2/19/19 Updates: Batch Starting Weight Weight Day of Growth #2 1 lb 6 lb 3.9 oz 7 / fed #3 1 lb 3 lb 13.6 oz 6 #4 1 lb 3 lb 6.8 oz 5 #5 1 lb 2 lb 14.9 oz 4 #6 1 lb 2 lb 10 oz 3 #7 1 lb 2… Continue reading Couple of Days
I only have seven trays set up with drainage holes at this point, so this morning I moved Batch 1 into a non-draining tray, and gave it quite a bit of water to grow with. Set it on the ground in front of the soaking tray, where it would still get a good amount of… Continue reading First Fodder Feeding
Hutch / Cages The new hutch frame is not complete. However, it is in a state of functional disarray. Half of the roof is on. I changed my mind, mostly due to mechanics of the situation, and thus I need another roofing panel. Of course, I made the change after the trip to the hardware… Continue reading Hutch & Fodder
WOW, the difference the LED lighting has made, in less than 12 hours. That’s Batch 1, after several hours of LED exposure. I turned the trays when I realized how unevenly they were growing in response to the light. You can see which side was facing the light first — the difference is pretty stark.… Continue reading Fodder – Day 5, Part 2
Day 4, the first two batches. Primary difference between these two (besides the age) is that Batch 2 was soaked for 24 hours, while Batch 1 was soaked for 8-10 hours. Comparing the growth of Batch 1 versus Batch 2 at the same post-soaking time frame, Batch 2 is definitely doing visibly better. Batches 3-5… Continue reading Fodder
The fodder experiment is working so far. Day One’s batch is now three days old, and getting pretty aggressive on root sprouts. However, Day Two’s batch is almost as anxious, and more so than Day One’s were on their second day. I’m attributing that, so far, to the difference in soaking time. The first batch… Continue reading Fodder – Day 3
Another long day. It’s quiet at the day job, which is always worrisome. To me, that simply means something is being missed. But we’re rather like firefighters — until it shows up, we can’t do a whole lot about it. After a painfully long day, I was about to head home when I got a… Continue reading Gah!