Category Archives: Aquaponics

The Autumn of 16,647 Kilometers of Lateral Drift

That’s the distance we traveled to return, in my case, to my native state of Massachusetts. Arlo Guthrie, the singer/songwriter, lives here, and he wrote a song by the same name. Throughout the 4 flights we endured to get here, … Continue reading

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Trading Rainbow Trout for a Better Mousetrap

I’d dreamed of having the first rainbow trout farm in Laos. That’s part of the reason I chose to lease my little coffee plantation with the waterfall on the Bolaven Plateau at 1,200 meters above sea level. So, it’s hard … Continue reading

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Cold Season Aquaponics in Underutilized Greenhouses– How to Improve the Livelihood of the Family Farmer

Now that I’m dealing with agriculture and aquaculture extension people and the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program, I’ve decided to remove “Lunatic Farmer” from my article titles. For my regular readers (all three of you), I promise that … Continue reading

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From Algae to Wabbits– A Revised Aquaponic System Design

According to the Urban Dictionary, “wabbit” could be: A cuter way of saying “rabbit.” A standard Scots word meaning exhausted, tired, worn out (Ah wiz wabbit after clearin’-oot ma gearden o’ all thon leaves) Hunter’s slang for Wererabbit, or a … Continue reading

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Bombs, Barrels, and Beans on Toast

Life as a hermit doesn’t lend itself well to blogging. Somehow I feel silly sitting at the computer dressed in a bed sheet with my head wreathed in foliage. That’s part of the reason why I haven’t written an article … Continue reading

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Building the Cube– Part 2– Arrival of the Hermit

“In the 18th century, the inclusion of a hermit on one’s estate was regarded as the epitome of country house style. There is absolutely no reason why today’s dandy should not avail himself of the same privilege. It’s a straightforward … Continue reading

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Wrong Way Farm Stay– The Final Final Design

If you read my last post, you know that I’ve had quite a bit of time to refine my plans before carrying on with construction. Well, construction resumes next week, now that the rains have mostly stopped. I’ll certainly make … Continue reading

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The horror. . . the horror. . . Part 3

Before I get into the details of “The horror. . . ,” final episode, I’d like to give you all an update on the progress. I like to start things off with a bit of optimism. In an earlier post … Continue reading

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The horror. . . the horror. . . Part 2

As you will remember, I am now firmly stuck at the bottom of the access slope, on the second of my land’s 3 tiers. These tiers, I should explain, begin at roughly main road level and progress downwards. The further … Continue reading

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Potatoes and Tomatoes– Unlikely Cures for Monotony

I don’t think even the most faithful of my readers can handle the second part of “The horror. . . the horror. . .” without something innocuous inserted between the two. And what could be more innocuous than potatoes and … Continue reading

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