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Farm Name: HOWELL

Year Farm Established: 2010

Years I’ve been farming: 4 years

Animals I raise: NONE YET BUT SPRING I WANT TO GET CHICKENS, MILK GOATS

Crops I grow: GARDEN VEGGIES

Farm Motto: WHY DO WE NEED MORE THAN ENOUGH?


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  Hello
We are also considering what we will plant this spring. How to rotate and new crops to try. I canned and froze a lot of peppers in 2010, so we will reduce the number of peppers.
Happy New Year from NC!

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01/02/2011 04:06.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi! Happy New Year!
Think spring!

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01/01/2011 11:32.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
It was good to hear from you! As far as your bats go, about the only thing I can think of is the bat houses, and that's if you can convince them to move in. We haven't had a big problem with them roosting so far -- we do like to watch them in the evenings darting around. I'll check with a couple of people here and see what they think! As far as the goats go, I'm thinking Pygora -- a cross between the Angora and Pygmy. From what I've read, they are a good source of fiber. Ayn, my neighbor has Nigerians and Nubians for her milk, and she agrees that you want no less than three. Me? I'm thinking between 3 and 5, depending on the amount of fiber that can be sheared. The same will go for my sheep. Now, as for the Angora rabbits, I'm thinking maybe five to seven. I really need to talk to a breeder before I make a firm decision though! Have you decided what type of chicken you want yet? We have a menagerie, but mostly large brown egg layers. Our egg sales help to contribute to the bottom line, and right now we're averaging between 50 and 75 dozen a month in sales. I'm just wondering though, if our production will continue through the winter. We do have a light in the coop, but they still always seem to slow down in colder weather. Keep us posted on the progress on your farm. I love to hear about how others are doing, and how they're doing it!

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12/06/2010 10:46.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Wow!
That must be a lot of bats! Do you have barn cats? I know they can't catch many, but they could make life so miserable-they might move? Our county has an Animal Control officer, you can call for problem racoons, skunks, and such. Good Luck!

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12/06/2010 07:22.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Bunnies and Bats
We raise small, fancy breeds - Holland Lops and Netherland Dwarfs. They are primarily for showings, and was also make some available as pets. My kids have shown rabbits for about 10 years. For meat, I would recommend Florida Whites or Californians. You may want to check out www.ARBA.net - it has links to breed clubs, where you can learn more about specific breeds.
Sorry I can't offer any first-hand information on bats, except that I have heard that bat houses work well. Now, if I could figure out how to get my guinea fowl out of the barn, I'd be doing well!

Come visit me, Bentwillow Bunnies & Pittsboro Peafowl.

12/06/2010 06:54.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome!
What a perfect motto! It's the way we try to live, too. Good luck with 'growing' your farm. You'll love your chickens. I don't have goats yet, but when I do get them, I want fiber, instead of milk. My neighbor raises the milkers, and we'll be trading 'commodities' when the time comes!

Come visit me, The Farm Wife & Paradise Plantation.

12/04/2010 07:44.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome!
Love your pics. Have fun growing your garden!

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11/30/2010 01:47.34 PM Report This Comment  
  hi
welcome

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11/30/2010 06:21.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning
Good luck on your farm!

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11/30/2010 05:56.16 AM Report This Comment  

 



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