Any the wiser? Does this help?
First the tops of the bottles are cut off and then inverted into the bottle a yeast, sugar, water mixture is added to the bottom of the bottle which releases C02 which attracts the mosquitoes, they fly into the bottle through the inverted top which acts like a funnel and either drown in the sugar solution or get disorientated and can't fly out. It works too but Ian reckons we need about five in the area of the barn to make an impact on the numbers and so as bottles become available they get converted into mosquito traps.
Now for construction number 2 from last week. Here is the finished article
solar dryer for our fruit and vegetables. Now all we need is a bit more sun, it worked quite nicely for the first day and then it has rained ever since. Even on a cloudy day though it does still get respectable temperatures, but it could do with just a little more heat then it will be brilliant and it will save us some electricity in the summer. The rails are for trays which still have to be constructed but at least it can get working on herbs hung in bunches.
|Ian putting the chicks into their new|
|Our broiler chickens are getting quite big now and have|
definitely put on a lot of weight this week. I guess now
they have their all feathers they can concentrate on
|No idea what the flower is but it sure is vivid|
|Fence posts all ready for driving into the ground|