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Jeanne Tavares's Blog (2)

Free Ranging HennyPenny

I'm approaching the 2 year mark of my initial chicken keeping venture. My original birds had petered down to 8 birds and I found someone looking to sell off 8 pullets between 4 and 5 months old. Thinking that with an evenly divided population between the first birds and the newer birds, harmony might be restored in short order, I went forth with trying to blend the flock. The rooster immediately tried to kill all the new pullets, so I butchered poor ChickenStu. It took about a week for the…

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Added by Jeanne Tavares on September 22, 2011 at 7:09pm — 7 Comments

Growing potatoes in hay

In a recent issue of Backwoods Homes, there was an article about growing potatoes without any soil, but simply planted in hay. Has anyone here ever heard about this before? Any experience with this? I'm planning to try it. I made a sizable berm of a hay/straw mix that the horses trampled into the dirt, then peed on for good measure, about a month ago. Then I bought a small bag of fingerling potatoes from the grocery with mixed colors of potatoes. I washed the potatoes to remove the… Continue

Added by Jeanne Tavares on March 16, 2010 at 4:06pm — 30 Comments

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