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Eva Hotchkiss replied to kay wunderlich's discussion companion plants for asparagus in Soil Builders
"I've read in several sources that DILL goes well with asparagus: asparagus is a perennial so i don't think you want another perenial to compete with it's roots.  So I have Dill with my aspargus and so far so good.  They look similar but dill is…"
Feb 9, 2011
Eva Hotchkiss replied to Eva Hotchkiss's discussion Coyote Warning! Out in broad daylight in Micro Livestock
"They have tried to dig under the fence? Oh my...How do you have the chickens secured to prevent them from getting thru?"
Feb 3, 2011
Eva Hotchkiss posted a discussion in Micro Livestock
With this cold streak keep an eye out on your girls!!  We live near 32nd St and Shea and have never had an issue with coyotes for over 5 years.  I guess with this cold streak the rabbits and quail have bunkered down so the coyotes are getting…
Feb 3, 2011
Eva Hotchkiss posted a discussion in Micro Livestock
Does anyone know which feed stores in the phoenix area sell Guinea fowl?  I am looking for a pair.  Two females if someone has some?
Nov 15, 2010
Eva Hotchkiss posted a discussion in Micro Livestock
Good news for those living in north Phoenix:  Western Ranchman now carries organic lay pellets.  $22.30/40lbs   Here's their info:  The Western Ranchman16028 N 32nd StreetPhoenix Arizona 85032602-992-3410Hours Of OperationMonday-Saturday 8-6Sunday…
Jun 14, 2010
Eva Hotchkiss replied to Eva Hotchkiss's discussion Composting Brittle Bush? in Soil Builders
"Thanks guys! I love the PPG!"
May 26, 2010
Eva Hotchkiss posted a discussion in Soil Builders
I know brittle bush has some chemical on it's leaves that inhibits seeds from germinating around the plant.  I am wondering if this effect disappears when you compost brittle bush.  Has anyone attempted composting brittle bush? 
May 25, 2010
Eva Hotchkiss replied to QuebecGirl's discussion Looking for a composter in Soil Builders
"City of Phoenix sells these at their landfill transfer stations for $5"
May 10, 2010
Eva Hotchkiss replied to Eva Hotchkiss's discussion Organic Feed at Feed Lot in Micro Livestock
"I have a total of 6, but only two are the standard size. The rest are tiny, as you can see in the picture, but they are full grown. One bag lasts me about a month. We give them as many food scraps and restaurant leftovers (rice) as possible. They…"
Apr 13, 2010
Eva Hotchkiss posted a discussion in Micro Livestock
Just wanted to let everyone know that The Feed Lot carries ORGANIC CHICKEN FEED.   I paid $24.99 for a 50 lb bag.   And my girls seem to like it better!   Here's their info.   Well worth the trip if not in your neck of the woods: 2020 West Adobe…
Apr 13, 2010
Eva Hotchkiss replied to Kristine's discussion Super Loud Squawking Chickens and Huge Flocks of Birds!!! in Micro Livestock
"Thank yo for the great idea! I have the same exact same issue and have been in a quandry: Petsmart here i come!"
Jun 11, 2009
Eva Hotchkiss posted a discussion in Micro Livestock
Just wanted to let everyone know, so the word could be spread. If you live in Phoenix proper and your property is over 10,000 square feet you do not need to have permission from your neighbors. Of course you may NOT have roosters and must keep it…
Jun 5, 2009
Eva Hotchkiss replied to Augie Norgaard's discussion Composting material out of my pool skimmer? in Soil Builders
"No need to wash off...Why? And there is so many other things to throw in like: paper towels, old cotton socks! Anything that came from nature can go back to nature..And any chemicals if you can swim in are safe enough to go in the compost...They…"
Jun 5, 2009
Eva Hotchkiss left a comment for inspir8tion
"Welcome aboard! Your phot's are fabulous. My daughter and just started our first garden too....Watermelons are fun to watch grow!"
Jun 5, 2009
Eva Hotchkiss replied to Eva Hotchkiss's discussion City of phoenix: inspector in Micro Livestock
"Thanks to everyone for their POSITIVE energy: the inspector just called: Our lot is over 10,000 square feet so we DO NOT need permission from any of the neighbors! Shout Hooray: Imagine this: I am doing the Chicken Scratch Dance! Ya hoo!! Thanks...I…"
Jun 5, 2009
Eva Hotchkiss replied to Eva Hotchkiss's discussion City of phoenix: inspector in Micro Livestock
"Wow! This is very helpful information: I'm sure others will find this very helpful. Thank you so much for your concern. Gonna go do some virtual measuing!"
Jun 4, 2009
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