Saturday, November 2, 2013

some nice, fat squirrels around.........

    too bad about all the lead in the squirrels and pigeons.  i guess they drop to survival food.  chickens; that's the answer.  maybe a couple of rabbits.  roscoe would be banned from the farm, for sure.  all that wonderful nitrogen.  i could feed the chickens my excess worms.  

    wawa's coffee grinds................
what a waste.  they go into landfills.  i'm sure they are not organic, fair-trade coffee grinds, but they are there, and not being utilized.  they could be composted, fed to worms, and used as a soil amendment.  hell........take their cardboard boxes too,  shred them up, dampen them, and layer shredded cardboard and coffee grinds,  with a long garden hose snaking through it, and generate HOT water.  insulate the hose running to the house, and regulate flow-rate to adjust temp.  have a steel drum in the house as a reservoir/radiator.  use a small dc motor to circulate.  in the spring, sell the compost.  or give it away.  whatever.  
    i envision a central hot water storage tank, with multiple systems feeding it. in the winter keep it hot using compost heated water and solar heated water.  i would use low-pressure radiators to disperse the heat throughout the house.  of course, there would be wood-burning back-up.  break down the now reduced compost pile in the spring, removing the hose and giving the pile a turn, for another "burn."   after a couple of weeks, give one more turn, into an out-of-the-way area, to "sweeten."  then, as stated, get rid of it, use it.
maybe some 55gal. plastic drums cut longways, like troughs, with red worms in them to eat the compost.  sell the castings.  feed the worms to your chickens.  or dehydrate the worms and save them as a food source.  sure.........worm burgers.  better than air burgers :)
    in the summer, run the solar water heater at night to cool water in system, using dc power, via photovoltaics, of course.  this will cool the house.  in the autumn, start warming up your tanks, and building the next compost heater.  




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