As the season ends at Ridgedale and the Autumn shadows dance long across the field we're heading into a more restful period and time to plan for 2016. Aside from maintaining livestock, some foreign education & design gigs we'll be planning the scaling up of productions as well as remodeling how we run this beacon project. One project that is about to begin is our book writing project.
Having been encouraged by a few friends and respected writers to commence this project, an invitation from a publisher prompted the penning of the contents we envisage. Now we'd like your input! There's a lot of books and info out there, and a lot of things are not so well documented. Farm Scale PC for example. Facts & figures. Detailed installation guides, etc. We want to hear what folks find they'd like more insight into. We want to hear from folks following our work to get a sense of what you'd like to see emphasized/ detailed, etc in this work. We think this represents a pretty comprehensive overview, but are keen to hear what folks feel is missing in the literature so we can respond in the most beneficial manner.
Please comment below.....
4/10/2015 12:20:50 pm
I want to read about how I, with a small garden, can live so I don´t have to buy so much, I want to grow vedgetables, fruit etc, maybe a few hens.
5/10/2015 09:20:32 am
5/10/2015 06:10:27 am
I think the contents look pretty comprehensive, but I am especially looking forward to your views on how to adapt multi species rotational grazing to Nordic conditions. Most of what I have come across is from central to south US, nothing from our climatic regions. How many grazing days a year? How much hay per lactating cow during winter? How much supplemental annual grains? How do you handle the extreme differences in grass growth between june and october - how does this affect grazing rotation? How will this change when the fruiting trees come in to maturity? What limits do Swedish legislation put on the way you would like to do things? What can be planted in the "forest garden rows" between the field strips that can supplement the grass to lengthen the grazing season and to even out the differences between spring/summer and fall?
5/10/2015 09:21:03 am
Thanks Daniel, great input. We'll respond to this as best we can for sure...
13/12/2015 06:17:22 am
Hi! I heard your class yesterday in Naantali, Finland, and although my project is garden scale I can relate to the mind blowing views on farm scale production.
28/12/2015 12:04:44 pm
Something I have been puzzled about (and still is) is how one goes about to plant crops (cashcrop or covercrop) into existing sod, farmscale.
15/5/2019 04:13:21 am
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