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Anyone selling laying hens?
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Started with planting trees, then our children discovered rainwater harvesting and begged for chickens. Next permaculture venture: find out if it is possible to have all parts of a garden be successful in a season. Someday: greywater harvesting and solar hot water.

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At 12:27pm on October 7, 2009, Tami Staas said…
I have a friend that is making them as a fundraiser. She uses burlap instead of nylon netting, so they are much more biodegradeable.
Here contact info is : Barbara Halden (
Just tell her you know me.
At 12:24pm on October 7, 2009, Tami Staas said…
Yes Monica, I am the garden goddess formerly from Desert Marigold.
How do we know each other?
At 11:49am on July 27, 2009, Angela Rawlings said…
yes, as you can see in my photos, I am also co-existing with the bermuda in my garden for now. I pull it by hand every now and then, and it doesn't seem to be affecting my plants too much, and it has stopped growing as much near the melons and squash since they are spreading out and shading everything:)
At 11:16pm on July 26, 2009, Angela Rawlings said…
Sounds like we are in the same boat....darn that bermuda
At 2:21pm on May 16, 2009, Lisette Volkmar said…

Thanks for the compliment on my front yard mascot! I share your pain with Bermuda. Do you have chickens? My girls like grazing on the Bermuda, the only thing it is good for.

At 12:29pm on April 28, 2009, Windlord said…
Thanks! Good to be here.
At 3:40pm on April 18, 2009, Beth Kramer said…
By the way...I was thinking it might be neat someday if all the chicken folks got together for a coup tour or something. Maybe an omelet breakfast...those of you with layers could supply the eggs & those of us with pre-layers could supply the other stuf. Just a thought, it would be fun to see other peoples coops & exchange ideas :)
At 10:13am on April 18, 2009, Beth Kramer said…
I bought the feeder from C&C Hatchery, where I bought the chicks...its soooooo far away from me...he said they also sell them at Walmart (I bet only in more rural areas though)...I am on my way to Scottsdale Livestock to pick up organic feed ...I will check there for you :)

I had the mason jar already, it makes such a cute feeder doesn't it...feels like what grandma would have done. :)
At 10:43pm on April 14, 2009, Rene Schnog said…
The plants between the grapes and corn are artichokes
At 6:06pm on March 24, 2009, Bill Kisich said…
Just a little stress. I know I can kill it if I have the time. It takes about 45 days. I have many times. With bio-remediation it takes a little longer.

The stress comes from three ladies who want to garden now and who I fear will expect me to weed the new garden later this year after the Bermuba has taken over.

I'm thinking of either digging it out (digging down 8" - 12" x 4' wide and 8' -10' long (I'm tired just thinking about that), or building 2' x 4' x 24" tall boxes on skids (I think this is what Dom Titmus was suggesting in the forum).

Although the boxes will cost more and take more water to keep the plants happy, I can move them around and The girls can get started sooner.

I need to research it better, but I don't know how dangerous the glysophate is the people, gardens, and / or livestock. I have used it many times to kill bermuda before I found out about bio-remediation.

Gotta run, dinner is ready and I'm starved.

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