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  •  Fascinating diary: Thanks. (6+ / 0-)

    Writing style difficulty understanding.
    I tried a little experiment with biochar year before last, took a portion of my weeds and branches and made a small fire adjacent to a larger brush/wood pile I had covered with dirt.
    The smolder found a small path into the larger pile, and it burned for over a week, smoldering. At the later stages it started collapsing and there was a large void of orange coals, extremely hot. I tossed more dirt on to slow the burn. It finished mostly as charcoal, and I put a compost pile on top, mixing charcoal into the compost. It's excellent stuff. I assume I had a net carbon gain in that experiment.

    I'd rather have a buntle afrota-me than a frottle a bunta-me.

    by David54 on Sat Mar 31, 2012 at 10:11:04 AM PDT

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