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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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Fairy Gardens

Fairy gardens are a charming option for gardening enthusiasts and provide an enchanting, imaginative look in almost every setting. Photo credit: Enchanting Whims Specifically, fairy gardens are miniature landscapes created with small-scale plants and accessories. Depending on the size of your area, fairy gardens can be as big or as small as you choose. You … Continued

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Spring for your Garden

The cold weather may just be hitting us, but there’s no better time than to start planning for beautiful spring weather. Our favorite part about the springtime is the fresh air and the step back into gardening!   It’s time to plan the day when you get to dig into that soil and plant the … 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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