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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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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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Greenhouse Gardening

This week Local Llano decided to do some digging. We looked into advantages that come from building and maintaining a backyard greenhouse. Greenhouses can extend the season and lifespan of your plants. It is true that you have to put money into building and maintaining a greenhouse over the colder winter months. However if you … Continued

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