For Earth-day I decided to keep all the trash with me throughout the day to see what I use and where I can improve. I was surprised I had as much as I did, but also surprised how much was recyclable (See graphic). My hat is off to Phoenix for how much they take as recycling.
Other surprises: I paused as I reached for the paper towel to dry my hands in the restroom. The K-cups were obviously not recyclable as I was sipping the coffee. (Do they make a single serve…Continue
While trying to get a picture of one of the younger girls taking a dust bath, curiosity got the better of one of my barred rocks. My girls make me smile every day!
So I am hitting the 2 year mark on my rabbit project. I have not posted in a long time so thought i would update my
bunny blog. So when I began this I started with a couple of NZ meat mutts. good breeders but they did not get as big as the breed should. In other words they never did reach senior weight. I waited to breed until they were over eight months old and they only got to about 7 pounds. The breed should reach 9-12 pounds. OK so then I got interested in American blues…Continue
As with any project we did a lot of research and talked with as many people as we could find about Quail. It was interesting to find that there aren't very many in the valley who have embraced this alternative to chickens. I grew up raising chickens and very much enjoy their eggs but have come to the understanding that quail are cleaner, take up less space and are much quieter. Living in a cookie cutter suburb they are perfect. Nothing in most HOA guidelines specifically prohibit quail.…Continue
I know it seems kind of early to start thinking of summer, especially with this cold snap. But summer is right around the corner and our beautiful supply of fresh lettuces, spinach and other tasty winter greens will soon be replaced by squash, corn, okra and the other summer gardening favorites. But does that mean we have to give up on the idea of salads and other cooked greens from the garden? NO!! Well, at least not entirely... we can't grow lettuce during the summer…Continue
Hello fellow Permies,
Did you know about the fantastic video section on this website? We have an entire series on food preservation created by Purdue University titled "Putting Foods By" by Sue Berg from the Monroe County Extension Service and Stephanie Solomon from Mother Hubbard's Cupboard demonstrate different ways of stretching your food dollar and preserving food in your own home with the following techniques:…Continue
hi all! bryan at the green house farm here, just wanted to show some pictures of this years fruit tree pruning efforts ... the goal of this home orchard is to have trees that are a maximum of 8' high so we can reach / service (prune + net + harvest) the tree from the ground ... in order to do that, dwarfing through pruning was implemented see dave wilson's website for additional instructions ... all of these trees are on their 3rd bare root / winter spring season:
1st year -…Continue
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