Permaculture Tips and Tricks

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Automating Your Poultry Coop (De Rerum Automatica) Kirsten Kibi78704's (Kirsten's) Preface:Treadle Feeders:  Last year, when I started raising chickens, I saw this article on how to build a treadle chicken feeder, like the one advertised at  http://www....read more 08/11/2013 0
Cleanup small oil spill Guest (not verified) If you ever have an oil spill or really anything that isn’t an elemental poison (lead, mercury, cadmium, etc.) in an area near where you’re growing food drench it with molasses and water or, if it’s...read more 08/25/2010 0
A Southern Night story Kirsten Growing tomatoes in the hot, humid south is an intricate dance of planting in raised beds to avoid floods, dodging diseases and beating the heat. But, the rewards are huge. I spent a decade growing...read more 07/25/2013 0
Mesquite Pod Harvesting Kirsten Honey Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) trees often get a bad reputation because of their thorns. They are very useful trees, with high-protein, edible pods that can be made into flour for human...read more 09/1/2013 0
The Sunny Side of Cooking solar cookbook now available Guest (not verified) What if there was a year-round method of cooking that was low cost, powered by sunlight, non-polluting, and easy to do even in college dorms, apartment balconies and off-the-grid locations?There is:...read more 01/8/2013 0
Possible to raise chickens without feed? Kirsten BTW - My chickens have been living on H&H Non-Soy Layer feed for a few months now. They love it.  Because the protein supplements have been semi-pelletized, there is less waste than when I was...read more 07/25/2013 0
Solar Cooking Tips jnazak The solar oven is sort of like a crock pot that needs no electricity! You can slow-cook all sorts of dishes in it -- meat, fish, vegetables, rice. You can also bake cookies and bread. But the solar...read more 01/10/2013 0
Use the Sun To Heat Water for Washing jnazak Using a large, thin-walled black pot, you can have hot water in a couple of hours on a sunny day, even without a solar oven. (And with the solar oven, it is even quicker.) Water-heating is one of the...read more 01/9/2013 0
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I gathered together some recent messages from the austinperm listserver:Kirby commenting on permablitzes:Each blitz usually consists of us building 48 to 120 linear feet of berm and swale, planting...read more 07/17/2013 0
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Here are some recommendations from the austin poultry list for Avian Vets so you can take your chickens in for help.  Thanks to Carla for this.My local vet in San Marcos is not an avian vet, but he...read more 08/9/2013 0

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