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July 2009 Blog Posts (10)

Healthier Eggs - Study Finds Pasture Eggs more Nutritious!

I'm sure many of you know that the eggs from your backyard flock are much healthier than the conventional factory-farm egg, but now we have some indication of how much better!

Testing done by Mother Earth News in 2007 concluded that most of the eggs currently sold in supermarkets are nutritionally inferior to eggs produced by hens raised on pasture.

Compared to official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, eggs from hens raised on… Continue

Added by Liz & Dan on July 29, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Composting Presentation


Greetings All --

Attached is the PowerPoint presentation for my Composting workshop. Drop me a note and let me know how your composting is doing.



Added by Vynnie McDaniels on July 29, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Help me ditch the Bermuda

Much as I wanted to attend last week's program on this topic, I was unable to do so at the last minute. So, I'd like to ask those who did or are already "in-the-know", if you would share some bullets of what to do when.

I close on a house this week and the lawn has been established some 30+years. Thatch is obvious and pushing up the front walkway. I'd be much ablidged. Thanks.
Mary Ann

Added by Mary Ann Zoeller on July 27, 2009 at 6:47pm — 2 Comments

Chicken Raising: Tips and Solutions

Are you tired of getting eggs that taste anemic, with shells that shatter as soon as you touch them? The truth of the matter is that the eggs that you get in the grocery store usually come from chickens that are treated horribly; it is no wonder that the eggs that they produce are substandard! This is why more and more people are looking into raising chickens at home, and if you have ever considered chicken raising, now is the time to start. Even if you live in the city, a quick check of the… Continue

Added by Suzie O'Connor on July 21, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

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

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

Added by Philodice on July 16, 2009 at 10:09pm — No Comments


Well, after more than 15 years, I'm back to canning. A dear friend helped me process my largest crop ever of Golden Dorsett apples. Between us we made 7 quarts and 14 pints of apple sauce and butter - some with plum and some with rhubarb. YUM. I also dived into my mother's apple cookbook and tried Senagalese soup from Club 21 in NYC - a cold soup with curry and chicken. We'll see how the family likes cold soup. I still have more to go and will be drying/dehydrating some apple chips and perhaps… Continue

Added by Dana on July 12, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Plants are going good. Loving the heat..

I found 2 hungry cherry tomatoes on my tomato plant. My malabar spinach is doing wonderfull. It's starting to get taller. It has been small forever. It's in full sun now,and loving it.

Added by Melissa Rennells on July 5, 2009 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Growin' On

Well the harvest tally for June is in, a measly 20 odd pounds. ;-( Because I was really sick all of April and the first part of May, that certainly didn't help things out. And still working out succession planting for my area. But now with the really warm weather, especially warm nights, things are really taking off. Lima beans have hit 11 FEET & STILL going, the squash is running, the jicama have finally quite pouting and are starting to run. Lots of big green paste tomatoes for later and… Continue

Added by Mary Hysong on July 3, 2009 at 9:58pm — No Comments

at a stand still on my yard work.

I have been busy with the move and all. I hope that the one of my grapevines hasn't died. I had them in a shaded area on the east wall . I missed their due watering by 2 days, and one looks a little peaked. So I moved them to a more shaded location and watered them. I think I saw new growth, but I'm gonna keep a close eye on them.

Added by Melissa Rennells on July 3, 2009 at 11:55am — No Comments

How to Raise Chicken in The City!

Many cities are allowing residents to keep a few chickens in their yards now that the economy is getting tougher. This means that more people have a chance to grow their own fresh eggs. Why is this better than what you get in the store? Store eggs are often several weeks old by the time we get them, and they are not as nutritious. Chickens raised in cages on commercial feed produce eggs that are lacking in many nutrients, while chickens raised in your backyard with access to fresh air, greens… Continue

Added by Suzie O'Connor on July 2, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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