Saturday, June 19, 2010

Production Stuff

Thursday, March 4, 2010

deer fencing

The Elma C Lomax Incubator Farm uses a fairly simple method of fencing as the primary way of excluding deer from the farm. Cedar posts are in place at the start of the fence and at major corners. Here you can see the electric line coming from underground. It attaches to the fence through a switch.

The rope itself is made of nylon and it has continuous strands of metal woven into it. Fiberglass rods are used to keep it at the right height. The deer have trouble with it because of deep perception.

Here you can see the fence as it runs the Northeastern boundary of the property.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Starting Seeds

A vacuum seeder is used to seed 288 cell flats very quickly. Note: this one was made by Brad who is operating it.

Float bed for transplant production. The flats float on top of the water.

Empty flat

The underside of a flat. The hole lets in water.

A seedling rack with germination chamber at the bottom.

A timer controls the florescent lights.

A thermostat controls the heat mat in the germination chamber.

Inside the germination chamber.

Watering in a small container.

Watering in a kiddie pool.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

stinging nettle

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

mixer images

Electric Concrete Mixer

Using a Mixer in the Greenhouse to Mix Soil

Using a Mixer to Make Cobb

Saturday, January 16, 2010