Ducks return to the place they were brooded, much like the local salmon.

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Funky Chicken Coop Tour

The Funky Chicken Coop Tour®, founded in 2009, is an annual self guided tour held each spring on the Saturday of Easter weekend in Austin, Texas, by the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization the Urban Poultry Association of Texas, Inc. The purpose of this tour is to encourage city residents to raise chickens at home by demonstrating the many ways that chicken (and other poultry) housing can be incorporated into urban residence without violating city ordinances or creating a nuisance.

It’s been a tough week.

My neighbor, who is very sweet, as well as developmentally challenged, has a habit of coming into my backyard and leaving the gate open.  At least I think it is she who leaves it open... The gate is often mysteriously open after I meticulously close it, and I doubt the chickens know how to open the latch. I know she visits when I'm not home because I've found her there before.

Recently, I remarked on Facebook that I needed to thin down my flock of (then) 28 Ameraucanas because the cost of chicken feed was encroaching into the human feed budget. My friend Lorien Hoover sent me a link for Fermented Feed: http://naturalchickenkeeping.blogspot.com/p/fermented-feed.html

Native Texas Nursery (Wholesale)

Phone: 
(512) 276-9801

16019 Milo Rd
Austin, TX 78725
 

Native Texas Nursery has been providing high quality perennials, shrubs, and trees to landscapers and nurseries for over 22 years. 

We grow native plants and trees with a few non-natives that are well adapted to the Central Texas region.  Browse our catalog for more information on the species that we grow.

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Far South Wholesale Nursery

Phone: 
(512) 291-4648

1141 Penion Dr
Austin, TX 78748

Propagating Whatever We Want Since 2000

  ...including drought tolerant perennials, trees, shrubs, grasses, succulents and bamboo, specializing in varieties that thrive in Central Texas. We provide wholesale plants to the best landscapers and nurseries around Austin and Central Texas. Resellers are welcome to visit our sales yard during business hours, and deliveries are available for larger orders.

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Bluestem Nursery (Wholesale)

Phone: 
(817)466-2271

4001 Curry Road
Arlington, Texas 76001
Fax: (817)466-2293

Bluestem Nursery is a wholesale nursery specializing in ornamental grasses native or adapted to Texas, the Southeast, and the arid Southwest.  Our philosophy is "restoring nature through beautiful landscaping."

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Bastrop Gardens

Phone: 
512-303-5672

Deena Spellman
316 Old 71
Cedar Creek, TX 78612-9801

Business phone: 512-303-5672
Business e-mail: ladybutterfly@bastropgardens.com
Home phone: 512-303-5672
30-FLORA (512-303-5672 - an Austin, TX metro number) 

1/2-mile off Highway 71, 10 miles from Bastrop

Summer hours are 9 a.m.to 6 p.m. Mon. – Sat., unless it hits 100 degrees.  Then we close at 5 p.m.

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Native Plant Society of Texas

The purpose of the Native Plant Society of Texas is to promote research, conservation and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach and example.

The Native Plant Society of Texas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, funded by membership dues, individual and corporate contributions, and foundation grants. The Society is run by volunteers, working primarily through over 30 local chapters around the state.

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