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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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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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Building a Cold Frame

For many people living in the Llano Estacado region, winters are slightly shorter and warmer than other parts of the country. That’s good news for folks who want to extend their garden growing season, and an excellent way to do that is with a cold frame. Easy to construct and maintain, cold frames are a … Continued

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