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Old 12-30-2012, 03:07 AM   #421
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It's because it's built on a slight hill and it goes with the flow. To get a long shot pic, I'd be standing in the woods and you'd only be able to see it through the trees, but I'll try. The concrete was swept to be in sinc with the earth. This way, it won't compact itself and explode, just slowly crumble in a big storm. So you'd be standing in crumbled concrete with a metal roof over your head instead of a sudden crushing. Because who wants to be suddenly crushed.

Pretty much anytime I guess, as long as you promise not to call it a lawnmower. Oregano and chives grow back too, after you cut 'em down.

And I do like you better....
I knew you did

Lawnmower eh? I get it now...duh!

I sincerely hope you engineered the slab properly and do not get crushed by it. That would be a wild storm.

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:37 AM   #422
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I knew you did

Lawnmower eh? I get it now...duh!

I sincerely hope you engineered the slab properly and do not get crushed by it. That would be a wild storm.
Yes, like a delicate lawnmower with multiple bags, thin sharp blades... a gentle chop, chop, not a fast spin. It's hubby's machine but I helped him with it. Worked perfectly before it got off balance. But fixed now.

I hope so too. My biggest concern would be inviting friends over during the next big hurricane and seeing them get crushed to death.

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:32 AM   #423
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Hmmm, can't seem to come up with anything deep and witty for this thread. That's okay though. Happy to be a bystander and watch the craziness unfold. Four hundred and twenty three post! Geesh!

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:23 PM   #424
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Well, I said it would cut chives also, the lettuce cutter, but I need some kind of adapter to make it sack the chives going the same direction. Buyers do not want a jumbled sack of chives all going in different directions. With lettuce(gourmet salad mix that you cut down while young and tender) and oregano it doesn't matter. But with chives, people expect to receive them bundled. Should I just say **** how they expect it? Cut up the damn chives for your recipe, smurf whether or not they were all lined up in rows? Right?

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:04 PM   #425
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Well, I said it would cut chives also, the lettuce cutter, but I need some kind of adapter to make it sack the chives going the same direction. Buyers do not want a jumbled sack of chives all going in different directions. With lettuce(gourmet salad mix that you cut down while young and tender) and oregano it doesn't matter. But with chives, people expect to receive them bundled. Should I just say **** how they expect it? Cut up the damn chives for your recipe, smurf whether or not they were all lined up in rows? Right?
Some people are just anal that way. Personally, I'd rather have great chives/herbs than something that looks pretty... Give me a good amount for the price and I don't care how they're packaged (as long as it doesn't look like I'm getting ripped off).




ok, I couldn't resist this any longer...
"hey BobbiLynn, show me your 'chives'... heh heh heh"
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:04 AM   #426
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Some people are just anal that way. Personally, I'd rather have great chives/herbs than something that looks pretty... Give me a good amount for the price and I don't care how they're packaged (as long as it doesn't look like I'm getting ripped off).




ok, I couldn't resist this any longer...
"hey BobbiLynn, show me your 'chives'... heh heh heh"
I don't even know why I am trying to conform. The local organic market said "what's all this" the first time I dropped off my goods. With little handmade notecards for each buyer. I said, "that's extra", not extra cost, just my little extra for them. They said, "We don't give out extra here". They said my extra would not be given to my customers, but sold separately through their store to "cover costs".

It's time to cut the chives, I get to choose my own prices, which they also can't stand.... I'll just charge a little less for them going in all directions. Every week that I'm selling, people buy from me over these other folks. I make my own soil too.... want to see my compost pile? It's about 8 feet wide by about 20 feet long and 4.5 feet tall. Beer yeast feeds it like mad.

I'll be happy to show you my chives... soon as I get a chance. They are growing like crazy and need to be trimmed back.... so they can grow back.

 
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:09 AM   #427
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Care to send some north??

When I finally get a house of my own, or a yard I can do this with, I plan on having at least a smallish garden. A compost heap/pile/bin will be a required item. Actually, if I'm still where I am now, come spring time I plan on putting in a 'garden' using wood barrels (probably 1/3 or 1/4 cuts) to contain everything (and provide good drainage). Only issue is the back yard only gets a little sun over most of it. So, I'll only have a small area on the south east part of the yard to work with. Which is another reason for the barrels. Plus it will help keep the stuff safe from landscapers and such. I'll probably use the window boxes on the west side of the house for herbs too.

Wonder how a 1/2 barrel (or maybe full barrel) would be for growing hops.
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Chives trimmed back.. hmm. It's all pretty overwhelming. Hey BobbiLynn, pretty sure you said you're an extract brewer but sounds like you're pretty much a down to nature person. Time for you to go all grain in your brewing. It cost a little bit equipment wise but you are more than able to handle a few DIY projects which would keep the cost down. A big plus in AG is you control what's going on and what goes into your beer and at the end of a brew day you have 10-20 pounds of spent grain which love to be composted.

BL, you're a natural girl I'm thinking. Bet your chives aren't cut often. Go all grain girl!

 
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:13 AM   #429
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:29 AM   #430
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Chives trimmed back.. hmm. It's all pretty overwhelming. Hey BobbiLynn, pretty sure you said you're an extract brewer but sounds like you're pretty much a down to nature person. Time for you to go all grain in your brewing. It cost a little bit equipment wise but you are more than able to handle a few DIY projects which would keep the cost down. A big plus in AG is you control what's going on and what goes into your beer and at the end of a brew day you have 10-20 pounds of spent grain which love to be composted.

BL, you're a natural girl I'm thinking. Bet your chives aren't cut often. Go all grain girl!
Guess what I did earlier today? Bought my first all grain kits. No ****ting you. I'm pretty much sure I can handle it, using the equipment I got... just need to get it cleaned up, it's been out in the big barn, in the weather for a while.

Golddiggie, I actually do a lot of container gardening, my mentor is Will Allen. I've been to several of his weekend classes and I'm the teacher's pet sitting in the front of the classroom, and kissing his ass when we go outside for the "hands on" part of the workshop. You can go online and look up his website, learn from the master. He's known as the "Urban Farmer", or something like that. The barrels will work wonderfully.

I really do need to expand my beer horizons, learn about all grain and start growing my own stuff. My compost pile will love those extra spent grains...

 
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