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Doctor oz and GMO's, today at 3pm channel 2

Posted by Tim Herron on September 22, 2014 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

just an FYI, dont know how good it will be, but I see doctor oz is going to do a show on GMO's.......

hart to do one with out hateing gmo's................

my keurig coffee maker

Posted by Tim Herron on September 16, 2014 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

My experience with keurig,

I will try to make this as short as possible, the task will be difficult at best, since it just plain unbelievable.

On September 14, 2014 My wife and I were talking and I said, you know what, I cant take it anymore, I am going to go up to Wal-Mart(I hate going there)and get one of those keurig coffee makers, after all, I have been dreaming of owning one, since my first use of one in Atlanta in 2007, before I was laid off due to the dark age’s. I loved that coffee, use to use 2 kcups, to make one 8 oz cup of very strong coffee.

I have been waiting patently, at first for them to hit the common market, then to come down in price, then for the kcups to become more reasonable. She, as in my wife Linda said, you saw my note, see, she was going to buy one for me, for my birthday, my son had gave her, 2 case’s, with 4 box’s of 24 in each one to include with it. These were the same keurig kcups we had used at his house, with an almost identical keurig coffee maker.

So, we get to wal-mart only to realize, there is more than 4 types keurig on the shelf, wow. The biggest difference I saw was the water reservoir, we read each box, over and over to make sure. Then I called my son and asked him, if he knew of any difference, we wanted to make sure there was no problems miss matching coffee and kcups, like he said, if it said kcups, they should all logically fit, and work. That is logical. So we went over and analyzed all the kcups for sale, hmmm seemed simple enough, to make sure there was no problem, I bought one of those refillable thingys as well, but heck, there was at least a half dozen of those, so here we go reading each package again, keep in mind, each time I have to reed, out come the glass’s, and the small print may take me a while. I can read it, but it is much slower going than it used to be.

Okay, so now we have a keurig, a refillable thingy, 8 box’s of 24 kcups, we are set. And to boot, there is a sample pack included.

We get home, I am so proud, finally a keurig, I am sure they will be out of style soon, I thought. But still, I put away the flee market coffee maker that we paid 6.00 for 3 years ago, after our 135.00 grind and brew gave out after only 6 months. Let me add, the 6.00 one is the exact same model we paid 135.00 early for. I unpack the keurig, read the box again, browse though the manual, and put in a kcup from the sample pack, wow, just what I needed. I was in heaven. I love certain things and good strong black coffee(fresh) is one of them. Now is when the night mare begins and seems to never end.

I go and get one of the case’s of coffee my son got for me, and open it, 4 box’s of 24, wow, I was so happy. I open one and insert it, and walla, I get the dreaded oopps message, I was stunned, I rechecked all the box’s, reading every detail. Strange, I scratched my head and tried another, oopps message again, well now I am starting to Jones, I need another great cup of coffee. Ahh, I have the handy dandy back up refillable thingy, yep that is what I will do, another oopps message.

I am now getting irritated, I can see the potential for a nightmare to be. I reluctantly call the number on the screen, nice person finally answered, she explained how the labels were different, and how I needed this label and that. I rolled my eyes and thought you have got to be kidding. She said someone would call tomorrow(Monday) and make things right. I was dumfounded, what about my coffee, I want a cup of coffee. Called my son after and told him, he couldn’t believe it. In the morning, 3 am mind you, I get up, and used the carafe one, week tasting, didn’t even finish it. I go to a job, still no coffee, waiting on that phone call, all day I had to endure tela marketers calling, hoping each one was keurig. Finally, before heading to a new job, I stopped at racetrack gas station and got a cup of coffee, to hot to drink, set in my cup holder, of my nice clean never had a Styrofoam cup in it Dodge Ram. As I get on the free way, it flips out of the holder, and now I not only get no caffeine, I have coffee everywhere. I am getting kind of irritated now. See, I would normally take my thermos full of coffee, no Styrofoam cup.

I do the next job, and on my way home, go way out of my way to food lion, to get a box of kcup coffee, and a box of kcup tea. 20 bucks.

I come home and beet, I lay down for about an hour, only to wake up, and the new kcups don’t work either. Still no phone call back from keurig. Now im getting pissed. Called the oopps number again. Here goes the spew about all the different kinds and labels and on and on, finally she said she would get her supervisor, that didn’t work, and she said she would have her call me, finely she did. Here we go again, all I hear is the same old excuse’s, this color that color, I must have got the wrong box, she gave me a credit for 4 box’s, ½ of what I have and cant use, and guaranteed the tea box would work fine. Still without coffee, irritated to no end. We went to bed, got up this morning, got out the old coffee maker, because I now have come to the harsh reality, it will be about a week or 2 before I get my kcups that I ordered on line to replace less than ½ the ones that I have and wont work.

So, the wife gets up, you have got to be kidding me, the tea I just bought doesn’t work either, we have orange labels, white labels and non work.

So, here we sit, with no coffee or tea, and spent almost 400.00 so far, I cant take this back, if I do, I will be out over 250.00 just for coffee alone, let alone the gas and time it has cost me so far. And I still wont have coffee that I want.

Tim Herron

Owner Herron Farms,

Dawsonville Ga. 30534

706-531-4789

 

44,000 hits cant be wrong,

Posted by Tim Herron on September 14, 2014 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

at the day of this post, there has been all most 44,000 hits to this page, lots for information, information that I freely give. many follow with phone calls or emails.

many have followed with visits, and class's............................

what a great feeling for me, to know that I have helped set the seed, for self sustaiability. These numbers are not made up, like some people fudge the numbers, I have never added numbers to the hits. and dont have auto reloads.

good reading, gool luck, and may God bless each of you.

Tim

Have a Great Labor Day, weekend

Posted by Tim Herron 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.....

No shipping during the week of July 4, sorry

Posted by Tim Herron on June 26, 2014 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I dont like to ship in holiday weeks, seems like postal workers get slack. sorry for this inconveineance.

Spring time, has sprung

Posted by Tim Herron on June 7, 2014 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The last few weeks have been, very, very busy for me. I have found myself doing about 2 class's per week, aveage.

I would like to report, that I am getting rich from doing them, but the truth is, I give several free to summer school class's, VBS, and local groups. as long as they are local.

If you would like to schdule a group, to learn more about earthworms, vermiculture and the benifits, shoot me an email. most group price's avg 150.00 for local groups, can do here or there. We can adjust for gas or extra's if needed.

[email protected]



Safe pest control

Posted by Tim Herron on June 5, 2014 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth

very interesting, this is DE, and all I use.


here is what I and others used to use, sevin dust or spray, wow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbaryl

Georgia Trout stocking schedule 2014

Posted by Tim Herron on May 8, 2014 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

http://www.georgiawildlife.com/Trout%20Stocking

Georgia Trout stocking schedule 2014

Earthworms act as a natural filter, filtering out any impurities, chemicals, etc. leaving their castings 100% organic.

Posted by Tim Herron on May 6, 2014 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Benefits of Worm Castings

To see and purchase our Worm Castings Click here

Worm castings (a.k.a. worm manure, vermicompost, or worm excreta) are rich in plant nutrients, trace minerals and growth enhancers, and incorporating castings into the soil significantly increases microbial life in the root zone. Worm castings are extremely beneficial in that they stimulate plant growth more than any other natural product, enhance the ability of your soil to retain water, and also inhibit root diseases such as root rot. The humus in worm castings removes toxins and harmful fungi and bacteria from the soil. Worm Castings therefore have the ability to fight off plant diseases.

One of the best features of worm castings is you can use as much as you want without the fear of burning tender young plants as other fertilizers are known to do. Unlike other animal manure and artificial fertilizers it is absorbed very easily and almost instantaneously by plants. The amazing thing is, that while the nutrients are easily available they are at the same time naturally endowed with a slow release feature, causing the nutrient benefits to last up to 2 months! This benefit is put in place during the digestion process of the earthworm. As the organic matter passes through the alimentary canal of the worm, a thin layer of oil coats the material, later eroding over a period of 2 months. The best of both worlds, immediate and long-lasting benefits! Ordinary composts do not have this benefit, they are placed in the garden to enrich the soil and plants, the available nutrients are quickly leached into the soil as soon as rainfall occurs or irrigation systems are turned on. Vermicompost provides a time-released benefit, slowly nurturing the plants over a greater length of time!

Another natural benefit of worm castings is the ability to fix heavy metals in organic waste, which prevents plants from absorbing more of these chemical compounds than they need. The compounds can then be released later when the plants need them. A natural protection for plants set in place by the Creator!

You need only use a small amount in or around your house plants, vegetables and flowers, as the humic acid in worm castings are able to stimulate plant growth, even in low concentrations. Humic acid also stimulates the development of micro flora populations in the soil. The miracles of the earthworm are easily seen in the beautiful growth and yields of your plants. Extremely dark and rich in texture, tests on worm castings have shown the nitrogen content to be 5 times greater than ordinary topsoil, the phosphate 7 times greater, potash 11 times, and magnesium 3 times. Castings will not burn even when applied directly to the most delicate plants. Definitely the finest soil conditioner available. Great for use in your entire garden! Completely odor-free and 100% organic! Use for indoor plants, and container gardening, as well.

All these benefits and more:

  • Worm Castings improve the structure of soil.


  • Worm Castings increase drought resistance.


  • Worm Castings can reduce irrigation cost up to 50% by retaining moisture in the soil.


  • Earthworm Castings may be applied to phosphate sensitive plants.


  • Worm Manure promotes beneficial microbial activity that result in healthier plants.


  • Worm castings help reduce algae in greenhouses, ponds & lagoons.


  • Earthworm Castings cause no ground water contamination.


  • Worm Castings reduce the carbon in the soil and increase the nitrogen levels in a state that plants can more readily & easily use.


  • Worm Castings are completely safe to use around children and pets.


  • Worm Castings have no harmful chemicals.


  • Earthworm Castings are 100% non-toxic.


  • Worm Castings will never burn your plants, no matter how fresh they are, unlike other animal manures.


  • Worm Manure helps draw out toxins, harmful bacteria and fungi from the soil.


  • Worm Castings help prevent extreme pH levels.


  • Nutrients found in Worm Castings last up to 6 times longer than the nutrients found in ordinary potting soil.


  • Earthworms act as a natural filter, filtering out any impurities, chemicals, etc. leaving their castings 100% organic.


  • Worm Castings are a perfect organic and natural fertilizer with naturally balanced, high levels of minerals and nutrients for your garden.

from

http://www.stclareseeds.com/worm-castings/benefits-worm-castings.html


Does the "manure" from earthworms have to meet the same criteria as other manures?

Posted by Tim Herron on May 6, 2014 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

. Does the "manure" from earthworms have to meet the same criteria as other
manures?


No. According to the NOSB Compost Task Force, earthworm castings are “finely divided organic material produced non-thermophilically due to interactions between aerobic microorganisms and earthworms, as organic material passes through the earthworm gut.” It makes no sense that earthworm castings would have to meet the same requirements as manure. Otherwise, it would be a violation of the regulation to have earthworms defecating in your soil less than 120 days prior to harvest of a crop for human consumption if the crop contacts the soil.

The manure requirements at §205.203.c.1 do not apply to earthworm castings, as the language specifically says “animal and plant materials include: 1) Raw animal manure, which must be composted.” The NOP definition of manure describes “excreta from livestock”, which does not apply to invertebrates such as earthworms that are either native or used in soil building processes, and not raised “for food or in the production of food.”


from

http://newfarm.org/certification/050103/answers_print.shtml

free earthworm ebook and study course.

Posted by Tim Herron on April 17, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

http://www.gobookee.org/ebook/earthworm-dz2wzh/


free earthworm ebook and study course.

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 Tim Herron 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

Simple worm tea, http://herronfarms.wordpress.com/

Posted by Tim Herron on April 17, 2014 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Some very simple ways to make worm tea, Harvest worms, and make rain barrels.

http://herronfarms.wordpress.com/

I have decided today, I am going to set an example........all my employee's on staff, from now on will be paid 15.00 per hour. Thats only for new hire's.

Posted by Tim Herron on April 17, 2014 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I have decided today, I am going to set an example........all my employee's on staff, from now on will be paid 15.00 per hour. Thats only for new hire's.


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