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A West Texas Farmer’s Guide to Keeping Poultry, Part I

By Justin Trammell (Canyon, TX)   African, American Buff and Toulouse Geese at Tir Bluen Farm   Over the past 6 years, I have kept just about every domestic poultry you can think of including: chickens (both production and heritage breeds), ducks, turkey, geese, and even guinea fowl. My methods of raising them have changed … Continued

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The Secret to Quality Garden Soil

This week, Local Llano gets our hands dirty to give you the best scoop on compost. Many home gardeners are not informed about the composting process, or the benefits composting can bring to your garden. Compost can help your soil retain nutrients, allow worms and other helpful microbial organisms thrive, staves off drought’s side effects … Continued

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