and see if you can add a few pounds to their farmer pile.

Last winter I left some of the grain out for the animals. It was a horrible idea. It attracted moles, or rats, or molerats, or mole people or something - but they tore up the back yard. The rest goes into the compost.
I'm on my 5th HB and i can just picture Hans Moleman doing the bird dance in your back yard


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Old 03-04-2005, 02:28 AM   #12
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Last winter I left some of the grain out for the animals. It was a horrible idea. It attracted moles, or rats, or molerats, or mole people or something - but they tore up the back yard. The rest goes into the compost.

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Old 03-04-2005, 03:23 PM   #13
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Big crew of turkeys was out eating the grain yesterday. I guess it's mating season because the males are strutting their stuff and they're all puffed up like Thanksgiving decorations. Here are some pics I took of them (I really needed a telephoto, but oh well).



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ohhhhhhhhh turkies!!!!


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What about spent hop flowers? Would the natural anti-bacterial compounds in them retard the decomposition of the grains? Can you dump them both together?
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Hops have anti-bacterial properties, but they aren't like bleach or anything. They compost down very quickly.

I just dump em next to the grain. I don't think the turkeys like em though.


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