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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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
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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
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
Chickens for newbies selwyn's picture
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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
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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
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
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
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

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