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Discussion in 'New Sufficient Self Member Introductions' started by Myrth, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Jun 18, 2018
    Myrth

    Myrth Power Conserver

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    Thanks, all, for the welcome!

    We raise a lot of fruits, cherries, apples, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, mulberries, rose hips, elderberries, etc.

    My veggie gardening is moving to raised beds - easier on me. I focus on greens, herbs, beans, tomatoes and squashes, primarily. Also potatoes. I used to raise a lot of corn but haven't planted any in several years. I will probably plant it again next year on a smaller scale. Some years I raise sweet potatoes also. Didn't this year.

    I also love flowers - we have lots of those too. I say they are for the bees, and they are - I have something in bloom for the pollinators all through the growing season. If you keep the bees fed and healthy, they will keep you fed. But the flowers also feed my spirit.

    I garden organically. I compost all manure and feed the plants with that.
     
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    Welcome from WV! :welcome I love flowers too and love to see happy bees and butterflies working them....makes me feel good to have fed them.

    What kind and how many chickens to you raise? For meat/eggs or both? Can't wait to see pics of your homestead!
     
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    Myrth

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    @Beekissed - Had to start over with chickens due to a predator disaster. :(

    We re-worked the chicken home, and hopefully it is safe now. I got buff Orpingtons this time around - had some years ago and loved them. We keep chickens mostly for eggs. They are 5 weeks old, so we are a long way from eggs.
     
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    sumi Sustainability Master Administrator

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    Gosh, sorry to hear about the predator issue. They can devastate a flock. Been thereā€¦ :hugs

    Your garden sounds lovely and I'm with you on the flowers. They are so lovely to have around and attract bees and butterflies, so what's not to love? :) I only planted a few things this year as it's my first summer on this property and I moved in to a hot mess of a backyard, but I made time and beds for roses, sunflowers and sweet peas.
     
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    BarredBuff

    BarredBuff El Presidente de Pollo

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    I love flowers in my garden too. Just picked up some Zinnias and Marigolds to plant in my vegetables.

    Good luck with the Orpingtons! I plan on buying some of those next spring.
     
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