Newbie needs help
booldawgs at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 17 11:34:18 EDT 2002
Your letter gave me a smile. We are in the process of moving from the S CA
desert to 53 acres in SW Oregon. We will have to compare notes in our
adventures. I buy bermuda hay here to feed my animals and it sprouts up
everywhere I try to grow flowers or? Try smothering in out with black
plastic when it is really hot weather. Tilling it just spreads it for us.
I really hope I don't take it with me in the animals stomachs. It will be
awhile before we are market gardening/farming too. I am feeling overwhelmed
but excited. Good luck
> Our family recently moved from California to Oklahoma in search of a farm.
> We didn't get the hundred acres that I dreamed about, but we have a
> wonderful 46 acre place. The land is all neglected woods or natural
> with loads of burmuda grass. In CA that was a weed, but here it is touted
> great pasture grass. I still think it is a weed. :-)
> Because this is our first year I have no idea if we will learn enough to
> to market (or if we'll even have enough success to have things to sell),
> we're sure trying. We will be grazing our 25 egg chickens using a mobile
> coop and if that works we'll add more hens later. I let them run for a
> while, but the neighbor's dog got a bunch of them so now we're building an
> eggmobile. In the meantime, the chicks are living in a pup tent
> with chicken wire. (Only we dumb city folk would put chickens in a tent.
> LOL ) We're planting primarily strawberries, asparagus, roma tomatoes,
> peppers, sweet peppers, corn, and beans. Also a few artichokes. The
> may have to wait -- I'm feeling very overwhelmed right now.
> Sandra Deidloff
> Rancho El Shadday
> Meeker, OK
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