"I have a ton (well not really) but a lot of dried safflower that I can harvest seeds from. I will be checking some in soon! Love it!! I have a question, if the seed is older (I have a bunch of beet seeds, too) should we do a germ test on it before…"
"I second the arugula. You can plant it year-round, it germinates quickly, and it adds so much interest to salads, soups, sandwiches, etc. Also radishes, basil, loofah, Armenian cucumbers and I'itoi onions."
"Jan you should check with Vanessa Rice, who you should be able to find with a search on the VPA site. I took her chicken processing class about 8 months ago and it was very helpful and informative. I don't know if she teaches turkeys but maybe…"
"I wanted to throw another resource in the pot here. As you will see, they are geared more toward longer-scale disasters such as peak oil, climate change, etc. But the basics are the same. In any disaster situation we are talking about lack of…"
No problem, happy to share. Just a suggestion though, if you don't already know your neighbors, this may not be the first impression you want to make. This topic really scares the crap out of some people who have never let…"
Grew up mowing lawns in Illinois, got a botany degree at ASU in 98, organic farmer, school garden teacher, and home gardener for the last 10 years, now a stay-at-home mother of 3 kids, one with special needs, with a small garden maintenance business on the side.
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I only teach classes and yes we have all of the equipment that you would need to butcher your own birds and we typically rent the gear out (plucker, scalder, killing cones etc..) to people that have attended our class. We do not allow participants to bring their birds to the workshop as want to keep a "closed herd" and transporting the birds here to our property from yours will somewhat defeat part of the purpose of NOT stressing the birds out on butchering day. The classes that we teach are hands on workshops and when a person goes through the 3 - 4 hour workshop they are more than capable of butchering their own birds without our help. My next class is scheduled for the first week of January the exact dates are yet to be determined. The class is 25.00 and if you wish to purchase one of the organically raised birds that is an addtional 10.00. I only take 12 people per class so if you are interested the best thing to do is send me your email address and let me know how many on your end (just you or you and your husband etc) will be attending. Vanessa