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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Bogtown Chick, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Coffee 1st

    Coffee 1st Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh I'm sorry to hear about your girl, hope she pulls through..
     
  2. Coffee 1st

    Coffee 1st Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do thank you for letting me have Porter and hanging on to him till I can get my little farm..
     
  3. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have raised pin cherries as an ornamental. I like the bark color and texture and the fact it has a relatively small mature size.
    I have abandoned them as a landscape ornamental due to the fact that they sucker profusely and quickly infest a large area.
    The fruit is colorful, birds love it and it makes good jelly.
    I don't know of any efforts to use it to develop hardy pie cherries.
     
  4. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Here is the tail end of a meal worm pupae I caught morphing from pupae to beetle.
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    kinda like someone trying to wriggle out of tight pants... [​IMG]
     
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  5. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    This reminds me I need to take down some fruit pieces to my little creepy crawlies in the basement.
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Another good one is Choke Cherries and even wild grapes if you can find some.
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    If I listed the breed "Swedish Hemorrhoid" [​IMG] I would get double secret probation again,,, Life it not fair...[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I have pin cherries growing here Cluckies, They are wild or volunteer. They make a great jelly.
     
  9. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep know choke cherries . I saw a wild grape vine on the other end of the property near the road . I will have to see if they fruit . Probably Vitus Riparia or river grape . It is said to be the most cold hardy . We have the wild summer grape here Vitis Aestivailis . I have tasted the Aronia or chokeberry . That is a real spitter .
     
  10. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I think I have the semantics of my hopefully soon to be pig pen figure out. I want to do a rotational grazing type setup. Here is my plan. A 100x120x100 trapezoid sliced into 4 fan pieces around a central hub. The central hub allows me to build a solid raised water tank and not have to move it. The pigs will spend about 4-5 weeks per paddock. I picked this size based on average 'square feet per pig per day ratios' based on several sources I read from. I got the hub and spoke idea from Smiths Medows blog but watered it down to my size. They do 26 half acre slices for 50-60 pigs moved every 2 weeks. Crazy!

    Anyways, water in the middle with a portable shelter and feed trough. Pigs start on one side and work their way to the other for easy fencing. I picked a trapezoid over a square as I don't think the pigs would make good use of a sharp point on the outside triangles. Adding 10 extra feet of fencing per paddock is nominal compared to the added usable area.

    I plan on using 3 or 4 strands of electric wire around the outside and 3 on the inside moving 'walls'. There will be a solid gate at the bottom center for entry
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