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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees!  

 

Welcome  backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, beekeepers & composters!

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If you like to dig in the dirt, plant & prune, grow food & flowers, or sit and watch as someone else does your landscaping, you'll find something here to discuss!

Selected topics, in no particular order:
Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

Discussion Forum

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8. 21 Replies

Design with Nature

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 6. 0 Replies

Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Nov 6. 1 Reply

Permaculture, John D. Liu

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 3. 8 Replies

Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Nov 3. 2 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 2. 4 Replies

A texas garden I never thought I would see!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 30. 4 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 10 Replies

What the heck is hugelkultur? How does it save water?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 8 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on June 1, 2013 at 7:35pm

Joan, I can't kill any animal.  I can't eat them either.  But I don't judge others who do, and I don't see a difference between eating a rabbit or a chicken.  My partner, dogs, cat, and chickens are all higher on the food chain than I am!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 1, 2013 at 2:48pm

Sentient, I asked the dietitian about eggs for protein and she does not have the concern about eggs that was widespread a few years ago. It seems the chemicals are the friendly ones ... I can't remember their names, but it has to do with animal oil. The only thing that even sounds good to me for protein is scrambled or hard cooked eggs. 

We have a local mom and pop restaurant, Gordy's, that makes the very best fish soup, and it fulfills all my taste needs as well as providing protein and settles my stomach. I probably mentioned before that after my first surgery in the morning, Laura, Laurie and I went to Gordy's for lunch because the only thing that sounded good was his fish soup ... he calls it something else, but it is fish soup. Most Wed. after chemo, we go there, and I have my fish soup and they have some of the finest dishes I have ever eaten. They have only about a dozen tables in that little space. 

Jaymie

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 1, 2013 at 2:19pm

OOPPSS, you are making stew. Well, different story, same rabbits. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 1, 2013 at 2:18pm

Sentient, are you able to take that cute little bunny rabbit, knock it in the head, slit its throat and drain the blood and save it to make blood meal, pull the skin off and set it aside to treat with salt for making mittens, cut up that nude little body into pieces, dip it in buttermilk, eggs and flour, salt and pepper, and drop each piece into the cast iron skillet and watch as the muscles contact and appear to be alive? 

Bon appetite!

Comment by Daniel W on June 1, 2013 at 9:39am

Patricia, you inspired me to plant some more melon seeds.  We'll see how they do!

Comment by Daniel W on June 1, 2013 at 9:39am

Joan, the borage seeds will be planted today.

Randall, I hear rabbits make good stew.  A trap, some nice brassicas in the trap......  some carrots, turnips, and fresh garden herbs.....

Comment by Daniel W on June 1, 2013 at 9:37am

Joan, the free range chicken eggs are so much more "eggy".  The yolks stand up around the whites in the skillet, and the whites are not runny.  The yolks have a orange color, instead of pale yellow.  With those differences, there must be nutritional differences too.

Part of my recovery is to eat more protein.  Milk products cause me more problems.  I can only eat so much soy.  So it's more eggs.

We are working on some thoughts of how to use the hens to clear more areas of lawn for wild flowers.  Too much work for me.  The hens destroy a section of grass quickly, rendering the soil soft and fertile.  And the grass and weeds turn into fertilizer and eggs.

 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 1, 2013 at 7:14am

To Joan: I followed up on your "googling". I think the one gal had voles. Nobody mentioned that vermin. I've got 'em. But I'm betting on rabbits for my problem. Fences are working. I've never heard of borage--but then again, I've never heard of a lot of things! Thanks.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 30, 2013 at 11:08pm

The dietitian recommended free range chickens and showed reports that reveal the difference between free range and caged chickens i yoke content. It was amazing. I have been buying free range for several years, but I would like to see the source of my eggs. Will contact people tomorrow for more information. We have a wonderful organic shop and I know they will lead me to information.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 30, 2013 at 10:24pm

Sentient, Borage is a wonderful plant. The bees and hummingbirds visit, huge bumble bees love it. it has a delightful blue flower. When it goes to seed in the fall, just pull the plant,  give it a good shake where you want next year's growth, compost the plant and let nature take over. It grows about two feet wide and high, on somewhat flimsy stems. They flop over in a rain storm. 

It is a perfect plant for a natural setting. If the plants get messy looking, just yank them out, compost them, and save at least one growing for seed stock. 

 

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