Day 8 of conditioning your straw bales video

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Joel Karsten:    It's day number 8. We need another quarter cup. Take a seat somewhere near your bale, sprinkle your quarter cup of fertilizer evenly across the top of the bale. Again, it's not super important how you apply it, just end-to-end, side-to-side, try to get it as...

<p>Joel Karsten:&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;It&#39;s day number 8. We need another quarter cup. Take a seat somewhere near your bale, sprinkle your quarter cup of fertilizer evenly across the top of the bale. Again, it&#39;s not super important how you apply it, just end-to-end, side-to-side, try to get it as even as possible. Now take your warmed water, cold water from yesterday that&#39;s been in a bucket over night. Fill up your watering can. Like I said, you only need about half a gallon or so of water, a gallon and a half maybe. Sprinkle it on your bale. This day number 8 bale is going to be cooking really well. You&#39;re going to see nice, warm temperatures inside.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;For those of you who don&#39;t have a thermometer, use your meat thermometer, right here, your hand. Just stick your hand, stick it down in the bale. Oh, it&#39;s nice and warm down inside there. It feels much warmer than my body temperature. In the middle of that bale, it&#39;s probably 110 degrees or so. It&#39;s nice and warm. Towards the top where we can put our thermometer probe in, probably not quite as warm as it is down in the middle of that bale. It&#39;s nice and warm. It gives you a good indication that the bale&#39;s really cooking, that bacteria&#39;s really growing.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Don&#39;t over water. One gallon is all you need. That&#39;s it for day number 8. See you tomorrow for day number 9.</p>