Julie Carney wrote:
Being only a permie newbie, I'd say there's no plce for gophers in permaculture, but I guess a lot of the expert permies love them..... Maybe they don't have as many as we do!
wayne stephen wrote:Uses for Horses ? After oil prices skyrocket they will be invaluable as transportation locally . Have one on hand . As part of a grazing plan , they can graze along with goats in a paddock , easier to keep fenced than cattle . Farm income - our $ 3000 fillie will be worth at least $ 10,000 after completing her training . By the way I can't say enough about Parelli trainng - Want a relationship with a horse try it. You could train horse for others , while they board and graze and you earn cash. Keeping kids on the farm - my 16 year old daughter said at dinner Thursday that she would not consider marrying an accountant " My man is going to be a farm boy ! " It wasn't slaughtering chickens that produced that statement - horses ! I have tasted mares milk cheese - fantastic ! If you can milk a mare I want to shake your hand - you could charge a hazardous duty fee for that value adding product . If we were more dependent on horses as we have been for millenia this would not be a question. I won't even touch upon our history of eating horseflesh - Oops I just did. Read the Lewis and Clark Diaries and this will at least seem patriotic. The domestic horse - like the dog - is certainly tied to us . How many other critters on the farm will perk up it's ears and wait for us to interact with them ?