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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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How to Get Rid of Garden Pests

There’s no such thing as a “pest-free” garden, no matter what people do to keep pests away. Even the healthiest gardens get pests, but too many of them can cause extensive damage and negatively affect your harvest. Maintaining a healthy garden means, in part, identifying the most destructive bugs while also learning about earth-friendly methods … Continued

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Winter Greens

There’s nothing like the taste of fresh greens in your favorite salad but, unfortunately, with winter here, you may be thinking that access to fresh garden vegetables during the winter is limited. Think again. One of the best-kept secrets is that you can grow vegetables year-round, even in colder climates. That includes greens such as … Continued

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Growing an Indoor Tea Garden (and Brewing Tea)

The health benefits of tea have been much-publicized in recent years, and with good reason. No matter how you prefer it – black, green, white – tea is packed with nutrients and antioxidants and even provides a small boost of caffeine. herbal-tea-herbs-tee-mint-159203.jpg But tea is hardly a new trend. People have been cultivating and brewing … Continued

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Local Producer Series: Tománek Farms

Tománek Farms is no stranger to the game. Starting in 1921, the family has been farming on the same land in Gilliand, Texas. Though they began with wheat and cotton, the family has made a recent shift in their production. We got the chance to have a conversation with Sara Tománek, daughter of Joe Tománek, … Continued

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Adventures in Container Gardening

Hello Locavores! I thought it was about time to introduce myself – I’m Erin and I’ve been working behind the scenes here at Local Llano for about a year now. I hope to meet many of you at our local farmers markets this summer! I’m a busy person. I work full-time and I’m also a … Continued

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DIY Gardening: Herbs

In the past Local Llano has detailed several recipes sure to impress even the pickiest of food critics with ingredients from our very own local producers. In this new blog series, DIY Gardening, Local Llano shares how easy it is to grow your own food. Start small with Local Llano in this installment as we … Continued

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