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Sheri Schmeckpeper
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Michelle S. Hawkins replied to Sheri Schmeckpeper's discussion Exploring a Milk Cow-op for fresh, raw, non-homogenized milk in the group Southeast Valley Permies
"Hi Sherrie! Lost your number.I have a car now. Please contact me 480-622-1350 c,480-947-0231 home. Michelle Hawkins"
Aug 2, 2015
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to Zaher Hajo's discussion To All You Bermuda Grass Control Experts
"Zaher, I would love a date palm. What variety did you choose? Your burmuda is doing its best to take over, isn't it? I would suggest you mow the bermuda so it doesn't take sun away from your trees while they're young. We've…"
Sep 5, 2014
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to Zaher Hajo's discussion To All You Bermuda Grass Control Experts
"Zaher, we've lived for 18 years with flood irrigation, burmuda, and fruit trees, which includes various citrus, apricot, and apple, as well as pecans and almonds. The best way to control the burmuda is with berms, but building berms around your…"
Sep 4, 2014
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to Joanna Benton's discussion maggots in my Australorp's vent! in the group Micro Livestock
"That sounds very likely! We've found screws and other amazing things in the gullets of our turkeys and chickens that we've butchered. I hope she can pass it quickly!"
Jul 24, 2014
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to Joanna Benton's discussion maggots in my Australorp's vent! in the group Micro Livestock
"The saline sitz bath sounds like a great idea. In aquaculture, fish parasites are more sensitive to salt than fish, so salt water is used to effectively dehydrate the parasites. I'm guessing this may be the same with the maggots. It's…"
Jul 23, 2014
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to K. Neil's discussion Mysterious chicken illness in the group Micro Livestock
"Sour crop can sometimes be the result of an impacted crop. Have you checked for that? If not, feel her crop. If it feels empty, no worries. If full and pliable, like silly putty, it's impacted. For an impacted crop give some olive oil - a few…"
Jul 23, 2014
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to Jennifer Wadsworth's discussion Upping our game and creating a more sustainable Phoenix metro area
"Just jumping in with some random thoughts... Random thought #1: We will be expanding our aquaponic gardening in part due to water use. Aquaponics uses far less water than raised or lowered beds. Random thought #2: Tucson is way ahead of the game on…"
Jul 10, 2014
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Intro to Aquaponics Class! in the group Aquaponics
"Thank you, Dr. Brooks. Aquaponics is one of the best gardening methods here in Arizona, and you get fish as well!  A full dinner from your own backyard. What can be better? Only a couple days left before class!"
Mar 26, 2014
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Is Backyard Aquaponics Affordable and/or Cost Effective? in the group Aquaponics
"Good morning, Dr. George! This is a great question because every person considering aquaponics should seriously consider this. Here's my take on it: Affordability is a personal matter based on one's income and other expenses. What's…"
Mar 18, 2014
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to Victoria Jordan's discussion Is anybody out there raising goats or sheep? in the group Micro Livestock
"We have three cattle (2 dairy and 1 steer) on our 1/2 acre pasture. We do have to supplement with alfalfa, but in the summer most of their food comes from the pasture. It's primarily bermuda with some rye and other odds & ends. We…"
Mar 11, 2014
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to Victoria Jordan's discussion Is anybody out there raising goats or sheep? in the group Micro Livestock
"We have a neighbor who has flock of boar goats. They're kept on a pasture and allowed in the front yard on occasion, because they do keep the burmuda lawn mowed. Every plant/tree is protected, though, because that would be their preference. We…"
Mar 10, 2014
L S Lloyd left a comment for Sheri Schmeckpeper
"Thanks for the update--My Basque hen started siting 4 days ago and since the rooster is gone, I've had to find another source and there is a fellow that works at Western Ranchman who has promised to bring me a few eggs tomorrow.  I am…"
Mar 3, 2014
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to K. Neil's discussion Need advice for hurt hen in the group Micro Livestock
"Thanks, Silvia! We need as many people as we can get to speak in favor of the bill, and to attend city meetings when they address poultry issues. Things went pretty poorly for Chandler last summer, but they are going well so far in Gilbert as they…"
Feb 24, 2014
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to K. Neil's discussion Need advice for hurt hen in the group Micro Livestock
"K, it sounds like you're doing all the right things. Personally, I would separate her so she doesn't have to compete for food or water and so other birds won't harass her. I would also clean the puncture wound with hydrogen peroxide.…"
Feb 24, 2014
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to K. Neil's discussion Need advice for hurt hen in the group Micro Livestock
"Since she pecks at food, I assume she can move her head up and down a bit? Does she move it from side to side? I assume she can walk and is pooping?   As Cathrine suggested, check her neck. You should be able to feel all the vertibrae lined up…"
Feb 24, 2014
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to L S Lloyd's discussion need a broody hen or use of an incubater.. in the group Micro Livestock
"Hi, Jay! Good to "see" you again!"
Feb 12, 2014

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About Me:
I spent the last 15 years in higher education and technology/distance learning. I then left academia to start our educational mini-farm at our residence. We now run classes in a variety of topics related to food production and natural living.

We now have a 600 gallon aquaponics system inside a greenhouse with breeding tanks and nursery indoors. We also have 33 chickens & 3 turkeys, a dairy cow with calf and a dairy goat.

For pets, we have 2 dogs and a cat.

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At 1:58am on June 30, 2015, Bruno Serra said…

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At 8:47pm on March 3, 2014, L S Lloyd said…

Thanks for the update--My Basque hen started siting 4 days ago and since the rooster is gone, I've had to find another source and there is a fellow that works at Western Ranchman who has promised to bring me a few eggs tomorrow.  I am sorry your hens gave up on the project but we tried.....:-)  No big deal--it was an experiment after all.

Linda

At 5:39pm on November 4, 2013, Becky said…

Sheri,

I was wondering what you had worked out for your milk.  :)

Becky

At 5:50am on April 17, 2013, Treasa said…

Hi Sheri I was asked by a friend to give you her email address Her name is Joy Howell she is trying to start a cow coop and was wondering how yours was doing.  Her name again is Joy Howell and her email is joyszoo@netzero.net  Thier farm is up in Golden valley AZ

At 3:25pm on December 4, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…

Hey Sheri,

Couple of questions for you:

I have 3 almost 6 months old Muscovy drakes.  Might you be interested in a swap where you take the 3, and bring me back a dressed one?

Other question, I would like to buy some duckweed from you.  Might you be able to drop it by, whenever you are in Tempe?

Thanks in advance,

Lis (pronounced Liz, just a funny spelling)

At 11:28am on September 19, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…

Sheri,

I'm looking forward to your bug class!  Will you have bugs available?  Might you be interested in hosting a local producer of BSFL?  Before or after the class?  If its not acceptable by the 'rules',  that's ok too.  I just found out that a gentleman I've been working with on AP stuff has some for sale.

Lisette

At 10:26pm on August 28, 2012, Sofia Pace said…

Thank you, Sheri.  I wasn't aware of the difference between the two kinds of worms.  Can a pound of red wigglers ($25!) generate a decent amount of compost for a vegetable garden?  Thanks!  Sofia

At 8:04am on August 28, 2012, Sofia Pace said…
Hi Sheri,
Boy, you've got me excited now!!  I'm going to try to make it tomorrow night.  But I'm not familiar with the Tempe Transportation Center.  I looked on the Permaculture site, but maybe I'm not looking in the right place?
Thank you,
Sofia
At 8:02pm on August 27, 2012, Sofia Pace said…

Hi Sheri,

I was thinking of taking your Kitchen Worm Composter Class, but there's just the two of us and I don't know if we would have enough daily scraps to keep the worms happy.  We do, however, have a vegetable garden and wanted to find out if you sell worms or if you know where I can get some.

Thank you,

Sofia

At 7:58am on May 14, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…

Sheri,

Sorry to be so slow in answering!  You asked for ideas and my brain froze up ;-)  On a slightly different idea, I noticed you are teaching an AP class in Tempe.  Would you like to offer a tour of my place, maybe after class?  I am located about a mile from where you are teaching.

Lis

 
 
 

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