Havemore Happenings

A Weekly Report on what’s happening at Havemore Farm

Havemore Happenings – 4 August 2019

Sorry 'bout the lateness of this 'Happenings'...but life just got in the way this week. A New Waste Transformation Farm Project In my spare time, I provide consultancy to aspiring waste transformation (WTF) farmers.  It's not very lucrative because I haven't charged...

Havemore Happenings – 28 July 2019

iAVs/DWC Comparison I spent much of this past week thinking about this project and why, although the build is almost complete, nothing was happening.     I'm so close that all I had to do is finish the sump tank installation and connect the pipework from the fish...

Havemore Happenings – 21 July 2019

Let me introduce you to Rob Greenfield.  He's an interesting man for a number of reasons but it's actually his home that interests me right now. Why do we spend 25 - 40 years of our life energy putting a roof over our heads when we could have a mortgage-free tiny...

Havemore Happenings – 14 July 2019

Apprenticeship in Lifestyle Development This project hogged the time, this week...but the outcomes more than justified the effort. To recap, I've begun to teach my grandsons the things that the education system won't teach them...achieving happiness through simple...

Havemore Happenings – 7 July 2019

iAVs/DWC Comparison I completed the sand bio-filter - and the DWC grow tank - this week.     Both growbeds/tanks are made from treated pine sleepers - 2.4m x 1.2m x 400mm deep.  These structures are supported on cement blocks.  I used more treated pine sleepers to...

Havemore Happenings – 30 June 2019

iAVs/DWC Comparison Frequent heavy rain stopped work on this system, this week...but sand beds were still the subject of discussion elsewhere in the world.   Fresh on the heels of the iAVs/DWC comparison study conducted by Hisham El Essawy at the American...

Havemore Happenings – 23 June 2019

iAVs/DWC Comparison This week, saw work begin on the sand biofilter for the iAVS...and the DWC grow tank.   Since Havemore Farm is a constantly changing feast, my first task was to clear the site that I had allocated to the grow bed/tank.  My NFT system -...

Havemore Happenings – 16 June 2019

The Bloody Chickens Egg production has been a real issue in recent months.  It's been up and down like a honeymooner's pants.  I've tried all manner of things to fix it...but I'm often my own worst enemy when it comes to dealing with problems like this.  Process...

Havemore Happenings – 9 June 2019

iAVs/DWC Comparison Inspired by a study undertaken at the American University in Cairo, I'm preparing for my own iAVs/DWC comparison. The obvious question that arises is.."If the AUC already did such a comparison, what's the point of repeating it?"  The answer is...

Havemore Happenings – 2 June 2019

My love affair with my new BlueLab Truncheon continues unabated.  I always knew that hydroponics, at the backyard level, was able to produce clean fresh food...quickly!  I never realised, however, that it could be made so easy.  Ensuring that my hydroponics plants are...