"I agree with caution at major chain nurseries, but even smaller family owned ones. Make sure you are dealing with a knowledgeable tree person, not just anyone on staff. I remember when I went to Whitfield Nursery and the helpful teenage…"
I am looking for these varieties of mesquites and can't find them at any of the nurseries OR on craigslist right now. Preferably 15 gallon or smaller so I can get them in my car. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!DeniseSee More
"I wish I'd seen this a week ago. Have a huge olive tree that bears early to mid-October and would've loved to let you have the olives. My chickens eat some of them when they fall to the ground, but there are so many, they…"
"Oh my gosh! We have a property in the neighborhood that has (at least) 3 of these trees...older ones, that are loaded with fruit every year. Never knew what they were. What do you do with the fruit? Eat fresh, can, or...?"
"Heather, we've had our blackberry bushes for 3 years and got a decent crop this year. Neighbor's yard is half-filled w/blackberries, too. Ours also get water on a regular flood irrigation schedule that is a deep watering every…"
We've lived in Phoenix for over 20 years now and have had a garden - both winter and summer - for most of those years. I grew up on a farm in so. Indiana, both sets of grandparents had a farm and I really miss the good taste of fresh produce. My great-grandmother raised chickens, too, and the boys and I would like to try our hand at having some "in-town" chickens for eggs and fertilizer for the garden.
Yes, Denise, that's me! Lisa was in my class. Karen told me years ago that you were here, but I never took the initiative to look you up. She is in Indiana with her family. I see you are raising chickens. My fiance and I are attending a workshop to do the same on Thursday. We'll see if it works out. In what part of the Valley do you live?
Sorry I didn't respond sooner I had a heatstroke, I am still recovering. I do not live near you, I was asking how many you have, because if I have room for them I would keep them here to care for them. I can't remember but I think you had more than I could fit in my extra coop.
Yes, I think they are lawnmower wheels, $6 each at Ace. They are on a metal rod that is attached to the bottom of the coop. Pretty wobbly, but I'm not running races. I tried a nest box on the perches, but the girls didn't like it. As they are now free ranging all day, they have favorite spots in the yard, an old wood crate under a tipped up wheelbarrow and the "waiting not working" compost bin. Thank you for the compliment on the girl's behalf! They are such fun! Check out my description of "Chickens chasing Crickets" at www.azhomegrownsolutions.org
Saw your post on ordering chicks from Myron, I have ordered for three to go with my flock of four. If you look on my page, there is a description of my chicken tractor. You are welcome to come see it or ask questions online.