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raf evan replied to Carol Duffell's discussion Parasites in compost pile. in Micro Livestock
"there seems to be no outright parasites transmissible from chicken poop to humans. Salmonella, and maybe shigella, could be transmitted via chicken droppings, but these are bacteria-- they are not animals.
chicken poop on low-lying vegies could pose…"
May 6, 2015
raf evan replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion Cooking with Meyers Lemons? in Growing Gourmet
"rejoice  if your meyer lemon is sweet! 
problem could be solved by picking  immature meyer lemons for cooking, as they'd be more sour than sweet(but still totally edible).
this way you'd have the option of sour AND sweet growing in one lemon tree,…"
Feb 18, 2015
raf evan replied to Caren Malleck's discussion Poisonous Vine or Friend for Summer Heat in Micro Livestock
"seen many backyard farms in the tropics with jicama and chickens raised together without having to separate them.
only reason a chicken might want to eat jicama leaves(in large amounts) is if the chicken is starving and has nothing else to peck on."
Feb 12, 2015