Permaculture Tips and Tricks

Welcome to Permaculture Tips and Tricks - please post your tips here Also feel free to post comments and let folks know if you like or dislike the tips and if they have been useful for you

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Chickens for newbies selwyn's picture
selwyn
Check out this cool video for newbie chicken owners at http://www.groworganic.com/omega-3-chicken-forage-blend-irrigated.htmlShe does a really nice job of summarizing how to get started with chickens...read more 05/3/2013 0
Chicken Tractor selwyn's picture
selwyn
Build a chicken tractor for your yard so you can direct the efforts of your chickens.  It keeps them safe and you can get them to clean up areas of weeds or other vegetation by positioning the...read more 08/16/2009 0
Farmers Trees selwyn's picture
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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
Chicken Vets selwyn's picture
selwyn
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
Controlling mites and lice on chickens selwyn's picture
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This is one way to control mites and lice on chickens. The chickes can be reinfected by wild birds visiting your coop. They are easy to get rid of. Buy (any pet store including HEB or any online pet...read more 01/8/2013 0
Fire Ant Control selwyn's picture
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Here are some interesting ideas for fire ant control in the back yard:From Dale Barnard:I had billions of fire ants throughout a compost pile and tried all the liquids mentioned, from boiling water...read more 05/12/2014 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
Organic Gardening Rules Kirsten By Tom Harris, Ph.D.The Hill Country GardenerMalcolm Beck is a San Antonio organic gardening guru who is known all over the country. Over the last 50+ years he has developed six basic rules for...read more 08/4/2013 0
Soil Amendments Kirsten When we create organic gardens we usually add rock dust and other things to make the soil better for gardening. These amendments are intended to support the soil food web, rather than harming it.The...read more 07/21/2013 0

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