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Originally Posted by fuzzybutt love View Post

grow  rhubarb, and strawberries, of coursewink.png   the big cheap ones we see in the store from CA are grown with pesticides that are horrible...... Really, anything you can grow yourself or buy local is great!

 

 I always marvel at the houses i drive by that have many acres of land, that grow corn just to make silage to feed the cows, and the handful of cows they do have could just as easily eat off that land if they put in something else, and just baled what they needed to get thru the winter..... there is probably a reason, i just don't understand either. mabie all the rising gas prices will poke some people into trying "new" methods.  I know the rising chicken feed prices are making me rethink my "pastured poultry" approach, if i left them out all the time i would barely use any feed.

 

But, i only have a few and mine are dear to me. sigh.

 

Rhubarb and strawberries sound like a good start! I got some onions in the ground, blueberry bushes, and chives! One of my friends became allergic to strawberries and sesame seeds within the last few years because they spray them with a fertilizer/ pesticide, not sure which, that contains fish or fish hormones... She is very allergic to fish!

Gotta spoil those chickens!



 



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Originally Posted by chicken grandma View Post

 

thumbsup.gif       Organic eggs are $4.39 at the grocery store.  I am HAPPY to pay that price and more for backyard chicken eggs!  Because the eggs I have been getting from Snowflake are much larger and heavier than the eggs at the store and I know her hens are in the sun and eating grass. I would encourage farmers to charge at least $4.50 per dozen. Your eggs are truly worth that much.

 

Happy Chickens make better eggs!!!



 



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Originally Posted by EeyoreD View Post

Those rising gas prices will probably lead them to sell the corn for ethanol production and starve the cows.

 

Probably... Well, they could just feed them more dead cow... What is wrong with people???



 

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Originally Posted by BackyardFarmMom View Post
So watched it; learned A LOT!

 

Did not know that 70% of the corn that is grown in the US is used for feeding cows/pigs/chickens... only 30% of all that is grown is actually consumed by humans! That means if we actually fed cows/chickens what they were meant to eat... grasses/bugs/worms... we would be planting maybe 40% of the crop we grow now!! This makes the soil healthier and would result in less pesticides and fertilizers (If any).

 

One farmer in Virginia rotates cows, turkey, chickens, and wheat on his land. They all work together to make happy everything!!!

 

These "farmers" that have turned their farms in to industries are ruining the health of the land, animals, and humans... not to mention breeding super germs. I had no idea that there are sewage lakes from pigs. Toxic and unusable. Full of hormones and antibiotics!

 

One farmer had to kill his whole lot of pigs after he industrialized... they all had some form of respiratory issues and/ or diarrhea. After he converted back into a more organic farm, he saved $14,000 a year by not using antibiotics to treat the filth he had created among his herd!!!

 

Makes me angry that people think it is okay to do this and then sell this "product" to the public, and the public is unaware of the toxins they are feeding to their families! This nonsense should be ILLEGAL!!!!

 

Ahhh! I wish I had more land! What I would do with it...droolin.gif Oh, the things I would grow!

 

I guess my almost acre yard will have to do for now... what shall I plant????


Yes, and this is why we buy only organic and do not buy meat, dairy, or eggs. We buy as much locally as we can, and grow as much as we can ourselves, the only eggs we eat are the eggs from our own free ranging organic chickens. Many of the industrialized "farming" practices probably would be illegal if the factory "farming" industry, big pharma and producers of fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides didn't hold so much sway.

 

Even the white house "organic" garden was protested by Mid America CropLife Association, which represents Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and DuPont Crop Protection, and others.

 

It is also, I think, important to understand that these current factory farming practices, and the toxic bogs they produce, are not at all sustainable. They are going to have to come to an end one way or another.

 

Semi-recently, Hungary plowed down 1000 acres of corn found to be GM, I believe of Monsanto's, GMOs are illegal there.

 

Now, if only Monsanto would stop winning against small farmers whose crops have become infested with their nasties, usually completely undesired by the farmer, and in some cases really not desired, as is the case for any organic farm, that would be a start.

 

You can grow a lot on an acre of land, and if you decide to, here is a good list, if you are interested, of strains owned by Monsanto. This page is also a good resource.

 

 

 

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The entire thing is frustrating, and confusing, and there is a lot of misinformation out there, from both sides. It is difficult to wade through, and filter. Having been a vegan for almost 10 years before getting our own chickens and starting to eat our own eggs, I have always felt that PETA was my biggest enemy in the fight.  /sigh

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HEY! Leave Peta out of it. She's just an actress!

 

Oh, you mean that PETA.... 

 

There is a book in Barnes and Nobles, who has fairly decent coffee.... Even though I know Juise will totally disagree... HEEHEEE... Anyway, this book is called something like "Grow everything on 1 acre". Well, anyway, this book is about taking your measly 1 acre of land, and using it to grow all the produce you would need for the year. Also I believe it has a bit on raising chickens and using said chickens for bug control AND tilling. LOL. Since they will dig the crap out of your veggie beds big time, which turns the soil and compost for you at the end of the season, and the beginning too. You let them in before planting, and you will have NO weeds left that had started growing. Yup... I have no weeds in my planting box out front right now!

At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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Forgot to add... Monsanto is just trying to work on population control. I mean, look at the hundreds of Indian Farmers who committed suicide after using Monsantos crap, being trapped into contracts... SO the only way out and to free the family was to commit suicide. Population control. 

 

 

Ok, I know, that was really bad... But the irony is its seems to be a messed up sort of truth.

At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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Well, they haven't done a very good job on mine! @#$*%^* dune grass.

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Uh... Nova! You killed the thread! It was you. It was totally not me.

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Seriously, you guys are doing a pretty poor job of amusing me today.  Where'd everyone go?!

Seven American Buff Geese, Nine Muscovy ducks, Four chickens, Three Indian Runners, Three turkeys.  If I had a pear tree, I'd get a partridge.
Seven American Buff Geese, Nine Muscovy ducks, Four chickens, Three Indian Runners, Three turkeys.  If I had a pear tree, I'd get a partridge.
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I went to Grass Roots to get stuff for my pond. Also got a dozen tadpoles.

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This is awesome... found this a while ago but it stuck to the back of my mind.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/clever-tunnel-system-makes-chickens-do-the-gardening-video.html

 

This one mentions this site!!!

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/chicken-tractors-mobile-coops.htm

 

People spending strange amounts...on twine...

http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/1300-chicken-coop-williams-sonoma-goes-agrarian.html

 

All things FARMING

http://www.treehugger.com/tag/farming/

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