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less work for me, free food for the birds, and better tasting fruit  RSS feed

 
Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
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It's muscadine time! Let the picking begin.

This year the poultry have kept the vines trimmed to about 3 feet off the ground; this helps prevent those pests that climb from the ground that would damage the plants. They have also kept a steady supply of fertilizer going to the area and.....I'm sure they will be on hand for any that I drop to the ground.

They have not been watered at all this year and the first couple that I tasted were very sweet - even the skins were sweet!

I'm liking this permaculture thing - less work and better tasting fruit.
 
Jordan Lowery
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Our ducks love the grapes as much as the chickens.

I like to go out and shake the vines that are over the paddocks, lots of bugs also fall off for the birds to eat.
 
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