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Something is pooping on the porch.......

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Wednesday July 21, 2010   -   By Terry

The farmhouse has big wide wrap-around porches which are great for sleeping dogs, porch swings, and the occasional break from gardening.  To hide the empty space between the ground and the bottom of the porch, last year I planted native coral...

There's a Reason for Bugs

Blog: Mott Family Farm   -   Friday July 16, 2010   -   By Shelley

Weeds and pests in organic farming have been more than simple foes--they have also shown us a complexity to the symbiotic nature of growing things that we did not know existed. Take weeds, for instance. In California, we had less weed pressure in the summer...

Unknown "Wild Thing" in the greenhouse

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Wednesday March 17, 2010   -   By Terry

Okay, so I went out to the greenhouse yesterday morning to check on all the "babies" and noticed a few nibbles on the Chinese cabbage plants with a telltale "slimy trail" in the flat, so here I went on slug patrol. Every pot,...

Gardening For Butterflies - And Other Pollinators,...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Saturday January 09, 2010   -   By Karen

A butterfly garden is a designed to attract and encourage butterflies. Flowers provide food that adult butterflies need in the form of nectar. Host plants provide the food source needed by caterpillars. A rule of thumb is, the greater the variety of...

Chickens for Insect Control

Blog: Twin Creeks Farms- Wesley Stephens and Bethany Stephens   -   Wednesday February 18, 2009   -   By Wesley and Bethany

Here in southeastern NC, flies on cattle can be a problem in the hot, humid summer. We were reluctant to use pesticides on our cattle, so we found an effective alternative. We free-range roosters with our cattle and they do an excellent job of keeping flies...


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