Many people can really problem solve – oftentimes, problem solving happens using tools at hand and at the moment. May not be perfect, but the creativity involved in taking mental inventory of what tools you have with you and laying them in such an order no where close to what they are designed for illustrates the amazing thought processes of the human mind. Truly, that is not an accident but a purposeful design of our Creator.
Well, with that lead in, you’d think i would share something just truly amazing and complex, yet it’s not. Simply using junk we have around the barn fashioned in such manner to solve a problem i personally have. Our 3 compartment mineral pans are somewhat heavy and certainly cumbersome, so i choose to never pick it up to move it. Obviously, if there is kelp, salt, and phosphorus inside totally negates that proposition. I had made a previous drag design, but it would only last about 16 months. Hoping this new design will last much longer.
Although the mineral tubs empty are not super heavy, they are bulky and awkward to lift and load and if there is any product still inside, it’s virtually impossible for me to load it. So, years ago, i came up with a way to move it without lifting it instead by dragging. After about 3 years, i’ve given up with the first method i invented because it kept failing about once a year and i’d need to rebuild it, so, i came up with a new plan. Simpler and easier to replace or repair should the need arise.
What is wrong with me that i have to have some sort of experiment going nearly all the time?!!!
Here’s the one i started today: Start and plant date: 6 APR 19
Four containers which previously held Portabella mushrooms
Two containers are filled with soil from my garden. One is unamended, the other is mixed with 2 teaspoons of Thorvin Kelp from Iceland which i keep on hand for my cows. Each amount is approximately 2 quarts of soil.
Two containers are filled with ‘Magic Dirt’ organic potting soil. One is unamended, the other is mixed with 2 teaspoons of Thorvin Kelp from Iceland. Each amount is approximately 2 quarts of soil.
The purpose is to discover if the Magic Dirt is better than my soil (probably!) and if how it compares to each amended with Thorvin Kelp.