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Quail Food
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I'm looking for advice on what to feed Coturnix quail.  We are getting set up here to raise them but am having a hard time sorting through all the advice on what to feed them. Any advice, input or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Silvia Messmer Oct 23, 2014.

Sonoran Desert Toad
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A friend and neighbor found a Sonoran Desert Toad in her yard this weekend.   She does not feel comfortable letting it stay (they have dogs and a small child).  I was excited about possibly…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady Apr 18, 2013.

Lambsquarters ID
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Has anyone tried collecting and consuming wild Lambsquarters?  We found what (I think) is  bunch in the garden and thought it would be fun to cook it up.  I am just a bit unsure about identifying the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady Apr 8, 2012.

Any Lacto-Fermenters out there?
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I am in the process of fermenting my first batch of sauerkraut.  Since I shredded the cabbage too fine, it was floating on the top of the brine.  I tried to mitigate this by covering the whole thing…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Birgit K. Oct 23, 2013.

 

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Silvia Messmer replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Quail Food
"I use 26% Turkey starter mash year around for breeders and chicks.  Going too low on protein in my experience will start feather picking and eggs will be smaller. Make sure you offer oyster shell free choice at all times!"
Oct 23, 2014
Chelsey Lynn replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Quail Food
"Get the 22% flock feed at shoppers.  It's in an orange and white bag.  I think it has turkeys and ducks on it. It's around $22. You can also use chicken feed and supplement with cat food.  The second option grosses…"
Oct 14, 2014
Sarah, Arizona Hobby Farm replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Quail Food
"You need to provide them with a feed that gives them 30% protein.  I have found a turkey starter mash that provides 30% protein by Kruse feed company.  Several feed stores in the valley carry that brand, but may not have the turkey starter…"
Sep 24, 2014
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Quail Food

I'm looking for advice on what to feed Coturnix quail.  We are getting set up here to raise them but am having a hard time sorting through all the advice on what to feed them. Any advice, input or resource suggestions would be much appreciate!!See More
Sep 23, 2014
Birgit K. replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Any Lacto-Fermenters out there?
"I haven't read through all the pages in this thread, but I thought I'd add my two cents worth on inexpensive supplies. For small and large batches of lacto fermenting you can use mason jars. Not only can you make airlock caps easily and…"
Oct 23, 2013
Birgit K. replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Any Lacto-Fermenters out there?
"I generally reuse the brine of pickled vegetables. Like you said - strain out the herbs and seeds etc. and then reuse a good portion of it for the new batch. I don't think I've ever used all of it, but that's mostly due to me using…"
Oct 23, 2013
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Any Lacto-Fermenters out there?
"Glad you like the idea too, Judy!"
Jul 20, 2013
Judy replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Any Lacto-Fermenters out there?
"Fermented condiments, who knew? Thanks for sharing the link, some interesting stuff there!"
Jul 20, 2013
Judy replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Any Lacto-Fermenters out there?
"Catherine, that sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!"
Jul 20, 2013
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Any Lacto-Fermenters out there?
"Grace and all - I went to look this recipe up and found the site is gone, so I went looking for an alternative and found this one.  I putting the recipe here and also the link to give proper credit. Our Family’s Traditional Hummus…"
Jul 20, 2013
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Any Lacto-Fermenters out there?
"I know this is an old thread, but since there were so many happy comments and sharing I thought I would add one more sauerkraut use idea. Sometime ago Richard of Polish Goodies (who helped me understand how in my first attempt to ferment…"
Jul 20, 2013
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Sonoran Desert Toad
"Sad for your youngest but good for the toad :-)"
Apr 18, 2013
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Sonoran Desert Toad
"It would be a courtesy to ask first, Nichole.  As you say they are native, so they probably won't object."
Apr 14, 2013
MaryMcP replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Sonoran Desert Toad
"Maybe this is like the gopher (?) that sees his shadow......a wet spring and summer??"
Apr 14, 2013
Powell Gammill replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Sonoran Desert Toad
"Kind of surprised it is out and about.  I had one living at my place for years, but haven't seen it in a few years.  It wouldn't show up until the monsoons hit."
Apr 14, 2013
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Nicole Reeves's discussion Sonoran Desert Toad
"Nicole, I would take it to the Riparian Preserve.  Their toxicity makes them really unsuitable in any yard with children and pets."
Apr 14, 2013

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SAHM of 3. Passionate about music, my kids and my faith. Love meeting new people and learning new things.

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At 10:48am on December 12, 2010, Rachel said…

Thank you so much Nicole, it was great to meet you guys as well! I'm glad I could be of some help. :)

At 2:43pm on July 8, 2010, Tina S said…
Thanks! Hopefully I can turn this brown thumb green!
At 6:55pm on April 21, 2010, Grace Marie Newton said…
Thanks, I am not new to gardening, but I am new to desert gardening. I am learning from my mistakes.
At 12:23pm on April 17, 2010, levi mason said…
Welcome to the guild!
At 7:10pm on April 16, 2010, Ericka said…
Welcome!
 
 
 

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