You were well received at Glendale. Lots of praise! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with others. We'll have to plan some more classes when you have time. Karen and I can then break it down into workshops and…"
"While organic and GMO are different as HL says, under current organic rules, certified organic seed can not be GMO contaminated. Secondly, people are not intentionally selling GMO seed to consumers. As a farmer, you have to agree to not save seed…"
"I'm interested- it may take me a moment to decide about the meat part (I've only ever processed quail before, so anything larger than that and I'd be out of my league for sure!) But I'm always interested in animals whose manure…"
"Give them a little calcium as others have suggested but quail do have a tendency to lay a soft-shelled egg every once in awhile anyway so don't be alarmed if you see one every once in awhile.
Quail almost always lay in the afternoons;…"
"If your birds are laying decently throughout the summer, you're doing an acceptable job of keeping them cool enough. It would be unusual to have a bird be completely normal and running around hours before she died and have it only be heat in my…"
"It is possible. I've never heard of a black RIR. You should not let a hen go broody during this weather; it gets excessively hot all puffed up in the nest box. To help break broodiness, normally, you can put her in a wire bottomed cage with…"
I paint, have chickens, quail, tilapia (in an aquaponics system), gardens, fruit trees, solar panels, rainbarrels, preserve food and create alternative-powered appliances (at varying levels of success). I love heirloom seeds and have a bit of a hoarding/coveting problem with them. Here's my art website: www.rachelbess.com and here's my permaculture/urban homesteading blog: rachelstinyfarm.blogspot.com.
You were well received at Glendale. Lots of praise! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with others. We'll have to plan some more classes when you have time. Karen and I can then break it down into workshops and demos. I don't think I"m ready to teach a class as comprehensive as yours but we did get a lot on the history of seeds at Native Seeds Seed School. Thanks again. Kathy
Was in your chicken class last year and am looking for just 2 chicks for our backyard. Live in a community so want chickens that are on the quieter and friendly side, if thats possible, lol. Do you have any advice on what kind and where to find only 2? I was thinking orpingtons, but if you have other suggestions that would be great!
thanks for the friend request. yes i do alot of hatching quail a chickens both. corturnix and buff orpingtons mostly. i also raise new zealand white meat rabbits and boer goats. heres my info and thanks again :).
Rachel...are you still selling worms? like the kind we could use in a worm bin. a group of mom friends and i want to help our kids get started on vermiculture. we haven't made the bins yet...we're still trying to figure that out too, but I remember you saying something about having worms at your quail class. thanks :) hope all is well (oh and by the way, i happened across your art work when I was trying to look up your contact information. Very cool!) Danica