Pasture Brix

July 28, 2010

The threshold of 12° Bx marks the point when insects stop eating the plants. The theory goes that if an aphid or caterpillar eats sap sweeter than that, it ferments into alcohol and kills the bug.

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Maureen the cow has joined the milking routine

July 21, 2010

We have a once-a-day milking routine at our place. The kid goats and the now the calf get penned up at night and are given back to their moms after milking is finished in the morning. The little bit of milk production we lose is made up for with the health of the young animals, and the easier chore routine.

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Holistic Sustainable Agriculture from the Soil Up

July 3, 2010

There were 27 people who came out and joined us for Dr Dettloff’s presentation Saturday. I will type up the notes about local resources which we compiled throughout the day, and distribute them to those who joined us.

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Our milking routine

June 3, 2010
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Here is a quick roundup of how our milking routine works. Kathy has gone through several different routines, and this one is working well for us.

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