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The success was hinging upon an actual crawl off, up the ramp and down into the bucket. Well it has happened 3 different times now and I haven’t seen any yet come out the drip hole at the bottom

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And the chickens are satisfied with the results too

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Here are a few current pics.

The passion fruit will be 8 weeks in the middle of July. Not sure why the one is shrinking and wrinkled.

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The Anna apple

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And two Dorsett Golden apples

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The pineapple doesn’t have a fruit stalk yet but a sucker is coming out from the base

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This creepy spider was on the Barbados Cherry bush and some very tiny flower buds are starting to form

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And finally a Valencia orange, which seems way behind where it should be for this time of year.

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So I finally put this out a week or two ago and looked yesterday to see larvae crawling around. It is full of coffee grounds from Starbucks and then things like cucumber peels, home coffee grounds, chicken fat and other misc kitchen scraps and topped off with a layer of cut grass. The flies seem to like laying in bins with just layers of grass over any cardboard laying spot I give them on the underside of a roof. A Tupperware lid from Goodwill (the bottom half is being used as a watering hole for bees) that is nearly perfect size keeps excess rain out. Here are some photos.

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And collecting the leaching liquid

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I had just dumped a cup or two of rain water that had collected on top of the lid.

I’ll have to see how the crawl off ramp works before I declare total success

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