Icelandic Eiderdown - Quality of Nature

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Ducks Trained to Manage Rice Paddies in Thailand

A listener to my podcast turned me on to this video. I would love to get a word for word translation but his boss is Thai and here are the basics. This farmer trains his ducks to do this work It takes two months of training before they are ready. He hires out their service to rice farmers The ducks enter rice field three times per rice growing cycle. They eat insects that are destroying the rice and then fertilize the crop with their manure. Back at the farm they lay 500-700 eggs/day in rainy season and 2000-2500 eggs/day the rest of the year. Quite a feat of organic, sustainable method combining farming and animal husbandry. If anyone can translate the entire thing and send me a transcript with time stamps I will make a full version with full subtitles.

Eider Duck Egg & Smoked Trout - Quick Outdoor Lunch

Fried eider duck egg & smoked trout cooked on hot brands washed down with French press coffee, was quick to do, filling & very tasty. Eider duck eggs are very nutritious, harvested early eider ducks relay so its a very efficient way of harvesting, hope you enjoy....

Eiderdown duvets - from the rough nature of island straight into your bedroom

documentory about the harvesting of eiderdowns - the different steps of cleaning and the following production of high end eiderdown duvets

The WORST things about living in Iceland

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Nebraska retiree uses earths's heat to grow oranges in snow

Winter temperatures in Alliance, Nebraska can drop to -20°F (the record low is -40°F/C), but retired mailman Russ Finch grows oranges in his backyard greenhouse without paying for heat. Instead, he draws on the earth's stable temperature (around 52 degrees in his region) to grow warm weather produce- citrus, figs, pomegranates - in the snow. Finch first discovered geothermal heating in 1979 when he and his wife built it into their 4400-square-foot dream home to cut energy costs. Eighteen years later they decided to add a 16'x80' greenhouse in the backyard. The greenhouse resembles a pit greenhouse (walipini) in that the floor is dug down 4 feet below the surface and the roof is slanted to catch the southern sun. To avoid using heaters for the cold Nebraska winter nights, Finch relies on the warm underground air fed into the greenhouse via plastic tubing under the yard and one fan. Finch sells a "Citrus in the Snow" report detailing his work with his "geo-air" greenhouses and says anyone can build a market-producing greenhouse for about $25,000 or "less than the cost of a heat system on a traditional greenhouse".

Eider farming and down collection in Iceland is based on centuries-old traditions. A unique relationship has developed between farmers and wild eider ducks. An Introdution to the eider, its history and production of eiderdown goods.

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