Hello everyone! My name is Leslie Melnyk and I live in Kathmandu. This is my second winter reading session and my 4th session in general since summer 2015.
This time I’m choosing to use this winter reading challenge as an opportunity for continued education and I have no list–just going with the flow. I’m going to stick mostly to semi technical books and am going to make use of a library that has volumes from the 1980s. I love agricultural systems–particularly “old” or “outdated” ones that are now being reincorporated scientifically into sustainable ag. So, I’m going to try to find out more about livestock, cover crops, food storage methods, and intercropping specifics as they have traditionally existed in Nepal and other countries in Asia.
The first book on my non-list was published in 1981 and is about fodder trees in Nepal. I’m interested in fodder trees because their use seems like a great vertical use of space that can feed livestock from a small landplot. What I like most about this book is that it includes charts of flush and pruning times monthly by common fodder tree as well as nutrient content and the major warnings against feeding too much of one type of tree, also by tree. They break down the trees into weight by dry and wet biomass as well.
If anyone is interested, I’ll take photos of some of the pages that show the information 🙂
HAVE A GREAT READING SESSION!!!!!