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Education for Life: self-empowerment; Creative, productive freedom; organic food, farming > biodiversity, ecology


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biodiversity, environment,
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resistance to junk food/corporate advertising.


I was traveling down Woodfield road in a small vil...
I was traveling down Woodfield road in a small village toward my storage area for spent fuel rods from U.S. nuclear plants when I stopped to view a pond someone had set up with goldfish. Since I hate nature and all to do with it I went about my way.




Treating rainwater for increased buffering in gard...
Treating rainwater for increased buffering in garden ponds.


rainwater is too soft for a garden pond. The lack of dissolved salts reduces its pH (acid and alkali) buffering. Easy solution - add oyster shell grit, or similar, to your rainwater butts :)




pH buffering garden ponds to protect fish during h...
pH buffering garden ponds to protect fish during heatwave!

Our recent heatwave (up to 34C) has been problematic for my pond. All the usual water quality tests are excellent, but being mainly rainwater, there are very little dissolved salts.

The recent heatwave created a burst of vegetative growth which used up the nitrate (nitrate plus water = nitrous ACID) and CO2 (CO2 plus water = carbonic ACID). The result was a very alkaline pH which is not healthy for the fish.

Fortunately, the solution is simple - add gypsum, which buffers the pH. I tried this last night, the alkalinity has decreased by 90% overnight and is just within the acceptable range.




Some of the baby goldfish are in an aquarium, in c...
Some of the baby goldfish are in an aquarium, in case there are problems in the ponds. It amazes me how quickly they have grown. I'll add some photos to this post when I get a round tuit ...




I gave up on having fish in my pond due to the ext...
I gave up on having fish in my pond due to the extreme winters we can have. It's expensive to keep a pond heater running constantly. My pond is deep but there still must be an air hole and the heater has to struggle keeping up against -20F temps. Now I have an aquarium with a few tropical fish and I enjoy them. Now that I know what it takes to have a successful aquarium it's no wonder my fish constantly died when I had an aquarium as a child. I didn't have a clue. :) As for my pond... it is mostly a bog with a waterfall. The frogs and toads love it. During the Spring mating season the sound they put out at night can deafen you! No sleeping with the window open! :D




I live in south Cornwall...and find everything per...
I live in south Cornwall...and find everything perfect. Be one with that and there what are....peace be you...




Trump to build golf course on Grand Canyon after y...
Trump to build golf course on Grand Canyon after you've filled it with toxic waste?




Greetings sir! Douchebag Industries has just purch...
Greetings sir! Douchebag Industries has just purchased Tesco. Under my personal guidance all produce at Tesco will be organically grown at one of my vast Monsanto factory farms. In another move of genius I purchased the Grand Canyon in America from my dear friend Donnie T. I shall use the giant pit as a dumping place. Landfill space in the States is getting scarce. No more. I shall make a healthy profit from the waste disposal companies. Once the canyon is full I'll purchase an ocean for dumping! My brilliance knows no bounds....Quite.




Gutter press denies biased election "advice&q...
Gutter press denies biased election "advice" My mistake - just the one billionaire. How is Lord Douchebag these days?




As editor of 5 Gutterpress publications I utterly ...
As editor of 5 Gutterpress publications I utterly deny your accusation that we're owned by billionaires!

Elmo Slimesleeve
Editor in Chief
Gutterpress Publications
A subsidiary of Douchebag Industries




Oh dear. Trumpenstein has been taking lessons from...
Oh dear. Trumpenstein has been taking lessons from Buffet the Buffoon - who generously rushed to the aid of the victims of sub prime housing fiasco in USA (lost their homes) and built huge trailer parks in order to trap them in rented bondage until they die - probably with a sigh of relief.

No other species concocts such evil ...




#Trump lackey - thou art excreting from thy mouth....
#Trump lackey - thou art excreting from thy mouth. Business as usual what? Quite.




I find your comedy writing most excellent! I laugh...
I find your comedy writing most excellent! I laughed with great gusto as Jeeves read your post as he was carrying me to view my garden. Alas,I spotted a weed and 5 of my gardeners had to be sent to the doss house. But..an upgrade from their current living conditions. I must go now...Lord Trump has contacted me regarding work camps under construction for the underclass.




Those of us with noble birth do not excrete..nor d...
Those of us with noble birth do not excrete..nor do we help others. Quite.




The leaders of the CIVILISED world have condemned ...


The leaders of the CIVILISED world have condemned #Trump for endangering ~a billion of the world's poorest people to increased famine floods drought ...


Teresa May, temporary leader of Little England has declined to criticise it.





Why U Queue 4 Toilet Basil? Talking of Basil, I&#3...
Why U Queue 4 Toilet Basil? Talking of Basil, I've heard (or possibly herd) that many peeople pee on their herb garden. Do U recommmmmend this?




When in mixed company it should be referred to as ...
When in mixed company it should be referred to as the water closet. Say it in hushed tones while winking the left eye.




lavatory humour, sorry ... lava Tory humour. very...
lavatory humour, sorry ... lava Tory humour.

very droll :)




Just misheard radio presenter "Potty politica...
Just misheard radio presenter "Potty political broadcast on behalf of xxx " or did I? #UKElection2017 #disillusion




Thank you, Present-Dick Trump, temporary incumbent...
Thank you, Present-Dick Trump, temporary incumbent of the allegedly White House.

Displaying your idiocy in public will hasten your departure :)




Money is all..money is life..money lets you live.....
Money is all..money is life..money lets you live...money is YUGE! Those who don't have BIG money aren't people...yeah! They are the Devil and Satin..er..I mean Satan...but I'm never wrong so ..yes..I mean Satin! Donald J. Dumph Prezzeedent of the Untied Stats. Kiss my ring pour people..pour because you are drunk all of the time..because your ain't rich.




must must sleep with the help of beer beer?
must must sleep with the help of beer beer?




You silly lad. The poor could never use an advance...
You silly lad. The poor could never use an advanced machine such as a car. After a forced march to my kumquat orchard they dance with Glee as they pick the fruit. I know this because my servant Glee told me so. (Those who don't dance with Glee must must sleep in the doss house.)




farming French consumption of organic products dra...
farming French consumption of organic products dramatically on the rise organic farming news

"In 15 years, the market has become seven fold," the director of France's agency for the development and promotion of organic farming (l'Agence Bio), ...




The importance of scattered trees for biodiversit...
The importance of scattered trees for biodiversity conservation

Scattered trees are thought to be keystone structures for biodiversity in landscapes worldwide. However, such trees have been largely neglected by ...






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