Thursday, March 31, 2011

New chicks arrived March 14,2011 and my older chickens

They are eating100% home made feed.

Feed brown rice 3 days,add greens,boiled eggs and added fruits.this pictures are only one week old.
Watching baby chicks

I think these hens are going to be a good mom.

 They are very healthy !!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Water soluable Calcium (WCA)

Calcium contributes to better utilization of carbohydrates and protein; it is also a major element in forming a cell membrane and enables smooth cell division.Calcium also bonds with organic acid to rid the harmful substance in the body.Calcium prevents overgrowth of crops, harden the fruit, prolongs storage period, promotes crops absorption of phosphoric acid, and helps crops accumulate nutrients.
Calcium is abundance in egg,oyster and crab shells. The best is egg shells.But giving these materials directly will not be so impressive.
We shell make water-soluble state.

* How to make WCA
1.Collect eggshell and take out the inside peel out.
2.Brake the shell in small pieces.
3.Roast shells about 45 mins in low heat to remove any organic substances that can rot.
4.Put the 1 part of roasted shells container and add 10 part of
   brown rice vinegar.(If you do not have BRV use natural vinegar)
   The eggshell will move up and down,emitting bubbles.
   When there is no movement or bubbles,it is done.
5.Dilute ratio WCA:Water/1:1000

In some cases, shrimp or crab shells maybe added to improve the effect, and Alvan powder may also added (one hand full per 18 liter of BRV)

How to use WCA
This WCA is effective in converting plants life cycle from vegetative to reproductive growth. Natural Farmers spray WCA on the leaves after the fruits have become large. They prevent over growth and make a sweet hard fruit.
WCA strengthens the flower bud, you will get good fruits this year and big yield next year. Use with water soluble calcium phosphate,false acacia FPJ, OHN, sea water you will have better aroma fruits.
As crop enter their later stages of the life cycle they need calcium,salt and variety of minerals. Calcium and salt are very important for their health.
To disregard this aspect and focus on only NPK is wrong. And side-effects are seen everywhere.
Calcium moves carbohydrate from body(leaf and branch) to the storage organs(fruit).It is effective when crops have overgrown,leaves have bad color or no shine,floral differentiation is weak,flower blossoms just fall,fruits don't ripe,or the fruits are not sweet.

Brown Rice Vinegar (BRV)

What is BRV?
BRV seems to promote vegetative growth at low concentration and reproductive growth at high concentration.BRV is important in the early stage of leaf growth. If applied on the early stage of leaf growth,the wax layer will become strong,and leaves thick. Trees will have strong resistance to disease and pest. They also develop better absorbing capacity so nutrient applications will be more effective. Acetobacter seems to have antiseptic ability and prevention of germs. The use of BRV is very wide. Sharing your own experiments with others will be helpful.

How to use BRV
* Make water-soluble calcium/calcium phosphate/phosphoric acid with BRV.
* For disinfection,spray 400-500 dilution during young leaves and 200-300 dilution for adult leaves.
* Mix(500) with FPJ or OHN to make seed/seedling treatment solution.
* In case of bacteria disease in green house or tomatoes,apply 100-200 dilution together with (1000)WCA.
* Apply 70 dilution (very strong) to leaves 3-4 times for controlling aphids or mites.

Bacterial Mineral Water (BMW)

What is BMW?
There are various minerals in water which affect the life of the crops. To obtain sources for clean and good water is one of the most important and basics in farming. In some countries including Japan,they are actually specially processed water for agriculture or stock breeding.Even harvest and quality of crops depend on the water.Basic principles of making good water are simple.Make the water particle smaller for better absorption and condition with minerals and microorganisms.
The minerals and IMOs in the rocks will dissolve into the water and you will get treated water for agricultural use that is rich in minerals,microorganisms, and oxygen.

How to make BMW
1.dig a pond of 120cm depth.
2. Cover with plastic sheet to hold water.
3. Make waterfall equipment above the pond.
4. Prepare variety of rocks(Alvan must included) break them with hammer so they have sharp edges.
5. Put the rocks in a steel mesh sack.
6. Put IMO4 in cotton cloth sack.
7. Secure both sacks so they are just blow the surface.The appropriate location of IMO should be where the water goes through the sack and creates a whirlpool.
8. Let the waterfall smash down on the rocks.
9. At first IMO sack will drown. But after a while,The sack will float.This is when the inside material should be changed.

How to use BMW
BMW can be used for many purposes. You can give directly to crops or animals.This will cure chicken or pig's diarrhea caused by drinking water.
Adding seawater (1/30) will improve water quality because it is rich in salt and various minerals.
When there is a drought this water can be used for irrigation.It makes the crops endure drought better and make them healthier.If there is an order in the livestock housing or when the fermentation of their feces is slow,the BMW may be used as drinks or sprayed on the floor. The odor will disappear and the floor will be come clean.
Koreans called water out from between the rocks "medicine water" and water that ran through the humus of valleys "ginseng water." This is because that water had special effects. BMW was developed in order to make this artificially and utilize it.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Oriental Herbal Nutrient (OHN)

OHN is made from popular oriental herbs like Angelica,Licorice,Cinnamon,they are common at Chines drug store.These are the dry ingredients and Ginger and Garlic is fresh ingredients.
OHN is a very important inputs in Natural Farming.

How to make OHN
1.Angelica,Licorice,Cinnamon,Ginger and Garlic in this ratio.2:1:1:1:1
2.First step is need to rehydrate 3 main ingredients in separate jars.( Angelica,Licorice,and Cinnamon)
  Needs rice wine or beer.Fill up dried each material 1/3 of jar and soak up with rice wine or beer up to 1/2
  of the jar.Let it absorb moisture for 1 or 2 days.Cover top with paper towel and tie it.
3.After 2 days prepare Garlic and ginger.(Garlic and ginger do not need this step because they are fresh ingredients.) In separate jar crush them put in the jars.
4.Add brown sugar equal amount of weight of material. It will fill up 2/3 of the all 5 jars.
5.Cover with porous paper and tie it and leave 5-7 days for fermentation.
6.After fermentation add distill liquor(like vodka ) into remaining 1/3 space of the 5 jars.Stir with wooden spoon clockwise every morning for 14 days.
7.After 14 days take out each 1/3 of liquid in different jar and label them and repeat #6  all together 5 times.
8.Mix the juice from five jar for use.Ratio Angelica: Licorice: Cinnamon: Garlic: Ginger =2:1:1:1:1

If you use 5 gallon water you need only 20 cc of OHN.
OHN makes crops healthy.It is used throughout the early, vegetative, changeover and fruiting stages. Basic dilution ratio is 1:500 or 1:1000.
When crops are weak,mix/apply FPJ 1:500,BRV 1:500 and OHN 1:1000.
When plants have soft rot or anthracnose,add water soluble calcium(WCA 1:1000)to the this solution.