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Coturnix quail wanted.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel May 29, 2012.

Container gardening...opinnions about types of containers?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David Parkin Nov 8, 2010.

New container garden, more pit gardening, and recreating the sonoran desert continues.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Philodice Nov 1, 2010.


These are the doves of our lives.

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Kate Radosevic commented on Philodice's photo

Wild style Bee Block

"What size are your holes in these bee blocks? I know of a woodworking class that's making bee blocks and they're looking for tips as to what size holes suit our bee populations here in the Valley. "
Sep 8, 2014
Rachel replied to Philodice's discussion Coturnix quail wanted.
"I don't hatch during the summer (too hot). I will have more baby quail in the fall, probably late September."
May 29, 2012
Hector Nevarez replied to Philodice's discussion Coturnix quail wanted.
"do you still have any quail left i know this is a bit old but i was intrested in buying a few  "
May 29, 2012
Rachel replied to Philodice's discussion Coturnix quail wanted.
"They are hatched and ready to go. Prices are 8 for $20, 18 for $40 or 40 for $80. I'll PM you my phone number."
Mar 23, 2012
M. Cameron O'Dell replied to Philodice's discussion Coturnix quail wanted.
"Sounds great, please contact me when they are ready and I'll come pick up a few  :)"
Mar 16, 2012
Rachel replied to Philodice's discussion Coturnix quail wanted.
"They will be mixed colors, the last batch were mostly browns. Four out of five of the possible parent roosters were browns, the hens are mostly browns, a few whites, goldens, tibetans and tuxedos though. I'll post an update when the hatch…"
Mar 15, 2012
M. Cameron O'Dell replied to Philodice's discussion Coturnix quail wanted.
"I would like to buy  a few, are they jumbo? brown or ?  I have a lonely one and would like to get it friends earlier than the next batch will hatch."
Mar 15, 2012
Philodice replied to Philodice's discussion Coturnix quail wanted.
"I'll just have to buy more and hope then."
Mar 15, 2012

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About Me:
I raise white doves. Currently housed is one mated couple, Sanjaya and Sugar, one single cock, Zoltan, and the 5 offspring of the mated couple. These are Cream, Oshala, Salt, River, and Aracelli. While I really can't tell the gender of the young doves, the names are fairly random. They fly to me and eat out of my hand, which is nice. I also care for 3 adopted pigeons.
I have three pet chicken hens.
My chickens and doves started this gardening urge. Good manure is powerful stuff and I want to use it.
I'm a Reiki Master Teacher.
I had at one point EMT and CNA credentials, and a degree in human anatomy. Natural and herbal medicines is a passion of mine, and I've done at least a year of research on applying that knowledge to Avians. I can help with sick/injured birds such as chickens, doves, pigeons. Currently I'm working up to teach a possible class in alternative medicine for the micro livestock in our lives.

Recent rescue and rehab of a terribly injured baby dove.
Only natural remedies such as colloidal silver and Neem were used to save this tiny life.

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New location for Bird Care information.

If you raise doves or pigeons for Micro livestock, I have posted the free pigeon and dove care and rescue book for easy viewing here:
Pigeons are a great part of permaculture. They add a pulse of life to the garden, and free manure.
Duck Care, Rabbit Care, and Chicken Care will also be uploaded. It is a site for fiction works but I could not find one for non-fiction posts.

Posted on January 31, 2010 at 8:06am

Free ebooks on the care of doves and pigeons...

I didn't write these...but I love them.
Care of Pigeons
Care of Chickens

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 10:09pm

Scary little thing called LIFE!

I have discovered LIFE in my garden. All kinds of life forms, of a variety that dizzies me. I cannot identify or quantify it. Plants, animals, and insects seem to be settling in. Wasps, spiders, bugs...

I have harvested squash, fished my first egg out of the chicken coop, and taken pictures.

All this life seems to have attracted the Gila woodpecker, emerald hummingbird, gamble quail, inca dove, mourning dove, finches, love birds, lizards, and an astonishing array of feral… Continue

Posted on May 31, 2009 at 11:38am — 6 Comments

Rain! It is rolling off my roof and traveling to Basin garden!

Looks like my rain harvesting plot has succeeded! It is coming off my roof, down an incline in the soil, right into my pit garden. Raised beds can't do this, baby!

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 6:54am — 2 Comments

Garden Success!

The infiltration basin is larger, because I got some volunteer digging to help me out for Mother's day! And I planted a nectarine tree in it. A forest of bird seed plants is growing, and I am thinning it and feeding the plants to the chickens, who love sprouted birdseed with all their beaky little hearts.

A pile of squash plants is growing as well.

My hot tub is all plugged in and chugging away, and oh so nice to soak in.

I'm wondering if I should shade the tree.… Continue

Posted on May 10, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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At 9:10pm on April 14, 2009, Beth Kramer said…
Hi- Your dove's are beautiful !!!
I also just noticed an old post of yours from Nov or Oct of 2008. In it you mention C& C Hatchery. I just spoke wth the owner on the phone the other day. What did you think of the place, I haven't been out there yet? I am probably going to get my chickens from there. Also, I saw in another post something about you having an E-Book on bird/chicken care. Where can I get your book. I would love to learn more about natural methods to care for chickens.

Thanks !
At 7:23pm on November 11, 2008, Melissa Rennells said…
I have been looking at your pictures for a month or so now, and I DIdn't realize this was you. How funny!
At 10:19pm on November 8, 2008, Melissa Rennells said…
well, I know that's going to go in the compost. Perfect fertilizer.
At 2:38pm on October 8, 2008, Shaun said…
I just read you want to do some "ninja-planting" Im down
or, I'm up, down, around the corner, no where to be seen (<.><.>)

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