My son Chad and his friend Jay Martin had some friends with cats. Jay and his girl friend Kristie Lyle enjoy cats. In the conversation, a product called catnip or Nepata Cataria was mentioned. If you are not familiar with catnip, Its Wild, Cats Love It. Catnip is a form of mint that when dried and around most cats makes a cat put on a show. The cat jumps, runs and plays joyfully for a period of time. More information about the product can be found on our website http://www.cheapcatnip.com/ an in the links here on KPD.
This group of adventurous people had no property with which to grow produce in large quantities. Jay and Kristie grew some around their lawn and on a window ledge. This was enjoyable but left them unable to produce larger quantities.
Jay had cloned some plants that we planted near but not in the family garden area. The terrain, soil and water table was not sufficient and cost us many plants the first year. As Thomas Edison said, we did not fail, we just found another way that would not work. The process began slowly at first.
KPD has several acres that needed cleared anyway. I used my Ford 860 tractor to remove small trees. By chaining the tree to the hydraulic lift, raising the lift and driving backwards a short distance, the trees were removed and saved the top soil. Driving backwards was to prevent the tree from leaning down and forward onto the driver. A dozer would remove so much soil needed for sufficient nourishment. After using a turnover plow and a pull type disc to condition the soil, we moved the remaining plants from the first area to the “catnip patch”.
Each year the seasons have begun with pulling unwanted weeds from the catnip plants. This is done by hand as we do not want this contamination in the plants. We try to provide pure and healthy catnip to our many customers. Then the space between the rows are cultivated with a rotorytiller. Some times we have needed to haul water to our plants during extremely dry times. My son, Chad and I cleaned out an abandoned spring along the road to the catnip patch. Chad spent many days lifting the heavy muck from the wet area. We had to dip out the incoming water as we removed the dirt. Chad carried sandstone rocks from the nearby creek and built a wall around the spring for permanent stability.
KPD now has about four hundred catnip plants that we provide catnip for cat lovers around the world. Also you can go to our links page to learn more about catnip and for other cat related information. This website is hosted by Chad and Jays company, Honest Networks.
The catnip patch lies nestled within a wooded area near our private campground. There is a sitting bench that we made from sawing a fallen willow tree log into half. When we get tired, we just set on the willow bench and tell big stories. Almost every time we sit for a few minutes we will see several male and female cardinals along with blue jays. This area is over three hundred yards from the nearest roadway and remains rather quiet. Often a mother deer will meander near by and check us out. We often talk about quality of live. This is nice.
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