Thursday, June 04, 2015

You can't compost an ebook

But you can certainly compost this, if you are so inclined. The #1 Gardening bestseller is now available in paperback for $9.99.

"This is a quick, easy read that will dump as much information as it possibly can into your brain in an hour or so. If you compost, buy this. If you want to compost, buy this. Don't buy some $20 how-to manual, just buy this."

"He makes it very easy and fun to grasp gardening concepts. He is very well read and has done a lot of personal experimentation. He has taken a broad range of information and distilled it into something cohesive and contemporary."



Anonymous Gecko June 04, 2015 1:11 PM  

My wife loved it. Now I have a lot more shoveling to do. Thanks, Seven!

Blogger guest June 04, 2015 1:27 PM  

Okay I bought it. It is about time it came out in a real book. The day I buy an e book, my kin can bury me with it. My vegetable garden is enjoying a Sabbath year rest this year. So I can read this book instead.

Blogger SirHamster (#201) June 04, 2015 1:31 PM  

After reading all the rave reviews from the ebook release, I was planning to buy the paperback so I could lend it to gardening friends and family. This was earlier than expected.

Thanks! Now to pad the shopping cart for free shipping ...

Blogger Double E June 04, 2015 2:12 PM  

Hey Vox, I have a Youtube channel about prepping/preparedness and homesteading. One of the topics I cover is composting. If you want to send me a copy I can review it on my channel . I have 20,000 subscribers so it should get a few more eyes on the book. Let me know.

Blogger David The Good from June 04, 2015 2:17 PM  

Very cool - much quicker than I expected.

Blogger VD June 04, 2015 2:23 PM  

Send me an email, Double E, and let me know if you prefer EPUB or MOBI.

Blogger slarrow June 04, 2015 2:26 PM  

There. Bought the e-book on the blurb, just bought the dead tree copy because it's Viidad. Well done, sir.

Blogger Double E June 04, 2015 2:36 PM  


email sent. Thanks.

Anonymous Nighthorse June 04, 2015 2:50 PM  

As much as I disagree with Vox Day on some things -- he is choosing some interesting books for publishing. I felt too many of them would be preachy Christian stuff. This book loooks like something Random House might publish. It'll be hilarious if Calista House ends up publishing a book that sells as much as Fifty Shades of Grey or The Hunger Games.

Anonymous Nighthorse June 04, 2015 2:52 PM  

Correction, Castalia House.

Anonymous Homesteader June 04, 2015 4:15 PM  

Bought the e-book several weeks ago. Great read. Did the goat head trick after butchering two goats last week. The new fruit tree should be quite happy ...

Blogger jaericho (#107) June 04, 2015 4:18 PM  

Done. I bought a house recently and I found out it came with a rhubarb plant. I'm hoping to expand that soon. Plus, I don't want to pay for the trash to take away yard waste. I know this book will help.

Anonymous JI June 04, 2015 4:27 PM  

Since buying this book, my wife and I have gone a bit compost crazy. No goat heads (yet), but big compost piles of leftover produce we get from the stores. We'll see how long till the neighbors complain...

Anonymous Homesteader June 04, 2015 4:34 PM  

Raise chickens on the leftover produce, and compost what's left.

We have the compost pile in the chicken yard. We bring the kitchen scraps down every evening. Happy birds.

Blogger Cail Corishev June 04, 2015 4:43 PM  

My compost pile is about half eggshells, since most everything else goes to the chickens. (You don't want chickens getting in the habit of pecking at eggshells. Some people crumble them up, but that's too much trouble.)

Blogger MycroftJones June 04, 2015 5:55 PM  

Great, buying my dead trees version today.

Vox, if things have settled down a bit, I'd still like to talk to you about publishing. I emailed you my phone number a couple weeks ago; let me know if I need to re-send it.

Blogger Gordon June 04, 2015 6:06 PM  

The problem with David's book is that you wander around the property looking at stuff and thinking, "where should I bury that?" If you're composting everything, then everything becomes a target!

I can't talk the wife into chickens. She's a farm girl, and her chicken memories aren't fond ones.

Blogger Gordon June 04, 2015 6:13 PM  

Vox, the Kindle edition and the dead tree edition are not linked together on Amazon. You might want to correct this, so that the paperback benefits from the good reviews posted for the ebook.

Blogger Nate June 04, 2015 6:19 PM  

Chickens are one of the absolute must haves as far as I am concerned. Just remind the wife that your chickens are more like pets than the production things she remembers

Blogger automatthew June 04, 2015 6:25 PM  

Tasty pets that poop shrinkwrapped fat and protein blossoms.

Blogger rycamor June 04, 2015 6:57 PM  

Ironically, I've found that the smallest chickens are the ones that behave most like pets. We had a bantam that was hardly bigger than a pigeon, and had more personality than the rest of the flock put together. Would sit on your shoulder and sing in your ear like a parrot. Every time I drove home it would fly down from the top of the house to meet me. And it gave us an egg a day, hardly bigger than your thumb.

Blogger VD June 04, 2015 7:06 PM  

Yeah, I owe you a call, Mycroft. We're interested.

Anonymous zeno the Puzzled June 04, 2015 7:39 PM  

5. David The Good from June 04, 2015 2:17 PM

Very cool - much quicker than I expected.

I don't have an acre in Florida and the house takes up 35% of the lot, so I have a Municipal Government approved compost bin. It is supposed to be rat proof, but rats have proven that not to be the case, from time to time.

Anyway, every once in awhile it becomes infested with red wrigglers, which is good, but after a short while, they all disappear somewhere and all that is left is dumb ass sow bugs and rabid fruit flies that want to go up my nose for some reason.

But the Dinky Worms don't stay.

Why don't they like me?

Sometimes I think maybe I should be compost.

Anonymous BGS June 04, 2015 7:53 PM  

I don't know if David covers this but you can set up a black soldier fly larva generator composter to auto feed chickens. If you have a pond or dam you might be ok with ducks or geese.

Blogger MycroftJones June 04, 2015 8:26 PM  

Vox, looking forward to it.

Blogger Nate June 04, 2015 9:08 PM  

wierd Rycamor.. my experience is the opposite. Batams have been a pain in my ass.. but normal cochins have been like owning dogs. They slide down the sliding boards and go for Doom Buggy rides with my boys.

Blogger rycamor June 04, 2015 9:27 PM  

Yeah, it was a weird little critter. It also liked to jump in my car whenever I got home. Spent the night there once.

Anonymous Lulabelle (68) June 04, 2015 9:30 PM  

Yippee!! I already ordered Awake in the Nightland for my husband for Father's Day.........Now I'll have this to give him also.
This came out in paperback sooner than I expected also.

Blogger David The Good from June 04, 2015 9:32 PM  


Good for you. Chickens are also some of my favorite composters.

Blogger David The Good from June 04, 2015 9:33 PM  

@ zeno the Puzzled

Worms are sensitive to heat, cold, pH and Billy Joel. I'm guessing you were listening to Billy Joel.

Sometimes they just don't stick around. Sow bugs still compost well, however.

Blogger David The Good from June 04, 2015 9:34 PM  


I don't cover it in this book; however, my chickens do love eating the soldier fly larvae.

Anonymous zen0 the Flummoxed June 04, 2015 9:45 PM  

I'm guessing you were listening to Billy Joel.

You don't expect anyone to admit to that, do you?

Anyway, thanks for the tip. After reading your book I expect I will be more prepared next time they show up.

Blogger JaimeInTexas June 04, 2015 11:05 PM  

Been composting since I read the book.
I am in a neighborhood, association and all. The jury is out still with regards to my wife tolerating. Ha ha ha. Does not matter.
My fence needs repairing and I have not been able to get in touch with the property owner. It is a rental property. So, I have not planted anything but I keep digging holes and filling them with organic goodness. Next year (latter this year?) I will have a great veggie garden.

Blogger JaimeInTexas June 04, 2015 11:09 PM  

BTW. The worm population exploded under certain mounds. If I decide to start fresh water fishing, I will have plenty of bait.

Blogger Feather Blade June 05, 2015 12:26 AM  

The e-book inspired me to tear open used tea-bags around the bases of my bonsai, and to dig worms out of my garden and put them in my potted plants.

I don't think the worms actually survived the transfer, but I expect the plants appreciated them anyway.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit June 05, 2015 5:30 AM  

Not only are e-readers too fragile for the back 40 (well, back 7 in my case) e-books make lousy gifts.

Thanks, Castalia House for making my gift-shopping easier.

Anonymous Anonymous June 05, 2015 9:43 AM  

I ordered mine. We preppers prefer non electronic books.
VFM 369

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