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[Cob] Dome Roof + Cob Planter ?Joseph R Dupont joedupont at juno.com
Fri Apr 16 08:15:27 PDT 2004
what about.. layers of staw and plastic film. straw fill, and then paperpulp.. On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 10:52:34 -0400 Schluenderfritz <ted at 5sparrows.com> writes: > > On Apr 16, 2004, at 8:47 AM, Joe Skeesick wrote: > ...working steam thresher operations in the US that > > have specifically grown wheat they use to for displays of their > > equipment. > > These machines didn't fold or mutilate the straw during their > > operations and > > they were made to use on long straw varieties, so you might see if > you > > could > > track one of those groups down. No idea how many are in operation > > > there. > > Otherwise check with your local Ag College and see if they know of > > > anyone > > still growing long straw wheat. As for how much wheat you'd need > for > > that > > size house, I'd say in the range of 1/2 to 2/3 of an acre would do > it > > depending on depth of coverage. > > and Amanda wrote about growing the wheat for bread... > > > Thanks for your replies, > I've been to several threshing shows in both Minnesota and in > Pennsylvania... I suppose with a 1/2 acre it also wouldn't be too > much > of a stretch to think of mowing it with a scythe? Currently I am an > > armchair natural builder and wheat-for-bread-baking farmer, but the > > thatched roof and the homemade/grown bread are very very appealing > to > me. > > Joe, do you have experience in thatching and how likely do you think > it > would be for someone to do this onesself, without paying for a > professional? > > I'm still waiting for http://www.deatech.com/natural/thatch/ this > page > to be finished. ;-) > > > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > >
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