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I don't know acceptible to others this would be, but I just introduced a RIR poult to my flock and found one of my older poults in my flock immediatelay started "beating her up". The youger spent the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Brown Jun 22, 2012.

 

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Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Robert Brown's discussion Shading a vegetable garden in the group Soil Builders
"Ah - found Jacq's note "I bought the bags from Momento Coffee Roasters in Tempe. They are only $5 each and they have lots of them.""
Apr 14, 2014
MaryMcP replied to Robert Brown's discussion Shading a vegetable garden in the group Soil Builders
"I don't know Catherine.  Someone else (Jacq I think) was talking about the burlap sacks.  Any coffee roaster should have them available."
Apr 14, 2014
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Robert Brown's discussion Shading a vegetable garden in the group Soil Builders
"Mary is it Lost Dutchman? http://www.lostdutchmanroasters.com/"
Apr 14, 2014
MaryMcP replied to Robert Brown's discussion Shading a vegetable garden in the group Soil Builders
"erniee, you need to find a coffee roaster, they will have burlap bags to sell.  I know there is one in Tempe, don't remember the name now though."
Apr 14, 2014
Robert Brown replied to Kari Spencer's discussion Lambs for sale? in the group Micro Livestock
"Kari,  I don't know of anywhere to get a lamb.  However I have an unusual need.  Our church is starting a vacation Bible School beginning next Tuesday evening.  One of our themes includes having farm animals for the kids…"
May 21, 2013
jeff lauffer replied to Robert Brown's discussion Eggplant in the group Soil Builders
"I have the same variety. Mine are not turning orange but I have had varieties turn yellow before, it sounds to me like you have waited to long to pick them. Pick one and cut it open and see if it is really seedy. My Black beauties didn't get as…"
Jul 1, 2012
Martha Bayer Harvey replied to Robert Brown's discussion Eggplant in the group Soil Builders
"Sunburn. When the seed packet or the nursery says "FULL SUN" they are NOT talking about Phoenix in late June July August or even September. These guys need some shade from about 10 am to around 4pm or even 5 or 6. Lots of stuff falls in…"
Jul 1, 2012
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Robert Brown's discussion Eggplant in the group Soil Builders
"If the flesh inside looked okay, see what you think after tasting them.  Depending on a lot of factors, a reported "huge" fruit may not get that big.  My white eggplant a couple of years ago gave me some huge and some…"
Jul 1, 2012
Robert Brown replied to Robert Brown's discussion Eggplant in the group Soil Builders
"   I think you are probaly right. There are still (4) Eggplants under leaves that are only the size of a tennis ball that are still black.  Those that turned orange a maybe twice that size.  I picked three of those and cut a…"
Jul 1, 2012
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Robert Brown's discussion Eggplant in the group Soil Builders
"I'm guessing a combination of sunburn and age - the fact they are "not fully grown yet" makes me think sunburn. But, I wonder if they simply got to the size they were going to get to.  Egg plant should be picked while it is…"
Jul 1, 2012
Robert Brown added 2 discussions to the group Soil Builders
Jun 30, 2012
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Robert Brown's discussion My garden in the group Soil Builders
"Good for you, Robert - post a picture of how you used them? I'm sure a lot of folks would like to see what you did."
Jun 29, 2012
Robert Brown replied to Robert Brown's discussion My garden in the group Soil Builders
"  In case any of you areinterested in getting a cheap source of plant shading:  I went to Home Depot last night and bought 80" x 80" burlap squares in the garden section.  I have no idea how long th3ey will last, but they…"
Jun 28, 2012
Robert Brown replied to Robert Brown's discussion My garden in the group Soil Builders
"  Hi, Aaron,  I'll get back with as soon as I get my camera back from my daughter in San Francisco. Maybe a day or so.  I have chickens as well and are enjoying them immensely.  I'll send pictures of them as well."
Jun 27, 2012
Aaron replied to Robert Brown's discussion My garden in the group Soil Builders
"Hey Robert,   I think you have a good start, I use straw for mulch and after awhile it just seems to go away. I have a ? about your watering system. What would you do different? I've been contemplating one for my garden but I am still in…"
Jun 26, 2012
Robert Brown replied to Robert Brown's discussion My garden in the group Soil Builders
" Anthea,  I have not planted any trees yet.  Plastering the wall could be interesting!  My trellis stands two feet away from the wall. I have faith that my next crop will be abundant. I got all the 3" tree support…"
Jun 26, 2012

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76 year old retiree. Grew up on large farm in Michigan. Still love the soil and animals.

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Does any one have ducks, geese, goats, sheep or other small animals that they would like to share at at a Vacation Bible School.  We want to display them during a week long evening event beginning ne…

Does any one have ducks, geese, goats, sheep or other small animals that they would like to share at at a Vacation Bible School.  We want to display them during a week long evening event beginning next Tuesday  evening May 28th.  Our Church is located in Glendale (43 Ave and Glendale).   We have a safe display area under cover attached to our…

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At 9:42am on June 5, 2012, Nick Mayes said…
Not sure I just have the humming bird feeder over the aquaponics barell so it just goes straight into the system. So I'm not exactly sure how long it would take to fill a gallon bucket. Maybe I will set up another one to find out. I also have a bat house that I use the guano from to add to my compost pile.
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