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Prickly Pear composting
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Hello,I just juiced 60 pounds of prickly pear fruit and am wondering about composting the seeds and pulp. I boiled them briefly and ran them through a food processor and then a food mill. I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by heather rutter Aug 21, 2015.

Chickens losing feathers
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I have 4 chickens about 6 months old that were all raised together as chicks.  We had a 5th chicken until about 2 months ago.  He was a rooster that we gave to a farm because of his volume.  So, our…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Suze Scott Mar 20, 2012.

citrus fruit in west valley
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We have 9 citrus trees that are covered in very yummy fruit, but can't possibly eat it all.  Does anyone know of somewhere we can donate it?  We hate to waste it.  I saw the gleaning day a few weeks…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Mar 10, 2010.

egg production
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I had a chicken lay two eggs on the droppings board under their roost this morning which makes me think it was quite early since they are only on their roost at night.  Both eggs had very thin shells…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by TJ Jul 25, 2010.


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We are looking for worms for our new worm bin. Does anyone have some they would like to sell or know of a good place to find some?
Thanks you!!

Posted on August 16, 2015 at 10:06pm — 4 Comments



We just planted blackberries and boysenberries and they will be on the same irrigation system as our garden which will be watered daily for 30 minutes. Does anyone have any suggestions about the number of gallons per day we should water?


Posted on March 8, 2015 at 10:31am — 9 Comments

Rooster needs a home


We have a beautiful Astralorp rooster that needs a new home. He is about a year old. We are willing to drop him off to you:-).

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

New fruit trees


We have planted 6 new fruit trees. A plum, apricot, pear, peach, Anna Apple and Dorsett apple. They are not bare root. We are on a drip system and were planning on a basin method but wondered if anyone could tell us how much water they should get and how often? Thanks

Posted on February 16, 2014 at 1:57pm — 7 Comments

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At 5:18pm on June 1, 2015, Kate Radosevic said…

you're awesome, Heather!

At 1:07pm on March 2, 2010, heather rutter said…
Thanks. I saw last week you had a program to donate citrus, but we are in far Northwest Phoenix and Mesa was too far to drive. We have 9 citrus trees covered in fruit and would love to donate it somewhere if anyone has any suggestions.

Thank you
At 11:39am on February 23, 2010, levi mason said…
welcome to the guild!

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