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February 2018
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Episode 158 Listener Questions and Feedback

Today (for the first time in a long time) I take some listener questions and share feedback.  We even have a call.  As always you can reach my voicemail hotline at 502-230-1787.  You can call it anytime and rest assured if you don’t want it played on the air just let me know!

Tune in to hear questions and feedback regarding:

*What to co-plant for a high traffic area.  How to develop a seed mix to your area.  Some of clover’s limitations.

*Bottom watering.  How it works and why and when it should be used.  Some of my trials with it!

*Keeping starts in the soil cubes.  How long can they stay in there?

*If you fill your planting beds with compost can you mulch also with compost?

*Some questions about fencing and mob-grazing with goats and chickens.  What order?  What type of fence?

*How to find, prevent and get rid of snakes in the attic (like snakes on a plane but only scarier!).

*A listener calls in regarding the book Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living""“>Urban Homesteading by Rachel Kaplan.

2 comments to Episode 158 Listener Questions and Feedback

  • Theflyingswordfish

    Great Show.  On the questions about snakes in the attic, one of the best ways I have found to get rid of snakes, skunks, squirrels, rats, etc is moth balls.  I take a sling shot and fling them around the attic, when I lived in a pier and beam house, I would fling them under the house.  Works great.  There is a product called Snake Away, that is nothing but crushed moth balls.  It generally takes a handful or so.  The smell drives them off. 
    As a WARNING……..don’t do what a buddy of mine did.  He had a family a skunks living under his house.  He decided to try the moth balls.  He used the logic that if a little bit is good, a lot is great.  He put 15lbs of moth balls under a 1100 sq ft house.  While he was doing this, he also managed to scare the skunks.  long and short, the skunks all sprayed everywhere, and that in combination with the 15 lbs of moth balls literally made the house unliveable for over 2 months.  His new wife was ready to get a divorce before they received the marriage certificate…..=)

  • Jason

    FACEPALM.  Totally forgot about mothballs.  Never have used them but heard they worked.  Thanks for the tip!  There is also a snake fence that is woven but you have to get to them quick or they die. 

    That story is hilarious.  I bet she was mad.  Our second house we had brown recluses and we had some harrowing times.  Fun stuff!