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Lots of larvae for the chooks.

11 Nov

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May need to add some pipe to the feeder to hold the quantity of larvae gathered after a few days from last collection.

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Update, even longer over due.

10 Nov

So there has been no update on this blog for months now. I have been busy with work. And somewhat remote.

Okay a quick list of the changes.

The garlic – was planted and grew, then died. It dries out too easily in the pot and most likely under watered in my absence.

The ginger – survived and is still growing after a period of being dead or dormant.

The sweet potato – the slips that were planted died. I think from lack of regular water. The dog ate the sweet potato with sprouts planted whole.

The BSFL bins – have received all food waste since last photos posted. They are producing larvae and consuming food wastes well.

The chicken coop – is still standing and cleans up as well as ever with a quick spray of the hose.

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Hustle and bustle.

19 Mar

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It’s hustle and bustle in compost town. A growing population of soldier fly. Finally! I’m worried by what appears to be pale and not pre-pupae crawling off…

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Frenzy.

19 Mar

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Visible in the background of this photo is the twin BSFL compost bins. As soon as I touch a collection canister the chooks are in a frenzy.

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Here it comes!

19 Mar

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The moment the chickens have been waiting for. Down the larvae feeder they go.

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Pay dirt.

19 Mar

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Looking down the collection canister, finally the harvest is begining for soldier fly larvae from the bins.

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IBC compost pile

10 Mar