New Zealand – Wednesday, March 17

There are pictures on the internet of my time here.  Check them out.

Peter took me to an air strip where they were loading a plane. I think I got some pictures of the loader in action. The plane takes just a few minutes to drop the load on the hills. He is guided by a GPS signal so he knows where the last pass was.  From the time he lands untel he Is taking off again is less than one minute and in this case he had 1 and 1/2 tons of powder in the load.
The system can change the productive capacity of the grass because we will have measured the soil with a test and know the trace elements that are lacking. The load in this case had a blend of Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Copper, Cobalt, and Manganese. One of the fuctions of Manganese is to allow the water molecule to split into an H+ and an -OH ion so it allows immediate action following a rain. Where there is a deficit of Manganese, grass will not grow and grapes will not set on the vine so we can work miracles.
The three trace elements are the ones we found needed a bit of a boost. Peter says the yield of grass will be a dramatic increase and the rate of gain of the animals who are grazing more than pays for the cost of application.  
Raymond Burr told me that on his farm he was able to get up to 20 tons of dry matter of prairie grass annually. Remeber there is no cost of making the hay. The cows harvest it. They also spread the manure. When the soil is right the bacteria, worms, and bugs activity finish the job of spreading the manure. So the cost of machinery to harvest the crop is exactly zero! There is no need for shelter.
The really GOOD thing is that my legs are once again suntanned. They may go through the entire winter here without a frost so the grass can actually grow 365 days a year. This is a wonderful place to live. The people are really friendly and there is seldom any news of Obama so that is a good thing too.
I keep wishing I had Chris Taylor here with me to see some of the wonderful things I get to see.
I am having the time of my life!!!! I am treated like visiting royalty.
more later doc bob the cow doc
Tell Luella I love her and cerainly appreciate being able to make this trip.
I will come home when it warms up and I will never spend another winter in the icebox where we live.
I had an error on the last note so I don’t know if Tim Nasseff gets my note or not.

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