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Abdominal Snowman

Sunday, October 12, 2014

  
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    Hahaha, so funny!!

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    Cute!

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    Very Funny, Thanks for sharing!

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Greenhouse Aquaponics Adventure

Monday, September 08, 2014

We started our aquaponics last winter and managed to keep some of the "animals" alive all winter. The summer has been extreme in keeping the GH cool enough. It has definitely been a learning experience. We are raising tilapia, one of the best fish for aquaponics, and Australian red claw crawfish. Red claws are increasing in popularity both in aquaponics and on dinner plates. We will harvest two for Christmas dinner!

We've had one brood of tilapia unexpectedly and managed to save 10 fry aka babies. Right now we have three fish holding eggs/fry. From the first batch of red claw babies, only one survived. (Vacation) second batch of red claw, we harvested about 100 babies, transferred to a new tank this weekend and there are 86. We installed two more tanks - one for big red claw and one as a nursery. We are moving the tilapia juveniles to the tank the red claws were in. We have a 29 gallon tank (nursery) for the fry.

Just a few photos...

This one lost a claw when we received. It molted and I was pleased to see the claw is growing back. Oh! RC can grow to 1.5 pounds each! Like a freshwater lobster!

Tilapia are ready to harvest around 9-10 months. These are 5-7 inches long.

The whole set up. The connected tanks with grow beds for tilapia and two connected for RCs and water hyacinth. We are also going to run some PVC pipes above the RC tanks for growing.

See you in the greenhouse!

  
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HICKOK-HALEY 9/12/2014 9:56PM

    Wow, interesting project. I love Tilapia.

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WOLFRUNNERONE 9/10/2014 6:35PM

    Wow - Incredible - I was wondering what you were referring too on your feed today . Very interesting and impressive - so where did they go ? You are an inspiration to me - Love it - Great Job emoticon emoticon

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TIME4COFFEE 9/9/2014 1:39AM

    It's quite the undertaking and set up. Amazing! I love your enthusiasm and passion.

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REMEMBER2BME 9/8/2014 3:23PM

    Absolutely amazing. I am speechless. Way to go!!! to say the least.

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 9/8/2014 10:49AM

    You are always so busy!! Very interesting, did not know they would grow another claw. emoticon emoticon

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THANKS FOR SHARING!
IT LOOKS WONDERFUL!
LET US KNOW HOW THINGS PROGRESS- VERY INTERESTING!
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Cooperative Extension

Thursday, September 04, 2014

I stumbled across a website yesterday while doing some research for a meeting. I am a Master Gardener... why have I never seen this site before?!? Lots of great info and resources. If you aren't familiar with Cooperative Extension, there is a wealth of knowledge available to you for Free!
www.extension.org/

ps. It's not just for gardeners!

  
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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 9/5/2014 9:11AM

    Thank you great info

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    THEY DO PROVIDE A LOT OF INFO. I USE THEIR RESOURCES AT WORK.
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TIME4COFFEE 9/4/2014 4:54PM

    My mom was involved with her extension club for years. I've even called them about something cooking related.

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Best diet ever!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Probably the best diet you can ever go on!

www.bs-diet.com/the-bs-diet-quick-st
art-guide/

  
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Rules

Friday, August 15, 2014

  
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CHERIRIDDELL 8/19/2014 12:08AM

    Awesome rules!

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    Some good rules, here.

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    nice!

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    Very nice!

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TIME4COFFEE 8/15/2014 8:59AM

    I love concise and to the point. I need to do more of that sleep thing.

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TWIRLNYC 8/15/2014 8:05AM

    Good rules to live by

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OSDOWNS 8/15/2014 8:03AM

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