Aquaponics Update 9/23/16

Well it looks like my seed have gone bad. Might not be storing them as good as I should.

I got about a 1% germination rate. Not good for the home team. I will still get lettuces out of the system. Just not what I’m use to getting.

Lettuces Grow bed

I have found the leak on the other Grow bed tank and am in the process of repairing the leak. Here are a few pictures of the repair.

Inside Tank Repair

Inside Tank Repair

Outside Tank Repair

Outside Tank Repair

Hopefully this will fix my leak issue with this tank. If not I’ll replace it.


Be safe people.




Chicken Tractor ends close up

We got the outside wrapping of chicken wire Done. We’re going to use some Rabbit nest boxes as Nesting boxes for the chickens. We got the wood cut for the chicken ramp. We haven’t got it installed yet. She is going to do a little painting. Then we will install The ramp, and get the birds in it.

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Wrapping the chicken Tractor

We have pretty much got the chicken Tractor built. Just a few more things to do.

We have gotten most of it wrapped in chicken wire and we need to add a ramp for the chickens to get into the chicken coop and add some nest boxes. Everything seems to be going in slow motion with this build. Life seems to be getting in the way at every turn. But we will get it finished.

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Working on the Chicken Tractor

We finally got back to do a little work on the chicken Tractor. Got the Door added for access to the whole unit.

A Little painting and wrapping it up with chicken wire, add some nest boxes and some straps to make it easier to move,  we should be good to go…. I kinda wish she would use something better than chicken wire. But that not my call. Oh might need to add a ramp so the chicken can get in the coop.

Added Door today

Added Door today


New Critters…

I had 5 Quail Hatch out. Pick up three more Rabbits. I started a batch of Mead. I have also aquired a pork belly that I’m going to cure into bacon from the farmers market.


Be safe People…



Another update on the chicken Tractor build

Well, the Chicken Tractor is starting to take shape. We got the back door and the entrance added today.

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We are designing this Chicken Tractor to run 3 to 4 chickens. We are trying to keep the weight down. To keep it easy for one person to move. My woodworking skills are not the greatest thing in the world but they are improving with each project. I don’t think I’ll be good enough to build cabinets anytime soon, though. hehe


Kombucha Bottling Day

It is bottling day…

I made 8 bottles of Cherry Kombucha and 4 bottles of plain Kombucha and had enough to fill a quart ball jar. Which I have already have been sampling.


There are many ways to get fermented food and beverages into your life. Other than the acholic kinda. Every culture thru out history had some sort fermented food in their life on a daily basis. In the last 40 to 50 years the western diet has mostly omitted them. I feel that it is important for maintaining good health to include them in my diet too.

You might consider looking into fermented foods and beverages, to see if you are of the same opinion.

Take care and be safe people


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