Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Aquaponics Garden is Put Up for the Winter

Hey All, Donnie/ Sinbad the Sailor Man.

Just stopping by to let ya know what is up with the Aquaponics Greenhouse.

Well I cleaned it up and straightened It out some. I still want to put a new layer of wood chips up in the Greenhouse before I quit for the winter.

Plus I would love to rebuild the sump pit box and get a lid on It, back fill and landscape It some before the snow starts to fall or the ground freezes solid.

I took some pictures of It as it sits on the 15th of November 2013

I moved all the tanks to one end and mowed the weeds down. Picked up all of the cut offs and PVC scraps and put them in and behind the East end flower box.

I flipped the troughs over to keep rain water and ice out. I emptied the large tanks and rotated the large fish tank to keep water out as well.

I will flip this little Pond liner here in this picture and put it in the Greenhouse upside down until spring.

If we get funding we will do our best to get things put together before Spring if we get a warm enough day or two to work especially with plastic sheeting. It tends to tear when too cold.

This is the North side of the Aquaponics Greenhouse. The height of the 1,200 gallon tank when It is sitting on the dirt box is just under ten feet.

The Green house is seven and a half foot tall at Its highest point. There are fourteen different style tanks, three six foot round by 18 inch deep kiddie pools, two one hundred gallon troughs, and two fifty gallon troughs; as well as 90 foot of 4 inch PVC pipe.

The whole Garden area will sit upon a 20 x 60 foot section of this backyard. When the Aquaponics Green house is fully operational it will hold over 3,000 gallons of water that is less than one tanker load of water that we use to drill an average 75 foot deep water Well.

She is not design to raise fish but to operate on them. As little as about five hundred adult fish. Will supply this garden with enough nutrients for an average four acre soil garden. 112 feet of flood and drain covered inside a Green house and 480 running feet of raised soil beds outside of the green house.

Not including the Seven pocket Towers we will crowd into and out of the systems Green house areas.

This is the West end of the Greenhouse looking towards the East so far she has a small foot print as everything is compacted together. When complete their will be another 30 x 12 by ten foot tall Greenhouse directly in line and behind this one.

Which will hold our flood and drain troughs. Between these two Green houses will be a covered Breeze way that will enclose the large section tanks.

This Greenhouse has cost so far about two hundred dollars. When sheeted I am guessing it will be close to four hundred and when fully enclosed about five hundred fifty dollars.

That is for a Green house that is 30 foot long by 12 foot wide by 7 1/2 foot tall. This was purposely built this low for heat conservation.

Here you can get a good look at the size of those new raised bed planters that I picked up from a customer of the Well Service. After I get the Garden cycling I plan to build a dozen or so more of this size Planter boxes.

Here you can see some black Polly scraps both one inch and two inch tubing. And if you look behind the planter you see a pile of four inch PVC pipe.

This is the East side looking towards the West. I will be laying down some more wood chips as soon as the ground stiffens up or freezes some.

From the edge of the Greenhouse back another forty feet towards the East. Plus I'll drop a load or two off for the inside of the Greenhouse itself.

This is a four foot deep by 4 x 8 foot box made from treated plywood CDX and some old 4 x 4's

That was a complete walk around the Green house plus I was showing you all that the Sump pit is empty again but they are calling for rain so whats a guy gonna do?

CYA Later Taters
Thanks for stopping by.

Donnie/ Sinbad the Sailor Man

Sunday, November 10, 2013

An Update at the Sowles Aquaponins Garden Build Nov. 7th 2013

Donald Beres Jr
 Recorded on November 7, 2013 using a Flip Video camera.A quick look at the gift of concrete blocks, and patio blocks from our sponsor plus the first look at the raise beds I picked up  from one of our customers. Still here still kicking still given it what I got to spare at this moment in time. TTFN CYA Later Taters. Donnie/ Sinbad the Sailor Man

I have another short video for this Update My flip cam loves to eat Double A's and The cold doesn't help the life of the ones I am using.

 Donald Beres Jr
Recorded on November 7, 2013 using a Flip Video camera. Quick look at we we have available to use at the Aquaponics Garden Site.

Hey all! How you Doing ? I am doing okay I guess. I have been busy trying to get funding for our own Aquaponics Green House, Learning Center, and Store. I am busy trying to raise funds to get this thing up and running as well as working to get it supplied and cycling. I have started a project with for this purpose of funding the garden and learning center. Here is that link so you can check it out : is a crowd source funding group it is really cool I never knew about this type of funding before I seen it on TV of all places a show called Two Broke Girls. I like it its about a rich girl who ends up being broke and meets a girl named max who was dirt poor all her life  and their trying to start a cupcake business and their lives as they work at a diner. Well I was board one night and typed kickstarter in and low and behold there was an actual crowd funding place there. So He I am trying to get funding for My Garden and learning center which is kind of an artistic way of growing Food Fish and Veggie together to create hormone free pesticide free, and chemical free fresh organic food. You know the stuff that doesn't give you cancer or diabetes. Stuff that is truly good for you to eat. And stuff that taste like real food use to can you remember those days? 

When food was cheap and green and tasted good? I can and I haven't been seeing any for a while now so I want to teach people mostly my children and grand children how to feed themselves and the world around them which they live. We have basically killed the farm lands we have been growing on these last few decade they posses nothing but chemicals this is why we are all overweight and sick in Our Country today another of the Governments big blunders farm control. We should have seen it coming.

And brother It is here today and in full force and growing. I am hell bent on learning to grow our own foods as I have had and do still remember the good green and healthy foods from the recent past say forty years ago when fresh milk was still delivered in glass bottles Farm fresh eggs one or two days old. fresh free range beef pork and chickens. The was and is no comparison to those foods of the past. Image stepping out your back door and clipping off fresh herbs for cooking and/ or fresh flowers for the table.

A small vineyard of green red grapes, picked along with cherries, apples, peaches, pears, and plumbs from your own trees that you feed with the waste water from the Fish you grew in your Aquponics system well this will take a little time fruit is a wonderful thing to have but they require pruning and feeding.

Ever hear the story when you were a kid about the Indians teaching the Pilgrims to grow Maze [corn]?
Well even back then they knew a fish was worth more then the meat off its back. Yep they taught the Pilgrims to bury a fish with every seed of corn and the Pilgrims to this day are eating corn every day and know it not. Fish are a source of natural fertilizer and are healthy when grown correctly with chemicals.

Preservatives and these chemicals are what is killing us off or making us sick for the Pharisaical compies to relieve us of our Money and their illnesses.  

Now I am not a Conspiracy theory nut but I am starting to be an of the kind of one as Alex Jones check him out!

I too think that The world is changing because I am a Bible believing kind of nut bag. This stuff is all making more and more sense to me. Cancer, Diabetes, Al-timers, some-Timers you name It people didn't get all this crap as often as they do now why? because they whom ever they are have gotten damn good at their delivery systems. Their transportation systems, advertising systems, and their infrastructures are enormous.

So Grow your own foods and use your own fresh water and fish to grow them with. You won't be sorry that you did.

Well I got to run because I am under the gun.
TTFN CYA Later Taters
Thanks for stopping by.
Donnie/ Sinbad the Sailor Man