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Re: Miller in April

  • Subject: Re: Miller in April
  • From: Richard Apking <redfour@omni-tech.net>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 15:41:07 -0500

How do you wrap and mail a tumbleweed. If you use USPS, all the purchaser would get would be sawdust.LOL, Rich where it is sunny and COLD!!!

Jesse Bell wrote:
I remember watching a video online - called "People on the Web" and it
has success stories around the country.  A lady in the middle of
Nowhereville, Kansas wanted to learn how to build her own web site and "sell
something".  She didn't really have a product, but her project for the class
was to build a website that sold something.  So, as she was gazing out her
window on a blustery fall day and saw tumbleweeds blowing around, she
jokingly decided to sell tumbleweeds.  Large, medium, small...plus shipping
and handling.  She is RICH now.  Hollywood buys them for movie sets, people
buy them to make craft items out of, interior designers use them for
southwest decorations, stores use them for props.  She said, "it was a JOKE,
but who knew?  I'm rolling in money thanks to a WEED that blows around in my
yard."

I need to design a website that sells "poo".



On 3/27/09, holmesbm@usit.net <holmesbm@usit.net> wrote:
I guess I was thinking of all the new gardeners...many trying to grow
veggies as their grand and great grands did.  I'll bet you could sell it,
especially if you could find a way to put it into containers as many don't
have access to trucks.  You could even specialize...horse, sheep or chicken
and one combination...call it Gardners' Secret Stuff.


[Original Message]
From: Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI
<cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Date: 3/27/2009 1:20:04 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Miller in April

It wasn't so much the idea of manure tea...I expect most gardeners have
heard of it...it was the idea of buying poo in little tea bags for $10.
I think it was a cute marketing idea, taking something you've got way
too much of and making it into a designer commodity, and I laughed
hysterically because at my house we fill up a 1.5 yard dumpster with it
every week and still have it piling up in the corners. It's just funny.
I do forget that not everyone has access to mounds of manure. :-)
Any of you want to pay me $10 for an 8oz bag of poo, just let me know.
I'll even personalize the bag for you. No problem! You can have horse
poo, sheep poo, or chicken poo. I'll even blend it to your
specifications, but that will cost more. For an additional fee I'll send
you a picture of the animal that produced the poo... no wait, I know, we
can set up a sponsorship arrangement whereby you pay for the animals
feed during the year and I will send you ALL the poo it makes!!
ROFL.

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of holmesbm@usit.net
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 9:33 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Miller in April

Germans have used this method for years, call it "dung water"...makes a
big
difference...I think you might have an opportunity.


[Original Message]
From: Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI
<cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Date: 3/26/2009 5:35:22 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Miller in April

I remembered something funny, don't know if I mentioned this before or
not...you all know I have that website with the gardening catalogs
right? So a couple months or so ago I got an email from a nice person
asking for her company to be listed. She sells manure...packaged in 8
oz
bags...to make "manure tea" with. For like $10. There's even gift
packs.
And it's from her own animals!
I shouldn't make fun or anything because, sheesh, go for it if you can
get it...but I did laugh. I'd be a millionaire if I could sell all the
poop at my place.

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Jesse Bell
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 12:14 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Miller in April

Hmm.  Well...I have LOTS of the fresh dung at my place!  Take your
pick...horse, cow, llama, chicken, goat....as soon as I can save up
for
one
of those "speedy" composters, I'm gonna stick a sign out front that
says
"compost for sale" right next to my "Chicken Eggs/ $3.00 a dozen".
LOL.

On 3/26/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
Couple of interesting entries for April in Miller's 18th century
"Gardener's Kalendar."

Planting melons. He says to make a small mound of fresh dung [he
doesn't
say what kind but for some reason I think horse], cover the dung
with
a foot
of loam, plant the seeds on top, and cover the planting with a bell
jar. The
dung, he says, will heat up the soil, which will stimulate
germination
and
root growth; the bell jar will keep cold winds at bay. As the plants
develop, he says, add a ring of fresh dung covered by loam around
the
hill
to encourage the roots to grow outward to support large vines.

Insects. He says if you have insects in your orchard trees wash them
out
with an infusion made with tobacco stalks. [Earliest pesticide
recommendation I know of. And they were still using nicotine in the
mid-1900s--200 years later.]


Inland Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]


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