Devon Olsen

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since Nov 28, 2011
Cackleberry Farm and Garden
Casper area
broilers and veggies
Central Wyoming -zone 4
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"It looks like nothing was found at this location,  maybe try a search?"
15 hours ago
Yes glad this one was resurrected, I forgot I wanted linden and it's cool to look at other people's wish lists too
2 months ago

Richard Presley wrote:Heard this on NPR about "fairy circles" in the desert: http://www.npr.org/2013/03/28/175369153/whats-behind-the-fairy-circles-that-dot-west-africa


Interesting how many different ideas tap into the same basic concept.



These remind me of grass rings around ant piles...
2 months ago
Anyone read this? Found it on a goodreads search of the term
  Check out this book on Goodreads: Bioaccumulation of Xenobiotic Compounds https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3477972-bioaccumulation-of-xenobiotic-compounds
2 months ago
Subbing so I can add this to my goodreads later
3 months ago

Ron Metz wrote:Bob and Devon, what are your average annual rainfall amounts?


sitting at about 12"-14" or so, the town of casper has an average of 14" next to the mountain but the farm about 30 mins north misses almost half of the storms that casper gets while occassionally getting storms that casper does not
3 months ago
I’m up in central Wyoming, been raising pastured poultry for a couple years and allowed horses access to the pasture for a few months last year, wouldn’t consider myself an expert by any definition of the word but can concur that long recovery times seem to be important, I have yet to see any grasses grow back well enough after grazing by layers, broilers or grazers to be grazed a second time in a season, though I hope to get there someday
4 months ago
it seems that the combination of the big wheel, and its center location as opposed to being placed at one end and the short legs are what create the height necessary for the fly in door, so perhaps changing these things may help to create the same conditions on the Rhodes' chickshaw...
4 months ago
following in hopes that we see more pics in this thread
i wonder if anyone has tried simple kelp meal as a supplement, similar to say, Salatin's beef operation( which also includes fertrell nutri balancer, but according to salatin thats more so for the birds health)
granted, sheep are not cattle , but perhaps that would prove sufficient?