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Judy Tobar replied to David Schwinghamer's discussion Local Phoenix books in Book Club
"Here are a few:
The Garden Guy -by Dave Owens
Extreme Gardening -also by Dave Owens
Edible Landscaping in the Desert Southwest -by The Herb Lady
Arizona Gardener's Guide -by Mary Irish
Cooking the Wild Southwest -by Carolyne Niethammer
I've seen…"
Sep 3, 2012
Judy Tobar replied to Carmel Bartek's discussion Which chickens are best in Maricopa County? in Micro Livestock
"I'm not sure which are the best, but I can tell you from experience that the high crested breeds like the Polish chickens have a terrible time in the heat so you may want to avoid them, even though they are beautiful birds. "
Jul 16, 2012
Judy Tobar replied to Erica (Dawnfire)'s discussion Treadle feeder nightmare in Micro Livestock
"Wild Birds Unlimited sells freeze dried meal worms, which I find more convenient and the chickies seem to love them just as much, or you should be able to find live ones at most pet stores (petco, petsmart..) or bait shops, or places that sell…"
May 7, 2012
Judy Tobar replied to Erica (Dawnfire)'s discussion Treadle feeder nightmare in Micro Livestock
"Mine were terrified at first too.  They would run half way across the yard when it came down, but then over time they ran away less and less and eventually they got used to it and now they all use it.  (I have 4 hens)  I think it took them about a…"
May 6, 2012
Judy Tobar replied to Jane Doyle's discussion Phoenix Magazine would like to talk to East Side Urban Chicken Owners in Micro Livestock
"I hope they find some people to interview--it will be a great subject for an article.  I'm afraid to volunteer, since technically my chickens are illegal, plus there may be a few other code violations in my yard that I'd rather not expose! …"
May 26, 2011
Judy Tobar replied to Becky's discussion Backyard chickens Youtube Video in Micro Livestock
"OMG this is great!!  I love it!!  :-)"
Apr 25, 2011
Judy Tobar replied to Jeanette's discussion Chicken swimming in Micro Livestock
"I had that happen twice, both times it was with a new hen that was being pecked by the top hen and in her hurry to get away ran into the pool by accident, but got out without too much trouble with a bunch of wing flapping.  Anyway, they seem to know…"
Feb 25, 2011
Judy Tobar replied to Roxanne F's discussion Chickens & house insurance in Micro Livestock
"Do they actually ask if you have chickens? I don't think I've ever been asked that by an insurance agent."
Nov 18, 2010
Judy Tobar replied to Evelyn Navarro's discussion 5 unexplained dead chickens in one morning! in Micro Livestock
"I am so sorry this happened to you. I am wondering if it could be that their drinking water was too cold. I know that seems weird in this heat, when colder is generally better, but I was reading recently that you shouldn't give ice water to dogs in…"
Jul 18, 2010
Judy Tobar replied to Mel's discussion Best Chicken Coop in Micro Livestock
"LOVE the recycled car coop!! Here's a link to my personal favorite:
Not mine, but just something I came across while looking for coop designs!!
Mar 7, 2010
Judy Tobar left a comment for Rude Nun
"Yeah, I've been doing some knitting. I like making hats because they're fast and easy and portable. I've even taken projects to the movies to work on if it's not a complicated pattern so I can work in the dark! That's great that you can sew. I've…"
Jan 18, 2010
Judy Tobar left a comment for Rude Nun
"LOL-that's right......I was making the dogs sweaters for Christmas. Are you still knitting? Didn't you make jewelry too?"
Jan 13, 2010
Judy Tobar left a comment for Diann Peart
"Hi Diann! I'm so glad you like the chicken earrings. :-)) And a little jealous that they got to go to France. They are better traveled than I am-LOL!! Have a great 2010.
Jan 6, 2010
Judy Tobar left a comment for Diann Peart
"Hi Diann! Thanks so much for the tour of your beautiful garden this past weekend. I got so many new ideas for my own yard! And your chickens are adorable. :-) I'll be putting a little Christmas surprise in the mail to you tomorrow. Have a wonderful…"
Dec 7, 2009