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Tim Herrons wheather report for today and this week.

Posted by Herron Farms on January 20, 2016 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Today, mostly hipe and scare tacticts are in place, north ga, is to hot to freeze, but warm enough to snow.

tonight, a flurry or two, melted by morning then rain 40-60 deg

rain, 33-50

more rain 33-50

school will be out all week......lol, gota love it


to cold to ship africans

Posted by Herron Farms on December 9, 2015 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

It has become to cold to ship afrcans, walk ins still okay, just like all ways, please call first.

Gold Rush Days Oct 17-18

Posted by Herron Farms on October 15, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Gold Rush Days Oct 17-18

Have a Great Labor Day, weekend

Posted by Herron Farms on September 1, 2014 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hope every one has a great labor day weekend, think we will get some chicken and go fishing.....

Please get your order to me before noon on friday, to ship out by tue. this is with africans only. or other large orders

Posted by Herron Farms on April 17, 2014 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Please get your order to me before noon on friday, to ship out by tue. this is with africans only. or other large orders

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted by Herron Farms on December 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


http://www.ozoshare.com/

Posted by Herron Farms on September 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

found a very interesting networking site, simular to facebook, but for the green people


http:/www.ozoshare.com

Earthworm Race

Posted by Herron Farms on August 7, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Who would think a slimy blind creature with no legs could race? The beneficial local earthworms that enrich the soil took some time out from their hard work and came to the library on Aug. 1 with their temporary owners, to bring lots of fun and laughter to all who participated in the Willington Public Library’s first earthworm race. Program director Deb Linares told the kids to please return the worms to their homes after the races complete.

 

The racers’ names were clever and imaginative: there was Stretch, Duster, Rarity Diamond, Slimy, and Ernie the wormy, named after Ernie on “Sesame Street,” to name just a few.

 

There were a few rules set down for worms and their managers. Each child could squirt their worm two times and blow on them to motivate movement from a plastic circle to the outside perimeter.

 

The worms couldn’t hear music, but the “William Tell Overture” helped liven up the race for the human participants. “Coax and cheer your worm on,” Linares encouraged. Parents, kids and teen helpers all had fun. “The teens are a huge help with the programs I do,” Linares said. Many of those teens participated in programs in years past and were delighted to help out.

 

Linares gave a number of historic and scientific facts about worms in her lead up to the race. “What creature can feel without hands?” she asked. She explained that worms are underground farmers who turn the soil over like a plough, and that they have been around for 120 million years - much longer than humans by about 118 million years.

 

The race was very official, with runoffs held until the two champions were named: Teraziah and her worm Rosie were tied with Jason and his worm Stretch.

 

Each child received a certificate for participation, and following the race there was a crafting session when kids could make a creative worm using cardboard and yarn.

 

Parents enjoyed the event as much as the kids. “These programs are great. Lots of Willington people get together and the kids can make new friends, as well as the adults. The staff makes the programs a lot of fun,” Heather Tomm said.

 

 

 

Thank goodness my site is back up

Posted by Herron Farms on June 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Sorry, the site had too many hits a few weeks back, and they pealized me. finaly back up and runnig.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FJSF7JK

Posted by Herron Farms on May 21, 2013 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

help us do better, take our survey.

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Had a Great turn out Saturday

Posted by Herron Farms on May 19, 2013 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Had a great bunch of people show up sat. will try to get some more parking area soon.Thanks for all the help.

I think sometimes I lean more from the people that show up.

Earthworm harvester for free

Posted by Herron Farms on March 25, 2013 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 

How to Make a Free Worm Harvester

 

from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit

There are many ways to harvest worms. Professorial worm harvesters are out of reach for most, small worm raisers. making piles is a pretty slow process.

Steps

 

 

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  2. drill a hole in the exact center of each end, about 1/2 inch should be fine.

     

     

 

Tips

 

 

  • Next, run a peice of rebar, though the barrel holes, letting it stick out about a foot or more on each end.

     

     

  • a picture of a simple 2x2 wood sifter harvester. set the rebar and barrel on 2 saw horse's, or something you have similar.

     

     

  • take a saw and cut 3 areas out of the side's of the barrel, from the top to the bottom, when you get done, you will have the top, the bottom, and 3 rib's, connecting the 2 ends.

     

     

  • on each end, make several holes-from the edge to the center, but leave the center area alone, like a 1/2 slice of pizza,

     

     

  • line the inside with screen, and walla, you are done.

     

     

  • Thanks to Tim Herron at Herron Farms Dawsonville Ga.

     

     

 

Warnings

 

 

  • read all the safety junk about your tools.

     

     

 

Things You'll Need

 

 

  • drill

     

     

  • saw

     

     

  • marker

     

     

  • 1/4 inch hardware cloth

     

     

  • barrel

     

     

  • rebar

     

     

 

Sources and Citations

 

 

  • Tim Herron---How to Raise Earthworms

     

     

 

 

 

Article provided by wikiHow, a wiki how-to manual. Please edit this article and find author credits at the original wikiHow article on How to Make a Free Worm Harvester. All content on wikiHow can be shared under a Creative Commons license.

 

 

No shipments today 3/25/2013

Posted by Herron Farms on March 25, 2013 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

sorry, no shipment's are going out today, it is in the 20s, and yes, worms are afected by the wind chill.