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Zephr Robin

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I love this little birds as well. If reincarnation was a recycling of spirits and not just a recycling of energy I'd love to become a little bird. In my garden I've had success. I went to my native nursery and brought home an Atriplex lentiformis, or quail bush. I don't put out seed except in my traps for predators (house cats are not welcome). Instead of a bowl, plant a native bush, something lovely that provides shelter, food, and nesting to your little bird friend. Lay out mulch to attract bugs so that the birds can forage naturally for their absolute favorite foods. It worked for me.
Have you seen the anger and hatred for goose poo on the internet? Entire cleaning services devoted to the process. Some articles claiming goose poo is the Crux of the end of the world! I'm really hoping for some tactics for easin into acceptance for my conservative Republican boonies farming family. Someday I hope to show them the wonders of permaculture, biodiversity, and integrated management, among so many other green practices. Maybe goose lawn mowers will be the first step into opening their eyes to new ways! These folks grow over a 1000 acres of rice. If you help me find reason and method we'll be taking steps to influence large scale agriculture! What a dreamer... Sheesh.
11 months ago
Greetings! How would you deal with the masses of slippery goop? I'm a lazy composter and would happily let the worms devour it in it's own time. If there is a critter that  could join the flock that enjoys goose poo? Or am I just trading in the weedeater for a poop rake?

Happily so if I can stop hearing complaints  about foxtail from my persnickity relatives. There is a dog breeder on site and if I don't need to be asked to hand pull weeds from fencelines ever again  I would be a happy camper. I've raised my fair share of poultry, though no geese. I was bystander to the raising of one abandoned wild gosling who only lived 6 months. I'm in the market for them because my family is obsessed with lawns. My fiance and I seem to be the only ones actively mulching the grass down. But our garden space is less than an acre in this sixty acre plot.

The family is huge into conventional agriculture, I'm not. I want to introduce this natural grass eater to free up everyone's time. It's ridiculous how much they mow. But I know the poop will disturb them. I welcome the poop! Lovely mashed up poop is going to be a treat to this lazy composter. But I am alone (with fiance) surrounded by weirdos who scrape Earth to lay down wood chips! AH! Let's all make life easier and delegate lawn mowing to a full time poop machine so we can do things like play with children and gather more mulch!

Ultimately I plan on creating a family unit that includes goats rabbits geese quail and a big fluffy guardian dog. Rabbits may eat poo... But only their own. Also. Chickens are dumb and loud and annoying and destructive. Raised them since I was little. I'm over it. Suggestions?
11 months ago
My step father raised a goose once. Seems there is a direct correlation between how much one holds the goose and how much they like you. Beep Beep loved us all dearly. But he was also raised in a bathrobe pocket and slept on Frank's chest at night. And then died of a broken heart when we kicked him out of the house to the coop. You're probably busy with chores, but maybe try carrying around the geese like footballs?
11 months ago
Now I've not owned geese, but I'm gearing up for it so I've been researching. Geese eat grass. No bugs, no corn, no sounds, no fish meal. Straight and simple vegetarians. They won't even harass your vegetable garden. I've read that the ground up chicken meal can be downright impossible for them to choke down. Their mouths are specifically formed to eat grass, not powder. Try providing a medley of grasses and see if that helps?
11 months ago
Greetings!

My quest is to find a quality freezer brand and model. One of my challenges is to locate a freezer that is not indicated under California's Proposition 69 which indicates some such product contains chemicals known to cause cancer and all sorts of maladies. What's the point of investing into something toxic. I'm hoping some like minded permie has had these thoughts before and did some legwork in research. That's the power of community right? Even just being pointed in the right direction would be helpful. Some other specifications I'm wanting out of this is chest, fairly shallow, and large. I'm excited to figure this out since freezing is such an effective preservation method.
1 year ago