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Our new "blending" toy

Post  sfg4uKim on 4/7/2011, 4:33 pm

Here's a picture (I hope) of my business partner Jerry & I making "Mel's Mix". Yesterday I was joking with him about needing a cement mixer and today . . . look what he showed up with!

Yesterday we bagged (18) 2 cf bags of mix and today we did 22 . . . in about half the time!

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Post  sfg4uKim on 4/7/2011, 4:40 pm

Oh well, guess I didn't understand the directions for posting a picture. LOL

Anyway, we got a 5 cf electric cement mixer.

It blends BEAUTIFULLY! First we make our blended compost - 1 bag each of LeafGRO, mushroom compost, humus & chicken manure and finally composted cow manure and put it in a pile. Then we use a bucket of vermiculite, a bucket of peat & a bucket of our blended compost and it makes a perfect 2 cf of mix.

We're able to just slip a bag underneath the mixer & dump it in.

If you have a large quantity of Mel's Mix to make, it's really worth it to rent one.

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/7/2011, 4:51 pm

Kim, take that link and surround the whole thing with the "img" tags. It should look something like this...

{img} blah blah blah .jpeg {/img}

only instead of the squiggle brackets, use the real ones.... [kdkd] and [/kdkdk]
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Post  sfg4uKim on 4/7/2011, 5:17 pm

That didn't work. All it gave me was a small blue rectangle with a ? inside of it.

LOL guess y'all will have to use your imaginations.

Does it make a difference that I'm using a MAC?

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Post  middlemamma on 4/7/2011, 5:20 pm

I don't know but I think you are missing 1/2 your link...there is no http://website.com/ <<<<< after this comes the /username blah/blah/blah stuff.
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Post  sfg4uKim on 4/7/2011, 5:29 pm

LOL too impatient to figure it out right now.

This isn't the exact model, but here's a similar one from amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Cubic-Portable-Cement-Concrete-Mixer/dp/B000NWWQ5C/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1302211726&sr=8-6

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/7/2011, 5:47 pm

ksroman wrote:LOL too impatient to figure it out right now.

I'm pickin' up what you're puttin' down there!
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