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Forum: Animals 05-01-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By harvester
Re: Sexing young chicks

vent sexing for one who is not experienced at it can result in bruised and/or fatally injured chicks.
Since you are not in a real hurry to tell what the chicks are then you can wait until you see...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 05-01-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,343
Posted By harvester
Re: Which breed of chicken to get?

the chances that any chicken should need air conditioning is pretty rare unless you are getting commercial heavy meat breeds.
My chicken of choice is the speckled sussex. Even for your situation...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 05-01-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,540
Posted By harvester
Re: sore teats

yep, thats what i do. kids raised on their mothers, esp. boers do much better and fatten faster than bottle raising. a future breeder, i preferr to bottle raise just because they are so much easier...
Forum: Pets 04-30-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,896
Posted By harvester
Re: Big rabbit problem

are cottontail rabbits on the agenda during hunting season?
If they are not a sport animal then your fish and game warden is full of shi$#%%$#@.
if they are, well....they have to catch you first.
Forum: Animals 04-30-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,573
Posted By harvester
Re: Chickens Pecking

overcrowding.
Forum: Livestock/Horses 04-30-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,540
Posted By harvester
Re: sore teats

its not uncommon to separate kids from their dams early and bottle raise them instead. especially a buckling that was intended to be a future breeder. I commonly sepparate my kids from the moms at...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 04-30-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By harvester
Re: eating rabbit for first time (question)

rabbit is one of the staples of my families diet, the liver you found, the two other round objects are the kidneys. you can also throw in the heart.
the liver is very mild and nice, for liver. the...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 04-23-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By harvester
Just checking in....

Just thought id check in with everyone. I have been pretty busy lately but got tons done! My brother in law has arrived as of last week and so far we have completed the fencing in of the barnyard...
Forum: Frugal Living 04-10-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,766
Posted By harvester
Re: Vent

see, this is why i insist on having a fenced property line. When we moved here there were nighbor dogs running everywhere. This property had been empty for roughly 5 months and the dogs knew it, they...
Forum: Animals 04-10-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By harvester
Re: Incubator Question

I just picked up a little giant foam incubator for 47$ at murdochs. its had 2 doz eggs in it now for about a week. So far so good, i candled a few yesterday and they are viable and doing well. I dont...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 04-08-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,888
Posted By harvester
Re: 1 week old calf w/ tongue problem

sounds like a stroke. bucket feeding is what i would try. If that doesnt work then you could tube feed him. If you want to invest more into him you could have a vet put in a permanent feeding tube.
Forum: Homesteading 04-06-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,865
Posted By harvester
Re: How much land do you need?

Well im in montana and i know it takes roughly 4 cord a year just on heating. We always bought our wood or went out and harvested it ourselves. We got very little firewood off of our property as we...
Forum: Animals 04-06-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,163
Posted By harvester
Re: Peafowl Eggs

an egg is only worth $5 if there is a market for it in your area. otherwise its worth the same as a chicken egg..I say, if you have surpluss, eat em.
Forum: Animals 04-06-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By harvester
Re: wild birds with solmanila

Isnt salmonella spread through direct contact. Like your chickens would have to peck at the dead bird, or infected birds poo?
Im not sure there is any way to fully protect your birds from salmonella...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 04-06-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By harvester
Re: chicks that look like perm gone bad

the first ones sound like frizzle or frizzle crosses. do they also have feathers down their legs? many breeds have a white body with darker wings.

the second ones sound just like some sort of...
Forum: Animals 04-05-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,163
Posted By harvester
Re: Peafowl Eggs

You can eat the eggs of anything.
Forum: Frugal Living 04-04-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,319
Posted By harvester
Re: Anyone else notice the rapidly increasing pric

Cabbage here is roughly 1.50 a head
Yellow squash is about .65 a lb
Cauliflower is 1.29 a lb
shrively grapes are 4.50 a lb
shredded cheese is about 16.00 for a 5lb bag
coke etc is 3.50 a case...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 04-04-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,799
Posted By harvester
Re: Can hens crow?

Yea, i dont turn down free either, but i got no problem eating an austrolorp. Ill eat just about anything that doesnt eat me first.
My neighbors learned about austrolorps the hard way, i tried to...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 04-04-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By harvester
Re: Starting walnut trees from seeds.

yea, and how long before they sprout?
Forum: Livestock/Horses 04-03-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By harvester
Re: New chicks

Last year was famine for birds, this year is feast, i am getting over run by them. I could easily have a few hundred birds right now if I allowed the murcochs guy to have his way..lol.
I have a...
Forum: History 04-03-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,775
Posted By harvester
Re: If you could live in any time in history

In the beginning of the settling of america. I can see myself with a passel of children boiling clothes on an outdoor fire just infront of my cabin, while DH and the older children are out working to...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 04-03-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By harvester
Re: Starting walnut trees from seeds.

I do know that black walnuts are very good to eat, extremely sweet tasting. Ive eaten my fair share of them as a kid.
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 04-03-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By harvester
Re: Starting walnut trees from seeds.

what do you do? just plant a walnut? or do walnut trees come with other seeds?
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 04-03-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By harvester
Re: Apple tree looking a little sick...

this could be normal if the tree is older. Its common for older trees to peel bark a little. However it could also mean a fungus or pest has taken up hiding in the tree. It wouldnt hurt to spray it...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 04-03-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By harvester
New chicks

Im so excited, I went to murdochs for some feed and glanced through their chicks again, (even after DH said dont even think about it before i left home..lol) and i saw they had bantam golden brahmas....
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 04-02-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,423
Posted By harvester
Re: PETA ????

[quote author=Wyobuckaroo link=board=sel-hunting;num=1238439001;start=0#2 date=03/31/09 at 12:43:11

What in the world does it take to get people to see through stuff like this ?

Wyo[/quote]
...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 04-02-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,234
Posted By harvester
Re: How prepared are you?

what suprises me is the numbers of people that you can talk about this very subject to. You ask them if they are going to stock up this year, grow a garden, do you want a start in chickens,...
Forum: Medicinal Plants/Wild Edibles 04-02-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,449
Posted By harvester
Re: Growing Herbs indoors.....

hahahhahaa! seems someone could profit from that. like a weekly "u-pick" herb garden..ahhahahha
Forum: Philosophy 04-02-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,719
Posted By harvester
Forum: Philosophy 04-02-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,576
Posted By harvester
Re: All the killings happening~

well i think that kinda speaks for its self huh? Mom couldnt have postponed the b-day untill a weekend when she didnt work? And who is doing the raising of these children? mom or the 23 yr old? How...
Forum: Humor 04-02-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By harvester
Re: Can you guess what the topic is?

Well my mind went strait to the gutter! :-X

im assuming the first picture shes discussing her husbands current condition

the second what he used to be before presidency

hahasnork!!
Forum: Livestock/Horses 04-02-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,654
Posted By harvester
Re: New chick purchasing requirements at retail ch

im absolutely apalled by this. My lord, are they going to start keeping track of the loaves of bread you buy too? Honestly i would seriously look into the state laws for this and make sure its not...
Forum: Animals 04-02-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,170
Posted By harvester
Re: Snow shoe rabbits

Well i was suprised by it too. but ive seen alot of them smashed on the roads and sure enough its white jacks.
Forum: Animals 04-02-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,108
Posted By harvester
Re: Wascaly Wabbits

No i think it would actually be best if you took your sick joking to another website. Obviously you arent taking anything that is said here seriously.
The best thing you could have done before...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 04-02-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By harvester
Re: Finally got a buck!!!!

Awesome! its hard to find good rabbits in my area too. What kind is he?
Forum: Self-reliance 04-01-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,860
Posted By harvester
Forum: Animals 04-01-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,108
Posted By harvester
Re: Wascaly Wabbits

again, uncool.

inapropriate as well.

I dont believe this is a place where people will take lightly to talk about promoting animal cruelty. I know i wont.
Also there is a place to talk about...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 04-01-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,234
Posted By harvester
Re: How prepared are you?

we are putting in an old hand pump for our well this year.
we are also going to see about going with wind power as we believe that in the super nasty shtf solar power would be worthless.
I truly...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 04-01-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By harvester
Re: Wide Raised Beds and Planter Boxes

where i used to live we had clay soil, we were able to rehabilitate it with tons of mulch tilled in, and i do mean tons. We did the raised bed thing too. then at the end of the year we just lifted...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 04-01-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By harvester
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 04-01-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By harvester
Forum: Medicinal Plants/Wild Edibles 04-01-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,449
Posted By harvester
Re: Growing Herbs indoors.....

just in case the plants get out of controll.
can never be too prepared ya know.. ;D
Forum: Animals 04-01-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,108
Posted By harvester
Forum: Livestock/Horses 04-01-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,773
Posted By harvester
Re: Bad rooster!

Ive got a hen with an attitude developing now. she was ok but shes gotten too brave lately and this morning jumped right up on my back just a flapping and a peckin for all she was worth.
If i cant...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 04-01-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By harvester
Re: Growing large leaf plants like cantalopes

well thats the beauty of tires, they are so mobile. And i do like to move them around alot. Ive never had problems with the soil going bad. seems wherever ive had a tire setting the grass goes nuts...
Forum: Homesteading 04-01-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,563
Posted By harvester
Re: March on the homestead

Ive got a few seeds started in the windows, they have sprouted and are doing good.
We got more snow last nite but it didnt stick, temps are still low but the frost in the ground is breaking up now....
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 03-31-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,632
Posted By harvester
Re: What's the unemployment rate in your state.

the link is a 2 year old. the current unemployment for montana is now 6%.
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 03-31-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By harvester
Re: Growing large leaf plants like cantalopes

I just grow mine in tires. with my small acreage it helps. I can put them anywhere. and with growing them in tires they will grow three times as fast.
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 03-31-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By harvester
Re: garden pests

I use a dog. I keep one dog to patroll the general property, one to stay with the horses and one to stay in the barnyard. this pretty much surrounds my garden with dogs. All of my dogs are predator...
Forum: Frugal Living 03-31-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,096
Posted By harvester
Re: 500$ a month in foodstamps not enough?

business

busi-ness
i do the same thing and invert the i and the s
Forum: Animals 03-31-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,170
Posted By harvester
Re: Snow shoe rabbits

same here with our snowshoes and the jackrabbits are still white too.
Forum: Animals 03-31-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,108
Posted By harvester
Re: Wascaly Wabbits

step two, make hossenfeffer
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-31-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By harvester
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 03-31-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,781
Posted By harvester
Re: (pictures) Starting Garden Early

Oh how i wish i could do that, but the wind here simply wouldnt allow it. I lost a chicken pen last year, its somewhere across the road in the field. wind picked it right up and flew off with it. lol
Forum: Medicinal Plants/Wild Edibles 03-27-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,234
Posted By harvester
Re: places to harvest

high desert here, nothing much to pick but dead grass and tumbleweeds...hahahhaa..

in the mountains tho where i used to live, along rivers and creeks grew tons of edible and medicinal herbs and...
Forum: Medicinal Plants/Wild Edibles 03-27-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,449
Posted By harvester
Re: Growing Herbs indoors.....

omg that sounds good! i didnt think of the kabob ones and i love kabobs!
I got my micromini tomatos yesterday and promptly planted those for indoor growing.
now im gonna have to find some pearl...
Forum: Hands-on 03-27-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,075
Posted By harvester
Re: Help with older mobile home/trailer

when we had our trailor we just tore out the furnace, sealed up the holes in the floor. and put in a wood stove..lol
sometimes you gotta say "scr#* it!"
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 03-27-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By harvester
Re: Cinder Blocks

I use them to surround my strawberry bed, If i dont cover them with stone then i plant more strawberries in the holes. those strawberries are the first ones to green up in the spring. the cinder...
Forum: Food 03-27-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By harvester
Re: Who ever heard of such a thing? *

sounds yummy! :o
but it also sounds like a heart attack on a cracker. :(
its a mean joke to mankind that the tastiest things are so incredibly bad for you.
Forum: Self-reliance 03-26-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 31,511
Posted By harvester
Re: How old are you?

hehehehe, how old am i? aint u cute? ;)

grew up with preparedness, spent my lifetime educating myself and others on old time living. ya know, how it was done back in the good ole days before all...
Forum: Medicinal Plants/Wild Edibles 03-26-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,449
Posted By harvester
Re: Growing Herbs indoors.....

Soon i will be adding much more to my indoor gardening. I have bought some mini bell pepper seeds that grow peppers about 1 1/2 inches across, thought these would be great for stuffing and broiling....
Forum: Recipes 03-26-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By harvester
Re: Yogurt Recipe Needed

btw its called Mansaaf and there are alot of variations of it that you can find online.
Forum: Recipes 03-26-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By harvester
Re: Yogurt Recipe Needed

ok here goes..lol..its soo good!
its not a real recipe i guess..just how i do it.

take a large chunk of goat, however much it takes to feed your family. (when i butcher goats i only piece them up...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 03-26-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By harvester
Re: Burgess..a good one

ive used burgess and burpee faithfully for 30 years.
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-26-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,795
Posted By harvester
Re: Scottish Highland Cattle

lol it does doesnt it? :D
Forum: Frugal Living 03-26-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,670
Posted By harvester
Re: When Older is Better (and Cheaper)

same holds true with over complicating the simple things.
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-25-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,795
Posted By harvester
Re: Scottish Highland Cattle

I much agree!
and hearing your out of the norm animal stories..lol..made me think of a few i had.
a horse that refused to be ridden by anyone but a turkey. she would push the turkey off of the...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-25-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,795
Posted By harvester
Re: Scottish Highland Cattle

yes you can pretty much. knowing that goats milk will produce a softer cheese than cows milk will. yogurt will be much looser etc..but you can do anything with it you can do with cows milk.
with it...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-25-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,795
Posted By harvester
Re: Scottish Highland Cattle

My apologies to crmemory. your thread is about cattle and soforth, not about who knows more than who..back on topic.
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-25-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,799
Posted By harvester
Re: Can hens crow?

Ive eaten many duck eggs and only noticed that they are very large, somewhat rubbery, richer tasting chicken eggs.
you can eat any egg wether that is from a bird or a turtle or marsupial. none of...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-25-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By harvester
Re: Heritage Animals

oh i absolutely agree. Im just saying that there is much more to heritage breeds than meets the eye. and yes you have to make very sure you are getting heritage animals from heritage breeders who got...
Forum: Recipes 03-25-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By harvester
Re: Yogurt Recipe Needed

oooo then you will need my mansaf recipe! goat and rice with a yogurt sauce! I have it about once a week or so!
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-24-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By harvester
Re: Heritage Animals

selection is the breed with heritage animals tho.

These animals were bred for their qualities that have made them last this long. they were bred very selectively and therefore created a breed out...
Forum: Pets 03-24-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By harvester
Re: Help - Cats using the furniture as a potty

most likely one of the kittens had an accident or possibly tried out his marking skills on your couch..now they all have to join in as it now smells like the litter box.
even tho you may put on...
Forum: Recipes 03-24-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By harvester
Re: Yogurt Recipe Needed

Oh yea, since you are new to yogurt heres another little trick..heheh, you will like this one..
after your yogurt is all nice and set up, put it in the frige over nite to further stiffen.
Line a...
Forum: Recipes 03-24-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By harvester
Re: Yogurt Recipe Needed

I wish i could get mine to eat more! I can sneak it by my ds if im sure it comes out nice and stiff like storebought by adding the powdered milk to it (goats milk) and them flavoring it with pie...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-24-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,795
Posted By harvester
Re: Scottish Highland Cattle

i guess it depends on your taste buds. I cant stand a heavy milk anymore than i can stand to drink a glass of cream. its disgusting and sticks, ikity poo!!
cream harbors the heaviest flavors,...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-24-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By harvester
Re: One feed for all chicks, layers and ducks?

Please ask your feed supplier about feeding medicated feed to waterfowl. Most medicated feed will build up in waterfowl and they dont get rid of the extra causing poisoning. They cant process it the...
Forum: Breads & Grains 03-24-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By harvester
Re: Best pan type for bread baking

wow, you all know more about bread baking than i do. Ive been making bread once a week, (sometimes on the weekends when we are expecting company and extra mouths to feed) since I was about 14.
I...
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 03-24-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,950
Posted By harvester
Re: If you could do any kind of work, what would i

couldnt you also set up at like, football games, baseball games, hockey games etc??
One thing i always missed at our local livestock jr fair was a place to eat...oh sure you had the kids selling pop...
Forum: Animals 03-24-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,986
Posted By harvester
Re: Beekeeping

oh i hadnt thought of that.
Yep if we decide to go ahead and get into this next year then ill talk to that local guy.
this year we have far too much on our plate to mess with them.
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-24-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,799
Posted By harvester
Re: Can hens crow?

i HATE austrolorps!
love my speckled sussex tho!
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-24-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By harvester
Re: One feed for all chicks, layers and ducks?

I dont feed commercial feed to anything except a little cob to the goats when they are milking. I dont consider a mixture of natural grains commercial tho. processed chicken layer feed or chick...
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 03-24-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,950
Posted By harvester
Re: If you could do any kind of work, what would i

Animal control officer in south africa. Sweet!!
Forum: Recipes 03-23-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By harvester
Re: Yogurt Recipe Needed

your welcome. later in the summer you wont have to use anyother heat source. just the warmth inside your house will do fine.
Forum: Breads & Grains 03-23-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By harvester
Re: Old & New Breadmaking Methods

THATS what my grandmother was doing! OMG! she was doing the sponge method with her bread recipe! Ya know i never really thought much of it when i watched her as a kid. I always thought she just got...
Forum: Animals 03-23-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,986
Posted By harvester
Re: Beekeeping

i am concerned on what they will feed on. like i said in one of my posts, maybe not this blog, but we basically have desert conditions with alot of sagebrush. Ive only seen one honey guy here and he...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-23-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By harvester
Re: Heritage Animals

That is the same thing ive found out with the, as well as being very disease resistant and much more hardier.
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 03-23-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By harvester
Re: How to get seeds

This is something ive never done either, ive always bought my seeds from companys or from individuals. Id like to know how to do it too.
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-20-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,795
Posted By harvester
Re: Scottish Highland Cattle

just a thougt that hit me as i read this, are you sure you wont get too attatched to a dexter to butcher it? you sound really smitten with them.
being an avid goat raiser, i had a small commercial...
Forum: Self-reliance 03-20-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,860
Posted By harvester
Re: Criminalizing backyard gardening and livestock

well heres a bit of a "stupid" news for ya. As for what my state ag director said, "Most of these things are merely online scare tactics on political blogs and chat rooms". hmmmm, funny, i didnt tell...
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 03-20-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By harvester
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-20-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,795
Posted By harvester
Re: Scottish Highland Cattle

ok so im confused. why do you want a cow when you have milk goats?

with my place being small ive decided to go with goats and no cows. one goat produces 2 gallons of milk daily and eats 1/4 of...
Forum: Animals 03-20-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,986
Posted By harvester
Re: Beekeeping

great info, tks.
i have found one home that is selling honey here so far. i suppose i should go talk to that guy before i get started. we have so much on our plate this year that it would be next...
Forum: Self-reliance 03-20-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,860
Posted By harvester
Re: Criminalizing backyard gardening and livestock

i really think you need to get a grip and be a bit more civil.
ofcourse this bill has holes in it, ofcourse people are upset and worried about it. but going off the handle at peoples opinions is...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-19-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By harvester
Re: recent rush on poultry and seeds

Shhhhh!! our little secret! ;)
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 03-19-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By harvester
Forum: Self-reliance 03-19-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,860
Posted By harvester
Re: Criminalizing backyard gardening and livestock

please see my post in freedom rights called
"HR 875 explained, maybe."
Forum: Plants 03-19-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,558
Posted By harvester
Re: Have you seen this nasty weed? (Giant Hogweed)

nothing a teaspoon of gasoline cant cure.
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-19-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,795
Posted By harvester
Re: Scottish Highland Cattle

well this is a big thing tho. when you are getting new additions to your homestead or farm, be sure its ones that you like. it will make a big difference.
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