"Hi, the bark of the tree is it's protective coat. If you are wanting to attempt a tree revival the goats should stop eating tree bark. On any tree it can cause excessive wounds that don't heal properly, inviting insect and microbe inside.…"
Hi all,Last year my red baron peach tree died and we lost a main scaffold branch on my desert gold peach tree. This year, I've noticed some new insect damage on other trees. I'd like to get this problem sorted out before we have any other losses. After I let the goats go to town on cleaning the the bark off of the red baron, I saw some obvious damage in the wood from something munching on it. Borers? I can post some pictures of the various damage spots on the trees...but wanted to throw…See More
"I grow blueberries here. They do fine, if you do this:
-Get the right variety
-Container plant ONLY
-They need acidic soil, so plant in equal parts compost/potting mix/peat moss...Then add in some elemental sulfur to soil
-Put in morning…"
"Eh, I don't believe that to be true. We've had chickens for years now, and we also keep Nubian dairy goats. My chickens have had an enormous amount of milk, kefir, whey, and failed cheeses over the last few years with zero ill…"
"I agree with Rachel on the thermometer thing...I really don't think they are necessary. It's far better to watch their behavior. If they are avoiding the warmth of the light like the plague, you know it's too warm. …"
"If your hen isn't broody at the time of introducing the chicks, it very well may end in catastrophe. My best suggestion is to raise the chicks separately and then introduce them when they get bigger. "
I'm Bethany, a breast cancer survivor, a wife to an amazing husband, and SAHM to three great kids. I am interested in all things relating to homesteading, and living life in a more simple, self-reliant way.
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I am glad they are okay and they should multiply and give you some good fertilizer soon. Kids do like them, I think worms have a lot of personality. They make a great class project if you have a teacher willing to have them in the classroom. The book "Diary of a Worm" is a cute book if you haven't discovered it yet. I find the library has most every book I hear about and want to read. Good luck with the worms and your health. I just saw a terrific program on Vitamin D and how essential it is for adults and kids, the info is at vitamindhealth.org. The Dr. who did the program had spent years of research on this and it was a big one for treating cancer and the disturbing thing is that most people and animals are deficient in it. Go see Food Inc. we went to the preview last night and it is an important movie. Chris