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My interests include Amateur Radio, Message Traffic Handling, Disaster Preparedness, Space Weather,

Terrestrial Weather, APRS, Doppler Radio Location Direction Finding,  Emergency Communications, Packet-Radio,

Scottish Kilts, Smoking Pipes, Sustainable Organic Gardening, Composting, Worm Farming, Constitutional Rights,

Food Preservation, Microbiology, Soil Microbiology, Sustainability, Long-Term Food Storage, and much more.

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By Dr. Tamitha Skove

Updated:  07/05/2020

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Setting up a compost pile going by all of the rules that the "experts" have on composting is difficult.  All the so-called "experts" out there will tell you that you have to have just the right amount of "green materials" which are materials that have a higher nitrogen ratio, and just the right amou...

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

I had to take a break from the compost piles yesterday as I was not feeling good so I did not get to turn them on their regular schedule.  Since this is the end of the cycle for the main pile skipping a day does not make a difference anyway. I am not trying to heat the main pile up anymore I am just...

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Welcome to Day 27 of our Active Composting series where we follow along with the life cycle of a compost pile from beginning to end.

When I checked on the piles yesterday the main pile was running at 135 degrees . . . 

and the second experimental pile was running at 169 degrees.

Because the Hawaii weat...

Friday, August 2, 2019

I checked on the compost piles yesterday in-between downpours caused by the leading effects of Tropical Storm Eric as it gets closer to the Hawaiian Islands but I did not want to keep the tarp off for very long because I did not want to piles to become too saturated from the rain.

The main pile is sl...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Ok, Just a quick update today as I have some pineapples to get planted this morning. Both piles were cooking away nicely at 160 degrees when I checked on them yesterday . . . 

It will be interesting to see how Pile #2 with only the sawdust as the brown carbon component progresses but so far everythin...